Insider’s Guide and Review of the Four Seasons Orlando: Finally a Luxury Hotel for Disney Travelers #FSFamily @FSOrlando #OnceUponOrlando

Here’s our scoop on the luxurious brand new Four Seasons Resort in Orlando at Disney World. We’ve got tons of photos in this post to give you a taste of the magic, but I profess our photos just don’t do it justice.  We spent 4 nights here in Orlando and the resort is stunning. Gorgeous views and they’ve literally thought of EVERYTHING including the most subdued “Mickey” and Disney touches that gently remind you that indeed you are in the land of the Mouse in case you forget while basking by the pool!Here’s the scoop on our Insider’s Guide and Review of the Four Seasons Orlando.

Take a peek below to check out our Insider’s look at the Four Seasons Orlando. Highlights of a stay  include complimentary Kids Camp, Breakfast with Goofy and his gang if you’d like a character meal, and a water playground that will thrill both kids and parents with sweeping views, waterslides, splash zones and more! And let’s not forget the chance to book a room that includes views of all the Disney Parks Fireworks!!!!!!

Insider’s Guide and Review of the Four Seasons Orlando

If you aren’t sure about the pricing versus an on site Disney hotel, just remember Four Seasons offers a true luxury experience in a less crowded environment which we really loved when hanging out by the pool. I highly recommend staying here and we definitely plan to return. You could make a vacation out of the hotel alone and maybe even just do 1 day at the park. Bonus: The child care at the Kids Camp is FREE – although let’s be honest you might not use it given you are on vacation with your kids, but this is a great option if you want to go golfing, play tennis, or hit the spa.

In this more intimate environment, my kids met tons of little friends which they loved and being just a few miles from Disney Parks, we were able to hop on the Four Seasons LUXURY bus for an easy, relaxing and uncrowded ride to the park. Definitely CLASSY MOMMY APPROVED!

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Photos from the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando at Disney

We can’t rave enough about our stay at the brand new Four Seasons Resort in Orlando at Disney World. Four Seasons Orlando is the dream for Disney fans who love luxury travel. We’ve been guests at Disney nearly a dozen times and always stay at on property deluxe hotels but nothing compares to the luxury experience Four Seasons can provide to experienced luxury travelers. Outstanding customer service, incredible rooms, restaurants offering some of the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life along with acres and acres of resort area pools and activities for relaxation after a day at the Parks. Honestly, the hotel is so fabulous you almost don’t even need to hit the Disney Parks as you’ll want to just indulge poolside!

Check out this light fixture tricked out to look like the Wishes fireworks show at Magic Kingdom. Love it!

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Traveling to the DisneyParks on the Four Seasons Luxury Bus

Yes, this bus was a total luxury. I didn’t think much of the description until I experienced it and compared it my other very crowded exhausting bus rides when staying at Disney hotel and going to and fro the parks. This luxury bus is a dream! Air conditioned, giant velvety comfy seats, and they even play a movie for kids. After our 4 days at Disney we basically saw the entire movie of Frozen from our travels on the bus.

Four Seasons Disney Luxury Bus Transportation

Upon arrival, check in at the Disney concierge desk for a bus schedule so you can plan your pick ups and departures. The bus leaves every half hour for the Magic Kingdom and every hour for the other parks as of the schedule we used on our visit. However, it’s worth carefully scoping out the schedule because in some cases the ride may be longer than you’d anticipate in which case maybe you want to use a cab, take UBER (we did this 2x during our stay) or use the convenient private car services Four Seasons always has available for you as well if you choose to pay for it. For instance, one time we literally just missed the bus back to our hotel late at night when leaving Magic Kingdom….  rather than wait another 30 minutes for a bus to come it was worth paying for a cab back to the Four Seasons which cost us only about $15.

Kenzie and Kyle adored the bus and we loved it too!

Incredible Pool Area at Four Seasons Orlando

Wow! The resort pool area is literally acres and acres of a water playground with fun for the entire family. Explorer Island sits in the center of all the action and has games for the entire family  – this hub that houses the complimentary kids club  too- that is even complete with a volcano!

The pool area has a lazy river, water blasters, water slides, and a giant splash zone for the kids. And of course there’s infinity pools and hot tubs too!

Scattered throughout the pool area are fantastic areas to curl up and relax – comfy lounge chairs, chaises, and even Tee Pee’s for the kids!

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Eating Gluten Free at the Four Seasons Orlando

Every meal we at was beyond delicious – truly the outstanding out of this world food we’ve come to expect when dining at the Four Seasons. Inspired menu ideas that simply thrilled our taste buds. From fancier dinners where we casually dined overlooking the parks fireworks, to signature gelato and yummy bagels at the quickstop cafe to our character breakfast with Goofy, Mickey, and Minnie.

Check out our complete Four Seasons Character Breakfast Review and Video here for all the details.

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Even better, they catered to Kyle’s celiac disease and need to eat gluten free by even whipping him up basically whatever he wanted – grilled cheese, gluten free pasta, gluten free pancakes, and even some pastries and muffins that were gluten free too! He was in heaven!

Surprises for the Kids and Parents

No one does customer service like the Four Seasons. I love all the little surprises they leave in room for both the kids and the adults! From comfy robes and slippers to chocolates and truffles that are to die for!

 Four Seasons Orlando Departure Lounge

After we checked out of our room and finished our day at the parks we planned to relax at the pool until our departure. A sudden thunderstorm ended our swim after only 1 hour so we were able to shower in the fabulous locker rooms and then hang out in this fancy departure lounge. Luxury!

Four Seasons Orlando Departure Lounge

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About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

Comments

  1. OMG, Coll!! LOOKS INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I love all the photos and truly, this place is just the kind of place a family would want to stay at in Orlando! GREAT RECAP!!!!!!! xo

  2. Oh my GOODNESS. How amazing. THIS is how to go to Disney. Just sayin’.

  3. Vera Sweeney says:

    Looks absolutely amazing! we are heading down in a month – maybe I should look into this!!!

  4. Kristin says:

    I’ve heard this property is insanely amazing!

  5. AT says:

    This is a really helpful review- particularly the info about travel to and from parks. Thank you!

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