OKW Lovers Thread. Part 2

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  1. Deb & Bill

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    Where did they relocate the bus stop?
     
  2. Cmbar

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    Thanks Deb! I just realized now that the HH sections haven't been updated which means we have the whole bathroom door stupidity to deal with which is why I hate the 1 bedrooms at OKW. It looks like the remodels fixed that problem with a door through the Laundry. Now I'm desperate to get a "NON HH" room or switch resorts since we are going with friends and they are staying out in the living room area. Wouldn't be a big deal if going with my kids but not with friends. I'm so screwed if I can't switch resorts or categories. I have no luck when it comes to room assignments at Disney so requesting a refurbished room will probably do me no good and it looks like they decided to keep the HH sections for last. I don't care about the updated furniture and such I just want a private door to my room! LOL
     
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  4. sticker231

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    They put up a tent in front of building 18. The buses aren’t being allowed any further down the road towards the other buildings.
     
  5. Bmlors

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    Any specifics on this or info on when they will finish? We arrive Nov 26 and I would really prefer a renovated 23-26!
     
  6. sticker231

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    I really don’t have any insider information, just what I noticed while walking/driving in the bus. There were still trucks in the parking spaces, but the construction doors they had blocking the entrance were down. I’ll take a look later this morning and give an update.
     
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  7. Cmbar

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    Sticker, thanks for the update! Are you staying at OKW? refurbished room?
     
  8. Cmbar

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    HI Deb. I just saw this response you made about the second entrance to the bathroom back in October. Have you been able to confirm that only certain buildings got the "bathroom fix". If so can you confirm for me that if I switch to a NON HH designation that I would have the best chance of getting the fixed rooms in Turtle Pond or South Point. Those are non HH buildings correct? Thank you for any help. I am trying to get a 2 bedroom to eliminate any problems but everything in Mid December is booked!! UGH


    Also . any suggestions on how to at least put in a request to get the best option with a fixed bathroom? Should I ask Member Services to put on our reservation?
     
  9. DizDaD7

    DizDaD7 Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.

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    Well let me first start out by saying, that we just got back from a S/S with OKW & SSR.

    You can only get an idea from what other people describe about places, but you can't get the full picture unless you stay at a certain resort.
    With that being said, It only took about 5 mins to figure out why you all love it soo much here.

    I just got a great vibe from the moment I stepped onto property.. Between some of the nicest CM's to some of the delicious food, to the beautiful rooms/amenities. The only drawback were the slight issues with buses.. 2 or 3 times we did wait as long as 35-40 mins, which was odd. but not enough to damper our day...

    My son & I normally would play a round of golf, but weren't able to fit the time in (Which would've been ideal/convenient) but other than that, there isn't a negative thing to say about this resort.

    We did stay in a refurbished 1 br 1st floor in bldg 31, which I thought was a very nice location. the rooms are HUGE!!!! I never got to experience the old decor, but I really do like the new one... The location to the resort is nice , because it's very close to EPCOT, HS, & DS....And not too bad to MK, & AK.
    If I can figure how to D/L Pics, I will do so....
    Thanks for all the help and advice prior to the trip...:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
     
  10. sticker231

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    Yes, leaving shorty. :sad::sad::sad:

    We have a refurbished room. Two bedroom, building 28
     
  11. lizziepooh

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    Can you tell us if there is a second door to the master bathroom thru the laundry room in your Bldg.28 unit? Thanks.
     
  12. sticker231

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    No there wasn’t a second door from the laundry room. The laundry room was it’s own separate room, only one door in and out
     
  13. msvlg

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    Has the section with buildings 62 and 16 been refurbished?
     
  14. Bmlors

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  15. Deb & Bill

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    I'm hoping they won't be done until after Jan 1.
     
  16. jedz007

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    Hello All,

    We are going to be staying in a 3 bedroom unit in February. I know the living room TVs normally have an easy to access HDMI port, do the Bedroom TVs have a similar bar on them?
     
  17. BillPA

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    With the refurb I can't say what they have now. I have not seen any posts about a GV since the new layout, Please post info after your trip, and have a great stay, if it's your first stay in an OKW GV be ready to be floored by all the space.
     
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    I second this...Only I can only imagine what the place looks like, for as the 1BR we had was HUGE....One can only wonder about the size of the GV space..
     
  19. Bmlors

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    I can’t speak to a GV, but we are in a 2BR right now that was just finished (building 23). The TV in the master doesn’t have a special bar, but the HDMI is easy to access. it’s on the right side of the Samsung TV.
     
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  20. Bmlors

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    For what it’s worth, we are liking the renovated room. While the gray tile and white countertop are a little bland compared to pre-reno, the rooms just feel so much cleaner and current with everything new. There are still Key West touches in some of the other design elements...and the overall chill feel of the entire resort certainly hasn’t changed. Overall, I’d take the renovated room over an older one any day...
     
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  21. jedz007

    jedz007 Earning My Ears

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    Does Uber pick up right at your building or do you go to the main lobby to get picked up?
     

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