A little Disney luxury can transform a great vacation into a fantasy vacation. When it comes to a having a glamorous vacation, don’t count Disney out. Disney World Resorts will have a new addition to its list of luxurious five-star quality hotels. The Four Seasons at Disney World Resort is planned to open in August 2014.

The Four Seasons Disney Resort (Artist Rendering) Courtesy of Disney

The Four Seasons Disney Resort (Artist Rendering) Courtesy of Disney

The Four Seasons Disney, the latest Walt Disney World luxury resort/hotel,  is located in Disney’s Golden Oak luxury community near the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center in Florida.  The hotel has 444 rooms and 68 suites. Rates range from about $545 a night for a standard Four Seasons room to $1,650 for a Park View Deluxe suite in August 2014. A royal suite and presidential suite are also available.   With amenities like in-resort check-ins, in-room child-care professions to watch your children, and fabulous locations near your favorite Disney theme parks, a trip to Disney World  can be just as much fun for the grown-ups as it is for the kids. You just might want to live the kids at home for this trip.

 

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Photo Courtesy of Disney

Walk to the Magic Kingdom from Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando. With a sandy beach, pools, and a modern design, this resort is perfect for a grown-up vacation that combines the Magical Mouse. Rates start at $336 per room a night, not including taxes.

 

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Suite at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

The three bedroom Grand Villa in Bay Lake Tower at  Disney’s Contemporary Resort has a full kitchen, laundry room, living room, and a view of the Magic Kingdom.  The 3-bedroom Grand Villa sleeps up to 12 people and has four bathrooms. There’s a whirlpool and a separate glass shower in the master bedroom. This is one of the most glamorous examples of  luxury among the properties included in Disney World Resort hotels.

 

 Old Key West Resort

Disney's Old Key West Resort, Photo Courtesy of Disney

Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Photo Courtesy of Disney

Not only are the rooms spacious, but Disney’s Old Key West Resort has some amenities that can make a vacation a little more fun and less stressful. Guests can actually pick up the boarding pass for their flights back home right at the resort. This Magic Kingdom luxury resort offers free luggage transportation to the Orlando International Airport, and there’s free bus transportation to most of the places that you’d want to visit in the Magic Kingdom. Room rates start at $327 per night. Rooms range from studios to two-bedroom villas, with the two-bedroom villas going for about $618 per night.

 

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

 Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Disney's Yacht Club, Photo courtesy of Disney: Garth Vaughan, photographer

Disney’s Yacht Club, Photo courtesy of Disney: Garth Vaughan, photographer

Appropriately located on a lakeshore, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is near Epcot Center, and guests can travel by boat to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Attractions at this nautical-themed resort include a super-high waterslide, a lazy river, and three whirlpools. Like Disney’s Old Key West Resort, guests have access to airline check-in at the resort, transportation to and from the airport (Orlando International) and transportation around the resort on the Disney bus.

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Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Patio

Even the patio is decorated in a nautical theme at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

 

Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

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Grand Floridan Resort and Spa Photo courtesy of Disney

Anyone who seeks a beautiful and relaxing place to dwell near the Magic Kingdom with a spa, should consider a stay at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Guests can ride the monorail to the Magic Kingdom. There’s a beach on the resort’s property, and the entire resort has an old fashioned Victorian decor. The good news is that while the adults are being pampered in the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the kids can be supervised by a Disney childcare provider.

Photo courtesy of Disney

Photo courtesy of Disney

 

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

Disney's Boardwalk Inn, photo courtesy of Disney. Photo by Preston Mack, photographer

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, photo courtesy of Disney. Photo by Preston Mack, photographer

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn demonstrates that a nice hotel doesn’t have to be old and stuffy. The hotel is fun and a bit whimsical. Just look at the pool with its cool waterslide. Walk along the boardwalk and visit the shops. dance in a nightclub, or play a few midway games. Epcot Center is just a short stroll away.

Disney's Boardwalk Inn

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Rooms at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn have either standard views or a view of the water.

Photo courtesy of Disney: Disney's Boardwalk Inn

Photo courtesy of Disney: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn

The lobby in Disney’s Boardwalk Inn is comfortable and inviting.

 

Animal Kingdom Resort

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

The Animal Kingdom Resort has at least 200 animals in its grounds. Yes. there are some giraffes, zebras, and flamingos hanging around. So, if you dreamed of staying at a safari resort, but you can’t get out of the country, the Animal Kingdom resort might be the resort that you are looking for. This African-themed resort also has a huge African art collection on the property and a gigantic pool (11,000 square feet) with a big slide. Keeping to its African theme, the pool area is surrounded by plants and trees. The Animal Kingdom Resort is located in the vicinity of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Animal Kingdom Room

Animal Kingdom Room

 

Jiko Restaurant Luxury Disney

Disney Animal Kingdom Photo courtesy of Disney

The food at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is said to be superb. The resort’s signature dining establishment is called Jiko, the Cooking Place. Jiko serves African dishes, Indian cuisines, and Mediterranean foods. The menu is updated every season, but guests can expect to find temptations like filet mignon and succulent shrimp. A children’s menu is available.

 

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Disney Luxury, Photo Courtesy of Disney

Disney Polynesian Resort, Photo courtesy of Disney

Disney’s Polynesian Resort provides guests with a tropical vacation experience in the Magic Kingdom area. The resort is currently undergoing upgrades (May 2014) to a portion of the beach, the Great Ceremonial House, and the Nanea Volcano pool, among other areas.

Claudine Williams

Claudine Williams

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