01 December 2014

Four Seasons Resort ~ #Orlando Celebrates its First Festive Season at the Most Magical Place on Earth

‘Tis the season to celebrate! With many special holiday activities planned and fun for all ages, I wanted to pass on some magical events happening right now for you to enjoy. If you are coming to Walt Disney World consider staying at the Four Seasons Resort. It's brand new and has so much to offer families and adults. I have a bunch of things listed below to check out from the decor to dining. Happy Holidays everyone!

This holiday season, for those willing to trade shovels and snow boots for palm trees and infinity pools, the first festive season at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is destined to be an unforgettable experience.  From a decadent gingerbread display in the lobby, holiday décor throughout the main resort areas, cooking and mixology classes, and many fun activities in Kids For All Seasons, Four Seasons offers something for everyone this holiday season.    

Lobby Décor -The lobby will feature glorious holiday décor in elegant colors of plum and gold, complete with a grand 12-foot-tall Christmas tree in the lobby, wreaths and columns wrapped with garland, holiday inspired floral arrangements, and more.  A gingerbread creation made by Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber will be a fun conversation starter, and resort guests will enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cider daily from 2pm to 5 pm.   The holiday décor will be in place from Dec. 6 through Jan. 3.

Sweet Treats - From peppermint bark to gingerbread cookies, and even Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi’s holiday gelato flavors of chocolate peppermint, cranberry and gingerbread, the holidays are the perfect time to indulge.  At The Hideout, ice cream will be offered each afternoon and complimentary cookie decorating with Chef Rabii will be offered to resort guests on Dec. 23, Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 at 2pm.

Kids For All Seasons - The Kids For All Seasons (KFAS) complimentary kids camp, open daily for ages 4-12 from 10 am to 6 pm, has an array of organized activities planned for resort guests throughout the festive season.  From candy cane scavenger hunts, animal visits, timed races in the lazy river, balloon art, face painting, and much more, the KFAS team has a thoughtfully orchestrated schedule to provide fun for all ages.   Kids will love the weekly holiday movies, from classics like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas to Home Alone and Elf¸ plus making jingle bell necklaces and writing letters to Santa.  

Adults Only -The young, and young at heart, surely love classes like candy making and cookie decorating. But, Four Seasons has not forgotten about those who would love more of an “adult” class—hence, the Mixology Classes led by the resort’s team of master mixologists. Guests ages 21 and older can enjoy how to mix up cocktails guaranteed to spread the holiday cheer.  Classes include: Dec. 21: PB&G Cocktails of the South; Dec. 26: Capa’s Spanish Sangria; Dec. 28: Ravello’s Cocktails of Northern Italy; Dec. 30: Plancha’s Rum Based Cocktails; and Jan. 2; PB&G’s Cocktails of the South.  All classes take place in the resort’s demonstration kitchen in Ravello, from 3 pm to 4 pm.
Additionally, for resort guests who don’t want to miss out on NFL games, during football games the Ravello Bar will turn into the “Cigar City Brewery’s Fan Cave.”  Table tennis and other games will be available in Ravello Bar and a themed bar menu will be offered during the games.
Guests will also enjoy playing 18 holes on the picturesque Tranquilo Golf Club or unwinding with a Spa treatment at the 18-treatment room Spa.

Special Dinners - In the spirit of the season, several of the resort restaurants will be offering special dinners. PB&G is offering a “Craft Beer & Holiday Cheer” event on Dec. 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event is USD 49.00 per person and includes small bites and an unlimited tasting of more than 20 different seasonal beers from around the country.  The cost of this event includes parking, and a souvenir 5-ounce tasting glass.  Plancha, the resort’s Cuban American restaurant at the Tranquilo Golf Clubhouse, will offer a family style dinner on Dec. 22, from 7 pm to 10 pm, featuring the best of Latin American cuisine with Chef Pedro Sanchez Negron. Chef Pedro will share some of his family’s favorite recipes as well as a taste of Plancha. This event is USD 55.00 per adult and USD 22.00 per child. Additionally, on Dec. 29 from 7 pm to 10 pm, Plancha will offer the best of Turkish cuisine with Chef Erhan Kor.  Chef Erhan will share some of his family’s recipes in traditional Turkish flavors rich in vegetables, herbs and fish.  The Turkish dinner is USD 75.00 per adult and USD 26.00 per child.  Non-resort guests are welcome; reservations are required for these special dinners and can be made by calling 407-313-6161.

