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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Welcome! This is the 2013 continuation of starbox's original thread of 2007.
ATTENTION!... Much of the content of this thread has been brought forward from past threads, so be aware prices and rates are likely to be out of date. Please post or PM me any corrections or updates you may have or find. Thanks.
2012 - By DisDaydreamer - http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2843389
2011 - By backyardponder - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2610219
2010 - By DisDaydreamer - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2344361
2009 - By MiaSRN62 - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1969415
2008 - By DisDaydreamer - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1713110
2007 - By starbox - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1431524]
Contributors: starbox, MiaSRN62, mbhoxie, DisDaydreamer, Lisareniff, DVCconvert, Sorcerer's Dad, floridaFam, nzdisneymom, DisDaydreamer, backyardponder, Melynny, SabresFan, and lastly, by Caskbill who showed me how make these scrolling boxes years ago.
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Address & Phone
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
9250 Island Grove Terrace
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Want to learn to surf? Here is a trip report by SabresFan about one place to do it.
Roll Call.... 2013
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First, here is the layout (a few years old, the beach entry walk has been changed).
Ocean View Inn Room (OVIR)
These are all in the Main Inn building. There are four floors and typically the higher the better for views. It is possible to get an OVIR on either end of the building where you have an ocean view off to the side. So you want to request and ocean FACING room.
I request the 4th floor first and then the second floor because you can take the lobby staircase to and from the 1st floor. Sometimes waiting for the elevator is frustrating and it is nice to have an easy alternate route.
Villa Building Rooms
There are 3 Villa buildings (12, 14, & 15). 12 is on the north end of the resort, and 15 is on the south end of the resort. These two buildings have fewer view obstructions of the ocean. They are "U" shaped buildings and each floor has two "Dedicated" 2 bdrm units and four "Lock-Off" 2 bdrm units. The Lock-Off units are also the 1 bdrm and studio units when locked off from each other. You will notice below that the dedicated units (in blue) are at the end of the "U" and further away from the ocean with very limited likelyhood of viewing the ocean. The Villa buildings are 3 stories and getting the 3rd floor is pretty critical in having an ocean view. Building 14 has many more obstructions than the others.
Layout provided by Lisareniff
I prefer to make my request through the DVC site and member services. Give them your name and reservation number, and your request.
https://dvc.disney.go.com/dvc/member...erServicesPage Not sure you can get to this page if you are not logged in.
They have been very (timely) responsive and email you back, so you have a written response you can refer to. Remember... A request is just that and not a guarantee.
New Link - by floridafam
Lookup for area restaurant inspection reports.
VB FAQ Archive
How many rooms does VB have? VB has 18 dedicated 2 BR's; 36 Lockoffs (each of which can be divided into a studio and a 1BR); 6 3BR Beach Cottages; and 112 Inn rooms. How do I get to Vero Beach? Do you have to be a DVC member to stay there? No you do not. You can make a reservation through a travel agent or by calling the resort. What is rack rate for the resort? 2010 VB Rates (Provided by Emily921) Value 1-1 to 2-11, 8-15 to 12-16 Regular 4-11 to 5-27 Summer 5-28 to 8-14 Peak 2-12 to 3-20 Holiday 3-21 to 4-10 & 12-17 to 12-31 Studio V $185, R $240, S $250 wkdy $265 wknd Juy 4,Peak $310 and Holiday $335. Inn Std same as Studio Inn Ocean View, V $205, R $295, S $300 wkdy $315 wknd, P $350, H $395. 1BR V $285, R $370, S $375 wkdy $390 wknd, P $460, H $480. 2BR V $370, R $495, S $505 wkdy, $520 wknd, peak $680 and H $720. 