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Old 10-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #2971
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I was able to get a 1 bedroom at okw for 11/22 and 11/23 (one with points the other with a dvc cash discount) then we move to blt for our last night.

We will have one person in a wheel chair. She will take the king bed and the rest of us (2 dd's, dh and myself) will sleep in the living room, we plan to bring a twin airmatress.
Here are a few questions ...
We would like to be close to the busstop but also have one of the rooms which has acess to the bathroom through the laundry (the person in the wheel chair needs the bed but not the use of the bathroom.). The pool is of no use to us. Do all the buildings have elevators ... If so we will not have to request the ground floor.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #2972
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Great thanks ...
By the looks of it i should request building 48 or 34 that way we get the bathroom type we want and we will be close to the bus stop as well as have a building that is HA ... We did not get a HA room because we do not really need it but if we get a non ground floor room we will definitly need an elevator.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #2973
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I'd recommend requesting ground floor or building with an elevator due to medical reasons as the primary request rather than specific buildings. If you don't have either you will have problems. Even though there are HA rooms in several of the buildings only Bldgs 62, 63 and 64 have elevators and since you didn't reserve an HA room they may not know why you are requesting buildings 48 or 34 and place you in an upper room.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #2974
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Yikes !!!
I will definitly do that ... Ground floor or elevator as our only request.
We did not reserve a HA room because we do not really need it and that might take away from someone that really does. Our great great aunt petty age 91 and in a wheel chair can not use a bathroom even if it has grab bars and for the short vacation we will make due with sponge baths instead of showers. We have some medical equipment being delivered for what we need anyways.
Thanks for the advice !!!!
I have to call disneys speical needs department anyways to request bed rails and to make sure we have transportation from the airport.
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I'm staying at OKW 12/7-12/12, I'll be going solo. I was looking at the resort map and reading this thread. I was wondering if the Turtle pond area would be a good location for me. Is there any specific building I should request?
I don't mind walking, and if I'm in a building w/o an elevator that is okay as well.
I've never stayed at OKW before, the only time I was even inside the property was just this past month when we stayed at SSR our ME bus went to OKW before going to the SSR from the airport. I must say I was impressed, but overwhelmed at the size of the resort.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #2976
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I'm staying at OKW 12/7-12/12, I'll be going solo. I was looking at the resort map and reading this thread. I was wondering if the Turtle pond area would be a good location for me. Is there any specific building I should request?
Walking is something I enjoy, yes, even after a full day at the parks so I don't mind being further away from the HH, we actually prefer it. We like Turtle Pond and other areas, we like buildings # 35, 36, 37, 42, 45, 46. My son and his friends now prefer the quiet pools to the main pool. There is a snack bar/QS by the Turtle Pond quiet pool which is convenient. From the furtherst area really, HH, Olivia's and the Guirgling suitcase are only a 10 -15 minute walk or a bus ride in!

The only reason to stay near or request HH villas IMO is if you really want to be close the general store, Olivia's, the Guirgling Suitcase and the main pool. The mail pool is always busy (hard to find a chair) and the slide of course makes it a popular haven for children.

Other than # 29, which I've never stayed in, I hear it has a lot of bus traffic noise, I don't think there is a bad area of OKW!

We will be there pre-Thanksgiving week! Enjoy your time in Dec. One thing we love to do is take the boat at the OKW marina into DTD, fun and so lovely at night with the lights! We also enjoy Olivia's, they have a nice casual, tropical ambiance, we love having lunch outside in their little courtyard!
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happy dance!

Had to share with people who get excited as we do! Just booked our next trip with the parents, brother, sis-in-law, 2 nephews (7 and 18 mo), niece (6), husband and our new baby due January!
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Had to share with people who get excited as we do! Just booked our next trip with the parents, brother, sis-in-law, 2 nephews (7 and 18 mo), niece (6), husband and our new baby due January!
Grand Villa I hope! How old will the baby be when you go?
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Grand Villa I hope! How old will the baby be when you go?
Our baby will be almost 8 months when we go. I swore that I would never take a child who couldn't carry themselves for 12 hours straight without a stroller and here we are...going with an 8 month and 18 month old!

No Grand Villa, the parents will be with the brother's family in a dedicated 2 bedroom and we'll have a sep studio. DVC was really sweet and promised we'll be very close to each other so we can eat in the 2 br with the family.
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Our baby will be almost 8 months when we go. I swore that I would never take a child who couldn't carry themselves for 12 hours straight without a stroller and here we are...going with an 8 month and 18 month old!

No Grand Villa, the parents will be with the brother's family in a dedicated 2 bedroom and we'll have a sep studio. DVC was really sweet and promised we'll be very close to each other so we can eat in the 2 br with the family.
Good plan!

I'm working on planning a family reunion for 20 people at OKW (10 adults, 10 kids). Big headaches already, see this thread if you want to help:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3009086
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Walking is something I enjoy, yes, even after a full day at the parks so I don't mind being further away from the HH, we actually prefer it. We like Turtle Pond and other areas, we like buildings # 35, 36, 37, 42, 45, 46. My son and his friends now prefer the quiet pools to the main pool. There is a snack bar/QS by the Turtle Pond quiet pool which is convenient. From the furtherst area really, HH, Olivia's and the Guirgling suitcase are only a 10 -15 minute walk or a bus ride in!

The only reason to stay near or request HH villas IMO is if you really want to be close the general store, Olivia's, the Guirgling Suitcase and the main pool. The mail pool is always busy (hard to find a chair) and the slide of course makes it a popular haven for children.

Other than # 29, which I've never stayed in, I hear it has a lot of bus traffic noise, I don't think there is a bad area of OKW!

We will be there pre-Thanksgiving week! Enjoy your time in Dec. One thing we love to do is take the boat at the OKW marina into DTD, fun and so lovely at night with the lights! We also enjoy Olivia's, they have a nice casual, tropical ambiance, we love having lunch outside in their little courtyard!
Thank you for your reply, I am excited about my stay, it's always and adventure when you try out a new resort. I do enjoy walking, I actually walk "extra" while I'm in WDW, that way I can have a treat each day in the parks. My favorite walk is going from DHS over to Epcot.
It sounds like the Turtle Pond area will be a good location, I don't need to be close to the main building, I like the quiet pools so I'll be happy.
If I call MS, do I request the Turtle pond area? Will they know what I am requesting?
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If I call MS, do I request the Turtle pond area? Will they know what I am requesting?
Yes, they will.

Gosh I'll be there in 5 weeks... Enjoy your trip too!
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #2983
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Yes, they will.

Gosh I'll be there in 5 weeks... Enjoy your trip too!
I will be there the week after!! So excited!
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #2984
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Just wanted to pass along greetings from the Gurgling Suitcase...I'm sipping on a Turtle Krawl waiting for our room to be ready. The weather is wonderful and life doesn't get much better. I'll check in periodically during through the week and update!



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Everyone enjoy your current trips! We will be there in 6 weeks! Hoping we get our favorite building 45-46!
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