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Old 10-01-2011, 07:55 PM   #2176
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dvczerfs, great canal view photo! I feel like I can walk right into it! I love palm trees!
funny you said that. we took the boat from dtd back to okw this afternoon and the boat driver was pointing things out, he told us those are not palm trees but date trees. they are not edable but they are date trees. broke my wifes heart! so everytime we go pass them i say, those date trees are really nice today. she says there still palm trees to her.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:11 PM   #2177
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Has anyone ever gotten a horrible view at OKW? So far all the pictures I've seen look so nice!
Been staying there since 93 and love all the views I ever had. All views from a OKW balcony is better than any other resort.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:00 PM   #2178
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Been staying there since 93 and love all the views I ever had. All views from a OKW balcony is better than any other resort.
Only once....building 29. Oops, we actually had a less than desireable one in building 36 once too. We were in the 1 bedroom near the right end of the building, and our view was of the balcony of the building next door.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #2179
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dvczerfs, I love to learn new things. I didn't know where dates came from. The trees are called date palm trees. I looked them up on Google! Thanks, now I know more things about OKW. It's my favorite resort.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #2180
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Has anyone ever gotten a horrible view at OKW? So far all the pictures I've seen look so nice!
Once....building 29 last studio on the ground level all the way to the left if you are facing the building. Our "patio" was facing a huge plant, and the window looked out over the AC units

Other than that, since we joined in 1997, we have always gotten a fabulous room view!

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Old 10-02-2011, 06:15 PM   #2181
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Even if you had the number, it would get thrown in the trash. DVC stopped accepting faxes many years ago. Just call MS and add it to your reservation. Or if you booked through Disney Reservation Center, call them and add it. Or if you had a Travel Agent make your reservation, ask them to add it.
WE traded in via RCI, so should we call disney, or who?
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #2182
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WE traded in via RCI, so should we call disney, or who?
You call the number on your reservation.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:01 AM   #2183
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First-timer questions

Just read for over an hour and am convinced this will be my next DVC reservation! We will be in a studio--not my first choice, but I am a little points "poor" since we are traveling at Christmas this year.

Couple of questions:
1. What are the chance that I be able to get HH booking category at 7-months out?

2. I think we will need an elevator building. Are all rooms HA ones in those buildings or just some?

3. My kids like the themed pools and community hall, so if I don't get HH category, what should I request to be somewhat close.

4. Planning on spending days at resort and nights at the parks. Activities for the kids besides the pool?

Can't wait to book here! My kids love AKV and were not fans of BLT, so I hope OKW will become one of their favs!
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Just read for over an hour and am convinced this will be my next DVC reservation! We will be in a studio--not my first choice, but I am a little points "poor" since we are traveling at Christmas this year.

Couple of questions:
1. What are the chance that I be able to get HH booking category at 7-months out?

2. I think we will need an elevator building. Are all rooms HA ones in those buildings or just some?

3. My kids like the themed pools and community hall, so if I don't get HH category, what should I request to be somewhat close.

4. Planning on spending days at resort and nights at the parks. Activities for the kids besides the pool?

Can't wait to book here! My kids love AKV and were not fans of BLT, so I hope OKW will become one of their favs!
1 and 2 can't both happen because Bldg 62, 63 and 64 (elevator bldgs) are not in the booking area for HH.

You are never far from the main pool and the CH. Hop any bus and it will stop in that area last. Then walk over to the Peninsular Road bus stop and catch a bus back to your area. Or take the short walk (about 5-10 minutes).

Check the Community Hall schedule of activities.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:41 AM   #2185
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1 and 2 can't both happen because Bldg 62, 63 and 64 (elevator bldgs) are not in the booking area for HH.

You are never far from the main pool and the CH. Hop any bus and it will stop in that area last. Then walk over to the Peninsular Road bus stop and catch a bus back to your area. Or take the short walk (about 5-10 minutes).

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1 and 2 can't both happen because Bldg 62, 63 and 64 (elevator bldgs) are not in the booking area for HH.

You are never far from the main pool and the CH. Hop any bus and it will stop in that area last. Then walk over to the Peninsular Road bus stop and catch a bus back to your area. Or take the short walk (about 5-10 minutes).

Check the Community Hall schedule of activities.
Thanks so much for the advice!
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1 and 2 can't both happen because Bldg 62, 63 and 64 (elevator bldgs) are not in the booking area for HH.

You are never far from the main pool and the CH. Hop any bus and it will stop in that area last. Then walk over to the Peninsular Road bus stop and catch a bus back to your area. Or take the short walk (about 5-10 minutes).

Check the Community Hall schedule of activities.
One more question, are buildings 62, 63, 64 the only elevator buildings?
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One more question, are buildings 62, 63, 64 the only elevator buildings?
Yes, they were added after the fact. Where those three are located used to be the location of the Commodore House (the sales office in the early days).
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #2189
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We are still in Florida (in Marco Island until Wednesday), but we had a wonderful four days at OKW from Sunday - the 25th until departing on Thursday, the 29th. We would NOT hesitate to stay there again -- it was beautiful.
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We are still in Florida (in Marco Island until Wednesday), but we had a wonderful four days at OKW from Sunday - the 25th until departing on Thursday, the 29th. We would NOT hesitate to stay there again -- it was beautiful.
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