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Old 08-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question SSR or OKW?

As I mentioned elsewhere, my friends and I are going to try to upgrade our resort for next year's holiday.

We are currently booked for POFQ, but if all works out with upgrading and getting the standard DDP, then we will upgrade to SSR or OKW.

So here's a question for you: SSR or OKW?

None of us have stayed at either, so you really need to guide us We are a group of four twenty-somethings who are all best friends, and so no kids or anything to worry about. Yes, we know we will be sharing beds

I'd love to hear your thoughts on which you prefer. And also any building/location requests too

Please help
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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I think OKW will be a better fit as it has 2 proper beds in a studio where as SSR has a bed plus sofa bed.

We love OKW as it has a real 'Florida' feel to it
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:47 AM   #3
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I've got experience of both resorts as I have DVC at SSR but have used my points to stay at OKW several times and personally I don't think you can go wrong with either resort. In fact they are very similar in many respects.

However if I was to choose one I'd go for OKW. The rooms are larger on average, the atmosphere is wonderful, etc. I think that OKW is what SSR will become when it's finally had time to mature.

The only negative about OKW is that it has no real CS food court like the newer resorts, and the place it does have (Good Food to Go) is a bit sub par IMO. However they make up for it with Olivia's.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #4
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if you could squeeze the budget to manage a 1 bedroom at OKW then you would have loads of space plus it would mean (not sure how many of you there are) that each of you might get a bed. The sofa and chairs in the lounge are beds as well.

We loved OKW the laid back feel was wonderful. Nice little pool bar as well and the location close to DTD is great.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #5
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I would definitely go for OKW! You'll have more room and two proper beds instead of 1 bed and a sleeper sofa. I love OKW for the relaxing laid back feeling (mind you if I was in my twenties I might feel different! ) We usually stay there and have never had a bad experience. I've never stayed at SSR so can't really comment on that. Personally I don't think that you can go wrong with either one. It just depends on what you priorities are!
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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I love SSR but I think OKW might be a better fit for you guys, as the rooms have two beds, rather than a bed and a sofa bed. Having said that, the proximity to Downtown Disney from SSR might be preferable if you're wanting a few drinks in the evening.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #7
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I love SSR but I think OKW might be a better fit for you guys, as the rooms have two beds, rather than a bed and a sofa bed. Having said that, the proximity to Downtown Disney from SSR might be preferable if you're wanting a few drinks in the evening.
Totally agree with this

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Ive stayed OKW, and booked for next year SSR. Id agree with the PPs regarding the 2 beds as opposed to 1 bed and sofa.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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We have booked SSR for August next year.
We preferred POFQ to OKW butt had a great holiday at both. I love Pop and AKL Coronado springs was pretty good and enjoyed All star movies. I know people really love OKW but not us we would probably go elsewhere. This is purely an opinion of a resort and our enjoyment, others may find the resort delightful
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:28 AM   #10
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One question I have about OKW is this:

Do they have somewhere where you can grab like a croissant or cereal for a snack credit on a morning? Do they sell these at the general store or can you get in Olivia's? I know you can at the AP in SSR but this is a big thing for us as we're the 'grab and go' type of guests!

And also - is it true that at SSR, the studios have one queen bed and one queen sleeper sofa? This seems very poor for a deluxe villa? Even the moderate standard rooms always have two queen beds?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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We buy cereal and milk from the shop and have that for breakfast. There is one grab and go counter for breakfast but I prefer getting something and putting it in fridge which is our plans for feb
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:12 PM   #12
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Yes it's true about the beds that's why we prefer Okw
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:10 PM   #13
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OKW was the first DVC resort and the only one with 2 beds in the studio.

The sofabed is so you have somewhere to sit and relax as they are designed as home away home hence the kitchenette in the studio too.
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