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Old 01-14-2012, 09:45 PM   #1741
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Well I did it. We're staying at the 2 DVC resorts with the least DSA's in August
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #1742
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Well I did it. We're staying at the 2 DVC resorts with the least DSA's in August
Must be BLT and AKV. Hahaha. Those are the two we stayed at too. It was a challenge! That's why I'm back on here...trying to decide where ELSE to try next time. Parks were no problem for me but those two resorts made it really hard to have that 1st and last ones of the day!
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #1743
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Must be BLT and AKV. Hahaha. Those are the two we stayed at too. It was a challenge! That's why I'm back on here...trying to decide where ELSE to try next time. Parks were no problem for me but those two resorts made it really hard to have that 1st and last ones of the day!
Yes you guessed correctly but I LOVE AKV and the kids really want to try BLT. I requested close to elevator for both so we'll see.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #1744
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Thinking on CSR for our next resort stay. Are there any dsa at any of the outside bar areas where you could snack and have a drink and chill ? What's the best building to request to be close to a nice dsa area kinda out of the way of other non smokers? What about pool areas any dsa areas at any of them?
Thank you in advance for any info.
We stayed there a few of Christmas's ago and I could swear I was allowed to smoke at the outside bar and seat areas around there. It was about 3 years ago so things could have changed. Most other areas were along the main path in front of the buildings.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:43 PM   #1745
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I have maps.. somewhere in this house! but I do know when we did smoke (just quit this last Jan.) every trip more and more of the dsas were disappearing, and more and more benches in the dsas left were gone, too.

but we agree on one thing. giving smokers less places to smoke is back firing.

I don't like walking right past them now either (makes me want one!), but eliminating dsas is a bad idea.

sometimes Disney does learn. example: the dsa near the dancing fountain in epcot. it was so far back far away from the fountains or the walkway, no where near a door to mouse gears. anyone would have to make a pointto walk back into that area to get near it. so, disney took it away!
well, so many of us smokers just kept using it as a dsa anyway. we knew it should be one. not ususally a rule breaker, but we all knew we weren't bothering anyone by smoking way back there. so Disney brought it back!!!
This is one thing I do not understand. Disney wants people to smoke in certain areas but they keep moving them or taking them away. I remember a few that were out of the way, off the beaten path so to speak. They are now gone. All this will do is make people smoke where ever they feel like it out of frustration. I see it all the time, smokers hiding out, in out of the way areas because they can't find anywhere to go. How do I know? Because I do it sometimes. There were even a few walking around World Showcase smoking the last time we were there.
Most smokers have no problem smoking in DSA's, myself included. Just make them known and well marked for smokers and non-smokers a like. Nothing worse than getting stared down by a soccer mom as you are smoking in the proper area and you have to show them the smoking area signs for them to get off their high horse.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #1746
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We stayed there a few of Christmas's ago and I could swear I was allowed to smoke at the outside bar and seat areas around there. It was about 3 years ago so things could have changed. Most other areas were along the main path in front of the buildings.
I usually stay at values - you used to be able to smoke at the outdoor bar, but that changed sometime between Nov. 2009 and Sept. 2011.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #1747
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I am looking for smoking at the Dolphin...anyone??
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #1748
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Smoking at the Dolphin is convenient. Ashtrays outside of almost every door. The best place I found was out the door near the giftshop, lots of benches and completely covered by a large canopy.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #1749
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Yes, and yes it is a hike to get to a DSA from BLT. If I was a non smoker I would have liked BLT a lot better. OKW and SSR are a lot more smoker-friendly IMO. Sorry!
We are staying there (BLT) in May. I am thinking that I will request a room close to an elevator and hope I get it. Would that be the best place for me to request to have easier access to a DSA?
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #1750
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Does anyone know how the dsa's are at the Beach Club Villa's? We staying there this May, both my hubby and myself smoke, so I'm curious about the "smoking section". Thanks!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:21 AM   #1751
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Well I did it. We're staying at the 2 DVC resorts with the least DSA's in August
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Must be BLT and AKV. Hahaha. Those are the two we stayed at too. It was a challenge! That's why I'm back on here...trying to decide where ELSE to try next time. Parks were no problem for me but those two resorts made it really hard to have that 1st and last ones of the day!
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We are staying there (BLT) in May. I am thinking that I will request a room close to an elevator and hope I get it. Would that be the best place for me to request to have easier access to a DSA?
WYZE01...give me locations at AKV. Just decided last week, I'll be tagging along with DD and family during Spring Break...leave in 18 days! Have to get income tax info to accountant before we leave so I won't have a whole lot of time to do research! My trips are usually planned a year in advance.

As for BLT...I really didn't have a problem staying there but, yes, a room close to an elevator would be a good idea. I've posted BLT's DSA's here (go back a page or 2) and they weren't that bad. I kinda enjoyed the "time alone" away from the rest of the family. Any help on AKV would be appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:18 PM   #1752
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There are only 2 now. One on the way to the bus stop (little path to the right) one bench in the sun. The other on the path to the right as you come out the back entrance. Two benches on each side of the path; shaded
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:51 AM   #1753
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Hi there.
I was wondering if someone could tell me what the current law is around the disney parks as regards smoking.
Im using my Droid at the moment so i cant search back through the thread very quickly.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:43 PM   #1754
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I was wondering if someone could tell me what the current law is around the disney parks as regards smoking.
Im using my Droid at the moment so i cant search back through the thread very quickly.

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Smoking is only allowed at the Designated Smoking Areas
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There are only 2 now. One on the way to the bus stop (little path to the right) one bench in the sun. The other on the path to the right as you come out the back entrance. Two benches on each side of the path; shaded
THANKS...hopefully we'll get a room close to the center but knowing DD she'll probably REQUEST a room on one of the ends!
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