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Amenities at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, see this.)


Saratoga Springs is one of thee “stand-alone” Disney Vacation Club resorts (Disney’s Riviera Resort and Old Key West are the others), meaning that it’s not paired with a deluxe resort and its associated services and amenities.

Rather it offers its own such, and, with the exception of dining–and how far you have to walk to get to some of them from some of its rooms–amenities at Saratoga Springs are comparable to what you’ll find at the Disney World deluxe resorts.

Sunset Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort from

Most amenities are in the center of the resort, in the Carriage House/Springs area.


In the Carriage House you check in and find concierge help with tickets, dining and such.

Kids Area Lobby Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa from

As at the other Disney resorts, there’s a cute area to park fidgety kids while you complete such business. (The photo is from a December visit.  You won’t find the Christmas decorations most of the rest of the year!)

Comfy Spot Lobby Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa from

Further in this building is this comfortable room…

Gift Shop Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort from

…and beyond it the combined gift shop and quick service dining service area. (More on dining at Saratoga Springs is here.)

Food Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort from

The gift shop has lots of food.

More Food Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort from

Lots.  There’s more than 800 full kitchens at Saratoga Springs, and another 400+ kitchenettes.  So it makes sense that the food offering in the shops would be extensive…and the other dining here a little slim.

Lake Buena Vista Golf Course Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa from

Downstairs you’ll find the pro shop for the Lake Buena Vista golf course.

More shopping is available in the Pro Shop.

Lake Buena Vista Golf Course Disney's Saratoga Springs from

Some of the fairways wind through Saratoga Springs.

Boat Dock Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa from

In this area is also the boat to Disney Springs.

Downtown Disney Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa from

Other Disney World areas are served by bus, and there’s bus stops all over the place–five in the main resort, and two more at the Treehouses. (The Treehouse stops don’t take you to the parks–they just take you to the rest of Saratoga Springs.)

Senses Spa Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa from

Also in this area, but closer to the main pool, is the famous Senses spa.

Most of the dining options at Saratoga Springs are also nearby.


This review continues here!


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