HISTORY

Walt Disney World is situated in Lake Buena Vista, a city in Orange County, Florida. The other Florida municipality handled by The Walt Disney Company is Bay Lake. Lake Buena Vista is included in the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area. On May 12, 1967, Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr. signed into law Chapters 67-1965 of the Laws of Florida (of which the City of Reedy Creek was being incorporated), 67-764 (institution of the Reedy Creek Improvement District), and 67-1104 (incorporation of Bay Lake City). Walt Disney Company was given powers to control the city.

Another chapter, 69-1527, became a law on July 3, 1969 though it did not have the consent of the governor. The law redefined the city bounderies. The city was moved, and some parts of Bay Lake City (including the unincorporated lands) were taken over. On the same day, Chapter 69-836 became a law as well. Thereafter, the name of City of Reedy Creek was changed to City of Lake Buena Vista. The new name was derived from the name of a street in Burbank, California.

The Reedy Creek Improvement District was given all the powers that a city should have, thus it was met with controversy as to why it should be necessary to incorporate cities inside. Original plans designed by Walt Disney was to include a living area (“community of the future), but it was never established. Some of the ideas were assimilated into the EPCOT theme park and the Celebration. The residents in the city are Disney employees. Specifically, they reside in a small neighborhood in Royal Oak Court.

GETTING THERE

Tourists on plane will fly into Orlando International Airport. Almost all major US airlines serve the airport. Another alternative is the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, which is a bit far from the Walt Disney World. The airport receives flights from Iceland and the United Kingdom.

Tourists by car can access Walt Disney World via I-4. Florida Turnpike is also another road alternative, especially when driving from south points like Miama. If tourists arrive from Port Canaveral, Florida State Road 528 will connect you to I-4.

Tourists also have another option: by train. Orlando and Kissimmee are served by the Amtrak’s Silver Service (Miami-New York City). Also, Sanford to Lorton, Virginia are served by Auto Train.

Tourists who want to travel by bus also have the following options:

  • Disney Magical Express – a popular options for guests in resort hotels in Disney. Free transportation is available to and from the airport, though it is imperative to book services ahead.
  • Disney Cruise Line – has the same bus services, serves between Walt Disney resort hotels and Port Canaveral terminal. It has a one-way fare of $35/person, but if you book a land-and-sea package, the price is included.
  • Mears Transportation – aside from running Disney’s bus lines, they also have their own buses and town cars for transportation of any local attractions.
  • Greyhound – long-distance bus serving Orlando and Kissimmee, which is nearer to the Walt Disney World.
  • LYNX – service by Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. Nine routes serve Walt Disney World and the adjacent places.

WEATHER

Disney World has an average high temperature of 83°F, and an average low temperature of 62°F. Warmest month is on July, and the coolest month is January. Maximum average precipitation falls in August.

WHAT TO WEAR

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light-colored and cool clothing, especially those made from cotton. Women can wear skirts and cool sundresses. Flip flops are definitely something to bring. If you plan to stay outdoors for longer hours, bring along a hat, a pair of shades for eye protection, and apply a generous amount of sunblock with a high SPF, applying every 2 to 3 hours.

During the rainy seasons, be sure to have a jacket or sweatshirt.

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

At Disney World, guests can enjoy rides, relax on the beach, shop till they drop, or even fish to their hearts’ delight. This is one place in the world where everyone—children and adults, can enjoy.

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Epcot
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • Disney’s Blizzard Beach
    • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Disney Springs
      • Pleasure Island
      • DisneyQuest
    • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
    • Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

FISHING

Lake Buena Vista is a wonderful lake which has been transfigured into the enchanted Walt Disney World. The theme park is famous not only for the world’s famous mouse. It also has a lot of fishing spots for anglers. Fishing excursions are made available in different resorts and beaches in the theme park. Listed are fishes found in the lake.

  • largemouth bass
  • bluegill
  • crappie
  • channel
  • sunfish

BEST MONTHS TO FISH

Below are the list of the best months and best seasons to fish in the Disney area.

  • largemouth bass — April to July
  • bluegill — March to September
  • crappie — end of fall to early spring
  • channel catfish — spring and early summer
  • sunfish — March to August

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR WHEN FISHING

The following are the most appropriate outfit when going for a fish:

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • light long sleeves, cool light-colored cotton outfits
  • jacket or other rain gear
  • boat shoes
  • sun screen with high SPF

The following should also be in your A-list:

  • camera
  • cooler
  • water or your preferred beverages – the temperature of the region, especially on summer, can cause increased water loss. Thus it is necessary to take in lots of fluids. This is recommended for people who spend most of their time outdoors.
  • food
  • medicine kit
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