OKW lovers thread !!!

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  1. Joben

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    So my time is getting shorter and I'm looking to really explore OKW this time as my in-laws are coming along for their first trip to OKW. We secretly hope they love it so much the decide to buy DVC at OKW. Are there any suggestions for hidden treasures at OKW I can show them. Also my wife and I are looking to do some jogging and I see quite a lot of pathway around OKW, but I'm unsure as to whether or not we can jog on the golf cart paths. I was told the cart paths were off limits to joggers but i saw a nature trail was around the area. we are looking to stay at the end of peninsula road in like building 55. I cannot believe how often I go and as a 43 (as of today) year old man with no kids, I still get so excited to return to OKW, this is going to be a great trip!
     
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  3. Deb & Bill

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    Golf cart path is limited to golfers only. And you can't walk across the golf course either. There is a path alongside Trumbo Canal that you can run along, but it is not lit at night or early in the morning. You're are pretty much limited to daylight time on that path. And it will take you over near Cirque du Soleil and SSR.
     
  4. okw2012

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    The quiet pools (and in particular the one near Turtle Pond) are hidden gems. Go there at night, very quiet indeed. You often have the pool and spa pretty much to yourself! Take the boat to DD, also very relaxing, and do try Olivia's! Play tennis while the kids enjoy the main pool and slide, play ping-pong outside, also take them inside the lighthouse, there's a sauna in there and a spa nearby. Watch a movie at night from the main pool, stay in the water the whole time if the weather is nice, BYOB!
     
  5. DisneyMamaJen

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    Thanks much! This is great to know. I've been to disney more times than I can count, but this will be our first time staying at OKW. Looking forward to it, just wanted to make sure I had the right accommodations to suit our needs. :)
     
  6. tb1972

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    Hello,

    We toured OKW before purchasing DVC resale, but we haven't stayed there yet. For an upcoming trip we have a HH studio. I thought bldgs 23-24 looked like a good location across from the main pool and not too near a noisy bus stop. Anyone stayed in 23 or 24? Are there better locations? FYI traveling with kids ages 11 & 8.
    Thanks!
     
  7. Pirate Granny

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    We were in HH BLdg 14, was more than perfect! Last bus stop out and we would get off the first stop coming home, walk across the bridge thru the main bldg and HOME....what a great location...:banana::love:
     
  8. BEASLYBOO

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    Don't know the answer to that, when we lucked out with the villa in 46, we just drove to Walmart and picked up a couple of poles!
     
  9. Joben

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    So one thing I'm looking forward to is the gurgling suitcase! I will be there so soon. I love watching college basketball at the suitcase
     
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    Basketball not so much, but Oh I do love the Turtle Krawl ! :thumbsup2
     
  11. TinkerbelleMom

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    We stayed in 2323, a dedicated 2 br on the 2nd floor. It was our first DVC experience on rented points, and we thought it was perfect. The peninsula rd bus stop was right in front of the bldg, and the wall to HH was less than 5 min. I'm a lite sleeper, and it seemed very quiet to me. I didn't notice the busses, but could hear the golf carts a bit in the early morning. Not enough to wake me up, I was awake and reading already.
     
  12. Weluvdizney2

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    I hope you guys can help me. I have been to WDW more times than I can count, but never to OKW. We booked through orbitz (also a first), and I was wondering if we get daily housekeeping. Also, we will be in a 1 BR, and I have requested Peninsular Rd close to transportation. Is this a mistake? I don't want lots of noise, and a nice view would be great.
    Also, do all of the bathrooms in the 1 BR villas have separate openings from master and living room? I know I have asked a ton of questions...Disney OCD.
    Thanks!
     
  13. OKW Lover

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    Since you are not staying on points you get daily housekeeping.

    Peninsular Road near transportation could be noisy or it could be quiet. Peninsular Road is the long road that runs through the resort. This map may help.
    Only buildings #30 and higher have the separate door to the bathroom through the laundry.
     
  14. Checkers

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    We were at OKW in Dec. and stayed in the Peninsular Rd. area and loved it. No noise at all and we weren't all that far from the bus stop. We had a view of the golf course. I hope you have a great time and will enjoy OKW as much as we do. Don't forget to use the boat to DTD -- one of the things we love most about staying there.
     
  15. Pirate Granny

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    I don't believe you can get Bldg 23-26 as they are a special HH booking that cannot be cash bookings... You can request Peninsular Road, but it would only mean Bldg 27-28 or 29. I don't know if the Canal view of 45-46 are considered Pen road or South shore. You can request top floor, ground floor...and we always request (which is all it is, a request, no guarantee, even with a cash reservation), top floor, golf course view. ENJOY your visit.
     
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    Buildings 45 and 46 are considered South Point, but I would request canal view to get those buildings. They are our favorite OKW buildings.
     
  17. Weluvdizney2

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    Thanks so much for all of the input. I can't tell from the map where the boat to downtown Disney is located.
     
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    You catch it at the Hospitality House.
     
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    never mind. :)
     
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    Are there any "groups" that meet up at the gurgling suitcase? when I have been there before I did notice a group of gentlemen for the most part that seemed to know each other and were enjoying their time drinking at the suitcase. This is purely speculation, but they didn't seem like they had traveled there together but more like they were old friends getting together again. I watched and listened to them a few times and found it charming. something I'm sure my father in law will want to partake in.
     
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