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.
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!