Disney's Old Key West Resort

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Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Old Key West Resort logo.svg
Location Downtown Disney Resort Area
Resort type Disney Vacation Club Resort
Opened December 20, 1991
Theme Turn-of-the-century Key West
Areas Miller's Road, North Cove Road, Peninsular Road, Old Turtle Pond Road, South Point Road
Rooms 761
Suites 1 - 3 Bedroom Vacation Homes
Green lodge yes

Disney's Old Key West Resort is a Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. It opened on December 20, 1991 and was formerly known as Disney's Vacation Club Resort up until January 1996 when it was renamed. It was the first Disney Vacation Club Timeshare Resort, and has the largest rooms of any of the seven Disney Vacation Club Resorts. The accommodations include kitchen facilities and a laundry room. The rooms are designed in a Key West theme. Rooms are also available year-round for rental by non-members (and members) as Disney Vacation Club retains ownership of a majority of the resort.

In October 2007, the resort received designation in the Florida Green Lodging Program.[1]

In 2010 Disney renovated the guest rooms at this resort, updating the kitchen with all new counter tops, new flooring throughout the rooms, and replaced all the tvs with flat screens.[2]

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Guest Rooms[edit]

Deluxe Studio - 390 sq ft (36 m2)

Studios at Disney's Old Key West Resort features 2 queen sized beds, a nightstand, a small round table with 2 chairs, a ceiling fan, a TV, a closet, a small patio/balcony, and a kitchenette. The kitchenette comes with a microwave, toaster, 12-cup coffee maker, a sink, and a mini-refrigerator. The patio, patio/balcony features 2 chairs and a small table. The Studios are the only Disney Vacation Club studios that feature 2 beds rather than a bed and pull-out couch.

One Bedroom Villas - 1,005 sq ft (93.4 m2)

One Bedroom Villas feature a large great room with a couch, love seat, a large plush chair that opens into a twin bed, flat-panel TV, 4-person dining room table, and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom features a king sized bed, a chair with ottoman, and a large closet. In the master bath, there is a two person jacuzzi tub, 2 sinks, and a stand-up shower. Attached to the master bathroom is a laundry room, with a full-sized washer and dryer.

Two Bedroom Villas - 1,410 sq ft (131 m2)

A Two Bedroom Villa is the same as a One Bedroom, plus an additional bedroom off the living room, which is almost 100% comparable to a Studio. The only exception is that in some of the Two Bedroom Villas there is an additional walk-in closet in place of the studio entrance door and an additional sink in place of the kitchenette.

Three Bedroom Grand Villas - 2,375 sq ft (220.6 m2)

The Grand Villas sleep 12 people, and feature 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 double beds, and 1 queen sleeper sofa. They have 4 bathrooms and a very large living room area with all of the amenities contained in the One and Two Bedroom Villas. Grand Villas are the least expensive Grand Villas compared to the other Disney Vacation Club Resorts.

Dining[edit]

Olivia's Cafe is the only sit down restaurant at Disney's Old Key West Resort. Olivia's Cafe offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, with a few Key West touches.

Good's Food to Go is a counter service restaurant located on the Turtle Krawl, located at the Hospitality House near the feature pool. Good's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It serves fresh fruit and pastry for breakfast, with a small selection of hot items. For lunch and dinner, you can get hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and sandwich wraps. There is also a simple dessert menu and children's menu.

Gurgling Suitcase is the bar at Disney's Old Key West Resort. They offer drinks and simple snacks.

Turtle Shack is a counter service location at the village pool on Old Turtle Pond Road. It offers a smaller menu than Good's Food to Go. The Turtle Shack is open seasonally and weather permitting.

Transportation[edit]

Disney's Old Key West Resort is served by Disney Transport bus and watercraft transportation. For bus service, there are five bus stops located throughout the resort. They are listed in the order that the bus picks up guests. Peninsular Road (Buildings 23 - 29), South Point Road (Buildings 45 - 56), Old Turtle Pond Road (Buildings 30 - 44), Miller's Road (Buildings 15 - 22 and 62 - 64), and North Cove Road/Hospitality House (Buildings 11 - 14). Buses at Disney's Old Key West Resort have direct routes to all theme parks and Downtown Disney. The exception is the bus services to Downtown Disney, which is in this order: Hospitality House (as an "Internal Resort Bus"), Miller's Road, Peninsular Road, South Point, Old Turtle Pond Road and back to Hospitality House as Downtown Disney. Watercraft service is available to Downtown Disney, with connecting service to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island and Disney's Port Orleans Resort at Downtown Disney Marketplace. Transportation to a Walt Disney World Resort Golf Course is also available by taxi, which will be arranged by the Bell Services Desk, located at the Hospitality House. Upon return to Disney's Old Key West Resort, the Pro Shop at the golf course will arrange a return taxi. This service is free of charge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walt Disney World News for the week of October 21". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ Clawson, Jessica (2010-07-28). "OLD KEY WEST RESORT MAKEOVER". the Disney Driven life. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 

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Coordinates: 28°22′25″N 81°32′03″W / 28.373583°N 81.534111°W / 28.373583; -81.534111