A new luxury spa has opened at Walt Disney World, giving guests a chance to wind down after a day in the parks.
The two-story, full-service Senses spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, which opened July 25, is inspired by the healing properties of natural springs that have drawn people for centuries to Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. Senses incorporates the springs, nature and the storyline of health in its design and theme. Walt Disney Imagineers incorporated nature throughout the design using a hummingbird motif showcased in wood carvings and furnishings; alongside authentic Native American artwork.
Guests are greeted with the soothing sounds of a trickling fountain, branch-like fixtures and soft amber lighting setting the mood for rejuvenation and relaxation. Wood floors, stone details and wood-beamed ceilings bring a warm, organic feel to the newly imagined spa and fitness center.
Each treatment is guided by one of the spa’s core themes – relax, renew or imagine – each of which will create a custom experience. Flavorful and soothing elixirs harmonize with the treatment selected.
A completely redesigned space, Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, features 10 treatment rooms offering an array of therapeutic services including water therapy, massage and facials. An intimate couple’s room is ideal for honeymooners, or for those who want to relax and spa together.
Signature treatments include:
Saratoga Springs Signature Bamboo-Fusion massage: 80 minutes, $200
Combine the soothing effects of warm stones and the ancient technique of bamboo massage. The Bamboo massage technique incorporates bamboo stalks providing deep-tissue work.
Saratoga Springs Signature Revitalizing Blueberry Facial: 80 minutes, $195
This unique facial incorporates a double mask, hydrating lip treatment, acupressure and facial massage. Antioxidant and tannin-rich blueberries purify and tighten pores.
The opening of Senses follows the opening of its sister spa at the Grand Floridian Resort last December, featuring 15 treatment rooms. For more information, visit www.disneyworld.com/spas. To book a treatment at either spa, call 407-WDW-SPAS.
See our interview with the spa director of Senses during the May 2, 2013 episode of Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show below: