By Renuka Christoph
The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is a harmonious convergence of upper echelon luxury and dreamy comfort, offering its guests the finest in accommodations.
The 26-acre resort sits at the end of the palm-tree lined, gated Golden Oak community, a Disney-developed residential enclave of custom single family homes.
The Four Seasons royal treatment begins upon the entering the resort. Attentive staff awaits the arrival of each guest, quick to open doors, assist with luggage and offer valet parking so that weary travelers feel no burden. Guests are immersed in glamour as they enter the lobby with the chic and modern décor and superior hospitality. A chandelier depicting fireworks overlooks the main foyer. Designed in the Czech Republic by Jozef Baca and Veronika Kopecna, the work of art was inspired by the illumination of fireworks in a dark sky. This ties in with the spectacular views of the nightly Magic Kingdom Park® fireworks from the rooftop restaurant, Capa, and from the furnished balconies of the Resort’s Park View guest rooms.
Conveniently located across from the front desk, the Disney Planning Center can facilitate guests’ plans to experience the Disney parks, from tickets to dining reservations and special character events.
There are 443 rooms, 68 suites and a Royal Suite, which boasts of nine bedrooms. Each Four Seasons’ room demands review of its stellar accommodations, with plush robes, thick towels, slippers and signature bedding, tailored to each guest.
The beds are not and do not need to be advertised as a night’s sleep on the mattress has guests sold. Interested buyers can choose from firm to plush and enjoy a Gel Touch Foam Center technology that absorbs extra heat. In addition, a topper is custom designed for each guest and can be reapplied with each returning visit.
The bathroom consists of a dual head shower system, a built in tv within the mirror above the double sinks and a slick sliding doors.
The pool area is an outdoor oasis for all ages. A zero entry infinity pool overlooks a scenic lake offering the perfect picturesque view. Nothing is lacking as professional staff see to it that the needs of all ages are met, including sunblock dispensers throughout the area. It is truly a tropical paradise, where chilled pitchers of water and glasses are served with continuous refill. The cabanas offer an outdoor living room experience, equipped with a fridge, a cabinet for storage and a ceiling fan. Of course, there are ample outlets for charging electronics.
Explorer Island will exceed expectations of visitors. Two waterslides lead brave adventurers down a long stretch of winding tunnels. For a more casual experience, enjoy a leisurely ride in an inner tube along the lazy river, which winds around the “ruined” mansion. The Kids for All Seasons program is a complimentary camp for ages 4 to 12 and is fully supervised. Young visitors will be entertained at Explorer Island, which includes the expansive Splash Zone with dozens of choreographed water jets and a video gaming center. Outdoor adventurers will also enjoy climbing the rock wall in the area.
While the kids are being entertained at Kids for All Seasons, parents can relax in the adult only pool. The area features underwater audio, private cabanas and staff ready to serve. Burn some calories at one of the three on-site Har-Tru tennis or in the 24-hour fitness center. Each guest receives the finest care with attendants surrounding the property.
Enjoy the grilled octopus, cured with a unique blend of garlic and mint and served with celery and flavorful Taggiasca Olive Salad at Ravello. For a heartier meal consider the housemade Veal Ravioli consisting of Braised Veal, Ricotta, Spinach, Truffle Essence, with Wild Mushroom.
For quicker service without compromising quality, consider Lickety Split, which offers fine gourmet coffee from Umbria in Seattle along housemade gelato and pastries and panini sandwiches to-go.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando provides an ideal haven to relax and escape. After a day spent at the theme parks or enjoying 18-holes of golf or a tennis match, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a luxurious treatment at The Spa. With 18 treatment rooms, including four couples’ suites and two couples’ spa bungalows, plus a full-service hair and nail salon, The Spa at Four Seasons offers something for everyone. Unique to the Spa is an Aroma Design Bar, where guests can customize their own signature scent for products they would like to use at home. The Aroma Design Bar experience comes to life through the use of theIntentional Aromatherapy iPad app, which helps guests to explore, choose and create aromatherapy blends,guided by the expertise of a master aroma therapist. A line of intentional aromatherapy treatments are customized to each guest based on current intentions/needs.
The Four Seasons offers a complimentary motor coach to the Disney parks all day long, every 30 mins to Magic Kingdom and on the hour to the other parks.Private car transportation is $18 to Magic Kingdom and $20 to most other local Disney attractions.
If seeking a luxury resort experience in Orlando, The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place. All ages will be catered to with the perfect balance of rest and play.