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Old Key West

Disney’s Old Key West Resort is another Disney Vacation Club resort, but this one has all of the vibes of the Florida Keys. Between that island feels, beautiful palm trees, golf-course fairways, and more, you definitely get a tropical paradise feel.

Overview

The Deluxe Villa Resort can be found in the Disney Springs Resort Area near Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter, Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. 

There are two forms of complimentary Disney transportation available, along with multiple dining offerings, and more. Plus, the rooms are more than your standard room with some featuring amenities like a full kitchen, a washer and a dryer, and a porch or a balcony.

Here’s everything you need to know about staying at Old Key West.

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Rooms And Bathrooms

There are two types of room to book at Old Key West: studios and villas. Depending on the room you book, you can even sleep up to 12 adults. 

Of course, the rooms feature the standard amenities, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board.

The rooms also include some great amenities like a microwave, a fully-equipped kitchen with either a full or mini-refrigerator, a washer and dryer in the villa-style rooms, a DVD player, and more. 

If you’re wondering about outlets and USB ports, there are plenty of outlets, but USB ports are scarce. Some of the rooms have them, whereas others don’t. Usually, the USB ports are located by the TV and not near the bedroom nightstands. So, definitely keep that in mind.

Regarding storage, only some of the beds have space underneath to store luggage. But, there is also closet and drawer space for your belongings, including in the bathrooms.

The bathroom areas also don’t have a door closing off the toilet and shower area, unlike many other hotel rooms across WDW. They are just one big space featuring the sink and vanity area, the shower/bathtub, and the toilet.

Here are the rooms available to book. You can check out room layouts below.

Villas

  • 1 Bedroom Villa: Views of Water, Woodlands, or Fairways; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair; Full kitchen, dining area, washer and dryer, whirlpool tub
Sitting room in Old Key West Villas
Old Key West villas bedroom
  • 2 Bedroom Villa: Views of Water, Woodlands, or Fairways; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair; Full kitchen, dining area, washer and dryer, 2 bathrooms
Old Key West villas bathroom
  • 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: Views of Water, Woodlands, or Fairways; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 2 Double Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair; Full kitchen, washer and dryer, multiple bathrooms, porch
Old Key West 3 bedroom grand villa
Old Key West 3 bedroom grand villa

Studios

  • Deluxe Studio: Views of Water, Woodlands, or Fairways; 2 Queen Beds; Kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, porch or balcony
Old Key West Deluxe Studio
Old Key West Deluxe Studio

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the main lobby. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Old Key West Resort at Walt Disney World
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The lobby has plenty of seating for guests and, of course, embodies the Old Key West theme. You can find the gift store close by, along with the Hospitality House (as seen above) and several food options, like Olivia’s Cafe.

As for the pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express), you can find it near the main lobby, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Pros And Cons

Old Key West

Resort category: Disney Vacation Club

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Pros: Largest rooms of all the DVC properties, least expensive of the DVC resorts, great theming, good on-site eating options, on-site activities (volleyball, shuffleboard, basketball, golf and three lighted tennis courts are available)

Cons: Can feel isolated, bus rides can be long, maintenance and Mousekeeping get more complaints here than most other resorts

Old Key West room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Deluxe StudioQueen4
1 Bedroom VillaKing5
2 Bedroom VillaKing9
3 Bedroom VillaQueen12

Resort Map

Old Key West

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • How to rent DVC points to stay in a Deluxe Villa and pay moderate prices
  • DISboards.com thread with pics and info
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, to spa and fitness, there are several amenities offered to guests at Old Key West.

    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

    Conch Flats General Store at Disney's Old Key West Resort
    • Conch Flats General Store: Shop for groceries, snacks, sundries, hotel logo items, souvenirs, and more.
    • Laundry Services: Villas with one or more bedrooms have in-room washers and dryers. There is also a 24-hour self-service laundry rooms near each of the four pools. 
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies by the Sandcastle Pool deck.
    • Old Key West Exercise Room: High-tech exercise facility with state-of-the-art training equipment.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    Old Key West has one feature pool and three leisure pools. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

    Swimming pool at Disney's Old Key West Resort

    Feature Pool

    • Sandcastle Pool: Has a 125-foot-long waterslide through a giant sandcastle, a sand beach, decorative dolphins spouting water, a whirlpool spa, and a dry sauna inside the pool deck’s lighthouse. There’s also a kiddie pool.

    Leisure Pools

    • There are three leisure pools that are for all ages. Each also has its own whirlpool spa. You can find the leisure pools in the Old Turtle Pond, South Point, and Miller’s Road sections.

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Electric Eel Gameroom
    • Flying Fish Gameroom
    • 3 Playgrounds (near main feature pool, the pool area at Old Turtle Pond, and the pool area at South Point
    • Jogging
    • Volleyball
    • Fishing
    • Basketball Court
    • Tennis
    • Bike Rentals
    • Surrey Bike Rentals
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows
    • Conch Flats Community Hall (complimentary foosball, pool, video games, ping-pong and shuffleboard, equipment for tennis, basketball and volleyball, make crafts, and sign out DVDs)

    How to get from Old Key West to anywhere at Disney World

    There are two main forms of transportation available: buses and water transportation. Bus stops can be found throughout Old Key West. There is also a ferryboat that transports guests to and from Disney Spring. All of the different ways to get from Old Key West to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Old Key West

    You can find a few different options here. Take note that Olivia’s Cafe has Mobile Dine Check-In, meaning you’ll check-in using the My Disney Experience app rather than going to the host stand. When your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specific location. You can read more about the dining options below.

    Olivia’s Cafe also has Table Service To Go, which allows guests to Mobile Order and take their meal back to their room. You can read more about the dining options below. 



    Breakfast

    Good’s Food To Go (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Old Key West - Good’s Food To Go (breakfast)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Quick spot to grab a hot breakfast

    Cons: Only outdoor seating is available


    Olivia’s Cafe (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Old Key West - Olivia’s Cafe (breakfast)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Hidden gem with fantastic food (especially the Banana Bread French Toast) and service, almost always easy to get in

    Cons: Bit expensive


    Lunch

    Gurgling Suitcase (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Old Key West - Gurgling Suitcase (lunch)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great drink options, food can be ordered from the adjacent Olivia's Cafe, well themed

    Cons: Small lounge


    Good’s Food To Go (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Old Key West - Good’s Food To Go (lunch)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great spot to grab standard fare (like burgers and hot dogs), but other options are available as well (including pita, salads, and soft-serve ice cream)

    Cons: Only outdoor seating is available


    Olivia’s Cafe (lunch)

    Table Service

    Old Key West - Olivia’s Cafe (lunch)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Hidden gem with fantastic food and service, almost always easy to get in

    Cons: Bit expensive


    Dinner

    Gurgling Suitcase (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Old Key West - Gurgling Suitcase (dinner)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great drink options, food can be ordered from the adjacent Olivia's Cafe, well themed

    Cons: Small lounge


    Good’s Food to Go (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Old Key West - Good’s Food to Go (dinner)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Great spot to grab standard fare (like burgers and hot dogs), but other options are available as well (including pita, salads, and soft-serve ice cream)

    Cons: Only outdoor seating is available


    Olivia’s Cafe (dinner)

    Table Service

    Old Key West - Olivia’s Cafe (dinner)

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Hidden gem with fantastic food and service, almost always easy to get in

    Cons: Bit expensive


    Everything Else

    Turtle Shack

    Quick Service

    Old Key West - Turtle Shack

    Location: Old Key West

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Basic menu and drink options available

    Cons: Open seasonally, limited seating


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