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Old 01-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #3271
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What section should I request? We did not get the HH booking section. We are staying with two boys ages 9 and 15. This is our first visit to OKW, but we have been to Disney nearly every year so will spend a lot of time at the resort as the parks are not something we have to conquer commando style! The boys will want to swim daily and use our refillable mugs. Me? I really, really do not want to hear the buses (I have read there are buildings where you hear their brakes squeaking a lot). I would love a pretty water view. Any suggestions?
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What section should I request? We did not get the HH booking section. We are staying with two boys ages 9 and 15. This is our first visit to OKW, but we have been to Disney nearly every year so will spend a lot of time at the resort as the parks are not something we have to conquer commando style! The boys will want to swim daily and use our refillable mugs. Me? I really, really do not want to hear the buses (I have read there are buildings where you hear their brakes squeaking a lot). I would love a pretty water view. Any suggestions?
Request building 27, 62, or 63 in that order. Those are the next closest to the HH. We got building 27 for a last minute trip last July and we loved it.
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If your boys are happy with swimming at one of the non-themed pools then try the Turtle Pond area.
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If your boys are happy with swimming at one of the non-themed pools then try the Turtle Pond area.
Oh, we definitely want the themed pool area! It's one of the main reasons we chose OKW!
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Oh, we definitely want the themed pool area! It's one of the main reasons we chose OKW!
In that case, with non-HH reservations, ask for a room in buildings 62-64. This resort map may help you.
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In that case, with non-HH reservations, ask for a room in buildings 62-64. This resort map may help you.
When should I request those buildings? I know at online check-in you are allowed to request two areas? What is the area called that has buildings 62-64? Thanks so much!
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If your boys are happy with swimming at one of the non-themed pools then try the Turtle Pond area.
If you are going during winter, you may enjoy the Turtle Pond pool, which is kept warmer than the main pool. We just came back from a stay in building 35 and loved it. It is a reasonably short walk to HH (I must say we like walking) and also to the Turtle Pond pool.
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When should I request those buildings? I know at online check-in you are allowed to request two areas? What is the area called that has buildings 62-64? Thanks so much!
Just call member services and add a request to your reservation. For future reference, if you use the DVC members site to book your reservation, you can put in the request at the time you book your room.
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Also keep in mind that ANY room is only as far from the main pool as the nearest bus stop, and there are 5 of those!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #3280
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Also keep in mind that ANY room is only as far from the main pool as the nearest bus stop, and there are 5 of those!
Well said. I would never be deterred from staying in a building because is looks "far" from the pool. Turtle pond area is a 5 minute walk to the main pool.

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:22 AM   #3281
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I tried doing a search for this first, but didn't find what I was looking for....I found the list of the big kitchen stuff, but I need to know what utensils there are beyond tableware. I'm assuming there are the usual stirring spoons, spatulas and such for cooking, right?
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I tried doing a search for this first, but didn't find what I was looking for....I found the list of the big kitchen stuff, but I need to know what utensils there are beyond tableware. I'm assuming there are the usual stirring spoons, spatulas and such for cooking, right?
Yes, they have those things too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #3283
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but I need to know what utensils there are beyond tableware. I'm assuming there are the usual stirring spoons, spatulas and such for cooking, right?
You'll find cutting boards, strainer, asst. knives (pairing, long carving etc.), and yes, spatula, stirring spoon, whisk, tongs, veg. peeler, measuring cup, measuring spoons, and also a wine opener!

If you're missing an item you need (and some things do go missing) just call housekeeping and they will bring you a replacement!

I love cooking in my OKW kitchen, they are well appointed!

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Love okw! Just wish they had more dining options.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #3285
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This is probably old news but with the new early online check-in that I used today, these were the check-in options (I was disappointed to see there was no option for "near the HH area" or "canal view"):

You may select up to 2 room requests.
Dual Bathroom Entrances

Second Floor

Fairway View

Lower Floor

Near Transportation

Miller's Road Area

Peninsular Road Area

South Point Road Area

Old Turtle Pond Road Area
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