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Lake Buena Vista
Sitting on the eastern edge of Walt Disney World Resort, and just a short drive from Universal Orlando®, is Lake Buena Vista. Beyond the magical parades and thrilling theme parks, this lakeside resort in Florida is also perfect for lazy days by the pool, retail therapy, and energetic activities. Expect rolling golf courses, sumptuous spas and an array of enticing boutiques, restaurants, and bars; they’re the perfect tonic after a day of adventure.
Holidays to Buena Vista are ideal for families, and this peaceful spot balances all the vibrancy and fun of the nearby theme parks with a spot of relaxation for some special together-time with the kids.
Things to do
Holidays to Lake Buena Vista aren’t complete without a fairytale trip to Disney’s Magic Kingdom®. Six enchanting lands await, featuring the likes of Cinderella’s Castle and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin. You could easily spend your entire holiday having a blast in the parks and shopping in Disney Springs®.
But you won’t want to miss the other joys of Central Florida, and a chance to see the ‘real’ USA beyond the theme park gates. Head to the beautiful Everglades national park to enjoy gorgeous scenery and perhaps a thrilling airboat ride, relax on the beaches of the Space Coast, or tee off at a premier golf course.
Make memories to last a lifetime in Florida’s ever expanding, world-famous theme parks. On the doorstep of Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista is less than 10 minute from the park gates. With the parks so close by, it’s easy to spend all day whizzing on rides, searching for Mickey Mouse and relishing in the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.
About 30 minutes drive away is the popular, Universal Orlando® Resort, where the whole family can enjoy the waterparks and attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM.
Lake Buena Vista is an upbeat, friendly resort located in the Sunshine State of Florida. Popular with tourists, golf and spa treatments are available alongside some of the world’s biggest theme parks. Lake Buena Vista has all that you could want during your stay in Florida.
Family evening entertainment
Lake Buena Vista is more of a family orientated resort than partying till late. This said there are enough bars and plenty of nightly entertainment to suit all tastes. Have a late evening meal and a few drinks in the popular bars and restaurants that usually host live music, or dance the night away in the several nightclubs in the area.
For entertainment the whole family can enjoy, fantastic live performances can usually be found in the theme parks and hotels after dark. Alternatively join in with the popular dinner and themed shows. Feast on a medieval banquet, watch the knights’ tournament or see the famous Blue Man Group and Cirque Du Soleil.
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Welcome to the world-famous Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, where holidays are anything but ordinary, and awesome experiences await you at every turn. With three amazing theme parks, immersive hotels plus incredible dining and entertainment, you won't want to miss a second of the action.
Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort. Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Journey through legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park.
With three amazing parks, spectacular on-site hotels catering to all tastes and budgets, and the dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk™, it’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family.
Holiday beyond anything you’ve experienced before, at Universal Orlando Resort.
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International Drive is in the heart of Orlando’s downtown area and is the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to the action of each theme park, as well as Florida’s other attractions. ICON Park as it’s known to locals, is a buzzing area full of great restaurants, larger-than-life attractions, great shops and luxurious hotels. It’s a great choice if you’d like to sample a little of everything that Orlando has to offer, and it has all the other attractions you’d expect from a 5 star holiday destination.
A spot of retail therapy is the perfect daytime activity, as you’ll find over 500 shops across the whole of International Drive. There are several fabulous malls, which sell everything from top designer labels to sport shops and boutiques. For those looking for a bargain, travel to the Factory stores and designer outlets that have discounted prices for luxury clothing and accessories.
What is International Drive?
International Drive is Orlando’s huge 11.1 mile long road that hosts a wide range of entertainment and activities that the whole family can enjoy. It’s easy to navigate around as it’s split into five areas. North International Drive is the entertainment central with the Universal Orlando® Resort, iFLY Skydiving and outlet malls lining the streets.
Value International Drive is where you’ll find Universal’s Wet ‘n Wild® and several buffet restaurants and discounted shops. The Convention Side and its Convention Centre is where you can pick up souvenirs in the gift shops and outlets as well as enjoy fine dining at ICON Park after a family game of mini-golf.
South International Drive is a popular shopping district with its large upscale mall and it’s the nearest to the Walt Disney World Resort. International Drive South is slightly further afield from International Drive but it’s home to some exceptional golf courses.
If you don’t feel like driving, a great way to explore International Drive is by using the I-Ride Trolley shuttle service, which runs regularly throughout the day and travels to the majority of attractions.
International Drive has some exceptional nightlife. There are many hotspots that host a wide variety of entertainment such as comedy, live music, discos, magic and themed shows. Dance the night away in one of the several nightclubs and vibrant bars or sit down to an evening meal and watch a performance. There’s even an opportunity to get involved in one of the themed shows like the Titanic Dinner Event and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. There’s a huge amount of dining options serving everything from fine dining to quick bites to eat, some of the best can be found in the ICON Park complex, which provides everything from steak to sushi.
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