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DB&KS
01-09-2009, 04:14 PM
I was just wondering how many SSR owners are planning on trying to reserve a Treehouse and what dates are you trying for?

Leenie74
01-09-2009, 05:48 PM
We are hoping to reserve one for 4 nights the 2nd week of June before our cruise.

Good Ol Gal
01-09-2009, 05:52 PM
I would like to try one, but not sure when.

Our trip in June, or Dec??

BeccaG
01-09-2009, 06:27 PM
But if I tell you, you may try and take my dates. . .. :rotfl: No I am not really that paranoid. . Anyhow, taking a whole gang of folks and hope to get two for November 21-November 26 (yup I am checking out on Thanksgiving. . .)

tigger2on
01-09-2009, 06:29 PM
But we want a wheelchair accessible villa....

DB&KS
01-09-2009, 06:31 PM
But if I tell you, you may try and take my dates. . .. :rotfl: No I am not really that paranoid. . Anyhow, taking a whole gang of folks and hope to get two for November 21-November 26 (yup I am checking out on Thanksgiving. . .)

I am hoping to be able to get in for the first week of December and I was curious how many others were going to be on the phone February 8th. I thought I was the only paranoid one here.......:rotfl2:

Thanks for sharing everyone!

ACDSNY
01-09-2009, 06:46 PM
But if I tell you, you may try and take my dates. . .. :rotfl: No I am not really that paranoid. . Anyhow, taking a whole gang of folks and hope to get two for November 21-November 26 (yup I am checking out on Thanksgiving. . .)

Ok you can have those dates as I'm trying for Nov 19 -21 for two nights after our cruise.

tomandrobin
01-09-2009, 06:53 PM
I want to book one for December, buy I need details.

Fortywinks
01-09-2009, 09:39 PM
I was just wondering how many SSR owners are planning on trying to reserve a Treehouse and what dates are you trying for?

Thinking about it, but curious about how bus service will be handled...

Disneypirate85
01-10-2009, 01:07 PM
We will also be trying one on for size later, but are also gonna wait and see bout bus's and other ammenities:cool1:

bobbiwoz
01-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Doesn't DVC have to sell more SSR points once they put the tree houses into the mix? When they converted the show models at BWV, they added more points, and that's when we bought direct with an incentive.. I don't understand how they can begin booking without another sales initiative.

Bobbi:confused3

bookwormde
01-10-2009, 01:29 PM
I was sure that they would have started selling more SSR points based on THV declarations by now. Nothing stops DVC from holding onto the points and using them as developer points or CRO cash reservations but can not see the financial reason. I thought they were just waiting to a certain percent complete but if they are not past that by now there is no way they are going to open in June.

bookwormde

squidmo
01-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Nothing stops DVC from holding onto the points and using them as developer points or CRO cash reservations but can not see the financial reason.

Well, right now SSR is really the only source of developer's points to offer as incentives with BLT & AKV sales, and I would guess that even once excess BLT & Kidani inventory could be made available for developers points they would still rather give out SSR developers points. Nothing against SSR- I just think the newest properties would be easier to rent to cash clients because it's human nature to want to try new things.

bobbiwoz
01-10-2009, 02:28 PM
OK...so are you saying that the points for these villas won't be sold, but will be kept by DVC to be used as DP? If that's the case, they won't have to be used exclusively at SSR, will they? That is after the 7 month booking time comes?

Bobbi:goodvibes

Anal Annie
01-10-2009, 03:10 PM
I was just wondering how many SSR owners are planning on trying to reserve a Treehouse and what dates are you trying for?

Dunno yet. I would like to see more info. about them from DVC other than "artist conception" drawings and point charts. Will there be any transportation provided over to the main pool and dining facilities at SSR or will it all be pathways that you have to walk? What will be at the pool area for the Treehouses? Will it just be a dinky quiet pool (probably yes). Will there be any other ammenities? Since we typically use DME and don't have a car on site the logistics are important to me.

We may try for one for 2010....dunno yet.

lundve
01-10-2009, 07:37 PM
We are trying to get one the week after Thanksgiving, Nov.29 - Dec.5th. This will be the first time we will be traveling during the Christmas season and the first time we will be driving down. I see that it might be a popular time for others too. We will have two vehicles with us so the other logistics just don't matter to us much...

