Saratoga Springs modifies internal bus, loses Disney Springs route

Starting next week, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will see some updates to its internal bus system while losing motor carriage service to Disney Springs.  

SSR Congress Park

Congress Park

A report on website WDWMagic.com indicates that effective August 29, 2016, Saratoga Springs will have an updated internal bus system with a dedicated vehicle making the rounds to all seven resort stops approximately every 20 minutes.

The seven bus stops mentioned would seem to include the two stops near the Treehouse Villas, meaning the full internal loop is comprised of the following:

  • The Grandstand
  • The Carousel
  • The Paddock
  • Congress Park
  • The Springs
  • Treehouse Villas North
  • Treehouse Villas South

The report also mentions a separate bus route which will travel from the Congress Park bus stop over to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park.  

Additionally, dedicated bus service between Saratoga Springs and the Disney Springs shopping district is being eliminated.  Guests can reach Disney Springs via the walking path near Congress Park or via the Sassagoula River Cruise water launch service, which departs behind the Carriage House.  Guests staying in more distant corners of the resort can use the new internal bus to reach Congress Park or The Springs near the boat dock.

Thanks to Michael for the tip!

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Saratoga Springs modifies internal bus, loses Disney Springs route -- JaxFLBear
2016 Aug 26 02:29:05 PM
Starting next week, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will see some updates to its internal bus system while losing motor carriage service to Disney Springs.

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Re: Saratoga Springs modifies internal bus, loses Disney Springs route -- denlo
2016 Aug 26 03:22:35 PM
I can see why they are stopping the bus to Disney Springs, with the internal bus you can bus to the Carriage House (the Springs stop) and take the boat over to DS if you don't want to walk.
Re: Saratoga Springs modifies internal bus, loses Disney Springs route -- paulieuk1969
2016 Aug 26 04:29:09 PM
What happens if there is a thunderstorm, the boats stop running and everybody has to walk in the rain?
Re: Saratoga Springs modifies internal bus, loses Disney Springs route -- panixx
2016 Aug 26 04:41:11 PM
Yeah not liking this change. As mentioned above, rain causes issues. And the boat does not hold near as many people as a bus will, not to mention you wait quite awhile between boats.
Re: Saratoga Springs modifies internal bus, loses Disney Springs route -- TimK
2016 Aug 26 05:23:06 PM
With the bus stops relocated to the middle of Disney Springs near Town Center, whether you "win" or "lose" under this change probably depends on destination. If you're headed to the Marketplace, you will probably get there quicker with the new configuration--taking internal bus to Congress Park and then walking over.

But if headed to Town Center, West Side or anything else on that half of DS, it's going to be a longer walk than if bus dropped you right at the new stop.

Should reduce SSR transportation costs by some modest amount.

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