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Old 10-27-2011, 07:33 AM   #2296
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Why would you do that, Tony? Buildings 45 and 46 are the best views at OKW! The only minor negative thing about them is that it's a little walk to the South Point pool and bus stop, but not horrible. We love that it's a quick walk to HH too.
I thought about it and almost decided to take one but it was gone when we made the decision. I had my MIL with us and she can't walk too far and wanted to be near a bus stop. The funny thing with that is she got on a bus once that whole 11 days LOL! I drove the rest of the week. It's easier for her as she wears braces on both legs. I also probably would have felt kind of bad if I got one of those 2 BR's when I knew Danny was arriving a couple of days later and really wanted one. So it all worked out.

As for the view - I think I'm the only one who doesn't care for that view of the canal - it's nice and all but it's a water way and a forest across from it. I much prefer the golf course view and to watch the golfers and the fountains.

I was happy with what was assigned to us, they also offerd us the same building we had last time (35) but chose 27 over all of them.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:37 AM   #2297
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Tony, I think 35 has great views too. I've never stayed in 27, but I know I don't like 28 or 29. Building 36 gave us a bad view last trip because we were on the right side of the building and our balcony overlooked the end of building 35....I didn't feel like it was very private.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:47 AM   #2298
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Tony, I think 35 has great views too. I've never stayed in 27, but I know I don't like 28 or 29. Building 36 gave us a bad view last trip because we were on the right side of the building and our balcony overlooked the end of building 35....I didn't feel like it was very private.
Is there privacy at OKW? The balconies and patio's were all pretty open to the other villa's windows. I remember the view at 35 and liked the fountain. But I don't remember seeing my neighbors as much - not that I had an issue with that. Maybe last time it was too rainy and cold in Dec 09 for anyone to be out on the balcony LOL! It was a nasty 10 days weather wise that trip.
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It was a nasty 10 days weather wise that trip.
Yes, last year it was some nasty weather. Of course, the last day when we were getting ready to fly out it turned into beautiful weather. Even a nasty weather day in Disney is better than a good day at work!
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:45 PM   #2300
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Is there privacy at OKW? The balconies and patio's were all pretty open to the other villa's windows. I remember the view at 35 and liked the fountain. But I don't remember seeing my neighbors as much - not that I had an issue with that. Maybe last time it was too rainy and cold in Dec 09 for anyone to be out on the balcony LOL! It was a nasty 10 days weather wise that trip.
Yes, there are a LOT of buildings with great privacy. Our favs are 45, 46, and 15 for privacy, but 14, 21,50, 51, 28, 29, 22 11, 12, all have good privacy. The only one we have ever felt was NOT very private was 35.
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Yes, there are a LOT of buildings with great privacy. Our favs are 45, 46, and 15 for privacy, but 14, 21,50, 51, 28, 29, 22 11, 12, all have good privacy. The only one we have ever felt was NOT very private was 35.
Thanks! 27 wasn't that private either - again not that I needed privacy LOL!
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I'm with you Diane, Building 45 and 46 are our favorites at OKW. We had a 1 bedroom in 45 last year with a great canal view and lucked out this year with a 2 bdrm on the first floor with the same view. I love watching the ferry go by while having my morning coffee. I'll upload some pics this weekend.

Thanks for thinking of us T!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:12 PM   #2303
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Some OKW pics from our recent trip:















They removed the old DVC logo from this sign on the canal



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Thanks for the pictures, Dan! They are making me homesick!
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Thanks for the pictures. They make us remember our stay there last month, and I am fortunate enough to be going back and staying there again in January.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:09 PM   #2307
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:21 PM   #2308
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Small fire was reported in building 28 last weekend. Several people were moved from rooms due to smoke & fumes from what I read. Reported that it started in room 2821. Anybody else heard about this? This was on thread "disappointed in OKW".

Thanks for the great pics! We missed our stay there this past summer. We took our 2 DS and they wanted to try BLT for the first time. Also staying at BLT this December just because we find it easier to resort hop for all the Christmas decorations, so missing another stay at our home. Really starting to miss it, may just have to make reservations for Olivia's this December.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:28 PM   #2309
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Love the pics!

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:12 PM   #2310
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Good GV location & a campfire question

Hi all you OKW lovers! I've stayed a few times at OKW, always loved wherever they put me (what's not to love?) but May 2012 will be our first time in a GV, and as the official trip planner I'm feeling pressure to try to get the best location for our group of 12. Specifically, there will be 6 kids so I was hoping to be near a pool and playground. From what I've read, there are playgrounds near the main pool/HH location (but we do not have a reservation for HH location) and the Turtle Pond area. It looks like there is only one building (#43) in the Turtle Pond area that has GVs. Does anyone have any experience with, or thoughts about, asking to be located in the Turtle Pond area? I'm definitely open to other non-HH booking areas if you have better ideas. The kids are all age 5 and under, so no one will be going off on their own to the arcade or anything....

Also, does OKW now do a campfire/marshmallow roast every night, and if so, at what time? What about a poolside movie? I know a lot of resorts have gone over to doing this, I just haven't found anything specifically about OKW doing so.

TIA! I'm really looking forward to this, even if I'm putting lots of pressure on myself to make it "perfect". There are a LOT of kids, and an entire family of first-timers in our group, so it is really challenging my Disney-planning savvy!
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