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Disney’s Old Key West is Like ‘New Key West’ with Renovations

Michelle Baumann

by , Walt Disney World Public Relations

Newly Renovated Villa at Old Key West
When you walk into one of the newly renovated villas at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, you really notice a difference. I liked them before, but wow, they are really nice. The hardwood floors and whimsical window treatments caught my eye.

And I personally think they nailed it with the bedding. The warm colors are very elegant while still capturing the playful nature of Key West. The villas also have fancy new granite countertops, pretty new light fixtures and of course flat screen TVs. The housekeeping staff sure has fun creating the towel animals placed throughout the villas. Check out the images shot this week.

Newly Renovated Kitchen at Old Key West Villas New Bedding New Bedding and Fixtures
New Lighting Fixtures for Old Key West Villas Mickey Railings at Old Key West Animal Towels in the Villas


  • Beautiful rooms! I just love how Disney pays such attention to detail!

  • Beautiful rooms. I just LOVE how Disney pays attention to the smallest of details!

  • The one picture of the living area looks great, can’t wait to check in to one. We were just there last weekend but was in building 14 which hasn’t been refurbed yet. The other pictures are really cool, but I’d prefer to actually see the room instead of towel dolls and photoshopped blur. Get a wide angle lens and show us the bedroom, show us the bath!

  • Nice, are all the rooms renovated?

  • WOW! I ready to come back! These Old Key West looks great!

  • We just stayed in OKW in August for the first time and it was amazing. Everything was beautiful and the staff was wonderful. We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa, the whole place was perfect, the master bedroom and bathroom was huge and the guest bedroom was spacious even with two beds. The living room and kitchen area was large and more then enough room for SIX of us. We can’t wait to stay there again and we recommend it highly. Enjoy your stay at the most magical place on Earth.

  • I have stayed at Boardwalk, Wilderness Lodge, and Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas but Old Key West is always my favorite. We always feel the most at home there. I love it!

  • We just came back from a 4 night stay in a newly renovated room. We loved every minute. The new touches are wonderful and really make this relaxing, secluded resort even better. Thanks to the Disney team for such wonderful work!

  • I love the new look! Never stayed at OKW before because I didn’t like the decor. But now I’m considering it for my next DVC vacation.

  • This is great! OKW is our home resort (was our only option back when DVC first opened). It’s great to see Disney is making renovations to such a wonderful resort. We love staying here above all other options not only because of the atmosphere, but the rooms are spacious!


  • I’m staying there for marathon weekend. Can’t wait!

  • Looks very nice. I do have a question though, did they renovate the handicapped bathrooms the way they did when they did over the Polynesian Resort? The reason I ask is we enjoyed our stay at the Old Key West very much but the HC rooms were retrofitted to become handicap accessible and were not very functional for my wife.

  • Sorry, but it really could be better. I understand the theming but the bedding and the sofas could look quite a bit more stylish and still remain within the theme… I’m not used to leaving criticisms here but I’ve really been hoping to see upgrades to the WDW hotels and this still seems off the mark. Please look into the new rooms at the Disneyland Hotel in California. Especially their bedding. I think they got it spot on! : )

  • Any Idea which Areas the Renovations have been made to? Going next weekend.

  • Any Idea which buildings the renovations have been made to. Going next weekend and would like to request one.

  • God I miss Old Key west, will be back soon!

  • Love OKW, but is DVC doing this for ALL the rooms there? I’d guess that with T&T about once a week, it won’t be getting old quickly

  • I was there two days ago and they were the buildings directly across from Hospitality House. We were wondering what they were up to, looks nice.

  • wonderful.. we will be there on Nov 7th! can’t wait.

  • I can’t wait to stay at Old Key West in one month from today. Beautiful!!!

  • Our “Goofy Group” will be there to participate during Disney Marathon Weekend in January 2011…I sure hope we get one of these “new” rooms!


  • going in 9 days! I hope I get a renovated room.. can we request it?

  • 121 days to go!!! These pics just got us all hopping around. Can’t wait!!

  • Wow, really nice. I often wish my house and yard could be as nicely designed, themed, and decorated as Disney properties.

  • Is it true that the renovated rooms will have a sleeper chair in the living rooms?

  • woo hoo!!! we will be there a week from tomorrow!!!! I cant wait, this will be our third trip in a years time!!!

  • We’ve been DVC members since 1996 and OKW is our “home”. So happy to see renovations! We LOVE it! Best investment we ever made.

  • OKW is our home resort and we have been members since June 1984. The rooms are larger than any other resort and now with the renovation they are even more charming. This is the best investment we every made and Disney really knows how to make you feel at HOME.

  • Just got home from the Grand Villa. I love the IPOD docks and fllat screen tvs. What a wonderful vacation!

  • We were in Bldg 25 in early September. We still had rugs in our 2nd fl 2-bdrm. Looking forward to seeing a renovated room next year . We’ll see if my daughter’s studio in April has been updated.

  • We have been members since 1995 when we bought at Old Key West. We’ve also stayed in Boardwalk, Beach Club, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Vero Beach. I don’t know why we try so many other resorts, because everytime we do we wind up saying OKW is our all-time favorite!! I just booked our next stay for my grand daughter’s 3rd birthday in the OKW Grand Villa in Sept. ’11 and I’m looking forward to the upgrades. I don’t know how you can improve on perfection, but I can’t wait to find out!!

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