SSR Lovers and Owners Part 2

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  1. Paula Sedley-Burke

    Paula Sedley-Burke Proud to believe in Rainbows and Unicorns...

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    I know! Like what's that about just having one. I will be sure to let them know we know their secret when I am there!
     
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  3. gretchenohar@hotmail

    gretchenohar@hotmail <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

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    I'm looking into Garden Grocer for a delivery during our stay. On their site there is a list of WDW resorts which have Bell Services deliver the order. SSR is not listed. This is what it says on their website:

    For most hotel & resort guests, you DO NOT have to be in your room at the time of delivery, unless it is a COD order. Your groceries will be waiting for you at the "bell services/luggage room". Just call bell services and they will deliver them to your room when you arrive.
    Resorts That Currently Offer Bell Service Drop Off:
    - Animal Kingdom Lodge
    - Disney's Polynesian
    - Grand Floridian
    - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Bay Lake Tower)
    - Coronado Springs
    - Beach Club
    - Disney's Yacht Club
    - Disney's Bonnett Creek
    - Disney's Boardwalk Resort


    Am I correct in thinking that this means I'll have to p/u my groceries at Bell Services? I can see that this may present a problem since we won't have a car.

    If anyone has any experience with this, would you please let me know how it works?

    Thanks!
     
  4. delmar411

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    Ssr will bring the groceries to you but you'll need to tip them. If you have cold stuff make sure to remind them to get that stuff too.
     
  5. DannysMom

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    I stayed at SSR in May 2012. We had a fairly large GG order. Bell Services was happy to deliver everything to the room, just don't forget to tip! :)

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards App, please excuse any typos or autocorrects!
     
  6. Idreamodisney247

    Idreamodisney247 Mouseketeer

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    Is it the same type of service if you order from dvc direct? I thought if you order from groceries from dvc they will put your hoceries away
     
  7. gretchenohar@hotmail

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    Whew! Thanks for the info. And I will definitely tip well.

    I'm sorry I can't answer your question, idreamodisney - I'm renting points so I don't know about DVC procedures.
     
  8. Mikey_B

    Mikey_B Earning My Ears

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    I'm due to check out tomorrow at 11am but my flight isn't until late in the evening. Is there somewhere I could shower later in the day at SSR such as a courtesy room?
     
  9. BEASLYBOO

    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

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    Not a courtesy room but each resort does have showers/changing area for such a situation! We've used them at SSR, OKW, BWV and Kidani! They are by the main pool!
     
  10. BirdsOfPreyDave

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

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    Or the gym, depending on the resort.
     
  11. mickeyinjune

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    By the main pool is the fitness center. (The spa is closed so to get to the fitness center u have to use the elevator) the shower though is in the restroom by the elevator. The are towels and stuff in there already.
     
  12. ercrbc

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    We are heading to SSR in September :cool1: We were going with friends and staying in a GV at OKW, but the friends cancelled and by changing the reservation I saved 70pts ;) I also made my kids day when I told them we will be staying "at the place with the cool pool by DTD" They have been begging to stay at SSR since visiting the Paddock pool last Fall :thumbsup2

    So, while we have visited the pool at the Springs and the Paddock, we haven't stayed at SSR before. DH and the kids all want to be close to the Paddock pool. We will also spend some time at the Springs pool and community hall, is it walkable from the Paddock over to the Springs? Is the area in the Paddock that is closer to Congress Park walkable to DTD? What are the views like from the Paddock?

    Another question, are there elevators in all the buildings? We usually request ground floor at OKW to avoid hauling all the kids stuff up 3 flights of stairs. I'll probably still request it, I am very aware of how loud my kids are early in the am ;)

    What is the bus stop order at SSR? We always have a car, but on our last trip to OKW my 1yo DD discovered the bus and it was definitely her favorite ride at Disney :p We tried to put her into the van one day when a bus was in site across the street....she threw a full blown tantrum until she was seated on that bus. No issues after that, lol.

    Any other things I should know about? We are excited about our first stay at SSR and appreciate any tips ya'll have to share! Thanks!
     
  13. delmar411

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    Yes it is walkable. Asking for a room close to the paddock bus stop will put you close to the bus stop, the pool(the bus stop is at the pool) and the bridge over to the springs. You can easily walk to Dtd from the pool area of the paddock.

    There are elevators in all the buildings. I would not request a ground floor but that's just me,

    The views are of the ponds mostly.

    Busses go
    Grandstand, carousel , paddock, congress park, springs

    For Dtd busses only
    Springs, grandstand, carousel. Paddock, congress park
     
  14. ercrbc

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    This is so helpful, thank you!!! In question to why you wouldn't want ground floor, is it because of the noise above or is there a difference in the patio/balcony layout?
     
  15. delmar411

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    The noise level, the foot traffic, I don't like patios, I prefer balconies and the views are better IMO from the higher floors.
     
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    I thought that was what you meant. We request ground floor because my kids sound like a pack of wild boar racing around at 6:30am. I wouldn't be able make eye contact with any others guests if we were on a top floor :lmao:

    Thanks again for the suggestion!
     
  17. Suzanne74

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    That is really nice for you to consider! :)

    I personally don't mind patios. OKW had an enclosed one that faced the pond and we fed the ducks that came to visit every morning. It was nice not to do stairs and just park in front of our door, although I realize there are elevators here.

    How are the patios here? Enclosed like OKW or open like at Poly?
     
  18. SugarPlumFairyUK

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    I can't believe I only just found this forum! We are staying at Saratoga in a couple of months and we are soooo looking forward to our stay. Any tips and ideas really appreciated. We would really like a refurb room in CP overlooking DTD :)
     
  19. delmar411

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    They are open patios.
     
  20. DG-12

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    I am so excited to head to SSR in December. I am interested in the staying near the Paddock Pool area. What should my room request say? Just near Paddock Pool? Thanks, Dana
     
  21. Countryrunner262

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    We are currently in the process of trying to buy in at SSR. We have never been there so we are buying sight unseen. We have only stayed at value resorts before diving into dvc. Yikes. Lol.

    Does anyone have any feedback or reviews on SSR for this hopeful newbie?
     
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