Photos of Disney’s Old Key West Resort’s Renovated Rooms

A few weeks back, we stayed at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, one of our family’s favorites and were able to request and receive a renovated room. The Disney Parks Blog recently posted some pictures of the updated rooms, so I thought I’d add a few of our own highlighting some other details.

My family are not Disney Vacation Club members, but with my husband and I, an 11 and 10 year-old, a 2 year-old and occasionally my mom, we like staying in DVC properties because of the extra space. We rarely use the kitchen facilities other than the refrigerator but we definitely use every other inch of space and amenity these wonderful resorts offer.

Old Key West in general is one of our favorites because of the beautiful lush, secluded atmosphere the resort possesses. I’ve said this many times, but I could really spend a month at Disney just chilling out at the resorts they are so relaxing and Old Key West is no exception. We’ve always loved Olivia’s restaurant and the pool area too. The only issue we ever had with Old Key West was that it was starting to show its age. In fact, the last time we stayed there around my birthday last year, we actually complained to management about some things, just because I wanted them to be aware of what we’d experienced. So when we were told at that time that the resort was scheduled for refurbishment in the coming year, we were relieved and excited.

Our most recent stay was completely problem-free and we had a wonderful time. Old Key West continues to be on our ‘favorites’ list (which actually has a lot of resorts on it because it’s so hard to choose just one!). The renovated rooms, which will be completed resort-wide by March 2011, now all have the same mattresses and shower heads used in the other Deluxe resorts, which are heavenly. There are other little decorative touches here and there, but the most prominent changes are shown below —

Old Key West's Renovated Rooms

New laminate wood floors everywhere but the bathrooms, where the original tile remains, granite counter tops and Roman blinds on the French doors.

Old Key West renovated room

View of the dry bar area with granite counters

Disney Old Key West renovated room

All televisons have been replaced with flat panel models. Stacey never looked so good.

Disney's Old Key West

View from our room - building 35

Disney's Old Key West pool area

Fun dolphin fountain area by the pool, so many cool little bridges and nooks to explore here.

Old Key West water slide

One of my daughter's favorite water slides - see the hidden Mickey? (People on the side were playing bingo for prizes)

The only negative I have to say about our stay is that it was TOO SHORT! 😉 I hope you enjoyed the quick new-room tour!

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  • http://twitter.com/floridamingo Betsy Bates

    Thanks for sharing! I am so looking forward to my stay there in December and trying Olivia’s for the first time. Did you request the renovated room when you booked or at check in? This is definitely one of my favorite resorts, and I’m glad to hear they still have bingo! :)

    • http://zannaland.com Zanna

      We requested a renovated room a few days before we checked in and then again
      at check-in. There almost wasn’t one available, but we lucked out at the
      last minute. :) Good luck and enjoy your stay!

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  • http://twitter.com/xxMissVxx Victoria Mitchell

    Thank you for the update. I have been patiently awaiting a report of how the renovated rooms look. I’m glad the resort is finally joining the rest of us here in the year 2010.

  • http://twitter.com/kcampbell722 Kelly Campbell

    Thanks for posting! I’m glad to see they finally renovated the rooms. :) After the BWV’s upgrade last year, I knew OKW had to be on the list. (SSR needs it now too! Yikes!) Anyhoo, glad you and your fam had a great stay at the original DVC resort! : )

  • Spang88

    Does anyone know what the building numbers are for the renovated rooms?

    • http://zannaland.com Zanna

      I believe they started with the higher number buildings. I’m sure they’ve
      done more by now, so I’d call the front desk and ask them. :-)

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    This is cool! And so interested! Are u have more posts like this? Plese tell me, thanks