SSR Lovers and Owners Part 2

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  1. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Haven't received our email confirmation yet, but just finalized our October trip. We have bookend a cruise on the Dream with a stay at SSR before and BLT at the end. I am excited.
     
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  3. moose615

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    Nice best of all worlds on that one Norm
     
  4. BirdsOfPreyDave

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

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    Just home from a wonderful Christmas vacation that included five nights at my favorite resort. We arrived at the resort at about 9:30 am and asked to be in the Carousel. I guess one nice thing about that section, is that even at an hour and a half before checkout time, we were given our choice of four different studios that were already cleaned and ready to go.

    We had a car, so it did soften the blow of being in the Carousel, but I'm afraid that, all things considered, I really do have to jump on the band wagon and vote this my least favorite section. We were in the second building, which made it seem even farther away from everything.

    We came back from Downtown Disney on the boat, and I said, "It isn't as far as it seems on the map. Let's just walk back." Well, no, actually it is as far as it seems on the map.

    Being in a studio, it was also an extra step to have to put the laundry in the car and drive it to one of the laundry rooms.

    Several things to update in my SSR FAQ as a result of this trip...

    • Never realized it before, but the "carousel" in the carousel section is actually a community BBQ area with 2 grills and 2 picnic tables. I didn't have that on my map.
    • The laundry room at the Springs is larger than the laundry rooms in the Paddock, Grandstand, and Congress Park. It has 1 high-capacity washer, 3 standard washers, and 6 dryers. There are also two very large folding tables.
    • The order for the Downtown Disney bus is Springs -> Grandstand -> Carousel -> Paddock -> Congress Park.
     
  5. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Thanks. You are completely a 100% SSR owner now. Congrats.

    Glad you had a great stay. I have to agree with you about the Carousel. If they would just make it a free, working carousel with RFID access, it would completely change that section of the resort. Or, charge less points, but neither seem likely.
     
  6. moose615

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    Thanks Norm, I'm calling MS tomm and hopefully they will have me in the system, it'll be awhile but planning that 2014/15 NY/ DD birthday trip thinking of doing SSR THV and a split stay at WL , still have plenty plenty of time to prep for that one though
     
  7. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    I don't like split stays. That's what I am not looking forward to with this cruise/ WDW stay. I'll try to pack separately, other than hygeine stuff, as I don't want to pack & unpack.
     
  8. moose615

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    I'm not a big fan of split stays either but thinking about it due to WL during the holidays (might do a weekend trip next Christmas time and stay at WL so that'll ax the split in 2014 but can't wait for the 1st stay at SSR
     
  9. Sorcerina

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    Oh when are you going? We do the same, SSR, Dream, but then HRH. Staying SSR 10/20-31, Dream 10/31-11/03
     
  10. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    We are going the first week in October. This is my first cruise ever.
     
  11. AnnaS

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    Glad to hear you had a great stay. When I stayed there in August (my first time) - I knew from my morning walks that the Carousel section is the most isolated one/furthest one and would make sure not to request it.

    We are going in less than two weeks again and know that the spa will be closed - does anyone know if the fitness center/gym is separate and open and/or it will not be affected by the spa being closed. Did not check it out last time I was there. I am thinking the Spa is up and the fitness center is down on the main floor for some reason. I emailed MS and waiting for a response. TIA
     
  12. disdadIL

    disdadIL <font color=red>DIS Dad #711<br><font color=blue>B

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    Do any of my fellow SSR owners have any info, faqs for my first dvc stay which in a studio at jambo house at AK
     
  13. KinziePooh

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    I'm not sure what kind of view you have but I would request something near an elevator and near the pool. Being on the opposite side of the lobby can be quite the hike to get to either of those places.

    As for SSR, I was there over Christmas week and enjoyed it. I had stayed there once before but didn't spend any time at the resort. This time, thanks to this great thread, I knew the layout of the resort and requested Congress Park. Imagine my surprise when I got a corner room overlooking DTD that was ready around noon.

    I spent some time at the CP pool and also sitting in the famous rocking chairs. So relaxing and peaceful! I ate at both AP and the Paddock pool (highly recommend the chicken sandwich). Unfortunately, we never made it over to the Turf Club to eat. Guess I'll have to book another stay sometime ;)
     
  14. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    We stayed at Kidani the last time. Anything specific you want to know?
     
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    Hey norm. Yeah- parking. Bus. Pool. Views. The usual info.

    How are you?

    And thAnks!
     
  16. happyann79

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    I believe ssr does have some newly finished rooms...just check with ms when u book.
     
  17. Happy99

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    booked our first stay at SSR for August one week 2BR. 2ad, 2 teens.

    Other than section what are the most requested requests? Anything in particular that you have requested that doesn't easily come to mind?

    I think we are going to request the springs sections so the teens can head off to the community hall, arcade, etc easily. I hear that Grandstand is another favorite but think that springs would be better for us for that? keeping in mind that it will be AUGUST and I am sure walking will be kept to a minimum during the afternoons

    I know places like BC hotel you should request a full balcony as not all the rooms have them, anything like this that I should take note of at SSR?

    Any difference in the rooms between Springs and Grandstand?

    Thanks
     
  18. delmar411

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    I'd actually ask for the grandstand. Not sure how busy Aug is but buses often pass by the springs stop because they are full during busier time periods.
    Other than that, all the rooms are identical.
     
  19. Happy99

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    Thank you - we will have a car and I think we would only take the bus to MK because parking at TTC is a pain
     
  20. BirdsOfPreyDave

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

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    That's exactly what we do. MK is the only park I refuse to drive to.
     
  21. dbprimeaux

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    Which SSR sections have the new furnishings? We were there during Thanksgiving and stayed in Grandstand 8000 building and our room was not the new furnishings...
    We are going Feb., 2013, and would love to see the new updates.:cloud9:
     
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