Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort


Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the eleventh week of Sunday Showcase. Each week we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here. This is the last of the Disney Deluxe Villas and the Disney Deluxe Resorts in general. Next week we will start to take a look at the Moderate Resorts.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

“Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs—a late-1800s’ New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing—this charming, Victorian-style Resort hotel is nestled between rolling golf course greens and the shimmering Lake Buena Vista. Delight in stately Studios and multi-bedroom Villas, dazzling pools and a spa.”

Brief History

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort was opened on May 17, 2004. Situated on the former site of the Disney Institute, this is the seventh Disney Vacation Club resort. Designed by Graham Gund Architects of Cambridge, Massachusetts, it takes its inspiration from Saratoga Springs, NY. This resort is now the largest Disney Vacation Club resort on Walt Disney World property. With its prime location right next to Disney Springs, this resort has tons of restaurants, shopping and entertainment right next door.

Rooms and Facilities


Disney’s Old Key West Resort is currently configured with over 1250 Guest rooms, 828 villas and 60 Treehouse Villas Guest rooms and Villas range from a new Deluxe Studios all the way up to a 3 Bedroom Villas and even more impressive, a Treehouse Villa.

Dining at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Signature Table-Service Dining

  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill — Bet on succulent steaks in an intimate setting reminiscent of the horse-racing clubs of yesteryear.

Quick-Service Dining

  • The Artist’s Palette — Get creative with your choices – pick up market groceries, grab a to-go snack or sit down for a made-to-order meal.
  • The Paddock Grill — Refuel with a satisfying selection of sandwiches, salads and burgers after a dip in Paddock Pool. Unwind with one of our many refreshing specialty alcohol drinks.

Other Dining Options

  • Backstretch Pool Bar — Race over for quick refreshment, including beers, cocktails, smoothies, snacks and sandwiches.
  • On the Rocks — In the mood for something refreshing? Order a cold drink at this aptly named pool bar near High Rock Spring Pool.
  • The Turf Club Lounge — Stop by for a signature cocktail or a frothy cold beer before dinner in the restaurant of the same name.
  • Chip ‘n Dale’s Café — Grab a quick bite after golfing. This sandwich stand offers all sorts of savory snacks. Light breakfasts available too.


  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs
  • Water Launch service to Disney Springs


  • High Rock Spring Pool — Soak up the sun at this pool with gushing waterfalls, zero-depth entry and a 128-foot-long slide built into the rocks.
  • The Paddock Pool — Glide down a 146-foot-long waterslide that flows from atop a water tower.
  • 3 Leisure Pools — All-ages leisure pools – each with a whirlpool spa – are located at the Treehouse Villas, Congress Park and The Grandstand.
  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Lakeside Yoga
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Saratoga Springs Campfire Activities
  • Jogging Trails
  • Community Hall
  • Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course


Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts is $25 per night.
  • Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Saratoga Springs with its close proximity to Disney Springs, along with the spacious and unique rooms, this is a destination to check out on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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