Saratoga Springs Resort


Themed around a late 19th century vacation destination in upstate New York that is known for horse racing, Saratoga Springs is a Deluxe Resort within walking distance of Disney Springs. The resort is surrounded by golf courses, winding waterways, and features inviting pastel colored guest buildings with recently updated rooms. Saratoga Springs provides a beautiful opportunity to relax and unwind during vacation.

Address:
1960 Broadway
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Rooms and Accommodations:

This Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort features one, two, and three bedroom villas, as well as deluxe studios. The resort is currently in a renovation process that is updating the rooms to a modern and clean look. The building exteriors are pretty and colorful. Although the layout is sprawling, parking is very convenient and close to guest rooms.

The one-bedroom villas accommodate up to four guests plus one child under the age of 3 in a crib. The villa offers a king size bed in the master and a queen size sleeper sofa. The two-bedroom villas accommodate up to eight guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib. There is a king bed in the master, two queen beds in the second bedroom, and a queen size sleeper sofa. The three-bedroom grand villa accommodates up to twelve guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib. All villas offer a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and private porch or balcony.

The deluxe studio rooms accommodate up to four guests, plus one child under age 3 in a crib. There is one queen size bed and a double-size sleeper sofa. The studio includes a private porch or balcony and a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave.

Rooms are modern and offer nice amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay including:
Complimentary Wireless Internet
Flat panel TV
Ironing board and iron
Hair dryer
Digital thermostat
Small safe

Transportation:
Saratoga Springs offers bus and boat service. Disney’s Magical Express is complimentary between Disney Resorts and the Orlando International Airport.

Magic Kingdom - Bus (20 minutes)
Epcot - Bus (20 Minutes)
Animal Kingdom - Bus (20 minutes)
Hollywood Studios - Bus (15 minutes)
Disney Springs - Bus (10 minutes) or Boat (10 minutes). You can also walk there pretty easily in 5 to 20 minutes depending on where your room is located.

Minnie Vans, Lyft, Uber, and Taxis are also available at a cost.

If you rent a car or drive yourself to this resort, overnight parking is $25 per night and will be charged to your room.

Pool:
The High Rock Spring pool is located next to Saratoga Springs main building and features a pool bar, long water slide, two hot tubs, kiddie water slide, and a Donald Duck water play area. It is a large zero-entry pool with lots of seating around it.

Paddock Pool is Saratoga Springs second zero-entry pool. It has a 146-foot long water slide, horseshoe-shaped hot tub, kiddie water play area with two water slides, and a quick service dining location poolside.

Treehouse Villas, Congress Park, and The Grandstand leisure pools each have a whirlpool spa. Congress Park and The Grandstand pools also have children's playgrounds. The Grandstand Pool includes water cannons for a little more fun.

Other Recreation:
Saratoga Springs is one of a handful of Disney World Deluxe resorts that has a spa on-site. Get details on the full-service spa and health club inspired by the 19th century wellness retreats of upstate New York here: Senses

Next to the spa is a large fitness center with cardio equipment, free weights, and machines.

Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is adjacent to Saratoga Springs, so getting in a round of golf can be achieved. There are also bicycle rentals, evening campfires, poolside movies, even free Sunrise Yoga at 7:00 am on Mondays and Wednesdays.

In short, you will find plenty to eat and plenty to do at Saratoga Springs. You can learn more about recreational opportunities at Saratoga Springs here: Saratoga Springs Recreational Opportunities

Dining:
There are a handful of dining options that can be found at Saratoga Springs. Additionally, the resort is conveniently located next to Disney Springs.

Turf Club Bar & Grill
- Table service dining location where you can take in panoramic views of waterways and golf greens while dining on delicious American fare.

Artist’s Palette - Counter Service dining location that is setup like a deli. You will not find your typical hamburger and fries that you often find at a Disney resort food court. You can also access a toaster oven, hot water, ice, condiments, and napkins in this area, along with many meal and snack options. Dining Plan and standard forms of payment are accepted.

Paddock Grill – Dining spot located near the Paddock Pool has quick-service breakfast & lunch offerings (seasonally).

Disney Springs Restaurants
– A retail, entertainment and dining center with plenty of opportunities to satisfy all pallets. Saratoga Springs is the only Disney World resort that offers both walking and boat access to Disney Springs. Rooms in the Congress Park section of Saratoga Springs are only a five-minute walk away from Disney Springs. Be sure to ask your On The Road planner for dining recommendations! You can read all about the Disney Springs dining opportunities here: Disney Springs Dining

Gift Shops:
The Artist’s Palette gift shop is next to the lobby and reception area of the Saratoga Springs Resort. The shop offers men’s and women’s clothing, watches, unique souvenirs, grab ‘n go fare, gourmet foodstuffs, over the counter medicines, groceries, and small decor for the home. The shop also carries necessities like sunscreen and beach wear.

Cons:
The resort grounds are beautiful and kept up at Saratoga Springs. If you are not up to walking to the pools or to get food, this may not be the resort for you. If you are all about maximizing your time in the Disney World theme parks and are depending on Disney transportation, you may get frustrated with the transportation at this sprawling resort.

Pros:
For people who are looking for a true "resort" experience, as opposed to just a "Disney Vacation". The units are spacious and comfortable, and the resort has numerous beautiful pools, on-site recreation, easy access to wonderful golf courses, and immediate access to lots of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. It is also a great choice for multi-generational trips or for guests who really want to relax in a comfortable and luxurious setting. If your family really loves hanging out at the pool, this resort has several fun and beautiful pool areas to choose from.

It is likely to be a top pick for adults taking a Walt Disney World vacation solely for the sake of their kids, but want a reprieve from the “magic” when returning from the parks. Conversely, Saratoga Springs is also a good option for an adults-only or a honeymoon trip if you want easy access to the exceptional dining at Disney Springs.

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