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Disney’s Old Key West Resort Review & Room Tour

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Are you considering a getaway to Disney’s Old Key West Resort? Before you make any reservations, you absolutely must read this comprehensive article that provides an in-depth overview of everything this enchanting resort has to offer. From the sprawling grounds and charming Studios to the spacious multi-bedroom Villas, you’ll discover why this resort is a top choice for families and Disney enthusiasts.

Entrance to Disney's Old Key West Resort.

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Disney’s Old Key West Resort Overview

Disney’s Old Key West Resort offers a unique experience with its lush and tropical scenery, quaint furnished villas and studios. This resort is the original Disney Vacation Club resort, but can also be booked at a regular rate for those who do are not DVC members.

Throughout the resort are lounge chairs, hammocks and outdoor pools surrounded with plenty of shade trees, creating an idyllic oasis for all to enjoy.

The resort’s common areas feature classic Florida style architecture with cozy lounges, winding pathways and a variety of restaurants. Guests can explore the boardwalk, scenic beachfront or simply relax in one of the many outdoor seating areas.

Hospitality House at Disney's Old Key West Resort.
Hospitality House

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Disney’s Old Key West Resort Room Types

The resort offers both studios and villas for those who wish to stay onsite and also happen to be the largest rooms out of all DVC resorts. Studios sleep up to four adults with two queen-size beds, while villas can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Hospitality House at Disney's Old Key West.
Old Key West Hospitality House

Deluxe Studio

Deluxe Studios rooms offer plenty of amenities and provide an array of comforts such as two queen beds, a small kitchenette, and a private balcony or deck.

One-Bedroom Villas, Two Bedroom Villas, & Three-Bedroom Villas

Multi-bedroom villas are also available for larger families or groups traveling together. All villas offer a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and have more spacious living areas.

Building 35 at Disney's Old Key West Resort near Turtle Pond.
Building 35 Near Turtle Pond

One-Bedroom Suite Room Tour

For our family of 5, we chose a 1-Bedroom Villa. This room can accommodate 5 guests with a king bed, a pull-out queen-size sleeper sofa, and a twin-size pull-out chair bed.

Living Room

The living area is very spacious with a chair and ottoman, couch, love seat, coffee table, and large television. The room is surrounded by large picturesque windows.

Living room in a 1-Bedroom suite at Old Key West Resort.
Living Room
A chair in a 1-bedroom suite at Disney's Old Key West folded out into a twin bed.
Pull-Out Chair Bed in Living Room

Dining Area

The dining are has a table with four chairs. Next to the table are shelves, a cabinet and a counter top. We used this area to store our park bag, ponchos, personal fans, and to charge our Magic Bands.

Dining table in 1-bedroom suite at Old Key West.
Dining Area
Storage and shelves in dining are of a suite at Disney's Old Key West.
Storage Area in Dining Area

Kitchen

This room had full kitchen including a full-size refrigerator, microwave, sink, and a dishwasher. The kitchen was stocked with cookware and dishes. There was also an island with more shelves for storage, which is where we kept our snacks.

Fridge, range, and microwave in 1-bedroom Old Key West Resort suite.
Cabinets, sink, and dishwasher in an Old Key West suite.
Sink & Dishwasher
Kitchen island in an Old Key West suite.
Kitchen Island

Laundry

Having a washer and dryer right in the room was AMAZING! I did a load of laundry almost every day. This way we were able to just pack carryon luggage and avoid the chance of losing checked luggage.

Washer and dryer in a suite at Disney's Old Key West.
Washer & Dryer
Ironing Board and brooms in a 1-bedroom suite at Old Key West.
Ironing Board & Brooms

Bathroom

The bathroom was split into two rooms. One room had a sink and vanity, toilet, and shower. The other room had a vanity, whirlpool tub, and closet.

Toilet and shower in Old Key West suite bathroom.
Toilet & Shower
Vanity in the bathroom with a shower.
Bathroom Vanity
Vanity and whirlpool tub in a split bathroom.
Second Vanity & Whirlpool Tub
Closet in the bathroom at Old Key West.
Closet in Bathroom

Bedroom

The bedroom was spacious with a king-size bed and nightstands on either side. There was a chair, a bench with drawers, a dresser, and a large tv.

KIng Bed, nightstands, char, and dresser in a bedroom at Old Key West.
Separate Bedroom
Dresser, tv, and bench in a suite at Old Key West Resort.
Dresser & TV

Deck/Patio

The deck was large and had four chairs. There was a door to get to the patio from both the bedroom and the living room.

