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Old 02-15-2013, 09:08 AM   #2506
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We stayed in an AKV studio last year, and sadly it's the same. We have the same issue, have used the trash can, the table from the balcony, the fold out luggage stand topped with the tray from under the ice bucket and once an empty box we found in the hallway (which actually worked the best). I would be happy with even a small shelf attached to the corner of the wall ~ have considered buying and installing one on our longer visits but fear a "damage fee" even if it's attractive and we leave it upon check out.
Yes us too re shelf! We stay for 14 nights so we have been tempted! We even looked in Walmart for something but it was hard to find an item that narrow and low. I like the empty box! Somebody could make a fortune selling us a temporary 'box table' lol.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #2507
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I was hoping with the refurb that the king bed would get a bedside table by both sides. Every year DW and I get more inventive of how to fit a small platform or such like to place a cup of water on the side that does not have the telephone table. So far the upside down trash can seems to be the best option!
I believe this refurb was only soft goods. No new furniture.

It's not just SSR studios, it's practically every resort. (I think BLT is the only place where there's a table on my side of the bed.) I usually bring the little patio table in to put next to the bed for my CPAP machine. I've also used the upside down trashcan trick many times. I'll usually drape a towel over it as a cover. It's very chic! I used to have a small folding camping stool in my owner's locker that I'd use for this, but had to take it out because we had too much other stuff to put in it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #2508
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I believe this refurb was only soft goods. No new furniture.

It's not just SSR studios, it's practically every resort. (I think BLT is the only place where there's a table on my side of the bed.) I usually bring the little patio table in to put next to the bed for my CPAP machine. I've also used the upside down trashcan trick many times. I'll usually drape a towel over it as a cover. It's very chic! I used to have a small folding camping stool in my owner's locker that I'd use for this, but had to take it out because we had too much other stuff to put in it.
I like the idea of the drape towel lol. I wonder if SSR would let me know the material so I could match the room. We considered the camping stool because we have a locker too but like you space is too precious!
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I like the idea of the drape towel lol. I wonder if SSR would let me know the material so I could match the room. We considered the camping stool because we have a locker too but like you space is too precious!
I have to admit that the towel has nothing to do with fashion, I just don't want to place my CPAP directly on the bottom of the trashcan and be breathing in whatever gunk is on it all night.

Oh dear, how you've started me on a pet peeve topic. The other thing that seems to have been poorly planned, besides not having a table on that side of the bed, is not having a free outlet near the head of the bed. Check out this thread for a story of being jolted awake one night when I nearly electricuted myself.
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quick question

I haven't looked through this whole thread, haven't had time, so I thought I would just ask. Is there a food court at SSR and if so, how big is it compare to say POR? We are looking at maybe staying here and would really like to have a food court to have choices for breakfast at.

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I believe this refurb was only soft goods. No new furniture.

It's not just SSR studios, it's practically every resort. (I think BLT is the only place where there's a table on my side of the bed.) I usually bring the little patio table in to put next to the bed for my CPAP machine. I've also used the upside down trashcan trick many times. I'll usually drape a towel over it as a cover. It's very chic! I used to have a small folding camping stool in my owner's locker that I'd use for this, but had to take it out because we had too much other stuff to put in it.
Neat idea! I've yet to stay DVC with my CPAP, but worked out with the center stand in POFQ. I'll also plan on bringing an extension cord!
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I haven't looked through this whole thread, haven't had time, so I thought I would just ask. Is there a food court at SSR and if so, how big is it compare to say POR? We are looking at maybe staying here and would really like to have a food court to have choices for breakfast at.

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There are two counter service restaurants, but nothing like the food court at Port Orleans. Sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, and a hot entree that changes daily at Artist's Palette. Burgers, salads, and sandwiches at the Paddock Pool Grill.

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just checked our of our 1st SSR stay today (THV) and absolutely fell in love with the resort. lucky for us, its our home resort but it was our first time staying DVC at WDW (did Vero last summer). we will definitely be going back, I don't think there was one thing we didn't like (and its hard to please a family group of 11!)


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just checked our of our 1st SSR stay today (THV) and absolutely fell in love with the resort. lucky for us, its our home resort but it was our first time staying DVC at WDW (did Vero last summer). we will definitely be going back, I don't think there was one thing we didn't like (and its hard to please a family group of 11!)


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Happy to read this and thank you for posting. It is not my home resort but we have definitely enjoyed our stays here. We have enjoyed all of them.
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Taking friends with us to Disney, and they are going to rent points. Availability is only at SSR. This is the only resort we haven't stayed at. They have never been to WDW before, so I want to make sure when we make requests that I have the right request made. Would like them to be able to be close to things and have a great view. I have tried to talk them into coming for some time now, and they will likely never go back. So want them to have the best experience possible!! What area would be best for them?
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Taking friends with us to Disney, and they are going to rent points. Availability is only at SSR. This is the only resort we haven't stayed at. They have never been to WDW before, so I want to make sure when we make requests that I have the right request made. Would like them to be able to be close to things and have a great view. I have tried to talk them into coming for some time now, and they will likely never go back. So want them to have the best experience possible!! What area would be best for them?
Congress Park maybe with view of Downtown Disney? Or The Paddocks so they are close to the Paddocks pool which is really nice. Do you have children with you? If so The Paddocks if not then Congress Park with DTD view or Grandstand is nice in my view.
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Congress Park maybe with view of Downtown Disney? Or The Paddocks so they are close to the Paddocks pool which is really nice. Do you have children with you? If so The Paddocks if not then Congress Park with DTD view or Grandstand is nice in my view.
Thanks, they will have one, who is 10. We are staying at BWV, but they decided later to come, and there's no availability. So we will have to coordinate schedules. Hoping I can make this all work for them!! They gave me a budget to stick under, and if I can do it, they will come. THus, renting the points! I appreciate the comments.
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Thanks, they will have one, who is 10. We are staying at BWV, but they decided later to come, and there's no availability. So we will have to coordinate schedules. Hoping I can make this all work for them!! They gave me a budget to stick under, and if I can do it, they will come. THus, renting the points! I appreciate the comments.
I would def request The Paddocks then the 10 year old will love the pool! your friends will love SSR. Its got such a lovely laid back atmosphere. Its me and DW home resort and its our fav. We have tried most of the blocks and I would say if we were blessed with children we would go for The Paddocks. Anything else you need to know please feel free to ask or pm me. Paula
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Taking friends with us to Disney, and they are going to rent points. Availability is only at SSR. This is the only resort we haven't stayed at. They have never been to WDW before, so I want to make sure when we make requests that I have the right request made. Would like them to be able to be close to things and have a great view. I have tried to talk them into coming for some time now, and they will likely never go back. So want them to have the best experience possible!! What area would be best for them?
Check out this post from earlier in the thread. It has a lot of information about the resort, and FAQ #4 has a lot of pros and cons to help you decide which section would be best.
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