Happy travels all. . .

MommaluvsDis
01-11-2009, 10:07 AM
So far no one has posted my dates of Oct 17 - 31st. Was going to try and book the second week at BCV but people on the boards are stating that things are a little shabby over there!

dgaston
01-11-2009, 10:47 AM
I definitely want to stay at THV sometime, but decided on AKV for a larger family gathering in September 09. I want a few more people along than just DH and I to stay there -- :rotfl2: And after this family trip, I'll be too low on points to do much of anything until 2011.

bobbiwoz
01-11-2009, 10:49 AM
So far no one has posted my dates of Oct 17 - 31st. Was going to try and book the second week at BCV but people on the boards are stating that things are a little shabby over there!

I don't put much stock in what is written regarding resorts. Nearly every resort had bad things written about them and IMHO there is no DVC resort that is on my "must avoid" list. My whole family enjoyed a wonderful, but chilly, BCV vacation in November. We had a dedicated 2 bedroom with the 2 Q's and a studio. Everyone was pleased, beyond pleased with the stay.

Bobbi:goodvibes

Paticake
01-11-2009, 10:57 AM
I will be trying to get a THV for our 11/8-14 vacation. I called MS yesterday to add the QS dining plan for 1 night to our June vac. ( first night in a studio) before we check into a GV. The CM said the date to reserve THV was 3/1.???? I may call back and check again because he seemed to be confused about everything I asked him.

gianna2006
01-11-2009, 02:29 PM
I asked my DVC salesperson about the logistics with transportation and the pool amenities. I was told there would be a boat launch to DTD and a second dock (but to where the boat was going, she wasn't sure yet). The pool would be a quiet pool with no lifeguard, but we were of course able to use the pool at SSR. There would also be a bus area for transport to the rest of the resort...I'm wondering if only one bus area will be enough (I don't quite know the size of the THV area, but it seems too big for just one bus terminal).

We're looking to book the last two weeks in August. I know that construction will just be finishing, but I think we're just going to take a chance! I've wanted to stay there since I was a kid!:cool1:

Anyone have any other info on THV?

glovelsu
01-11-2009, 02:33 PM
we will be trying for 10/13-18. Looking forward to trying out.

disneyeveryyear
01-12-2009, 10:39 PM
We are planning 1/1/10 - 1/6/10.

Our kids don't go back to school until the 7th.

When we were at SSR last week, one of the CMs told us that there were to be 2 quiet pools at THV. I had originally heard only 1. Does anyone know for sure?

lundve
01-13-2009, 06:07 PM
We are planning 1/1/10 - 1/6/10.

Our kids don't go back to school until the 7th.

When we were at SSR last week, one of the CMs told us that there were to be 2 quiet pools at THV. I had originally heard only 1. Does anyone know for sure?

I haven't heard anything about this. My DH wonders when a map of the location of all the treehouses will be available because he wonders how spread out they will actually be.

naf917
01-13-2009, 06:36 PM
We want to try them out, but since we already have a trip planned for this year it looks like either June or August 2010.

PEANUT1
01-15-2009, 06:06 PM
we are going to try for the first week of May 2010.

snowwhitemom
01-15-2009, 06:11 PM
oh yeah....... going for second week in Oct. fall break!!!!!!!:goodvibes

KevGuy
01-16-2009, 09:03 AM
We are going for the 3rd week in April 2010...:cool1:

Debs Hill
01-16-2009, 12:52 PM
We don't own at Saratoga but are going to try our luck as soon as booking opens for 29th-31st August 2009! Fingers crossed for everyone!
Debsxpirate:

magicbride2b
01-16-2009, 12:52 PM
We are going October 3 - 10th, hopefully we will have good luck and get one!

domiii
01-16-2009, 03:05 PM
We are planning for early December 2010. (We're staying at Kidani Village this July!!)

emlutz23
01-16-2009, 05:14 PM
We'll be looking at staying in one in June of '10. All of our points are used for this year! That should give us some time to see how transportation pans out.

