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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Cotton

A Local Orlando Mom's Guide to Family Fun: Lake Buena Vista Resort

Hey there, fellow Orlando moms! If you're anything like me, you're always on the lookout for the perfect family getaway that's close to home but feels like a world away. Well, look no further because I've found just the place: Lake Buena Vista Resort. Nestled in the heart of Orlando, this resort has everything you need for an unforgettable family vacation. We had the opportunity to be hosted for a family weekend away so lets dive into the features!

Let's start with the accommodations because, let's face it, finding the perfect place to stay can make or break a trip. At Lake Buena Vista Resort, you'll find resort suites ranging from one to four bedrooms, so whether you're a family of three or a clan of eight, there's a perfect space waiting for you. As a mom, having enough room for everyone to spread out and relax is key, and these suites definitely deliver. One thing we also really loved was the fact that it was equipped with a kitchen -- so you could enjoy those "home cooked meals" away from home if you wanted to! However, if you're looking for fully indulgence and really that feeling of being on V A C A T I O N - you can order food from some of the restaurants on location. You can head over to Frankie Farrell’s Irish Pub & Grille which is located on site. They have a Pub like feel, so you can indulge in Irish classics like fish and chips or bangers and mash while watching the game on one for their many tvs - the kids have some arcade games that they can play while parents can enjoy a nice little cocktail or beer from their extensive selections. If you are a late night eater - you can order Pizza Hut from their express location until midnight.

But the fun doesn't stop there. Oh no, not at Lake Buena Vista Resort. One of the highlights for our family was the Pirates Plunge Pool. Picture this: a pirate ship surrounded the water, a shallow play area for the smaller kids, splash down sites and even a water slide tunnel! It's like a mini water park right at the resort. My son absolutely loved splashing around here, and I have to admit, I had a blast too. It's the perfect spot to cool off after a long day of exploring the theme parks or even making this your whole adventure for the day like we did. Now splashing in the water can make you kind of hungry so its so amazing that you have the Lake Buena Vista Village Bar and Grille right there that serves up lunch and a refreshing drink. They will also have drink specials for the day and trust me they are super tasty. We had the margaritas and it was super tasty. One thing i loved is that they set the vibe with good music from the 90s and if your a millennial family like we are just know we were jammin' to all the tunes.

Anywho, speaking of theme parks, let's talk about convenience. One of the things I appreciate most about Lake Buena Vista Resort is the on-site parking and shuttle services to the theme parks. As any mom knows, lugging around strollers, snacks, and sunscreen can be exhausting, so having easy access to transportation is a game-changer. Plus, the shuttle services run regularly, so you can come and go as you please without having to worry about parking or navigating through traffic which in the heart of the tourist attractions area can be a NIGHTMARE.

Now that we've already discussed the amazing accommodations, family-friendly amenities and convenience that is at Lake Buena Vista Resort, let me tell you about the hidden gem that took my trip to the next level: the Reflections Spa. Let me set the seen for you! Picture this: a tranquil oasis tucked away within the resort, offering a variety of luxurious treatments to help you unwind and rejuvenate - while not having to drive far to get to it. Well thats the Reflections Spa located on the resort.

During my stay, I had the pleasure of experiencing the Tropical Island Massage, and let me tell you, it was pure bliss. For just $99, I indulged in 50 minutes of pure relaxation, as the skilled therapists worked their magic with soothing oils and gentle, rhythmic strokes. It was like being whisked away to a tropical paradise, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your experience starts by you picking an oil of your choice. I went with the Vanilla Bourbon and wow was it such a enjoyable experience to my senses. And can we talk about the affordability for a moment? As a mom, I'm always on the lookout for ways to treat myself without breaking the bank, and Reflections Spa definitely delivers. With a range of services at reasonable prices, it's the perfect excuse to pamper yourself without feeling guilty.

But the best part? It's not just about the treatments, although those are definitely amazing. It's about taking some much-needed time for yourself, away from the demands of motherhood, and reconnecting with your own sense of peace and tranquility. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, or somewhere in between, we all deserve a little time to focus on ourselves and prioritize our own well-being.

Let's talk about the location for a second? Lake Buena Vista Resort is just minutes away from all the major theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. This means more time having fun with the family and less time spent sitting in traffic. Plus, there are plenty of other attractions nearby, like shopping outlets, restaurants, and entertainment venues, so you'll never run out of things to do. But what really sets Lake Buena Vista Resort apart is the sense of community. From the moment you arrive, you're greeted with warm smiles and friendly faces. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel right at home, whether it's recommending the best local restaurants or helping you plan your day at the parks. It's the kind of hospitality that makes you want to come back again and again.

So, if you're seriously considering a staycation or vacation away from home, let me wholeheartedly recommend Lake Buena Vista Resort & Reflections Spa. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly getaway or a solo retreat, this resort has everything you need to make your stay unforgettable. So go ahead, treat yourself to some well-deserved relaxation and book your stay today. You won't regret it! I can't say it enough if you're looking for the ultimate family getaway without having to travel far from home, look no further than Lake Buena Vista Resort. With spacious suites, a pirate-themed pool, convenient transportation services, and a welcoming atmosphere, it's the perfect destination for your next adventure. Trust me, your family will thank you for it!

Check out more information here & be sure to tell them theHouseofMels sent you! Until our next adventure! We'll see you

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