Part II – Downtown Disney/Saratoga Springs Walk

Continued from part 1:

The bus stop is on the right, I’ll be going to the left:

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The Buena Vista Palace is across the street:

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The walkway above the water towards Saratoga Springs:

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The lake to the left:

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The directory for Saratoga Springs – I’ll be turning left at the sign onto the path:

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There is a “nature trail” as well is on the right – I’ll be coming back here later:

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But for now, I’m going straight ahead:

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One of the Saratoga Spring pools, to the right:

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I loved this photo with all the birds:

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A great place to sit and look out at Downtown Disney:

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A map of Downtown Disney:

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A great blue heron:

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Buildings to the right of me (I remember staying in the Disney Institute townhomes that used to stand here – I loved having the Pleasure Island view!):

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A gazebo at the end of this walkway:

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The view from the gazebo:

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From the gazebo, the path is to the left:

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One of many bunnies I saw:

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Walking along the path:

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The walk is going to hug the water going around towards Downtown Disney:

Heading to the left:

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Also to the left:

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The water is on the left side:

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You can see here how the walk goes – it’s in a horseshoe pattern:

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I crossed the road, and went to the left:

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This sign lets me know I’m going the right way (back towards the golf course I came from at the beginning of the walk):

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Tennis courts on the right:

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The Buena Vista Golf Club:

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The boat dock to the left:

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The bridge, over which I started:

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Water Mice going under the bridge:

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And pontoon boats being dragged in the opposite direction (towards Old Key West):

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In the morning, the only people I really saw were golfers and employees. The golfers have moved on:

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A broken sign on the bridge:

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I made it back at 10:06am – only 33 minutes after I started.

From here, I’m walking over to Pleasure Island. I am not done with Saratoga Springs, there is actually quite a bit more to see there (and I will get to that in part III!)

I am starting at Planet Hollywood – the “Jenny” from Forrest Gump is parked there (I don’t even remember seeing it before):

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The new PI bridge is open:

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The view from the PI bridge:

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To the right, the Comedy Warehouse:

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To the left, the BET club:

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Next, the Adventurers Club to the left:

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To the right, a walkway to a waterfront area:

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After coming back up, the Harley Davidson store will be on the right:

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A water taxi sign:

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And water taxi:

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The view from the water taxi dock:

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And work going on:

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I’ll be finishing PI for Part III, and then heading back to Saratoga Springs!