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Old 09-25-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Which section SSR??

Good morning all...we have decided to try SSR for 6 nites in addition to 3 at AoA for spring break. While asking the CM his opinion for which section, he convinced me on Paddock or Grandstand and added it to my reservation...now I might be wondering if this was the right thing...it will be myself, DH and DS age 8...we will have a car and be staying in a studio...I see a lot of you like Congress Park bc of it being close to DD but I think I would prefer someplace fairly close to main building (5 minute walk} and a nice pool area with food and drink availability...PLEASE HELP
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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The Springs section is near the main pool and artists palette which is qs. The grandstands are close to main pool but has a nice pool and splash area with a pool bar of its own. The paddocks has a themed pool with kids water play area and slides this also has a qs place but it is a slightly longer walk to the main pool.


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Old 09-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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The walk to the Main Building is not that far from most points of SSR.

Do note, that the new Paddock Pool area is very nice. The pool is a feature pool with a separate children's pool area, and a quick service restaurant with a refillable mug station.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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We have requested the Paddock area for our Nov. vacation. We are a party of 12 staying in 2 villas (1-1bdrm & 1-2bdrm) There are 4 children (2-6yrs) in our group. We always stay in CP but last Oct. we spent several days with our almost 3 yo. grandson at the Paddock pool. He loved it and we did too! Try the chips!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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We love the Springs area. It was the most convenient place for us. Near High Rocks pool (and drink refill station), boat dock, community hall, Turf Club, Artists Palette, etc...

The only downside that I've heard about the Springs is that it is the last bus stop in SSR. We didn't run into any issues, but I've heard that at busier times of the year, the bus may have only standing room only, or even not stop due to being full.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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Congress Park!!! Buildings close to DTD and the morning jog through DTD is Awesome !!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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Does anyone know which section has a DTD view? Is it just Congress Park?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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Does anyone know which section has a DTD view? Is it just Congress Park?
yes only Congress Park has views of DTD.

also like Grandstand - you can take the boat from it to DTD
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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Does anyone know which section has a DTD view? Is it just Congress Park?
FWIW, if you like walking to DD, avoid the Carousel. We have stayed in every section of SSR, and the Carousel is by far the longest hike to DD.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #10
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Having a shorter trip to DD is only a minor reason for possibly staying at Congress Park. The real reason is to to get one of the best views on site, across the lake looking at DD (if you ask for it also ask for lake view and higher floor) . If things like being close to one of the themed pools (Congress has only a quiet pool) and the main buildings are more important than view then Congress is not the area for you but instead one of those suggested above.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:35 AM   #11
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We've stayed at the Springs many times and love the convenience to the pool, recreation building, bus stop and restaurants. However, the Paddock has a new pool with a great splash area for the kids.

We're trying out the Treehouse Villas next month. Hope we won't be disappointed!
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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I'm big on views from my room so I'm hoping for top floor at Congress Park. We are a large group with 5 rooms so Im worried we won't get our requests since all the rooms are linked.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #13
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I'm big on views from my room so I'm hoping for top floor at Congress Park. We are a large group with 5 rooms so Im worried we won't get our requests since all the rooms are linked.
Well now that some of the trees are huge your view may be blocked!!! We couldn't see one bit of DTD from our DTD view due to the HUGE tree outside of our balcony.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:06 PM   #14
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We have stayed Paddock and we were very happy!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #15
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We stayed in the Grandstand area and loved it. Our girls (2 and 4) loved the smaller pool that was there and very convenient. Plus the walk to the main pool and main building was not far at all.
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