Why You Should Stay At DVC’s Old Key West For A Solo Trip

Disney Old Key West Pool

Are you looking to book a vacation just for you? There are several reasons why you should consider solo traveling to a DVC resort. Solitude can make for a great vacation and DVC resorts are equipped with enough activities to keep anyone entertained. One of the best DVC resorts for a solo stay is Disney’s Old Key West Resort. As the original DVC resort, Old Key West is overflowing with DVC amenities as well as recreational activities and classic DVC ambiance. Need more convincing? Here are just a few reasons why you should stay solo at DVC’s Old Key West!

Peace, Quiet, and Lots of Space!

One massive benefit of staying at Old Key West Resort is the size of the resort. This resort is massive and spans for miles, making it feel like a less-crowded Disney resort option. The buildings are far apart and connected by beautiful walkways that make getting from place to place a relaxing activity. This resort embodies an “old Florida” vibe and this really shows through the scenery and landscaping of the resort. Nothing says “solo vacation” like taking a leisurely stroll through the grounds to grab a coffee; just you!

Old Key West Disney Entrance
Old Key West Entrance. Photo: Emily Murray.

The villas at Old Key West vary in size, but for a solo vacation you’ll be quite happy with either a deluxe studio or a 1-bedroom villa. The 1-bedroom villa includes a soaking tub for some “me time” as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and washer and dryer!

Good Meals and Sweet Treats

The best part of a solo vacation is being able to eat and drink whatever you want, whenever you want. No more compromising with anyone about what’s for dinner! Old Key West is ready to accommodate your cravings with Olivia’s Cafe, a sit-down restaurant serving brunch and dinner. Guests can indulge in southern favorites like buttermilk fried chicken and shrimp and grits. If you don’t have time to sit down for a meal, don’t worry. Goods Food To-Go is a quick-service restaurant near the main pool area that quickly serves burgers, fries, and other classic dishes.

Olivia's Cafe. Disney Old Key West.
Olivia’s Cafe. Photo: Emily Murray.

If you want to stop somewhere for a quick drink then The Gurgling Suitcase is there to suit your needs, serving a variety of cocktails, beer, and wine, all in a picturesque setting near the pool. You can enjoy your drink inside or take it to-go and enjoy in your room.

In need of a sweet treat? Pop into Conch Flats General store for a large selection of packaged snacks and treats, as well as a freezer full of Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bars and other Disney desserts!

Plenty of Ways to Play

You will never get bored at Old Key West. With 4 pools, one of which contains a twisting waterslide, a fitness center, Community Hall, tennis courts, volleyball courts, campfire activities, and movies under the stars, there are plenty of ways to play. You can have fun renting a bicycle and exploring the resort, or enjoy a guided-fishing excursion.

Old Key West
Dolphins near the Old Key West Pool. Photo: Emily Murray.

Disney Springs

Perhaps the biggest perk to staying at Old Key West, and one of the reasons why a solo trip here is preferable, is the fact that there is a complimentary water taxi that takes you to and from Disney Springs. Disney Springs is Disney’s massive shopping and entertainment center where you can find heaps of activities and fun, and Old Key West provides an easy and convenient way to travel to and from!

Disney Springs
Disney Springs

Have you ever done a solo vacation at a DVC resort? Where do you enjoy staying? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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