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Four Seasons Breaks Ground at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 7th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

Four Seasons Groundbreaking Ceremony, Which Included Mickey Mouse, Meg Crofton, President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, and Joint Venture Partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate

We have a quick update to share about the new Four Seasons luxury resort coming to the Walt Disney World Resort. Construction officially kicked-off this week with a groundbreaking ceremony that included Mickey Mouse, Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts operations, and joint venture partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Opening in 2014

When construction is finished, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World will have 444-rooms, three pools, a “lazy river” and of course, a spa with 18 treatment rooms for you to enjoy. There will be several sport facilities, including tennis courts, a climbing wall and more.

The resort is scheduled to open in 2014. And of course, we’ll share any updates here on the Disney Parks Blog.

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Kimberly from MA on December 7th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Where on the property will this be located? Was another resort replaced by this?


Sal on December 7th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Is it possible to tell us what computer program they use to make the rendering? Fancyyyy!


Brian on December 8th, 2011 at 1:31 am

It is going where the Eagle Pines golf course used to be. Just Southeast of Magic Kingdom. Looks awesome.


Krista on December 8th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Hey, shouldn’t Mickey be helping too? Where is his shovel? :)


Julie from NJ on December 9th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

They keep building all these hotels, bringing in more and more families, but no where to entertain them. Why not build more parks or enlarge the current parks considerably to accomodate everyone. And lower prices for accomodations and enterance fees.


Deborah from PA on December 11th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Is this going to actually be a Disney-run property or will it be handled more the way Swan and Dolphin are? I am guessing that pricing here will probably be higher than Deluxe resort pricing, right?


Jodi on December 11th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Will it be a DVC resort? If the pools will be as awesome as the pools for Aulani, we will have to stay at this new resort! Keep us posted!


Karlee from New South Wales on December 11th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Can you please tell me where they are thinking of putting this hotel on the walt disney world property?

Thank you


Christina on December 11th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

@Julie – they’re enlarging Magic Kingdom, by doubling the size of Fantasyland, right now.


Julie from KY on December 11th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Will this be a DVC property or a deluxe resort? What transportation options will it have? Any word on what kind of table service dining will be offered there?


Laura on December 11th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

If Mickey is wearing a hard hat, shouldn’t he also be wearing safety glasses?


Michelle on December 11th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Gorgeous! Will this be considered an actual Disney World property like the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, etc., with DDP, Magic Your Way packages, and part of the transportation system or will this be more along the lines of the Swan and Dolphin, not operated by Disney, but benefitting from extras like extra magic hours?


James on December 11th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Sounds like they bought the land by Osprey Ridge Golf Course and are building the resort there. Most likely also taking over this golf course.


caroline from ON on December 11th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Just in time for my 50th birthday. Good times on the way!


Chantel on December 11th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Yes, Will this be a DVC resort?


patricia from MD on December 11th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Where on Disney property will this hotel be located? Will it be like the Swan & Dolphin?


Larry on December 11th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Have to confess that I don’t understand why Disney is adding hotels that aren’t owned by Disney, on Disney property. To me, the hotels that aren’t Disney owned are lesser hotels. (Although admittedly, I certainly haven’t stayed in all of them.)


Jack on December 11th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Doesn’t matter where they put it, it is getting too expensive for a middle class family to go.


Beverly on December 11th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

It kind of reminds me of the shape of the Hollywood Hotel :)


Stephanie on December 11th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Will this be a pet-friendly Four Seasons, like most of them are?


ronald on December 11th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Theme park admission ought to be limited to guest staying on disney property at least twice a week, that way you could enjoy the parks without wall to wall people.


Marilyn on December 15th, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Looks like it will be beautiful. I see a few people mentioned it is going to be a DVC.

Just a little confused though, is it going to be a deluxe or villa resort or will it be like a Swan & Dolphin type place. Our family really likes new hotels but I don’t see the point in paying that much money for a room or suite if you aren’t getting all the Disney perks. Thank you