Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will always be the place to release your inner 10-year-old. But that doesn't always mean you want to sleep in a bunk bed.
As of Aug. 1, that just got easier. A sprawling new 443-room Four Seasons hotel opened on the property, offering the first true luxury experience at the mega-theme park. Room rates start at about $550 (vs. about $100 at one of the standard themed hotels), but as a part of the grand opening festivities, you can get one room free for every two consecutive nights you book. The offer is good until Dec. 19 and includes access to both the adults-only pool and family-friendly lazy river and water slide on property. Even if you don't use the dedicated Disney concierge in the lobby to set up your day at the theme parks, you can sit at the rooftop lounge overlooking Cinderella's castle and watch the nightly fireworks.
Disney's resort golf courses have long been favorite wintertime destinations for both vacationers and the PGA Tour. The Palm and Magnolia courses have hosted tour events and are considered to be the best of the four 18-hole tracks. The Tom Fazio-designed Tranquilo Golf Club adjacent to the Four Seasons might be familiar from a different visit. It used to be called Osprey Ridge, and it will reopen Sept. 1 after a light facelift during construction of the hotel.