Old Key West Resort
Fact Sheet


Featured Information

Sample Villa Layouts - Not all villas may be in these exact layouts

Studio -- One Bedroom -- Two Bedroom -- Grand Villa

 

 


WHAT IS THE OLD KEY WEST RESORT?

Disney's Old Key West Resort (OKW) is a timeshare resort that is part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). The villas at this resort may be rented by DVC members and their guests using their points, and regular vacationers paying cash through Disney Reservations.

WILL I FEEL OUT OF PLACE IF I'M NOT A MEMBER?

Absolutely not! In fact, odds are that you won't have a clue as to who is and who isn't a member. All services and amenities are available to all OKW guests.

WILL THERE BE ANY PRESSURE TO BUY INTO THE DVC?

None at all. DVC representatives are available to answer your questions about the program if you're interested, and there is a channel on the television devoted to explaining the DVC -- that's it!

WHAT ARE THE VILLAS LIKE?

There are four types of villas at OKW:

Studios are similar to a Deluxe Resort room, with the addition of a small kitchenette. The kitchenette has a toaster, microwave, under-counter refrigerator with small freezer, coffeemaker, and bar sink. Disposable hot and cold drinking cups, paper plates and bowls, plastic utensils, a sponge, paper towels, a can opener and a corkscrew are furnished. Coffee, creamer, sugar and sweetener are supplied in small amounts. The room is 390 square feet and has two queen size beds, a nightstand, a small table with two chairs, and a ceiling fan. There is an armoire with a 32 inch flat screen TV and dresser drawers underneath, and a nice-sized closet. Inside the closet is a vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, portable crib with linens, and a safe. The bathroom, equipped with a hairdryer, is extremely large with drawers and under-sink storage. All villas have a patio or balcony with two chairs and small table. Studio units sleep four, plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib.

Walt Disney World Resort has complimentary Wi-Fi service available in all of its hotels and 4 theme parks. See our Internet Access page for details.

One Bedroom villas are 942 square feet and have a large "great room" with queen size sleep sofa, loveseat, chair (which opens to a single bed) and ottoman, full size dining table with four chairs, 32 inch flat screen TV, ceiling fan and a full kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped, including small appliances, wine glasses, mixing bowls, pots and pans, etc. It has a full size refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, stove and oven, microwave, and double sink with disposal. These villas also have a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a broom, dustpan, mop and vacuum cleaner are available for those who miss their domestic duties. As with the studio villas, paper towels, dish soap, coffee, creamer and sugar are supplied. Also included in the one-bedroom villas and larger is a small supply of dishwasher and laundry soap. Items available upon request are: bed rails, high chairs, napkins, placemats, voltage converters, hangers, and mixers.

The master bedroom is quite luxurious, with a king bed, chair and ottoman, two nightstands, armoire with 32 inch flat screen TV, with dresser drawers underneath, hope chest with drawers and ceiling fan. The master bedroom connects to a divided bathroom. The area of the bathroom has a full closet with safe, extra bedding and a portable crib with linens. This area also has a pedestal sink, wooden shelves, and large two-person Jacuzzi tub. The second area of the bathroom contains the toilet, very large shower, and second sink with large vanity. Both the master bedroom and the great room have glass-panel doors to the patio or balcony, which has a table with four chairs and ceiling fan with light. One-bedroom villas sleep five, plus one child under 3 in a crib.

High speed internet is available. The cable to make the connection is on the end table next to the sofa in the living room. We recommend the use of a wireless router to allow use of your computers on the dining table.

Note: In the older units, there is only one entrance to the bathroom and that is through the master bedroom. In the newer units (buildings numbered 30 and higher) the bathroom can also be accessed through the laundry room - a big bonus if someone is sleeping in the great room and those in the master bedroom would like some privacy.

Two-Bedroom units are a one-bedroom plus a studio combined, and are approximately 1395 square feet. There are two different layouts for the two-bedrooms. The "dedicated” two-bedroom has a second sink and vanity area in place of the kitchenette, and a second large closet in the space that would be the outside entrance for the studio and does not have an exterior door. The "lock-off" layout is simply a one-bedroom villa and a studio with a door that can be "locked off" between the two. These villas are especially suited for couples traveling together who want some privacy. Two-bedroom villas sleep nine, plus one child under 3 in a crib.

Three-Bedroom Grand Villas are 2375 square feet, beautiful, expensive and hard to get! All villas are two stories, with a full kitchen, dining room, great room, laundry room, master bedroom and bath, plus another bathroom on the first floor. The second floor consists of two bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom and TV. One bedroom has two queen-size beds and is very similar to the second bedroom of the two-bedroom unit, and the other is slightly smaller with two double beds. The great room has an open, two-story ceiling (as does the foyer), 32" TV, DVD player and stereo in an armoire, a dining area with four chairs, and queen size sofa sleeper, loveseat, and chair and ottoman. The dining room has a large table that seats eight, connecting to a home-size kitchen.

