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Old 08-09-2010, 12:55 AM   #1351
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and if it's in an area that has ALWAYS been a dsa, (like the fountains) or way outside the france pavillion I WILL play "dumb". now I heard the one by the fountains is back! (as well it should be)
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:44 AM   #1352
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THV smoking

I was looking at the map for the THV and I did not see any DSA on it, Where do you smoke there?
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #1353
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Poly DSA's

Just got back from the Poly and it seemed very smoker friendly. There were dsa's everywhere. Stayed in Samoa and there was a DSA on the 2nd floor landing (not on the map) that made it very convenient.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #1354
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I was looking at the map for the THV and I did not see any DSA on it, Where do you smoke there?
Someone else just posted that they were told that smoking at the bottom of the stairs near the BBQ area was the DSA for the treehouses.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #1355
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So, do you find it preferable to ensure it's out via the "stamp out" method on your shoe/ground/whatever? or the "roll it between your fingers so the remaining tobacco/cherry fall out" method?

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and if it's in an area that has ALWAYS been a dsa, (like the fountains) or way outside the france pavillion I WILL play "dumb". now I heard the one by the fountains is back! (as well it should be)
Glad about the one by the fountains, but I'm not giving up my DSA in the back corner of France. No one goes there except other smokers, KWIM?
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:27 PM   #1356
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Does anybody have any specific room numbers of convenient locations to DSA's at Boardwalk, BW Villas, Beach Club, or BC Villas? We will be requesting first floor, and booking a standard view/studio. Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:39 PM   #1357
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Rather than EVER request a specific room number, simply request "close to a designated smoking area" or "as close as possible to a designated smoking area". Or just expect to walk a bit to get to one
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:35 AM   #1358
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Just back from WDW... Bummed they took out the DSA on the path going from Test Track to the cool spot thing...
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:16 PM   #1359
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Just back from WDW... Bummed they took out the DSA on the path going from Test Track to the cool spot thing...
Yeah, I noticed that one was gone back in April.

Is the DSA in China really gone or is that just a nasty rumor?
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:46 AM   #1360
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Rather than EVER request a specific room number, simply request "close to a designated smoking area" or "as close as possible to a designated smoking area". Or just expect to walk a bit to get to one
Correct. If the specific room number you request is not available at the time of check in you could be allocated a room anywhere .... and I mean anywhere! Then you end up fumbling around with plans trying to figure out where the nearest DSA is in relation to where they want to put you.

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Yeah, I noticed that one was gone back in April.

Is the DSA in China really gone or is that just a nasty rumor?
That would be 2 good ones gone. Moving them is one thing. Removing them completely causes problems.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:52 PM   #1361
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Hi. I have a fairly specific question I'm hoping someone can answer. We stayed at CBR in 06/10 and the DSAs were nice and very convenient. We had to go downstairs and and around the building, but that was no problem. There were 6 of us and we would leave one adult or the teenager w/ the kids. I am going in Jan. w/ just 1 adult and child (10, so not too young). I was going to request 1st floor/courtyard in one of the buildings w/ a DSA in that courtyard. You literally step off the walkway/sidewalk and you're in the courtyard. I could sit in front of the room and not be 10 feet from the door, so I am okay with stepping out to smoke while she is sleeping. And there are table umbrellas if it rains (yeah, been there done that).
That being said, I have now decided I want to stay at POP related to price and shorter bus times. I've read to request 1st floor building 5 lakeside, but exactly how close are the DSAs to the rooms? If I'm not right in front of the room, I'm not comfortable w/ that. On a side note, at POP, i'd have to rent a fridge and bring my coffe pot, but that's do-able. I'd prefer to stay at POP, but if the DSAs aren't right outside the door, it may not work for us.
Has anyone stayed at both CBR and POP to know what I'm talking about?
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:26 AM   #1362
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hate to burst your bubble, but, no, they aren't "right" outside the door. check out the map. some are close, depends where your room is.
there is a DSA in the 50's section. courtyard, down from the pool that is "right" outside a few rooms, but I don't know the chances of getting those specific rooms.
lakeside,.. the bldgs. are shaped like "T"s. the closer you are to the end, the closer to the lake and a DSA. the closer you are to the elevators, the further you are from the DSAs.
check out the resort maps with DSAs to see what I mean.

