• On Apr 5, 2017
    Tracey from merseyside Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be checking in to a 2 bed villa in Saratoga Springs. Our son is 4 years old & will not want to walk far. What villa location should we request to be close to the kids pool, restaurants, shops,playground? Should I request it now?

    Hi Tracey,

    There are many recreation options at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, including fun pools and playgrounds!

    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is divided into different areas, many of which have their own pool. For example, the last time my family and I stayed at this resort, we were in the Paddock area. The Paddock has a pool, and we were able to walk to it in under 5 minutes from our villa. If you want to be close to the lobby, restaurants, shopping and spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, you will want to be in The Springs area. This area is closest to the High Rock Springs Pool, which is the feature pool at this resort. Please note that if you booked a preferred location through Disney Vacation Club, these are in The Springs and Congress Park areas. The standard locations are The Grandstand, The Carousel, and The Paddock.

    I think that the best option is to describe what you are looking for in a room location when making your request. This way, Disney will know what you are looking for in a villa location. I would suggest that you go ahead and do so now. If you booked through Disney Vacation Club, you can call Member Services at 1-800-800-9800 to have the request noted. If you did not book through Disney Vacation Club, you can call your travel agent or Disney at 407-939-5277 to have your request noted. You can also note requests during online check-in. Please do know that while Disney will do their best to honor requests, they cannot be guaranteed.

    Please do let us know if you have any further questions, Tracey!
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