Fans of Walt Disney's series of animated motion pictures will recognize the phrase "Buena Vista" as the name that appears on the screen before the main feature begins. It only stands to reason, then, that Lake Buena Vista in Florida would also be closely associated with the Disney name. In fact, Lake Buena Vista refers to a city located in Orange County, Florida. It is situated quite near to Orlando and is the home of the Walt Disney World Resort, one of the premier tourist attractions in the entire state.
The city of Lake Buena Vista is located on the shores of a lake of the same name, though the lake was called the Black Lake prior to the construction of Walt Disney World. The local area of the lake also includes the Buena Vista Golf Course, which can provide visitors staying in holiday homes in Lake Buena Vista with a chance to relax and play a few rounds after touring the many parks that make up the Disney World Resort.
Apart from being the name of a Disney-related company, "buena vista" means "good view" in Spanish, an apt name since the area around Lake Buena Vista and its related golf course is landscaped to provide a pleasant haven even in the bustling metropolitan area of Orlando.
Major Tourist Attractions
Tourists stay in Lake Buena Vista vacation rentals most frequently so they can have close and convenient access to Walt Disney World attractions. These include not only the Magic Kingdom with its film-themed rides, but also Disney's Animal Kingdom and the shopping area known as Downtown Disney.