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Old 09-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #2236
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We are owners of SSR, but this will be our 1st vist.
I am taking my Mom to WDW for Christmas [as she did for me many years ago...lol]
looking for recommdations on were to stay @ the resort. Or at least ask when I check in.

Looking forward to this visit....

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Hello,

We are owners of SSR, but this will be our 1st vist.
I am taking my Mom to WDW for Christmas [as she did for me many years ago...lol]
looking for recommdations on were to stay @ the resort. Or at least ask when I check in.

Looking forward to this visit....

Robin & Angel "D"
SSR does, of course, decorate for Christmas. Downtown Disney does, too. However, there's nothing so spectacular about these decorations that it would change my personal thinking on which section I'd want to stay in. For example, there's nothing that would make you say, "Oh, I really want to stay in the ABC section at Christmas, because that's where they put the XYZ Christmas display." Although there are touches of Christmas all over the resort, most of the decorations are in and around the Carriage House.

Check out this FAQ I posted back on page 139, which has my thoughts on pros and cons for each section of the resort.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #2238
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I would love to see some more recent pictures! We are going in December and would love to get pumped by looking at pictures. It always puts me in a good mood.

Try this link. http://allears.net/acc/g_ss_refurb.htm These are pictures of the new decor with the on-going refurb. Since SSR is so huge I'm sure all the villas haven't been done yet. If you like it ask for a refurbed room.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #2240
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I'm going to be staying for a couple of nights at SSR for the first time in November for the W&D 1/2 marathon. I'll be by myself for those nights, although I will be meeting up with family for a few days after the race. At that point I'll be moving VWL to join up with them.

My question is - since I'll be alone, and since the race is ay 10p on Saturday night, I'll be spending time in my room during the days trying to get acclimated to running at a time I'm usually asleep. What areas of the resort are best for less noise during the day? For example, I know at some resorts the main pool area is a hotbed of activity with music and games. I'd like to avoid that.

I don't know the resort at all. When I made the reservation months ago, I mentioned I was going to be doing the race and the CM said, You want to be near the main bus stop, since that's the only one where the 1/2 marathon buses stop.

That made sense to me, so she said she put me in the Springs area.

Is that a good choice? I'd actually be more willing to walk to a bus stop if it meant a more quiet area of the resort was further away, since she also said that area is by the main building and pool.

I'm hoping for suggestions from those of you with a lot more experience at this resort than I. Thanks.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #2241
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Try this link. http://allears.net/acc/g_ss_refurb.htm These are pictures of the new decor with the on-going refurb. Since SSR is so huge I'm sure all the villas haven't been done yet. If you like it ask for a refurbed room.


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Old 09-28-2012, 05:19 AM   #2242
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SSR does, of course, decorate for Christmas. Downtown Disney does, too. However, there's nothing so spectacular about these decorations that it would change my personal thinking on which section I'd want to stay in. For example, there's nothing that would make you say, "Oh, I really want to stay in the ABC section at Christmas, because that's where they put the XYZ Christmas display." Although there are touches of Christmas all over the resort, most of the decorations are in and around the Carriage House.

Check out this FAQ I posted back on page 139, which has my thoughts on pros and cons for each section of the resort.
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EBPC SEP 12-26 '14 bring the Wonder home WC / Magic on Pod Cast 5.0 NOV 30th ~Dec7th '14/ EBTA May 15th 2015, “our 25th" Wedding anniversary b2b Cruise/ Magic 1st N. Europe Cruise, May 30th 2015/ Magic
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #2243
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I'm going to be staying for a couple of nights at SSR for the first time in November for the W&D 1/2 marathon. I'll be by myself for those nights, although I will be meeting up with family for a few days after the race. At that point I'll be moving VWL to join up with them.

My question is - since I'll be alone, and since the race is ay 10p on Saturday night, I'll be spending time in my room during the days trying to get acclimated to running at a time I'm usually asleep. What areas of the resort are best for less noise during the day? For example, I know at some resorts the main pool area is a hotbed of activity with music and games. I'd like to avoid that.

I don't know the resort at all. When I made the reservation months ago, I mentioned I was going to be doing the race and the CM said, You want to be near the main bus stop, since that's the only one where the 1/2 marathon buses stop.

That made sense to me, so she said she put me in the Springs area.

Is that a good choice? I'd actually be more willing to walk to a bus stop if it meant a more quiet area of the resort was further away, since she also said that area is by the main building and pool.

