If you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation in the near future, you should know there are two Disney Vacation Club Resorts that will begin a phased refurbishment starting next week.
First, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will undergo a phased refurbishment starting on June 28. The phases will include work on the main lobby, the port cochere, and other locations of the Disney Vacation Club Resort hotel. The full details can be found here:
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa lobby and porte cochere refurbishment begins June 28
Please pardon the pixie dust as we make some updates to the Guest arrival experience at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa in the following phases:
Phase 1: on June 28, the connecting hallway to the main lobby will close for refurbishment. Guests will continue to have access to the restrooms and The Artist’s Palette.
Phase 2: from July 12 through late September, the porte cochere will be closed. Disney’s Magical Express will continue to pick-up and drop-off Guests here, with a temporary walkway for Guests to reach the front desk and concierge. Guests driving personal vehicles will be directed to curbside check-in at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.
Phase 3: in early August, the connecting hallway will open and the main lobby will close. Front desk and concierge services will be available in the hallway in addition to curbside check-in at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.
Once complete, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with a variety of smaller counters to help Guests prepare for their vacation.
The second Disney World Resort that will undergo a refurbishment is Disney’s Old Key West. This Disney Vacation Club Resort will also begin its refurbishment on June 28 and will have work done on the main lobby. The details include:
Disney’s Old Key West lobby refurbishment begins June 28
Please pardon the pixie dust as we update the Guest check-in experience at Disney’s Old Key West Resort beginning June 28.
During the first phase of refurbishment, Guests will check-in as normal in the main lobby while the den area is closed. In the second phase, the main lobby will close and front desk and concierge will temporarily move to the den. Cast Members will have access to backstage areas throughout the refurbishment.
Once complete, Disney’s Old Key West Resort will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with a variety of smaller counters to help Guests of all ages prepare for their Walt Disney World vacation.
Please keep in mind that if you are visiting one of these Resorts on your next vacation in the coming weeks, construction may be heard. Be sure to visit the “Your Guide to Updated Experiences” section from the “Know Before You Go” homepage on Walt Disney World’s official website for the most up-to-date information and always stay in contact with your travel agent as they will accommodate you as best they can.
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