Nostalgic memories of childhood playtime translate into over-the-treetops family vacation at the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. The treehouse villas combine a dash of luxury and comfort with the nostalgic memories of a childhood fortress. Nestled in natural forest glens, this new phase revives Walt Disney World “treehouse living,” a cherished tradition from 1975-2002.
All the Comforts of Home
All 60 three-bedroom vacation homes, elevated 10 feet off the ground on pedestals and beams designed to blend into the forest environment, sleep nine and offer modern luxuries such as partial cathedral ceilings, a barbecue grill and flat-panel TVs, all presented in a style dubbed “cabin casual.”
Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa features its own planned pool area, in addition to sharing all that the main resort has to offer, including boat transportation between the Downtown Disney area and the Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa dock, tennis courts, bicycle rental, a children’s playground, Turf Club restaurant, a nearby spa and fitness center, and High Rock Spring Pool, which boasts its own water slide and whirlpool spa.
Date Opened: June 2009
Location/Geography: Treehouse Villas is located within Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa near Downtown Disney
Number of Units: 60 three-bedroom villas accommodate up to nine guests
- Environmental sensitivity was extremely important to Disney Imagineers when constructing the new treehouse villas. As a result, 5,178 tons, or 65.22 percent, of materials from demolition were recycled, including concrete and metals.
- When it comes to wiring, Disney Imagineers working on the treehouse villas went to great “lengths” to ensure every vacation home runs smoothly. Consequently, there are 87,858 lineal feet, or 16.6 miles, of wire for fiber optics, copper, telephones and CATV.
- To support all 60 treehouse villas, there are a total of 480 concrete columns.
- To reduce the footprint of each villa, the team used modular construction to create the stand-alone structures.