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7 Reasons to Stay at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa at Disney World

Get ready for a relaxing vacation at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa! Underrated and often forgotten. But, here are 7 reasons why we think you should stay at Saratoga Springs.


1 – We’re off to the Races!

Disney’s Imagineers work their magic again! Saratoga Spring is inspired by a late 1800’s retreat location in New York that drew guests in for horse racing and spa treatments. With this atmosphere replicated at Saratoga Springs, you’ll be charmed by the great Victorian-style buildings, lush landscape, and peaceful waterways. Check out the beautiful carousel horse in the lobby, as well as pictures of the Disney horses such a Prince Phillip’s horse, Samson, in the movie Sleeping Beauty. This stately resort has all the charisma you could expect, but with a casual side. Saratoga Springs is an easy place to call home and feel comfortable while vacationing at Disney!

2 – Welcome Home

Saratoga Springs is a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort, but of course, non-DVC members are encouraged to stay! We mention this because the room options available are slightly larger than what you may find at other Disney Resorts. Room types such as a Deluxe Studios, 1 or 2 Bedroom Villas, or even Treehouse Villas make for space for several family sizes. The incredible Treehouse Villas allow you to sleep 10-feet off the ground in your own 3-bedroom villa! Saratoga Springs is a very quiet resort, particularly these Villas along the Sassagoula River leave you with nothing but the sounds of nature surrounding you. Interested in becoming a DVC member or just want to learn more about it? You’re in luck – one of the DVC main hubs is located at Saratoga Springs. Being DVC members ourselves, we highly recommend you check it out.

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3 – Steps Away from Everything

That’s right! One of our favorite parts about staying at Saratoga Springs is the excellent location for Disney Springs. Disney Springs is teeming with endless restaurants, dining, and entertainment – and it’s STILL growing! You’ll have no shortage of things to do, and with a simple walk, boat ride, or bus option, Disney Springs is a neighbor you’ll love having.

4 – Back to Your Senses

Editor’s Note: At this time, Senses is closed.

Oh yes – Senses! Saratoga Springs is also famous for its top-of-the-line spa called Senses. This health spa offers so many options, you could easily spend a day pampering yourself. Check out their wet relaxation space with a whirlpool! You can even relax in heated loungers and steam room. Massage therapies, facial treatments, body therapies and wraps, manicures and pedicures, and more! Senses even offers different spa packages, including a couple’s massage. Go ahead, you deserve it! 


5 – Time to Eat

Saratoga Springs has a great variety of dining options! Enjoy the casual dining or the lounge at The Turf Club Bar and Grill while you take in the outside view of the landscape and water. We particularly enjoy the Artist’s Palette – a quick-service food option. The Artist Palette has delicious food that’s fast and simple plus the decor is spectacular!

6 – Golf Anyone?

You’ve come to the right place! Saratoga Springs is surrounded by the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This award-winning course is the perfect way for golf lovers to have a great day of taking in the outdoors while hopefully making par!

7 – Bonus Material

Not so much as a reason to stay at Saratoga Springs, but more like some tips from folks that have stayed there before. First, we highly recommend when you make a reservation you ask for them to put in the comments you would like a room close to the clubhouse. The number one complaint we hear about Saratoga is the wide resort and the distance it takes to walk to the main area. While asking doesn’t guarantee anything, it can’t hurt! We also recommend you check out the lobby greeter with his top hat and cane. We’ve had great experiences with excellent Cast Members at Saratoga. Be sure to look for the Disney horses not only in the lobby but also in your room! Can you name the horses on your throw pillows? Last, but not least – Saratoga Springs has an awesome waterslide. This one isn’t just for the kids – go ahead adults and have a great time!

We hope you have the opportunity to stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs. If you have stayed at Saratoga, what is your favorite reason for staying there? We’d love to hear from you!

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Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.
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