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Old 10-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Quiet place for a rest?

I'm a bit nervous about our arrival day. We land in MCO at 10:40 am. Ideally our room will be ready when we arrive and we can grab lunch at the resort then take a nap. I understand that may not be an option. Where could we go to rest and relax if we have to wait for our room?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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Where are you staying?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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Where are you staying?
Oh yeah that might be useful huh? We are staying at OKW
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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I would pack your Bathing suite in your carry on and not expect to check in early for a nap... Could you sleep/lounge around the pool ?

Most likely... you will have your room ready.....Can't guarantee but I've never had a problem.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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I was thinking about that as well. As long as the weather is decent and its reasonably quite I should be able to snooze.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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Papa's Den is right next to the lobby and check in, you can sit in one of the comfy chairs, waiting for your villa.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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Pack your swimsuits in your carryon and go and relax at a quiet pool. Plenty of shade. Bring a book. Read and take a nap. We love OKW. The whole resort is relaxing.
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LOL. Tempting but I'm not sure I want to "waste" a park ticket just to nap. We have plans to meet up with the rest of our group in DTD for dinner and shopping later in the evening.
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Papa's Den is right next to the lobby and check in, you can sit in one of the comfy chairs, waiting for your villa.
Thanks for plan "c."
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:26 AM   #12
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OKW check in 4pm

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I'm a bit nervous about our arrival day. We land in MCO at 10:40 am. Ideally our room will be ready when we arrive and we can grab lunch at the resort then take a nap. I understand that may not be an option. Where could we go to rest and relax if we have to wait for our room?
Just a quick reminder...OKW is a DVC resort and check in is at 4pm. We are travelling down this week also for F&W. We do not plan to be in room before 4pm and have found in 15 years of ownership they usually don't have a room ready before 4. The quiet pools are perfect for a nap. They host afternoon pool parties at the main pool that are geared toward the kids and very LOUD.

Enjoy your stay.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #13
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We were OKW last week. We arrived at 11 AM, checked in, then had lunch at Olivia's. I received the text message with our room number during lunch. We were unpacking by 1 PM. It is possible that you will be in the room before 4pm.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #14
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I think online check-in gives you a better shot of a room when you arrive. They ask when you expect to arrive at the resort.

The only issue I have found at quiet pools is people taking up tables while doing their laundry. Otherwise, there are plenty of chaise lounges.

Enjoy - OKW is beautiful!
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We checked in at OKW around 7AM once and our villa wasn't available until 5:45PM. That was a fluke, though. But we've had other times when our DVC villa wasn't ready at 4PM.

I'd head to the South Point Pool or the Millers Road pool since they tend to be a little quieter than the Turtle Pond or main pool. Papa's Den is okay, too, but as guests arrive in large groups, it can get noisy, too.
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