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Cmadsen
02-06-2004, 09:37 PM
Help, please! We're staying at OKW in March for our second time and very much looking forward to it. However, we didn't get to sleep past 5:30 a.m. any morning last time due to the linen cart rumbling down the street (one morning we looked out the window to see a path of tumbling towels lining the streets). I'm not real familiar with the different areas at OKW but I believe we were in the Turtle Crawl(?) area. Very nice location, near the bus stop, etc., but sleeping in a bit would be worth a longer walk to the bus or pool. We're not really picky people, but do any of you folks have suggestions and would we even be allowed to have a request like that honored now that the reservation is made?

BTW, you folks on the DIS are some of the nicest people I've ever read! Thanks!

WebmasterDoc
02-06-2004, 09:41 PM
The timetable for the "linen cart" or "laundry train" has now been changed to the afternoon- so you aren't likely to be bothered by that in the morning.

Here is an <a href="http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=1251562#post1251562">OKW building summary</a> that may help with any requests you'd like to make. We've stayed all over the resort and have yet to find a location we didn't enjoy.

Have a great trip!

BWVDee
02-06-2004, 10:05 PM
I have never experienced the linen carts at OKW but have experienced the early morning golf course grass mowers at OKW several times. They are very early and very easily heard from within the villa.
If I stay at OKW again, I will request a water view w/o the golf course being so close to the villa.
Have a great trip!!!!

OKW91
02-07-2004, 10:18 AM
We were at OKW last week in unit 54, across from the South Point pool, and the towel train did come in the evening, around 5 PM or so! But the golf course mowers where out at 6AM! WIn some and lose some I guess!

jaysue
02-07-2004, 10:24 AM
Same experience here, linen turbo train stopped, golf course mtce. carries on!

thanks
jaysue

CarolAnnC
02-07-2004, 11:22 AM
I have had many stays at OKW that have all been relatively quiet, except for the time that some people crammed about a dozen people into the studio next to my one bedroom one year. A call around 2 am to Disney Security took care of it, along with followup to the Resort Manager the following morning.

Crissup
02-07-2004, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by CarolAnnK
except for the time that some people crammed about a dozen people into the studio next to my one bedroom one year.

Hey, sorry! We were on a budget! ;) I don't see why 12 in a studio isn't allowed anyway! ;) ;) ;)

BWVDee
02-07-2004, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Crissup
Hey, sorry! We were on a budget! ;) I don't see why 12 in a studio isn't allowed anyway! ;) ;) ;)
Me neither!! 4 people on each bed, a couple in the bathtub and a couple on the floor! Piece of cake! Heck if it is warm enough you can even extend it to 14 and put a couple people out on the balcony! LOL!

calypso*a*go-go
02-07-2004, 01:13 PM
Don't forget about the two or three sleeping in the car that need to use the bathroom every hour on the hour. Bang, bang...let me in, I need to use the bathroom!!! :crazy:

Simba's Mom
02-07-2004, 03:32 PM
Yikes, y'all are reminding me of my college days when this was standard procedure! Anyways, Cmadsen, I've got some room reports from OKW, and none of the studios mention any noise. However, someone who stayed in #3726, on Old Turtle Pond Road, did say how lovely and quiet it was.

pirateparrot
02-07-2004, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by Crissup
Hey, sorry! We were on a budget! ;) I don't see why 12 in a studio isn't allowed anyway! ;) ;) ;)

And we always hear how much bigger OKW rooms are compared to other DVC resorts.

Cmadsen
02-07-2004, 10:23 PM
for your help and the smiles!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Crissup
02-07-2004, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Cmadsen
for your help and the smiles!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :)

LOL! Sorry for hijacking your post. Glad you got your question answered before we did it. ;)

MiaSRN62
02-08-2004, 12:19 AM
I can't say I recall hearing the linen train......our most recent stay was in building 43 and it was quite peaceful and quiet. Very nice water view.

BWVDee
02-08-2004, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by pirateparrot
And we always hear how much bigger OKW rooms are compared to other DVC resorts.
:) LOL!
Well......now the wording has change somewhat.....instead of going on about the big OKW rooms, now it is worded that all the other WDW DVC resorts have "....tiny, almost useless rooms"! LOL! :)

MiaSRN62
02-08-2004, 01:34 PM
Not quite sure how/why some posters are getting OT here.....the OP was asking about quieter room locations at OKW. Hope we can get back on topic ;)

JudithM
02-08-2004, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Cmadsen
Help, please! We're staying at OKW in March for our second time and very much looking forward to it. However, we didn't get to sleep past 5:30 a.m. any morning last time due to the linen cart rumbling down the street (one morning we looked out the window to see a path of tumbling towels lining the streets).


