• On Dec 4, 2016
    Rebecca from SD 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 at Disney in January, will have a rental car and are staying at the Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs. I am wondering what the most efficient mode of transportation to the parks are from villas? Bus system? or rental car/parking lot shuttle?

    Hi Rebecca!

    I'm thrilled to hear that you will be experiencing the beauty and tranquility of the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. I recently returned from a vacation with some great friends where we really enjoyed our time on the large, private deck and made some fantastic memories. These definitely hold a special place in my heart.

    While I normally tell all of my friends and family that one of the best parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is parking the car and relaxing on the convenient and complimentary transportation, I do make an exception in this particular case. Since getting to a theme park involves an internal bus or boat ride to the other side of this Disney Vacation Club Resort and a transfer to a theme park bus, a great deal of time is really spent just traveling. I strongly recommend using your rental car instead. Remember, standard theme park parking is complimentary for all Walt Disney World Resort Guests just by presenting your MagicBand at the gate. 

    Of course, if your plans involve a visit to Disney Springs, I would opt for a beautiful boat ride along the Sassagoula river rather than driving. There is a boat ramp conveniently nestled in The Treehouse Villas that offers direct sailings to the Landing Dock between 10:30 A.M. and 11:30 P.M.

    I hope this is helpful, Rebecca! Come back and see us with any other questions!

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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