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Welcome to Lake Buena Vista

Welcome to warm and beautiful Florida! Click the links below for additional information on the sights, sounds and fun that the area has to offer!

Nightlife in and around Lake Buena Vista

Atlantic Dance Hall

Located in Disney's Boardwalk Inn and nestled among attractive walkways and gardens, this club is well worth discovering for those who love to dance-swing, ballroom, Latin or disco. The space is large enough to accommodate both crowds and cozy tables, while a skillful bar staff mixes drink favorites in one corner. Enjoy live music in a variety of beats, including romantic salsa, tango rhythms and retro tributes to Old Blue Eyes.

2101 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
United States

Phone: (407) 824 - 2222
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House of Blues

House of Blues Orlando opened in 1997 and is located in Downtown Disney West Side. The famous water tower, which founder Isaac Tigrett spotted on a train ride through the mid-west, stands over 100 feet tall and is a recognizable landmark to the Downtown Disney promenade. Guests at the House of Blues Orlando are treated to the artwork of “Mr. Imagination”, including his famous Arch. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Orlando displays the “Crazy Quilt” and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.

2901 Osceola Pkwy
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
United States

Phone: 407-934-2583 No photo description available


Kaizen—to always be improving. The spirit that drives us. Fish flown in from Japan to our Sand Lake Road kitchen. Produce from the farm. Everything fresh. Our reputation rests on the creativity of every dish and drink. We find joy in every meaningful connection. And purpose in every detail.

Dining at the Disney Swan & Dolphin

We invite you to join us at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort where you will be tempted with a diverse selection of 17 restaurants and lounges offering unrivaled cuisine to please every palate. Experience our fine dining restaurants where global cuisine is paired perfectly with fine wines and served in richly appointed settings. Young diners will have ear-to-ear smiles as they experience dining with lovable Disney characters in Garden Grove, or for a more casual meal, choose from a variety of delightfully creative venues including poolside dining.

All restaurants can be found at this link.


In order to be the best, Don Shula followed the same principles that made him the winningest coach in football history - select the best talent available and give them the resources they need to succeed. In the restaurant business, that meant serving Premium Black Angus Beef® steaks, the best beef money can buy and providing our restaurant team with the best training. In terms of our restaurant team, he ran it like a sports team. In sports, one's performance is based on results - either you win or lose. The same is true for our restaurant team. Our managers are called Head Coaches and they have the authority to manage the team as they see fit to ensure repeated winning seasons.


For more than 20 years, Il Mulino's chefs/founders, Fernando and Gino Masci, have delighted guests and gourmands from around the world with the vibrant flavors of Italian cuisine and an absolute devotion to exemplary service. It's no wonder that Il Mulino New York has been voted the ####1 Italian restaurant in New York City for two solid decades by Zagat!


Award-winning Kimonos restaurant and lounge is a favorite among locals and international guests alike. Voted top restaurant for sushi by the Orlando Sentinel readers, guests experience the fine art of sushi preparation each night.


Renowned for his unique style and ability to entertain, Celebrity Chef Todd English combines the freshest seafood with coastal cuisines from around the world in a setting you won't forget in Todd English's bluezoo.


Guests will feel as if they have been transported to the tranquil gardens of Central Park after stepping into the Garden Grove restaurant in the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. The centerpiece of this unique restaurant is a beautiful 25-foot oak tree, adorned with twinkling lights and paper lanterns, a true spectacle for diners.

♥ - FRESH MEDITERRANEAN MARKET (Personally Recomendad by USDC Staff!)

With the food and beverages inspired by various regions of the Mediterranean, such as Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Morocco, you will feel as though you are in a true Mediterranean Market at Fresh.


Crisp salads, custom grilled burgers, and a mouth-watering array of sandwiches and desserts. Treat yourself to homemade or soft serve ice cream, malts and shakes from our open ice-cream counter. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are not necessary.


Traditional and contemporary lunch fare, snacks and ice cream, just steps from the pool and our white sand beach. Outdoor seating with table service. Open seasonally.


A curious gallery of evocative food and art, Picabu was created to delight both kids and the young at heart. The always-open adventure eatery serves up an affordable and unique dining option for the entire family in a buffet/cafeteria setting. The centerpiece is Picabu, a delightful and adventurous wood-carved and brightly painted animated character who diners will find behind every corner in this unforgettable dining experience. Picabu, designed by Kakadu Art & Design in Wood, Ltd., will fascinate kids (and parents) as they make their way through the restaurant?s selection of America?s favorite foods. Open 24 hours a day; seven days a week, Picabu is located in the Dolphin and also offers a convenience store that includes sundries, toiletries, snacks and gifts.


