Another year of bedtime stories, serving up mom’s magic meatloaf, bleaching baseball pants and hosting mega sleepovers entitles you to that one divine day. How better to pamper yourself or your own mom than a day in Orlando devoted entirely to YOU. And how better to accomplish that than a spa day at Walt Disney World! Perhaps the toughest task will be deciding where on property to achieve Queen for a Day status. It may take some planning and strategic thinking, but pure bliss is in sight…
Surely the best known “pleasure palace” is Senses~ A Disney Spa. Located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, these full-service spas offer everything from simple manicures, (though the Disney Minnie Manicure is surely the way to go), to a signature “Sweet Red Rose Body Treatment”. In Princess Perks: Senses~ A Disney Spa, I write of my experience with the Express Package; a Swedish massage, a facial and a manicure.
|The manicure station|
Spa Day at Walt Disney World
The spa itself is a beauty, though the common spaced are not very large. Be aware, if you want to book a treatment at either of these two spas, leave ample time- months if you can. During holidays and runDisney weekends, they are especially busy. I spent this entire week leading up to Mother’s Day trying to call Senses~ A Disney Spa , but was not able to once get past a busy signal.
If you are a last minute gal or guy, try the Mandara Spa located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin. They, too, supply pampering extraordinaire in exquisite surroundings.
In addition to intoxicating body treatments, they also have a beauty salon with a full range of hair services, which is a nice touch after your Mandara Balinese Body Polish. If you are a guest at either Walt Disney World Swan or Dolphin, you may schedule your appointments on-line. (No busy signals!) I LOVE this spa.
If you still can’t secure the treatment of your dreams, there are several other lesser known facilities for a spa day at Walt Disney World. (Unfortunately, all use the same reservation number, 407- WDW-SPAS.)
La Vida Health Club (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort)
Muscles & Bustles Health Club (Disney’s Boardwalk Villas)
Olympiad Fitness Center (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
Ship Shape Massage Salon Fitness (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
Sturdy Branches Health Club (The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
Zahanati Massage & Fitness Center (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
With so many choices for Mother’s Day, you’ll be primped, pampered and whistling Hakuna Matata before May!!
spa day at Walt Disney World