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Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Overview
Saratoga Springs, a Disney Deluxe Villa resort, has a theme wordily described by Disney as recalling an “1880s, Victorian, upstate New York lakeside retreat” amid “pastoral landscapes, formal gardens, bubbling springs, and natural surroundings.” Saratoga Springs comprises 1,260 studio and one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas across the lake from Disney Springs. Housed in 12 buildings, most accommodations are of recent vintage, while the fitness center and check-in building are retooled vestiges of the erstwhile Disney Institute. An adjacent 60-unit Villa complex, Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, opened in 2009.
Surrounded on three sides by golf courses, Saratoga Springs is the only Disney-owned resort that affords direct access to the links (the military-only Shades of Green also provides golf on-property).
Furnishings and soft goods are less whimsical and more upscale and masculine than at other Disney resorts. Chairs, sofas, and tables are substantial—perhaps a little too substantial for the rooms they inhabit. The overall effect, however, is sophisticated and restful. A Gulf Shores, Alabama, family, however, takes a slight exception to the restful part:
Saratoga Springs Resort was beautiful, comfortable, and exactly what we needed for our family of five. It was VERY quiet . . . except for the toilets. When you flushed, it sounded like the space shuttle launching.
A couple from Peru, Indiana, takes a more critical tack:
Saratoga Springs is our least favorite resort. We didn’t enjoy the theming, and unless you have a car, getting around by the bus system is a real hassle. The food court is very small for the size of the resort, and the food is expensive for what you get. Also, the checkout process was very slow, and our room seemed smaller than comparable rooms at BoardWalk Villas and Old Key West.
A Cartersville, Georgia, reader echoes the previous complaint about bus service:
No matter what time we attempted to leave a park for Saratoga Springs, there were no buses. Forty-five minutes was the norm. We loved Saratoga Springs, but why pay the premium when we ended up driving or taking cabs so as not to waste 2–3 hours per day?
How Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Compares to Other Disney Deluxe Resorts
Saratoga Springs is different because of its location. The resort is located across the lake from Disney Springs, and can be accessed via a short boat ride. Golfers rejoice, Saratoga Springs is also the home to Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Saratoga Springs does offer a fitness center, salon, and a spa.
The revamped Disney Springs has markedly increased Saratoga Springs’ appeal to readers and to us. Within a short walk of this resort are a week’s worth of good dining options, plus enough people-watching and entertainment for everyone. We wouldn’t be surprised if Disney started raising Saratoga’s prices because of this. If you’ve got a car to help avoid SSR’s sometimes slow bus service to the theme parks, we recommend giving this resort a try.
Where To Check-In, Get Theme Park Tickets, and Make Dining Reservations
A security gate guards the entrance to Saratoga Springs' grounds. If you arrive by car, you'll need to provide photo ID at the gate; it's not necessary to provide your reservation number or paperwork. A dedicated parking lot across from the lobby serves as temporary parking for those who need it while checking in.
Check-in time at Saratoga Springs is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Saratoga Springs participates in Disney's Online Check-In program, which allows you to you provide name, address, and credit card informationup to 60 days before your arrival. If you've done this, look for an Online Check-In sign near the Registration Desk. You'll be routed to one of the Online Check-in staff and should be on the way to your room in a few minutes.
If you have checked-in online and already have your MagicBand, the resort will simply send you a text with your room number when it is ready. Then you can go straight to the room and use your MagicBand to open the door, skipping the lobby altogether.
If you've not registered online, look for signs pointing you to the Registration/Check-In area. You'll need to provide a government-issued photo ID and credit/debit card when you register. While parents are completing the paperwork, kids can unwind in a nearby play area decorated with child-sized furniture, and a television showing classic Disney animated films.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's registration staff can provide MagicBands for your stay, if you don't already have them. Get theme park tickets and dining reservations at the Concierge Desk, to the right of the Registration Desk. If you need to check in and obtain theme park tickets, you can save some time in line if one adult gets in line for tickets just after another adult starts the registration process. The Concierge Desk can also make Disney dining reservations, and you can avoid a wait there by making them online prior to arrival.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's Rooms
Saratoga Springs Studios: Studios sleep up to four people and include one queen-size bed and one double sleeper sofa. The total Studio room size is 355 square feet, with about half of that being dedicated to the kitchen and bathroom area
Saratoga Springs one-Bedroom Villa: The one-bedroom villa sleeps 5 and provides a formal kitchen, a second bathroom and a living room in addition to the studio bedroom. The living room's chair and sofa fold out to provide beds for 3 more people. One-Bedrooms Villas are 714 square feet.