KNJ Mom
01-16-2009, 08:04 PM
We have reservations at SSR for Aug. 15-21 in a 2 bedroom and are hoping to get a tree house villa but if not will be happy to stay put."We" are myself, my husband and our 3 sons,12,15,and 23. Our oldest has 3 friends that he has invited along and it is funny how excited they are. It is almost as if they have gotten beyond too cool and just enjoy having fun. So on Feb 8th I will be one of those trying to get through Member Services. Wish me luck!

feistyblue
01-16-2009, 08:11 PM
We're here at SSR right now and saw the model of a THV and the map. My guide said there will be 60 villas, and one pool but I didn't ask about transportation. The plan showed just the one pool. They look fantastic from the little model and my DS is beside himself at having to wait until 2011 to stay in one!

I will try and check out the transportation details in the next day or two as we are here for another 10 days and let you know what I find out if that would be helpful. Please bump the thread to remind me though!

They started tours for guides and other SSR staff last week, we saw a party of them go off from the DVC building today, I tried to sneak on the van but they caught me :rotfl2:

DIZZNY
01-16-2009, 08:21 PM
We are going to try to get one for November 25th to the 29th. We want to start at BLT on the 21st then move to THV the day before Thanksgiving to escape the incoming Thanksgiving crowds. It will be nice to cook a turkey in the villa away from all the craziness and just relax...ahhh.

DB&KS
01-16-2009, 08:27 PM
Thank you Feistyblue for taking the time to provide that information and we look forward to anything else you can find out. And have a wonderful trip, I am very jealous.

BeccaG
01-17-2009, 01:20 AM
They look fantastic from the little model and my DS is beside himself at having to wait until 2011 to stay in one!

This will sound silly but can you post any pictures of said little model? I am assuming its a 3d model not just the artist rendering pics we have already seen!

mrsminniemouse
01-17-2009, 02:22 AM
We are hoping to switch 3 of our AKV nights mid August to THV. The kids (and my parents!) would love it!:)

feistyblue
01-17-2009, 08:46 AM
This will sound silly but can you post any pictures of said little model? I am assuming its a 3d model not just the artist rendering pics we have already seen!
Yes a 3D model and sure, I will go down and take some photos later.

Mommy2JulietJocelyn
01-17-2009, 08:48 AM
I would LOVE to get one mid august with the DP we have for our trip with IL's - if not we will get the 2 BR in SSR. My only problem is that my PTO has to be approved for work first which won't happen until late January if I'm lucky.

Doingitagain
01-17-2009, 09:23 AM
We have 2 BR last week of July and I hope to switch to a Tree House Villa.

We have friends going as well to meet us for one night and they have a 2 BR as well. The grandpa has a hard time with steps, do you think he would be OK in a Tree House Villa for one night? I haven't seen what they look like.

disnutt
01-17-2009, 09:27 AM
We'll try one but probably wait a year or so. I've always wanted to stay there!

hmmerr02
01-17-2009, 09:54 AM
Anyone know when/if there will be a real full size
model for viewing??

lowie
01-17-2009, 04:11 PM
i have a question. are they building new treehouses or refurbishing the old ones? we stayed in a treehouse years ago (when the disney institute was there) and it was VERY cool.

RachelTori
01-17-2009, 04:29 PM
i have a question. are they building new treehouses or refurbishing the old ones? we stayed in a treehouse years ago (when the disney institute was there) and it was VERY cool.

They tore the old ones down; these are brand new!

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh317/lbl1234567/WDWOct2008Resorts/145_145.jpg

This is from October -- and I do have pictures showing THV's that are more complete, but for some reason I can't locate them right now. :confused3

Erica
01-17-2009, 04:30 PM
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Fortywinks
01-17-2009, 08:22 PM
Anyone know when/if there will be a real full size
model for viewing??

Is there a floorplan available and/or specs for these units. How would they compare with the standard 2BR units?

TreesyB
01-17-2009, 09:19 PM
So, when can we start booking??

I'm hoping for the first week in January 2010, an extension on my Christmas vacation trip- and a family reunion type trip. We are exactly 9 people.

JerJan
01-17-2009, 09:35 PM
I currently have a 2 bedroom at SSR for 7/19 through 7/23/09 that I hope to change to THV when it becomes available for booking. It looks like we may be some of the first to stay there if they are available by then!

