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Old 11-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #3106
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We too just got back from this wonderful resort. We were lucky to get a GV in building 43 (4323) and it was absolutely perfect. Nothing was broken, dirty, or out of place. My family was shocked at the size and beauty of the villa. The crowds were a bit more than usual this time of year but thinned out as the week progressed. We had an awesome time.
I was in a studio in building 43 in August and absolutely loved the location I am hoping to get the same building in April
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #3107
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I decided to check in online. The requests I had made with MS (Old Turtle Pond and Ground Floor) were already there. I had made a third request...dual lavatory entrances (redundant, I know)...with MS. It wasn't listed, BUT I was able to add it. That, and the Ground Floor requests are the most important to me, as we have my 88 yo mother with us. We'll see what happens on the 8th! So far I'm about 50-50 for requests at all previous stays (other resorts).
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #3108
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We just got back from staying at OKW over Thankgiving weekend. We were in building 13, across from the hospitality house, on the ground floor. Loved the location and it was nice and quiet because it backed up to green space. We enjoyed coming back from the parks to the relaxed atmosphere. We also liked taking the ferry to Downtown Disney. OKW is our home resort but we hadn't stayed there in a while. We truly felt "welcome home."
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:17 AM   #3109
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We arrived here at OKW yesterday, and had awonderful castmember at check in wirk to find us a one bedroom in our favirite building 45! fitst she was going to put us in 50. I told her we had requested canal view, and she said that didn't show in her screen. I am beginning to think that online check in request mean nothing, since they never seem to be able to see them at the resort.

Love this area though! The only thing missing was coffee, but that doesn't bother me sunce we always bring our own.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:08 AM   #3110
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We arrived here at OKW yesterday, and had awonderful castmember at check in wirk to find us a one bedroom in our favirite building 45! fitst she was going to put us in 50. I told her we had requested canal view, and she said that didn't show in her screen. I am beginning to think that online check in request mean nothing, since they never seem to be able to see them at the resort.

Love this area though! The only thing missing was coffee, but that doesn't bother me sunce we always bring our own.
Yay, Diane! Glad you were able to get your favorite area. We arrive tomorrow for a short stay. We requested Turtle Pond, of course, although the one time we stayed in 45, we loved it, too. Maybe we'll see you at the Merry Mixer on the 4th and we can debate South Point vs. Turtle Pond!
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #3111
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We arrived here at OKW yesterday, and had awonderful castmember at check in wirk to find us a one bedroom in our favirite building 45! fitst she was going to put us in 50. I told her we had requested canal view, and she said that didn't show in her screen. I am beginning to think that online check in request mean nothing, since they never seem to be able to see them at the resort.

Love this area though! The only thing missing was coffee, but that doesn't bother me sunce we always bring our own.
have a great time!!!!

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #3112
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We arrived here at OKW yesterday, and had awonderful castmember at check in wirk to find us a one bedroom in our favirite building 45! fitst she was going to put us in 50. I told her we had requested canal view, and she said that didn't show in her screen. I am beginning to think that online check in request mean nothing, since they never seem to be able to see them at the resort.

Love this area though! The only thing missing was coffee, but that doesn't bother me sunce we always bring our own.
Have a great time. We will be arriving in 16 days and are so looking forward to it. The last time we were there leading up to the holidays, it rained all week. Hoping the weather is better this time. Love OKW!
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:00 PM   #3113
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OKW right now thru Tuesday!!! Super excited to be back "Home". Watching the golfers play thru out our balcony in building 34!....chill-out day.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:48 AM   #3114
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Interesting to read this thread. Not sure if I am at the right place to ask the following question but hopefully someone can give some tips.

We will be staying at OKW for the first time and we have the DDP but it seems that OKW doesn't have any good counter service places. How do you go about this ?

We have planned all TS meals but just don't know what to do with the QS meals (lunch) We won't be doing the parks every day and it seems such a hassle to go to the park (on a non-park day) just to have a QS lunch ?
We will probably take a few meals at Wolfgang Puck Express at DTD but don't fancy eating there every day. What are the places that are easy to get to (we have a car) for a QS meal on non-park days ? I would think other resorts but don't know which ones are good and how easy it is to get to those QS places.(in terms of parking and convenience etc).

Thanks for any tips !
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #3115
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Interesting to read this thread. Not sure if I am at the right place to ask the following question but hopefully someone can give some tips.

We will be staying at OKW for the first time and we have the DDP but it seems that OKW doesn't have any good counter service places. How do you go about this ?

We have planned all TS meals but just don't know what to do with the QS meals (lunch) We won't be doing the parks every day and it seems such a hassle to go to the park (on a non-park day) just to have a QS lunch ?
We will probably take a few meals at Wolfgang Puck Express at DTD but don't fancy eating there every day. What are the places that are easy to get to (we have a car) for a QS meal on non-park days ? I would think other resorts but don't know which ones are good and how easy it is to get to those QS places.(in terms of parking and convenience etc).

Thanks for any tips !
None of Disney's "Deluxe" resorts really have outstanding counter service venues. One of my favorite things to do for light meals is to take the boat to DtD. The Earl of Sandwich is good, and the Fish & Chip place behind Raglan Road is good, too. I know Earl takes the DDP, I'm not sure about the Fish & Chips place.

But in a pinch, Good's to Go at OKW is OK, just nothing to write home about.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #3116
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Interesting to read this thread. Not sure if I am at the right place to ask the following question but hopefully someone can give some tips.

We will be staying at OKW for the first time and we have the DDP but it seems that OKW doesn't have any good counter service places. How do you go about this ?

We have planned all TS meals but just don't know what to do with the QS meals (lunch) We won't be doing the parks every day and it seems such a hassle to go to the park (on a non-park day) just to have a QS lunch ?
We will probably take a few meals at Wolfgang Puck Express at DTD but don't fancy eating there every day. What are the places that are easy to get to (we have a car) for a QS meal on non-park days ? I would think other resorts but don't know which ones are good and how easy it is to get to those QS places.(in terms of parking and convenience etc).

Thanks for any tips !
I totally agree about Earl of Sandwich, so delicious. It's not very expensive though so you'd get more 'bang for your buck' at Wolfgang. The QS at SSR has some great flatbreads. And I've heard the QS at Port of Orleans has tons of choices and huge portions. The QS at AKL, The Mara, is very delicious but that's a little longer of a drive, shouldn't be more than 15 minutes though. And the Pepper Market at Coronado Springs has lots of choices and very good.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #3118
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I agree with everything stated above but would add captain cooks at the poly.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #3119
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Can't wait. Two more days. One of my home resorts. Have not stayed here in a long time. I did not want to wailist either when I booked this 11 months ago. I am really looking forward to our stay.
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We arrived here at OKW yesterday, and had awonderful castmember at check in wirk to find us a one bedroom in our favirite building 45! fitst she was going to put us in 50. I told her we had requested canal view, and she said that didn't show in her screen. I am beginning to think that online check in request mean nothing, since they never seem to be able to see them at the resort.

Love this area though! The only thing missing was coffee, but that doesn't bother me sunce we always bring our own.
I agree with the online check-in requests - means nothing. It always works best to talk with a CM at the desk to get the area you want.

Enjoy your vaca and keep us posted.

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