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Saratoga Springs Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is another Disney Vacation Club Resort that offers beautiful views of Disney Springs. Better yet, it’s within walking distance to the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex. Saratoga Springs definitely has a lot to offer.

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Summary
Saratoga Springs is a Disney Vacation Club resort located within walking distance of Disney Springs. There is also a short boat ride available to Disney Springs, as well as many recreational options to keep guests entertained. While the grounds here are beautiful, the location and overall theming leave something to be desired.
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Pros and Cons

Pros: Can walk or take ferry to Disney Springs, can rent recreation equipment (bikes, surrey bikes, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard equipment), spa located on-site, beautiful grounds

Cons: Remote location, smallest rooms of all the DVC properties, theming isn’t as good as other resorts, bus rides can be long

Overview

The Deluxe Villa Resort can be found in the Disney Springs Resort Area and is quite an expansive hotel that sits right on Lake Buena Vista across from Disney Springs and next to Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.

The resort is inspired by Saratoga Springs, a New York retreat popular in the late 1800s for its spas and horse racing. There’s a lot of charm to the resort, especially thanks to the Victorian-style theming. 

There are multiple rooms to book, including studios, multi-bedroom villas, and the famous treehouse villas that are quite stunning. 

With two different types of complimentary Disney transportation offered, its close proximity to Disney Springs, a variety of dining choices, and home-like accommodations featured in each of the rooms, Saratoga Springs has a lot to offer.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Rooms And Bathrooms

There are two types of room to book at Saratoga Springs and they include Studios and Villas. Depending on the room you book, you can even sleep up to 12 adults. 

Of course, the rooms feature the standard amenities, including a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, and an iron and ironing board.

There are even some great amenities like a toaster, a microwave, and a fully-equipped kitchen with either a full or mini-refrigerator. The Villas also feature a washer, dryer, dishwasher, and more.

If you’re wondering about outlets and USB ports, you can find both in all of the rooms, including by the beds and TV.

For those concerned about storage, there is both space underneath the beds for luggage or other items, in addition to closets and drawers for belongings. Some of the bathrooms have a smaller counter space, but there are drawers for personal items. 

As for the Treehouse Villas, they are quite spacious and offer all kinds of storage for luggage and whatever else you bring. There’s plenty of room to sit and relax, not to mention the Treehouse Villas are perfectly themed.

Here’s an overview of the rooms that are available to book.

Studios

  • Deluxe Studio: Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands or Fairways; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa; Kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, and porch or balcony
Saratoga Springs Deluxe Studio
Saratoga Springs Deluxe Studio
  • Deluxe Studio — Preferred: Views of Garden, Courtyard, Woodlands or Water; Close to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining; 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double-Size Sleeper Sofa; Kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, and porch or balcony

Villas

  • 1 Bedroom Villa: Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands or Fairways; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa; Full kitchen and a split bathroom that features 2 sink areas
Saratoga Springs 1 Bedroom Villa
  • 1 Bedroom Villa — Preferred: Views of Garden, Courtyard, Woodlands or Water; Close to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining; 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa and 1 King Bed; Full kitchen and a split bathroom that features 2 sink areas
Saratoga Springs 1 Bedroom Villa
Saratoga Springs 1 Bedroom Villa
  • 2 Bedroom Villa: Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands or Fairways; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa1; Full kitchen, dining area, washer and dryer
2 bedroom villa at Saratoga Springs
2 bedroom villa at Saratoga Springs
  • 2 Bedroom Villa — Preferred: Views of Garden, Courtyard, Woodlands or Water; Close to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa; Full kitchen, dining area, washer and dryer
2 bedroom villa at Saratoga Springs
  • 3 Bedroom Grand Villa: Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands or Fairways; 1 King Bed and 4 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • 3 Bedroom Grand Villa — Preferred: Views of Garden, Lake, Pool, Woodlands or Fairways; lose to Disney Springs or to The Carriage House and Dining; 1 King Bed and 4 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs
Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs
  • Treehouse Villa: Views of Woodlands;  2 Queen Beds and 1 Bunk Bed and 1 Twin-Size Sleeper Chair and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a full kitchen elevated off the ground
Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs
Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms. 

You can check out room layouts below.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the main lobby. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.

Saratoga Springs lobby
  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

In addition to being able to check in, the lobby has seating for guests and provides access to dining, shopping, and more.

Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) is outside the lobby. Luggage storage is also right out in front of the lobby for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available. There is a standard $25 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Amenities And Shops

From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, there are several amenities offered to guests at Saratoga Springs.

Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.

The Artist's Palette gift shop at Saratoga Springs
  • The Artist’s Palette: Find grab ‘n’ go food, gourmet foodstuffs, groceries, and made-to-order meals can be found here.
  • Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Pro Shop: A selection of golf merchandise and top-of-the-line rentals. Find souvenirs like clubs, logo shirts, caps, and towels.
  • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour laundry rooms at the resort near High Rock Spring Pool, Congress Park Pool, The Grandstand Pool, and The Paddock Pool. Treehouse Villas and Villas with one or more bedrooms feature an in-unit washer and dryer.
  • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
  • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa: Full-service health club inspired by the 19th century wellness retreats of upstate New York.
  • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies outside.

