Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista (Disney Springs) Review

ArielRae

DIS Veteran (NJ)
Joined
Aug 2, 2007
I am just back from my recent 4 night solo trip to WDW Sept 24th-28th. I was in the cheaper Garden Section not in the tower of the Hotel. I usually like to stay onsite at one of the value resorts but with all the price hikes the Disney resorts have priced me out. So went looking at the Disney Springs area hotels knowing they also got to participate in the 60 day Fastpasses and Extra Magic Hours. Found this hotel at a good price and liked it was the closest hotel to Disney Springs. Used the Mears shuttle from the airport to the hotel and that worked out so great and was very inexpensive. Definitely will be using them again.

The hotel was great! I found the location was nice and the room was clean. Felt very similar to the Disney value resorts in regards to size and layout. I will say I noticed the rooms are under going a refurbishment which is great cause I got one of the older rooms. They were not bad but found them very dark even with all the lights on and the furniture in the room looked dark and out dated. The walk over to Disney Springs was very easy just a quick walk over the bridge. Also a few mornings I walked over to the Congress Park bus stop over at Saratoga Springs to get the bus to the parks especially the one to the MK so I could pass the ticket and Transportation Center which the hotel bus drops you off at and you have to take the ferry or monorail over to the MK. The walk to that bus stop was under 15min at a casual walking pace. The bus transportation provided from the hotel to the parks was very good also. Never waited more then 30min for a bus to or from the hotel, that was even at park closing. I have waited longer for Disney transportation staying on property.

Couple photos of the room standing by the front door. See how dark the room looks.
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Photos of the currently being refurbished rooms. Took photos from outside thru the window. You can see the new mirror sitting on one of the beds. These rooms look so much brighter. It appears they are keeping the rugs and bathroom sink/counter for the refurbishment.
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When walking over to Disney Saratoga Springs you may see security standing there at the bottom of the stairs making sure no one enters before 8:00am. Just let them know your walking over to Saratoga Springs and they just wave you to the walkway along the back behind Wolfgang Puck express path to the Resort. The sign you see coming from Saratoga Springs.
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The hotel bus information for busing to and from the Disney Parks.
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mdsouth

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Thanks for the review! I am considering doing the same thing for the same reason as you on my next trip. I am hoping to go this summer. So, I really appreciated your detailed review and the tip about telling the guard you are heading to Sarasota Springs to catch the bus there.
 

DisneyBisney

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 13, 2015
Thanks for the review, I'm planning on going to Wyndham LBV next week with my mother. This is the first time we'll be using a Disney Springs Area Resort and we'll be using your Saratoga Springs MK bus tip. We have also never have had to use anything else from the airport other than magical express so your other review was also helpful!
 

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