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Old 07-10-2007, 08:07 AM   #271
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Why do they have those trash cans still there?
We did the dining plan this yr so we went to several other resorts for meals and were very surprised (almost annoyed but not really so) to see the difference in smoking areas at diff resorts. Seemed some of the nicer resorts had bunches of them.
Okay, the trash cans are probably still there because as you noticed, people WILL still smoke wherever they please (until Disney starts emphasizing/enforcing the smoking rules) and at least this way, people - ideally - aren't using the ground as an ashtray.

As for the number of smoking areas at each resort? Don't feel badly - Contemporary only has three; I think so does Wilderness Lodge; Animal Kingdom only has three or four. If you go back through this thread, I think I posted the counts at each resort, based on the great maps Canadian Guy and Trekker linked.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:23 AM   #272
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Okay, the trash cans are probably still there because as you noticed, people WILL still smoke wherever they please (until Disney starts emphasizing/enforcing the smoking rules) and at least this way, people - ideally - aren't using the ground as an ashtray.

As for the number of smoking areas at each resort? Don't feel badly - Contemporary only has three; I think so does Wilderness Lodge; Animal Kingdom only has three or four. If you go back through this thread, I think I posted the counts at each resort, based on the great maps Canadian Guy and Trekker linked.
I noticed 3 areas on the Contemporary map but in actuality there were several ares near the front main entrance and around the corner, so I guess it just felt like more sq footage (lol)
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:53 PM   #273
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Hi all. Is there a no smoking policy in Florida like there is in California or is this WDW policy?

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Old 07-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #274
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Hi all. Is there a no smoking policy in Florida like there is in California or is this WDW policy?

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Florida has a no smoking law very simular to California's. It only went into eefect a couple of years ago...I think California's was 1996, if I remember correctly
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Florida has a no smoking law very simular to California's. It only went into eefect a couple of years ago...I think California's was 1996, if I remember correctly
Hi Eeyoresnr. Thanks for the reply.

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Old 07-12-2007, 11:50 PM   #276
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Other DSA locations were on 2nd and 3rd floors of some buildings, though I think it was the buildings without much land around them.

Do you know the names of the buildings that have these? It might be nicer for DH than hiking outside . . . Thanks so much!!!!
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:37 AM   #277
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my Dh mom is a smoker and was with us at the GF last week she could smoke on the back side of the main building I dont smoke but they seemed very spread out
I saw people smoking on their balconies at sugar loaf one night the nest day they were at the desk arguing saying they werent
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:35 PM   #278
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Do you know the names of the buildings that have these? It might be nicer for DH than hiking outside . . . Thanks so much!!!!
Not off the top of my head, but they were the ones closest to the luau grounds, I think.

And they're outside. A hike is still involved, though an elevator might not be
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:13 PM   #279
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When I booked our upcoming September trip in May I did not know that resorts would be non-smoking in June. I didn't book a preferred view room 'cause I didn't want to spend the extra $, I did, however, request a smoking room. I checked WDW site weekly and my reservations did not note a preferred room, but now they do. I'm wondering if this is so I can be closer to the DSAs as there seem to be several around the preferred building?
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:25 PM   #280
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When I booked our upcoming September trip in May I did not know that resorts would be non-smoking in June. I didn't book a preferred view room 'cause I didn't want to spend the extra $, I did, however, request a smoking room. I checked WDW site weekly and my reservations did not note a preferred room, but now they do. I'm wondering if this is so I can be closer to the DSAs as there seem to be several around the preferred building?
That could be. You should have been contacted by Disney, though, and advised of the new policy. They called us and gave us an option to be moved closer to a DSA, although at the time they didnít have any information on the locations. We were already paying for a preferred room and were afraid of where they might try to move us.

