EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 9, 2011
    Lois from MI 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.

    Have on hold til Thurs..,SSR a 2 bed villa for next year..Not many questions appear about that property. A mistake?. Taking grandkids ages 5 & 3..Do you have a better suggestion for location and Disney "feel? Want it to be special.

    Hi Lois:

    My family has enjoyed Saratoga Springs Resort on two vacations. The Resort is equestrian-themed and packed with activities, including a huge main pool area (plus several smaller pools), a deluxe spa and gym, and an arcade. The Resort is expansive, which some people like and others do not like.

    Saratoga Springs's main pool is the 161,000-gallon High Rock Spring Pool that features a zero-entry section and water slide. I really enjoy both dining options at Saratoga Springs. For quick service food, stop by the Artist's Palette, serving tasty sandwiches, flatbreads and entrees. My family finds the Resort's sit-down restaurant, The Turf Club Bar and Grill, serving American fare, to be an undiscovered gem of disney dining.

    A big advantage of Saratoga Springs is that parts of the Resort are within short walking distance to the restaurants, shops, and attractions in Downtown Disney. In addition to quick and easy access to Downtown Disney, being close to Downtown Disney also means you can also take advantage of direct buses from Downtown Disney to other resorts. When we travel to Disney, my family often likes to eat at restaurants at other Resorts. When staying at Saratoga Springs, we can save time and still use Disney's free transportation system with a quick walk to Downtown Disney to catch a direct bus to the Resort destination without having to make a transfer. Request a room in the Congress Park section of Saratoga Springs to be close to Downtown Disney. It's not necessarily close to the main building, but we've found that the benefits of being close to Downtown Disney outweigh the benefits of being close to the Main Building. If you want to be closest to the main building and main pool, request the Springs section.

    In enjoy Saratoga Springs, but the Resort isn't particularly known for its location and Disney feel.  Perhaps a better location and Disney feel can be found at Yacht or Beach Club Resorts. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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