Even though Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort sits just three miles from the Magic Kingdom, adult guests don’t have to worry about seeing Minnie and Mickey at every turn. As a matter of fact, the only times you might spot the charming couple is if you stop by the hotel’s Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals at Ravello restaurant (held every Thursday and Saturday). Of course, savoring an old-fashioned Belgian waffle with powdered sugar and berries alongside country sausage is definitely made sweeter when the playful characters pop by your table to say hello and pose for an usie or two.
From the hotel’s beautiful marble flooring with a glass mosaic inlay to the room’s iPad that allows you to email a Four Seasons Resort Orlando postcard — the property’s verdant wetlands is pictured on one — to friends and family, each touch seems so special. At the resort, which opened in August 2014, we fell in love with three other key adult offerings. Read on to see our top reasons as to why we’re so enamored with this magical place.
Stop By The Spa
The old nursery rhyme says, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” But at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, we can promise you that its 50-minute Sticks and Stones massage will do nothing but heal. You’ll love the feeling of hot basalt stones being carefully placed onto your body by an experienced therapist working to rid you of muscle tension. After the stones are removed, a cooled-down birchwood stick is rubbed over that same area to aid in the relaxation process. When the service is finished, head to the Tranquility Lounge’s outdoor patio, where you can grab a chaise lounge, soak up the sun and do it all with a cup of hot Rishi tea — we adored the peppermint rooibos flavor — in hand.
Partake In A Private Cooking Class
Get together with friends (between six and 25) in the resort’s nearly 500-square-foot demonstration kitchen near Ravello for a private cooking class. Under the guidance of a resort chef, try your hand at classes that aim to help you learn how to make dishes such as pasta and risotto (with executive chef Fabrizio Schenardi), Spanish tapas (with Capa chef Tim Dacey) and barbecue (with chef Gerald Sombright). There’s even a session for chocolate truffle making (with executive pastry chef Rabii Saber). Included with the $200-per-person price comes an apron, a recipe card, two glasses of alcohol, a $25 gift card to apply to one of the Orlando hotel’s restaurants and more.
Spend Time In Wardrobe
If you’re looking for high-end fashions, Wardrobe is the place to be. Pick from colorful caftan dresses, flip-flops, swimsuits, chic bags and more from the hotel’s stylish shop. Perfect for fashionistas, Wardrobe is home to designer names such as Tory Burch, Anya Hindmarch and Tom Ford, in addition to stunning jewelry from Kimberly McDonald (like the 18-karat white gold teardrop earrings banded with chalcedony and diamonds). Located on the lobby level, the shop is a must-visit for closet staples for women and men. (Heads-up: Call the store in advance to see when its next VIP trunk show or shopping party will be held.)