SSR Lovers and Owners Part 2

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  1. Chic

    Chic DIS Veteran

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    SSR is a beautiful resort with awesome amenities. They have one of the most popular spas and fitness centers on Disney property if that sort of thing interests you. They also show movies outdoors on a large screen at the main swimming pool during the evening hours. Have a wonderful trip!
     
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  3. BirdsOfPreyDave

    BirdsOfPreyDave Disney Lover, DVC Member, SSR Fanatic DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    DVC resorts do not offer late checkouts. However, there are locker rooms with showers at each DVC resort that allow you to enjoy a park or the pool, then get changed and ready for your flight. You can continue to use the resort's amenities until midnight on your check-out day, however, you must be out of your room by 11:00 am. You can either lock your luggage in your car or store it with Bell Services.

    At SSR, the locker rooms are on the 1st floor of Carriage House. Go in the door closest to the hot tub.

    Check out FAQ #4 in this post for my thoughts on the "which section?" question.


    That's my advice. I prefer the parking lot to the bus for every park except the Magic Kingdom. Too much hassle dealing the the Ticket and Transportation Center, there, so we always take the bus.
     
  4. jennifer25

    jennifer25 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for answering my questions! How do I "try" to ensure that I will get the section of the resort that I am requesting? We have already requested the springs, but what else can I do? Can I ask again when I do online check in? Or the day before we arrive? I really don't want to get stuck being far away with 2 kids. I think the springs is best for us. Thanks!
     
  5. DannysMom

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    As long as your request is noted in your reservation, you should be good. It all depends on how full the reosrt is and what specific rooms are turning over on your check in day.

    A second area that is nice with small kids is the Paddock section, especially if you can get one of teh buildings on either side of the Paddock Pool.

    On check in, ask where the room is that you have been assigned, if it is not what you wanted ask if there are any available in your preferred section. Good luck.
     
  6. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    That is a really interesting article. I would have liked to lived there for 3 months at a time. Another example of Disney genius.

    Yes, a close boat ride to replenish those calories you run off. :lmao:
     
  7. mrstomrice

    mrstomrice Disney Planning Fanactic!

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    I had Springs as my first request, then Grandstand. When I did the online check in, I was able to make additional requests. I chose near pool. I can't recall if bus stop was another choice. We had Springs 4232. It couldn't have been much better than that! We were right near the bus stop, carriage house, and high rocks pool.
    The only problem was our room wasn't refurbished yet. A dresser drawer was broken and the rug had a bad odor when it got wet, which it did after all of the rain.
     
  8. Junebugwv

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    We stayed at the Paddock in '10 (before the pool renovation) and recently returned from a stay at Grandstand. Returning again in Oct for a trip with grand kids. Question for you seasoned SSR people: our dryer was barely warm and would not dry a small load. We had maintenance in 3 times and the guy finally told us that the dryers are all like that. I told him that the dryers in the pool laundry room were just fine, but he said those are commercial grade and can't be compared to those in the villas. I can't say I enjoyed trekking to the pool with every load and would like to avoid that when we return in Oct.....but I really like the Grandstand area. Did we just happen to get a bad dryer, or are they really like that in the villas at Grandstand?
     
  9. maciec

    maciec AHHHH....Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?

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    We always have to go through several cycles in the dryer before our clothes were dry, but they were never Luke warm. The bigger the load in those things the longer they take to dry.
     
  10. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    It has been awhile since we stayed in the 1BR, but I remember having to dry the load a little longer than the timer, but not 3 times. Agree with previous poster - if it is towels or extra full load, it takes longer to dry.
     
  11. my3princes

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    We have always found the dryers to get hot, but they do take a few cycles to dry depending on the size of the load. Try smaller loads or drying half a load at a time. I had one load of mostly towels at Aulani that took 3 hours to dry (no kidding)
     
  12. DannysMom

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    Random question: how early does the bike rental place at SSR open?

    My brother & his GF will be using some of my points for a quick trip in Nov and they like to walk / run / bike together in the AM. I am thinking they will like SSR and was wondering how early they could rent bikes. I am thinking they will like the walk to DTD too.

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  13. BirdsOfPreyDave

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    The Disney web site doesn't list hours for Horsing Around Rentals, but it does list the hours of the Community Hall as 9 am - 10 pm. It's the same cast members that run both operations.
     
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    When trying to request the Congress Park - DD view, what would you ask for?
     
  15. BirdsOfPreyDave

    BirdsOfPreyDave Disney Lover, DVC Member, SSR Fanatic DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    OMG, I think I killed this thread with my FAQ. :rolleyes1 No one's been posting questions lately. :worried:

    "I done a bad thing, George."
     
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    I'd like a river view THV, which one should I request? :goodvibes
     
  17. DannysMom

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    Is SSR as big as everyone says it is? :duck:

    ETA, you just gotta make it a chatty thread, where folks can pop in to ask questions..... kinda like the Y&BC thread over on the resorts board. The thread is a little, how to say, businesslike, maybe?
     
  18. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    I still think you did well with that post. And, I was complicit in adding it to page 1. I'd like to be able to answer questions on how good the food is at Turf Club instead of just which part would you stay.
     
  19. DannysMom

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    In May, I had 2 really good dinners at the Turf Club. I think I had the lamb chops & pork chops (2 different nights) and both were very good. I thought it was great that we weren't shut out as both were same day decisions, just decided we did not want to venture off the resort for dinner elsewhere. Now, we also had my MIL with us, who could have a bad meal in a 4 star restaurant. The first time I think she ordered a salad, that was primarily a spinach salad, when she 'thinks' she is allergic to spinach (not sure that I believe her.). The next time she ordered the surf & turf burger sans surf (shellfish allergy) MEDIUM RARE -- and then was freaky about the interior of her burger being pink! I just shake my head. I can't help her. My only complaint had to do with being on the DxDP the apps filled us up we wasted a lot of (very good) entree, wished I could have eaten more. But, as an aside I think now that we are DVC members it is TIW from here on out, so that should no longer be a problem. :)

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  20. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    We tried the dxdp and it was way too much food. We usually split an app and then a main course. We save desserts for later - Mickey ice cream sandwich, dole whip, etc. I really like the prime rib there at Turf Club.
     
  21. BirdsOfPreyDave

    BirdsOfPreyDave Disney Lover, DVC Member, SSR Fanatic DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    It's sad to see that the Turf Club is closing for lunch. This restaurant is a hidden gem that I guess remains a little to hidden for the mouse's bean counters. I do have to admit, though, that I wasn't a big fan of their lunch menu. I much prefer the dinner menu. I always struggle over whether I want the prime rib or the lamb chop. I pretty much know I'm always going to start with the tomato bisque, though. It's so good.

    We'd probably eat at the Turf Club a lot more if it stayed open later at night. 9:00 is pretty early to close, especially during the summer when people are out at the parks until very late. Perhaps one of the benefits of doing away with the lunch service will be a longer dinner service. (Olivia's at OKW seats until 10. Even that seems too early to me, but there have been times when we've driven over there because we've just missed being able to be seated at Turf Club.)

    A sit-down breakfast would also be nice option. Even with the opening of the Paddock Grill, Artist's Palette is still pretty darn crowded at breakfast. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any character breakfasts in the Downtown Disney area. The Turf Club would seem like a good fit for one. Let's see, what characters would work with the SSR theme?
     
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