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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #3151
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Hi all, just thought I'd chime in here. We arrived at OKW Saturday afternoon. I had, against my instincts, lol, put in (for the first time ever) room requests for "fairway view" and "near hh". Got neither, lol. They put us in 3834. Lots of road noise, no view what-so-ever. Bummer. But the kicker was the third floor. With the stroller and my wife being 4 months along, well, it just wasn't desirable. Sorry to those that might love bldg 38! Add to that 2.2yo who insists on climbing the stairs herself. Needless to say after we got back from an excellent dinner at Wolfgang Puck, and after my daughter fell asleep (no nap that day...surprised we oly had 1 meltdown at dinner!) I walked to the front desk and asked if they had any 1 bedrooms on the first floor. Cool, they did. There was some issue that the OKW manager was able to override (something about operations not wanting to ok the move until Monday?? He cleared it up by stating that the boss in Opeations isn't his boss, that his boss was leaning on the counter chatting with him now. ) but we are now in Bldg 30, first floor. Very cool. Nice view. And after two days of no naps....both my wide and daughter are sleeping away as I speak.

This is an interesting stay for us. I havnt stayed here in 7-8 years....always opting for BW, or as we did our last two trips, BLT. I'm afraid we might be spoiled with the amount of amenities within walking distance at the other places. But we wanted to try someplace different for a change. We like it so far...just need to figure out what we're doing for dinner tonight....as the skies just opened up (cats and dogs,wow!).
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #3152
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Just got back from a week long stay in a 3 bed GV. We were in 4822 - great view, close to the bus stop and quiet pool. We did have a few rogue golf balls that headed our way but all and all a wonderful stay...

We tried AKL and we were in Jambo in a 1 bed value - DH and I agree we still love OKW. We enjoy parking near our room and the space. We are hoping our next family trip to get a villa for 2 nights at BLT and then go to OKW for 5 or 6 nights
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:41 PM   #3153
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Hi all, just thought I'd chime in here. We arrived at OKW Saturday afternoon. I had, against my instincts, lol, put in (for the first time ever) room requests for "fairway view" and "near hh". Got neither, lol. They put us in 3834. Lots of road noise, no view what-so-ever. Bummer. But the kicker was the third floor. With the stroller and my wife being 4 months along, well, it just wasn't desirable. Sorry to those that might love bldg 38! Add to that 2.2yo who insists on climbing the stairs herself. Needless to say after we got back from an excellent dinner at Wolfgang Puck, and after my daughter fell asleep (no nap that day...surprised we oly had 1 meltdown at dinner!) I walked to the front desk and asked if they had any 1 bedrooms on the first floor. Cool, they did. There was some issue that the OKW manager was able to override (something about operations not wanting to ok the move until Monday?? He cleared it up by stating that the boss in Opeations isn't his boss, that his boss was leaning on the counter chatting with him now. ) but we are now in Bldg 30, first floor. Very cool. Nice view. And after two days of no naps....both my wide and daughter are sleeping away as I speak.

This is an interesting stay for us. I havnt stayed here in 7-8 years....always opting for BW, or as we did our last two trips, BLT. I'm afraid we might be spoiled with the amount of amenities within walking distance at the other places. But we wanted to try someplace different for a change. We like it so far...just need to figure out what we're doing for dinner tonight....as the skies just opened up (cats and dogs,wow!).
Olivia's at the Hospitality House will really be a pleasant surprise if you haven't tried it-the conch fritters and the shrimp and grits were awesome!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:37 PM   #3154
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We're in building 37. I thought we'd hear some road noise, but nope! It IS very peaceful! And my DH discovered the fireworks from Epcot last night. Hadn't even thought about that.

Hi to all those who are here! If you see three "aged" (or should I say "experienced") folks (my mom is 88!) it's probably us.
I saw the fireworks from Epcot tonight walking back from the bus stop. I have been getting off at Peninsula road and then walking over to my building in the Southpoint area, I could even hear the music from Illuminations. It was a nice bonus
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #3155
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Well DH and I drove up today. Got in a bit later than we usually like to so there was nothing across from the HH but we ended up in 2310 and really like it. Not much in the way of a view...partial view of lake and fountain off one side of patio and partial view of back of HH off the other side...but the location is very convenient. One minute walk to Penninsular bus stop which is the first stop coming into the resort, and just a few minutes to walk to HH bus stop which is the last stop. If we use the HH stop to catch a bus going to a park and Penninsular stop to get off coming back we never have to do the bus tour of the whole resort

