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Old 05-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #16
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DW and I went on our first stay Home last Dec. We were on our first trip by ourselves since our honeymoon in 1974. We had done a previous trip with 11 people to Boardwalk but now we were coming Home. Not knowing what the resort was like, I was a little worried that DW would not like SSR. Well, we both loved it. We stayed in Congress Park and had a great view of Cirque de Solei. It was peaceful and beautiful. We are both eagerly anticipating our next trip.
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #17
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I'll subscribe by posting a few of my photobucket images. We've been hopping around, though stayed at the THV in Jan, but can't wait to get back to just the regular old SSR Villas.
Great treehouse pics. We would like to stay in the THV, but as a family of four, not sure if I can justify using the points. Maybe when the dds (8,5) are older. In the meantime, we'll just enjoy the view from the posted pics and the boat as we float down the river.

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Well, we both loved it. We stayed in Congress Park and had a great view of Cirque de Solei. It was peaceful and beautiful. We are both eagerly anticipating our next trip.
Glad you had a great trip. The view at CP is something special.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:09 AM   #18
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We'll be in the THV's in just about 60 days. While we're there we are having a gathering for family and friends, it looks like about 30 people. How big are the charcoal grills? How much charcoal will we need to pick up? Thanks for your help.
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We'll be in the THV's in just about 60 days. While we're there we are having a gathering for family and friends, it looks like about 30 people. How big are the charcoal grills? How much charcoal will we need to pick up? Thanks for your help.
They are not very big, smaller than the one we have at home. We haven't used them, so I can't tell you how much exactly fits on them. I would plan on having appetizers and then doing multiple shifts on the grill if you have 30 people.
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That selection of beautiful photos is a great way to start the thread. Here's an overview of SSR from the CIF balloon:


and a view of the balloon from our Paddock room balcony:
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:19 PM   #21
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We're heading home to SSR in about 6 months and we can't wait. We have recently done other resorts, BC and BW and did enjoy, but i'm looking forward to going home. Can't wait to see the balloon, great pics. We love Congress Park!
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:59 PM   #22
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We'll be in the THV's in just about 60 days. While we're there we are having a gathering for family and friends, it looks like about 30 people. How big are the charcoal grills? How much charcoal will we need to pick up? Thanks for your help.
We used our grill. This is a whole bag of Matchlight (the smaller bag), I covered about 3/4 of the bottom of the grill and left the right side without any coals in case the chicken drippings started a flare up.



This was how much food I got on the grill at once, it was pretty packed. I believe it was 3 breasts 6 thighs and 6 sliced zucchini.



For 30 people count on eating in phases, have lots of chips and other stuff or have start cooking early and keep everything warm until you're ready to serve. The grills are about the same size as the ones that they have in parks (at least out in CA)
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Franandaj, I wish I could reach through the monitor and take some food off that grill! That's an awesome way of answering the question about how much food can fit on the grill.

Mecllap, I love the overhead shot of SSR.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:04 PM   #24
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Thanks for all your responses. We'll have to cook strategically. I've requested a villa across from the pool entrance so hopefully that will come through and the pool will occupy at least the kids.

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A couple SSR lovers here. Loved the pictures at the beginning!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:57 PM   #26
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DW and I love SSR. Recently stayed at BLT it was OK but we missed the luxury of the quiet pool in Congress Park.

Can't wait to get back...next stay THV.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:15 PM   #27
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I need to look through the other thread, but I have a question about the Grandstand area. We are checking in on Saturday and I think that's where we want to request a room. I'm thinking Grandstand, higher floor and non- HA. Would there be anything else I should request or is that too much already?
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I need to look through the other thread, but I have a question about the Grandstand area. We are checking in on Saturday and I think that's where we want to request a room. I'm thinking Grandstand, higher floor and non- HA. Would there be anything else I should request or is that too much already?
There are 2 buildings close very close to the Grandstand pool. Might be something to try for if you use the pool alot. Never hurts to ask.
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I need to look through the other thread, but I have a question about the Grandstand area. We are checking in on Saturday and I think that's where we want to request a room. I'm thinking Grandstand, higher floor and non- HA. Would there be anything else I should request or is that too much already?
If you can't get the Grandstand, the Springs has the main pool and the Paddock (5500s closest) had a nice, small private pool. However, there are plans to redo the Paddock pool, so I'm not sure if it is still open. Congress Park has a pool and a great view of DTD. Have a great trip.
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Paddock pool was open last week.
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