The Four Seasons Resort at Disney World

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The four seasons of Disney World? Well … there’s summer, spring, fall, and … oh!  You don’t mean those?

You mean the one that has a grand entrance that looks like this:

Gorgeous, right?  This is where you wish upon a star(s) at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.  And wish you will, that you never have to leave after you experience staying at the luxury resort, especially with a little one.

The entrance is grand and the staff is friendly; being greeted by everyone who makes eye contact with you is the norm here.  There’s artwork everywhere.  It’s impeccably clean.  How glad are you that the Four Seasons brand partnered with Disney to bring you their resort, nestled amidst the exclusive Disney community of Golden Oak?  Super glad.

We were able to experience staying in both a Park View Suite and the Grand Suite.  From each balcony, the Magic Kingdom fireworks were viewable every night.  The photos don’t do it justice.  Check out Disney’s Contemporary Resort in the distance on the right!

All of this exceeded our expectations of what it should be to stay at a resort at Disney World.  The rooms were modern, luxurious, and spotless:

And did I mention that they are pet-friendly?  They allow one pet under 25 lbs per room.  They even provided us with dog beds, bowls, and mats for our pet’s comfort.  Our dogs got the most extravagant baths of their entire lives:

Knowing that we had a toddler with us, we were also met in our room with these lovely treats which made it really feel like the resort staff cared about our family and was anticipating our arrival:

That’s organic baby food in pouches, a sampler pack of Honest Company bath products for baby, a Four Seasons brand bib, and a sweet little stuffed animal.

 

So the rooms were comfortable in every way and the staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed, but what about some of the other things the resort had to offer?  We must talk about room service.

 

More than just rolling a cart of food into your room, they took the time to set up your table outside on your balcony or inside the common area of your suite.  Some of our recommended menu items were the artisanal cheese plate, anything from the pasta bar, and the Italian pecan and coconut cake.

Breakfast was by far our favorite meal to have in our room. More specifically, it was their Lemon Ricotta French Toast, made with slices of pound cake and served with a limoncello whipped cream and berries.  It was basically heaven, and when we weren’t enjoying the resort’s character breakfast down at Ravello, we were basking in the deliciousness of this unique breakfast item.  Oh, let’s be honest, it’s really dessert for breakfast.

 

 

I also want to give a shout out to whoever created their Grapefruit Brulee.  Think the top sugar crust on creme brulee, but on a grapefruit.  Whoever thought about torching these things with sugar is a genius.

 

What else?  How about the pool?  It’s really almost a mini-water park.  On Explorer Island, there’s a lazy river, splash pad, water slide, and family pool. You and your family will love it all because there’s something for every age here.

 

And the most relaxing part of it all is that if you get there early enough to snag a pod for free, you can relax all day in the coolest (literally and figuratively) spot on the island.  You can order food and drinks and watch your little ones having a blast.

 

In our case, our little one preferred the pod over everything else and rolled around inside on the soft pillows most of the day.

 

This is just an overview about the resort.  We haven’t even gotten into the specifics of the spa, the free kids camp, tennis, golf, restaurants, in room celebrations, or the dive-in movies.  There’s so much to do here, you could fill an entire vacation with just doing the in-resort activities and not even going to Disney parks.  I actually recommend just staying there for a night or two if you can’t do a whole vacation to enjoy the food and amenities.

I also recommend that you might want to end the day there with an in-room dining treat:

 

And enjoy your view for as long as you can before checkout:

 

About the Author
Alessandra Zinicola Lopez

Alessandra Zinicola Lopez

Bringing you a bounty of insider knowledge on all things Disney, Alessandra has lived in the Orlando area for over 10 years and has had the pleasure of previously working for The Walt Disney Company in several different roles. Alessandra is an award-winning writer, graphic designer, and photographer and as a wife, mother, and perpetual graduate student, she shares over 30 years of WDW experience. Alessandra is a member of the SCBWI: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and holds degrees in Psychology, Marketing, and Professional Writing.

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