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Best things to do in Lake Buena Vista

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theme Park
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“With so much to do, there is surely something for everyone in the family to fall in love with. With attractions like Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex & many, many more.”
100 locals recommend
Plaza
“A little bit farther (we recommend you to go right after you went to the parks) there is this magic place that used to be called “Downtown Disney”.”
209 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“We love Disney Springs! This is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Perfect for all ages! Great food, great drinks, and so many great stores. Our kids love the giant Disney store and always head over to the lego store to make their very own lego mini figures and race cars they build right in the store! This is a must!”
151 locals recommend
Water Park
“What if you just change your plans? Nothing like a great water park to go during sunny days. ”
28 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Route
“Attractions, alive performances, cartoon characters welcome you through out a 11 country World showcase. Do not miss Illuminations, a night-time extravaganza of fireworks, lasers, lights, fountains, fire and of course music.”
13 locals recommend
Establishment
“Movie magic comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, awash in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age.”
3 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“House of Blues is a great place for live music in the evenings. You can catch concerts and more at the live music venue (check their website). However, my recommendation is the Sunday "Gospel Brunch" - Yes it really is gospel music over a terrific southern-style brunch. Regardless of your religion this is a fun time with amazing food and talented musicians. For a flat rate you can get a full breakfast / brunch buffet. ”
14 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Disney Springs is a tourist trap, but it a great place to be. Food, fun, entertainment, live music, you name it. ”
15 locals recommend
Store
“Again, I had to think of a way to work around the limits of this program to tell you of another unusual and wonderful happening in San Pancho. EntreAmigos, working with one of the founders of the original Cirque du Soleil, who has a home here, create the Cirque du Ninos. Each year the real Cirque sends down a dozen or so acrobats and actors to train the children of our little town a range of acrobatic skills. They spend six weeks in training and then in one glorious weekend, we have the Children's Circus. Can you believe all of this for little San Pancho? ”
20 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Caribbean Restaurant with inside and outside seating, outside live music and a great cockail bar. ”
13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“If you like pop art and modern medias, this is a great gallery for you. We visit every time and always leave with something new for our collection. It is just a small store with a handful of artist being featured but every time we come, we see something new or that catches our eyes. The staff have always been friendly and knowledgeable about the art and sometimes you will catch the artist there sharing about their art and signing prints. The only thing I do not like about Pop Gallery is that my wallet is always a little lighter when I visit because I just have to have a another piece for our collection.”
2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Downtown Disney hangout featuring modern Irish pub-fare classics plus live Celtic music & dancers”
5 locals recommend
Store
“Whenever I visit Disney Springs, I always make a point to stop by here. The art here is simply gorgeous, a fan art of sorts by different artists, so it's something different and unique compare to the regular Disney souvenirs you see all over the places. As others said, the artworks are not cheap, many are hundreds of dollars if not more. So I kind of treat it like an art gallery tour, not planning to buy anything, but strolling around admiring the beautiful artwork and creativity, while taking respite from the scorching heat.”
1 local recommends
Bar
“They have every arcade game that you'd want to play and some really great beers as well!”
2 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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1 local recommends