The Magic of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

New York inspired Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. It gets its name from Saratoga Springs, known for its famous horse racing. Throughout the Victorian-style resort, you’ll see horse-inspired decor, making this a perfect stay for horse-loving guests.

As you step into the lobby, appropriately referred to as the Carriage House, you’ll be greeted by beautiful portraits of famous Disney horses, such as Maximus from Tangled and baby Pegasus from Hercules. 

This deluxe villa resort is unique because it is close to Disney Springs rather than any of the theme parks. While this means you can expect a slightly longer bus or car ride to the parks, it does make it perfect for a quiet and relaxing stay at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Types of Rooms

Guests can choose from several rooms and villas, depending on their party’s size.

Deluxe studios that sleep up to 4 adults.

Treehouse Villas that sleep up to 9 adults.

1-bedroom villas that sleep up to 5 adults.

2-bedroom villas that sleep up to 9 adults.

3-bedroom grand villas that sleep up to 12 adults.

The deluxe studios offer a queen bed, along with a pull-down bed. While they don’t have a full kitchen, guests can enjoy a toaster, microwave, and mini-fridge.

On the other hand, the villas all offer fully equipped kitchens for families. Guests can also enjoy a whirlpool tub to soak in on their days away from the park.

The Treehouse Villas offer the same amenities as the standard villas, only they are nestled in the woodlands and elevated about ten feet above ground level to provide you with gorgeous views of the trees and Sassagoula River.

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Saratoga Springs Amenities

No matter which room you stay in, guests can enjoy numerous amenities such as complimentary parking and Wi-fi. Laundry services are also available for those staying in a studio without a washer and dryer.

Activities and Recreation

Saratoga Springs offers five different pools for guests to enjoy. While these pools are all located in other areas of the resort to avoid guests having to walk for a swim, guests at Saratoga Springs can take advantage of any pool on the property, regardless of where their room is.

At the High Rock Spring Pool, guests can relax to the sound of rushing waterfalls or take a plunge on the 128-foot-long slide. 

The Paddock Pool has an even longer slide at 146 feet, along with two smaller slides for little ones, making this resort perfect for families who want to spend their rest days from the parks at the pool. Guests at the Paddock Pool can also enjoy a soak in a horseshoe-shaped whirlpool spa.

Three other leisure pools are located throughout the resort near the Treehouse Villas, Congress Park, and The Grandstand. These pools have their own whirlpool spa, a grilling area, and a playground.

Saratoga Springs is also located next to the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course for guests who would prefer to stay dry. Enjoy views of pine forests and beautiful lakes as you play through this 18-hole course.

Guests can also rent a surrey bike! These fun bikes are built for 2 or 4 guests and can be rented from Horsing Around Rentals.

Other on-property recreation activities include a campfire, movies under the stars, tennis courts, basketball courts, and an arcade.

The Spa at Saratoga Springs Resort

For those looking to relax genuinely, you can book various massage and facial treatments at Senses. This spa is inspired by the mineral springs of New York and offers a whirlpool, heated loungers, a steam room, and a relaxation room.

Whether you’re booking a Citrus Grove Signature Facial or a Warm Stone Massage, Senses is a perfect way to spend a day after a week of enjoying walking around the theme parks.

Photo Looking from Saratoga Springs to Disney Springs

Transportation to the Parks, Disney Springs

Bus stops are located throughout the resort to take guests to any of the theme parks.

One of the highlights of this resort is that it is within walking distance of Disney Springs! Disney Springs is only about a ten-minute walk away if you’re looking for a quick shopping trip or a last-minute meal. This is one of the best selling points of this resort; who wouldn’t want to be a short walk away from live music and some of the best restaurants that Disney offers?

Guests can also take a complimentary boat ride over to Disney Springs. 

Saratoga Springs Dining options

Even though Disney Springs is only a short walk away for those looking for a delicious dinner, guests who would prefer to stay on the property can choose from various restaurants during their stay at Saratoga Springs.

The Turf Club Bar and Grill

You’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into a racetrack clubhouse at The Turf Club Bar and Grill. This restaurant is next to the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course clubhouse, making it a perfect spot for dinner after a round of golf.

The Turf Club Lounge

For a less formal setting or for guests looking to enjoy a drink, you can order from the lounge inside the Turf Club Bar and Grill. While the food menu is more limited than the actual restaurant, there are plenty of cocktails, beers, and wines to choose from as non-alcoholic selections. 

The Artist’s Palette

This quick-service dining is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you want classic Mickey waffles or lemon-tarragon roasted chicken with potatoes, The Artist’s Palette is perfect for families looking to grab a quick meal before heading into the parks.

The Paddock Grill

As mentioned above, the Paddock Grill is located near the Paddock Pool. Still, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, even if you’re not planning on taking a dip in the pool. Enjoy selections such as a breakfast quiche in the morning or a fried chicken sandwich later in the day. This is also the perfect place to grab a Nestl√© Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar without needing to go into the parks.

On the Rocks

On The Rocks does not have any food offerings, but this bar is perfect for guests looking for a refreshing drink by the pool. You can choose from a variety of alcoholic beverages, as well as a few non-alcoholic drinks such as smoothies and lemonade.

Backstretch Pool Bar

This poolside bar operates seasonally, so it may only sometimes be open. However, when it is, you can get some delicious buffalo chicken nachos or a sweet Dole Whip to enjoy while relaxing by the water. 

Chip’ n Dale’s Cafe 

This outdoor quick-service counter can be found behind the lobby building and is perfect for anyone looking for a quick snack. You can get a breakfast sandwich, an all-beef hotdog, or various deli sandwiches. 

Overall Thoughts

Do you love going to Disney Springs to end your day at Walt Disney World? Then you’ll love staying at Saratoga Springs resort. It’s only a short walk to all of the excitement. Want more resort reviews? Then check out our resort guides.

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