There are so many interesting Lake Buena Vista getaways to discover

Magnolia Golf Course Vacation Resort
Enjoy the coolest 18-hole championship golf course which is located conveniently for you to use, right next to the hotel. go

Lakefront Hotel
Stay at the Disney Dolphin in the middle of the fun! go

Expect all sorts of Surprises
I can respect those great hotel tips, and the Grand Floridian is the best and most exclusive of the Disney Resorts. go

Hotels for all Ages
The location is so much better than our last stay at Courtyard Orlando Altamonte Springs up to the north. go

Cheap Hotels near Disney
It makes you smile when you pull into the parking lot and go right through the guard gate, because you have arrived. go

This is a Top Rated Giant Pool
Having the free boat transportation made it extra special. go

Busy and Modern Fun Resort
The lake-side Contemporary Resort has a white-sandy beach, lots of water sports, beach volleyball, tennis, and ferryboat rides. go

Poolside Cocktails at the Disney Pools
Yes, this system allows one to go to the park early or stay a bit late, when only the hotel guests have access to the theme park. go


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Searching for the Best Margarita Cocktail
The best way to stay cool is to stop at each of the showcases and get one of their specialty cocktails. go

French Food
Of course you see plenty of paris, and even get great views of the eiffel tower. go

Anandapur Rail Service
Try the Pollo tropical restaurant for fast food excellence and for cocktails my vote goes to howl at the moon restaurant. go

Main Lobby
All the extra amenities provide a lot of dollar value, plus the smiles with more things to do at your hotel. go

Inside Stuff
The weather's hot but we actually love it, but if you're doing lots of walking outside it's nice that you have these indoor attractions. go

Primeval Whirl
Dinoland has a tall skeleton of a Brachiosaurus that spans the OldenGate Bridge, which kids can climb. go

Speed Thrills
If they could get some of the NASCAR drivers to hang around there and do interviews, wow that have some real drawing power. go


Planning for your Trip

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If you coming down to Orlando Florida for a week or longer vacation, you're probably going to go through some of the same issues that we went through. I would start early, and do a lot of planning for your trip. Most people should take the time to get to know the opportunities when you stay on disney property, from the value resorts like Pop Century up to the fancy places like the Dolphin Resort. Once you have an idea of what those particular rental properties cost per night, then you have some a good comparison to work off of. Take a good look at everything that's near International Drive, the tourist area where the fun is. I would take a hard look at the vacation homes in the area but do it with extreme caution. When you're looking at a large hotel, you pretty much know by the brand name what kind of Cleanliness and overall expectation you should have. Individual homes are maintained by the homeowner themselves or perhaps they have a property management team. Look closely at the photos and videos of the property, especially the bathroom. There's nothing worse than renting a place and finding some mildew or stains in the bathroom. If you pick one of the Disney properties or for instance the Marriott Resort chain, you will be all smiles. A nice home experience is both Caribe Royale and Sheraton Vistana Villages, as both rent sweet 2-bedroom condominium-style units.

Mariana W.