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Old 08-01-2007, 12:19 PM   #316
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Going out on a limb here but does anyone have any pics of the DSAs at the resorts??
I posted that same question a while ago. I think it would be nice to see the different DSA's too.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:55 AM   #317
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Just got back from Pop and the smoking rules there are very lax. We saw many ppl smoking on the balconies as well as the walkways. During the afternoon showers, many sat at the outside tables at the foodcourt and smoked. CM's walked by and seemed to notice nothing. We also found a DSA not noted on the map.... its down by the bus stop for Downtown Disney.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:56 AM   #318
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Anyone been to BWV lately? We're going in Jan. (standard view) and trying for figure where we should request to be near a DSA. The two grandma's bring the kids back for naps and really don't like to have to go separately to DSA. Am I living in a fantasy world that one would be almost right outside a room? Yeah, I probably am...............
I was there is June. I would request ground floor. 2 of them are outside the side entrances toward the pools.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:42 AM   #319
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This is very good news, I hope that this is the same when we go in October, DM and her BF are pretty heavy smokers. Thanks for the update.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:29 PM   #320
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We just got back from Pop yesterday. The frist morning I took a shower, our bathroom reaked of smoke and I couldn't figure out why. I assumed I got an old smoking room. Then we walked out and our 'neighbors' were smoking on the balcony/walkway. I assume they'd been smoking in the bathroom earlier.
There were several DSA's throughout the resort, but I don't think it mattered. People smoked whereever they felt like it. Balconies, walkways, by the pool...everywhere. And the ground was littered with cig butts. (I was making an actual effort to look for them to see the situation since the resort wide no-smoking change.)
Sadly, it didn't seem to be limited to the resort...people smoked throughout the parks, when and where they pleased.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:02 PM   #321
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I'm sorry if this has already been answered in the previous 22 pages, (unfortunately I do not have time to read them all), but is smoking still allowed in Jellyrolls?
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:02 PM   #322
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Former Smoking Rooms at OKW

I am not a regular poster on the Resorts board but I wanted to post that you need to stress when you check in about the room needing to be a former non smoking room when you check in, if that matters to you.

We stayed at OKW this past weekend for a long weekend. The first room we were in had not yet been cleaned. The beds were not made, the towels were on the floor, and there were dirty diapers in the trash. I called to the front desk to ask what to do. I was asked repeatedly, if the room had been cleaned, just not to my satisfaction. I answered repeatedly - the beds have not been made, the towels are on the floor and the trash has not been emptied. Finally, someone believed me and I was told to come to the front desk for a new room. We went and got the new room and went to that one, it was the closest room you could get to the turtle pond pool. Very nice location! However, it was a former smoking room. It smelled really bad. I was not about to ask for another room at this point!!! So, we just stayed in it. When we got home on Sunday night, I had to rewash all of the clothes we had not worn because they stunk.

I only say this because someone who has allergies may have huge problems in a room like this. Thankfully, my husband and I were fine, it just smelled. I kept spraying body spray (all I had to use) and it would help for a little bit, but when you would come back into the room from being gone - it would stink all over again.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:11 PM   #323
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The only downside to going all non smoking in my opinion

Is THIS situation. We have to have a NS room due to a medical condition and our reservation has always been marked that way and never been a problem. Now that the whole resort is non smoking, should I have my reservation flagged as "must be formerly nonsmoking room" due to medical condition or just deal with it upon checkin?
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #324
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hmmmm. interesting.

We just got back from WDW and the WLV and I asked at check in about this very thing. When we arrived at our room, I was not pleased to see non-smoking signs that didnt look like the ones we'd always seen everywhere else. But my freakishly sensative nose seemed alright with the place. I was thinking that they had done an excellent job cleaning up a former smoking room...but maybe not. Maybe that resort has different signs then elsewhere.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:44 PM   #325
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Semi - off topic --
When you check in and your room smells like smoke, call the front desk. They have a machine that they will bring to the room that sucks out all of the air. It is called an ozone machine, and it takes about an hour to work. I had to use it in a room that I had earlier in the year.

It literally takes all the air out of the room. When you re-enter the room, the outside "fresh" air comes in with you.

NEVER stay in the room while the machine is on. There have been cases where people have come back to the room while the machine is running, lied down to take a nap, and never woken up. They basically suffocated due to lack of air.

With all that said ... that little machine works wonders!
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:50 PM   #326
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When you check in and your room smells like smoke, call the front desk. They have a machine that they will bring to the room that sucks out all of the air. It is called an ozone machine, and it takes about an hour to work. I had to use it in a room that I had earlier in the year.

It literally takes all the air out of the room. When you re-enter the room, the outside "fresh" air comes in with you.

NEVER stay in the room while the machine is on. There have been cases where people have come back to the room while the machine is running, lied down to take a nap, and never woken up. They basically suffocated due to lack of air.

With all that said ... that little machine works wonders!
I was once in a Westin (Before they went non smoking) and they brought one of these "little machines" in - It didn't work. The room still reeked when I returned.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:28 PM   #327
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When you check in and your room smells like smoke, call the front desk. They have a machine that they will bring to the room that sucks out all of the air. It is called an ozone machine, and it takes about an hour to work. I had to use it in a room that I had earlier in the year.

It literally takes all the air out of the room. When you re-enter the room, the outside "fresh" air comes in with you.

NEVER stay in the room while the machine is on. There have been cases where people have come back to the room while the machine is running, lied down to take a nap, and never woken up. They basically suffocated due to lack of air.

With all that said ... that little machine works wonders!
A note to all asthmatics:

As a fellow sufferer, I just read this note about the ozone machine and it immediately set off CRITICAL bells ringing for me. I once had one of these gizmos and, not only did it cause MAJOR reactions for me when it was running, but, the residual ozone in the air STILL caused me no end of breathing difficulties & grief. If you are reactive to ozone, make sure that you tell the front desk not only about the smoke, but that the ozone generating machine may cause you to have EVEN MORE problems and that they HAVE to find you a room that doesn't have the smell of smoke in it.

People may debate the position Disney has on a variety of topics, but one thing that Disney definitely does NOT want to have to deal with is causing injury of one of their guests when it is DOCUMENTED as being avoidable!

Enjoy the Magic, but be careful so you CAN enjoy the magic!
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:44 PM   #328
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Does anyone know what the former smoking buildings at the POP were? I have severe asthma and I know there is no way a smoking room can be turned into a nonsmoking room in such a short time unless you tear the walls out, get rid of carpet/drapes/mattress/possibly furniture, etc. In other words, gut the room. For asthmatics, it's not the just the smell that triggers an attack.

I'd rather avoid former smoking rooms altogether and I'm checking in during a busy time, so changing rooms may not be an option. I would like to get it right the first time. Of course, I've mentioned the medical necessity of an "always nonsmoking room" on my reservation, but I'd just as soon have those building numbers stored away in my head for reference at check-in.

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Old 08-10-2007, 03:43 PM   #329
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There was not a smoking building at Pop, but rather smoking floors. The 4th floor in the first building was smoking and the 3rd and 4th floors in the ninth building were smoking.
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There was not a smoking building at Pop, but rather smoking floors. The 4th floor in the first building was smoking and the 3rd and 4th floors in the ninth building were smoking.
That is very helpful and I'm sorry to pester, but what do those building numbers correlate to? My POP map only lists them by decade and gives room numbers, such as the "Lady" building being a '50s building with rooms 1101-1472. If you could help me identify them, I'd really appreciate it.

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