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Old 11-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #136
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Great thread everybody. Very informative for those curious about the spas. I just wanted to let you guys know that all the spas on Disney property were being run by a third party. Since the GF spa has closed, they are completely remodeling the spa. So it will be completely brand new and beautiful. Also, I'm very excited about this, Disney will be taking over and running the spas. No more third party company! Disney had been getting so many complaints about the spa customer service that they decided to end their contract with them and run everything themselves. This means NEW staff, new menu new everything! Im a massge therapist and have applied for the GF spa and hope to be working there soon. They said it would reopen before christmas. Once the GF spa is up and running they will be closing down Saratoga Springs spa for a remodel as well and hire all new staff. They want both spas to provide exceptional service. So remember if you had a horrible experience before, things will be different. I will post any new information I hear. When they will be taking appointments, new menu offerings and if I got the job!
Thanks littleolliesmom! That's magical news. Please keep us posted.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:28 AM   #137
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Currently staying at the BC, last night we walked past the health club that is currently being refurbished . Peeked between the screens they have set up on the windows and saw some very high end looking pedi chairs , I think the new facility is going to be much more high end in terms of facilities! I went over to BW for a massage yesterday and it was so so, nothing special, looking forward to next years changes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #138
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Anybody booked treatments at the new GF spa yet?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #139
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Any more reviews of the massage treatments at AKL? We will be staying at Kidani and would be interested in booking an 80 min. aromatherapy massage. Do you have to pay upfront when booking? If I am staying on DVC points but am not a member, would I get a DVC discount?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #140
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Don't think you get the DVC discount if your renting points, it's a member perk . I have copied my AKL review from a previous post below.

You don't pay upfront, but they will take a room key number or a credit card number to hold the reservation .

Hi Tx - I have had a massage several times at AKL, the locker rooms have sauna and steam and there are ?3 treatment rooms , the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. I have had firm pressure massage or a combination of firm and Swedish on the occasions I have been, ranging in length from 50 to 80 min. The best therapist I have had by far was Damien who gave some of the best firm pressure massage I have had at WDW. The service is unhurried and I suspect this is down to the quiet location. Booking the treatment was easy, you just check in at the gym reception desk. I didn't feel like I missed out not visiting a big spa like the GF or SSR. The AKL facility delivered on all counts and I left very please with the service.
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Thanks for the review! Did you pay upfront when you reserve or the day of massage?
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #142
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Thanks for the review! Did you pay upfront when you reserve or the day of massage?
Paid on the day after the massage. Enjoy
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #143
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I'm in the Spa business as well. Love hearing all these reviews!
While DH & I usually have enough to enjoy in the World ,
I'm hoping to try out the treatments Disney Spa's have to offer sometime soon
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #144
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We're staying OKW for the first time & I was wondering if you can get a massage there. Does anyone know if they have a massage room in the fitness center?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #145
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We're staying OKW for the first time & I was wondering if you can get a massage there. Does anyone know if they have a massage room in the fitness center?
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Yes, I believe they do have a room they use for massage, they also have a coed sauna.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #146
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #147
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Anybody booked treatments at the new GF spa yet?
I booked a massage (50 min $145) and a bubbly Hydrotherapy bath (25 min $65) over Christmas week...

I'm not sure if I'll keep both, or change my mind about the treatments entirely because I haven't been able to find out much about what they are currently offering!

If anyone out there knows of a spa menu/prices PLEASE direct me!!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:34 PM   #148
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Here are some services from the menu:

50 or 80 minute Swedish massage
50 or 80 minute custom firm pressure massage
80 minute warm stone massage
80 minute signature massage ( aromatherapy massage with wrap and paraffin treatment)
50 or 80 minute aromatherapy massage
Sweet rose scrub and body wrap
Citrus mint scrub and body wrap


Those are a handful if the body treatments and massages they offer. Just call for prices. I believe most of the 50 minute treatments are 135.00-145.00
Facials are 50 minutes and are 145.00
They also have a menu for just for feet treatments as well.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #149
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I booked a massage (50 min $145) and a bubbly Hydrotherapy bath (25 min $65) over Christmas week...

I'm not sure if I'll keep both, or change my mind about the treatments entirely because I haven't been able to find out much about what they are currently offering!

If anyone out there knows of a spa menu/prices PLEASE direct me!!!!
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http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/med...a-brochure.pdf

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #150
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Anyone been to the new GF Senses yet??? My family and I all decided on the signature treatments (80) min for our June trip. Inside the Magic has a tour of the spa on youtube! It looks awesome!
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