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Old 02-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #1156
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Remember my post about a smoker in the room next door to me at Port Orleans and I was going to contact WDW about how the situation was handled?

I received a phone call and I would be getting a refund of $460!

I heard incorrectly. We only received a refund of $160.

I was thinking wow Disney sure is being generous. LOL
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #1157
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Y'know, that actually makes sense - $160 is about the cost of one night's stay, isn't it? $460 would have been a LOT nicer, but any refund is good!
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:49 PM   #1158
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Smoke on balcony?

I read a bit further back someone mentioned you can smoke on balconies. that is incorrect, right?

I dont want to get in trouble when we are there.

We are staying at BCV, SSR and AKV.

I hear AKV doesn't have a lot of areas.

I looked at what I think is a current map of SSR and it says you can smoke out in front of each building. Does anyone know if that is correct. That seems like a pretty smoker friendly resort if it is.

I posted a month or so ago about the BCV areas so I got that one under control

TIA for any input
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #1159
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The balcony information is incorrect. SSR seems very smoker friendly and you have the locations correct. AKL not so much as there is only 2 locations. Between the main entrance and the bus stop and the other is near the playground
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:06 AM   #1160
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I tried reading through many pages here, but I need to ask a question about Pop - we are booked for preferred but I need a DSA close to that. Where should I request in preferred? TY!!
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preferred is most of the 60s, one end each of 50s and 70s. ask for 1st floor, 50s. there is a DSA in the courtyard between the 50s bldgs. there is a DSA outside the entrance to the main bldg., nearer the 50s and there is a DSA by the petals pool bar.
the 70s has NO DSA at all! (there is a DSA along the lake, so you would be near it only if you have lakeview.)
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:49 PM   #1163
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I would actually reconsider the 'preferred' booking, unless that's all that was available. Pop is relatively compact, and most DSAs are along the walkway around the resort. PERFECT location would be "Building 5 facing the lake. There are (at least) two convenient DSAs.
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I would actually reconsider the 'preferred' booking, unless that's all that was available. Pop is relatively compact, and most DSAs are along the walkway around the resort. PERFECT location would be "Building 5 facing the lake. There are (at least) two convenient DSAs.
This is our 1st time at Pop, sorry to be dumb here - what is Building 5? Which decade is that? Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:52 PM   #1165
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60s, to the left of the Hippy Dippy pool when you're standing with your back to Classic Hall. There may be other buildings with multiple walkway DSAs, but I'm sure about this one
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:42 AM   #1166
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if you reconsider "preferred", as Katy suggested. we also like the 50s building near by the lake (maybe it's bldg. 3?, or C?) because you have the option on 2 DSAs, the one in the courtyard of the 50s I spole of, and the one along the lake. nebo and I counted steps from our room, and they were the exact same distance! we liked the one by the lake, cause we could feed the ducks.
another reason to forgo the "preferred"... it usedto be the 60s. now it can be one end of 50s or 70s. if you are on gound or 2nd floor, great. (I always consider one flight of stairs no biggie). but 3rd or 4th floor, you still have to walk backto the elevators in the center of the bldg. so you are technically no closer to the food court, bus stops, than many standard rooms on the same floor!
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:16 AM   #1168
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Hello!
We are SO new to this whole DW-World!

We (2 adults, 4 yr old dd, 1/2 yr old dd, 2 month old dd) and my parents are traveling to DW in October for the very FIRST time, ever! We are all very excited but have no clue what we are doing. lol

My parents smoke..so I assumed I would just get them a good old smoking room and be done with it - I had NO idea that there were no smoking rooms anymore. Oh my goodness. Im flippin out because im affrraid my parents are going to flip out! ha

Not sure where we should stay now...

Dont know if its better for us to stay at value resort - 2 seperate rooms, or maybe check into a villa!?! Any suggestions? Hopefully my parents will still go despite this non-smoking business..yikes. (u dont know my parents lol)

Im assuming that there is NO smoking at the actual parks? Is that right??? Please tell me im wrong...

Thanks in advance!
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Im assuming that there is NO smoking at the actual parks? Is that right??? Please tell me im wrong...

Thanks in advance!
There are DSA's in every park
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:00 AM   #1170
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turner, yes, there is smoking in the parks. check out the maps with the DSAs listed, and print them out ahead of time for your parents. the DSAs are also listed on the park maps you get at the front gates.

hubby and I both smoke, but he smokes a LOT. we never stay off site. when they instituted the no smoking rooms, I wondered if he would change his tune... NO WAY! he loves staying onsite so much, we just deal with it.

the deluxe resorts are the most difficult for smokers. you have to leave your room, walk down a long hallway, to the elevator, walk to the outside, etc etc.
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now the moderate and value resorts are much more smoker friendly. if you request a ground floor, close to a DSA, you should be good. then, at checkin, ask again to see that room on the map and the DSAS. you don't have to take the first room they offer you. we often say,
"what else have you got?"

carribean beach has DSAs just about by every building. and most of the tables by the pool bar are smoking.
Port orleans, riverside has dsas at every quiet pool, one by the main pool, and others throughout.
pop century has them all along the lake. don't stay in the 70s, there is none there.
you could rent a villa or 2 studios at saaratoga springs or key west, orrent points (it's a DVC). they are smoker freindly, a dsa outside every building. (rumour has it people have been known to smoke on the balconies.)

the cabins at fort wilderness. I have never stayed there, but you can smoke on the decks of your cabin.

If you have all the maps printed out for them, with the dsas, they should feel better about it. good luck!!
there are maps of the resorts, too, with the DSAs.
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