Saratoga Springs Two-bedroom villas: Two-bedroom villas sleep eight and include all of the kitchen amenities found in a one-bedroom, plus an extra bathroom. One of the baths is attached to a second bedroom with two queen beds or a queen bed plus a sleeper-sized sofa. As with the one- bedrooms, a sofa bed and sleeper chair in the living room provide extra places to snooze, though they're best suited to small children. Two-Bedroom Villas are 1,075 square feet.
Saratoga Springs Grand Villas: The two-story Grand Villas sleep 12 and include four bathrooms, the same master-bedroom layout, and two bedrooms with two queen beds apiece. An upstairs seating area overlooking the main floor provides a sleeper sofa and chair. Grand Villas are 2,113 square feet.
Handicap-Accessible Room Options
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort has around 100 handicap-accessible rooms. Some feature roll-in showers, while others include assistive hearing devices. A subset of these rooms have been converted to comply with Florida's Accessibility Code, with changes to everything from bed, counter-top, and dresser drawer height, to door widths, wheelchair ramps, and more. Use our hotel room finder to see which rooms have which feature
Saratoga Springs Pools
Saratoga Springs has four pools. The largest, High Rock Spring Pool, sits sits near the outside of the resort's lobby, Carriage House. There is also a hot tub and kiddie pool.
The other smaller pools are located in The Grandstand (with child-friendly water play area), The Paddock, and Congress Park sections sections of the resort. These pools are basic concrete pools and are considered "quiet pools," meaning that loud play and splashing around are discouraged.
Saratoga Springs' pools range in depth from around 3 feet 6 inches/1.1m to 4 feet 9 inches/1.4m. Pool are open every day, including during winter. The pools are heated to 82°F/28°C throughout the year. We've swum in temperatures as cold as 40°F/4°C; the water was fine, but getting out was a shock. Saratoga Springs also has a hot tubs located near each pool.
High Rock Spring Pool has one water slide that all ages are free to use. Guests can find showers, storage lockers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Pool hours are at least 10AM to 10 PM, extending to as much as 8 AM to 12 AM during busy times. The main pool will have lifeguards during the pools' operating hours.
Infants and children in diapers are welcome in all of Saratoga Springs' pools, as long as they're wearing swim diapers. Water wings are allowed at all Disney pools, and every pool has free life vests in a variety of sizes:
- Infant/child: Weight less than 30 lbs.
- Child: Weight 30-50 lbs.
- Youth: Weight 50-90 lbs.
- Adult XS: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 31-34 in.
- Adult S: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 34-37 in.
- Adult M: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 37-40 in.
- Adult L: Weight more than 90 lbs. Chest size 40-43 in.
- Adult XL: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 43-46 in.
- Adult XXL: Weight more than 90 lbs., Chest size 46-48 in.
- Additionally, there may be a small supply of even larger vests. Inquire at your resort.
You may need to bring your towels from your room to use at the pool - Disney sometimes stocks extra towels poolside, and sometimes they don't. Our advice is to send someone down to the pool to check the towel situation before you go. If you end up using your room towels at the pool, just call Housekeeping when you get back and request more.
Pool toys are permitted in Saratoga Springs' pools, including "pool noodles," and basic toys that would be appropriate for water use such as rubber duckies and bucket & shovel sets. Some of us will occasionally bring something like a whiffle ball for playing catch in the pool. As long as you’re not disturbing other guests, you’ll be fine. Also note that kids with pool toys become very popular with other kids in the pool who want to play too. If you’re traveling with an only child and want him to have some age cohort interaction during your vacation, a nice strategy is to bring some extra toys. Chances are he’ll make a buddy.