Pools at Old Key West

Disney’s Old Key West has 4 pools for resort guests to enjoy. A large main pool with a water slide and 3 smaller quiet pools.

Hospitality House Main Pool

The main pool near the Hospitality House is the largest, and busiest pool. This is where we spent most of our time.

Main pool at Disney's Old Key West.
Main Pool

This pool has a Mickey Mouse-shaped water slide that runs through a giant sand castle. There is a spa, a kiddie pool, sand to play with, and a playground.

Mickey-shaped sand castle water slide at Disney's Old Key West Resort.
Sand Castle Water Slide
A large hot tub at Disney's Old Key West.
Main Pool Hot Tub

The main pool also has a sauna, located inside the giant lighthouse.

Lighthouse sauna at Disney's Old Key West.
Lighthouse Sauna
Playground near the main pool at Old Key West.
Playground Near the Main Pool

Quiet Pools

Old Key West Resort also three quiet pools at Old Turtle Pond, South Point and Miller’s Road. Each quiet pool has a whirlpool spa as well as a playground.

Old Turtle Pond quiet pool.
Old Turtle Pond Pool
Playground near Old Turtle Pond pool.
Playground Near Old Turtle Pond Pool

Old Key West Recreation Options

Disney’s Old Key West Resort also offers a wide variety of recreational options for guests as well as daily activities.

Bike Rental

Guests can rent bikes to explore the resort. The bike rental shop is located next to the main pool and can be rented for $9-$20 from Conch Flats Community Hall. Surrey Bikes are also available for rent and will hold 2-4 passengers.

A row of bikes available for rent at Old Key West.
Bikes for Rent
Surrey Bikes for rent at Disney World.
Surrey Bikes for Rent

Tennis Courts & Volley Ball Courts

Old Key West Resort has two tennis courts available for all guests. There is no additional fee to use the courts. Check out equipment for tennis and volleyball at Conch Flats Community Hall.

Tennis Courts at Old Key West Resort in Orlando.
Tennis Court

Fishing

For those looking for a more relaxing activity, the resort also offers bass fishing excursions. You can choose to fish for 2 or 4 hours. All Walt Disney World Resort fishing excursions include: an experienced guide, rod and reel, tackle, artificial and/or live bait (NITRO boats will not offer live bait), and assorted Coca-Cola® beverages.

Movies Under the Stars

Disney’s Old Key West Resort offers complimentary viewing of favorite Disney classics at the Sandcastle Pool on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:30 pm.

A board with a list of activities at Disney's Old Key West Resort at Disney World.
Activity Schedule

Basketball Court

Old Key West Resort also has a basketball court for guests to enjoy. There is no additional fee to use the courts. You are able to rent a basketball at the resort. We were not charged for this.

Two kids playing basketball at Old Key West Resort.
Basketball Court

Fitness Center

The resort’s fitness center is located next to the Hospitality House and offers plenty of equipment such as treadmills, free weights, ellipticals, and much more. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and is accessible with your room key or Magic Band

Fitness room at Disney's Old Key West.
Old Key West Exercise Room

Jogging Trail

The resort also features a 1.37 mile running trail that is perfect for those who want to stay active while on vacation. The trail winds through the grounds and passes by some of the pools, water areas, and golf course. It’s a great way to explore the resort!

Resort Activities

Conch Flats Community Hall offers foosball, pool, video games, ping-pong and shuffleboard. This is also where you will check out equipment for tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Conch Flats Community Hall at Disney's Old Key West resort.
Conch Flats Community Hall

There are also crafts offered at different times. My kids were able to tie-dye their own Mickey Mouse shirts, which they LOVED! We paid $36 for two shirts. Conch Flats is open seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Two kids wearing Mickey Mouse tie-dyed shirts made at Old Key West Resort.
Tie-Dyed Shirts Made at Old Key West Resort

Campfire S’mores

Each night from 6:00 – 7:00 guests are able to make their own s’mores by the campfire. We did this one night and it was so much fun!

Two Hershey's bars and a pack of graham crackers.
S’mores Kit

You can purchase a s’mores kit for $5 at Conch Flat Community Hall, but cast members had complimentary marshmallows, OREOs, and chocolate chip cookies that could also be used.

A boy holding a s'more at Old Key West Resort.
Enjoying S’mores at Old Key West

Disney’s Old Key West Dining Options

There are a few places to grab a bite to eat when staying at or visiting Old Key West.

Olivia’s Cafe

Olivia’s Cafe is a table-service restaurant serving brunch and dinner. It has a casual atmosphere and offers Caribbean-inspired dishes such as banana bread pudding, buttermilk chicken, and coconut curry. Reservations are required.

