A hearty "welcome home" is an appropriate greeting as you enter the gates of Disney's Old Key West Resort. This "home away from home" resort is designed for relaxation with its quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The 2 and 3 story bungalows are colored in soft, relaxing pastels of blue, pink and green, with tin roofs and gingerbread accents. This is reminiscent of the quaint villas of the turn of the century Key West. The lush landscaping with its flowering bushes, tropical plants and swaying palm trees are found amidst the waterways that wind throughout this large, spread out resort. In typical Disney style, the detail extends to shell and starfish imprints in the cement walkways and the "not so hidden" Mickey heads in the ornate white railings. Old Key West is a Disney Vacation Club resort, but vacant rooms are made available to the general public on a per night basis as with any other Disney resort.
The Old Key West Resort features large living areas, with beautiful views of the Lake Buena Vista golf course, neighboring woodlands, or the waterways. Four types of accommodations are available here: Deluxe Studios, One Bedroom Suites, Two Bedroom Suites and the Three-Bedroom Grand Villa. Full bathrooms have ceramic tiled floors and storage area in the vanity under the sink. The kitchenette area includes a start-up supply of coffee in addition to coffee mugs, glasses, paper bowls and plates, and plastic cutlery. The picturesque view can be enjoyed from the private balcony or patio. Handicapped accessible rooms are available here.Studios
Approximate # of Rooms:Deluxe Studio: 210, 1 Bedroom Villa: 210, 2 Bedroom Villa (including 2 bedroom lock-offs): 453, 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: 24
# Handicap Accessible Rooms:Deluxe Studio: 20, 1 Bedroom Villa: 20, 2 Bedroom Villa: 51, 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: 3
Note: Handicap-specific room locations differ according to the disability being accommodated.
Note: The only buildings with elevators are buildings 61-63.
Lounges and Pool Bars
Tip: Olivia’s offers a To Go menu, complete with appetizers, soups, salads and savory entrees.
At Old Key West, the Sandcastle Pool is behind Olivia’s. The focal points are the slide which is encased in a giant sand castle and sauna located inside the iconic lighthouse. A hot tub, kid’s pool and playground can also be found in the pool area.
There are three other additional quiet pool areas sprawled throughout the resort. Pool towels are available at all locations.
A number of poolside activities are scheduled each afternoon. Ranging from arts and crafts to trivia, there is a spectrum of games and challenges for families to participate in while they enjoy the water area.
Flying Fish Gameroom: Open 7am-10pm
Electric Eel Gameroom: Open 7am-10pm
Jogging Trail: Canal and Golf Course Trail (1.5 mile)
Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis Courts: Open 8am-10pm. Complimentary volleyballs, tennis balls, shuffleboard equipment and tennis racquets may be checked out at Hank’s Rent ‘N Return.
Outdoor Campfire and Movie: Each night there is a complimentary showing of a Disney film. Located next to Family Tree, the feature film changes daily (consult recreation calendar given upon guest check-in for time, location and particular movie).
Guided Fishing Excursions: For a fee, an expert guide will host your group during a catch-and-release fishing trip in some of the lakes on Disney property. Available times are 7am, 10am, and 1:30pm. Reservations required (407) WDW-BASS or visit the Concierge desk.
Community Hall Activities: Open 9am-7pm. Stop in for video games, arts and crafts and free DVD rentals. For a fee, there are organized activities to participate in such as ceramics and crafts.
Barbeque Pavilion: Located near the pool next to building 19, the pool next to building 42 and the pool near building 55. Charcoal can be purchased at Conch Flats General Store, and utensils are available at Hank’s Rent ‘N Return.
Playground: Located near Sandcastle Pool, Turtle Pond Pool and Southpoint Pool
Conch Flats General Store: Open 7am-11pm (Disney Vacation Club and resort souvenirs, luggage, sundries, snacks and limited grocery items)
Magic Kingdom: Bus
Hollywood Studios: Bus
Animal Kingdom: Bus
Water Parks: Bus
Disney Springs: Bus or Boat
Note: The bus stop is located outside of the lobby and near the conference center with buses departing approximately every 20 minutes. The boat dock is located on the waterfront behind the lobby.