Pools And Recreation

Saratoga Springs has two feature pools and three leisure pools. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.

Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.

Saratoga Springs pool

Feature Pools

  • High Rock Spring Pool: Has gushing waterfalls, zero-depth entry, 128-foot-long slide, two whirlpool spas, and a Donald Duck play area for kids. There’s also the On the Rocks Pool Bar.
  • The Paddock Pool: Features a 146-foot-long waterslide, a horseshoe-shaped whirlpool spa, and an aquatic play area with 2 small waterslides for kids. You can even grab food and beverages at The Paddock Grill.

Leisure Pools

  • There are three leisure pools with whirlpool spas available for all ages. You can find them at the Treehouse Villas, Congress Park, and The Grandstand. Congress Park and The Grandstand also have children’s playgrounds and barbecue grilling areas.

Some other recreational options include:

  • Disney-inspired painting class: Must be at least 12 years old to participate and costs $35 per person plus tax. Reservations are recommend and you can make them by visiting the front desk or calling (407) 939-7529.
  • Sunrise Yoga: The complimentary session is offered on select mornings near Congress Park Pool overlooking Disney Spring. All ages can participate and mats and towels are provided.
  • Community Hall: Complimentary ping-pong, foosball, arts and crafts, video games, DVDs, board games, and more. You can check out complimentary basketballs, tennis and shuffleboard equipment, and grilling tools.
  • Campfire to roast marshmallows
  • Bike rentals
  • Surrey bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
  • Tennis
  • Basketball court
  • Jogging trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Win, Place, or Show Arcade

How to get from Saratoga Springs Resort to anywhere at Disney World

There are two forms of transportation available: buses and water transportation. You can take a bus to all of the theme parks. There are several bus stop throughout the resort and internal bus service that travels between High Rock Spring Pool and the Treehouse Villas. Water transportation is only available to and from Disney Springs with one water launch located at the Treehouse Villas and another is a short walk from The Turf Club Bar and Grill. All of the different ways to get from Riviera to anywhere in Disney World is detailed below.

wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
  • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
  • Arrive at your destination
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3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom
  • Arrive at your destination
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4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
  • Arrive at your destination
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6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
  • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
  • Arrive at your destination
7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Magic Kingdom
  • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
  • Arrive at your destination
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8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
    (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
  • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
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  • Bus to Beach Club
  • Arrive at your destination
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10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
  • Bus to Blizzard Beach
  • Arrive at your destination
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Dining options at Saratoga Springs Resort

You can find a few different dining options at Saratoga Springs, including Quick Service, Table Service bars, and lounges. Take note that The Artist’s Palette has Mobile Order, which you’ll definitely want to take advantage of.  You can read more about the dining options below.



Breakfast

The Paddock Grill (breakfast)

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - The Paddock Grill (breakfast)

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Tasty breakfast items available, including croissant sandwiches

Cons: Kids' menu options are fairly limited (but remember that children's Quick Service credits can be used to order any entree if you're on the Disney Dining Plan)


Artist’s Palette (breakfast)

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - Artist’s Palette (breakfast)

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Good breakfast options, including omelettes and Mickey waffles, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Can be busy since the registers are shared with the market


Lunch

The Paddock Grill (lunch)

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - The Paddock Grill (lunch)

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Good salad/sandwich options available

Cons: Kids' menu options are fairly limited (but remember that children's Quick Service credits can be used to order any entree if you're on the Disney Dining Plan)


Artist’s Palette (lunch)

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - Artist’s Palette (lunch)

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Great selection for a Quick Service location, good value when using Disney Dining Plan credits, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Can be busy since the registers are shared with the market


Dinner

Artist’s Palette (dinner)

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - Artist’s Palette (dinner)

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Great selection for a Quick Service location, good value when using Disney Dining Plan credits, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Can be busy since the registers are shared with the market


The Paddock Grill (dinner)

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - The Paddock Grill (dinner)

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Good salad/sandwich options available

Cons: Kids' menu options are fairly limited (but remember that children's Quick Service credits can be used to order any entree if you're on the Disney Dining Plan)


Turf Club Bar and Grill (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Table Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - Turf Club Bar and Grill (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Sports bar feel with TVs and a pool table, usually easy to get in

Cons: Pricey, service can be inconsistent


Everything Else

On the Rocks

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - On the Rocks

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

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Pros: Saratoga Lager and TVs available here

Cons: No food available


Backstretch Pool Bar

Quick Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - Backstretch Pool Bar

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Great place to grab some standard pool bar food, but Saratoga Lager is also available on tap

Cons: Doesn't usually open until noon


Turf Club Lounge

Table Service

Saratoga Springs Resort - Turf Club Lounge

Location: Saratoga Springs Resort

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu →

Pros: Nice views, TVs available for sporting events at the lounge

Cons: Food isn't outstanding, but just OK