The master bedroom and bath are similar to the one and two-bedroom units, but the bedroom has a second easy chair, and the bathroom is laid out a bit differently. There is a full size bathroom off of the living room that is for any guests sleeping on the sofa. The living room and all bedrooms have ceiling fans. Of course, Grand Villas also have a balcony with dining table, four chairs, and ceiling fan with light.

HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?

Annual Pass holders can sometimes get discounts on rooms, depending on season and availability.  Tax is not included in the prices. DVC members should consult their Vacation Planner for points charts.

Resort room rack rates for Old Key West can be found here.

I hear that there are no more room key cards at Disney resort hotels. How do I get into my room?

Walt Disney World has converted their room keys and admission tickets from plastic cards to MagicBands, flexible plastic wristbands, resembling a watch or bracelet, that use Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Your MagicBand is linked to your My Disney Experience (MDE) account (http://allears.net/tp/my-magic-plus.htm) and acts as your Disney resort room key. Simply touch the Mickey symbol on your MagicBand to the RFID reader near your room door to gain entry. Read about using MagicBands for park admission, FastPass+ and more here: http://allears.net/tp/magic-bands.htm

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am. Express check-out is available to those paying by accepted credit cards. The bill will be left on your door on the morning of check-out.

WHAT ABOUT LOCATIONS AND VIEWS?

OKW has many views available, including water, golf course, woods...and some have all three.

There are also now two booking categories. For guests who wish to be in the Preferred Buildings close to the Hospitality House, request buildings 11, 12, 13, 14 and 23, 24, 25, 26 when you make your reservation. There is currently no extra charge for villas in these locations but you need to book the "near Hospitality House" booking category to get them.

NOTE: Buildings 62, 63 and 64 are the only resort buildings with elevators. Building 64 does not have a parking lot.

ARE THERE ANY SMOKING OR NON-SMOKING VILLAS?

As of June 1, 2007, all Disney resorts and guest rooms are now smoke free. There are designated outdoor smoking areas. Check the resort map or with a Cast Member for locations. Smoking on the patios and balconies is prohibited.

WHEN MAKING MY RESERVATION, SHOULD I INCLUDE ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS?

Like all WDW resorts, requests are noted on your reservation, but are not guaranteed. If you or one of your guests have special needs, you should make those needs known when booking your stay. Handicapped Accessible rooms are available but only the three newest buildings (62, 63 and 64) have elevators and many building have three floors, so be sure to request a first floor unit if necessary. (Be aware that Building 64 does not have its own parking lot.)

Most repeat visitors find that requesting a particular view (woods, golf course, water) or location (near a bus stop, quiet pool, etc for example) will yield better results than choosing a specific building. Buildings near the Hospitality House are no longer requests. There is now a booking category called "Near Hospitality House" so you must book it to get there.

WHAT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS?

Regular WDW bus service is offered. Bus schedules are posted at each bus stop. The Downtown Disney/Internal Resort Shuttle Bus stops by the Hospitality House as it enters and as it departs the Resort.

The DVC Ferry offeres boat service to Downtown Disney. This is a very nice, relaxing way to get to the Marketplace. Boats are on a first come, first serve basis, and normally operate between 11 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., weather permitting. There is also a walkway to Downtown Disney, commencing in the South Point area, near buildings 55. The walkway is approximately 1 mile however it is not lit and it is not advised to walk this path after dark.

HOW IS THE BUS SERVICE?

The bus service is fairly reliable. Of course, during busy times, buses will be full and standing may be required. There are five bus stops at OKW, including one at the Hospitality House, making it easy to dine at Olivia's and then go straight to a park.

WHAT RESTAURANTS ARE AVAILABLE AT OKW?

The only full service restaurant is Olivia's offering both inside and outside dining, and serving breakfast (7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.), lunch and dinner (5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.). This restaurant is very casual and nice, with a more than adequate menu.

WHAT OTHER DINING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Sandwiches, ice cream and standard take-out fare is available at Good's Food to Go, which is across from the main pool area on Turtle Krawl, and at Turtle Shack, located at the pool area just off of Turtle Pond Road. Both spots offer outside dining tables, and grills and covered seating is available at the Turtle Shack. Basic food items for quick snacks and microwave meals are available for sale at the Conch Flats General Store. Hours for Good's Food to Go are 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for breakfast, and 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Hours for Turtle Shack are seasonal, usually noon to 6:00 p.m., weather permitting.

What are Rapid Fill Mugs?

