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Old 12-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #3121
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Hello OKW lovers. I will be staying there in May for my 1st time.(new owner) When I look at my resv online it shows near HH but I also requested a dedicated 2br villa. Not really seeing that. Should I call them back and have them add? Sounds like there's a spot online I could add this but just not seeing it. Thanks for your help. Hope to be getting to know many of you over the next 30 years
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #3122
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Hello OKW lovers. I will be staying there in May for my 1st time.(new owner) When I look at my resv online it shows near HH but I also requested a dedicated 2br villa. Not really seeing that. Should I call them back and have them add?
1st congrats on your new ownership! Home! OKW is not only my home resort but my favorate of all of the DVC's. And, OKW is possibly the only DVC, except maybe HH where the studio part, the 2nd bedroom always has two queen beds, thus not needing the differentiation as other resorts between dedicated and a queen bed/sofa bed as their studio!

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #3123
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1st congrats on your new ownership! Home! OKW is not only my home resort but my favorate of all of the DVC's. And, OKW is possibly the only DVC, except maybe HH where the studio part, the 2nd bedroom always has two queen beds, thus not needing the differentiation as other resorts between dedicated and a queen bed/sofa bed as their studio!

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OHHH GOTCHA. Thanks for the quick reply and warm welcome !!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #3124
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I agree with the online check-in requests - means nothing. It always works best to talk with a CM at the desk to get the area you want.
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Are you going to the DVC Meeting on December 13th ?
We didn't do online check-in but DH requested a water view when he booked with MS. Then I remembered I had seen a picture of the view from building 43 and wished I had remembered to mention that. I was thrilled when the CM at check in said we were in building 43. I knew exactly what our view was going to be and it sure met my expectations. Gorgeous! Our only other stay at OKW was in building 45 with that canal view. Fell in love with it.
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We were in a two bedroom in bldg 13, top floor...PERFECT in every way
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #3126
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We were in a two bedroom in bldg 13, top floor...PERFECT in every way
It's a climb if you're bringing in luggage, water and groceries, but the views are the best!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #3127
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We just came back from a long weekend at OKW and it was great!. Near HH request is a good idea if going with small children. Resort is beautiful.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #3128
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We just came back from a long weekend at OKW and it was great!. Near HH request is a good idea if going with small children. Resort is beautiful.
Glad you had a nice trip!

Which bldg were you in? We have HH studio booked for our next visit and I was unsure what bldg (if any special) to request.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:00 AM   #3129
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New to this thread but not to OKW! DH and I own in VGC, which we love, but living in S Florida most of our trips are to WDW and we are addicted to OKW! We will be back again in four days to enjoy some Disney Holiday Magic!! Plan on stolling through MK, going to the CP and DVC Merry Mixer, and hope to make the DVC meeting on the 13th. We love to take the monorail around to GF, Contemporary and Polynesian to see all the special Holiday decorations and always catch a ferry from MK to roam around WL but OKW is our home away from home. So beautiful and relaxing.
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New to this thread but not to OKW! DH and I own in VGC, which we love, but living in S Florida most of our trips are to WDW and we are addicted to OKW! We will be back again in four days to enjoy some Disney Holiday Magic!! Plan on stolling through MK, going to the CP and DVC Merry Mixer, and hope to make the DVC meeting on the 13th. We love to take the monorail around to GF, Contemporary and Polynesian to see all the special Holiday decorations and always catch a ferry from MK to roam around WL but OKW is our home away from home. So beautiful and relaxing.
We own OKW and love it too! It is our home. It has the most beautiful palm trees. We also go to the other resorts to see the Christmas decorations. Enjoy!
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #3131
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We were in building 14 right across the road from the HH.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #3132
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I thought I'd ask here about OKW, since the lovers seem to know a lot about the place. We've always been deluxe resort fans and have stayed at BCV three times, and loved it. But now times have changed, kids have gotten married and we have become grandparents. The days of paying for big family vacations are over. Our one daughter is a teacher and can only go to WDW during the busier, more expensive seasons. But we still like to travel with the family, although now they have to pay their own way. So we were looking at OKW as a good alternative. We would get a 2br villa because it would have the space for DD and family, plus my sisters if they want to join us and sleep in the living room, and the price isn't too bad.