Debs Hill
01-18-2009, 06:12 AM
Are there any 'real' photos of what the treehouses will look like inside yet? Have seen the artist impression of the lounge/kitchen area.
Can't wait to see more! Will they have a themed pool or just a quiet pool? And their own restaurant or CS place?
Debsx:beach:

Good Ol Gal
01-18-2009, 12:10 PM
what day do we get to start making reservations?

I have Feb 8th on my calendar, but I wasn't sure if it's still the same.

JerJan
01-18-2009, 12:46 PM
what day do we get to start making reservations?

I have Feb 8th on my calendar, but I wasn't sure if it's still the same.

I have 2/8/09 also...

tomandrobin
01-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Saratoga Owners Feb 8th, other owners Feb 22nd.

danielle782001
01-18-2009, 03:22 PM
Does anyone know if these units will have a washer/dryer?

DB&KS
01-18-2009, 03:27 PM
Does anyone know if these units will have a washer/dryer?

Just think to yourself "What would Jane do?" ;)

bobbiwoz
01-18-2009, 03:34 PM
Does anyone know if these units will have a washer/dryer?

They will.
Bobbi:goodvibes

danielle782001
01-18-2009, 03:42 PM
They will.
Bobbi:goodvibes

Thanks :cool1:

Doug7856
01-18-2009, 04:42 PM
We currently have a 2BR for November 23 - 28, 2009. We're also hoping to get a THV on Feb 8th!

melissac
01-18-2009, 07:51 PM
We were hoping for Oct. 2009 but plans have changed and now are hoping for Dec. 2-12. I'm ready for Feb 8th

Buckeye Fan
01-18-2009, 08:22 PM
We currently have reservations at BCV from 7/26 - 8/1. My husband REALLY wants to stay at BCV (we've never been there before), and our son REALLY wants to stay in a TH! So...between now and 2/8, they're going to have to figure it out! :goodvibes

kerrik
01-18-2009, 08:33 PM
Depending on your son's age, I would suggest staying at BCV if you are interested in using the pool. They have the best pool IMO and I would not want to trade that out for the THV in the summer time, when the pool at THV is going to be a "quiet" pool...

Kerri

danielle782001
01-19-2009, 11:56 AM
How far of a walk will the THV be from the main hub of SSR?

RachelTori
01-19-2009, 06:31 PM
How far of a walk will the THV be from the main hub of SSR?

Good question! I'd like to know too! :flower3:

And I have a question to add to that. What "request" can we make? Close to main hub? River view? :confused3

Anyone have any idea if we can even make a request? :blush:

TreesyB
01-19-2009, 07:23 PM
I wonder if it's too big for two people...

BeccaG
01-25-2009, 09:48 PM
Yes a 3D model and sure, I will go down and take some photos later.

Hey feistyblue, I hope you enjoyed, or are still enjoying the rest of your trip. . I was wondering, because I am super excited about the treehouses, if you ever got the pictures of the model? Sorry if I am being pushy! Please don't stress about it, was just wondering!! (I think after the point chart fiasco some of us could use some good news!!:) )

Paticake
01-26-2009, 07:34 AM
I talked to MS the other day with ?s about the THV. They are 1 sq, ft smaller than the 2 bdrm at SSR, there will be a quiet pool and hot tub and the walk to the main area of SSR will be about the same as from Congress Park.

Debs Hill
01-26-2009, 07:42 AM
Paticake,
Thanks for the up-dated information, that's great to know. Does anyone know if there are any models/photos/model rooms of the interior yet? Dying to know what these will look like inside! :scratchin
Debsx:beach:

mrsturtle
01-26-2009, 06:21 PM
thanks for the great pics. now if we could only see pics of the inside!! i have seen the drawings, but i am dying to see the photos once they are completed. how awesome to actually vacation in a treehouse!!:cool1:

PEANUT1
01-26-2009, 07:33 PM
I can't remember if I posted this already.

We will be calling Feb 8th (along with everyone else) for Jan 9-15.

CheapMom
01-26-2009, 08:04 PM
We currently have reservations at BCV from 7/26 - 8/1. My husband REALLY wants to stay at BCV (we've never been there before), and our son REALLY wants to stay in a TH! So...between now and 2/8, they're going to have to figure it out! :goodvibes
We are in the same boat- We have reserved 6 nights at BWV & 6 nights at AKV next Aug. We want to try a treehouse but can't decide which half of our reservation to cancel. Leaning toward cancelling BWV but it is a tough choice.