Entrance to Olivia's Cafe.
Olivia’s Cafe

Good’s to Go

Good’s To Go is the resort’s quick-service restaurant. This is where you can find sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, snacks, and Mickey waffles.

Good's To Go quick service at Old Key West.
Good’s To Go

Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks

Turtle Shack is the poolside food stand located near the Turtle Pond pool. This is where we would grab snacks such as chicken tenders, sandwiches, salads, and more!

Turtle Shack snack bar.
Turtle Shack

Gurgling Suitcase Libations & Spirits

The Gurgling Suitcase is a Key West-style bar serving wine and domestic and imported beer. If you are hungry, the brunch and dinner menus from Olivia’s Cafe are available.

Gurgling Suitcase bar at Old Key West.
Gurgling Suitcase

Transportation to and from Disney’s Old Key West Resort

The great thing about staying at a Walt Disney World Resort is the free transportation offered to guests.

Bus Transportation & Schedule

Buses are available from Old Key West to all four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT), as well as to Disney Springs. You can find the bus schedule for Old Key West in the My Disney Experience app.

Bus schedule for Disney's Old Key West Resort.
Bus Schedule

Boat Transportation

Along with bus transport, you can also take a boat to Disney Springs. There are boats running on a regular basis from Old Key West to Disney Springs.

Boat to Disney Springs at Old Key West.
Ferry Dock

Shopping at Conch Flats General Store

Conch Flats General Store is Old Key West’s gift shop. This is the place to go for all your needs while at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. They offer a wide variety of items such as snacks, drinks, souvenirs and more!

Conch Flats General Store at Old Key West.
Conch Flats General Store

The store also has a selection of groceries so you can purchase items to cook in your villa, but we found it more cost effective to order groceries for delivery to our room.

Conch Flats General Store at Old Key West.
Conch Flats General Store

Old Key West Lobby

The lobby of Disney’s Old Key West Resort is a great place to relax and enjoy the resort. There are many services offered here such as a concierge desk, business center, ticket sales and more! Check in at the front desk if you need any help or information.

Disney's Old Key West Lobby.
Old Key West Lobby

Deluxe Resort Perks

Staying at A Disney Deluxe Resort has certain perks which may help you when you decide where to stay on your vacation.

Early Entry

All Disney Resorts, and a few Good Neighbor Hotels, are able to enter the theme parks 30 minutes before it opens to the general public to get a jump-start on riding attractions for the day.

Early Entry sign at Epcot.
Early Entry at Epcot

Extended Evening Hours

For guests of Deluxe resorts like Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Contemporary Resort, and Grand Floridian, you are able to get an extra two hours at select parks on select days.

During our stay, we had two extra hours at Magic Kingdom on Wednesdays and two extra hours on Monday. Check Disney’s schedule for dates during your stay.

Cinderella Castle at night.
Cinderella Castle During Extended Evening Hours

Disney’s Old Key West Resort Review

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is a great option for those looking to stay near Disney Springs. The resort offers spacious villas, plenty of amenities and activities, as well as easy transportation to all four theme parks.

What We Loved

We found it was great for families because we were able to spread out and not be on top of each other while relaxing in our room. We took an afternoon break each day to escape the heat and this perk was invaluable.

Having a washer and dryer right in our room was also one of the greatest things ever! I have seriously considered joining the Disney Vacation Club just so I can always have access to laundry right in my room!

The pool was amazing and the waterslide was a huge plus! We also loved the basketball court and jogging trail, which were great for staying active while on vacation.

A large red and white lighthouse at Old Key West Resort.
Disney’s Old Key West

What We Didn’t Love

The only negative we can think of is that the resort is spread out and it can be a bit of a hike to get to the Hospitality House, depending on your room location. You are able to catch the bus and ride it to get within the resorts bus stops, which was nice.

Our room was located near Turtle Pond and we found it easier to walk to the Hospitality House and pool. This walk took us about 12 minute walk.

Turtle Pond bus stop at Old Key West.
Turtle Pond Bus Stop

Final Thoughts

Overall, Disney’s Old Key West Resort is a great option for those visiting the area. It offers plenty of amenities and activities as well as easy transportation to all four theme parks and Disney Springs. The villas are spacious and comfortable, making them perfect for families of any size!

If you’re looking for a resort with all the comforts of home, Disney’s Old Key West Resort is definitely the place to stay! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed vacation, this resort has something for everyone.

Balconies on an Old Key West Resort building.
Disney’s Old Key West

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