Saratoga Springs Pool
  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Allison from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hey panelists! My family and I are staying at Saratoga Springs for the first time later this year!! I love the unique offerings of each WDW resort. What are the top recommendations of things to do, see, & try while at Saratoga Springs Resort?

    Hiya, Allison! Welcome back to planDisney! I'm so glad that you stopped by with such an oh-so-fun vacation planning question.

    Before you know it, you'll be arriving at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, excitedly ready to begin your magical adventure. BEST. DAY. EVER! No matter how many times I stay at Saratoga Springs Resort, I am always awestruck by the beauty and serenity of this Resort. With the beautiful newly enhanced rooms, gorgeous grounds, fantastic dining options, awesome Resort activities and location within walking distance to Disney Springs, it really is the perfect, peaceful home away from home right in the middle of the magic. I'm thrilled to share some of my favorite things about one of my favorite Resorts!

    Location, location, location! First, I recommend taking the beautiful, leisurely stroll over to Disney Springs for some dining, a cocktail, shopping or a little extra entertainment (or all of the above). Nothing beats being a hop, skip and a magical jump away from an endless list of incredible culinary experiences, the best shopping at Walt Disney World Resort and even live music. 

    Next up, are the pools. One of my favorite pools in all of Walt Disney World Resort is The Paddock Pool at Saratoga Springs. With one of my favorite waterslides, a zero-depth entry pool, a water playground for the little ones and easy access to The Paddock Grill (a true hidden gem!), it's the practically perfect place to start, end or spend a Disney day! As a fellow Southerner, I have found it warm enough to swim on some December Disney days, so be sure to pack your suit!

    Now, let's chat about activities. When you arrive, make sure you snap a picture of the Resort activities board in the lobby for a full schedule of Resort activities during your stay! Also, be sure to stop by the Community Hall any time between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. for awesome arts and crafts, games and more. I love participating in one of the fun, creative crafts (some require a small fee) and taking that home as one of my souvenirs. Those souvenirs are always the most special!

    My absolute favorite activity at Saratoga Springs Resort is to rent bikes from Horsing Around Rentals and ride around the gorgeous fountains and grounds, exploring the beautiful Resort. The jogging/bike path even stays true to the Resort's horse-racing theme by being measured and marked in furlongs, instead of miles. How cool is that?!

    Last but certainly not least, be sure to stop by The Artist's Palette for some dessert! I always love the pastries and cakes here, but my favorites are the creative cupcakes. The Milk & Cookies Cupcake, with edible cookie dough inside, is a classic, but right now, I love the Bullseye Cupcake. It's a chocolate cupcake filled with peanut butter mousse and topped with chocolate and peanut butter buttercream frosting. YUM!

    Allison, I'm so happy to hear that you plan to enjoy this incredible Resort, and I hope this helps! Stop by any time with any questions you may have. 

    You've got a friend in me,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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