BeccaG
02-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Oh poop! I am happy for BLT owners but now that their first day of booking is February 8th too I am really worried about calling Sunday!!!!!

TreesyB
02-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Yeah, you'd think they would stagger the release dates!

tidefan
02-03-2009, 09:43 PM
We will be trying for next year's spring break - March 13-20, 2010...

CheapMom
02-04-2009, 07:14 AM
...and the walk to the main area of SSR will be about the same as from Congress Park.
I think MS is seriously under-estimating. It looks to me like the closest treehouses will be about the same as a walk from the Carousel.

Debs Hill
02-04-2009, 07:24 AM
Do you guys think that as a non SSR owner I will have any chance of a treehouse for a few days in August?!!! Or do you think they will all sell out on 8th Feb?! Debsx:crowded:

Desnik
02-04-2009, 07:48 AM
Hi everyone! I posted on another board pictures from my recent visit. I took pictures of the THV model. You can get a good idea of what the rooms will look like. Here's a link:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2075912

kiingor
02-04-2009, 08:13 AM
How does the THV work, do you book the entire treehouse or rooms ?

CheapMom
02-04-2009, 08:17 AM
How does the THV work, do you book the entire treehouse or rooms ?

You book a treehouse- each treehouse is 1 - 3BR/2Bath unit

Desnik- thanks for the pictures- very cool!

CheapMom
02-04-2009, 08:21 AM
Do you guys think that as a non SSR owner I will have any chance of a treehouse for a few days in August?!!! Or do you think they will all sell out on 8th Feb?! Debsx:crowded:
I think it's possible- we have no idea how popular these things will be. I hope you get it.

kiingor
02-04-2009, 08:22 AM
You book a treehouse- each treehouse is 1 - 3BR/2Bath unit

Desnik- thanks for the pictures- very cool!

wow, i guess it's only good if you're going with a big group. Hate to waste my points for the entire house with a group of only 3. bummer

JerJan
02-04-2009, 08:23 AM
I'm calling on the 8th...I have a 2 bedroom at SSR for 7/19 through 7/23 that I am hoping to be able to change to a THV! What time does member services open on Sunday 10:00?

Debs Hill
02-04-2009, 08:28 AM
Thanks so much for the good thoughts.....here's hopin that there is one left for 22nd August as my little boy thinks these look 'way cool'!!!!:rotfl2:
Debsxx

MommaluvsDis
02-04-2009, 01:12 PM
I'm calling on the 8th...I have a 2 bedroom at SSR for 7/19 through 7/23 that I am hoping to be able to change to a THV! What time does member services open on Sunday 10:00?


I just asked the same question. All 7 days are from 9am to 5:30pm.

Doingitagain
02-04-2009, 01:41 PM
wow, i guess it's only good if you're going with a big group. Hate to waste my points for the entire house with a group of only 3. bummer

The points are the same as a 2 bedroom.

kiingor
02-04-2009, 01:47 PM
The points are the same as a 2 bedroom.

i usually book studio or 1 br. Don't need that extra br since my DS is only 3. Anyone want to rent me just 1br of their THV stay? :rotfl2:

CHOPR
02-06-2009, 04:14 PM
I reserved SSR for 6/24-7/2 and was told the TReehouse Villas are not expected to be finished for reservations until 7/2009. I know they start taking res. 2/8 but we are just a week or 2 early:confused3 . While there I will definetly check out the finished product for future res. I'll take some photos and post them at that time.

danielle782001
02-06-2009, 05:00 PM
I already have a reservaton at SSR for July 1-5 in a two bedroom...We booked with developer points...The points are the same for a THV...Can I simply make a switch to a THV instead of a two bedroom or is it more involved then that?

irish dancer
02-06-2009, 05:05 PM
I reserved SSR for 6/24-7/2 and was told the TReehouse Villas are not expected to be finished for reservations until 7/2009. I know they start taking res. 2/8 but we are just a week or 2 early:confused3 . While there I will definetly check out the finished product for future res. I'll take some photos and post them at that time.

Oh no! I hope not, we've already booked a 2br at SSR for our June trip and were hoping to switch over. :guilty:

stlrod
02-07-2009, 07:45 AM
I was told yesterday that the first date on which THV will be available is 6/1.