Got to our room as the skies opened up so took the hint and chilled out and rested up. Then we headed to MK where we watched the little stage show that lights up the castle, strolled through New Fantasyland...the roasted pork shank at Gaston's Tavern is AHmazing!...and caught the fireworks over icecream before heading back to our room. Got back to the room just as it was raining again. Not a bad night 8
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #3156
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We are staying Jan 9-14, going for the half and full marathon. We were told last year that you could walk over to Epcot from OKW for the races.
I saw another post in this thread that said you weren't able to walk to any of the parks. Is it possible since many roads are closed due to these races? If so, what bldg would be the best to request?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #3157
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We are staying Jan 9-14, going for the half and full marathon. We were told last year that you could walk over to Epcot from OKW for the races.
I saw another post in this thread that said you weren't able to walk to any of the parks. Is it possible since many roads are closed due to these races? If so, what bldg would be the best to request?
Maybe I am missing something, but I do not see any way to walk to EPCOT, the park is not that far away, but you have to cross a pretty busy roadway....unless there is another way to get there that I am missing
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #3158
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I personally do not think this is an option. If it is, it would be a lengthy walk IMHO.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #3159
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Just got back from a magnificent 6 day stay. Had a studio on Millers Road, 2225, which was very nice. We loved the gorgeous landscaping and the peaceful atmosphere. Took advantage of the boat to DTD many times. We will definitely be back.

Other than a golfer relieving himself by a tree in the middle of the course our trip couldn't have been better.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:13 AM   #3160
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We are staying Jan 9-14, going for the half and full marathon. We were told last year that you could walk over to Epcot from OKW for the races.
I saw another post in this thread that said you weren't able to walk to any of the parks. Is it possible since many roads are closed due to these races? If so, what bldg would be the best to request?
My husband and his friend have walked from OKW to the starting line that is on World Drive outside Epcot. But in the last few years, OKW advertised to guests that they should not walk to the start, but take a bus instead. Buses load at the Hospitality House. They don't go all around the resort like the theme park buses.

You cannot walk to Epcot from OKW.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #3161
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We stayed at OKW for 5 nights over thanksgiving. It was our first visit to OKW and we absolutely loved it so much I am working on buying into DVC for OKW sometime next year.

We stayed in 4511 and the view and quiet was awesome. We had the canal view where would could watch many boats go up and down the waterway. I laughed a few times when a few boaters early in the morning passed by our condo yelling "WAKE UP WAKE UP".

OKW was beautiful and just so relaxing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #3162
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We are staying Jan 9-14, going for the half and full marathon. We were told last year that you could walk over to Epcot from OKW for the races.
I saw another post in this thread that said you weren't able to walk to any of the parks. Is it possible since many roads are closed due to these races? If so, what bldg would be the best to request?
Like others, we did walk over. There was no traffic since it is so early in the am. You actually cut through the employee entrance area, crossed the street and followed the people. We were told to take the bus, but you had to get up even earlier and my husband enjoyed the extra hour sleep. We didn't have anyone tell us not to, nor did anyone try to stop us that morning. The only "issue" if you can call it that was once we dropped Dave off, me and the kids had to walk around the fencing that was put up to find a spot and chill for the start of the race.

We learned this from runners that we chatted with at the pool.

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #3163
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Hi,

I am so excited, and nobody in the "real world" understands.

I have just finished booking my 2013 trip. We only get Home every other year, being in the UK.

I have just booked 17 nights in an accessible 1 bedroom near Hospitality House!

This will be our first 3 week trip, starting on October 29th. We are staying at All Star Movies for the first 2 days. Then I have a studio at OKW booked, which I am hoping to change to either VWL, or AKV at the 7 month window. Then the stay in the 1 bedroom.

We have also just made the last payment on our master contract.
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Hi,

I am so excited, and nobody in the "real world" understands.

I have just finished booking my 2013 trip. We only get Home every other year, being in the UK.

I have just booked 17 nights in an accessible 1 bedroom near Hospitality House!

This will be our first 3 week trip, starting on October 29th. We are staying at All Star Movies for the first 2 days. Then I have a studio at OKW booked, which I am hoping to change to either VWL, or AKV at the 7 month window. Then the stay in the 1 bedroom.

We have also just made the last payment on our master contract.
That's so great! I totally agree about the real world comment... That's why we have the DIS!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #3165
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Thanks SAT887.

I was worried it would sound like I was bragging.

I have been counting down to being able to make this booking since this time last year, so having it all booked is great.
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