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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Walt Disney World July 2009- Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa

Last August, while at Dineyland, I joined the Disney Vacation Club. As an incentive for buying, we were given free points to stay at the Saratoga Springs at Walt Disney World. So, that's how the seeds of this trip were planted.

So we checked in to the hotel, and were given a ride via golf cart to the building where our 2-bedroom villa was. Unfortunately, the resort was huge, much like Disney World itself, and we were tucked in the corner in the Carousel building. Also, the Saratoga was far away from the theme parks, although it was close to Downtown Dinsey, which at WDW, is just- weird.
The hotel room itself was beautiful. It came stocked with a full kitchen (no food) with a fridge, microwave, oven, stove, coffee maker, and dishwasher, not to mention cabinets stocked with plates, bowls, glasses, and utensils.

The living room came with a really a nice TV, DVD Player, couch that has a pull-out bed, and a balcony that overlooks the nice grounds of the resort.

The master bedroom had a king bed and a bathroom. The bathroom had different "sections": one for the shower, one for the bathtub/jacuzi, and one for the toliet. The shower part, which was the main section, connected to living room outside, and had doors connecting the other sections.

Finally, we have the second bedroom. It's more or less your standard hotel room. It features 2 queen beds, a TV set with a huge dresser, and a table and 2 chairs. Also, there was a bathroom with a shower/tub and a toilet, with 2 sinks on the outside of the bathroom, making it look like a vanity area. This part also had a huge closet.

Now, hotels and DVCs are just dandy, but what about the parks? The restaurants? The shows? Well, over the next 5 days I will talk about each of the parks, and finally talk about the restaurants. On the sixth day, I'll wrap everything up and do some last analyzing. Magic Kingdom is tomorrow!

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