Wheelchair Accessibility at Saratoga Springs' Pool
Saratoga Springs' High Rock Spring Pool has a chair-lift device that can lower guests in wheelchairs into the shallow end of the pool. Check with any lifeguard for assistance on using the lift.
Playgrounds at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
A small playground set is located near the pool in the Congress Park section of the resort. The set has a small plastic slide and a couple of sections with a few steps for toddlers to go up and down. Safety seems to be Disney's concern here - there are no swings, and the entire area is covered in sand.
Restaurants and Dining
Saratoga Springs has one table service and one counter service restaurants. If these don't fit your needs you can hop on a boat near the Carriage House and ride over to Disney Springs.
The Turf Club Bar & Grill
There's rarely a crowd at this out-of-the-way spot, so it's nice to request an outdoor table on a sunny day and enjoy a drink and appetizers on the shady terrace. The grilled Caesar salad is the best salad at Disney World.
When the weather's nice, ask for an outdoor table; you can spot golfers on the adjacent Lake Buena Vista golf course and look across the way to Downtown Disney. Tucked off the lobby of the Saratoga Springs Resort, the dining room is equestrian-themed.
The Artist's Palette
The Artist's Palette is small counter service restaurant with a limited menu of sandwiches, salads and wraps. Prices range from $8 to $15 for an entree, so you won't break the bank.
Artist's Palette participates in Disney's Rapid Fill refillable mug program, where you purchase a souvenir plastic mug once, and get free refills for the remainder of your stay. The cost varies depending on how long you're staying at the resort:
- $8.99 for 1 day
- $11.99 for 2 days
- $14.99 for 3 days
- $17.99 for length of stay (4 or more days)
The break-even point for the refillable mug program seems to be around 3 visits on the 1-day plan; 4 visits on the 2-day plan; 5 on the 3-day plan; and 6 visits for stays of 4 or more days. Keep in mind that if you buy a regular $3 fountain soda at any meal, you get unlimited refills during that meal. So for the refillable mug program to make sense, you'll need to drink soda with at least 3 separate meals on the 1-day plan, or 5 separate meals on the 2-day plan. In those cases, it would be hard to get too far from a bathroom, let alone all the way to the parks.
Restaurants at Saratoga Springs participate in the Disney Dining Plan; meals cost 1 credit at Artist's Palette and The Turf Club Bar & Grill. Tables in Wonderland cardholders are eligible for a 20% discount at most resort restaurants.
Pizza delivery is available to your room from Disney's own delivery service. Besides pizza, chicken wings, desserts, beer, wine, and sodas are also available. However, delivery can take up to 90 minutes, and the food quality is often below average. You're probably better off either walking to the food court or calling Domino's. Pizza delivery hours are 4 PM to midnight daily. A medium (16") cheese pizza costs around $14 and a pepperoni around $16. Minimum order is $15, and Disney will tack on an 18% tip, $3 delivery charge, and 7% sales tax. Thus, a $30 pizza order will cost you $40.50 delivered.
Saratoga Springs has one lounge and three pool bars for guests to consume adult beverages at. The Turf Club Lounge is Saratoga Springs' main lounge. The Turf Club Lounge has indoor seating and a full drink menu with several beers, wines, and a selection of spirits. The lounge is usually open 4 PM to 12 AM daily.
The Paddock Grill is located adjacent to the quiet pool in The Paddock. Paddock Grill has a small selection of specialty drinks, beer and wine.
Backstretch Pool Bar is located near the pool at The Grandstand. It also offers a selection of specialty drinks, beer and wine. This bar is seasonal and operates a limited amount of hours.
Transportation to and from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
Driving Your Own Car Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort is just off of I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. Take I-4 68 toward Apopka Vineland Rd/Kissimmee Vineland Rd N. Turn left on Hotel Plaza Blvd. Turn right onto Buena Vista Dr and Saratoga Springs will be on your left.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's GPS address and location are:
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
1901 East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Latitude: 28.396937 North, Longitude: 81.545449 West
From Orlando International Airport If you're arriving at Orlando International Airport, Disney's free Magical Express bus service will take you and your luggage directly from the airport to your hotel room, then back to the airport when it's time for your flight home.
