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Old 04-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Family split between two hotels

My MIL, nephew, son's girlfriend and I are in a one bedroom at OKW and my DH and DS are in a studio at SSR. We booked OKW and then my DS and his GF decided they did want to come after all. The closest thing we could get was SSR. A little bummed-just a little-I mean it is still Disney. I am concerned about logistics. We are not renting a car but maybe we should. I just hate the added expense of something that seats 6.

Any suggestions to ease my stressing out?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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this happened to us once - and rather than get a car - we just got a cab when we wanted to meet each other - a couple of times in the morning we just made plans to meet at respective parks - and then one group went back to the other's resort in the evening & when the evening was over - we used the cab - it actually was fun - we were able to enjoy two different resorts on the same trip -
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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We are staying at a different resort from my family this year, and while the resorts are a bit closer to each other (WL and Ft Wilderness), I don't think you need to worry.

Plan on taking a cab to one hotel if you want to do bus travel together, or you can just make a time to meet at a park or restaurant. I think OKW and SSR share a bus anyway?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:09 PM   #4
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SSR and OKW are very close together by car. If you wanted to rent a car to make it easier to meet up, you don't need one that will seat 6. Just get a smaller one for DH and DS to drive over to OKW to meet up, and then drive back to SSR. That way you won't have to pay for a larger vehicle.
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We are staying at a different resort from my family this year, and while the resorts are a bit closer to each other (WL and Ft Wilderness), I don't think you need to worry.

Plan on taking a cab to one hotel if you want to do bus travel together, or you can just make a time to meet at a park or restaurant. I think OKW and SSR share a bus anyway?
No, they don't share transportation at all. Even the DTD boats don't go to both resorts on the same boat. It's either SSR or OKW.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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I think I would be more concerned about how you are going to sleep at OKW.

You only have one king bed, one sofa bed and a chair bed and one bathroom.

Is there a reason you have separated your son from his GF.

As far as the car goes, rent the smallest and cheapest you can get. Everyone but your husband and son can take Magical Express. Let your husband rent and keep the car. That way at least he and your son can drive from SSR over to meet you each day at OKW.

Honestly if you don't have a car, you are going to be stressed.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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I'm guessing it's too late to change reservations...
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Is there a reason you have separated your son from his GF.

Yes, they are teenagers!
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No, they don't share transportation at all. Even the DTD boats don't go to both resorts on the same boat. It's either SSR or OKW.

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No, we are using DVC Request.
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No, we are using DVC Request.
Then you cannot swim together. You and the guests staying with you at OKW can swim at OKW. Your husband and son can swim at SSR.

Pool hopping is a DVC perk that is not extended to persons who compensate a member for a reservation. Actually none of the DVC perks will be extended to someone who compensates a member for the reservation.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
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OkW and SSR are very close and walkable it is a 10-15 minute walk. As far as the pool goes I I do not think anybody will even say anything to you if you husband and son come to the OKW to swim. Remember you are on vacation enjoy and don't stress.
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Then you cannot swim together. You and the guests staying with you at OKW can swim at OKW. Your husband and son can swim at SSR.

Pool hopping is a DVC perk that is not extended to persons who compensate a member for a reservation. Actually none of the DVC perks will be extended to someone who compensates a member for the reservation.
Sorry this is a little OT, but I was curious about this. A few years ago we stayed at OKW with friends who are DVC owners. They rented three separate rooms on points, but there were not enough points to cover the whole week for the one bedroom for my family. I paid OOP for the remaining nights at check-in with my credit card and the room was in my name. Then when we got our KTTW cards, we got the yellow DVC cards with my name and DVC member printed on it and had DVC privileges. How is this different than the OP's situation? Was it because the owner was physically with me at check-in and used points for some of the nights?

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Sorry this is a little OT, but I was curious about this. A few years ago we stayed at OKW with friends who are DVC owners. They rented three separate rooms on points, but there were not enough points to cover the whole week for the one bedroom for my family. I paid OOP for the remaining nights at check-in with my credit card and the room was in my name. Then when we got our KTTW cards, we got the yellow DVC cards with my name and DVC member printed on it and had DVC privileges. How is this different than the OP's situation? Was it because the owner was physically with me at check-in and used points for some of the nights?

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If you are not the member who made the reservation with Member Services, you are not entitled to any DVC perks. If, however, you are staying with the member on their reservation, you might be extended some perks. That comes straight from DVC Public Offering Statement that is given to all purchasers.
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If you are not the member who made the reservation with Member Services, you are not entitled to any DVC perks. If, however, you are staying with the member on their reservation, you might be extended some perks. That comes straight from DVC Public Offering Statement that is given to all purchasers.
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My MIL, nephew, son's girlfriend and I are in a one bedroom at OKW and my DH and DS are in a studio at SSR. We booked OKW and then my DS and his GF decided they did want to come after all. The closest thing we could get was SSR. A little bummed-just a little-I mean it is still Disney. I am concerned about logistics. We are not renting a car but maybe we should. I just hate the added expense of something that seats 6.

Any suggestions to ease my stressing out?
I was on a trip once with a group of friends. I stayed at AKV, some stayed at Fort Wilderness in an RV, some stayed at All Star. We managed, we just met at the park we planned each day. With cellphones, it's easy to find each other.
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