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Destination guide

Enjoy a magical getaway with Disney World holiday lets

If you had any doubts as to whether Disney World lives up to its reputation as the "Happiest Place on Earth", consider them quashed. From the moment you walk through the gates and gaze up at the fairy-tale turrets of Cinderella's Castle, you'll be utterly spellbound. Planning a trip to the world's most iconic theme park? Whether you're travelling with friends, family or solo, self-contained holiday lets unlock access to legendary Walt Disney World Resort, as well as other attractions, like Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND Florida.

History

Discover the Disney World legacy with holiday lets

Walt Disney World Resort 1st threw open its gates in 1971 and has been luring both the young and the young-at-heart ever since. Today, it's one of the most popular destinations on the planet, with roughly 17 million visitors streaming through the park every year – that's roughly the equivalent of the entire population of the Netherlands! If Disney World is on your wish list, you'll love the freedom to stay local, with resort-style villas, compact apartments and spacious holiday homes just minutes from the park.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Disney's Maingate West

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like golfing and swimming. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Disney's Maingate West a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Walt Disney World® (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida™ (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • ChampionsGate Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Disney's Maingate West

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Disney's Maingate West. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Davenport (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Lake Bryan (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Little Lake Bryan (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Lake Cecile (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Tibet Butler Preserve (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Lake Louisa State Park (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Disney's Maingate West

Fly into Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), the closest airport, located 12.5 mi (20.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 21.7 mi (34.9 km) away.

Food & drink 

Must-try Disney World dishes

When it comes to atmosphere, nothing beats Disney Springs, a vibrant strip overflowing with themed restaurants, artisan patisseries, sizzling steakhouses and more. While hot dogs, popcorn and towering ice cream sundaes are all Disney World staples, they can leave you feeling a little sluggish. If you want to stay healthy on your holiday, Disney World villa rentals make it easy to prepare protein-rich breakfasts, packed lunches and veggie-loaded dinners that will please both the budget and the waistline.

Essential info

Essential info for your Disney World holiday rentals stay

  • Stock up on US dollars before you enter the park, as many ATMs charge additional fees
  • Disney World can be overwhelming, so spend some time planning your day and setting priorities
  • Unlock savings by purchasing 3-day or longer tickets online
  • Visit in January and February to beat the crowds that swarm Disney World during the summer holidays and school breaks
  • Swap pricey themed hotels for budget-friendly Disney World holiday homes, just a stone's throw from the park
Family friendly

Experience Disney World with family-friendly holiday rentals

Disney World is the ultimate family-friendly destination, offering endless multigenerational fun. Take your pick of 4 amazing theme parks, not to mention 2 splash zones and vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment hubs. You can snap selfies with Mickey Mouse in Magic Kingdom, ride roller coasters in Hollywood Studios, discover a world of adventure in Epcot and get face-to-face with exotic creatures in Animal Kingdom. Planning a family trip for the ages? With spacious living areas and private pools, Disney World holiday homes are perfect for making memories.

Good for couples

Holiday rentals for couples in Disney World

Thought Disney World was just for families? Think again. You can wine and dine at upscale restaurants, sip cocktails at themed bars, splurge on romantic spa treatments and hit up the BoardWalk for live music and late-night dance clubs. Golfers will be in their element, with a string of championship courses to choose from. From honeymoons to weekend getaways, Disney World holiday rentals provide a dream setting for adults-only escapes to Orlando.

How many holiday rentals are available around Disney World?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 28,236 holiday lettings around Disney World. From 7,600 villas to 4,231 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay near Disney World?

Whether you are travelling with your family or your friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break near Disney World:

  • Lindfields: 2,718 holiday homes
  • Champions Gate: 3,753 holiday homes
  • West Haven: 3,198 holiday homes
  • Highlands Reserve: 1,412 holiday homes
  • Watersong: 655 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday accommodations available.

Can I rent Villas near Disney World?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk has 7,600 Villas near Disney World. Our other popular types of holiday rentals near Disney World include:

  • Flats: 4,231 holiday lettings
  • Houses: 10,914 holiday lettings
  • Resorts: 723 holiday lettings

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool near Disney World?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26,417 holiday rentals with pool available near Disney World. Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available.

    Can I book a holiday accommodation directly online or instantly near Disney World?

    Yes, HomeAway.co.uk offers a selection of 28,144 holiday homes to book directly online and 22,614 with instant booking available near Disney World. Don't wait, have a look at our self catering accommodations via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Disney World!

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