Construction Update: What Rooms Have Been Refurbished at Saratoga Springs?

With a pandemic and lawsuit causing delays, the planned refurbishment of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa has been moving in slow motion this year. It has been several months since we checked in on how things were progressing, so we decided to take a stroll around the resort and get a feel for what rooms and buildings have been completed so far!

Construction on this massive overhaul of the resort began in June 2019. New features being added as part of the renovations include all new furniture, flooring, appliances, and more, including pull-down murphy beds, similar to those featured at Disney’s Riviera Resort. Exterior painting is also being performed as part of the project.  

In January, we reported that the refurbishment to the Congress Park section of the resort had completed and that construction had moved to The Springs. We are happy to report that The Springs has also completed its refurbishment, making booking a room in the “preferred” category an easy guarantee that you will snag a sparkling new villa!

Construction at Saratoga Springs has now moved onto the standard rooms throughout the resort, beginning with The Paddock. Teams appear to be working left to right throughout this area, with buildings in various stages of their refurbishment:

  • 4501-4836: Refurbishment Completed.
  • 5101-5436: Exterior Complete. Interior rooms still being renovated.
  • 5501-5836: Exterior painting underway.
  • 6101-6436: Not started.
  • 6501-6936: Not started.
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After completing work on The Paddock, construction will move to the remaining two sections of the resort – The Grandstand and The Carousel. It is not clear whether the Treehouse Villas will undergo a refurbishment as well as part of this project. In total, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort has over 800 villas and is the largest Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World.

With the refurbishment scheduled to take two years, it appears they are still on track to complete work on the resort by June 2021. We hope to learn more about this project’s status at the DVC Condo Association Meeting in December.

Let us know in the comments if you have had the opportunity to stay in a refurbished room at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, and what you think of the updated accommodations!

5 thoughts on “Construction Update: What Rooms Have Been Refurbished at Saratoga Springs?

  • October 27, 2020 at 11:10 am
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    What lawsuit?

  • October 27, 2020 at 11:17 am
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    Greatly appreciate the work you do on the newsletter. You and your family stay well.

  • October 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm
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    So we stayed in the Paddock’s building 45 in room 4623 @ 2 weeks ago.
    It opened up Columbus Day weekend when we got there it you could smell the brand new paint. The room appeared to be bigger than it was as they removed the table and the tv hutch replacing it with bureau under the flatscreen tv.
    It was in a great location right at the top of the stairs. It was is a minute walk to the bus stop and about a 2-3 minute walk to the Paddock pool.
    If we needed a ride back from the carriage house we’d ask bell services to give us a ride in the golf carts.
    It was so satisfying to stay there during this pandemic we originally were put in building 65 of the Paddock. We were notified of it while on the ME. I asked member services if we could move to a refurbished room. They thankfully accommodated us.

  • October 28, 2020 at 12:58 am
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    Stayed in the Springs area 3 weeks ago in a deluxe studio. The room was amazing and you could smell the fresh paint. Loved the clean, modern decor. Very pleased with the update and can highly recommend.

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