3 BR Beach Cottage - V $805, R $980, S $1000 wkdy $1015 wknd, P $1100, H $1245 Tax is 11%. wkend included July 4th. What is the difference between an Inn Room and a Studio? With an Inn room you'll get 2 queen beds and it is about 360 sq ft. You also will have a small frig, wet bar, and microwave. Select corner Inn rooms are slightly larger and L-shaped. So as you enter the room through the door, you see a narrow walk space and the kitchenette is right there. As you turn the corner, you have the main space with the beds. A studio is about 375 sq ft and also has a frig, wet bar and microwave. The difference is you will get one queen bed and one double sleeper sofa. So if only two people are staying in the room and sharing the bed, you can keep the sofa closed and allows more floor space. The Vero Beach studio room is the same shape as the OKW studio so the floor space is optimized in my opinion. Studios (particularily ground and 2st floor), don't offer much of a view. There is a lot of very lush tropical foilage surrounding the ground floor studio and larger villas. Ocean View Inn rooms are a reservation option. What does availiability typically look like? Peak season at South Florida beaches is in the Spring, with March and April (Spring Break) being the most popular. Summer is typically not as difficult to reserve as Spring is. By calling at 7 months, you can likely get any week you want. I've had luck getting summer time calling only a few months prior. What is the beach like? The beach is on the "wild" side, with lots of waves and a pretty sharp drop off. Children should be closely supervised. Rob describes it here: "It is not a big beach, but it is never crowded so size, in this case, doesn't matter. Vero beach is an ocean playground. The waves on most days are formiddable and great for boogie or surf boarding. The sand is brown and coarse, and gets hot in the summer. For me the hot sand is a sensory awakening and I find myself thinking... "yes, I really am here... ouch, damn that's hot... ow, ow, ow". I love the ocean waves. VB receives the gulf stream flow so the water temps are pretty steady for much of the year. I like to think that sharks don't like waves and stay out further than I venture. I have never seen a shark at VB, but PamOKW posted a story about a shark bite incident at VB in 2006. Thanks, Pam. Jelly Fish? Hah.... VB has PORTUGESE MAN-O-WAR! Actually, I have been to VB almost all the months from March to November and only once have I encountered these slimey creatures of pain. Yes, I was stung. Not too bad though... just felt like a thousand bee stings. There is never a problem finding a spot to set up beach camp at VB. One real nice thing about the beach is the proximity to the Pool bar & grill, and your room. So If you have hankering for a Margarita or a hamburger, OR nature is suddenly calling (#2, you can do #1 in the ocean), your remedy is very close by. We typically will set up early in the morning and go back and forth between the pool, the room, and the beach throughout the day. The beach doesn't have much in the way of shelling, but it does have turtle nests." Is there a lifeguard on duty? There are lifeguards at the pool at peak times, but not on the beach. Is there internet service at the resort? Yes. They currently have Wireless in the lobby and sitting areas of the main building. They also have a public access computer off of the lobby area. Cost is $9.95/30 minutes. What TV stations do they have in the rooms? (provided by Melynny) WXEL ,WTVX, WPTV, ION, WFLX, WPBF, WTCE, WPEC, BRRMGC, UNIVISON, WTCN, WVFL, WFGC, CSPAN, HSN, TVGN, TWC, IROG, QVC, LIFE, CNN, HLN, SUN, ESPN, ESPN2, CSS, FX, USA, FNC, TNT, VH1, A&E, HIST, NIK, ANIMAL PLANET, FOOD, TRAVEL, DISC, TLC, COM, TRUTV, DISNEY , AMC, TELEMUNDO, BET, MTV, FSN, SPEED, VS. TCM, ABCFAM, SPIKE, OWN, E!, HGTV, GOLF, MSMBC, CMT, OXYGEN, STYLE, GSN, HALLMARK, TOON, COMM, COMPRO, COMTV What sort of activities does the resort offer? Is there a fee? There are a number of planned recreational activities. Some have age-limits and/or fees. These include (but are not limited to): Fishing Fundamentals (age 7+): 30.00/35.00 Lagoon Adventure (age 7-17): fee ??? Kayak Adventure (age 8+):40.00/45.00 Pelican Island Bike Tour (age 12+) 8.00/10.00 Seaside Chefs (age 4+) fee????? Unbirthday Parties (age 4-12): No fee Campfire (all ages): No fee - Monday/Wed/Fri/Sat nights SnorkelEars: 30.00/35.00 Turtle Troop Adventure 20.00/25.00 Discovery Scuba: 30.00/35.00 Cel Painting: 10.00/15.00 Faux Gyataku Craft: 7.00/10.00 Sand Casting: 3.00/5.00 Tennis Lessons 30 min: 27.00/30.00 60 min: 50.00/55.00 Garden and Museum Tour: 15.00/20.00 Beginning Birding (seasonal): 8.00/10.00 Surf School: 90.00/95.00 What is the temperature like? See the temperature chart below. Is there a supervised kid's club? There is a 3-hour 3DC Discovery Club for kids age 4-12 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Price is 35.00 per child for non-members and 30.00 for DVC members. Dinner and supervised activities are included and advance reservations are required. What is availiable for rental at the resort? There are a number of items availible for rental. Prices are as follows (DVC Member/Non-Member) 2 Chairs and Umbrella: 24.00/30.00 Umbrella: 