July 13th, 2012 11:18 AM by Karyn Smith
Waldorf Astoria Orlando14200 Bonnet Creek Resort LaneOrlando, FL 32821
Every Sunday until Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 Every Friday until Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 Every Saturday until Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
Waldorf Astoria Orlando is celebrating summer with Enchanted Evenings, running weekends June 1 through Sept. 4, 2012. Twilight is a magical time during this summer-long schedule of special events for all guests staying at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, located inside the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort.
The summer-long schedule for Enchanted Evenings includes ongoing events, as well as special activities throughout the season.
This year, the resort will host the Waldorf Astoria Enchanted Glow at sunset on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring a brilliant display of Chinese wish lanterns in the resort pool. Guests will have opportunity to purchase and decorate their own wish lantern during the day (11am till dusk), to be set afloat that evening at 9pm. According to legend, the wish will be granted when the lanterns is set afloat that evening, creating a beautiful candle-lit spectacle.
Other Enchanted Evening highlights include:
Lobby /Peacock Alley
• Weird Science Ice Cream Social; 4pm-6pm (Friday)
On Friday evenings, guests can watch the most magical ice cream form in front of their eyes… thanks to liquid nitrogen (which is more than 300 degrees below zero) and some amazing ingredients. [Additional fee]
• Champagne Check-In; 3pm-6pm (Friday)
Help us celebrate our Enchanted Evenings with a complimentary glass of champagne at check in on Friday.
• Evening Entertainment at Peacock Alley; 8pm-Midnight (Daily)
Grab a seat and enjoy live music while taking in the fabulous vibe of Peacock Alley.
• Mojito Madness at Peacock Alley; 5pm-7pm (Friday and Saturday)
Partake in an interactive mojito experience, sampling four different flavors. [Additional fee]
• Royal Tea, a new Waldorf Astoria Orlando tradition; 3pm-5pm (Sunday)
Treasure time together as you savor finely-prepared tea sandwiches and house-made pastries while sipping premium hot tea, and listening to live piano music. [Additional fee]
Waldorf Astoria Spa
Extend the bliss of a spa treatment with a special experience from 6pm-8pm while the children enjoy complimentary admission to the WA Kids Club. Wind down with complimentary champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in the Spa Lounge. (Friday and Saturday)
Waldorf Astoria Pool
Enchanted Evenings Twilight Celebration
• Live Entertainment at the Pool; 4pm-8pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
• Crafts at Splash Hut; 2pm and 4pm (Daily)
Fun crafts that may include herb garden potting, wind chimes, sun catchers, pin wheels, calendars or kite decorating. Crafts vary by day. [Additional fee]
• Kids Club Astoria After Dark: Kids Night Out; 6pm-10pm (Friday and Saturday)
Event includes pizza dinner at Aquamarine. Parents can enjoy a 10 percent discount at Bull & Bear for dining this evening. [Additional fee]
6:00-6:30pm Scavenger Hunt
6:30-7:00pm Surrey Bike Obstacle Course
7:00-8:00pm Make your own pizza dinner at Aquamarine; Decorate Wish Lanterns
8:00-8:45pm Craft Time (telescope, kids tee shirt or clay hand print)
8:45-9:30pm Participate in Make A Wish Lantern event while enjoying s’mores at firepit
9:30-10:00pm Bingo in Kids Club
• Family S’mores Night; Sunset to 9pm. (Friday and Saturday)
Enjoy the fire-pit. S’more kits available to purchase.
• Make a Wish Floating Lanterns; 9:30pm-11pm (Friday and Saturday)
During the day, families can purchase and decorate a Floating Wish Lantern. At 9pm they are all lit and set afloat in the pool, creating a glowing spectacle of light.
• Starry, Starry Nights Astronomy Walk; Select Dates
Enrich your spirit while star gazing with an Orlando Science Center astronomer. Weather permitting.
Daytime Fun on the Cabana Lawn
• Color Me Canvas; 9:30am (Sunday)
On the Cabana lawn. Learn to paint on canvas.
• Cabana Lawn Games (Daily)
Chess, Corn Toss, Croquet
• Enchanted Evenings Horse and Carriage Rides; 7pm-11pm (Saturday)
Romantic trip around the Resort in a lighted carriage. 30 minutes, includes champagne and strawberries, upgraded packages available. [Additional fee]
• Golf Getaway Package at Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club; 9am-12noon (Saturday & Sunday)
Enjoy a relaxing 18 holes for $95 including rental clubs and a $20 food/beverage credit at the cart. Package available from 9am-12pm Saturdays & Sundays.
• Saturday Golf Clinics; 10am-11am (Saturday)
Enjoy small group golf instruction from our PGA Golf Staff at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club. Taylor Made golf clubs provided if needed. Beginner to moderate-based instruction. $35 per person, sleeve of logo golf balls included.
• Twilight Golf at Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club; after 2pm (Daily)
Enjoy 18-holes after 2 pm for $75, including rental clubs.
Bull and Bear
• Chef's Cooking Demo: Organic Food & Wine Tasting; 3pm-4pm (Saturday)
Learn about organic foods as you taste in Bull & Bear’s kitchen. Relax and enjoy the demonstration as you learn how our Chef expertly prepares your meal. Then take home the recipe to recreate later for family and friends. Promises to be a savory experience that will delight your palette. $35 per person
Jazz Under the “Full Moon”: Select Dates
Join us at the pool under the glimmering light of the (nearly) full moon and sip a cocktail while listening to live contemporary Jazz favorites. Sunset to 11pm.
• Friday, June 8
• Saturday, July 7th – including a private fireworks show over Bonnet Creek Golf Club
• Friday, August 3
• Friday, August 31
Waldorf Astoria Orlando has put the destination on the map for luxury travelers. Nestled in a nature preserve and conveniently located inside the gates of Walt Disney World, the resort is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of neighboring theme parks. Cara Goldsbury, author of Luxury Guide to Disney World, calls it “stunningly impressive.” “Swank and sophisticated,” she continued, “Waldorf Astoria has redefined local luxury in Orlando.”
The hotel is part of a unique resort complex that also features the top-rated Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, the championship golf course artfully designed by Rees Jones, which has been named one of the most “playable” courses in the crowded Florida market by two national golf magazines.
Waldorf Astoria Orlando infuses timeless Jazz Age-elegance from The Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, with the vibrant and modern ambiance of Florida. It features 498 guest rooms and suites with sweeping vistas of Walt Disney World and the Bonnet Creek nature preserve. The resort’s 171 stunning suites have been called “the best rooms in all of Central Florida.”
Golf Channel travel writer Brandon Tucker called the resort “an exclusive playground for the adult-minded traveler.” It includes re-imagined versions of famed New York City restaurants include Bull & Bear, Peacock Alley, and Oscar’s. Bull & Bear, the hotel’s signature restaurant, was named Best Fine Dining by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine in its elusive Silver Spoon Awards issue. The hotel’s award-winning spa, which has been profiled by both American Spa and Spa magazines, offers treatments from Guerlain, the legendary Parisian fragrance house.
This summer, save 20% with our Great Getaway rates starting from $169 per night*
To make a reservation, please visit www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com, or call 888-353-2009.