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Old 04-02-2008, 07:08 AM   #571
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Thanks for the input. I want to request a room right outside the DSA's so I can just grab a quick smoke and relax at night when the little one's are alseep and not have to walk far to do so.

I was thinking the same thing that if they put non smokers in rooms right by the DSA and they walk out into a cloud of smoke, you know the complaints are going to start up again. It stinks. We stayed at CBR last May and we smoked on our balcony. It was great and we are considerate smokers. The entire time we were there, while we were out smoking, we never had anyone pass by and if they did, I wouldn't have blown smoke around.

I would assume they are being pretty strict on this rule so trying to sneak a smoke probably wouldn't work. I read they are fining $250.00.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:19 AM   #572
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Perhaps somebody could PM me with this information because I don't want to stray from the boards primary topic.

Are there any maps that have a list of the DSA's in the Parks themselves?

The places at Disneyland in Cali were actually very convenient - if I wanted to smoke (which happened twice over the full day) I would go to a little stand where people were selling something and ask them where the closest one was - usually not more than a 30 second walk away - but I know the Florida parks are much bigger!

Again - if you want to PM me that would be great - or if there is just a link to post to maps that would be cool too.

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Old 04-02-2008, 12:43 PM   #573
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Perhaps somebody could PM me with this information because I don't want to stray from the boards primary topic.

Are there any maps that have a list of the DSA's in the Parks themselves?

The places at Disneyland in Cali were actually very convenient - if I wanted to smoke (which happened twice over the full day) I would go to a little stand where people were selling something and ask them where the closest one was - usually not more than a 30 second walk away - but I know the Florida parks are much bigger!

Again - if you want to PM me that would be great - or if there is just a link to post to maps that would be cool too.

Thanks

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Here is a link to the park maps: http://www.wdwinfo.com/maps/index.htm

When you look at the parks you will see the DSA's on the map, they're designated with a a lit cigarette in a circle. Most of the DSA's are a little "hidden" in the parks, but they're great to get away from the hustle & bustle and they are all over the place if you know where to look.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:09 PM   #574
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Question about AKV 1 bedrooms and DSAs

We're going to be staying for the first time at AKV in August and I was wondering if anyone knows the best rooms to ask for that are close to a DSA. By looking at the map there are only 3 ?!? and none of them seem especially close to rooms.

Any advice on room numbers/locations? We're in a one bedroom villa savanna view, and really really like that first cig/coffee in the morning!

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Old 04-21-2008, 10:08 AM   #575
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My husband smokes like a train engine!

My husband smokes ALL THE TIME. Is he going to be able to walk around the parks with a cigarette in his mouth? What if we have one of those electric air purifier machines that pulls in cigarette smoke if he could get away with an occasional cigarette in the pop century, or does pop century have a place to smoke?

I really want to plan a trip so bad, but with him smoking like he does, it may ruin everything for me.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:34 AM   #576
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My husband smokes ALL THE TIME. Is he going to be able to walk around the parks with a cigarette in his mouth? What if we have one of those electric air purifier machines that pulls in cigarette smoke if he could get away with an occasional cigarette in the pop century, or does pop century have a place to smoke?

I really want to plan a trip so bad, but with him smoking like he does, it may ruin everything for me.
No, your husband will not be able to walk around the parks with a cigarette in his mouth. Both the parks and the resorts have designated smoking areas and he is allowed to smoke in those areas only. I am a smoker also, but I find that I am so busy while at Disney that I smoke very little and when I do, the smoking areas are very convenient - they are marked on the maps but you can just ask a CM and they will direct you to the nearest smoking area.
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Old 04-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #577
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The DSAs in the parks are very convenient and some are tucked out of the way for a nice quiet smoke. They are clearly marked on all park maps. All it takes is a look at the map before you begin your day. As far as the resorts' DSAs, they are clearly marked too.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:26 AM   #578
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Since this policy has been in place for awhile -

I was wondering if anyone here has personally
been charged the "room recovery fee" for smoking on their balcony.

