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Four Seasons sprinkles some of its signature magic on Walt Disney World Resort

The Four Seasons is adding a little more magic to Walt Disney World with the opening of a mega resort hotel in Golden Oak at Disney World Resort, next to pretty lake in the Florida woodlands. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort brings luxury and high end amenities to the Orlando, Florida theme park with everything from fine dining to fitness and spa options.

A little Four Seasons magic dust at Walt Disney World Resort
Courtesy of Four Seasons Resorts

The hotel, which is nowopen for bookings that can be made online or by calling 800-267-3046, is offering attractive packages for its inaugural season at Stay Longer – Third Night Free. This is the perfect place to bed down while visiting the theme park which is just a complimentary motor coach away. There’s an onsite Disney Planning Center located on the lobby level to help get families couples or singles started on their magical journey.

"We are excited to be able to offer our guests access to unforgettable experiences to suit all types of interests, throughout the Walt Disney World Resort area and beyond,” notes Chef Concierge Sandra Ferrarese.

Accommodations include 443 modern, airy rooms, including 68 suites, Rooms are spacious and come with furnished terraces from which to look out over the hotel’s 26.5 acres of lush land. “For the first time, Four Seasons is presenting a nine - yes, nine! – bedroom option with our top floor Royal Suite,”says resort manager Ben Shank. “And in addition, we can seamlessly expand our Presidential Suite to four bedrooms, or for those who want complete privacy and plenty of room to spread out, the entire 16th floor can be booked exclusively.”

Let the fun begin

On property diversions include the Explorer Island, a massive 7,590 square foot (705 square metre) family pool, beach volleyball, outdoor movie nights on the Starstruck screen and smokehouse barbecue at PB+G, the pool bar and grill. There’s also a lazy river winding around a “ruined” mansion, an expansive Splash Zone with dozens of choreographed water jets, a climbing wall and waterslides, and a video gaming centre. The fully-supervised Kids for All Seasons program is a complimentary camp for younger guests ages 4 to 12 that is a standout added value in the Orlando area.

If that’s not enough to keep you going, the hotel also has three on-site Har-Tru tennis courts in partnership with Peter Burwash International, an adults-only pool surrounded by private cabanas and reserved for guests 21 and older, and a 24-hour fitness centre.

Feeding frenzy

Let’s not forget food, the hotel hasn’t, in addition to PB+G on Explorer Island and Plancha at the golf clubhouse, the resort offers another three on-site dining and drinking venues, and a few surprises too.

Ravello is both a modern Italian restaurant and a vibrant bar on the hotel’s main floor and garden level, making it a great place for Resort guests, locals and visitors to the Orlando area to gather for fine cuisine, wine and good times. It’s here where Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi’s love of food shines – the Italian-born and trained chef has taken full advantage of Ravello’s pizza oven and Florida’s bounty of produce and fresh seafood to craft seasonally changing menus and bespoke events in two private dining rooms. There’s also a show kitchen for private cooking demonstrations and special events.

Lickety-Split, the gourmet coffee shop. “Chef Fabrizio’s influence is evident here too as Lickety-Split offers his personal recipes for addictive sweet and savoury bombolinis, and daily flavours of housemade gelato. “And if you have a craving but don’t want to leave the pool, our gelato cart will be making its rounds!”

Capa, a contemporary Spanish steakhouse set to open in September. The 17th floor restaurant and outdoor dining terrace will afford premier views of the nightly Magic Kingdom Park fireworks as a backdrop for exquisite meals in a romantic setting.

Pamper possibilities

Spa at Four Seasons Resort designed for ultimate relaxation, whether attending to muscles weary from walking the Parks or playing golf and tennis, getting ready to be photographed on your wedding day, or simply indulging in a few precious hours of bliss, we’ll take care of you, according to the spa director, has also put Hollywood’s best kept secret, the exclusive Fire & Ice facial, and other anti-ageing treatments on the Spa menu. There are 18 treatment rooms, including the ultra private couples’ bungalows; the Experience Showers - a journey through water, scent and light effects like no other; the Aroma Design Bar for custom fragrances for treatments or to take home; and a hair, nail and beauty salon led by Master Stylist Alejandra Bell.

“And no one is left out as younger guests take part in Magical Moment makeovers and Shining Knight packages designed just for them,” says Hofmann.

Anything more you want to know about the resort is available online in and downloadable brochures. And for a limited time only, the Great Group Values offer includes savings on golf, spa and more with a minimum of 10 rooms booked per night.

Four Seasons in the Sunshine State

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort joins sister hotels Four Seasons Hotel Miami and Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach as the third property in the brand’s Florida collection. A fourth project,Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, is now in development in the Atlantic Ocean community of Surfside.

For more about family fun at Walt Disney World watch the video we so kindly hunted up for you.

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