Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Old Key West resort, originally called Disney Vacation Club resort, located in Walt Disney World, opened its doors in October of 1991 as the first vacation ownership resort in the Walt Disney company’s history.
Disney Vacation Club begun its journey under the umbrella of Disney Vacation Development, Inc, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney company. The former VP of DVD, Peter Rummell along with the late Frank Wells, VP of the Walt Disney company, took the honor to officially open the resort. Back then, due to the low image the timeshare industry was getting, DVC was received by the company with mixed reviews, carefully keeping all major Disney characters from endorsing the timeshare division.
Disney’s Old Key West is themed after Key West, Florida during the 1920’s.
It has over 500 villas, from studios to 3 bedroom villas, 4 swimming pools, tennis courts, full service restaurant (Olivia’s), mini market/souvenir gift shop, 2 bars, fitness center, community center, sauna, massage parlor, whirlpools, beach volleyball, bicycle rentals, and boat rentals.
This resort offers many scheduled activities for children, such as sing a longs, story telling before bed time, campfire programs, trivia games, art and crafts, etc.
Old Key West is minutes away from all Disney themed parks and guests have buses running all day long including the water parks. Downtown Disney is accessible via water taxi.