10.00/12.00 Beach Chair: 7.00/9.00 Cushioned Lounge Chair: 9.00/12.00 2 Lounges and Umbrella: 28.00/36.00 Body Board: 9.00/12.00 Cabanas: 12.00/15.00 Bikes (hourly): 5.00/7.00 Bikes: 14.00/17.00 Tennis Racket: Complimentary/5.00 Miniature Golf Rental Equipment Hourly: 1.00/2.00 Entire Stay: 5.00/7.00 Kayak (30 minutes): 20.00/25.00 Jet Ski (30 minutes): 55.00/60.00 What dining options exist at the resort? VB offers more dining options than most Disney resorts: Shutters is a casual table service restaurant featuring American cuisine, fresh seafood, and a wood-brick oven. Character dining is offered Saturday morning, reservations are suggested. The Green Cabin Room offers specialty drinks, a light lunch and appetizer menu, and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. There is nightly entertainment. Sonya's is open select evening and features signature dining with steaks and seafood. Brunch is availiable on Sunday. Bleacher's offers pool-side counter service with hot dogs, hamburgers, subs, and salads. Alcoholic speciality beverages are also offered. There is also the option of Inn Room Private Dining, including the option to pre-order breakfast with a selected delivery time. Prices seem to be on par with all Disney resorts in terms of CS,TS and Signature Dining experiences. The Disney Dining Experience card (DDE) is accepted at VB. Please Note: The DDP is NOT accepted at VB but the TIW card is. Menus: Shutters:http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero1.htm http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero2.htm http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero3.htm http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero8.htm Does the resort do anything special for holidays? 4th of July is pretty cool. For a while, there were fireworks in Orchid just North of the resort. They were fantastic. There are also fireworks in Sebastian which you can watch from A1A. VB throws a pool-party on New Year's Eve complete with party hats, noise-makers, live DJ, and guest appearances by the likes of Goofy, Chip, and Dale. There are family activities, dancing, and the night ends with the "Pool Drop" where at the stroke of midnight, everyone who wants to, jumps into the pool. The resort always does something for most holidays. We really enjoy Halloween at the resort. They have costume contests, pumpkin carving contests, trick or treating, etc. What are my dining/grocery options outside of the resort? Orchid Island Pizzeria right next to DVBR on the corner of A1A and 510. They serve a thin crust style pizzia with choice of lots of toppings, pasta dinners, and hot and cold subs. They will also deliver to the lobby of the resort. 772-388-5151 . The closest shopping is a short distance away. Go North from the resort to the 1st light and turn left onto CR- 510. Go 2.7 miles and Walgreens will be on your left at the intersection of US-1. If you want to go to Publix (groceries), make a right turn on US1 and Publix will be 1.6 miles ahead on your left. As you head to Publix, on your right will be Hale Indian River Fruit Stand. Try their fresh-squeezed orange juice...yummy! There is commercial strip in Vero Beach about 11 miles/20 min away. Includes just about everything you can think of - Super Walmart, Sams Club, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Circuit City, Sears, - complete mall. Plenty of places to spend money! The outlet malls are a few more miles past that out to the west. There is also a Super Walmart in Sebastian approx 9 miles to the north, along with some smaller strip malls - Publix etc. Sebastian is a smaller city, home of Pelican Island, Capt Hirams restaurant and bar (think tables in the sand), Squid Lips restaurant. - Dining Options in the area: Lobster Shanty in Vero Beach ( http://www.verobeachlobstershanty.com/ ) Mamma Mia's: http://www.mamamiaskitchen.net/ Mr. Manatee's in Vero Beach ( http://www.planetvero.com/mrmanatees.htm ) also, I believe this is the main website for Mr Manatee's : ( http://www.mrmanatees.com/ ) Capt Hiram's for lunch in Sebastian http://www.hirams.com/ http://www.riversidecafe.com/ (Riverside Cafe) Ozzie's Crabhouse 6060 US Hwy. 1 South Grant, FL 32949 (321) 724-0009 -----> what I read was "go for the food...not the decor". So I'm assuming this place is very casual ? But the food is supposed to be great. Waldo's at the Driftwood 3150 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963-1954 Phone: 772-231-0550 Fax: 772-234-1981 Website: http://www.thedriftwoodresort.com/rest.html http://www.bellanapoli-verobeach.com/ TOOJAYS : http://www.toojays.com/locationsnew/...onlist_tc.html Ay Jalisco Inc 1909 20th St, Vero Beach, FL Tel: (772) 978-0661 (good Mexican food) Outback Steakhouse 1475 Us Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL Tel: (772) 567-5222 Patio Restaurant 1103 Miracle Mile, Vero Beach, FL Tel: (772) 567-7215 ************************************************************* PIZZA : Orchid Island Pizzeria right next to DVBR on the corner of A1A and 510. They serve a thin crust style pizzia with choice of lots of toppings, pasta dinners, and hot and cold subs. They will also deliver to the lobby of the resort. 