OKW lovers thread !!!

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  1. DisneyFreaks

    DisneyFreaks <font color="red">Don't get me started about those

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    We too just got back from this wonderful resort. We were lucky to get a GV in building 43 (4323) and it was absolutely perfect. Nothing was broken, dirty, or out of place. My family was shocked at the size and beauty of the villa. The crowds were a bit more than usual this time of year but thinned out as the week progressed. We had an awesome time. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. BEASLYBOO

    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

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    Hey DisneyFreaks, this is the exact same GV we had in June of 2011 for my son's middle school graduation vacation! Loved its proximity to the quiet pool & the snack bar!

    This one and one in building 15 are my favorites! (But honestly I think any GV would be great!)

    You're right about the crowds, at Epcot on Wed night, we almost had it all to ourselves! Friday, it got busier in the afternoon!
     
  4. SAT887

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    Nice! We will be checking into a GV on Saturday at OKW! Can't wait!
     
  5. DisneyFreaks

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    This was our first time staying in a GV and we were blown away. Totally spoiled. LoL I just loved the view of the pond and spent many hours on that balcony. It will be hard to beat that room.

    We were at Epcot on the last day of F&W and it was a mad house. And so many folks walking around with drinks in their hands (and way too many under their belts :lmao: ) I used a wheelchair this trip and was terrified of someone falling on me.
     
  6. DisneyFreaks

    DisneyFreaks <font color="red">Don't get me started about those

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    You are in for a real treat. Have a wonderful trip!
     
  7. mlittig

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    I was in a studio in building 43 in August and absolutely loved the location :love: I am hoping to get the same building in April pixiedust:
     
  8. Muhlenberg

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    I decided to check in online. The requests I had made with MS (Old Turtle Pond and Ground Floor) were already there. :thumbsup2 I had made a third request...dual lavatory entrances (redundant, I know)...with MS. It wasn't listed, BUT I was able to add it. :yay: That, and the Ground Floor requests are the most important to me, as we have my 88 yo mother with us. We'll see what happens on the 8th! So far I'm about 50-50 for requests at all previous stays (other resorts).
     
  9. genmasjoy

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    We just got back from staying at OKW over Thankgiving weekend. We were in building 13, across from the hospitality house, on the ground floor. Loved the location and it was nice and quiet because it backed up to green space. We enjoyed coming back from the parks to the relaxed atmosphere. We also liked taking the ferry to Downtown Disney. OKW is our home resort but we hadn't stayed there in a while. We truly felt "welcome home."
     
  10. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    We arrived here at OKW yesterday, and had awonderful castmember at check in wirk to find us a one bedroom in our favirite building 45! fitst she was going to put us in 50. I told her we had requested canal view, and she said that didn't show in her screen. I am beginning to think that online check in request mean nothing, since they never seem to be able to see them at the resort.

    Love this area though! The only thing missing was coffee, but that doesn't bother me sunce we always bring our own.
     
  11. SusieBea

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    Yay, Diane! Glad you were able to get your favorite area. We arrive tomorrow for a short stay. We requested Turtle Pond, of course, although the one time we stayed in 45, we loved it, too. Maybe we'll see you at the Merry Mixer on the 4th and we can debate South Point vs. Turtle Pond! ;)
     
  12. chepic

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    have a great time!!!!

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  13. Checkers

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    Have a great time. We will be arriving in 16 days and are so looking forward to it. The last time we were there leading up to the holidays, it rained all week. Hoping the weather is better this time. Love OKW!:santa:
     
  14. MySecondHome

    MySecondHome Never Grow Up !

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    OKW right now thru Tuesday!!! Super excited to be back "Home". Watching the golfers play thru out our balcony in building 34!....chill-out day.

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  15. Annabell

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    Interesting to read this thread. Not sure if I am at the right place to ask the following question but hopefully someone can give some tips.

    We will be staying at OKW for the first time and we have the DDP but it seems that OKW doesn't have any good counter service places. How do you go about this ?

    We have planned all TS meals but just don't know what to do with the QS meals (lunch) We won't be doing the parks every day and it seems such a hassle to go to the park (on a non-park day) just to have a QS lunch ?
    We will probably take a few meals at Wolfgang Puck Express at DTD but don't fancy eating there every day. What are the places that are easy to get to (we have a car) for a QS meal on non-park days ? I would think other resorts but don't know which ones are good and how easy it is to get to those QS places.(in terms of parking and convenience etc).

    Thanks for any tips !
     
  16. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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    None of Disney's "Deluxe" resorts really have outstanding counter service venues. One of my favorite things to do for light meals is to take the boat to DtD. The Earl of Sandwich is good, and the Fish & Chip place behind Raglan Road is good, too. I know Earl takes the DDP, I'm not sure about the Fish & Chips place.

    But in a pinch, Good's to Go at OKW is OK, just nothing to write home about.
     
  17. Pinkocto

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    How awesome! Enjoy your trip :)
     
  18. Pinkocto

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    I totally agree about Earl of Sandwich, so delicious. It's not very expensive though so you'd get more 'bang for your buck' at Wolfgang. The QS at SSR has some great flatbreads. And I've heard the QS at Port of Orleans has tons of choices and huge portions. The QS at AKL, The Mara, is very delicious but that's a little longer of a drive, shouldn't be more than 15 minutes though. And the Pepper Market at Coronado Springs has lots of choices and very good.
     
  19. wendy welcher

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    I agree with everything stated above but would add captain cooks at the poly.
     
  20. AnnaS

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    Can't wait. Two more days. One of my home resorts. Have not stayed here in a long time. I did not want to wailist either when I booked this 11 months ago. I am really looking forward to our stay.
     
  21. dvc at last !

    dvc at last ! DVC Member 2006!

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    I agree with the online check-in requests - means nothing. It always works best to talk with a CM at the desk to get the area you want.

    Enjoy your vaca and keep us posted.

    Are you going to the DVC Meeting on December 13th ?
     
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