When the initial post appeared noisy laundtry carts in the wee hours of the morning, OKW CMs were made aware of the thread/discussion. It is my understanding that the laundry carts no longer make their way down the street in the early morning hours.

BillM
02-08-2004, 02:13 PM
We were at OKW the last week of Jan in a 2 BR, Bldg 13 in units 1315 and 1316. I slept in the studio part and never heard any linen carts nor mowers. Gosh it didn't get daylight until 7:10 AM. How do they mow in the dark at 6 AM. With mower lights I guess.

CarolAnnC
02-08-2004, 02:30 PM
Not quite sure how/why some posters are getting OT here.....the OP was asking about quieter room locations at OKW. Hope we can get back on topic

You will see that many times threads evolve from one subject to another here on the DIS. Not to worry, as the subject of DVC and OKW is still prevalent in this one. :)

Cmadsen
02-08-2004, 06:01 PM
Thanks for sticking up for me as the original OP....but I have to confess I kinda like the rambling method of having my question answered. Again thanks to all of you...and I'll tell the 15 extra people we're bringing on our trip to be verrrrrrrry quiet in that HUGE OKW studio!

MiaSRN62
02-09-2004, 07:03 AM
You will see that many times threads evolve from one subject to another here on the DIS. Not to worry, as the subject of DVC and OKW is still prevalent in this one.
Oh...I'm very familiar with how things get off the original topic (and how dangerous a thing that can be ::yes:: !) . I suppose I just thought we were talking about "sound issues" at OKW and somehow "room size differences" popped up ? LOL I'm glad to see this one is getting back on target :D :D :D :D

BWVDee
02-09-2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by MiaSRN62
Not quite sure how/why some posters are getting OT here.....the OP was asking about quieter room locations at OKW. Hope we can get back on topic ;)
Gee Maria, I did not know you had become a moderator on this board! LOL! ONLY KIDDING! :D

Oh...I'm very familiar with how things get off the original topic (and how dangerous a thing that can be
Not to be nit picking but to say "how dangerous" things can be when topics get off the orginal topic on a Disney Discussion board is being a little over dramatic, don't you think? With the world situation the way it is right now and as a parent with a son in the Army who is being shipped out in 2 weeks, I think Disney Discussion boards being off topic is a very far cry from anything even remotely dangerous or serious or even really worth worrying yourself about. There are many more important things to worry and ponder about then internet Disney discussion boards--don't you think??

CarolAnnC
02-09-2004, 07:17 PM
Oh...I'm very familiar with how things get off the original topic (and how dangerous a thing that can be

Maria, this thread is NOT off topic for the DVC Board. If you have any further comments, questions, or admonishions, please use the Report A Post To A Moderator Feature. That is the proper way to report a post that you feel is inappropriate here on the DIS.

And with that, we will now get back to our regularly scheduled programming.... :teeth:

Crissup
02-09-2004, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by CarolAnnK
And with that, we will now get back to our regularly scheduled programming.... :teeth:

Does that mean back to discussing how many people I can sleep in a studio? ;)

jsjohnso
02-09-2004, 11:14 PM
Want to stick up for Maria a little; I think she meant "dangerous" in a facetious way....I can see why smileys are needed in postings, sometimes it's hard to tell how serious to take someone's comments. :D :D
BTW, thanks for all the helpful hints about OKW (thanks, Doc, for the room config reports), now I know how many points I'll really need to purchase, if I can really fit that many people into a studio!! :crowded: ;):teeth:

MiaSRN62
02-09-2004, 11:44 PM
Want to stick up for Maria a little; I think she meant "dangerous" in a facetious way....I can see why smileys are needed in postings, sometimes it's hard to tell how serious to take someone's comments
Thank you jsjohnso ! I specifically put all those smiley faces in there but obviously some folks just don't get it ! LOL Too funny. Besides, many people have said things similar to what I said in regards to "getting back on topic" and not had anyone say anything to them ? I find this very odd. Guess I'm being censored ? ;) (BTW, please note my smiley icons !) ;) :D ;) :teeth: :teeth: ;)

Crissup
02-09-2004, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by jsjohnso
I think she meant "dangerous" in a facetious way....

So, you are saying she is facetious? ;)

CarolAnnC
02-10-2004, 12:18 AM
Since the OP's question was answered, and recent posts have indicated a deviation from the DVC topics, this thread is now closed. :) :)