772-388-5151 http://www.orchidislandpizzeria.com/ Nino's Italian Restaurant 1006 Easter Lily Ln Vero Beach, FL 32963 Phone: (772) 231-9311 http://www.verobeachbusinessdirector...uments/118.pdf Note : Does NOT deliver to VB Payment options No credit cards accepted All checks Business hours Sundays: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Giorgio's New York Pizzeria 955 17th St Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 778-3800 NOTE : Does NOT deliver to VB Payment options Visa Mastercard No checks accepted Business hours Mondays: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. http://www.verobeachbusinessdirector...uments/107.pdf ************************************************** Ocean Grill : http://www.ocean-grill.com/index.php...WebPageID=7227 (Ocean Grill) Boardwalk Cafe & Ice Cream CO 4079 Ocean Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 Phone: (772) 234-9570 Apples Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor486 21st St Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 567-5877 Squid Lips Grill : http://www.squidlipsgrill.com/ MoBay Grill in the Publix Plaza near Wal-Mart (Sebastian). A small Jamaican inspired restaurant. http://www.mo-baygrill.com/ Tangos Restaurant---good for steak : http://www.realpagessites.com/tangos...ant/page5.html And not a steakhouse....but another cool sounding restaurant I'd like to add to the list : http://www.rjgators.com/ also some mentioned on this link : http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1764324 ************************************************** ************************************************** Where Can I Get A Massage? Massages are availiable on-site, but there are a few full-service spas in the area: Studio Gabriel Full Service Salon and Spa 772 -234-8105 http://www.studiogabriel.com/services.asp Yulin's Day Spa: http://yulinsdayspa.com/index.php?ac...WebPageID=5761 What is there to do in the surrounding area? Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/pelicanisland/ Sebastion Inlet State Park http://www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet/ Port Canaveral (where the Magic & Wonder dock) http://www.portcanaveral.org/cruising/ships.php#disney Kennedy Space Center http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (a part of KSC) http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/ The Manateer Observation Center http://www.manateecenter.com/ Mckee Bonatinical Gardens (really cool) http://www.mckeegarden.org/ Another place to check out..especially with Pirates of the Caribbean being so popular. It's maybe 15 minutes from the Vero Beach resort. Here's some more info : http://www.atocha1622.com/mclarty.htm: Mc Clarty Treasure Museum 13180 Highway A1a Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 589-2147 Paleo Discoveries (paleodiscoveries.com).Fossil Hunting. ************************************************** ************************************************** What are NoSeeUms and how do I deter them? No-See-Ums are tiny insects, closely related to the mosquito, officially called Biting Midges. They only fly in temperatures over 70 degress, so they are more of a problem during summer months. They are most active during sunrise/sunset, so it is recommended that you keep your patio doors closed during these times. Common insect repellants (DEET) do not deter No-See-Ums. The best way to avoid them is to wear long pants/sleeves at sunrise and sunset. Products such as Cutter Advanced and Cactus Juice have been recommended by many VB veterans. How can I see sea turtles? Sea turtle nesting and hatching season runs May-October. Most of the turtle nesting takes place from June-August, and hatchlings emerge about 60 days after the nest is made. There are a number of night-time walks organized that allow small numbers of the public to view the nesting phase, but the hatchling phase is far too dangerous to view and there are no legal public walks to view hatchlings. If you would like to see a hatchling, there are morning "Turtle Troops" at the resort three times a week where the naturalist takes you to look at the nests. Once hatchlings begin emerging, it is not uncommon for there to be hatchlings that did not make it left behind, and you may get a chance to see one