Favorite Disney Resort Celebrates 30th Birthday!

Old Key West Resort
Disney's Old Key West Resort (Credit: Disney)

A dose of the Florida Keys is nestled beautifully at Walt Disney World Resort. Quiet, peaceful, and one of our personal favorite Disney Resorts, Disney’s Old Key West is celebrating its 30th Birthday!

Disney's Old Key West Pool
Disney’s Old Key West Sandcastle Pool

On December 20, 1991, Disney opened its first Disney Vacation Club Resort with the name of “Disney Vacation Club Resort”. It wasn’t until 1996 when Disney renamed the Resort “Disney’s Old Key West”. Now, 30 years later, the Resort is open to Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resorts Guests using points to stay, or any Guest interested in purchasing a Resort room.

Disney's Old Key West Resort Sign

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As a personal favorite, we call Disney’s Old Key West a Home Resort for our DVC Membership and have enjoyed numerous stays at this flip-flop and drink-in-hand type of Resort. Just minutes to Disney Springs with a boat or bus ride, Disney’s Old Key West is right in all the action but offers a true getaway vacation feel.

Cast Member at Old Key West
Credit: WDW Cast and Community

Walt Disney World Cast and Community took to Facebook as Cast Members celebrate the big day with, “Cast Members at Disney’s Old Key West Resort have welcomed Disney Vacation Club Members home for 30 years! We couldn’t be more thankful for all the memories they’ve helped create in the past three decades. Join us in wishing Disney’s Old Key West Resort a very happy anniversary! #DisneyCastLife #HappyAnniversary— at Disney’s Old Key West Resort (Lake Buena Vista, FL).”

Cast Members at Old Key West
Credit: WDW Cast and Community

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Cast Members at Old Key West
Credit: WDW Cast and Community

Just recently, Disney’s Old Key West lobby underwent a refurbishment which now offers a fresh beachy look that we absolutely love. If you missed the photo gallery of the refreshed hospitality house, visit here.

Disney's Old Key West Lobby

Happy 30th Birthday to Disney’s Old Key West Resort! Many, many more years of family vacation memories to come.

Have you ever stayed at Disney’s Old Key West? Let us know about your experience in the comments!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.