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SSR Lovers and Owners Part 2

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by mamaprincess, May 14, 2010.

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  1. disneyfan4u

    disneyfan4u "Everything that is or was, began with a dream..."

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  3. Robin"D"

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    Were you on the Hawaiian Cruise?
    Did you organize the luncheon @ Palo's ?


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  4. mrstomrice

    mrstomrice Disney Planning Fanactic!

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    We stayed in Springs in August. I have never stayed in a quieter resort! We were on the 2nd floor. I never heard noise from the other rooms or from the hallway area. It was nice because we were at the closest access door to the bus stop and we were near Artists Pallate.
     
  5. vellamint

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    Planning our first trip to SSR and since it will basically just be me and hubby for most of the week I was wondering which section is best to be close to a bar....and if any of those sections could be a DTD view OR close to the walking path to DTD.

    Thanks ... I HAVE read all 150 pages but my head is spinning right now....
     
  6. meggiebeth

    meggiebeth Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow

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    The Springs is the section closest to the main pool which has a bar, and also to the two onsite restaurants.
    Congress park is the closest to downtown Disney where there are an abundance of bars.
    If you would like a downtown Disney view call the resort up a week in advance and request that. I find this is the way you are most likely to get your request. :)
     
  7. meggiebeth

    meggiebeth Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow

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    We stayed in the Springs and it was the perfect area to stay. You are close to all the main facilities and the main pool.
    With regards to noise, SSR is extremely quiet. The only noise we could hear was occasionally the lake near our villa- trickling water from the fountain ;)
     
  8. DisneyDetective

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    It always amazes me how quiet the resort is and yet there must be lots of people staying. We usually stay at Congress Park and you can only really hear the buses go by or the maintenance staff on their,buggies.
     
  9. BirdsOfPreyDave

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

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    I'm impressed with how quiet SSR is, too. On one trip, we were assigned to the Paddock building that's directly across from the Reedy Creek Fire Department. As we were carrying in our luggage, the fire trucks left on a call with sirens blaring. I said, "Oh my God, we're going to regret this room assignment." Nope. Never heard it again.

    On another stay, our balcony was very close to the Paddock Pool. (This was after the refurbishment.) I thought for sure we'd hear the pool noises. Nope. Only when we were on the balcony.

    In the Springs, once, we were on a corner room right next to Broadway, and therefore the buses. I thought we'd hear them. Nope.

    As with every resort, you'll occasionally hear excited kids making noise walking to/from their room in the hallway, or someone "bumping" around in an adjacent villa. That would be the case in any building, though.

    With all of that said, the sections that will be the most quiet are probably Congress Park, Carousel, and the farthest buildings in Grandstand. Congress Park has a quiet pool which might have the possibility of generating some noise, but it's set back a little bit from the rooms. Carousel is somewhat close to Vacation Club Drive, but not so much so that I think you'd hear a lot of traffic noise. The Grandstand buildings on the golf course probably don't have much noise, either, except for the occasional golf ball smashing a car window. ;) The other two buildings in Grandstand, though, are very close to the pool and water play area. One building (the one closest to the bus stop) has the balconies facing the pool, the other (to your left as you walk from the Carriage House) has the balconies facing the woods and away from the pool.
     
  10. jjj444

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    I have read through this entire thread and still need help!!! We leave in 16 days:cool1::cool1: and still need help with what section to stay in??? I have it narrowed down to Springs or Paddock. 2 adults, 7 year old and 4 year old with a car so bus stops mean nothing. Want to be close to the action, by the pool, nice view and am leaning towards paddock just for the pool. Really can't decide, please help:confused3
     
  11. vicki_c

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    We haven't seen the new pool yet at Paddocks, but we really prefer the Springs because its so close to Artists Palette, the Community Hall, and the pool.
     
  12. BirdsOfPreyDave

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

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    I would recommend the Paddock because of the kid's play area at that pool.
     
  13. Blondie1973

    Blondie1973 Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know if there are any local pizza places that deliver to the Saratoga Springs resorts? We're having a large party there and we're doing a pizza night. If you happen to know if they have a GF menu, all the better, but I can do that research if you have names.

    TIA!
     
  14. BirdsOfPreyDave

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  15. helenk

    helenk I wish I was in Disney World

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    We are currently at Saratoga Springs, I had requested the Grandstands and to be by the pool, and I got both requests.
    We are in room 8530, we are close to The Springs, our building is the closest of the Grandstand buildings to the Springs. The pool is just a few steps away, and the bus stop is not far either. By the way the bus transportation so far has been very good.
    The resort is so peaceful, we are really enjoying our stay.
    We've eaten twice at Artist Palette, there is not a big selection what we've eaten so far has been good but I do wish they had hamburgers on the menu.
     
  16. BirdsOfPreyDave

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    There are burgers at the Paddock Pool Grill. There's also a burger on the menu at the Turf Club.

    Glad you're enjoying the resort. Wish I was there, too.
     
  17. Blondie1973

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    THanks!
     
  18. helenk

    helenk I wish I was in Disney World

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    Thanks, we just checked out the menu at Paddocks, I think we may go over there for dinner and swim in the pool over there.
    We are travelling with my 4 year old grand-daughter who wanted a hamburger for dinner the other night. I had thought of the Turf club but did not want to do a sit down meal as she was a bit cranky.
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  19. jjj444

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    Just called and requested Paddock section with a room looking at bridge by pool. Hope I made the right choice!! Has the paddock section been refurbished??
     
  20. meggiebeth

    meggiebeth Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow

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    Hello- just wondered if anyone had any photos of Christmas at SSR? I have seen loads of the other resorts but haven't found any of SSR!
     
  21. Pinkocto

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    They don't go all out with the Christmas decorations at SSR like at some of the resorts. It's basically just accents here and there.

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