of those. If you are at Vero during nesting, there are various places to arrange for a turtle walk. First, the resort offers a turtle walk lottery on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Guests can place their room keys in a lottery at 10am, and enough keys are drawn to fill 20 slots on the tour. There is no charge, but space is very limited and the walk takes place on the beach @ the resort where there is about a 50% chance that you will see a turtle. On Tuesdays, the Caribbean Conservation Corporation hosts a free turtle walk through Sebastian Inlet State Park. (321-985-4852) You must reserve a spot ahead of time, and a total of 20 people are allowed on the beach. This takes place in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a few miles down from Disney's Vero Beach Resort and has a 80% success rate for finding and viewing turtles. The Caribbean Conservation Corporation also sponsors an "Adopt-A-Turtle" program on Monday nights. There is a charge for this (I believe it is 20$ plus 10$ for each additional person in the group). This also takes place in the Archie Carr Refuge and you must make reservations. Contact number is 1-800-678-7853. I personally recommend one of the CCC walks, since you can make reservations ahead of time and have a much higher chance of seeing a turtle nesting. What sort of other ameneties are offered at Vero Beach? Anchors A Weigh Fitness Center, Rub Dub's Massage, Blinker's Arcade, Nightly Live Music in the Green cabin Room, Hair Beading and Hair Wraps, Valet, Video Rentals, BBQ Grills, Steamer's Sauna Why are Vero Beach points cheaper than other resorts on the resale market? Should I just buy there to save money? The most expensive annual dues make VB one of the most expenive locations to own over the long term. Mbhoxie breaks it down here: "VB points tend to be cheaper for a number of reasons... 1. Dues are higher there than any other resort... Partially due to the remote location, and partially due to the fact that the place has been smacked by two hurricanes and is heavily insured. 2. To some, the resort is in a fairly remote location, not known traditionally known as a resort/timeshare area.. You have to either drive or rent a car to get there. The surrounding towns have some activities but its not setup as a tourist area... Some people buy in with the expectaton of being entertained like they are at the parks... Not going to happen. Bottom line.. NEVER buy points at a place that you don't intend to stay at... Bad business, and it will be stressful." What's the address/phone number for the resort? Disney's Vero Beach Resort (a DVC resort) 9250 Island Grove Ter Vero Beach, FL 32963 (772) 234-2000 Resort - Basics Rooms VB has 18 dedicated 2 BR's; 36 Lockoffs (each of which can be divided into a studio and a 1BR); 6 3BR Beach Cottages; and 112 Inn rooms. The Inn rooms designated as Garden View (vegetation and parking views) and Ocean View. (If you know how many Inn roms are in each category please let me know) There are a total of 10 buildings with rooms. The 6 3BR Beach Cottages, the Inn, and 3 other buildings, each containing 6 dedicated 2BRs, and 12 Lockoffs. The studios are part of a lockoff and are in these 3 buildings. VB is a very small resort. Everything is a very, very easy walk. Parking There is under-building parking under the Inn and the 3 buildings with the 2BRs and lockoffs. There are small parking lots next to the buildings. There is not parking next to the 3BR Beach Cottages but there is adequate Parking in the other locations. Overflow parking is available across Highway A1A which is connected to the resort via an underground Passage. Transportation Many folks ask if Disney provides transportation, like the Disney Magic Express. The answer is no. You can arrange transportation using one of the VB transportation companies but you will probably find it to be very expensive. Aditionally, the resort is very small and almost everybody wants to go see some of the sights or go to off-site restaurants. For these reasons everybody recommends having a car. OK, I suppose there is someone out there who doesnt! Most folks fly into Orlando (95 miles). Other options are North Palm Beach (81 miles), Sanford (114 miles), Fort Lauderdale (130 miles). Availability Peak season at South Florida beaches is in the Spring, with March and April (Spring Break) being the most popular. Summer is typically not as difficult to reserve as Spring is. By calling at 7 months, you can likely get any week you want. Although I havent been to VB over the Christmas/New Years holidays, I assume getting a room might be tough&call right at the 7 month timeframe. If VB is your home resort, you should not have trouble calling at 11 months.
