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Holidays in Lake Buena Vista
Home to Walt Disney World Resort and a short drive from Universal Orlando®, you’re never far from the action in Lake Buena Vista. But that’s not all –you’ll also find. Rolling golf courses , pampering spas and an enticing array of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels, many of them themed as lovingly as the as the big parks.
October to May are is the most comfortable (and driest) time to visit.
Orlando International Airport (MCO), about 30km north-east of Lake Buena Vista.
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Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Area
The Blue Tree Resort At Lake Buena Vista welcomes you to Orlando, a premium tourism location in Florida, USA, offering one and two bedroom rooms to couples, families and business visitors. Spread over 16 acres of tropical landscape, the Blue Tree Resort At Lake Buena Vista offers home away from home comforts which includes a full kitchen for independent living. Whilst you are centred at the hub of so many external attractions, the resort invites you to enjoy an onsite choice of 4 pools, spa facilities, a fitness centre, tennis, basketball, mini golf and nearby championship golf course. There is a children's pool, playground and games room and a daily families' activity programme for all. Book into the serenity of peaceful courtyards and sparkling fountains of the Blue Tree Resort At Lake Buena Vista and experience the fun and thrills of Orlando, Florida in the USA,Getting to the hotel: Orlando-Sanford International Airport serves.,Local tips: The resort is within walking distance of many restaurants., ,Please note that upon arrival, a $50 hold will be placed on a credit card as a security deposit and will be released should there be no negligent damages to the room.,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: Self-catering apartments; easy walking distance to many restaurants and eateries.,Sport, games and activities: 4 swimming pools, 2 outdoor Jacuzzis, sun terraces with loungers & parasols, a fitness centre, family activities programme, activity centre, floodlit tennis, mini golf, floodlit basketball and volleyball courts and access to nearby championship golf course (discounts available); aromatherapy spa services (charge),For the kids: Children's pool, playground, and games room. ,Additional: 24 hour Front Desk services, housekeeping, Concierge and service desk, 2 laundry facilities (charge), WiFi internet access, a business centre, fax & copy service (charge), meeting & business amenities, 24 hour security, free parking, free schedule shuttle service to attraction venues, a marketplace convenience store onsite, luggage storage, safe boxes and bilingual staff.
Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Area
The Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa is located in an up-market residential area in the popular vacation city of Orlando, Florida. Just a short ride from Walt Disney World, this family friendly hotel is a tranquil haven away from the maddening tourist crowd that descends on this area, yet close enough to easily enjoy all of the over 95 unforgettable attractions Orlando has to offer. Lavishly appointed studios and suites offer a home away from home atmosphere and the resort has a huge variety of leisure activities, dining choices, full service Spa facilities, and much more! Guests enjoy free scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Resort, SeaWorld and Prime Outlets (restrictions apply). Orlando International Airport is 16 miles from the hotel. ,Local Tips: It is simply not possible to enjoy all of the area's attractions in a week. Decide on what places you want to see and plan for enough time to enjoy them. Be sure to make time to play on one of the over 150 golf courses in the area!,Please Note - Rates are exclusive to European Union passport holders only,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: Room Only accommodation with self catering facilities. There is a wide variety of dining options such as the award-winning Smokehouse Grill "home of Orlando's best BBQ", Sid's Deli and Pizza Hut for pick up or delivery. ,Sports, games and activities: Seven heated outdoor pools, seven hot tubs, four children's wading pools, tennis court, water sports, basketball and volleyball courts, fishing and a full schedule of activities through the Wes T. Gator Kid's Club, world-class Serenity Spa by Westgate with a full menu of rejuvenating spa treatments as well as private steam room, shower, sauna facilities and whirlpool, premium fitness, cardio and weight training equipment, and a studio for yoga and aerobics classes. Private men's and women's relaxation lounges offer complimentary lockers, purified waters, herbal teas, special spa elixirs, cheese and crackers, and fruits and muffins. ,Additional: 24-Hour Front Desk, safe deposit box (on request), ATM machine in lobby, meeting room, fax/copier service, business centre located in the lobby (nominal fee), mini market, parking.
Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Area
The location doesn't get any better than the Royal Plaza Orlando Hotel, an official Downtown Disney® Resort area hotel in the stunning resort of Lake Buena Vista, Florida. You are staying in the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort where you can enjoy a variety of special benefits including complimentary shuttle transportation to all four theme parks and the Downtown Disney® area, priority seating for Disney dinner shows and theme park restaurants and, preferred tee off times at all four Disney championship golf courses! This popular conference hotel has 18,500 square feet of meeting space which can accommodate up to 1000 people, and includes two ballrooms and a 5,000 square foot pretty outside courtyard. The Royal Plaza offers 394 spacious guest rooms and boasts a welcome oasis - the perfect environment in which to relax after a hard day of fun-filled action or business meetings. , ,Getting to the hotel: The Royal Plaza Orlando Hotel is just 17miles from Orlando International Airport., ,Local Tips: This really is living the Disney® dream! , ,Please Note - Rates are exclusive to European Union passport holders only,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: Sips Pool Bar, Grab-n-Go style café, and the Giraffe Café offering all-day Disney area dining; and kids 10 and under eat free for breakfast and dinner. , ,Sport, games and activities: Outdoor swimming pool and heated whirlpool, four lighted tennis courts and a fitness centre. Also spa and massage services available in your guest room upon request. , ,For the kids: A vast array of theme parks. , ,Additional: Reception and house-keeping, babysitting services, guest laundry room, business centre, Disney Gift Shop, and more. , ,Please note parking is available at 10 dollars plus tax ($10.65 total) per day payable locally.,SPECIAL OFFERS:,All bookings made up until the 30th September 2012 for stays between the 19th August 2012 and the 24th December 2012 will receive a $40 food and beverage credit for a 7 night stay and a $100 credit for 14 night stays., ,The credit can be used in any of the outlets including the Giraffe Cafe, Giraffe Lounge, the Grab-n-Go Market or SIPS pool bar. It cannot be used for breakfast. The credit will be given at check-out. If the credit is not used, it will not be refunded.
To really bring the fairy tale to life, step into the shimmering world of Magic Kingdom®. Six lands of classic Disney enchantment, from the storybook vision of Cinderella Castle to a space flight with Buzz Lightyear. You could spend your whole holiday having a blast in the parks and shopping in Downtown Disney®. But don’t miss the chance to see more of Central Florida while you’re here. Ride an airboat through the Everglades. Play on the beaches of the Space Coast. And and choose from overtee off at one of the many golf courses.
Wherever you’re after kid-friendly attractions or white-knuckle rides, you’ll find them all at go in Walt Disney World Resort. As well as the famous rollercoasters, you can see African wildlife on safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park®. Try Or try the crazy watercoaster at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, where there’s an exciting splash park for smaller children too. For one of the most exhilarating activities in Lake Buena Vista, try driving a NASCAR race car at Walt Disney World Speedway.
Outside of the theme park gates, Downtown Disney® is one of the most buzzing places to go in Lake Buena Vista. See the incredible Cirque du Soleil acrobats and buy your must-have Disney souvenirs. Or immerse yourself in an alternative reality at DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park. For a grown-up night out, Pleasure Island (also in Downtown Disney®) is home to the hottest nightspots. When it comes to clubs, you’ll find a huge selection playing everything from 70s’ disco to the latest releases to the latest chart hits.
If you love golf, you’ll be spoilt for choice here – it’s one of the biggest attractions in Lake Buena Vista. See if you can avoid the Mickey Mouse bunker at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course, which has hosted the PGA Tour. Or play around the woodlands and pretty lakes of Disney’s Palm Golf Course. For golf in even natural surroundings, tee off at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. This family-friendly walking course doubles as a wildlife sanctuary. And if you prefer a classic style, you’ll love the country club vibe of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
Families: Home to the world’s most famous theme parks and characters, Lake Buena Vista is a fantasy escape for all ages.
Thrill-riders: Twist and turn around rollercoasters and watercoasters. Drive a NASCAR car. Or take an airboat trip through the Everglades.
Party-goers: From the celebratory atmosphere of the character parades to the beats of late-night clubbing, there’s always a party happening somewhere.
Language: The language spoken in Lake Buena Vista is English
Currency: The currency used in Lake Buena Vista is the US Dollar ($)
Local time: Lake Buena Vista is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time
Fly to: Orlando International Airport (MCO), about 30km north-east of Lake Buena Vista.
Flight time from UK: 9 hours 35 minutes
Tourist Information: Further Lake Buena Vista tourist information can be found at www.visitflorida.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Lake Buena Vista.
Temperature: An average annual high of 22°C, peaking at 33°C in August.
Best time to visit: October to May is the most comfortable (and driest) time to visit.
At the centre of the Sunshine State, the weather in Lake Buena Vista is glorious. Don’t forget your hat and sun cream if you’re coming during the summer months. Try to take a break during the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest.
By shuttle bus: If you’re staying on site at Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll have complimentary shuttle busess to the parks. Lots of other hotels offer a similar service, so check before you book if you’d rather not drive.
By trolley: Home to Universal Orlando®, International Drive is one of Orlando’s main centres outside Lake Buena Vista. The I-Ride Trolley provides a simple route between its parks, restaurants and shops.
By car: Florida’s roads are easy to navigate, whether you want to get to the theme parks or further afield. The east coast beaches, Kennedy Space Center and countless other attractions are within an hour and a half’s drive.
Toast marshmallows: Head to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground for the charming Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long, complete with a classic Disney film under the stars.
Dance the night away: The dancefloors at BET Soundstage Club in Pleasure Island heave to the latest in hip-hop and R&B, with top live acts. The BET cable channel broadcasts live from here a few nights a week, so you could be on telly.
Disney festivals: Walt Disney World Resort holds major events year-round, including the Epcot International Flower & Garden festival (March-May), Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (September) and an extravaganza of Christmas celebrations.