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Explore the Wildness at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Explore the world's largest animal theme park during your stay at BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista. Our Orlando hotel's location near Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park lets you relax and unwind in comfort after a day spent with animal encounters and musical productions. With complimentary shuttles to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and Walt Disney World® Tickets available for purchase at our hotel, we make it easy for you to discover the joys of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park during your stay at BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel.

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Disney FastPass+ Service

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As a Guest of Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort through 2020, it’s more convenient than ever to reserve some Disney FastPass+ attractions, shows and more – up to 60 days before you arrive!

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Extra Magic Hours

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Enjoy the Extra Magic Hours benefit during your stay at Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort through 2020, where each day, select attractions are open longer at one of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks.

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Kids Eat Free

Kids eat free at the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort! Your little adventurers can fuel up for the magical day with free hot breakfast every morning at Trader's Island Grill.

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Park Highlight: Pandora - The World of Avatar

Discover an otherworldly realm beyond belief, Pandora - The World of Avatar will whisk you into the unique universe of James Cameron's classic film. Featuring dining at the Satu’li Canteen, drinks at Pongu Pongu, a Na’vi River Journey, and a thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage ride, Pandora promises to deliver unforgettable fun for AVATAR fanatics and newbies alike. Start planning your summer vacation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and get ready for a one-of-a-kind trip to Pandora.

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Avatar Flight of Passage

Fly on the back of a mountain banshee as you soar over Pandora with Avatar Flight of Passage. You will get a bird's-eye view of the Valley of Mo'ara in this stunning 3D experience that will leave you breathless.

Buy your tickets today and start planning for the expedition of a lifetime!

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Your Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Experience

As the largest theme park in the Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is dedicated to nature and conservation with a combination of attractions, adventures and entertainment, as well as cutting-edge animal care, education and research facilities. Home to more than 1,700 animals on 500 acres, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is divided into seven areas. Find out more about each of the areas below, and don’t forget to check out the full event calendar to see what’s coming up in the park.

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Oasis



Wallaby, barking deer, and exotic boar, oh my! When you visit the Oasis at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, you can see all these curious creatures and more.

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Discovery Island®


Discovery Island®

The iconic Animal Kingdom Tree of Life® stands tall in the center of this area. Take a close look at the beautiful masterpiece featuring over 300 different animal carvings!

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Africa Land


Africa Land

Take a thrilling expedition through the wild planes of Africa Land. Hike through the African frontier and explore animals in their natural environment. Hungry from the trek? Sample from the African-inspired snacks available in this area.

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Rafiki's Planet Watch® Land


Rafiki's Planet Watch® Land

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Learn about the preservation and care of all the wildlife living in Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Rafiki's Planet Watch®. Visit the Affection Section, an animal petting zoo, or take a discovery trail at Habitat Habit!

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Asia Land

Discover the wondrous creatures of Southeast Asia on the self-guided tour through Asia Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Gibbons, Asian tigers, and blackbuck are just some of the animals you will see on your walk through this area.

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Dinoland, U.S.A.®


Dinoland, U.S.A.®

Be transported back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Receive your mission from research control and it is up to you to complete the mission before the time runs out. Are you up for the challenge? Parents please note that Dinoland has loud sounds, dark scenes, and large dinosaurs that might be too scary for children.

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Pandora —The World of Avatar

Strap in for your Alpha Centauri Expedition at Pandora —The World of Avatar Your journey will begin with a voyage beneath the realm's spectacular mountains as daylight morphs into a bioluminescent glow. Next, you'll set sail on the Kaspavan River where you'll drift on a reed boat into the dark forest, where glowing plants and scurrying animals set the scene. To conclude your expedition, you'll soar over Pandora atop a mountain banshee, where you'll take in the aerial views of the otherworldly landscape.

Shuttle Service For Hotel Guests

Our location in the Walt Disney World® Resort puts you less than four miles to the main entrance to the Magic Kingdom® Park. With our complimentary shuttle leaving every 30 minutes, to all four of the Walt Disney World®Theme Parks, Disney Springs® Resort Area, and Walt Disney World® Water Parks, you are just a short ride away from all the fun.

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