Restaurants and Lounge
VB offers more dining options than most Disney resorts: Shutters is a casual table service restaurant featuring American cuisine, fresh seafood, and a wood-brick oven. Character dining is offered Saturday morning, reservations are suggested. The Green Cabin Room offers specialty drinks, a light lunch and appetizer menu, and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. There is nightly entertainment (Actually I think the entertainment is Wednesday Sunday. Let me know if you know). Sonya's is open select evening and features signature dining with steaks and seafood. Brunch is availiable on Sunday. Bleacher's offers pool-side counter service with hot dogs, hamburgers, subs, and salads. Alcoholic speciality beverages are also offered. There is also the option of Inn Room Private Dining, including the option to pre-order breakfast with a selected delivery time. Prices seem to be on par with all Disney resorts in terms of counter service, table service, and Signature Dining experiences. Please Note: The DDP is NOT accepted at VB but the TIW card is. Menus: Shutters:http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero1.htm http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero2.htm http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero3.htm http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_vero8.htm
There are a number of items available for rental. Prices are as follows (NEED TO VERIFY) (DVC Member/Non-Member) 2 Chairs and Umbrella: 24.00/30.00 Umbrella: 10.00/12.00 Beach Chair: 7.00/9.00 Cushioned Lounge Chair: 9.00/12.00 2 Lounges and Umbrella: 28.00/36.00 Body Board: 9.00/12.00 Cabanas: 12.00/15.00 Bikes (hourly): 5.00/7.00 Bikes: 14.00/17.00 Tennis Racket: Complimentary/5.00 Miniature Golf Rental Equipment Hourly: 1.00/2.00 Entire Stay: 5.00/7.00 Kayak (30 minutes): 20.00/25.00 Jet Ski (30 minutes): 55.00/60.00
Spa Other Services
Disney Signature Package: $435. Signature VichyTreatment, Signature Massage and Signature Facial or Signature Mani Pedi. Citrus Package $180 Citrus Vichy Shower scrub, 50 min Aroma Therapy Massage, or your choice of Facial (excludes Signature Facial). Tropical Package $180 Same as Citrus only with Tropical... cost in dollars 15 mi 25 min 30/35 min 50 min 80 min Massage Signature Massage 175 Hot Stone 125 165 Swedish Relaxation 105 145 Personalized Aromatherapy 115 155 Pressure Release 120 160 Maternity 110 150 Couples Price varies with selected treatment Verandah Chair 45 Facials Signature Facial 165 Coconut Hydrating 105 Blueberry Soy Firming 105 Strawberry Rhubarb Replenishing 105 Aloe Mint Soothing 105 Citrus C Deep Cleansing 105 A LA Carte Lip Exfoiliation and voluminzing 25 Soothing eye treatment 30 Vichy Shower Treatments Signature Vichy Treatment 165 Tropical Vichy Shower scrub 85 Citrus Vichy Shower scrub 85 Body Therapies Mango Enzyme Exfoilating Wrap 75 Cucumber Mint Hydrating Wrap 75 Hand and Foot Treatments Signature Spa Manicure 75 Signature Spa Pedicure 95 Traditions Manicure 45 Traditions Pedicure 45 Traditions Mani-Pedi Combo 100 add French to mani or pedi for 10.00 Tween Services Clean Tween Facial 65 Calming Massage 65 Ice Cream Manicure 35 Ice Cream Pedicure 45
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