Old Key West Pool
  • On Jun 20, 2023
    Christine from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What's the shortest/easiest way to get from SSR to OKW?

    Hi Christine. Thanks for bringing your question to us here at planDisney.

    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Disney's Old Key West Resort are known to be two of the most laidback, relaxed resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort. As a Disney Vacation Club member myself, I'm really excited about my upcoming stay at Disney's Old Key West Resort as it is the original Disney Vacation Club property. So many owners over the years have raved about how there is no place quite like it. As a food-motivated person, I'm most excited about dining at Olivia's Café. I have a weakness for a good brunch and they usually have one every day!

    The shortest/quickest way to get from Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort to Disney's Old Key West Resort would be to take a Minnie Van. This rideshare program, available through the Lyft app, offers speedy service from Disney Cast Members. You can also look into using another rideshare program as well. Just keep in mind that you will need a resort reservation or advanced dining reservation to visit resorts other than your own. In fact, the security guard at the gate will likely ask for the last name on the reservation and may even scan your MagicBand or other ticket media.

    Of course, there are other, more leisurely and roundabout ways of getting between the two resorts. If you are interested in taking in the scenery, there is a trail known as the Saratoga Springs Nature Trail that runs along the waterway and will connect you between the resorts. However, since you asked for the quickest way to get between these resorts, just note that this isn't it as it will usually take about 20-30 minutes to walk at an average pace. But, if you decide you'd like to work in some exercise during your travels, it's an option. If you choose this option, remember that the maps and "Get Directions" function on the My Disney Experience mobile app can be a big help. Just search for your destination, select it, and find the "Get Directions" option. Of course, you can always ask a friendly Cast Member at the resort for help. They truly are the magic of this wonderful place!

    In addition, water taxis may be in operation from each of these resorts to Disney Springs. If that's the case, you can take one from Saratoga Springs to Disney Springs and then from Disney Springs to Old Key West. Once again, this is not the most direct way, but I'm all about giving options! Plus, with this particular option, you might be able to work in a visit to Swirls on the Water for a DOLE Whip Flight too! 

    Christine, I hope you enjoy your visit to the resort. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. I'm always happy to help!

    Let your dreams set sail,
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Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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