For more information see our Disney's Magical Express Frequently Asked Questions page.
From Sanford International Airport It's about a 40-minute drive from Sanford to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. If you're not renting a car, be aware that Sanford's airport offers fewer transportation options than Orlando's, and Sanford's options are generally much more expensive. A taxi from Sanford International Airport to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort will cost between $120 and $150, depending on traffic. Mears Transportation offers 3-passenger towncar service to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort for around $140 each way, plus tip; 5-passenger SUV service or 10-passenger van is around $190 each way. That means round-trip transportation will run you somewhere between $240 and $380, plus tip, between Sanford and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. At those prices, it may be less expensive to rent a car and park it at the hotel.
Getting to the theme parks, water parks and Disney Springs Disney provides free bus service from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort to Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's bus stops sit along the front wall of the lobby, between the lobby and check-in parking lot. Each theme park has its own bus stop somewhere along the wall. Animal Kingdom's bus service is shared with Blizzard Beach. Disney Springs is accessed via a boat that can be loaded near the Carriage House.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's Bus Schedule
Ask a Disney Cast Member about Saratoga Springs' bus schedule, and they'll tell you that buses run about every 20 minutes. In reality, Saratoga Springs' bus schedule varies considerably depending on the time of day and where you're headed.
For example, if you're headed to the Magic Kingdom between 8 AM and 11 AM, you'll wait around 15 minutes, on average, for a bus to arrive. The bus schedules for Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios are about the same early in the day, with a bus arriving every 15-20 minutes, on average. Bus schedules to the water parks are a little less frequent, and you could wait anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes for a ride.
Buses run a little slower from around 11 AM to around 4 PM, when most people are already in a park. Disney's evening buses are scheduled around the theme parks' closing times, where most of the fleet is deployed to get guests back to their hotels. Your waits to return to your hotel from a theme park should average out to around 30 minutes under most circumstances.
If you've got your own car, it's faster to drive yourself to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks. Disney's bus service is faster to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. We evaluate Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's bus service annually, and the latest transportation times can be found below.
Getting to another hotel from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort If you've got dining plans at another Disney hotel, the cheapest option is to take a Disney bus from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort an open theme park (or ride the boat to Disney Springs), then take another bus from there to your destination hotel. Do the reverse to get back to Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. While that's free, it can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours each way. If your destination is one of the Magic Kingdom monorail resorts, and the Magic Kingdom is still open, you could take a bus to the Magic Kingdom, then either walk (to the Contemporary and Bay Lake Tower), hop on the monorail (to the Polynesian and Grand Floridian), or take a boat (to Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, the Polynesian, or the Grand Floridian). We suggest you still allow at least an hour for that.
The fastest option, however, is almost always a taxi from Saratoga Springs to wherever you're going; it's generally not more than a $20, 15-minute cab ride to get to most Disney hotels from Saratoga Springs, and often less. Taxis are available outside the lobby; if a taxi is not already sitting out front, the bell services desk also serves as a taxi stand, and they'll call one for you.
To Universal Orlando If you're staying at Walt Disney World and don't have a car, Mears Transportation will shuttle you from your hotel to Universal and back for $18 per person. Pickup and return times are at your convenience. A one-way taxi ride is around $36, and may be the cheapest option if you have three to five people.
Shopping, Recreation and Things to Do
Saratoga Springs is home to Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This 18-hole course has hosted PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour and USGA events in the past and one of it trademark features is its 7th hole with a island green. Prices range from $39.00 to $165.00. Call (407) WDW-GOLF to reserve a tee time.
Senses Spa is Saratoga Springs' spa. Senses Spa is open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. Massage, facial, and body treatment services are available. A 24-Hour fitness center is also available at Senses Spa.
Saratoga Springs' gift shop is Artist's Palette. It is located in the Carriage House near the lobby. As you'd expect from a Disney gift shop, Artist's Palette has a decent collection of souvenirs ranging from small trinkets such as keychains and pens, to embroidered jackets and Disney princess dresses. Prices for these items are about what you'd pay in the theme parks or Disney Springs.