I'm hoping for suggestions from those of you with a lot more experience at this resort than I. Thanks.
We stayed in Springs in August. I have never stayed in a quieter resort! We were on the 2nd floor. I never heard noise from the other rooms or from the hallway area. It was nice because we were at the closest access door to the bus stop and we were near Artists Pallate.
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Planning our first trip to SSR and since it will basically just be me and hubby for most of the week I was wondering which section is best to be close to a bar....and if any of those sections could be a DTD view OR close to the walking path to DTD.

Thanks ... I HAVE read all 150 pages but my head is spinning right now....
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Planning our first trip to SSR and since it will basically just be me and hubby for most of the week I was wondering which section is best to be close to a bar....and if any of those sections could be a DTD view OR close to the walking path to DTD.

Thanks ... I HAVE read all 150 pages but my head is spinning right now....
The Springs is the section closest to the main pool which has a bar, and also to the two onsite restaurants.
Congress park is the closest to downtown Disney where there are an abundance of bars.
If you would like a downtown Disney view call the resort up a week in advance and request that. I find this is the way you are most likely to get your request.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:32 AM   #2246
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I'm going to be staying for a couple of nights at SSR for the first time in November for the W&D 1/2 marathon. I'll be by myself for those nights, although I will be meeting up with family for a few days after the race. At that point I'll be moving VWL to join up with them.

My question is - since I'll be alone, and since the race is ay 10p on Saturday night, I'll be spending time in my room during the days trying to get acclimated to running at a time I'm usually asleep. What areas of the resort are best for less noise during the day? For example, I know at some resorts the main pool area is a hotbed of activity with music and games. I'd like to avoid that.

I don't know the resort at all. When I made the reservation months ago, I mentioned I was going to be doing the race and the CM said, You want to be near the main bus stop, since that's the only one where the 1/2 marathon buses stop.

That made sense to me, so she said she put me in the Springs area.

Is that a good choice? I'd actually be more willing to walk to a bus stop if it meant a more quiet area of the resort was further away, since she also said that area is by the main building and pool.

I'm hoping for suggestions from those of you with a lot more experience at this resort than I. Thanks.
We stayed in the Springs and it was the perfect area to stay. You are close to all the main facilities and the main pool.
With regards to noise, SSR is extremely quiet. The only noise we could hear was occasionally the lake near our villa- trickling water from the fountain
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It always amazes me how quiet the resort is and yet there must be lots of people staying. We usually stay at Congress Park and you can only really hear the buses go by or the maintenance staff on their,buggies.
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I'm impressed with how quiet SSR is, too. On one trip, we were assigned to the Paddock building that's directly across from the Reedy Creek Fire Department. As we were carrying in our luggage, the fire trucks left on a call with sirens blaring. I said, "Oh my God, we're going to regret this room assignment." Nope. Never heard it again.

On another stay, our balcony was very close to the Paddock Pool. (This was after the refurbishment.) I thought for sure we'd hear the pool noises. Nope. Only when we were on the balcony.

In the Springs, once, we were on a corner room right next to Broadway, and therefore the buses. I thought we'd hear them. Nope.

As with every resort, you'll occasionally hear excited kids making noise walking to/from their room in the hallway, or someone "bumping" around in an adjacent villa. That would be the case in any building, though.

With all of that said, the sections that will be the most quiet are probably Congress Park, Carousel, and the farthest buildings in Grandstand. Congress Park has a quiet pool which might have the possibility of generating some noise, but it's set back a little bit from the rooms. Carousel is somewhat close to Vacation Club Drive, but not so much so that I think you'd hear a lot of traffic noise. The Grandstand buildings on the golf course probably don't have much noise, either, except for the occasional golf ball smashing a car window. The other two buildings in Grandstand, though, are very close to the pool and water play area. One building (the one closest to the bus stop) has the balconies facing the pool, the other (to your left as you walk from the Carriage House) has the balconies facing the woods and away from the pool.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #2249
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I have read through this entire thread and still need help!!! We leave in 16 days and still need help with what section to stay in??? I have it narrowed down to Springs or Paddock. 2 adults, 7 year old and 4 year old with a car so bus stops mean nothing. Want to be close to the action, by the pool, nice view and am leaning towards paddock just for the pool. Really can't decide, please help
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I have read through this entire thread and still need help!!! We leave in 16 days and still need help with what section to stay in??? I have it narrowed down to Springs or Paddock. 2 adults, 7 year old and 4 year old with a car so bus stops mean nothing. Want to be close to the action, by the pool, nice view and am leaning towards paddock just for the pool. Really can't decide, please help
We haven't seen the new pool yet at Paddocks, but we really prefer the Springs because its so close to Artists Palette, the Community Hall, and the pool.
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