Disney's Old Key West Resort Review
About Disney's Old Key West Resort
When the setting sun sinks into shimmering waters of the Trumbo Canal, Disney's Old Key West Resort transports visitors to a South Florida sunset celebration. The vista shows a parade of pleasure boats, palm trees and a bustling street scene as its backdrop, complete with hurricane drinks, lighthouse views and steel drum music.
Encompassing 156 acres in the Downtown Disney neighborhood, the 549-unit resort overlooks Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. The hotel debuted in 1991 and is among the oldest, most spacious and most affordable Walt Disney World Deluxe Villa properties.
By day, visitors can rent bikes or boats and enjoy a scenic ride to Downtown Disney along the Trumbo Canal and the Sassagoula River. When the mercury rises, kids can splash and swim in one of four resort pools, including a fun-filled feature pool with a sandcastle-themed slide.
When evening comes, extended families can convene on expansive porches for snacks and sunset-viewing, or meet on the "Turtle Krawl" (the resort promenade) for cocktails and conch chowder. Those with more time on their hands can board a boat to Downtown Disney for a full night of shopping, dining and merry-making.
Villa accommodations range from Deluxe Studios, which sleep four guests, and a child under 3 in a crib, to three-bedroom Grande Villas which sleep up to 12 people. One- and two-bedroom villas accommodate five and nine family members, respectively. One-bedroom and larger accommodations feature full kitchens, separate laundry rooms and expansive living rooms. Porches with extra elbow room are a space-stretching bonus for extended families.
While many families favor the resort for its "getaway" atmosphere, the downside of its remote location is ease of transportation throughout Disney World. If you're typically in a hurry, it's best to have a car.
Disney's Old Key West Resort Reviews
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