Artist's Palette also sells basic pharmacy items such as sunscreen, aspirin, allergy and cold medicine, baby diapers and formula, shampoo, and the like. And Artist's Palette has Disney-branded cookies, chocolate, coffee tins, and similar items, if that's what you're looking for. Prices for these items are considerably higher - about double - than what you'd probably pay at home.
Located near spa and fitness center is the Win, Place Or Show Arcade, which has a decent collection of relatively recent video and arcade games. Most games cost $0.50 to $2.00 per play, which can add up quickly. It's helpful to set a budget with your kids before they go in.
Walkers, joggers and runners can find a jogging trail. The trail is a 0.8 or 1.44-mile loop along the greens of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Babysitting and In-Room Child Care
Disney doesn't offer on-site child care at Saratoga Springs, but you've got some options. If you've got a car and you're headed to the theme parks, you can drop off your little ones at one of the child-care clubs at a resort nearby. Services vary, but children generally can be left between 4:30 PM and midnight. Milk and cookies and blankets and pillows are provided at all centers, and dinner is provided at most. Play is supervised but not organized, and toys, videos, and games are plentiful. Guests at any Disney resort or campground may use the services.
The most elaborate of the child-care centers (variously called "clubs" or "camps") is Lilo's Playhouse at the Polynesian Resort. The rate for ages 3-12 is $15 per hour, per child (2-hour minimum).
All the clubs accept reservations (some six months in advance!) with a credit card guarantee. Call the club directly, or reserve through Disney at 407-WDW-DINE. (If you call before 4 PM, call the club directly using the number shown below.) Most clubs require a 24-hour cancellation notice and levy a hefty penalty of 2 hours' time or $22.50 per call for no- shows. A limited number of walk-ins are usually accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Hotel||Name of Program||Ages||Phone|
|Animal Kingdom Lodge||Simba's Clubhouse||3-12||407-938-4785|
|Dolphin and Swan||Camp Dolphin||4-12||407-934-4241|
|Polynesian Resort||Lilo's Playhouse||3-12||407-824-1639|
|Yacht and Beach Club Resorts||Sandcastle Club||3-12||407-934-3750|
|Wilderness Lodge and Villas||Cub's Den||3-12||407-824-1083|
Two companies provide in-room sitting in Walt Disney World and surrounding areas. They're Kid's Nite Out and Fairy Godmothers (no kidding). Both provide sitters older than age 18 who are insured, bonded, screened, reference-checked, police-checked, and trained in CPR. In addition to caring for your kids in your room, the sitters will, if you direct (and pay), take your children to the theme parks or other venues. Neither service will transport your children in private vehicles or give baths. Both offer bilingual sitters.
|Kid's Nite Out||Fairy Godmothers|
All WDW and Orlando-area hotels
All WDW and Orlando-area hotels
Men and women
Mothers and grandmothers, female college students
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $18
2 children, $21
3 children, $24
4 children, $26
Base Hourly Rates
1 child, $16
2 children, $16
3 children, $16
4 children, $18
Transportation fee, $10; starting before 6:30 AM
or after 9 PM, +$2 per hour; additional fee for holidays
Transportation fee, $14; starting after 10 PM,
+$2 per hour
24 hours before service when reservation is made
3 hours before service
Form of Payment
AE, D, MC, V; gratuity in cash
Form of Payment
Cash or traveler's check for actual payment; gratuity in cash
Things Sitter Won't Do
Transport children in private vehicles,
take children swimming, give baths
Things Sitter Won't Do
Transport children, give baths; swimming
is at sitter's discretion
Miscellaneous Saratoga Springs
Washers and dryers are in laundry facilities located near High Rock Spring Pool, Congress Park Pool, The Grandstand Pool and The Paddock Pool. Cost is $3 per wash, and another $3 per dry cycle. The machines take credit cards. A small selection of soap, fabric softener, and dryer sheets are also sold, for around $1 each. A typical wash cycle takes 20 to 30 minutes, and a typical dry cycle takes 40 to 50.
