Following up on our last construction update, Amy and I recently took another stroll through Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa to check out the latest refurbishment of 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.
As announced at this year’s DVC Condo Association Meeting, refurbishment is continuing to progress at Saratoga Springs, with a target completion date of Summer 2021.
In our last update, we reported that the refurbishment to Congress Park and The Springs had completed, 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 reached the final stages in the first standard section of the resort – The Paddock. Teams have worked throughout the Fall from left to right throughout this area, with buildings in various stages of their refurbishment:
- 4501-4836: Refurbishment Completed.
- 5101-5436: Refurbishment Completed.
- 5501-5836: Refurbishment Completed.
- 6101-6436: Exterior Complete. Interior rooms still being renovated.
- 6501-6936: Exterior painting underway.
With the remaining two buildings of The Paddock currently out of inventory, it is safe to say that if you are booking Preferred or request a Standard room in The Paddock, you should guarantee yourself a refurbished villa!
For those visual learners out there, we created the map below to highlight all the refurbished or “New” villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa thus far:
After completing work on The Paddock, construction will move to the remaining two sections of the resort – The Grandstand and The Carousel, which have six more buildings. While no official word has been given to our knowledge, we do not believe the Treehouse Villas will undergo a refurbishment 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.
If you are planning a Summer trip to Saratoga Springs, we feel it is highly likely that all rooms will either be completed or in the progress of refurbishment at that time, meaning you should definitely enjoy a fresh new villa for your vacation.
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!