Can You See Fireworks From Saratoga Springs?

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa entrance sign on a wall of rocks

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is a scenic setting that charms guests with serene ponds and pastel buildings. The New York horse racing theme mixes with Disney characters and modern design in the rooms. When it’s time to eat, you’ve got more options than you can imagine across the water at Disney Springs. The resort itself also has some delicious bites. When it comes to the end of the night, everyone looks forward to those colorful sparkles in the sky. So can you see fireworks from Saratoga Springs? Let’s take a deep dive into the answer and why you may want to stay at this Disney Vacation Club property.

Can You See Disney Fireworks From Saratoga Springs Resort?

There are beautiful views at the resort but unfortunately, you can not really see fireworks from Saratoga Springs. It’s an absolutely lovely property with many highlights but seeing fireworks is not one of them. It’s actually one of the DVC resorts with the worst firework views. While that may be disappointing to some, others are looking for a quiet hotel that doesn’t have loud booms at night. Saratoga Springs is perfectly suitable for those looking for relaxing evenings when they’re not at the parks. It’s a quiet resort and Florida nature is on full display.

A pergola over a walk way at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
This property has beautiful views of ponds and greenery but you can not see fireworks from Saratoga Springs resort.

Does Saratoga Springs Resort Have Firework View Rooms?

There are no firework view or theme park view rooms at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. Disney is very fair with what they consider a theme park view or firework view room. A room won’t be noted as such unless it has an excellent view. This means that you can sometimes see fireworks, theme parks and nighttime spectaculars from your room when you weren’t expecting to.

Whether you can see fireworks from your room or not depends a great deal on where your room is located at the resort and which direction its facing. Having a balcony and a higher up room can also help as it allows you a wider range of vision when you can step outside and peek around.

There is a small chance you may see the tops of Epcot fireworks from a room at Saratoga that’s high up and facing the right direction. For example, a reader shared that it’s possible to see the tallest fireworks at Epcot in a Congress Park one bedroom villa on the fourth floor. This is a rarity at this property. If fireworks views are a must, book elsewhere.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is far from Magic Kingdom. Epcot is much closer but with so many tall trees around, there just aren’t good firework views.

The closest place to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa that you can see fireworks from is probably from the top of the orange parking garage at Disney Springs and that’s still not a great view and not ideal.

Can you see fireworks from Disney resorts?

You can absolutely see fireworks from Disney resorts but only certain ones. Hotels in the Magic Kingdom and Epcot areas are your best bet. Watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the Grand Floridian is always a delight. The marina and the restaurant Narcoossee’s both have lovely views and play the music. On the other side of the Seven Seas Lagoon, fireworks from the Contemporary are fun to watch and there’s even an outdoor viewing area on the fourth floor. You can see fireworks from the Polynesian resort where the restaurant ‘Ohana and places near the water play the show music. All of these resorts have different spots where you can see the castle from too which is always nice.

In the Epcot area, fireworks from the Disney BoardWalk are delightful, though the view may be a bit obstructed, and there are plenty of places to eat. Disney’s Beach Club Villas firework views from the resort are also nice and fireworks from Disney’s Riviera Resort are lovely too.

If you love the idea of staying at Saratoga Springs but also want to watch fireworks from a resort, there are options. It’s possible to stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa and watch the fireworks from a different resort at night. You can use Disney transportation to simply visit another resort to watch firework shows. This also expands your dining options quite a bit. In order to park at another Disney resort that you aren’t an overnight guest of, you will usually need a dining reservation. Even with a dining reservation, on the busiest of days you may not be able to park at a resort to visit and dine. This includes peak and holiday times like Christmas week, New Year’s Eve and Independence Day. In these cases, using Disney transportation is best.

Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa pastel pink and mint multistory building surrounded by trees
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa pastel buildings and lush, landscaped walkway.

How to get to other Disney resorts

Disney resorts provide all kinds of amazing transportation options for guests to use to get around property. How to get to other Disney resorts depends on where you are going and where you’re coming from. Each resort has transportation to the parks and Disney Springs. Most use busses. Resorts do not have transportation directly to other resorts. So it’s definitely possible to get from one resort to another but it does require some planning. The best way to get to another resort is usually to take a bus from one of the theme parks. Basically you transfer at the bus depot to be taken somewhere else. When you stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs resort, you’re right by Disney Springs and can get a bus to any resort or park from there. Some resorts also have boats, monorail or Disney Skyliner access.

What is there to do at Saratoga Springs at Disney World?

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa has quite a few amenities you won’t find at other resorts. When it’s open, the spa at Saratoga is one of the best at Walt Disney World Resort. It’s very spacious and has his and hers saunas and hot tubs. There is a shared relaxation room that’s dimly lit and has relaxing zero gravity chairs.

There is a golf course next to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa and a pro shop at the resort. Feel the breeze on a golf cart as you practice your swing around an 18 hole course. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, like all Walt Disney World Resort golf courses, is operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management.

At Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, you have your choice of pools with more than one waterslide to be found on property.

Saratoga Springs has a unique location that opens up a lot of dining and entertainment options. Guests of Saratoga Springs can walk to Disney Springs or take a boat there. This massive dining and shopping complex has so much to explore. From a Disney themed Cirque du Soleil show to a luxury lanes bowling alley, there is always something new to try. The food options are world class with every taste you can imagine and many establishments run by pioneers in the food industry.

Saratoga Springs resort pool area with light blue water surrounded by seating
High Rock Springs Pool at Saratoga Springs Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa Disney Vacation Club

If you can see yourself enjoying all of this year after year, DVC is something to consider. The Disney timeshare is a flexible point based system that has you choose a home resort and a point value based on your own vacation preferences. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa has a lovely ownership opportunity and it one of the most economic Disney Vacation Club resorts with the best value. This is a great home resort option for those who would love to enjoy boat transport or walking paths to Disney Springs.

You may be able to save thousands purchasing a resale Disney Vacation Club contract instead of buying directly from Disney. You choose when you visit each year and what kind of room you stay in. It’s possible to book a Studio, which is similar to a hotel room in size, or a one bedroom, two bedroom or three bedroom villa. The home like accommodations at Disney Vacation Club Resorts can include additional amenities like full kitchens and washer and dryers. Saratoga Springs’ New York, equestrian theme brings a classic aesthetic to the resorts’ interiors. The property has had some major renovations in the last few years including rooms and debuting a new Saratoga Springs resort lobby with portraits of famous Disney horses.

DVC Resale Experts Makes Magic

Can you see fireworks from Disney resorts? Maybe you need to test out all of the viewing spots mentioned at different resorts for yourself! DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. If you would love to call Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa your home resort, consider the Disney timeshare Disney Vacation Club. This DVC property captures the magic of Disney and also makes the most of the beautiful grounds it sits on.

You might be surprised to see how much more affordable DVC can be with resale. Our licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides with decades of experience selling DVC. You can expect pixie dusted service from first contact to closing the contract. Take a look at current resale DVC listings for pricing and availability. If you don’t see your dream contract, you’re welcome to join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List. Then you’ll be contacted when the right contract magically appears on the market.

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Sparkly Nicole

Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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