This holiday season, take a winter escape to Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Central Florida’s only AAA Five Diamond resort, featuring a five-acre water park with a winding lazy river and adult-only pool, offerings in celebration of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, special holiday activities planned for the whole family to enjoy, and much more.
We were invited to Four Seasons Resort Orlando for a holiday preview celebration in anticipation of the festive season. We got an exclusive sneak peek of their holiday gift selects and welcome drinks, had a wonderful dinner at Capa, and ended the evening with consuming holiday desserts at Ravello in a winter wonderland themed setting.
Holiday shopping is a breeze at Four Seasons lobby level boutiques, Wardrobe and Fable, where exclusive designer jewelery and apparel can be found. From fabulous outfits to chic accessories, Four Seasons logo apparel and more, there are numerous choices at all price levels. In the stores, discover bespoke merchandise such as Stoney Clover Lane customisable bags and pouches, gold-plated “Minnie” ears by Gigi Burris, and accessories with the Resort’s signature artwork by illustrator Dallas Shaw.
For this media preview evening, local social media bloggers were welcomed with holiday-inspired drinks and a sneak peek of the season’s exclusive gift items at Wardrobe and Fable boutique, located on the lobby level.
Fashion, food, and lifestyle influencer David Plowden (@davidsmanor) struck a pose with their holiday-inspired cocktail.
We learned from the stylists at Wardrobe and Fable boutique that the gold-plated Minnie ears by Disney x Gigi Burris Millinery are the perfect holiday gift or park accessory.
And I fell in love with the Minnie ears as soon as I saw them. It was literally love at first sight.
After shopping, we had dinner in one of Capa’s elegant private dining rooms. Capa is located on the 17th floor of the resort and you can watch some amazing nightly Walt Disney World fireworks directly from their rooftop terrace.
Holiday Dining at Four Seasons
- For Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019: Capa is offering an a la carte menu plus a 30-day dry-aged tomahawk steak from Demkota Ranch of South Dakota. Seatings are available from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Ravello is offering a Christmas Dinner Buffet for USD 115 per adult/ USD 45 per child. Seatings are available from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.
- For New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Capa is offering a four-course prix-fixe dinner menu for USD 295 per adult and USD 65 per child. Ravello will offer a buffet for USD 150 per adult and USD 45 per child. Both restaurants will offer seatings between 5:00 to 11:00 pm.
- New Year’s Eve Celebration: Little Resort guests can ring in the New Year with a Kids For All Seasons party just for them, in the Grand Ballroom East, from 6:00 to 10:30 pm. A special kid-friendly New Year’s countdown and balloon drop will be held at 10:00 pm. Families are welcome to attend, or kids ages 4-12 can be signed in with the Kids For All Seasons team. The price of entry is USD 45 per child, or USD 75 per child including dinner served until 9:00 pm, and complimentary for adults. Guests ages 13 and over can celebrate in The Lobby Bar with DJ entertainment starting at 10:00 pm and a Champagne toast for adults at 12:00 midnight.
The Resort is also pleased to offer the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals every Thursday and Saturday morning at Ravello, and select Tuesdays during the festive season: December 24 and 31. The fun-filled breakfast includes an amazing buffet of breakfast favorites, including an omelet station. In addition to the character breakfast, guests of Four Seasons have the option of hosting a private character event at the Resort, in one of the event spaces. Four Seasons Resort Orlando works with Disney to offer incredible on-property events with magical touches.
For guests who wish to host events incorporating Disney, Four Seasons Resort Orlando works closely with the Disney Event Group to offer access to events in some of the Disney parks. Events held at Four Seasons Resort Orlando can feature Disney décor, entertainment acts, character appearances, and more. Four Seasons event professionals are able to arrange private events such as a holiday-theme breakfast with Disney characters dressed in holiday attire.
The Capa team prepared an exceptional Spanish tapas, steak, and seafood dinner for us from start to finish.
Stunning holiday tablescape were assembled with personalized charger plates by Dogwood Blossom Stationery and centerpieces by Greenery Productions.
Our tasting menu consisted of a four-course meal with sides.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando’s Director of Public Relations and Communications Dana Berry with the delicious Jamon de Bellota appetizer.
Jamon de Bellota – pure iberico acorn fed ham
Pan con Tomate – bread, tomato
Datiles – nueska Bacon wrapped medjool dates, marcona almonds
Quesos – chef’s selection of artisan cheeses
Gambas – shrimp, egg yolk, chili, celery root chips
Colifor – cauliflower, caper, egg
Ensalata de Tomate – tomato, cucumber, smoked garlic vinaigrette
Ensalata Verde – bibb lettuce, pomegranate, paprika pecans
Pescado – chilean Seabass, mushroom broth, seasonal vegetables
Carne – tomahawk, capa steak sauce
Patatas – yukon gold, brown butter & broccoli – caper, garlic, chili, tomatillos
On this media preview night, dessert was served in the Ravello demonstration kitchen, where Assistant Pastry Chef Guillermo Soto served holiday pies.
From peppermint s’mores at PB&G to holiday gelato flavours of eggnog and white peppermint at Lickety Split, the holidays are the perfect time to indulge. Lickety Split will also offer an array of holiday treats, such as pistachio and cranberry bark, pecan toffee, mini mint chocolate cookies and more to satisfy a sweet tooth. The whole family will enjoy complimentary cookie decorating with Chef Rabii Saber, a 2019 James Beard Award semi-finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef, offered to Resort guests on select dates.
The holiday pies were complimented with a scoop of gelato and toppings from Lickety Split.
We enjoyed our holiday desserts on the Ravello terrace with Florida “snow”, a hot cocoa bar, and entertainment by DJ Jacob Co.
Be sure to celebrate the holidays at Four Seasons Orlando Resort this season for a magical experience!
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10100 Dream Tree Blvd Orlando, FL 32836