School will take on many different meanings for students across the country this year. If your child’s school is in online learning mode (or you’re home schooling) and you have cash to burn, the Four Seasons in Orlando has a new package you might be interested in.
For $50 per day, the Four Seasons will provide a desk in a quiet work environment for your child on school days. They’ll also feed them lunch. Dubbed “schoolcation”, Four Seasons has introduced a variation on the traditional kids club that I don’t think I would have ever seen. Essentially, you drop your kids off in the morning and the Four Seasons staff will watch them while they participate in online learning. They also offer extra activities in the afternoons that focus on art and physical education.
While your child is getting educated, you can “work” poolside. Or don’t even pretend to work and instead get a massage, take a swim or enjoy other resort activities.
And, if you’re really brave (no judgment) you might even be able to sneak over to pilot the Millennium Falcon while your student is enriching themselves. Share those solo Disney World adventures with your child at your own risk.
I checked some random dates in October. Entry-level rooms price out at least $500 per night. They also do have some packages that can save you a few hundred dollars during your vacation. The Four Seasons has some pretty kid-friendly activities, including a lazy river, water slide and fun outdoor activities.
The Four Seasons Orlando is located on Disney World property, though a bit out of the way. If you wander out past Fort Wilderness, Disney’s cabins and campgrounds, you’ll find the Four Seasons. Like the Good Neighbor hotels by Disney Springs, Four Seasons Orlando guests do get access to Disney perks such as Extra Magic Hours and a 60-day FastPass+ window. Both are extremely valuable during normal times, though I imagine they carry less value with the smaller crowds and shortened hours happening right now. The Four Seasons Orlando also has a character breakfast that’s not very well known at their onsite restaurant, Ravello. While it may not be well-known, it gets rave reviews.
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The Four Seasons Orlando looks wonderful. I haven’t visited the property yet. It’s definitely on our list to hit up Ravello for a character breakfast at some point in the future. That being said, $500 a night is a bit out of our budget for a Disney World vacation. I don’t think I could sneak away to Disney World without the kids, but I wouldn’t be offended by a few hours at the pool while they attended school.
I do applaud the Four Seasons for the ingenuity here. And, I totally want to hear from one of you who goes and tries this out!
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