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Old 09-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #1

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What would you do with a day to yourself at OKW?

Flying in to OKW by myself to join up with about 20 friends for a (non-Disney) cruise the next day.

I'll get "home" about noon....and I can't decide what to do. I won't have a park ticket or a car. My friends won't get in until evening.

What would YOU do with your time??
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Probably spend some time at the pool and the Gurgling Suitcase and take the boat to DTD.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Do you enjoy spa? You could do the Spa at Saratoga Springs for a relaxing massage to kick off your vacation. You could take a bus to Magic Kingdom and then hop around the hotels on the monorail loop (especially nice if you are traveling near the holidays). The pineapple Dole whip in Polynesian is just like the one in MK. Or see if you can get afternoon tea reservations at GF Garden View lounge and something I could totally see enjoying the serenity alone with a good book!
You Could catch a movie at the new theatre in Downtown Disney. It's a nice relaxing boat ride from OKW there. Maybe enjoy a pint of Guinness at the Irish pub. I might be inclined to go for a walk or run around the area...love to explore areas on foot and see how far I can run. Of course there is always shopping! Hope this helps..enjoy!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #4

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Pool, drinks, and then dinner at Olivia's.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Find a nice sunny but not overly hot spot to sit, relax, soak up the atmosphere and read the day away
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Originally Posted by rentayenta View Post
Pool, drinks, and then dinner at Olivia's.
I second that!!

I love sitting at the bar area at turtle crawl and by the pool. Great atmosphere.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jodifla View Post
Flying in to OKW by myself to join up with about 20 friends for a (non-Disney) cruise the next day.

I'll get "home" about noon....and I can't decide what to do. I won't have a park ticket or a car. My friends won't get in until evening.

What would YOU do with your time??
I would go shopping in Downtown Disney or maybe go to the pool.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #8
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If you have something larger than a studio, sit on the porch with a good book and a cool drink. Walk over to Olivia's for a nice lunch/early dinner. Get a little ice cream from Goods to Go. Go to the leisure pool in your neighborhood instead of the main pool.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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Hmmm. Pool chaise. Suitcase stool. Back-and-forth. Book in hand.

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Old 09-23-2012, 01:18 PM   #10
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pool definitely - probably hot tub too.

take pictures. some places have ducks or otters.

see if you can get a massage at OKW - it generally requires 24 hour notice - but hey you might get lucky.

while the sun is still up - get some DVD and watch movies

might go to DHS or MK and watch the fireworks from bridge between BW and BC - or the CR or Polyn

remember DHS - if you go to Epcot then you have to use a pass to get to the resort area - if you go with DHS you can use the boat or walk
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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Pool, pool drinks, boat to DTD to walk around, shop, go to Ghirardelli...maybe dinner in DTD. Campfire/smores at night at OKW!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #12
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wow....what a wonderful thing!!!

Sit poolside with a drink from the suitcase, around 4 get into room and take a long tub with some nice music and a glass of wine, leisurely stroll back to HH and take the boat over to DD and grab a nice bite to eat at Wolf Gang. Hit The big G and grab an ice cream cone for the boat ride back.

Upon return, grab my book, another glass of wine and sit on the deck and read.

Wow....sounds like heaven!!

Have a blast.

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Old 10-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #13
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hang around the Gurgling Suitcase, drink the turtle krawls and order wings.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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I would lounge by the pool with a book and a drink then boat over to DTD for Earl of sandwich, people watching, shopping and Ghiradelli!

Sounds like you will have a great day whatever you decide.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:04 PM   #15
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Breakfast at Olivia's - banana bread French toast!
Pool & hot tub time
Massage at SSR - maybe mani/pedi too
Perhaps a stop at DTD to pick up lunch at Earl of Sandwich and treat myself to some Disney trinkets
A frozen adult beverage or two
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