How to Visit Disney’s Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs for Cheap!

hot tub at Disney's Senses spa

Updated for 2017!

Ok, cheap is a relative term, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

If you ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day for four months so you could splurge on an activity on vacation, then you just might be a Cheapskate Princess. If you have seen the Disney Princesses’ hair, nails and skin lately, you know they MUST be making trip to the spa. That’s what we cheapskates call an extravagance, when you pay a little more for something than you might pay at home. When you are dealing in Disney dollars, this might actually be a lot more money. If you have taken your family of five adults to a character meal, then you know of which I speak.

Let’s face it ladies; we likes spas. We enjoy feeling pampered and special, and who takes care of our vacation needs better than Disney? We like to feel like Disney Princesses.

Let’s talk spas, shall we…

There are now two “Senses” spas on Disney property. The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is easily accessible if you are over by the Magic Kingdom or staying/visiting any of the resorts in that area. You can see prices and a full spa menu here:

Read: Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – Can A Princess Afford to Be Pampered?

What if you are over toward Disney Springs, Hollywood Studios, and the water parks? Then you need to make a trip to Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Senses – “Saratoga” is a full-service spa and health club inspired by the 19th century wellness retreats of upstate New York. Reminiscent of New York’s legendary mineral springs, Senses – Saratoga spa will transport you to an older time when people looked to the land for health and prosperity. This is just what you Disney Princesses are looking for – pampering and relaxation, delivered through therapeutic elixirs, soft lighting, comforting music and soothing spa services.

And hey, your gnarly Disney Pirates, there are services for men as well.

Disney spa services

Indulge…Your Senses

What sort of spa services does the Saratoga location offer?

  • Massage therapies

  • Facial treatments

  • Body therapies and wraps

  • Wet relaxation space with a whirlpool, heated loungers and a steam room

  • A relaxation room

Each experience is designed to renew you—mind, body and spirit.

In addition, there is a 24-Hour Fitness Center. You can keep fit while on vacation with state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment located in the exercise center. Work-out machines including treadmills, bicycles (standard and recumbent), elliptical machines and stair climbers are available to guests of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Free weights and strength-training equipment are also on site for those looking to pump iron.

Read: How Can You Look Like a Disney Princess? You’ll Need to Start With Their Make Up!

This princess right here will be skipping those weights in favor of a dip in this hot tub…

Hot tub at Disney's Senses spa

Let’s take a look at the prices.



couples massage

Spa Packages


Read: Move Over Disney Dooney & Bourke…Make Way for the Disney Vera Bradley!

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Kid Services


Enhancements and Upgrades:

Read – Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Can A Cheapskate Afford To Become A Disney Princess?

Disney Gift Cards, Spa Gift cards

Info. to Know Before You Go

Is Gratuity Already Added?
A 20% gratuity will be added to all spa services. Additional gratuities are at your discretion.

Are Lockers Available?
Lockers are available for your convenience. However, valuables should be secured in your hotel safe. The spa will not assume any liability for valuables.

How Do I Make Reservations?
To schedule treatments, please call (407) WDW-SPAS or (407) 939-7727 as far in advance as possible. Reservations are highly recommended.

Do They Accept Credit Cards?

Most major credit cards are accepted.

What Time Should I Check-In?
Please arrive 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment. This allows time for a leisurely check-in, plus a few moments to relax and enjoy the spa facilities.

Can I Bring My Cell Phone?

Yes, but to maintain the serenity of the environment, please turn off your cell phone upon arrival.

What Happens If I Am late for My Appointment?

If you are late for an appointment, you may have your treatment time shortened  to be on schedule for the next guest.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations must be made no later than four hours in advance of a spa treatment and 24 hours of a spa package reservation. If you do not show up at all, you will be billed 100% of the published price of each service.

Are there Minimum Age Requirements?
Spa guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be at least 14-years-old to use the health club. There are treatments that have been specially designed for guests ages 4-12 years.

What are the Spa Hours of Operation?

The hours posted on the website are 9to to 

What about Medical Concerns?
We respect the health of our Guests. If you have a medical condition, we ask that you consult your physician prior to receiving spa services. Guests who are pregnant must be past their 13th week of pregnancy to receive specific treatments.

Do They Accept Gift Cards?
Gift Cards are available for all services and spa packages and can be purchased at most Walt Disney World merchandise locations. Please be sure to present all gift cards at time of check-in.

Prices and services are subject to change without notice.

Use this link to the official Disney site for Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs. 

Let’s run some numbers here.

Any facial or massage will cost you $135 minimum before tax and tip.

Any body therapy will cost you $145 minimum before tax and tip.

Spa Packages start at $325 minimum before tax and tip.

That’s like the cost of a one day ticket, so how can you get in cheap?

What you ladies can afford is the 50 minute Spa Manicure for $55 before tax and tip, and for gentlemen, the 25 minute Refined Gentleman’s Manicure is $35 and the 50 minute Refined Gentleman’s Pedicure is $55 before tax and tip. These prices are not all that much higher than visiting a nice spa in your home town.

Beyond that, Santa may need to drop some cash in your stocking. But remember this is not a mall manicure, but more an extravagance you are splurging on.

Spa visits are also excellent ways to de-stress on vacation, without standing in long lines with thousands of other visitors.

Who wouldn’t want to be pampered like a Disney Princess while on vacation? And now you know how to get in for a little cheaper.

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you removing that old polish, making way for the new…

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