Disney Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Example Booking: 47,600 eXpectations Points, 7-nights August 2017, 1 Bed sleeps 4

RCI Gold Crown Award

Over £2,000*

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This RCI Gold Crown resort offers Victorian-style architecture and stunning views across Village Lake and the lush green fairways at Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. The prestigious Disney Vacation Group proudly offers guests the opportunity to unwind in Saratoga Springs spacious villas featuring high-quality amenities and superb facilities. The villas are tastefully decorated with an equestrian theme, inspired by New York Saratoga Springs, the famous haven for spas and horse racing in the late 1800’s.

Treat the family to a fun-packed holiday within the UK summer school holidays at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. eXpectations members could be checking into a spacious 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for 7-nights from 6th-13th August 2017 from just 47,600 points. This fantastic holiday was available on RCI.com when we looked on 10th April 2017.

Fun, adventure, and relaxation are to be experienced at the delightful RCI Gold Crown Disney Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Situated in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and close to the famous theme parks, Disney Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is certainly the perfect destination for a family holiday!

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Lake Buena Vista in Florida is also known as Walt Disney World™, attracting millions of visitors each year to rekindle their childhoods in fantasy theme parks and recline in extravagant accommodation overlooking beautiful lakes.

Be sure to pack your suntan lotion, sunglasses and hat as the weather in Florida is generally hot in August, with average daytime temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. Great for catching a tan to impress your friends back home!

RCI Gold Crown Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa offers something for all ages. Soak up the sun and dip into one of five pools or slide down a 146ft waterslide at the Paddock Pool. Relax to the sounds of cascading waterfalls and unwind in the horseshoe-shaped whirlpool tub at the High Rock Spring Pool. The little ones can splash around in their own pool and enjoy games in Donald Duck’s playground too.

Golf enthusiasts will love the world-class Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. This impressive 18-hole course has hosted many tournaments, including the PGA tour. The course has been certified as a wildlife sanctuary for its beautiful lakes and pine forests. Guests can take advantage of the 2-seater golf carts, featuring GPS technology and a small cooler for refreshments.

Enliven your senses at the Disney Spa at Saratoga Springs Resort. Rejuvenate your body and mind over a wide selection of therapeutic and relaxing treatments. Feel the tension evaporate with a head to toe massage and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere with the sweet aroma scents and gentle music filling the air.

A wide variety of fun activities are provided for children of all ages, the Community Hall brings out the talented artists in the arts and craft classes, enjoy an energetic game of ping pong and challenge your new friends to a video game or two.

Enjoy the elegantly decorated apartment villas, featuring all the essential amenities including air-conditioning, self-catering kitchen, spacious lounge featuring entertainment systems, complimentary Wi-Fi and a private balcony/terrace. Should you have a special celebration then choose from a selection of “In Room” treats, the Mickey Mouse Birthday package surprises everyone with cake, party balloons and lots of delightful goodies. For a memorable romantic moment, the resort will display your villa with roses and sprinkled petals, celebrate the special occasion by raising champagne glasses and devour the delectable chocolates.

Whatever the time of day or night, Disney Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa offers an excellent choice of dining facilities to satisfy all tastes. The Turf Club will take you back in time with their old horse-racing club-house theme, enjoy the excellent choice of tantalising dishes, their grilled steaks and chops are not to be missed. Guests relaxing around the pool can pick a light snack and a cool drink from the Backstretch Pool Bar and The Paddock Grill prepare delicious burgers, salads and home-made chips. Looking for a late breakfast? Head to The Artist’s Pallet before 11.00am.

Florida, Sunshine State

Florida is in the south-east region of the USA, nestled in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico contributing to its wonderful climate and nickname the Sunshine State.

Orlando is home to 4 out of 5 of the Top Amusement Parks in the World, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice (2016) and it’s easy to see why. Jump aboard a complimentary water taxi from Disney Saratoga Springs Resort and enjoy a mini-cruise across the lake to Walt Disney World theme and water parks, take a leisurely stroll around the lake or catch the free bus service.

The most popular attractions in Orlando must be the spellbinding charm of Cinderella’s Castle and its enchanting characters at Magic Kingdom Park™, whilst Universal Orlando Resort™ excites visitors to a world of fantasy and awe-inspiring superheroes. It comes as no surprise these attractions were awarded the Certificate of Excellence (2015 & 2016) by enthusiastic TripAdvisor visitors.

Less than a mile from Disney Saratoga Springs Resort take the family to the extraordinary world of talented acrobats, magical costumes and theatrical shows at La Nouba- Cirque du Soleil. Visitors will hold their breath in astonishment by the courageous acts and brilliant performances.

Catch your breath from the excitement of the theme parks and head off to The Mall Millenia and Lake Buena Vista Outlets to pick up designer labels at bargain prices. Wander around the World of Disney, the largest Disney character store in the world. As a special reminder of your memorable holiday in Florida, purchase your favourite Disney character to take home with you.

After a long, fun packed day return to Disney Saratoga Springs Resort to relax in a large comfortable sofa in the Turf Club Lounge and enjoy a refreshing drink with tranquil views of Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. These moments enable you to capture the wonderful memories you have created at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort.

*Price Comparison

To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa were available on Expedia.co.uk during 6th – 13th August 2017 within a 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for £3,119 (based on 4 people sharing when we looked on 10/4/2017).

In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa during 6th – 13th August also within a 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) for 47,600 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 10/4/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £707 (at the time of writing: 13/4/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 47,600 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee and a £155 usage fee charged by the resort.

Item Description Cost
Associated maintenance fees for 47,600 points @ £5.75 per thousand £274
1 x eXpectations Annual Membership £162
1 x RCI online exchange Fee £116
Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax) £155
Total £707

So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £2,250! Based on the comparison above.

See for yourself! Check out the costs of a 1-bedroom apartment sleeping up to 4 people for 7 nights during August 2017 at the Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa on Expedia.co.uk.

*Please Note: Price comparisons of example bookings are conducted at the time of writing which may predate the time of publishing by a few days. Price differences are likely to vary as occupancy dates draw closer and third party prices fluctuate due to seasonal pricing variations, availability, discounts etc. Calculations are made using RCI and eXpectations Holidays prices (in sterling) at time of writing and are subject to change. Some elements of each booking may require fees to be paid in a local currency. For more information please see our article on Value for Money and Price comparisons. All accommodation subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.
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