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Disney’s Old Key West Resort!

on August 17, 2015

Experience the romance of the Florida Keys at this tranquil community of Conch Flats—a sprawling island hamlet with shimmering waterways, swaying palm trees and manicured golf-course fairways. Delight in sun-soaked pools, casual dining and such amenities as fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. A peaceful tropical paradise, Disney’s Old Key West Resort is also just a boat ride away from the excitement of the Downtown Disney area.

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 – Dining Options – 

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Olivia’s Cafe’ – Savor hearty home cooking with a taste of the Florida Keys at this hidden gem at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. A longtime resident of Conch Flats, Olivia welcomes diners with Island-inspired dishes. This nautical-themed eatery has the friendly, familiar feel of a neighborhood institution and is a perennial favorite of many a Guest. A must-visit spot for breakfast, Olivia’s Cafe serves up traditional favorites as well as several of Olivia’s own specialties: the Conch Republic omelet and the banana bread French toast. Who is Olivia? Olivia Farnsworth lived in a small cottage along Turtle Krawl, upwind of the strip. Almost daily, she would invite curious passersby who smelled her cooking to come on in and pull up a chair. People loved her vibrant flavors and earthy personality, and, before long, she found herself setting more tables. Eventually, Olivia opened the doors to her eponymous cafe, which has been a haven for locals and a must-visit for out-of-towners ever since.

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Good’s Food to Go – It’s all good! Burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts, snacks and beverages are all ready to grab and go. Or, enjoy a cheeseburger, pizza nachos or even chicken noodle soup at a shaded picnic table near the main pool.

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 Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks – Crawl onto dry land for pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs and salads. Sweet treats, smoothies, wine, draft and bottled beer, and soft drinks are also available at this seasonal venue. A shuffleboard court and game room offer further diversions.

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Gurgling Suitcase – Libations and Spirits – Belly up to this cozy little Key West-style bar and try the Turtle Krawl, Sultry Seahorse or your drink of choice inside or by the pool. Wine and domestic and imported beer are also served. Hungry, too? The lunch and dinner menu from Olivia’s Cafe is available!

– Themed Pools – 

Swim in one of 4 unique pools amid swaying palms, shimmering waterways and ornate Victorian architecture. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.

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Glide down a 125-foot-long waterslide through a giant sandcastle, and sunbathe on a sand beach. Decorative dolphins spout water at this feature pool that recalls the carefree romantic attitude of the Florida Keys. After your swim, relax in the whirlpool spa and feel your cares melt away in a dry sauna inside the pool deck’s lighthouse. Located near Hospitality House, the main pool even has a kiddie pool for little ones.

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All-ages pools—each with a whirlpool spa—are located in the Old Turtle Pond, South Point and Miller’s Road sections. Offering a more relaxing respite, these pools are perfect for Guests looking to lounge the day away.

– Additional Recreation –

A fitness facility at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, featuring state-of-the-art strength training equipment. Stay fit while at Walt Disney World Resort with high-tech fitness machines to keep you going strong. Life Fitness treadmills, bicycles (regular and recumbent), ellipticals and stair climbers are available to Guests of Disney’s Old Key West Resort seeking cardiovascular exercise. Free weights and weight machines are also on site for those looking to pump iron while on vacation. A sauna is also available beneath the lighthouse by the main pool.

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Find helpful information about hours of operation, facility requirements and more. Requirements: Old Key West Exercise Room is complimentary for Guests staying at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. Guests must be 14 years and older to use the health club. Guests 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Hours of OperationOld Key West Exercise Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be required to use your Key to the World card. LockersLockers are available for your convenience. However, valuables should be secured in your hotel safe.

Conch Flats Community Hall – Play complimentary foosball, pool, video games, ping-pong and shuffleboard, and check out equipment for tennis, basketball and volleyball. Create one-of-a-kind crafts, and even sign out DVDs to enjoy in your Guest Room!

Campfire Activites – Gather ‘round as the sun goes down for old-fashioned family fun as you roast marshmallows by a crackling fire.

Movies Under the Stars – Watch favorite Disney films at complimentary outdoor screenings by the Sandcastle Pool deck.

Bike Rentals – Breeze by tranquil canals and rolling golf course fairways on a bike from Hank’s Rent ‘N Return.

Surrey Bike Rentals – Go for a jaunt in a covered bicycle built for 2—or 4!—available from Hank’s Rent ‘N Return.

Fishing – Enjoy a guided bass-fishing excursion—perfect for amateur anglers and seasoned sportsmen alike.

Tennis – Enjoy 2 lighted tennis courts near the main pool, plus a 3rd court on Old Turtle Pond Road. Complimentary racquets and tennis balls are available from Hank’s Rent ‘N Return with your Key to the World card.

Basketball Court – Shoot some hoops at the court near Hospitality House. Complimentary basketballs are available from Hank’s Rent ‘N Return with your Key to the World card.

Volleyball – Delight in beach volleyball on the court near Hospitality House. Volleyballs can be checked out from Hank’s Rent ‘N Return with your Key to the World card.

Jogging – Jog on a 1.37-mile-long path that winds along shimmering canals and golf course fairways.

Playgrounds – It’s 3 times the fun with 3 playgrounds for little ones. Children can climb and slide at play areas near the main feature pool, the pool area at Old Turtle Pond and the pool area at South Point.

Electric Eel Game Room – Play games classic and contemporary at this exciting arcade located near Hospitality House.

Flying Fish Game Room – Test your skills at this high-thrills arcade located near Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks.

If Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the place that you would like to call “home base” during your Disney vacation, please feel free to CONTACT ME! If you are still unsure about where you like stay during your vacation you can check out these posts, “How to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel” or “Walt Disney World Resort Hotels”, here you will find out additional information about each resort. If you are ready to Get The Magic Started please feel free to fill out my FREE QUOTE SHEET!

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