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Old 06-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #1156
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Found this thread at bottom of page 2 - we all must be sleeping in the rockers watching the new pool fill . . .

Let's get this thread going, and each other dreaming . . . Anybody looking to put the Paddock on their request list next time you book an SSR stay? DW and I stayed in the Paddock a couple of years ago and found the quiet pool to be delightful with very little usage. I think that will all change now. This should also improve the feelings one gets when assigned to The Carousel!
I was going to put in for the Paddock as my top request, due to the pool and the bus stop, but looking at the pics, it's the pools only 3.5 feet deep and that's by the slide. So now I'm back to thinking the Gradstand or the Springs, with the Grandstand in the lead. It's nice to have such a tough choice.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:06 PM   #1157
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On our first family trip to WDW and as our inaugral DVC members, we stayed in both the AKL and SSR.

I wasn't sure at first but out of the 2, I'd have to say that SSR was my favorite. We stayed at the Springs and were across the street from the pool and a hop, skip and jump from the bus stop. I don't think we could have planned that better if we tried.

We originally were registered for a Studio, and prior to our visit, we tried to upgrade but were told there weren't any available. However when we checked in, they were able to upgrade us without any issue.

We're planning a vow renewel in 2012 and inviting several family members/friends to join us and our pick will be the SSR.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #1158
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My husband is home on R & R from Afghanistan and because we never know when he will arrive we decided to drive from TX. Stopped in Destin/FT Walton beach area for 3 nights and stayed at Sheraton Fourpoints on the Beach.

Checked in to SSR on Sunday, got a 1 bedroom across from the Grandstand Pool. I requested higher floor & Grandstand Area. Grandstand pool was very busy Sunday afternoon but quieted down the last few days. We are here till Sunday. I love this section, first time staying here.

Did EPCOT on Monday, Typhoon Lagoon today with EMH and will do Blizzard Beach tomorrow.

Ate at Rainforest Cafe, Wolfgang Puck Express, Earl of Sandwich, Pepper Market, Nine Dragons, and Artist's Palette so far. Snack selections seem to be slim at AP unless you want candy or a bakery item. Did the regular dining plan the first two nights, my daughter flew in yesterday and we switched to the quick service plan. Tuesday we had to get new room keys for the switch and had to go back 3 times because the computers were being upgraded.

Mousekeeping must have thought we were checking out on Tuesday (split reservation because of dining plan) because we came back to our room and they were asking why we didn't check out, we got a full cleaning with linens being changed, which was fine with us.

Swam in the main pool last evening and it was busy but not overly crowded.

I love having our own car, and not having to worry about suitcase weights. The drive wasn't as bad as I thought. I planned ahead with audio books, snacks, candy & drinks.

Will report back with the rest of our trip.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:33 PM   #1159
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We're planning a vow renewel in 2012 and inviting several family members/friends to join us and our pick will be the SSR.
A great choice and congratulations on your anniversary. How many years are you celebrating?
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:00 AM   #1160
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My husband is home on R & R from Afghanistan . . . . . . . . . . . .
We all gather around you both with THANKS for the service your husband is providing for our freedom and for the emptiness you have accepted in his absence.

May God bless you both and keep you both safe.

Hey, gang, let's all sprinkle some Pixie Dust on them for love, luck, and a World of Blessings!
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:07 PM   #1162
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Just found this thread.

We're going in December and have requested Grandstand, near the pool. We are also going next May and I'll be calling next week for a THV.

Is there a separate thread on THV or do we use this thread for info.

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Old 06-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #1163
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We all gather around you both with THANKS for the service your husband is providing for our freedom and for the emptiness you have accepted in his absence.

May God bless you both and keep you both safe.

Hey, gang, let's all sprinkle some Pixie Dust on them for love, luck, and a World of Blessings!
Yes Thank you And many blessings to your family Glad youhad such a great trip
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:40 PM   #1164
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Finally trying ssr

I'm so excited to stay at ssr for the first time this July! I subscribed to this thread a while ago because I love looking at the pictures. Now I get will get to experience the beauty myself. My home resort is vwl and I love that i can get away from the craziness of the parks there. I'm looking forward to doing the same at ssr.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:00 AM   #1165
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I'm so excited to stay at ssr for the first time this July! I subscribed to this thread a while ago because I love looking at the pictures. Now I get will get to experience the beauty myself. My home resort is vwl and I love that i can get away from the craziness of the parks there. I'm looking forward to doing the same at ssr.
After your early morning visit to the Hot Tub, take coffee in hand and find a rocker on the lake looking over at DTD; sit a spell, enjoy the early birds, plan the day, and launch yourself from there . . .
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:40 PM   #1166
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I second that! Those rockers are the best. DH/I spent time there during the morning and at night watching the Characters In Flight go up/down. Loved that view!

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Old 06-13-2011, 01:52 PM   #1167
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I second that! Those rockers are the best. DH/I spent time there during the morning and at night watching the Characters In Flight go up/down. Loved that view!

Where is this pix shot from? How did we miss that? We were in the Springs and took the boat to DTD numerous times but I don't remember this scene anywhere and I thought the only rockers were out front of the Artist's Palette.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #1168
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There are more rockers on the walking path by Congress Pool. This photo was taken inside the pool area by the tables/umbrellas looking toward DTD. When I was there last month there was a total of six rockers. Since that area is a smoking section the chairs were moved quite a bit to be close to the ash trays. Hope this helps.

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Old 06-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #1169
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Man do I miss it......It's been a whole month since we have been there. Gotta find a way to get back soon.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:59 PM   #1170
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I agree with you 100 percent! I loved SSR, the surroundings, close to DTD, the openness, walking paths, water fountains, pools (CP was my favorite), villa layout, the CM's, etc. It was awesome and I did not want to leave after two weeks. Hope you get back there soon!
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