Relaxing on my balcony, 14 stories up, I gazed to my left and then to my right, watching simultaneous fireworks shows on display at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekend and the Wishes fireworks show at The Magic Kingdom. The weather was perfect…not too hot, with a gentle breeze blowing. The view below wasn’t bad either, the adult pool directly below, bordered by palm trees, and the kid’s area off to my right.
This was the perfect ending to a dreamy day, the kind of day when everything falls together in just the right way, and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend it.
My room at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Disney World was the kind of place where I felt like a princess, where I wished I could stay forever. Full of comforts and decorated like a dream, with colors you find in that perfect shade of sea glass, I felt a world away from the hot and crowded theme park where I’d spent several hours earlier, by choice, pursuing a different kind of thrill. I got my fill of that fun and was ready for something more peaceful, and this room, this resort, offered exactly that.
Four Seasons is famous for luxury and lives up to it at every turn. The bed felt as close to a cloud as I can imagine. The bathroom was an escape all its own, with a tub to die for and a shower that is so relaxing that you won’t want to leave. There’s no reason you must, either, with the television screen built into the bathroom mirror for your entertainment.
If you need anything at all, it’s as easy as tapping your request into the iPad in the room. It’s equipped with everything you might need to know about the resort and the city.
This Four Seasons is also ready to serve any of your Disney needs with a concierge desk set up to handle those requests.
And the service is impeccable. On my particular stay, I didn’t realize I’d forgotten my contact lens solution until around 11pm that night. A quick call to the front desk let me know it was available in the kids’ gift shop, which was closed. But not to worry, within minutes someone was at my door with a bottle of what I needed. They went in the store to get it for me after hours. I don’t know of another hotel that would have gone to those measures to make me happy.
The only thing I could say I’d change would be an adjustment to the doors. They’re heavy enough that you can hear other doors shut from inside your room. That said, I found it easy enough to get over while kicking my feet back on the balcony with my beautiful view.
We had dinner at one of the many restaurants on property, choosing to relax at a floating restaurant outside instead of going with the options indoors, though I truly regret not having time for another meal so that I could have sampled the offerings at the Capa Restaurant and bar on the 17th floor.
That’s a great place to watch the fireworks that I mentioned earlier if you aren’t able to get a room with the pool view. That’s additional and needs to be requested, but if it doesn’t work out for you, be sure to get up to that level and enjoy the fireworks from there.
I’ve seen the Disney fireworks dozens of times in my life and can honestly say, viewing them privately from the balcony of my room on the 14th floor beats out seeing them among the crowds in the parks every day of the week. Especially when you can see all the fireworks shows in one night.
The videos below feature photos taken during my stay of the resort and a video walk-through of the room. Enjoy!
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