This resort would be a huge change from the BC and BCV, where we can walk into 2 parks, and the MK area resorts. I'm wondering if we would love OKW for the more relaxed atmosphere or miss the convenience of being close to the parks.

Anyone have any thoughts? Has anyone else moved from deluxe hotels to OKW and really liked the change? What are the pros and cons, besides cost?


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Old 12-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #3133
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This resort would be a huge change from the BC and BCV, where we can walk into 2 parks, and the MK area resorts. I'm wondering if we would love OKW for the more relaxed atmosphere or miss the convenience of being close to the parks.

Well, that only you can really answer! As for me, I prefer being away from the parks and I prefer OKW's proximity to Downtown Disney, which we go to frequently. As a DVC member for 12 years, gone are the commando days, the resort and the local amenities have actually gained importance over the parks and that goes for the kids as well. We find OKW bus system to be a fine and efficient way to get to the parks. What's important to you may be different depending on how often you've frequented WDW!

Anyone have any thoughts? Has anyone else moved from deluxe hotels to OKW OKW is a deluxe resort just like BCV, BWV, WLV etc. ! and really liked the change?

What are the pros and cons, Pros of OKW - Lush landscaping, tropical setting, park right in front of the villa, boat to and from DTD, by the golf course, bigger living space (as it was the 1st DVC), we also love Olivia's! I don't have any cons!besides cost?Thanks.
I enjoy BWV and AKV from time to time but the long hotel/inn hallways can be a bit of a pain, I still have always preferred OKW! BCV never did anything for me, neither did WLV. Will you miss BCV, it really depends on what type of atmosphere you like to vacation in and if close access to the parks is the most important perk for you.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #3134
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I thought I'd ask here about OKW, since the lovers seem to know a lot about the place. We've always been deluxe resort fans and have stayed at BCV three times, and loved it. But now times have changed, kids have gotten married and we have become grandparents. The days of paying for big family vacations are over. Our one daughter is a teacher and can only go to WDW during the busier, more expensive seasons. But we still like to travel with the family, although now they have to pay their own way. So we were looking at OKW as a good alternative. We would get a 2br villa because it would have the space for DD and family, plus my sisters if they want to join us and sleep in the living room, and the price isn't too bad.

This resort would be a huge change from the BC and BCV, where we can walk into 2 parks, and the MK area resorts. I'm wondering if we would love OKW for the more relaxed atmosphere or miss the convenience of being close to the parks.

Anyone have any thoughts? Has anyone else moved from deluxe hotels to OKW and really liked the change? What are the pros and cons, besides cost?


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Well said Beasly, I agree. First of OKW is a deluxe resort with all the bells and whistles of the others....in fact I find it better, after all it was the 1st DVC. Love the tennis courts, basketball, shuffle board, playgrounds, table tennis, 4 pools, volleyball, bike rentals, and the boat shuttle to down town. I have never had to wait more than 15 minutes for a bus to get to where we want to go, and as for the walk to the park convenience, a walk around the golf course will cure that need to walk. The buses are just fine.

There is nothing better than after walking the parks all day than sitting on the porch and watching the golfers tee off while drinking an afternoon cocktail. Also, the wild life is fabulous...we have seen birds, ducks, otters, and other water creatures from our room.

And as an added bonus, the rooms are far larger and feel so spacious that the kids can sprawl out on the floor and play a game while you adults sit by the table and play cards and no one is in each others' way.

If there is a con at OKW it would be building 29 on the end....road noise and no pretty view. But that can be easily avoided.

Hope that helps rest your mind!!!

Love OKW!!!!!

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....Anyone have any thoughts? Has anyone else moved from deluxe hotels to OKW and really liked the change? What are the pros and cons, besides cost?


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There is no comparison. OKW is much better than the regular old deluxe resorts. OKW is just like staying at home, only better.
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