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Walt Disney World Airport

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Walt Disney World Airport

Walt Disney World Airport
Airport type Private
Owner Walt Disney Company
Location Bay Lake, Florida
Coordinates 28°24′00″N 81°34′17″W / 28.4°N 81.5715°W / 28.4; -81.5715

Direction Length Surface
ft m
2,000 x 100 609.6 x 30.5 asphalt

Walt Disney World Airport, also known as Lake Buena Vista Airport and Lake Buena Vista STOLport, (IATA: DWS) is a former private-use airport owned by the Walt Disney Company, located within Walt Disney World, just east of Walt Disney World Speedway, in Bay Lake in Orange County, Florida, United States. It is currently not registered as an active airport by the FAA or ICAO.


Lake Buena Vista Airport was built in 1971 to serve as a private no-fly zone in place since 2003; however, the runway is fully intact and may be visible to motorists traveling along World Drive toward the Transportation and Ticket Center, as well as by passengers on the monorail.


There has been no scheduled or unscheduled commercial service to this airport since the early 1980s, despite being listed in the airport databases of airlines such as Orlando Sanford International Airport.

External links

  • DWS at Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields
  • "The short, short life of Disney World's STOLport", Jim Hill
  • Yesterland: This Week at Walt Disney World, Summer 1972
  • DWS on WikiMapia

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