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surfer_ed
02-20-2009, 01:54 PM
Hi All, just book a Treehouse Villa for next January.

I am excited but my mom is a little concerned about the steps. I was sure they are only 10 feet off of the ground. She walks with a cane and her knee bothers her. As it is I am thinking scooter for the parks for her if she could drive one.

Also will there be a bus stop for the treehouses or will we need to take the boat to SSR first? I am thinking there will be a bus stop but can't seem to find out. We won't have a car.

Anything else anyone knows? I searched the FAQs but still allot of questions.

PrincessDuck
02-20-2009, 02:12 PM
There is supposed to be 2 bus stops. Also, there should be a certain number of handicapped accessible treehouses. I am not sure if that is the correct term. I think that those have a ramp to get up to the treehouse. You might want to reserve on of those.

surfer_ed
02-20-2009, 02:48 PM
There is supposed to be 2 bus stops. Also, there should be a certain number of handicapped accessible treehouses. I am not sure if that is the correct term. I think that those have a ramp to get up to the treehouse. You might want to reserve on of those.

Good idea, thanks!!!

dcmmgw
02-21-2009, 09:08 AM
Does anyone know if the bunkbeds in one of the rooms are normal twin size in length or the dwarf(child) size that they have at the Grand Californian hotel. We stayed there with my three DS's and they kept banging their heads:headache:

Also, are there tv's in all the bedrooms?

surfer_ed
02-21-2009, 09:10 AM
Does anyone know if the bunkbeds in one of the rooms are normal twin size in length or the dwarf(child) size that they have at the Grand Californian hotel. We stayed there with my three DS's and they kept banging their heads:headache:

Also, are there tv's in all the bedrooms?

Good question wondering if I can sleep my pre-schoolers in the bottom bunk together.

Doingitagain
02-21-2009, 12:28 PM
I called MS to check on Internet and so I asked about the bunk beds.

Not good news for me.

They don't know about Internet access yet, I have to check back in April or May. Maybe we should all send an email to MS asking about Internet at THV so they know we want it!

The bunk beds will be the same as in other DVC resorts (I have not used one, so I don't know), but she said they definitely will not fit my 6'4" DS.

dcmmgw
02-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Thanks for the info, but I didn't think any other DVC resort had bunk beds. Guess I'll have to wait till they actually open to find out!

I didn't realize they are not foing to have Internet access... that's not good

TinkrLiz
02-21-2009, 10:00 PM
We have reservations for January. My two sons will definitely want internet access.

My Husband made the decision to stay there and made the reservation. I think we have to look into this further... I didn't even realize there were bunk beds. My boys are 6'2" and 6'4" neither one of them is going to fit in a bunk bed. I'll have to find out what the bed and internet situation is.

mybabesuz
02-21-2009, 11:24 PM
Here is a picture of the Bunk Beds at AKL...
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b264/iluvwesties/WDW%202006/DSC00024.jpg
They look like standard twin beds...
Animal Kingdom Lodge Regular hotel Room not Villa....
What other DVCs besides THV have Bunk Beds....:confused3

CarolAnnC
02-22-2009, 10:50 AM
Just to clarify, these bunks are in the Animal Kingdom Lodge rooms. The Animal Kingdom Villas (DVC resort) do not have bunk beds.

PrincessJasmine08
02-22-2009, 11:02 AM
Here is a picture of the Bunk Beds at AKL...
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b264/iluvwesties/WDW%202006/DSC00024.jpg
They look like standard twin beds...

What other DVCs have Bunk Beds....:confused3

Those appear to be the same length as the queen bed next to them. Is that true? When we stayed at AKL in December, we had 4 adults in the room and they asked us if we would be willing to take a bunk bed room. We politely declined, but I guess they were thinking we looked like we would fit in the bunk beds. My sister and I were the ones checking in and I'm 5'7'' and she's 5'9'' If they have the same bunk beds at THV as AKL (hotel, not villas), then I guess they're supposed to sleep adults? :confused3 I'll be interested to hear the first reports on the beds.

THV is the only DVC resort so far with bunk beds.

Doingitagain
02-22-2009, 07:55 PM
I sent an email to Member Services and just received a response...

"Thank you for contacting Member Services.

The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort will have High Speed Internet Access."

Whew!

CarolA
02-22-2009, 08:32 PM
The one time I had a room with bunk beds at AKL the bed did seem a little shorter then the queen. The "frame" is bigger meaning the sleeping space gets taken up by that. I could have slept in one easy, but I am 5'4"!

surfer_ed
02-23-2009, 01:08 PM
Anyone know about Laundry?

mybabesuz
02-23-2009, 01:17 PM
Each unit has a washer and dryer like all the other 2BR DVCs...

