In honor of Four Seasons Orlando 1st Year Anniversary I’ve decided to write my over due blog in regards to my stay for my 29th birthday weekend which was like a month ago. Its been a month and I am still wishing EVERYDAY to be back on their lazy river with my Sammy or watching Magic Kingdoms fireworks from my balcony. This was a birthday gift to myself especially because I fell in love with the property the moment I found out it was in the Disney grounds, they have a water park, and if your kids are old enough they will appreciate that, the game room, their basketball court, and last but not least breakfast with Goofy and Pals Sunday morning before departure. If you can it is definitely a vacation worth while, even for couples. The Four Seasons has an adult only pool (I was tempted to have the boyfriend stay with Sammy while I enjoyed it all to myself). Personally its an oasis all on its own. Future engaged couple looking for a location to get married? Take a look at the Four Seasons Orlando, you won’t be disappointed.
Four Seasons Orlando is situated in Orlando’s luxury Golden Oak community. The land was bought in 2000 from Disney World and construction began 10 years later. Driving up I was in love as I previously mentioned in one of my post. There is only Valet Parking at $36USD per night and I felt so out of place in yoga pants, sweatshirt, and my hair up in a bun. As soon as we checked in and went up to our rooms I quickly changed into jeans and a blouse for dinner. Besides driving to the Four Seasons might I add the chandeliers in the entrance leaves you speechless as well. It is magnificent! Every morning fresh flowers are placed by the entry as well as two varieties of water. By the time I paid attention to them on our last day they had Passion Mint and Blueberry Acai.
We had dinner at The Lobby Bar. That experience I already documented in the previous post, cliff notes version: Their wings and fries are awesome! The next day we went to have breakfast at Ravello (this is where the Goofy and Pals breakfast is held) and we had the ordinary-pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice. All delish! Then we headed to the Splash Zone which is perfect for wee little ones and older kids as well as you can run through the water zones. There are tipis and these wonderful I don’t know what they are called beds? lounges? Oh well! But I do know it was perfect for Sammy to take his afternoon nap as we were covered all around. We were able to relax in the kids pool as he was in our constant view. There is a Family Pool as well but due to Sammy’s age I was advised that was the best place for us and it definitely was. Once Sammy woke from his nap we went to try out the Lazy River. Have I mentioned how much I miss this Lazy River? Well I’ll mention it again, I miss this Lazy River!! lol. Tubes for little kids, in between, and for adults are provided. Sammy was chilling in his as I was struggling to a-not losing my glasses and b-staying on top. We did 3 full circles with Sammy chilling throughout. He was definitely very comfy! I had scheduled rides at Magic Kingdom that night so we went and started getting. Transportation to the Disney parks is provided by the Four Seasons.
We had a nice magical day at Magic Kingdom. I found it to be empty for being a Saturday evening in the summer. Dumbo had a five minute wait when its usually an hour or more. We decided to leave once the parade started as Sammy started getting cranky. Once we arrived we ordered room service from The Lounge Bar and saw the ending of the fireworks from our balcony. I love fireworks so I was happy to sit in my balcony with Sammy watching the fireworks as he drank his night time milk and I waited on room service to arrive. Loved it!
Sadly it came time to say good-bye to the Four Seasons. We had breakfast at The Lounge Bar due to the fact Ravello was strictly for those who paid for Goofy and Pals Breakfast. If Sammy was older that he was going to remember it I might have done it but I decided against it. The price is $42USD per adult and $22USD for children ages 3-12 years old. I did get to say hi to Minnie and Goofy though 🙂 . The room was packed with children. If your little one is a fan its a must. They do spend a great number of time with you.
We said our good-byes and I told myself when I financially can again I will return! I’m actually trying to see if I can do a night at least for my godsons birthday in November.
All in all my highlights for my birthday weekend was The Four Seasons and Frozen at Hollywood Studios. The Four Seasons has an incredible property with an incredible staff in Orlando. On your next vacation to Orlando/Disney check them out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Four Seasons congratulations on your 1st year anniversary! Thank-you for taking care of your guest from beginning to end!
*Views are all mine! Four Seasons had no idea they had a blogger staying with them.*