SSR 1st timers

Discussion in 'DVC Member Services' started by kikiV, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. kikiV

    kikiV Mouseketeer

    Aug 22, 2007
    We want to be as close to the spring rock (?) pool as possible. We have a 1 bedroom. What buildings do you recommend?
  2. tgan

    tgan Earning My Ears

    Aug 18, 2005
    I would request the Springs. We stayed there, you can walk to everything and mainpool easily (across parking lot). We would request that location again.
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  4. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Dec 11, 2006
    The Grandstand would be my choice after The Springs.
  5. bczang

    bczang Mouseketeer

    Jun 9, 2008
    Congress Park is where we stayed and really like it. It is a short walk to the Springs and to DTD. The next time we go we plan to request The Springs or The Grandstand, just to try something different.
  6. ChelleinNC

    ChelleinNC Say "Hi" to Art the Greeter for me!

    Jul 15, 2007
    If you look at the map of SSR you'll see that there are 5 different areas, each with multiple buildings.

    To be closest to High Rock Springs Pool (main pool), you'll want to stay in the Springs section. The Grandstand has it's own pool, but is also close to the main pool & Carriage House (restaurants, shops, check-in). To be closest to DTD, stay at Congress Park. Each area has it's plusses & minuses, depending on what you're looking for :goodvibes
  7. thelionqueen

    thelionqueen DIS Veteran

    Jun 7, 2005
    how far of a walk is it to DTD from Congress park? What are the minuses @ Congress park and the springs?
  8. rkwier

    rkwier DIS Veteran

    Nov 17, 2008
    We stayed in Congress Park in January and we will probably always request that location. Our room overlooked DTD and had a nice water view. It is ~10 minute walk to Downtown Disney. There is a nice path that runs from the resort over to DTD that we enjoyed walking on. It is ~5 minute walk tops to the main pool & buildings, but it does have its own quiet pool and spa that overlook the lake and DTD. The Springs section is right across from the mail pool and buildings, so that will definitely be the choice if that is your priority. I have not stayed in that section, but families with young children seem to prefer it because of that proximity. To me, the only real con to that section is that it does not directly face the water and DTD. I think that you will enjoy wherever you decide to stay. It is a lovely resort.
  9. Topo Bella

    Topo Bella Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2007
    We stayed in the Springs which was a great location for the pool and main buildings. Only complaint is that it is the last stop on the buses and so the buses were often crowded by the time they got to the Springs.

    As and aside, I really recommend eating at Turf Club. The menu may be somewhat limited but it was one of the best meals we had at WDW our last trip.
  10. Brancaneve

    Brancaneve That means Snow White in another language.

    Dec 7, 2006
    If you request a room, make sure you arrive early or before check in time. We flew from California and arrived at 1:00 a.m. Friday and were ready to request Congress but that was not available. We ended up at the Carousel section which is very far from everything. When she told me where our room was, my mind went right to the disboards where I had heard people mention this fact. One night we walked from Downtown Disney to our room and I arrived exhausted! We consider ourselves "walkers" but the Carousel was far, even for us.

    But, it was early when we arrived at VB a week later and we were given a fabulous 1 bedroom with an ocean view. So it seems that if you want to request something, be prepared to arrive early.
  11. oakmanner

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    Oct 19, 2006
    I wonder if you utilize "On Line Check-In" if you are assigned a room regardless of what time you actually arrive at the resort?:confused3
  12. Brenle

    Brenle DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2008
    Here's a great thread that answers lots of questions:

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