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Old 02-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Wilderness Cabin or 1bdrm OKW

Hi guys, first post here from a long time lurker on this fantastic forum.
Really need some advice on an upcoming stay in May at WDW.

Am travelling with my wife and 7 month old baby, and think it would be helpful to be able to put the cot somewhere separate from our bedroom - therefore we are considering a 1 bedroom apartment at OKW (or SSR) or the cabins at Fort wilderness. They both cost the same amount for the week, and both include free dining. Any advice on which to go for given comparable cost? We are hiring a car.

Also considering PFQ which is a little cheaper, and would need to use the curtain to partition the cot. Any experience? I understand OKW better than SSR since renovations.

All advice gratefully received, thanks
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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Only to say: location location location.... Getting to the parks the quickest and easiest way, regardless of a car.....
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I am not a "cabin" person so would never stay there. DH and I have stayed at OKW twice together (I've actually been there as I stayed there on my girls trip last year with a friend and her 6 and 8 year old), and OKW has become our second home at Disney. It's a beautiful resort.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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Both are very nice.

If you like more room, the 1 bedroom at OKW is probably the way to go. Plus it has a big tub which is nice for tired parents and laundry facilities which are nice in case you need to run a load of baby laundry.

FW Cabins (baby in the bedroom or main room?) does have smaller beds for the adults but has lovely quiet, wooded areas. You can take a boat to the Magic Kingdom and I really like the restaurant there. Once we were at the FW Cabins and in the middle of the day, near a holiday weekend, I sat outside at the picnic table and read while a book. I could hear bird song but no people-sourced noise. (Being the middle of the day, everyone was at the parks.)

If you are tall, you might want to go with OKW. If you don't want a chance at hearing your neighbors walk past your window, you might want to choose FW.

Have fun deciding!
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Personally I would vote for the one bedroom at OKW. They are a great size and its a beautiful resort. We stayed in the cabins this past summer and had a very nice trip but I prefer the overall layout and ambiance of OKW more. With a car I don't think you can go wrong at either really.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:15 AM   #6
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Some great advice, thank you. OKW is gaining the edge.

If we went cabins we'd want to put the baby in the bedroom and we'd sleep in the lounge on the Murphy bed.
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Hi guys, first post here from a long time lurker on this fantastic forum.
Really need some advice on an upcoming stay in May at WDW.

Am travelling with my wife and 7 month old baby, and think it would be helpful to be able to put the cot somewhere separate from our bedroom - therefore we are considering a 1 bedroom apartment at OKW (or SSR) or the cabins at Fort wilderness. They both cost the same amount for the week, and both include free dining. Any advice on which to go for given comparable cost? We are hiring a car.

Also considering PFQ which is a little cheaper, and would need to use the curtain to partition the cot. Any experience? I understand OKW better than SSR since renovations.

All advice gratefully received, thanks
Both OKW and SSR are great resorts, just FYI, SSR has been rehabbed since OKW has, in fact some areas are just now being finished. The grounds at both are lovely with beautiful walkways.

The one thing I like best at SSR over OKW is they have an indoor counter service restaurant and OKW doesn't.

At OKW, Goods to Go, is their quick service, it is carry out only with outdoor tables.



At SSR, Artist Palette is indoor, with really nice indoor seating.


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Old 02-04-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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Wow thanks for the pics - the SSR does look nice. FW Cabins seeming a distant third now. Just to choose between SSR and OKW........ Not fussed about theming as the baby won't mind, just want nice views from a warm balcony where we'll be hiding out while the baby sleeps.
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