Sitting amid 1,500 palm-filled acres just outside Disney's back gate, this huge luxury resort hotel has a private lake with watercraft, three golf courses, and miles of trails for strolling, bicycling, jogging, and horseback riding. Tropical birds, plants, and a museum's treasure of Asian sculpture fill the 18-story atrium, which can be viewed from the glass-fronted elevators. Rooms overlooking Disney have a spectacular view of the evening fireworks at Epcot and the Magic
Kingdom, and guests can watch the giant hot-air balloon rise and lower at Downtown Disney. The shuttle to Disney, Universal, and SeaWorld is part of the daily resort fee, which also includes Internet access.