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Old 10-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #2266
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No, they haven't started Paddock refubs yet. Congress Park and Springs are the first two sections being done.
We are wanting to request the Springs section. Do you know if the majority of the refurb in that area will be done by the end of October?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #2267
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When we were there during the summer they were about halfway through the outside washing, I read on another website that the refurb of the Springs area should be completed by 09/21/2012.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #2268
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We're planning a stay at SSR in December. One of our party will be renting a scooter for getting around. Do all of the buildings have elevators or will we need to request a ground floor room?
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #2269
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We're planning a stay at SSR in December. One of our party will be renting a scooter for getting around. Do all of the buildings have elevators or will we need to request a ground floor room?
All the buildings have elevators :-) I use a scooter myself and stay at SSR.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #2270
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Myself and a friend are going down in January for our first half marathon. Our plan was to stay at OKW since they offer 2 beds. However, their studios are apparently all booked for that weekend. The only thing available was SSR, so that's what we took. Unfortunetely, this means one of us will be sleeping on the pullout bed. Can anyone tell me how comfortable (or uncomfortable) these are? The last thing either of us needs before running 13 miles is a bad night's sleep and waking up sore. Hopefully they're not as bad as I'm thinking.


I'm sure someone else has said this (I haven't gotten all the way through the thread yet - 152 pages is a lot!) but you may end up getting minimal sleep the night before the half. For Disney you have to be up ridiculously early to get in your corral - the latest I've woken up for a Disney race when staying on property is 3:30 and that was cutting it close. Add in pre-race jitters/excitement and you're looking at a few hours of sleep at most.

That being said, there's a ton of pixie dust all over the course so you won't notice your tiredness until after you get back to the resort. Good luck training and congrats on your first half!

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #2271
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A few photos from last week's trip. They took two gators from the lake. They were at the Paddocks end of the bridge on the south side, in the mud and weeds.








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Old 10-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #2272
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Dear SSR Owners and Lovers

I am renting from you kind folks 10/23 for 10 days. Before you all laugh at my question, let me tell you that I am Asperger's. I would like a quiet pool, and have the laundry close. I would like to stay somewhere quiet-is there a specific building or area I could request? I realize not to expect quiet at Disney. But just a little bit might help. A few hours dispersed in the day help a long way.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:38 AM   #2273
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Dear SSR Owners and Lovers

I am renting from you kind folks 10/23 for 10 days. Before you all laugh at my question, let me tell you that I am Asperger's. I would like a quiet pool, and have the laundry close. I would like to stay somewhere quiet-is there a specific building or area I could request? I realize not to expect quiet at Disney. But just a little bit might help. A few hours dispersed in the day help a long way.

Thank you so much for any help.
Hello. I am not sure what kind of person would laugh. I certainly have not encountered such on the disboards. I like quiet time myself in the day for similar reasons. I usually go for the Paddocks or the Springs to stay in. I find them very quiet buildings at night for sleep. the Paddock pool and Springs Pools are busy though so I just use my scooter to hunt around for a quiet spot maybe at the grandstand or congress park. I find all the laundries quiet like the one near the town hall or the paddocks. I like the quiet pace of SSR. Most people are in the parks in PM so it has a nice laid back feel!
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I am renting from you kind folks 10/23 for 10 days. Before you all laugh at my question, let me tell you that I am Asperger's. I would like a quiet pool, and have the laundry close. I would like to stay somewhere quiet-is there a specific building or area I could request? I realize not to expect quiet at Disney. But just a little bit might help. A few hours dispersed in the day help a long way.

Thank you so much for any help.
Hi there, that's an important decision on where to stay at a resort. The luxury of Saratoga Springs is that it is a quiet resort in general. However we enjoy just relaxing and reading books or just doing nothing in general. We always stay at the Congress Park area as it has a quiet pool which is never busy and has plenty of tables, chairs and beds and offers lovely views overlooking Downtown Disney. Plus nice walks to Downtown Disney too which only takes about 10-15 mins.
As Paula Sedley Burke posted, most residents are away to the parks during the day so the whole resort seems empty.
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I agree that the whole resort feels very quiet. If it is a quiet pool you are looking for, I would stay away from the two feature pools, the High Rock Springs pool & the Paddock pool. Have you checked out the first page of this thread yet? There is a super helpful map, as well as a list of pros & cons to the various sections of the resort. That should help a whole lot in getting the lay of the land.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:57 AM   #2276
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Dear SSR Owners and Lovers

I am renting from you kind folks 10/23 for 10 days. Before you all laugh at my question, let me tell you that I am Asperger's. I would like a quiet pool, and have the laundry close. I would like to stay somewhere quiet-is there a specific building or area I could request? I realize not to expect quiet at Disney. But just a little bit might help. A few hours dispersed in the day help a long way.

Thank you so much for any help.
What size room are you staying in? Studios do not have laundry machines, but all the larger villas do.

If you're in a studio, you'll find a laundry room at each pool (except the Tree House Villas pool). The quietest of the pools is probably Congress Park, followed by Grandstand.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #2277
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A few photos from last week's trip. They took two gators from the lake. They were at the Paddocks end of the bridge on the south side, in the mud and weeds.

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Awesome gator photo.
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Indeed cool gator shot. Sh how big was that one? With nothing as a size reference in the picture it is hard to guess the size.

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