Area recommendations at SSR?

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by Jason2, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Jason2

    Jason2 Earning My Ears

    Jul 6, 2009
    We are a family of 4 - 2 adults 2 kids (7 & 6) staying at SSR next year. Just wondered what views are on preferred area e.g Grandstand, Congress Park etc., in terms of location. Our main priorities are proximity to the Kids pool and play area and then walking to DTD.

    Many thanks
  2. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

    Oct 18, 2006
    we viewed a studio in the springs area which is really close to the main building and the main pool, it also looks out on dtd, not sure what the walk is like as was not staying there
  3. Becx N Gav

    Becx N Gav DIS Veteran

    Nov 21, 2007
    We stayed at Grandstand, our view was of the other buildings but the back of the building overlooked the golf course.
    We found this to be a great location (we haven't stayed in any other buildings) - it was close to the main lobby and food court - we could walk to DTD Westside in about 15 mins - it was the first pick up and drop off for the buses - there is a quiet pool right there and it wasn't too crowded (in Dec)

    I hope you enjoy staying there, I think all areas have their good and bad points, IMHO it didn't seem as vast as I had first thought.
  4. JohnnySharp2

    JohnnySharp2 No man stands as tall as when he stoops to help a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Have never stayed there and probably others can advise better but have had a tour around the resort.
    Personally I would want Grandstand area as first choice, as it is newer , the pool there is good for kids with water fountains and it is quite close to the main dining/reservation area too.
    Springs is also a good choice as it is probably the closest to the central area and is near the main pool.

    Congress Park is closer to DTD, would rather be the near the centre of the resort myself, hence Grandstand/Springs may be better perhaps.
  5. hunty

    hunty Mouseketeer

    Aug 4, 2002
    We just stayed at the Grandstand, we overlooked the carpark so we didn't look out of the window too much:rotfl2:

    The pool for kids was next to us, the walk to the main dining area was 5 minutes, the stop for the DTD boat was again 5 minutes, and Westside DTD was 15 minute stroll, 10 if you had a quick pace but with 2 kids,allow 15-20 minutes.

    The only downside this year was the boat now stops at Westside rather than all the way to the 'main' area of DTD near rainforest cafe etc, because there is an extra boat for the treetop villas they have changed the stopping point for Saratoga and OKW to accomodate the extra boat

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