Enjoy a variety of coffees, such as espresso and cappuccino, as well as other popular beverages, and freshly prepared pastries in a relaxed and inviting setting. Located near the back entrance of the Swan. Open mornings.


Relax and enjoy morning coffee and freshly prepared pastries, or an evening cocktail in this comfortable, open atmosphere. Open mornings and evenings.


There's lots of great shopping available in the area!


What's there to do when you're not in the Parks or it's way after dark? Day or night at the Disney Springs area, choose from dining with dinosaurs to a distinctly Disney shopping extravaganza to catching incredible live music and shows! Get more information.


You'll find more of what you're looking for at Central Florida's Largest Mall, with over 260 stores…there's something for everyone. Get more information.


150 outlet stores. Find impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Barneys New York Outlet, Burberry, Coach, Diesel, Elizabeth Arden, Fendi, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Get more information.

Golf Courses

Welcome to the magical world of Walt Disney World golf! Choose from four championship courses plus a nine-hole walking course. Eighty-one breathtaking holes in all! As a guest of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, you can take advantage of advanced tee times. Disney golf packages are available for overnight accommodations, a round of golf for one, two or four adults on the championship Walt Disney World golf course of your choice, and round trip transportation from the hotel to the golf course. (Gratuity not included).

Magnolia Golf Course - Power your way down the fairways at Disney's Magnolia Golf Course, home to the renowned PGA TOUR FUNAI Classic.

Palm Golf Course - Disney's Palm Golf Course features sparkling lakes and tropical sand, all in a gorgeous golf landscape populated with strategically placed palms.

Lake Buena Vista Golf Course - At the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, enjoy a meandering course that winds its way through pastel villas, pine forests, palmettos and sparkling lakes.

Osprey Ridge Golf Course - Explore dramatic fairways that cut through forests of scrub oak, pine, palmetto, cypress and bay trees at the Osprey Ridge Golf Course.

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
P.O. Box 22653
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
United States

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Theme Parks / Attractions


The magic and wonder of the Walt Disney Word® Resort surround you at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. The vacation of your dreams is right at your doorstep.


Magic Kingdom theme park captures the enchantment of fairy tales with exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters!


Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres, twice the size of Magic Kingdom theme park, and is divided into Future World and World Showcase!


Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park offers behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and special events that only happen in this Disney Park dedicated to entertainment!


Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is full of attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation, and in doing so, the Park leads the way in animal care, education and research.


Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park features one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family, like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions.


Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park features attractions for the whole family, from fast waterslides to a children's area with pint-sized raft rides. Catch 6-foot waves in the Surf Pool and snorkel Shark Reef, with real sharks!

Orlando, FL
United States

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(407) 939-2273


Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport is an international airport 6 miles southeast of Orlando, Florida. It is the second-busiest airport in the state of Florida the 13th-busiest airport in the United States
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827, United States
Code: MCO

Orlando International Airport is approx. 25 mins from
Walt Disney World Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States


Cocoa Beach is the closet beach to the Resort and is approximately a 1 and 1/2 hour drive.


“It's been called the quintessential beach town, and Cocoa Beach, an hour's drive east of Orlando on Florida's beautiful Space Coast, offers endless ways to enjoy recreation and leisure. Whether you are planning a family beach vacation, leisure travel, a business trip, a weekend getaway, or just a day at the beach, you'll find everything you need in Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast area to make your stay one to remember.

One of the more affordable vacation spots in all of Florida, there is never a lack of exciting things to do and see in and around Cocoa Beach. Besides offering the best of “sun and fun,” while on the Space Coast you can go deep sea fishing or parasailing, try your luck aboard a casino cruise ship, or take a fabulous eco-tour to get up close and personal with Florida's awesome wildlife.

You can visit attractions like the Kennedy Space Center (maybe even see a space shuttle liftoff!), or the Brevard Zoo, then spend time doing some fabulous shopping or golfing. You can even drive just a short distance to all the Orlando attractions, then return to Cocoa Beach to enjoy dinner at one of the many dining spots on the beach, ranging from elegant to sand-in-your-shoes casual. After dark, kick back and enjoy the easy beach-style nightlife activities that run the gamut from cool jazz clubs to beach side cafes. Then stay overnight in the perfect accommodations and wake up to a spectacular sunrise on the beach.

And, in addition to being the closest beach to Orlando, Cocoa Beach is situated just minutes from Florida's fastest growing port - Port Canaveral - where you can embark from the world class cruise terminals aboard affordable cruises to exotic destinations. Disney Cruise Line makes its home in Port Canaveral, as well as Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

If an affordable beach vacation, offering the best of sun and fun, is what you're looking for, Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast of Florida is the place to come. Start planning to do so right now on CocoaBeach.Com!”

Cocoa Beach, FL
United States

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