Lake Buena Vista - Walt Disney World Travel Guide

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Behind-the-scenes Disney secrets are divulged on this daylong walking tour (lunch included), which takes in some dauntingly complex operations at work... Read More

Walking into this chic, glass-and-metal dining room, with its aquarium-blue lighting, wave-patterned wall art, and chandeliers resembling clouds of... Read More

This restaurant is 15 floors up, so you feel as if you're looking out over the entire Disney kingdom. The views over the Contemporary Resort are... Read More

Orlando's parks can make for a whirlwind vacation, but Discovery Cove offers a pleasing blend of adventure and relaxation. The park is all-inclusive and... Read More

Disney is the best cruise line for families. What may surprise you is that the 1,760-passenger Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are gorgeous ships, even... Read More

This sprawling lakeside area (formerly Downtown Disney) of Disney-themed opportunities for spending makes up what's essentially the world's largest gift... Read More

Despite its higher rack rates and a less-than-ideal location (it's only really close to Disney's Animal Kingdom), this is hands-down the best hotel for... Read More

In 1998, this park became the fourth of Disney's Orlando projects, a vast project that pays living tribute to Walt Disney's passions of conservation and... Read More

The concept for this water park may seem a little weird—it's the remains of a fictitious freak snowstorm that resulted in a melting ski resort—but the... Read More

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:... Read More

With gas lamps and wicker chairs in this sprawling neo-Victorian manse, Cindarella, Prince Charming, and the wicked stepsisters feel right at home.... Read More

The third of the four Walt Disney World theme parks, this tribute to the glory days of Hollywood opened in 1989. Six themed areas include a recreation... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Compared to its sister resort, Disney's Beach Club, the Yacht Club has a slightly more grown-up atmosphere and a little more tranquility. The two hotels... Read More

This slightly-more-casual sister accommodation to Disney's Yacht Club Resort enjoys the same prime location around the BoardWalk entertainment area and... Read More

The second of Disney's Orlando parks to open, EPCOT became a reality in 1982 after sitting on Walt Disney's drawing board for years. Known as "the... Read More

Big, bold, and beautiful are words that spring to mind for the largest Four Seasons property in the world. This hotel is located within the Golden... Read More

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

This Hilton hotel is not Disney-branded, but it's still part of the Disney Springs entertainment complex and enjoys most of the perks that come with... Read More

Lake Buena Vista, where this resort is located, enjoys a wealth of impressive facilities—not least what is perhaps the most attractive pool in Orlando.... Read More

'The Cooking Place' is simply an English translation of the Swahili 'Jiko,' and the restaurant blends in seamlessly to its Animal Kingdom surroundings.... Read More

The idea of bars at theme parks can be divisive, with people generally feeling that they're either a dangerous addition or completely necessity. This... Read More

There are several advantages to this family-favorite hotel, especially the great value offered by an independent resort that doesn't sacrifice too much... Read More

The first park to open at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando (in 1971) is also the most iconic, and is forever visually conjured up with the image of... Read More

Disney isn't necessarily the name you think of when you're looking for a sophisticated place to get a drink, but this Coronado Springs Resort bar is a... Read More

Mike Hewell, more commonly known as Tour Guide Mike, uses his years of experience as a tour planner for the rich and famous to help families enjoy a... Read More

The atypically upscale restaurant in Epcot's Italy Pavilion boasts ornate chandeliers and a menu created by star chef Joachim Splichal. Read More

With only 14 tables in the main dining room, it's hard to imagine a more personal and exclusive dining experience in all of Florida. Very traditional... Read More

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

Description:Unbeknownst to many Disney World visitors is the gold mine of golf that exists on the property. This Orlando resort has quietly hosted PGA... Read More

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

Dining as entertainment can be somewhat relentless in a city where most servers are presented as "cast members." While you can sit back and let the... Read More

Part of the Downtown Disney Marketplace, this 50,000-square-foot landmark is the largest Disney character store in the world. Inside, 12 rooms radiate... Read More

Inspired by the hotel of the same name in Nepal, Yak & Yeti sits in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom near Expedition Everest and Kali River... Read More

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