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Treehouse Villas
at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
with handicapped information    
If you love nature, you're looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind experience, and you liked tree houses as a kid, here's something for you!  Disney's Treehouse Villas has been closed for years, but it's scheduled to re-open June 1, 2009. The villas have been completely redesigned with a log of Disney magic added.
In the Downtown Disney area, this unusual resort is nestled in the woods by the river. Many of the units border the river, though some don't.  We've been riding the Disney Friendship boats by those Villas for years, dreaming about staying there. They have such a peaceful appearance and we find it uniquely appealing. We're booked to visit in the fall, and we're so excited! The photo above is a Disney rendering of a Treehouse Villa, and you can see that it's designed to make the most of the beautiful back woods on the Disney property.
Disney replaced the villas of the ‘70s with brand-new vacation homes, and Imagineers kept the original octagonal design. The villas are elevated 10 feet off the ground. They sit on pedestals and beams that are designed to blend into the forest environment. Each villa will sleep nine plus a child under 3 years old. Though they maintain a rustic quality, they will include modern luxuries such as cathedral ceilings, granite countertops, a whirlpool tub and flat-screen TVs.
There are a total of 60 villas. Each villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with approximately 1,074 square feet of space. There is one private bath off of the master bedroom, and the other one is off of the living area. The kitchen opens to a living area. The master bedroom has a queen bed, the second bedroom also has a queen bed, and the third bedroom has a bunk bed. The living room has a queen sleeper sofa as well as a sleeper chair. In the common area, a dining table seats six guests and the island counter will seat three.  Flat screen televisions are in each bedroom as well as in the living room. The living room will also have a DVD player. Disney will not guarantee a riverside location at this resort. The image above is a Disney rendering of the interior of a Treehouse Villa.
The kitchens will include a coffee maker, pots, pans, dinnerware, glassware, flatware, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster and stove. There will be a laundry area with a stacked washer and dryer. The master bathroom will have a whirlpool tub. Each Treehouse will have a charcoal barbecue. We're most excited about the private deck that each villa has where guests will be able to enjoy nature.
There are 4 accessible villas with ramps up to the villa and roll-in showers. Unfortunately none of these villas are by the water. Cars will be parked right by your villa.
The Treehouse villas has its own pool and whirlpool, however they are similar to the quiet pools you find at other resorts. There is no special theme, lifeguards or a slide. Guests are also welcome to use the Saratoga Springs pools, as well as all of the Saratoga Springs amenities. This includes the boat and bus transportation, tennis courts, pools, shopping and dining, spa and fitness center and bicycle rental. This is not going to be particularly convenient because of the very long distances to Saratoga Springs. Disney is recommending that guests who stay at the Treehouse Villas have a car during their stay. There are paths from the Treehouse Villas to Saratoga Springs, but it's far enough away to be impractical to walk. In fact, a Saratoga Springs staff person mentioned that it's a fairly long drive.
Although the Treehouse Villa's are part of the Disney Vacation Club, non-members can also stay in this resort. Non Disney vacation Club members can make reservations for this resort now by calling Disney reservations at 407-939-7630.
Stay tuned for more facts! We'll fill you in as more details become available!

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