Lake Buena Vista is a municipality in Orange County, East Central Florida. Known mainly as home to the world famous Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista is situated by the Disney theme parks and is controlled by The Walt Disney Company. Founded in the 1960s, Walt Disney’s original plan for Lake Buena Vista included at least one futuristic living area, but was never built. This futuristic idea was later used at Epcot. Lake Buena Vista is sited southwest of Orlando, between Orlando and Kissimmee, along the Interstate 4 corridor.
Orlando International Airport (MCO). The entry point for most international and domestic flights, is the closest airport (about 20 mi/30 km) to Lake Buena Vista. Be aware that airport security lines can become extremely long (1 hr), especially during the summer tourist season and near holidays. Combined with long check-in lines, it is advisable to arrive 2-3 hours before your scheduled departure. The airport offers transportation, shuttles, taxis, and car rentals while Disney offers its free Magical Express transportation from the airport to Disney World for visitors staying at the Disney World Resorts.
LYNX , the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, offers limited bus service to Lake Buena Vista and Disney World, catering mainly to the workers in the Disney complex. Bus Link 50 connects the Magic Kingdom with Downtown Disney. Bus Link 111 connects Disney with the Orlando International Airport.
Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel, 2000 Hotel Plaza Blvd, ☎ +1 407-828-2424 (toll free: +1 800-348-3765, fax: +1 407 827-6390), . edit
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, 1900 Buena Vista Dr, (toll free: +1 866-397-6516), . Located inside The Walt Disney Resort.edit
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, 8442 Palm Parkway, ☎ +1 407-996-7300 (toll free: +1 800-999-7300), . checkin: 4PM; checkout: 11AM. Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel.edit
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre, 8501 Palm Pkwy, ☎ +1 407-239-6900 (toll free: +1 800-787-3636, fax: +1 407 239-1287), . edit
Fairfield Inn at the Marriott Village, 8615 Vineland Ave, ☎ +1 407-938-9001, . checkin: 3PM; checkout: 10AM. Awarded with the 2009 Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Award as a Top 10 Family Hotel in the U.S, this Orlando area family hotel is playful and accommodating.edit
Holiday Inn, 1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd, ☎ +1 407-828-8888, . edit
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd, ☎ +1 407-239-1234, . The 18-story, pyramid-shaped Hyatt Regency has three guestroom wings and a 200-foot atrium lobby. The hotel opened in 1984, and the rooms were completely renovated in 2001.edit
Lake Buena Vista Resort & Spa, 8112 Poinciana Blvd, ☎ +1 407-239-7100 (toll free: +1 866-401-2699), . Condominium resortedit
Regal Sun Resort, 1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd, ☎ +1 407-828-4444 (toll free: +1 800-624-4109, LRichardson@RegalSunResort.com, fax: +1 407 828-8192), . An official Walt Disney World Resort Hotel offering a character breakfast on Tu, Th and Sa.edit
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 S Apopka Vineland Rd, ☎ +1 407-239-0444, . Offers an exciting destination for recreation and relaxation.edit
Radisson, 12799 Apopka Vineland Rd, ☎ +1 407-597-3400, . Quality rooms at a decent price. Free internet, although somewhat unstable.edit