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Disney Institute

I have not stayed at the Disney Institute but I have done a lot of reading and seen a lot of the resort. In concept it sounds really interesting to me. It seems wonderful to be able to learn while on vacation and the instructors at the institute are very well respected. The programs are not cheap and I have not actually talked to anyone who has been on them to see if they are worth the money or not. Disney has restructured the programs several times in recent years, and they have not come up with a successful formula they like yet. So you should call the resort and see what is available and the current structure. Last I heard they were only opening it to large groups (no day guests or individuals).


The Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

Before you get your heart set on this one be sure to call Disney and see what the current programs and options are…

Dining Options
  • Lake Buena Vista Snack Bar
  • Reflections
  • Season's Dining Room
  • The Gathering Place


Quick Facts
  • Originally intended to be a residential community along with the Lake Buena Vista Village
  • In 1974 the project changed focus to be a resort.
  • Opened the Treehouse Villas in 1975
  • 1985 Became known as the Village Resort
  • 1989 became known as Disney's Village Resort
  • February 9, 1996, the Disney Institute opened its doors
  • 2004 Saratoga Springs, phase I, opens to the public as a Disney Vacation Club Property
Hotel Statistics

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Restaurants/Snack Bars:N/A
Room Service: N/A
Lounges/Bars: N/A
Pools: N/A
Gym/Health Club: Yes
Kid's Programs: N/A
Baby-Sitting: N/A
Shopping: N/A
Water-Sports: N/A
Marina: N/A
Beach: N/A
Tennis: N/A
Biking: N/A
Reservation Number:
(407) W-DISNEY
Group Reservations:
(407) 828-3200
Meeting Facilities/Sq. Feet: 0