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Old 07-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #2836
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Just want to make sure I am understanding how things work with renting DVC points (I have rented before, but it was many years ago and things seem to have changed since then). I know I want to be at OKW - love the resort When the room confirmation comes through are you able to secure a specific building? I am thinking this is not possible ... if that is the case then are you able to request a specific building (we will be renting a Grand Villa)? How likely is it that your request will be granted? Also have the GVs been updated? I have seen photos of the studios and 1/2 BR but not anything about the GVs.
The grand villas have been updated as well. They are gorgeous! I am putting a request in this time for specific buildings. I think the best way to look at it is if you get it great and I think they do try but not to count on it. I am not sure where you would like but we stayed in bldg 49 last time and loved it. Just an FYI I did call at my 11 month window and couldn't get the hospitality house booking category, from what I understand there is only 2 in building 25 - this is for the first week of December...
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Just had to say.......be there on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait.


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Old 07-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #2838
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #2839
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Hi all,
Not long now til we try out OKW for the first ever time. We fly out this Sat and should be there later afternoon -

A couple of quick questions please;
We have booked to do the Hoop De Doo review at Wilderness Lodge for 7.15PM and wanted to ask the recommended way to get from OKW to WL please? I was thinking get to DTD and then Disney coach to WL and then do this in reverse for the return journey.
For a 7.15PM show, what time do you recommend we leave OKW please?

Oh and do we need tickets or anything to go to the show?

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:28 PM   #2840
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Hi all,
Not long now til we try out OKW for the first ever time. We fly out this Sat and should be there later afternoon -

A couple of quick questions please;
We have booked to do the Hoop De Doo review at Wilderness Lodge for 7.15PM and wanted to ask the recommended way to get from OKW to WL please? I was thinking get to DTD and then Disney coach to WL and then do this in reverse for the return journey.
For a 7.15PM show, what time do you recommend we leave OKW please?

Oh and do we need tickets or anything to go to the show?

Tickets are required to be pre purchased. You can buy them online or over the phone and pick them up at the resort when you arrive. The show is great we went two years ago and are going back this December. I can not wait to go again and be back at OKW!

As far as transportation I would give yourself 2 hours - just in case I think disney reccomends 90 min (don't quote me on that!!) Are you going to a park that day? I guess there is a couple ways to get there...

1)Boat/Bus to DTD then to Fort Wilderness campground. You then have to catch another bus to Pioneer Hall. You will be waiting on 3 forms of transportation here so I would definitely think the 2 hrs is needed...

2)Bus to MK and then go to the boat dock and take a boat to Fort Wilderness/Hoop Dee Doo (from what I understand its about a 3-5 minute walk from the dock)

We always get a car rental - which for us works well with the kids, when my husband and I did our honeymoon trip in 04 we used the buses all the time and they were pretty good. Also, prior trips with family we relied on the bus system as well... There is also the option of a taxi if you thought the time trade off was worth the expense and the front desk can help you with that as well... Good luck! Have fun!!


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Guest Policies

Payment and Cancellation Policies:

-Payment or credit card guarantee is required at the time of booking.
-Price includes tax and gratuity.
-At time of booking, payment in full must be charged to a valid credit card or, if on a dining package, there must be a guarantee to a valid credit card. If you fail to show for this priority seating and do not cancel your reservation, your card will be charged a penalty.
-There is a one-day cancellation policy and a full price charge if you cancel within one (1) day of the reservation or are a "no show" for the reservation.


Directions and Transportation Tips

-Guests should arrive at Pioneer Hall 30 minutes prior to event, using existing Walt Disney World® transportation. Please obtain information and directions well in advance and allow ample travel time.
-Transportation Time: Allow up to 1.5 hours to travel to your destination when traveling within Walt Disney World property.
Please obtain transportation information and directions well in advance and allow ample travel time to arrive at Pioneer Hall 30 minutes prior to event.