And I do mean personally been charged -your room, while you were staying there or upon checkout - not "I heard someone was", or, "A CM told me that____" .

If you have been personally charged the fee, would you please share the circumstances? The method of approach by cast, resort, cash customer vs dvc, etc..

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Old 04-23-2008, 09:38 AM   #579
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Since this policy has been in place for awhile -

I was wondering if anyone here has personally
been charged the "room recovery fee" for smoking on their balcony.

And I do mean personally been charged -your room, while you were staying there or upon checkout - not "I heard someone was", or, "A CM told me that____" .

If you have been personally charged the fee, would you please share the circumstances? The method of approach by cast, etc..

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Old 04-26-2008, 01:00 AM   #580
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My husband smokes ALL THE TIME. Is he going to be able to walk around the parks with a cigarette in his mouth? What if we have one of those electric air purifier machines that pulls in cigarette smoke if he could get away with an occasional cigarette in the pop century, or does pop century have a place to smoke?

I really want to plan a trip so bad, but with him smoking like he does, it may ruin everything for me.
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PLEASE. PLEASE, PLEASE!!! do NOT let him walk around the parks with a cig in his mouth!!!!!! It will only ruin it for the rest of us! there are actually people who want to do away with smoking TOTALLY in the parks! and those that don't obey the rules will only ruin it for the rest of us, who stick to our DSA's.
(just like those who insist on leaving their butts on the ground, instead of in the conveniently located ashtrays)
(It sounds lke you don't realize there are designated smoking areas in the parks, AND at the resorts) many are quite nice.
pop century has many DSA's . the worst location for a smoker is the 70's section. but the 80's has one, the 60's and the 50's. I suggest the 50's., ask for a room near the lake. there are also DSA's along the walkway , along the lake. there is one near the 50's building where the ducks congregate. we had a lot of fun smoking and feeding the ducks!
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:59 AM   #581
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I agree with pp ! I did not lwave 1 butt on the ground I made sure every one was disposed of correctly!!I can't say saw anyone walking around smokin' But I confess a couple of times when I couldn't find a DSA I snuck off somewhere , but stiill no butts left!! I do think they need to sign them better though!!
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #582
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My husband smokes ALL THE TIME. Is he going to be able to walk around the parks with a cigarette in his mouth? What if we have one of those electric air purifier machines that pulls in cigarette smoke if he could get away with an occasional cigarette in the pop century, or does pop century have a place to smoke?

I really want to plan a trip so bad, but with him smoking like he does, it may ruin everything for me.
Please don't smoke in the rooms even with an air cleaner!!
If I was to get your room after he smokes in it, (even with an air cleaner) I will spend my Disney vacation in the hospital and probably no refund either! And will be sick for months after.
There are NO air cleaners that take out the Formaldehyde or Propylene Glycol from the cigarettes. These cleaners only take out the odor/smoke haze but the chemicals stay and attach to carpet, drapes, furniture, clothing, etc.

I beg you please, to consider the 16% of the population with Chemical Sensitivities! (Not an allergy!, no medication for it!)
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We're going to be staying for the first time at AKV in August and I was wondering if anyone knows the best rooms to ask for that are close to a DSA. By looking at the map there are only 3 ?!? and none of them seem especially close to rooms.

Any advice on room numbers/locations? We're in a one bedroom villa savanna view, and really really like that first cig/coffee in the morning!

TIA
Actually there are only 2 now. At the front entrance on the way to the bus stop and ALL the way in the back at the playground of all places
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:07 PM   #584
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I really have to wonder about the person who decided a smoking area near the playground at AKL was a good idea. The one outside the entrance to the health club at the VWL was another dumb choice.
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We just came back from Disney. The smoking areas at AKL are very strange. You are standing just a few feet away from the playground. Also at night it is very dark and remote - not a good plan. Other than the playground area, it is a long hike to the front of the lobby-bus area!

We were at OKW - they have the most accommodating areas of any of the resorts!

I didn't realize until we were there that each resort designated there own areas - it wasn't a general plan by Disney or DVC.
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