After months of training, finally crossing that finish line is a wonderful feeling! For many, there is nothing you want more than to relax and be pampered. If you are looking to splurge after your runDisney race, the Four Seasons Orlando cannot be beat!
This resort screams luxury from the moment you enter the Golden Oaks gates. The tranquil landscape takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the parks and you can’t help but feel relaxed no matter where you wander throughout the resort. The 17-story resort offers views of the fireworks at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. Take a look at what your runDisney celebration can include!
Step inside the soothing decor and enjoy the luxurious accommodations at this resort. The smallest room boasts 500 square feet of space with views of Golden Oak, the lake, or even the theme parks (at a distance). Along with a very comfortable bed, each room has an oversized closet, marble bathroom, and a balcony with seating to take in the views. It’s true – it may be hard to leave the room!
Want an even more luxurious experience? Upgrade to a suite! Along with the above bedroom and bathroom, each suite includes an entry hall and living area, along with a second bathroom. The balcony can be accessed from the living area and bedroom. There is even a gorgeous bathtub for a post-race soak! For the ultimate splurge, consider a suite on the 16th floor which can include the nine-bedroom Royal Suite, four-bedroom Presidential Suite, and eight more guest rooms!
If your family loves to enjoy the pools while on vacation, the Four Seasons will be your new favorite destination. It will be difficult to decide where to go first! The tranquil adult pool is perfect for relaxation. Enjoy padded seating as you take in the rays, then take a dip in the pool with underwater audio. Another perk? Small snacks and drinks make their way to you throughout the day!
The family pool includes 7590 square feet of fun! A zero-entry allows everyone to enjoy, and there are even movies on the large screen near the pool. Head to Explorer Island to play in the Splash Zone, which includes an interactive fountain. This area also includes two water slides, one enclosed and another with see-through fiberglass. Looking for a calmer experience? Take a ride along the Lazy River as it sneaks around the island paradise.
Spa & Fitness Center
If you are looking for true serenity, The Spa at the Four Seasons Orlando is just for you. This 13,000 square foot space will immediately release any tension or stress. Inside is a steam room, jacuzzi, tranquility lounge (including healthy snacks such as trail mix and fruit-infused water), and multiple ‘experience’ showers. There are also numerous lounge chairs for you to enjoy – both inside and outside. (The padded zero-gravity loungers in the Solarium were my favorite!) Another perk – no spa treatment is needed to enjoy these amenities!
When it comes to treatments, there are many to choose from. Get a rejuvenating facial treatment. Choose from a variety of massage options. Detoxify your skin with an envelopment or exfoliation. Get a hair, make-up, or nail treatment. There are even Magical Moments for kids, which include a princess or prince makeover! No matter the treatment, you will walk out feeling refreshed.
Not staying at the Four Seasons? If you book any 80-minute treatment at The Spa, adults can enjoy access to the pools and spa area for the day!
Just beyond The Spa is a fitness center that is sure to make any athlete smile. At 6,000 square feet, the center includes cardio machines, weight machines, yoga mats, free weights, and more. There are even various fitness classes to take, including stretching, spinning, and a boot camp. Tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts are also available, as well as the Tranquilo Golf Club. There is also a 2 mile running path along the resort and through the Golden Oaks neighborhood.
Kids for All Seasons
The Four Seasons Resort is definitely not just for adults – the kids won’t want to leave either! Along with the pool fun at Explorer Island, there are various games to enjoy. From video games at The Hideout to pool, table tennis, bocce ball, and more at The Mansion, there is something for every member of your family!
Even better is the Kids for All Seasons – a complimentary camp for children ages 4 to 12! (That’s right – it is FREE for hotel guests!) Housed in The Mansion, kids can stay for a few hours or all day long while the adults enjoy the tranquil pool or get a spa treatment. Included in the camp are the game and pool areas throughout Explorer Island, as well as a playground and more!
Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals
On Thursdays and Saturdays, Goofy brings along his pals to Ravello for breakfast! While the breakfast is definitely a splurge in terms of cost, along with the meal, all digital photos taken with the characters are included. The buffet includes traditional breakfast offerings, as well as an omelette station, fresh breads and a children’s buffet.
While the Four Seasons Orlando is not owned and operated by Disney, they do have a wonderful relationship! A Disney Planning Center is located in the lobby (staffed by Disney Cast Members) who are available to answer questions, assist with dining, and more. Purchase something in the parks? It can be delivered straight to the Four Seasons! Complimentary transportation in a luxury motor coach is also available to all four Walt Disney World theme parks. (Be sure to check on the schedule – they don’t wait around!)
Do note that while there are many Disney amenities, you cannot charge to your resort account outside of the Four Seasons. Also, Disney’s Magical Express as well as MagicBands, are not offered for Four Seasons guests.
Take it from my personal experience, the Four Seasons Orlando is the best in terms of luxury at Walt Disney World! From the spacious rooms to the massive pool complex, the fabulous spa to the large fitness center – you will find yourself planning another trip sooner than anticipated! If your next runDisney race includes a splurge, the Four Seasons Orlando is just what you need!
Contact a Virtuoso agency (like Glass Slipper Concierge, an affiliate of Sanborn’s Travel Service) to receive exclusive perks as part of your reservation!