mom3sonstt
02-23-2009, 01:49 PM
I am booked for August and was also concerned about using a scooter. I have a thread on the DISabilities board - ECVs and Treehouses (or something like that) anyway, when I called 2 weeks ago and booked my first 3 days the gal I got didn't really know one way or another whether there would be somewhere on the ground level to park a scooter and recommended a handicap room, well I don't want all the handicap modifications that come with that - of course I don't know what all they would be in the Treehouses, but I know in regular hotels they usually have a handheld shower which I hate, and some lowered counters, and you give up some layout perks to accomodate maneuvering a wheelchair. All of that is totally unnecessary - the only time I use a scooter is at WDW, and sometimes I park it and walk. Last year at OKW I only drove it in the room long enough to turn it around and plug it in for the night. So yesterday when I called to book the rest of my trip (using OKW points so I had to wait) I asked again. This guide seemed more knowledgeable. She said there would be a utility room in the base and that there would be an outlet. She even told me where the outlet was located, but I was so excited about the utility room that I immediately forgot where she said the outlet would be. :confused3 Now I have dealt with Disney long enough to realize that there are as many different answers as there are people to ask and that none of them may be correct - but she did seem pretty confident. I also intend to check back in June and see if anyone who is actually staying there can verify this information - but that's what I've heard so far

PrincessJasmine08
02-23-2009, 05:10 PM
The one time I had a room with bunk beds at AKL the bed did seem a little shorter then the queen. The "frame" is bigger meaning the sleeping space gets taken up by that. I could have slept in one easy, but I am 5'4"!

Yeah, I see what you mean about the frame. Makes sense. I don't even have a reservation at THV, I just love hearing everything about the new resorts! :lmao:

Debs Hill
02-24-2009, 04:13 PM
We have a tree house booked for 3 nights in August! Yipee!!:cool1: Does anyone know what the layout of them will be? What the views are? Where the pool will be located in relation to the treehouses?!
SOrry, lots of questions but trying to work out what the resort will look like!!!
Debxx:lovestruc

mom3sonstt
02-24-2009, 06:15 PM
The layout looks really neat
http://advc.disney.go.com/media/dvc_v0302/languagespecific/eng/resorts/saratogaSprings/floorPlans/treehouseVilla.jpg

hopefully this will work - I got it off the DVC site. What it doesnt show is a porch/deck that is attached -- I get the impression that you go up some stairs to the porch then up a couple/few more from the porch to the room - but I could be wrong about that. They show a long table that seats eithr 6 or 8 (I forget) and the porch is octogonal too to match the shape of the tree house.

I haven't seen where the pool is, but I think I read somewhere if you use Google Earth (and know what you are doing) you can see where the pool and some of the units are

As for the view I would think it would depend on where you are - I assume there are a lot of trees to see, but since we could see them from the boats for OKW to DD I would think people in Treehouses on that side could see the river - but that is just a guess :confused3

mom3sonstt
02-24-2009, 06:18 PM
We have a tree house booked for 3 nights in August! Yipee!!

Oh - I meant to ask - what dates in August will you be there? We will be there Aug 2 - 10

Maybe we will be neighbors :hippie:

TinkrLiz
02-24-2009, 07:45 PM
I sent an email to Member Services and just received a response...

"Thank you for contacting Member Services.

The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort will have High Speed Internet Access."

Whew!


Thanks for checking about the internet :) My Husband said when he booked the room that they told him they were full sized bunk beds so we'll be keeping our reservation there. Hubby Dude is all excited about staying in the Treehouse Villa.

Debs Hill
02-25-2009, 02:49 AM
Hi Tanya,
We are there from 29th August until 1st Sept............so unfortunately we won't be neighbours...........but you will be able to tell me all about your trip before I go!!!! :banana: Hope you are as excied as we are!!!
Debsxx:hug:

pennst8r
02-25-2009, 08:27 AM
Will those of you staying there in August let us know how it was when you come back? I know not everyone does trip reports, but we're staying in Oct and I'm dying to know all the details! :goodvibes

mom3sonstt
02-25-2009, 01:14 PM
Will those of you staying there in August let us know how it was when you come back? I know not everyone does trip reports, but we're staying in Oct and I'm dying to know all the details! :goodvibes

I tried to do a trip report last year and wasn't very good about it - but will try to com back here and answer any questions. Maybe i will ask for questions in advance so I will be sure to look and remember. Hopefully by the time I go the people who have gone the two months before me will already have shared their info

SueM in MN
02-27-2009, 08:49 AM
and recommended a handicap room, well I don't want all the handicap modifications that come with that - of course I don't know what all they would be in the Treehouses, but I know in regular hotels they usually have a handheld shower which I hate, and some lowered counters, and you give up some layout perks to accomodate maneuvering a wheelchair.
By ADA requirements, there are 2 types of handicapped accessible rooms. The type you are talking about is fully wheelchair accessible for people who need to use their wheelchair to get around. That type has a roll in shower with a built in seat and a showerhead that can be handheld or can also be attached to the wall for use. Those rooms also have things like a sink that can be used from a wheelchair in the bathroom and kitchen.
The other type of room does not have to have any modifications other than a raised seat toilet and grab bars at the toilet and shower. Those rooms at the Treehouses would also have a ramp to get in.

JerJan
02-27-2009, 12:43 PM
We will be staying at THV from July 19th through July 23rd.....I just would really like to know where the pool is going to be because I want my TREEHOUSE close to the pool....And I also want to see some ACTUAL pictures of the rooms not just "Models!"