Laundry room cards can be purchased for $7 (using cash or credit) at the hotel's front desk. These cards get you one wash and one dry cycle, plus text messages letting you know when your laundry has been completed. Walt Disney World laundry rooms now make use of a technology called "LaundryView" which displays washer and dryer availability on their website.
If you lose something during your stay, contact Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort's Lost and Found department by calling (407) 827-1100.
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|Average for off-site hotels||57% (+0%)|
|Hotel||Definitely (+/- since last year)|
|Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa||90% (+13%)|
|Average for WDW hotels||92% (+2%)|
|Average for off-site hotels||79% (-7%)|
Good (and Not-So-Good) Rooms at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
Best and worst room views at Disney's Saratoga Springs resort
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This resort’s sprawling size puts some of its best rooms very far away from the main lobby, restaurants, and shops. If you don’t have a car, the best rooms are those in The Springs, numbered 3101–3436 and 3501–3836. Ask for a room toward the northeast side of these buildings (away from the lobby), as the southwest rooms border a well-traveled road. Avoid rooms 4101–4436 in Building 14; a pedestrian walkway runs behind the patios of this building and gets a lot of use in the early morning from guests headed to breakfast.
Good rooms in buildings 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Congress Park
Congress Park sits on the edge of the lake that Separates Saratoga Springs and Disney Springs. Rooms facing south, southeast, and southwest face Disney Springs but most direct views are partially blocked by trees. rooms 1101 - 1436 and 2501 - 2836 in Congress Park offer quietness, a view of Disney Springs, and a relatively short walk to the bus stop. rooms 1101 - 1436 have the closest walks to Disney Springs shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
Good rooms in buildings 5, 6 and 7 of the Springs
The Springs is located directly next to the resorts lobby and pool complex, Carriage House. This is convenient if you want to be near dining and other amenities but it may cause higher than usual noise levels.
Good rooms in buildings 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the Paddock
Buildings 9 and 10 are located next to the Paddock pool and transportation. this may cause higher than usual noise levels. building 12 is also located near a bus stop. in addition to being quiet, rooms 6101 - 6436 and 6501 - 6836 of the paddock afford the closest walks to Disney Springs shops, restaurants, and entertainment. avoid rooms on the northeast side of the 5101 - 5435 building of the paddock, as well as the northwest side of the 5501 - 5836 building; these border a swimming pool and bus stop.
Good rooms in buildings 13 and 14 of the Carousel
Buildings 13 and 14 are located near a bus stop, but are a bit far from the resort's lobby. A walk to the lobby will take around 7 minutes, while a walk to the nearest pool will be around 5 minutes.
Good rooms in buildings 15, 16, 17 and 18 of the Grandstand
The Grandstand is positioned next to the Lake Buena Vista golf course. buildings 15 and 16 are located next to a pool. Buildings 17 and 18 are most remote from from the resort's lobby and require about a 7 minute walk.
|Extremely nice studio rooms and villas||Traffic congestion at resort's southeast exit|
|Lushly landscaped setting||Small living areas and villas|
|Best fitness center at WDW||Distance of some accommodations from dining and services|
|Convenient self-parking||Limited dining options|
|Close to Downtown Disney by boat or walking path||No character meals|
|Golf on-property||Theme and atmosphere not very kid-friendly|
|Hiking, jogging, water recreation||Spotty bus service|
|Excellent themed swimming complex||Large, confusing layout|
Saratoga Springs 2017 Rack Rates
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Dining
- Backstretch Pool Bar (Bar or Lounge)
- On the Rocks (Bar or Lounge)
- Saratoga Springs Private Dining (Table Service)
- The Artist's Palette (Quick Service)
- The Paddock Grill (Quick Service)
- The Turf Club Bar and Grill (Table Service)
- The Turf Club Lounge (Bar or Lounge)
|Park||Commuting Times||Resort Transportation|
|Magic Kingdom||23 min|
|Hollywood Studios||24 min|
|Animal Kingdom||27 min|
|Quietness of Room||A|
|Shuttle to Parks||Yes|