Have you been considering a Walt Disney World Resort stay at a Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel? With the new Disney Advantage, 2018 is the year to act! One of seven Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista offer perks that you might not expect from a non-Disney resort hotel. With 394 guest rooms and 6 dining options, this destination sits on Disney property and is sooooo close to the magic.
** I paid full price for my room at this resort. I did, however, receive a complimentary breakfast during the Glamping Bloggers Retreat.
Location, Location, Location!
The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is THE closest hotel to Disney Springs (which, with 56 restaurants, has by the way become a dining mecca). With a short walk on the designated overhead walkway, 108 shops, concerts at House of Blues, dance shows at Raglan Road, AMC Disney Springs 24 movie theater, Splitsville bowling, and a host of other activities are at your easy reach. And all of them without buying a theme park ticket!
The Price is SO Right
Though deemed a “Value Resort” on the Walt Disney World website, in my assessment that would apply only to the courtyard Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista rooms, which begin pricing at $79. Wyndham Lake Buena Vista “lake-house” tower rooms, are recently refurbished and start at $149. Resort fees apply. Affordable is the most fitting word I can use to describe this property.
Easy-to-Book Character Breakfast
Fretting that you didn’t get the most-coveted Disney Character Breakfast reservation? No need to disappoint the kiddies. Three days a week- Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday- the Lakeview Restaurant serves a buffet breakfast with Goofy and Pluto. Though reservations are suggested, this is a much simpler “get,”allows plenty of time for photo ops with two of the Fab Five, and is another bargain at $26.95 for adults, $12.95 for children. With all-you-can-eat Mickey Mouse waffles!!!
Room with a View
From my tower room I felt as though I reach out and touch Disney Springs, especially the Aerophile- the World Leader in Balloon Flight! At night, I had a great view of the evening fireworks from Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Bonus!
Free transportation is provided to all of the Disney theme parks via a shuttle service every 30 minutes. If you are driving, you may self-park or valet at (same price!) $8 dollars for every 24 hours in and out.
Makes a Splash.
The Oasis Aquatic Pool Playground feels more like a water park, but a very approachable one. With the Oasis Bar & Grill steps away, lunch or dinner by the pool sounds like a terrific option for the family that needs some theme park downtime.
It’s official: Disney-owned properties do not have an exclusive on Pixie-Dusted employees! Dewan at check-in and Shelton at bell services were magical standouts. Really!
The Disney Advantage New for 2018!
Announced as a trial offer until December 2018, Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels are now offering some major perks to their guests. In addition to your affordable stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista you will now have access to many of the same benefits as Disney Resort Hotel guests:
- Extra Magic Hours
- Link your room reservation with My Disney Experience.
- The ability to purchase them park tickets in your hotel or online in advance of your stay.
- Once tickets are purchased and linked, you can book your FastPass+ selections at 60 days!
- Book on-property golf tee times 90 days in advance with greens fees and rental equipment discounts.
- Disney Springs Passport Coupons!
In short, Wyndham Lake Buena Vista offers Disney on-property benefits at off-property prices; the best of both Worlds! That’s the Disney Advantage!!