Christmas in South Florida has a special feel to it, and Disney’s Old Key West resort has captured it perfectly. The holiday spirit of the Florida Keys was on full display this week after Christmas decorations went up at the resort, so we sailed over to take a look at them.
As guests walk up to the resort, the first decorations seen are brightly colored garland stands above the windows and entry doors to the Conch Flats General Store.
Inside the store, the rafters are adorned with beautiful garland while wreaths hang above the check out registers.
Along the main entry walkway, we can see the support columns dotted with colorful decorations that feature bright lights and nautical themed elements. Rope, nautical floats, and fish ornaments are prominently featured.
In the check-in desk area, garland hangs above the doors. Above the check-in counters, these unique garland elements feature large, translucent fish that are lit from the inside. Without a doubt, this has to be one of the most unique holiday decoration elements we have seen at Disney.
As always, what is Christmas without a beautiful tree?
Yes, that really is a Mermaid Santa.
The ornaments on the tree are colorful and reflect the LED lights on the tree well. From tropical flowers to kitschy sea creatures, there is no question you’re in the Florida Keys here.
In the sitting area off the main check-in area, we see more Garland hung over the doors to the rocking chairs outside.
Across the hall at Olivias, bright wreaths greet guests as they enter the restaurant.
Inside Olivias, a tree and some more wreaths are on display.
Olivias has their Flavors of Fall beverage specials on display at the check in counter. These are also available over at Gurgling Suitcase next door.
Outside of Olivias, more garland and wreaths light up the seating areas for guests.
The boardwalk area is well decorated, with the lighted garland and wreaths mixing well with the light strings already hung in the area.
Gurgling Suitcase has also been decorated, with large garland hanging above the entry way, complete with a large blue bow in the middle.
Outside the Conch Flats Community Hall, more garland and wreaths are hung to get guests into the holiday mood.
That wraps up our visit to Old Key West. Stay tuned to WDWNT for more holiday resort updates.