OKW lovers thread !!!

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by bababear_50, Mar 2, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pirate Granny

    Pirate Granny DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,166
    We love the top floor...even after a long day at the park and carrying strollers and two tired kiddos up those stairs...relatively no noise...and the views and quiet on the balcony can't be beat!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,262
    It depends upon the upper floor occupants. For many years Mom & I requested ground floor because she had some mobility issues. Most of the time we never heard the people above us, but there were exceptions, especially if they had several kids.
     
  4. Shazzie B

    Shazzie B DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,501
    As DS is now 20 I'm hoping he'll return the favour of years ago & carry a tired Mom up the stairs!!!:goodvibes
     
  5. jimmytammy

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

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,938
    Thanks for the replies folks! It sounds like a crap shoot about the noise.

    Shazzie Im with you on that kids carrying me up the steps:thumbsup2
     
  6. DISNEYDUET

    DISNEYDUET Will sing for Mickey Bars and Dole Whips! Oh and e

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,172
    *SIGH* Well folks, I am coming over here to see about some help. We are adding travelers to our vacation in November and I have to give up my coveted BCV reservation. Looking to stay at OKW and need to know the best buildings and what not! I'm not as upset as my fiance. He doesn't do busses (gets car sick) so will have to drive everywhere. What can I tell him to give him a little ray of sunshine??
     
  7. Deb & Bill

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

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2000
    Messages:
    44,925
    The best place in WDW to just relax and get away from the mobs in the theme parks. The porches are wonderful. Large and a good place to sit and watch the golfer or whatever else you see out there. Large, large rooms. Full sized washer and dryer instead of stackables. Love seat and a sleeper sofa and the sleeper chair in the one bedroom and larger living rooms.

    We've stayed on South Point, Millers Road and Turtle Pond and enjoyed every place.
     
  8. glaserjm

    glaserjm DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    861
    A word of caution..not sure when in November you're going, but OKW is not available on November 7th. We are on the waiting list but as of now, we are having to jump over to SSR for a night. Not sure if this effects your trael plans or not, but wanted to give you a heads up!
     
  9. Checkers

    Checkers DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,127
    We are owners there and really have not had a "bad" location ever (since '99). Currently we prefer HH but then we never have a car so enjoy the proximity to Olivia's, etc. The rooms are huge compared to the other resorts and, of course, the boat to Downtown Disney is a big plus for us. Really the bus service is very good and OKW is very close to Epcot & Hollywood Studios so travel time is minimal. Even to MK & AK takes no more than 15-20 min. I am sure there are others that can give you more location info. Oh, you could always park at Epcot and take monorail to MK and use the International Gateway and take the boat to HS. This gives you access to 3 of the 4 parks. This is assuming you have park hoppers or APs. Have a great time!
     
  10. DISNEYDUET

    DISNEYDUET Will sing for Mickey Bars and Dole Whips! Oh and e

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,172
    Oct 31-Nov 6. Leaving long before that crazy weekend! Veterans day holiday, Wine and Dine half marathon AND the final weekend of Food and Wine Festival.
     
  11. "Ginger"

    "Ginger" Sailing, sailing away is where I want to be....

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2000
    Messages:
    1,955
    We're excited, got 2 - 2 bedrooms at OKW 10/30-11/6.

    Can't wait till they announce Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party dates.

    I've been watching Southwest for airfares from BWI To MCO.
     
  12. FigmentChick

    FigmentChick DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,921
    [QUOTE="Ginger";48009348]We're excited, got 2 - 2 bedrooms at OKW 10/30-11/6.

    Can't wait till they announce Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party dates.

    I've been watching Southwest for airfares from BWI To MCO.[/QUOTE]

    My family will be there at the same time!!! :cool1: We're going 10/31-11/09. If you want to, look for me on the November 2013 thread.

    We can't wait to stay at OKW.....the views, the space, the porch. And we do have mobility issues, but I would love, love, love to stay on an upper floor.
     
  13. gray52

    gray52 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    393
    I guess it depends on weather or not you'll be using the resort amenities much? if so, then book the HH area... or try for buildings 62,63,64,15 or 16. The villas really do feel MASSIVE... Not just roomy. The resort also lets you step outside of the Disney chaos... And let's you relax and recharge the batteries. Having a car makes it especially nice... Since you can drive right up to your villa... Sweet! The only thing I will warn you about OKW... Try her once and she'll forever tempt you to cheat on your home resort.
     
  14. Treacle44

    Treacle44 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    671
    Are they nice? We like the pools at SSR but want to try a different resort next time.

    Any photos would be great! Thanks :)
     
  15. okw2012

    okw2012 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    454
  16. Deb & Bill

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

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2000
    Messages:
    44,925
    SSR has three themed pools and two (I always forget about the THV pool) unthemed pools. OKW has one themed pool with a big sandcastle slide (and a sauna in the lighthouse) and three unthemed pools (South Point, Turtle Pond and Millers Road).

    If you have little kids, you won't have the water play areas like at SSR, but you will have a fun themed pool at the Hospitality House.
     
  17. cpbjgc

    cpbjgc Earned My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2005
    Messages:
    1,491
    Here are a couple pictures of the pool area.

    Hospitality House pool - taken near the hot tub.

    [​IMG]

    The Slide

    [​IMG]

    A view of Hospitality House buildings from the pool area (sandy area near the hot tub)

    [​IMG]
     
  18. peace_all

    peace_all Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    87
    So excited, just got into OKW with an RCI exchange for 2bed 08/14-08/31.

    Looking forward to staying onsite, so less commute and more relax and recharge time! :)
     
  19. macd77

    macd77 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    20
    Love the pics! We just passed rofr and can't wait to book our first trip to OKW!!!!
     
  20. Candy Orlando

    Candy Orlando DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    652
    We just bought 50 more OKW points. Now we are in the 500 club. We love DVC.
     
  21. OKW Lover

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

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    22,545
    Checked into a studio (building 46, very nice) but noted some lapses in Mousekeeping. There was no ice cube tray, only a single creamer for the coffee, and no bath mats. Called to have them brought over, but three hours later still nothing. Called back and they were finally delivered sometime later, at least another hour.

    We're not given to complaining and fortunately this is not the norm at OKW. But it was disappointing in our home resort.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page