Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista is a municipality in Orange County, East Central Florida. It is home to Disney Springs, Typhoon Lagoon, the headquarters of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Reedy Creek Improvement District, and most notably the headquarters of the Walt Disney World Resort. It is one of two Florida municipalities, founded on July 3, 1969, controlled by The Walt Disney Company, the other being Bay Lake. Lake Buena Vista is sited southwest of Orlando, between Orlando and Kissimmee, along the Interstate 4 corridor. 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.

Get in

By plane

By car

Most visitors will arrive by taking Interstate 4 and then traveling west on exit 68 from I-4.

Get around

By public transit

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 Disney Springs. Bus Link 111 connects Disney with the Orlando International Airport.

By private bus

Many hotels on offer complimentary scheduled bus service to and from the Disney theme parks. Check with the hotel for details.

By car

Most convenient for getting around the sprawling theme parks complex. However, parking may be an issue if you do not go early.





Lodging in Lake Buena Vista is mainly for travelers visiting the Walt Disney World. Other cities and towns nearby offering lodging are: Celebration, Davenport, Kissimmee, and Orlando.


Go next

Routes through Lake Buena Vista

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