The Visitor’s Guide to Disney’s Old Key West

Are you looking for an unforgettable vacation that the whole family will love? Disney’s Old Key West has everything you need for the ultimate Disney vacation.

The resort is not only the perfect place to stay for your trip to Disney World, but it also offers all-inclusive luxuries for all ages.

From amazing restaurants, shimmering pools, and great excursions, there’s always something to do. However, it’s also the ultimate place to relax with a state-of-the-art spa and large rooms with all the amenities.

Keep reading our guide for the lowdown on what to do at the Old Key West Disney resort so you can plan an amazing trip for yourself and your family.

Old Key West Amenities

If you’re taking your whole family to Florida and need a place to stay that’s big enough for everyone, Disney’s Old Key West is the perfect place to call home. The resort is a community of Conch Flat villas with beautiful water views and features that will make you feel right at home.

The resort grounds are quite large and even have their own internal public transportation service to get around. The villas surround the Sassagoula River, multiple lakes, and a golf course, so you can request a suite with a view.

The villas are one, two, and three-bedroom, and they each include a full kitchen or kitchenette so you can cook together instead of going out. The living and dining rooms are spacious enough for the whole family, and each suite includes a washer and dryer so you can pack lightly.

You will also enjoy a private balcony where you can watch the sun go down and the palm trees sway in the wind. Once you’re settled into your villa, it’s time to explore. Let’s look at where to eat and what to do in Old Key West next.

The Best Food at Old Key West

Olivia’s Cafe serves amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the grounds of Disney’s Old Key West Resort. They’re known for classic southern fares like banana bread French toast, fried chicken, and top-of-the-line seafood that Florida is known for. You can also find menu items with a Caribbean twist,

Olivia’s Cafe is a convenient and casual dining option for guests at Disney Old Key West; however, the food is so good that non-guests flock to the restaurant too.

What to Do in Old Key West

The resort offers amazing amenities and activities to keep your time occupied. But don’t worry, most of the Old Key West attractions are leisurely and relaxing. This is a vacation, after all.

First, tee up and play a round of golf at the beautifully manicured golf course that surrounds the resort. New golfers of all ages can even schedule lessons with professional instructors.

Spend the day lounging poolside at one of the many Old Key West swimming holes. The main pool is a 149,000-gallon pool that features a sandcastle waterslide, sand beach, whirlpool spa, kiddie pool, and sauna.

There are also three quiet pools for all ages throughout the property that each have a whirlpool spa as well. Next to the main pool, there is a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with everything you need to get in a great workout.

These Old Key West points of interest are already exciting, but there are also fun things to do all around you. Let’s look at your excursion options when you stay at Disney’s Old Key West next.

The Best Old Key West Excursions

Disney’s Old Key West resort is a short boat ride away from the Downtown Disney plaza, also known as Disney Springs, and all the excitement that happens there. There are amazing shops, more dining options, activities, a movie theatre, and more.

If you’re looking for a romantic night out, you could book a sunset dinner cruise through St. John’s Rivership Company. It includes dinner, live music, dancing, drinks, and a gorgeous view of the sunset from the water.

Of course, you are extremely conveniently located to all of the theme parks in Orlando. You can easily get to:

  • Universal’s Island of Adventure
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Magic Kingdom Park
  • Discovery Cove
  • SeaWorld
  • Disney’s Epcot
  • Fun Spot America
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • World of Avatar
  • and more

The best thing about staying at Disney’s Old Key West Resort is that you are close to everything in Orlando but feel far away at the quiet resort.

Another popular thing to do in Orlando is going to museums. This is a great way to get a break from the heat and have an educational experience. The most popular Orlando museums and other attractions are:

  • Museum of Illusions
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The Titanic Museum
  • WonderWorks
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • LEGOLand
  • The Wheel at Icon Park

If you want to learn more about the city, there are also great Orlando sightseeing tours, and you can even take a helicopter tour over all of the theme parks.

More Great Disney Resorts

Disney Resorts always go above and beyond to offer an unforgettable vacation experience. If you’re planning a trip to South Carolina, we’re particularly fond of the Hilton Head DVC.

Other great Disney Vacation Club resorts are:

  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, California
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort in Orlando, Florida
  • Aulani Disney Resorts in Ko Olina, Hawaii

Being a Disney Vacation Club member has great perks, but not all Disney resorts are exclusive to DVC members. For instance, anyone can book at Disney’s Old Key West resort.

Book the Trip of a Lifetime at Disney’s Old Key West

Whether you want to lounge by the Old Key West pool all day or hit up all the theme parks Orlando has to offer, one thing is for sure. You will never forget your time at Disney’s Old Key West resort.

Your family will love feeling secluded away in their own villa while still being close to all the Disney action.






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