Dietary Policies

-Kosher Meals Available
-Lifestyle Dietary Request Policy


General Information

-Category 1 will allow you and your party to be seated on the first-floor level with your table in the middle of all the action and excitement.
-Category 2 offers either a great table on the first floor behind the Category 1 seating below the balcony or in the center of the balcony on the second floor. Either way, you're still facing the stage so you can get a wonderful view of the entire performance.
-Category 3 offers tables that are located on the right hand side or left hand side of the balcony on the second floor. You won't miss a moment of the fun and excitement as you enjoy the panoramic view of the entire stage production.

Note: Guests seated in Category 2 or 3 areas may be required to ascend one flight of stairs.

-A group acknowledgement of those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and honeymoons takes place during the show. A specialty themed dessert is included in the ticket price. You may request at the location that a candle be placed in the dessert.
-Guests may pick up Dinner Show tickets up to 7 days prior to show date at any Walt Disney World® Resort Guest Services Desk. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time. If you chose to pick up your tickets at the show box office, please arrive 40 minutes prior to show time.
-Menu items, pricing and hours are subject to change without notice.
-All Walt Disney World dining facilities are non-smoking.
-Guests under the age of 3 may share from an adult plate at no charge or may purchase a meal from the menu.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #2841
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Question Email address for special requests

Hi
Does anyone have the email address for sending building requests to OKW front desk please ?

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:24 PM   #2842
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #2843
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Does anyone have the email address for sending building requests to OKW front desk please ?

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Just add it to your reservation. They don't take faxes, mail or calls at the resort.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:45 AM   #2844
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SAT887 - Thanks so much for the reply, really helpful, I think we will get to MK and then boat from there.

On another note - We have a breakfast reservation for 8.15AM on the 5th @ AK and I notice that the park opens at 9AM. Normally the buses run an hour before the park opens, can anyone recommend (without a car) way of getting to AK for around 8AM please?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #2845
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Just add it to your reservation. They don't take faxes, mail or calls at the resort.
OK thanks. I'd heard of others emailing/phoning so thought we'd give it a try to request a specific building.


Nevermind, I'm sure it will be great wherever we end up, and we have made two requests on the online checkin form. Getting so excited now
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #2846
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OK thanks. I'd heard of others emailing/phoning so thought we'd give it a try to request a specific building.


Nevermind, I'm sure it will be great wherever we end up, and we have made two requests on the online checkin form. Getting so excited now
Every now and then people do state this but they are going back to "the old days". It's been a few years since, as I recall, DVC specifically stated that members should not fax or contact the resorts for requests. That leaves placing a request thru MS or during the online check in as the means for members to make requests.

I'm not certain if CRO reservations can still fax so you might also see references from that side.

I think online check in will give you areas such as Turtle Pond to request so if it's a specific building or two you'll have to try call MS and see if they can note it for you. But there's been getting to be more than one report that if it isn't a standard request (like Turtle Pond) then some MS people won't do the request.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #2847
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Finally booked our first stay at OKW. Going down Dec.26-Jan. 2.
So excited!!!
We'll be there Dec 27 thru January 5!!!!
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sounds like the sea raycers. here is a link for info on sea raycer rentals
Just a note about the Sea Raycer's. They are not as fast and "exciting" as a jet ski. They do rent Jet Skis at the Contemporary Resort - Sammy Duvall's.

I have teenagers who want the fast ride.
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Just add it to your reservation. They don't take faxes, mail or calls at the resort.
I was at BWV in May and I called in my request to the front desk. They took it and didn't seem to have a problem with it.?.
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SAT887 - Thanks so much for the reply, really helpful, I think we will get to MK and then boat from there.

On another note - We have a breakfast reservation for 8.15AM on the 5th @ AK and I notice that the park opens at 9AM. Normally the buses run an hour before the park opens, can anyone recommend (without a car) way of getting to AK for around 8AM please?
No problem! Where are you doing breakfast at AK?
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