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  1. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

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    Me too::yes::
     
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  3. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

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    Can someone list the categories or requests for rooms that are available for OKW on the DVC website. I have seen them once when booking but dont remember all of them. Little concerned when I have to get to the point of allocating points from different contracts, just to see that page. Scared I might hit the wrong button and book by mistake. Got a Dec trip coming and hoping to call in requests to DVC.
     
  4. Pinkocto

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    There's at least two more steps after that so it would be hard to book by mistake, but I understand. There's the normal categories of studio, 1BR, 2BR, 2BR lock-off, and 3BR Grand Villa, and each can also be booked near Hospitality House which is the same amount of points just guaranteeing that you'll bd near the HH. Was this what you were asking, or something else?
     
  5. jimmytammy

    jimmytammy <font color=purple>Swivel, it's a hard habit to br

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    I remember seeing something like SouthPointe, Turtle Pond, etc.
     
  6. OKW Lover

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    Those two sections just refer to a general location and are not specific booking categories.
     
  7. Pinkocto

    Pinkocto DIS Veteran

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    Yes, those are areas in the resort you can request but has nothing to do with points.
     
  8. BigEeyore

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    Jennifer - loved your photos! Thanks for sharing.

    We spent one night in a studio at OKW in February prior to heading over to AKV, just to check out the resort and save points, and we really loved it! So, now we have our first official OKW stay in October coming up and I can't wait.
    I will be right in the middle of my training for the WDW marathon (my first!) when we will be at OKW, and I was wondering about jogging paths at the resort. I know there is one around the resort, but it is only about 1.5 miles long, and I will be needing to run around 15 miles at that time. Is there a path that goes from OKW to DTD to SSR and back to OKW? Some nice big loop I could do to get some miles in? I really want to stay off the roads if possible and stick to paths to be safe.
    Can't wait to be at OKW! I am afraid we are going to fall in love with it and not want to stay anywhere else anymore!:goodvibes
     
  9. DVC Jen

    DVC Jen DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Wigs out even the

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    Thank you and good luck. I am in awe of those that can run like that.
     
  10. Pirate Granny

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    Yep there is a path from OKW to DTD and then you could go through SSR and back to DTD and back to OKW. I understand, but it's a shame that they don't let runners on the cart path at LBV golg course before the golfers, at that time of year the don't tee off unti 7:45 and if your an early runner you'd be done...
     
  11. BigEeyore

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    Thank you! That is great info. Yes, I'd probably be done or close to done by 7:45 (got to get back and shower to make it to RD:lmao:)
     
  12. Deb & Bill

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    They are out grooming the courses early in the morning and will chase you off. Plus the path isn't illuminated at night, so it might be dark. But you can follow the path to DTD and walk/run through DTD.
     
  13. elyse43230

    elyse43230 Is this real life? I feel funny...

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    I've read through A LOT of this thread but still a little unclear about this:

    So as I understand it, you can take a bus (except DTD) from say, South Pointe bus stop and get off at the HH. Now how do you get BACK to the South Pointe if walking isn't an option?

    Thanks!
     
  14. Pirate Granny

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    Take a resort or DTD bus (as DTD goes in the opposite direction) so, HH is the first stop. The rest of the buses HH is the final stop before they head out to the Parks.
     
  15. elyse43230

    elyse43230 Is this real life? I feel funny...

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    Okay, DTD bus makes sense but... Resort bus? What is that? Like one for OKW?

    Sorry, I'm just still unsure how to maneuver around this place. I've only stayed at Poly and POFQ. My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary and can't walk too much so I want them to be able to go to HH and back to our room but not have to walk.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  16. jimmytammy

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    On the DVC website, there is a list of requests that can be made I believe at 10 days out from your arrival, anyone have this list of OKW? This is what I am looking for. I know I saw one on a thread back some time ago, but cant find it.
     
  17. gray52

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    There's an internal bus that runs throughout OKW so you can always use it to get around the resort. However... Knowing park buses stop at the HH last, you can hop on any park bus and end up there. Going back to your villa, you can take an internal bus or a DTD bus. Personally, I feel most buildings are within an easy walk, anyway.
     
  18. bmeninga

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    The boat ride is a treat in itself!!!
     
  19. Happy99

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    staying at OKW for the first time as a regular reservation (not points) we have a two bedroom :)

    My question is that my DH sometimes can at times have some knee pain and I am worried about the stairs and luggage with stairs. I have requested ground floor. Should I change my request to ground floor or building 62, 63 or 64? I think those are the ones with elevators correct?

    Would putting two requests be too much?

    The other question I had is where is the boat access to downtown Disney? We will have a car but our first night we have dinner at House of Blues and was thinking maybe it would be easier taking the boat


    TIA
     
  20. jcanary

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    Unless you have a reservation that is by the hospitality house, bldg 62 -64 will not be possible as that is allocated as Hospitality buildings.
     
  21. bunkkinsmom

    bunkkinsmom <font color=magenta>No 9, so it's all good<br><fon

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    Is that new? They weren't HH category when I was there 18 months ago?
     
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