Holiday Dining - The resort offers several options for holiday dining.  For Christmas Eve, Ravello is offering a five-course pre-fixe dinner, for USD 95.00 per person.  Additionally, Capa is offering a prix-fixe dinner menu for USD 95.00 per person.
For Christmas Day, Ravello is offering a buffet brunch for USD 95.00 per adult/ USD 35.00 per child. Capa is offering a pre-fixe dinner menu for USD 95.00 per person.
For New Year’s Eve, Ravello is offering a holiday buffet for USD 115.00 per adult/ USD 45.00 per child.  Additionally, Capa is offering a dinner with two seating options: a three-course pre-fixe seating between 5pm to 7 pm, available for USD 145.00 per adult/ USD 65.00 per child; or a second seating, a five course pre-fixe menu, between 8 pm to 11 pm, at USD 295.00 per adult or USD 95.00 per child.  Both Capa seatings include access to the New Year’s Eve “After Party” in the Grand Ballroom, which will feature a DJ, dance floor, balloon drop and more. Desserts and appetizers are included and there is a cash bar available.  Admission to the after party, available exclusively for resort guests and guests with restaurant reservations, is available for USD 65.00 per adult and USD 35.00 per child.   Kids For All Seasons is open on New Year’s Eve for children ages 4-12 for USD 95.00 per child (resort guests only).
For all holiday dining options and special events, space is limited and reservations are based on availability; for reservation inquiries, call 407-313-6161.

Festive Reservations - For guests’ convenience, Four Seasons now offers a Disney Ticket Package, available for stays beginning December 19, 2014 and beyond. The package includes Disney park tickets for the guests’ park of choice (Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios), available for a 4-7 night stay; pricing varies by number of tickets needed.  A four-night stay includes two days of park admission; a five-night stay includes three days of park admission; a six-night stay includes four days of park admission and a seven-night stay includes 5 days of park admission. The package ensures guests have the flexibility of choosing which parks they would like to experience, while also allowing for two days of free time to enjoy the amenities of the resort, the Downtown Disney area, and more. Additional tickets, or Park Hopper Option upgrades, can easily be added to the guests’ ticket arrangements through the resort’s lobby level Disney Planning Center.
Guests of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort enjoy complimentary transportation in Four Seasons’ motor coach to Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition to enjoying all the nearby Disney attractions, a highlight of Four Seasons Resort Orlando is the five-acre (two hectare) “Explorer Island” water park, including a winding lazy river complete with a rapids section, two water slides, an interactive splash zone with water cannons, and much more.  The Kids For All Seasons program offers organized activities for children ages 4-12, and is complimentary.  Adults will enjoy the adult-only pool, 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed Tranquilo Golf Club, and The Spa at Four Seasons. Recreational pursuits for guests of all ages are sure to provide ample entertainment.  

Gifts - Four Seasons’ lobby level boutiques, Wardrobe and Fable, offer an array of options perfect for gift giving.  From fabulous outfits, chic accessories, Four Seasons logo apparel and more, there are numerous choices at all price levels. In addition, gift cards are available for purchase at the resort’s front desk in any dollar amount.  Gift cards can be redeemed at Four Seasons Resort Orlando for overnight stays, at The Spa, at Tranquilo Golf Club, at the boutiques or any of the resort’s dining outlets.

Thanks again for stopping by and a big thanks to the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World for all the info. This sounds so amazing. The Four Seasons is such an elegant and beautiful resort. I love that it's located at one of my most favorite places in the world, Walt Disney World. And for families looking for activities for adults and for children this is the place to have those special moments.

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