We made our reservations months ago to stay at the GF in October and requested a smoking room. When Disney called to advise of the policy they offered to change our room to a location closer to a DSA, but the CM didnít know where the DSAís would be. We had paid extra for an MK view and requested the Conch Key lodge so we left the ressie like it was until we knew more. As it turned out, it was closer to a DSA than any of the other lodges so we were going to keep that request. Now I just found out that the GF is undergoing a rehab and the concierge in the Sugar Loaf lodge may be moved to Conch Key in October, meaning we couldnít stay in Conch Key. Iím really trying to avoid Sago Key (have stayed there before, donít want to go back). Iím thinking about changing our ressies to the main building to take advantage of the 3rd floor DSA in that building. Has anybody seen that DSA or have any info on it? We will be paying for 2 rooms for our group so the extra cost would be substantial, but the DSAís for the other lodge buildings seem to be so inconvenient.
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Old 07-15-2007, 03:46 PM   #281
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The Poly buildings with DSA's "connected" are:

Tuvalu: 3rd Floor
Fiji: 2nd Floor
Aotearo: 2nd Floor

As Mary2e said, these buildings are closest to the Luau Cove. It would infact be extremely convienent if you were to be placed in one of those buildings. All 3 offer garden view rooms, 2 offer Lagoon view, and 1 offers MK view rooms.

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I tried to find some pictures of this area, but had very little success. From exterior photos, it is a recessed balcony with tile flooring with tables and chairs. There are several large glass doors that open to 3rd floor foyer of the lobby. I hope your able to work something out!
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Thanks, Irishhockey & Mary2e, for the great info! My DH said it's no big deal (as far as proximity to the DSA's), but I know after a long, hot day in the parks, his perception might be a bit different.
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I can tell you MY perception was very different. I was pooped and didn't like hiking to a DSA
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:43 PM   #284
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The Poly buildings with DSA's "connected" are:

Tuvalu: 3rd Floor
Fiji: 2nd Floor
Aotearo: 2nd Floor

As Mary2e said, these buildings are closest to the Luau Cove. It would infact be extremely convienent if you were to be placed in one of those buildings. All 3 offer garden view rooms, 2 offer Lagoon view, and 1 offers MK view rooms.

Krbq:
I tried to find some pictures of this area, but had very little success. From exterior photos, it is a recessed balcony with tile flooring with tables and chairs. There are several large glass doors that open to 3rd floor foyer of the lobby. I hope your able to work something out!
Thank you, Irishhockey!! That's just what I needed to know. One of our smokers is a 21-year-old attractive female who's also a night owl and I'm concerned about her wandering the grounds alone at night looking for a DSA. Considering how spread out the DSA's at the GF appear to be, peace of mind about her personal safety would be worth the extra cost. I called CRO and unfortunately there's nothing at all available in the main building for our dates. Oh, well, I'll keep calling and maybe my luck will change.

As for the DSA on the 3rd floor at the Tuvalu (Poly), in 2005 we stayed in the 3rd floor room right next to the exterior stairs for that building. The top landing of the stairs had a nice outdoor seating area with cushioned chairs and a table. That's probably what is now a DSA. The room we had there was a Magic Kingdom view (or what they're now calling "Theme Park view").
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:49 PM   #285
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maybe you could help me!

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The Poly buildings with DSA's "connected" are:

Tuvalu: 3rd Floor
Fiji: 2nd Floor
Aotearo: 2nd Floor

As Mary2e said, these buildings are closest to the Luau Cove. It would infact be extremely convienent if you were to be placed in one of those buildings. All 3 offer garden view rooms, 2 offer Lagoon view, and 1 offers MK view rooms.

Krbq:
I tried to find some pictures of this area, but had very little success. From exterior photos, it is a recessed balcony with tile flooring with tables and chairs. There are several large glass doors that open to 3rd floor foyer of the lobby. I hope your able to work something out!
\You seem to have a good idea about the dsa.Maybe you could give me a heads up. I plan on going to the ohanna one night. I tried to find the dsa and was confused. I guess the restaurant is on the second floor. Do you know where the nearest dsa would be. I am a little confused with the map as I am not familiar with the Poly. YOur help would be appreciated. Thanks
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