The Pools at Disney’s Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs is one of the few resorts at Disney World, with two feature pools. In addition, the resort has two leisure pools and another leisure pool at the Treehouse Villas.
In this article, we’ll look at the pools at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. If you are planning a stay at the resort, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with all the different pool options.
Before we get going, I want to point out that Saratoga Springs is a sprawling resort on over 65 acres. The grounds comprise five sections: The Carousel, The Grandstand, The Springs, The Paddock, and Congress Park.
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Additionally, Disney’s Treehouse Villas make up a separate area of the resort Each section, except for The Carousel, has its own pool. However, as a guest, you are not limited to the pool in your specific area.
All of the pools at Saratoga Springs are available to guests staying at the resort. Therefore, in some instances, you might prefer to walk a little further to access a particular pool.
Let’s see why.
For starters, we’ll take a look at the pool at The Grandstand. This area is on the far side of the resort, closest to The Carousel and the Treehouse Villas.
While The Grandstand pool is considered a leisure pool, it’s pretty significant in size.
Plenty of seating options are available around the pool deck.
On the far end of the pool, there is a whirlpool spa.
While this pool area is more extensive than most quiet pools, it’s also usually more crowded than other quiet pools.
On the opposite side of the pool, there is a restroom area with lockers to store personal items.
And a laundry area.
This pool is also home to the Backstretch Pool Bar.
Here is a look at the items they had available on the day of my visit.
From the Grandstand, we’ll move on to the heart of the resort, The Springs, to take a look at one of the feature pools. High Rock Spring Pool is probably the most popular pool at Saratoga Springs due to its central location behind The Carriage House.
In case you’re unfamiliar, The Carriage House is the resort’s main lobby, where you’ll find check-in, the resort’s gift shop, the main counter service restaurant, the spa, and the fitness center.
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High Rock Spring Pool sits at the base of a large spring that begins near the check-in area up above.
The original Saratoga Springs in New York is known for its mineral springs, making the resort a “health spa” destination back in the 1800s. Along with High Rock Spring, there are many Victorian and horse references across Disney’s Saratoga Springs that mimic the original town.
Here is a look at the area from the steps that lead down to the pool.
And a glimpse of the waterfall flowing down from the spring above.
On the other side of the waterfall, a staircase leads up to the 128′ water slide.
It looks like a fun slide.
The image below is where the slide dumps out into the pool.
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There’s an expansive view of the pool area from the platform at the top of the slide. I thought all of the birdhouses were a nice touch.
Speaking of nice touches, little ones that aren’t quite big enough to tackle the larger slide can enjoy this kiddie slide. While there isn’t a formal kiddie pool, there is a splash pad.
The far end of the pool has a zero-depth entry.
Two whirlpool spas are available at the High Rock Spring Pool.
You’ll find On The Rocks Pool Bar on the outskirts of the pool area.
There was a long line on my last visit, so I didn’t get a decent picture. However, if you like, the menu is available here. Or you could mobile order from The Artist Palette (menu here) and pick it up from the main lobby nearby.
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Moving on, we’ll check out the other feature pool at Saratoga Springs, The Paddock Pool.
The Paddock pool has a zero-depth entry area on one side, and there’s a horseshoe-shaped whirlpool tub.
Perhaps, the most recognizable feature is the water tower which doubles as a 146′ long water slide.
The Paddock pool has a wonderful aquatic play area for children that features two mini water slides.
Lastly, the Paddock Grill serves as the poolside bar. The grill’s menu has counter-service food items and beverages.
Before wrapping things up, we’ll head over to Congress Park for a look at Saratoga Spring’s other quiet pool.
The pool at Congress Park sits along the Saratoga Springs walkway to Disney Springs.
Right next to it is the Congress Park playground.
The playground looks like a Victorian dollhouse.
And there’s a lovely picnic pavilion with a charcoal grill area next to the pool.
While this pool doesn’t have near the amenities of the other pool areas, it does offer a beautiful view of Disney Springs.
Hopefully, this article was able to give you an idea of what pools are available at Saratoga Springs. The resort has beautiful grounds and is exceptionally convenient for anyone planning to spend some time at Disney Springs.
If you are interested in learning more, you might enjoy one of these articles:
- List of the Best Restaurants at Disney Springs
- Disney Springs Transportation Guide
- Disney World Resort Reviews
- Best Resort Pools at Disney World
For more information on Saratoga Springs, all of our articles for the resort are listed in our resort guide.
Additionally, we have the following articles:
- Saratoga Springs Resort Review
- Deluxe Studios at Saratoga Springs
- The Gift Shop at Saratoga Springs
- Artist’s Palette Counter Service Review
In the comments:
Do you have any questions or thoughts about the pools at Disney’s Saratoga Springs? Which pool looks like it will best suit your family?