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  • On Nov 18, 2022
    David from West Sussex Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi-we are staying at Old Key West.for Christmas and NY,we have decided not to go into Disney parks this year,so wondering g if any hotel resorts are planning events for NY? Many thanks Jo

    Hi David, welcome to planDisney!

    My nostalgic senses come to life at the mention of Disney's Old Key West Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. I wish I could bottle up the coconut calypso scent of the lobby and just the thought of the resort's steel drum soundtrack immediately lowers my blood pressure. You'll get to hear a holiday soundtrack over Christmas and New Year's - oh how merry! 

    Having experienced a hustling and bustling New Year's Eve at Magic Kingdom Park, I fully support your plan of ringing in the new year at a Disney Resort hotel. Specific events vary by resort so my best tip is to snap a picture of the activity board at your resort soon after check-in. During my September stay at Disney's Old Key West Resort, there was an activity board displayed outside the lobby entrance as well as by the entrance to Conch Flats Community Hall. Throughout your stay, you can expect a range of activities such as poolside games, Mickey Tie-Dye, campfires with s'mores, and Movies Under the Stars. Based on past precedent, I also expect there to be a separate New Year's activity board. Previous New Year's offerings at Disney Resorts Collection hotels have included a New Year's Scavenger Hunt, holiday-specific pool games, Mickey and Firework Tie-Dye, and even a New Year's Eve Bash.

    Other resort-specific recommendations for your time at Disney's Old Key West Resort are brunch at Olivia's Cafe and a Turtle Krawl and conversation with the lovely Cast Members at the Gurgling Suitcase

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question today, David. Wishing you a happy, magical new year!

    Choose magic,


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