The Rapid Fill beverage program allows Disney Resort guests to buy (or receive as part of the Disney Dining Plan) a resort mug that can be refilled for a certain period of time as designated at time of purchase. These mugs are enhanced by an RFID bar code that enables the mug to deactivate when the designated time is complete. For complete details visit: http://allears.net/din/mugs.htm

IS THERE A BAR/LOUNGE?

The Gurgling Suitcase is located along the pier on Turtle Krawl, next to Good’s Food to Go. Note that the Gurgling Suitcase is very small. Guests can sip drinks at the tables outdoors or there is limited seating inside. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Drinks can also be found at Good's Food To Go, the Turtle Shack, and of course at Olivia's. The Conch Flats General Store carries a varied choice of wine, beer and spirits to take back to your room.

WHAT IS THE GENERAL STORE LIKE?

The Conch Flats General Store is small, but does offer a fairly nice selection of OKW merchandise, general souvenir items, watches, and basic food and toiletry items, as well as wine and liquor. Hours are 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

HOW MANY POOLS DOES OLD KEY WEST HAVE?

OKW has four pools. The main pool area has a slide, a kids' pool, hot tub and sauna, plus a sandy playground complete with a giant pail and shovel for climbing. The main pool is the only one with lifeguards on duty. A second pool on Turtle Pond Road next to building 41 has a snack bar and playground. There are also two leisure (quiet) pools: One is between buildings 55 and 56, and the other is between buildings 19 and 20. Pool hours are 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of the OKW main pool area, the pools do not have lifeguards. Parents MUST accompany their children to all pools. Flotation devices (WDW approved only) are available at no charge from Hank's Rent 'N Return. Pool hours are 9:00 am until 10:00 pm. Towels are available at all pools.

ARE LAUNDRY FACILITIES AVAILABLE?

Studios are the only villas at OKW that do not have full size washers and dryers, however, air conditioned laundry rooms are available at all pool areas, at approximately $2/per load washer or dryer. Vending machines offer soap, bleach, beverages and snacks. Dry cleaning and laundry service is offered by the resort for a fee.

ARE THERE ICE MACHINES?

Studios are the only villas at OKW that do not have full size refrigerators with ice makers although small ice cube trays are supplied. There are ice machines located at all bus stops.

WHAT RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED?

OKW has volleyball, shuffleboard, basketball, golf and three lighted tennis courts. There are swimming pools, playgrounds, and a fitness center. NOTE: Upon check-in, guests are advised that “Florida law does not permit in-line or other skating on roadways or parking lots. Please see a Resort Recreation Cast Member for information concerning roller or in-line skating, "heely"- type shoes, and scooters, as well as appropriate locations.

WHAT ELSE?

There are two arcades, "The Electric Eel" on Turtle Krawl and "The Flying Fish" at Turtle Shack.  At Hank's Rent-N-Return, there are also DVD rentals (DVD's are “on loan” to members, “for rent” to non-members), bikes, board games, ping-pong, and surrey bikes. Pontoon boats, canopy boats, pedal boats and water bikes are available for rental.

A Hair Wrap station is sometimes available on the weekends near Goods to Go.

There are daily activities scheduled for both adults and children, such as landscaping tours, volleyball games, arts and crafts, face painting, computer game tournaments, sandcastle building and fishing cruises. A popular event is the “Unbirthday Party” for children ages five to ten. The schedule is varied, interesting and changes often. Guests will receive a copy of "Hank's Happenings" when checking in. Be aware that registration is required for some activities, and some activities may have charges attached.Hank's is open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

IS THERE CHILD CARE AVAILABLE?

The OKW Resort does not have its own child-care center, but guests are welcome to take advantage of other Children's Activity Centers on property. "Kid’s Nite Out," at 800-696-8105 or 407-828-0920, is available for in-room child-care services. Visit our Childcare FAQ for more info.

IS OKW A GOOD RESORT FOR HONEYMOONERS?

Yes! It's a fairly quiet, laid-back resort, and that two person Jacuzzi tub is very, very nice! Please note that the Jacuzzi tub is not offered in the studio villas.

ARE THERE SAFES AVAILABLE?

Yes, wall safes are located in the closet of every villa. Safekeeping boxes are also available at the front desk.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the front desk, in the Hospitality House.

  • Stamps are available at the General Store; a mailbox and ATM are available in the Hospitality House.

DIRECTIONS TO RESORT:

From Orlando International Airport (MCO) take 528 West to I-4 West (exit 67). Follow signs to Disney's Old Key West Resort.

ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER:

Disney's Old Key West Resort
1510 North Cove Road
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

(407) 827-7700

FOR RESERVATIONS:

Phone Walt Disney World at 1-407-WDISNEY.

*DVC Members have their own phone number, but only members may use this line, and the membership number is required.