OKW lovers thread !!!

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  1. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

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    Well, we did request Trumbo Canal....
     
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  3. dianeschlicht

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

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    Be prepared to clean the floors when you arrive!:rotfl2:
     
  4. NedsTJ

    NedsTJ Only 5.67E+06 feet from MK!

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    I posted earlier, but thought I'd do a follow-up. We were there last week, staying in a one bedroom. The first night we were in 3834....third floor, about as far from a bus stop as I think you can get! We moved the next day to 3011. Much nicer, much easier to get in and out of. I blame myself....during check in the CM said, "I see you're on a third floor, and I guess with the stroller you'll want to change to a first floor room?" Stupidly I answered, "naw, that'll be fine."....not considering 1) my 4months pregnant wife and 2) colapsing and hauling the stroller everytime we went somewhere! Oy...live and learn.

    While we like OKW - it's charm, the relaxing atmostphere, etc...we are admittedly spoiled by recent stays at Boardwalk, Beach Club, and Bay Lake Tower - all of which offer a lot more to do, to eat, etc within easy walking distance. If we rented a car I think it'd be different (or our own personal golf cart to zoom around in, lol!).

    Oh, and put us in the camp of not digging the new refurbs. While the hardwood-type floor is nice, it just didn't give it that "homey/cozy" feeling to me, anyway.
     
  5. 91oldkeywest

    91oldkeywest Earning My Ears

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    Thank goodness they don't allow golfcarts at OKW.Its bad enough with them when we visit FW with all the underage or drunk drivers zipping all over the place.
     
  6. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Just back from a trip that included two nights at OKW and two nights at BWV. Loved the huge spaces at OKW. We were in building 15 and it was very convenient. Fortunately it was just Val & I so not having the extra door into the bath through the laundry room wasn't a big issue.


    At BWV we had a 5th floor room that was on the far end of the resort nearest the Swan. I can't for the life of me understand what Robert A. M. Stern was thinking when he designed that place with only one elevator bank. Talk about long walks....
     
  7. Nicoal13

    Nicoal13 not so patiently waiting for next vacation

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    Do all the OKW buildings have elevators? My Dad is traveling with us and he has RA which affects his feet and knees. He has been doing well, but if we can avoid unnecessary stairs that would be great.
     
  8. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    No. Only three buildings have elevators. But all buildings do have ground floor units. You should call and have a request noted on your reservation for a ground floor (or elevator building) unit for medical reasons.
     
  9. Nicoal13

    Nicoal13 not so patiently waiting for next vacation

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    Thank you!
     
  10. TraceyL

    TraceyL <font color=red>Always planning........<br><font c

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    Just checked out of OKW after 4 nights in a studio in building 18 - 2nd floor.

    Nice golf view through the trees across to the HH.

    Close to Millers Rd bus stop but easily walkable to HH.

    Studio was spacious if a little dark

    Breakfast at Olivia's was really nice

    Transportation was, on the whole, pretty good. Just one hiccough getting back from the Poly one night - took ages. Did enjoy the boat ride to DTD

    Happily come back again :thumbsup2
     
  11. rmcildw2m

    rmcildw2m DIS Veteran

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    Going back next april for 5 nights in a studio can't to get there.
     
  12. okw2012

    okw2012 Mouseketeer

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    Leaving tomorrow for 7 nights at OKW! Everybody at home is quite excited!
     
  13. Candy Orlando

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    Just got back from a week at OKW. The weather was great. OKW palm trees are always beautiful. This trip at this time of year makes our Christmas special. Merry Christmas!
     
  14. heynowirv

    heynowirv DIS Veteran

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    We're going back in july . Either a 1 or 2 bedroom depending how many of our adult"kids" are available. Now if only it was spring already i wouldn't be so impatient.

    absolutely love OKW. It's a paradise within a paradise.
    :beach:
     
  15. a742246

    a742246 And, and, and I caught a fish this big!

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    I am jealous, have a great holiday.
     
  16. chepic

    chepic I tear up whenever I hear "Welcome Home." Some p

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    Merry Christmas all my OKW dis-family!!!!!



    cheryl
     
  17. myDISboards

    myDISboards Mouseketeer

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    checked in around 1pm'ish this week for 1-bedroom near HH. (did not online check in as usual for other DVC resorts)

    Building 14XX (3rd floor) available at 2:25pm (paged/called) - AC/heat unit problems when first walked in.

    requested to change room 1-bedroom near HH (1st floor) - only handicapped accessible available at that time - we requested to see the room first - and liked it.

    It took about close to 4 hours for room change (DVC points, holding points, etc) and they gave us $75 "inconvenience" credit to our room.

    *** Edit ***

    the differences between 1-bedroom vs. 1-bedroom "handicapped accessible":

    1. walk-in shower tub vs. rolled-in shower
    2. "seating area" in jacuzzi tub

    we can hear "loud" flushing toilets from other rooms in first and third floors.
     
  18. debdisneycruiser

    debdisneycruiser Celebrating at Disney

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    Owners at Bay Lake and Broadwalk, stayed at OKW for the first time in a 2BR 12/17 - 12/24. Loved the resort, stayed in building 64' however we were on first floor. Apparently there was a family above us with small children. They either had riding toy or pulled furniture across the laminate floor quite often. We highly recommend taking a top floor if possible. Otherwise we loved our stay at OKW.
     
  19. mlittig

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    When I am in a one bedroom, I always request the top floor because we learned from experience how noisy those laminate floors can be :rolleyes1
     
  20. mlittig

    mlittig DIS Veteran

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    When I stay in a studio, I don't feel the need to ask for the top floor because there are no laminates in the studios :yay:
     
  21. dianeschlicht

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

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    :rotfl:True! But there also are no Jacuzzi's, laundry, kitchen or big covered porch in the studios. Those are the things I love most about OKW, so a studio is never in our plans there unless it's for 1 night on either end of a stay to save points.
     
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