(some of therooms, the doors are visible from the dsa, but you cut across the grass. some have trees blocking the view.)
funny, it always seems you hear some people complain, "our room was right by a DSA and we had to walk by it all the time. and otheres, like us, sit there and say "why couldn't we have had THAT room, right there?" too bad you can't "switch"!
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Is the DSA in China really gone or is that just a nasty rumor?
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That would be 2 good ones gone. Moving them is one thing. Removing them completely causes problems.
China's was moved to the service entry area between Norway and China--right out in the sun with no cover. When my husband stops for a cigar, China's original spot was the best--benches, shade, and lovely surroundings. When they put the Kim Possible clue down that pathway, I guess they decided to get rid of the DSA there.

The new DSA in the service area is right out in the open, full view of the public, and HOT in the summer. Disney did put a couple of benches there, but they were too hot to sit upon in the summer heat. My husband now uses the shady spot between Japan and Morocco. That is, until they move or remove it.
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hate to burst your bubble, but, no, they aren't "right" outside the door. check out the map. some are close, depends where your room is.
there is a DSA in the 50's section. courtyard, down from the pool that is "right" outside a few rooms, but I don't know the chances of getting those specific rooms.
lakeside,.. the bldgs. are shaped like "T"s. the closer you are to the end, the closer to the lake and a DSA. the closer you are to the elevators, the further you are from the DSAs.
check out the resort maps with DSAs to see what I mean.

(some of therooms, the doors are visible from the dsa, but you cut across the grass. some have trees blocking the view.)
funny, it always seems you hear some people complain, "our room was right by a DSA and we had to walk by it all the time. and otheres, like us, sit there and say "why couldn't we have had THAT room, right there?" too bad you can't "switch"!

Smidgy - Thank you so much for the info. That's what I was afraid of. I had checked the maps and I was hoping someone would tell me "Oh no, the maps don't show it right. There are several areas where the DSA is right outside the door." One can hope. Soooo .. it looks like I'll spend the extra money and stay at CBR, unless more family gets wind of what we're doing and decide to come with. I like the coffee maker and fridge anyway.
The main reason I was switching to POP was I heard they have the shortest bus times. CBR is all I know, but it did seem like we would wait for a while and then the bus would go ALL the way around CBR before we left for the park. Any suggestions on a resort w/ shorter bus times and still the good DSAs? I really liked CBR. The rooms and atmosphere were nice. But I keep reading how it's not that great. What do those of you think who have stayed at CBR and other places, too? We walked through the GF, but I can't afford a deluxe resort. We spend the majority of the time in the parks so that would just be a waste. Another reason I was going to POP.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:08 PM   #1365
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IMHO CBR has the most convenient DSAs

Okay so when I first looked at a few of the different maps, I didn't think that much about it. But after being told you do have to walk a little for the DSAs at POP. I really looked at the map for CBR and ALL the other resorts. CBR has a TON of DSAs.
We stayed at CBR and the buildings that have the smoking sign in the middle of them - these are very nice little courtyards with nice follage and several benches and a patio table w/ an umbrella. They are literally right in front of the rooms that surround the court yard. It was very nice to sit and have coffee and a smoke in the morning and a beverage and a smoke before going to bed. It is like sitting on a lanai/patio.
Those are fabulous rooms for smokers , but I do feel sorry for the non-smokers who end up there and have to walk through or around them to get to there rooms. Too bad those can't be designated prefered smoker's rooms. Not smoking rooms, but just prefered for smokers. And the rooms on the out side of the building and those buildings w/o courtyards designated as prefered for non-smokers. It would help put smokers and non-smokers where they want to be.
Anyway ... I highly recommend the the courtyard rooms w/ the smoking symbol in the middle of them for smokers. Very convenient and nice ambiance.
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