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Old 09-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #2956
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Another one who doesn't believe HH is the "best" area to stay. First of all, I hate that the rooms there don't have the second door into the bathroom. Secondly, I hate that the buses are often full in the morning before they even get to the HH stop. Thirdly....HH is not always the quietest place to be.

If I had to rank areas or buildings we like, I'd say 45 and 46 are our favorites. For GVs we like 15, and we prefer most of Miller's Road and South Point over Turtle Pond. I've had numerous villas in the Turtle Pond area, and haven't been totally happy with any of them. My least favorite building is 29....for obvious reasons.
What's the obvious reason?!?!

I love hearing where people like to stay, it's really helping me figuring out where to request on my own upcoming trips!!

I just, I mean, just YESTERDAY, got my papers in the mail... I am officially a DVC owner... in OKW!!!!

SO this is really helpful
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #2957
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I am going to chime in too.

As an owner and going soooooooo many times over the years, we prefer not to stay over at the HH area. We love the Turtle pond area and pool. It is quieter, calmer, and lends itself to the relaxation factor.

I find that if you are a walker, than nothing is too far. From turtle pond it is only a 5-10 minutes stroll to the main pool. cheryl
That's us in a nutshell!

My son and his pals are 15 now and the allure of the main pool is done! They prefer the quiet pool, though with 4-5 15 year old boys, maybe quiet isn't the right word at this point!

We use the OKW grills often and there is one right there by the Turtle Pond quiet pool. Grill, enjoy drinks & appetizers by the pool, it's our favorite area. We love building # 43, 42. Without the troop of teenagers we love #45 & 46. If we're fortunate to have a GV then it's #15 or # 43.

For years I never made building requests, and thankfully never landed in #29, I've alway been lucky. I hope i didin't just jinx myself.

Though HH is not for us I can see that parents traveling with little ones, wanting to use the main pool, having no car would benefit from being in HH villas!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #2958
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I've seen a couple of comments recently about building 29 but don't understand what the issue is. We were in 2922 just last week and had no problems.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #2959
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Well to clear up the 29 thing...we were in the bottom floor closest to the road, studio in 29. Our view from the patio was 4 airconditioning units, the noice from the road with each passing bus caused my husband to crank up the tv, and the romance just wasn't present in that room for our romantic weekend away. And I will say it wasn't for lack of trying!!!! It also seemed "cramped" even for a studio.

I really do prefer the 30's and 40 buildings in the turtle pond area.

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #2960
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Well to clear up the 29 thing...we were in the bottom floor closest to the road, studio in 29. Our view from the patio was 4 airconditioning units, the noice from the road with each passing bus caused my husband to crank up the tv, and the romance just wasn't present in that room for our romantic weekend away. And I will say it wasn't for lack of trying!!!! It also seemed "cramped" even for a studio.

I really do prefer the 30's and 40 buildings in the turtle pond area.

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Now I understand. I've been in a similar room further down the road and it is annoying. Fortunately our unit was more to the center of building 29 and wasn't bothered at all by road noise.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #2961
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Now I understand. I've been in a similar room further down the road and it is annoying. Fortunately our unit was more to the center of building 29 and wasn't bothered at all by road noise.
Friends of ours have been in 29 and 28 and loved their rooms. But for me that memory of the constant whoosh and braking is enough to turn me off.


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Old 10-05-2012, 08:11 PM   #2962
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We are owners as well and love the Turtle Pond area, too. We usually don't have a car but find that the boat to DTD is the best! We love it, especially after dark.

We've never taken the boat to DTD! Is there only one dock (stop) at DTD? We are going to Wolfgang Puck Dining Room (Upstairs) the day we check in. Is the dock near there? Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #2963
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We've never taken the boat to DTD! Is there only one dock (stop) at DTD? We are going to Wolfgang Puck Dining Room (Upstairs) the day we check in. Is the dock near there? Thanks!
The OKW boat stops at the Pleasure Island boat dock - kind of near the balloon launch.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:58 PM   #2964
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The OKW boat stops at the Pleasure Island boat dock - kind of near the balloon launch.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #2965
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Grand Villa question

We are looking at changing to a grand villa for one of our trips. One of our party members will be using a scooter for the parks because of knee problems. I realize that these units have 2 floors. My question is, do you enter the grand villa from the first floor of the building or do you have to go to the 2nd floor level of the building with the villa actually being on floor 2 and 3 of the building?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #2966
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We are looking at changing to a grand villa for one of our trips. One of our party members will be using a scooter for the parks because of knee problems. I realize that these units have 2 floors. My question is, do you enter the grand villa from the first floor of the building or do you have to go to the 2nd floor level of the building with the villa actually being on floor 2 and 3 of the building?
The majority of grand villas are on the second and third floors. The master bedroom is on the first level of the grand villa, so your party member with the scooter will need to use that room or the living room sleepers if they can't go up the stairs. There are grand villas in the elevator buildings.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:41 AM   #2967
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Thanks for the answer. It was exactly what I needed to know.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #2968
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I thought there was one GV that was 1 and 2 floor...over by turtle pond. Call member services. There are at least four at BWV that are GV, but one floor...and it would have an elevator.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #2969
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Hi!

Does anyone know what the typical operating hours are for Good's? (We'll be there in just a few days.)

Specifically just how early we can get coffee in our refillable mugs!

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #2970
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I was able to get a 1 bedroom at okw for 11/22 and 11/23 (one with points the other with a dvc cash discount) then we move to blt for our last night.

We will have one person in a wheel chair. She will take the king bed and the rest of us (2 dd's, dh and myself) will sleep in the living room, we plan to bring a twin airmatress.
Here are a few questions ...
We would like to be close to the busstop but also have one of the rooms which has acess to the bathroom through the laundry (the person in the wheel chair needs the bed but not the use of the bathroom.). The pool is of no use to us. Do all the buildings have elevators ... If so we will not have to request the ground floor.
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