Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World

Hotels in Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World

With gas lamps and wicker chairs in this sprawling neo-Victorian manse, Cindarella, Prince Charming, and the wicked stepsisters feel right at home. There are, or course, thoroughly modern elements: suites big enough for eight, a walk-in pool with a waterfall, and after-dark kids' activities.

Just a four-minute stroll from Epcot’s side entrance, this 583-room resort is the closest hotel to a Disney park entry.

The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.

Commanding an enviable position on the Seven Seas Lagoon, and a short boat ride from the Magic Kingdom’s front gates, the South Seas–inflected Polynesian is a circa-1971 Disney original.

The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.

Nautical-crisp digs on Orlando's Crescent Lake. When you're not conquering the World, you can take out one of the resort's pontoon boats, or tackle the three-acre pool complex—climb a ship's mast to get to the top of the waterslide.

A towering lobby filled with totem poles, a replica geyser, and a waterfall-fed rock pool—this Orlando fantasy channels America's national parks to uncanny effect. Take a ride on a pony or in a horse-drawn carriage.

The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.

The time: 1940. The place: Walt Disney World's version of the Jersey Shore, complete with a boardwalk, surrey bikes, and saltwater taffy. The rooms: think old-fashioned floral.