SSR First Choice for anyone?

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by culli, Jun 2, 2009.


WDW booking choice for SSR?

  1. 1st choice

  2. 2nd choice

  3. 3rd Choice

  4. 4th Choice

  5. One of my last options

  6. No way I'm not staying at SSR I will move my vacation first

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  1. culli

    culli DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2008
    I have read more and more threads about how great SSR is and wondering who has SSR as their first option when staying at WDW. Or is it a 2nd, 3rd.......etc option, as we can still love SSR but it might still not be the first choice. I want to see how many people have SSR as their bar none favorite and book that way!
  2. I'mNoPrince

    I'mNoPrince <font color=darkorchid>AlterEgo tmt martins<br><fo

    Oct 1, 2006
    As we own there we always book at the 11month mark.

    Now we are moving around right now as we want to try all the DVC resorts but have stayed 2 times at SSR and really do like it.

    I think the next time we do a trip with Family and need a 2bdrm we will try to get a THV and if we do will not be moving that anywhere.

    So yes it was our Resort of choice not only for the great savings we got but also where we like to call Home.
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  4. culli

    culli DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2008
    In fairness I really love the place but it is my 4th option due to walking to the park options. My choices are:

    1 BCV
    2 BLT
    3 BWV
    4 SSR
    5 VWL
    6 OKW
    7 AKV

    No I book at SSR at 11 month than at 7 will try to switch. When kids get older and riding buses won't be so dramatic SSR will move up the list.
  5. RoutemanDan

    RoutemanDan DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2000
    I own SSR and VWL and have been alternating stays the last few times.
  6. DVC Mike

    DVC Mike DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Aug 25, 2007
    SSR is my 6th favorite DVC resort at WDW.
  7. *KeepMovingForward*

    *KeepMovingForward* <a href="" targ DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Mar 30, 2007
    We like SSR just fine, its just that we like some of the other properties more. It certainly wouldn't be the end of the world if we stay there though. :goodvibes
  8. rascalmom

    rascalmom <font color=purple>Business trips should include a

    Apr 29, 2001
    We own at and love SSR. It will likely be our choice for most trips - we just find the atmosphere relaxing and peaceful, and enjoy the proximity to DTD.

    Someday, if we can get availability at BLT, we would like to try booking there, as the Contemporary was always one of our favorite resorts.

    We like OKW, but SSR holds an edge. We find the crowds at the pool at Stormalong Bay unappealing, and the clown pool puts me off. Maybe a winter visit at one of those resorts sometime.

    SSR makes us happy :goodvibes
  9. castleri

    castleri DIS Veteran

    Jul 29, 2000
    I put down 2nd choice but that is really only if it is other than a studio. For studio reservations it is usually my first choice. OKW is my favorite for anything else. I own at OKW, SSR and BCV and usually end up using the BCV points at one of the other two.
  10. Sammie

    Sammie DIS Veteran

    Aug 20, 1999
    Always our first choice. :thumbsup2
  11. DiznyDi

    DiznyDi If you remember, we are the rural folks

    Oct 27, 2006
    We own at our 2 favorite resorts and stay at one or the other, often doing a split stay so we can stay at both!
  12. mom2rb

    mom2rb DIS Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
    I put it as my first choice, but I always do split stays. My next trip will be at BLT and SSR. My trip next May will be split between AKL and SSR.
  13. oakmanner

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    Oct 19, 2006
    Always book SSR at 11 month window then waitlist two other resorts. If the waitlists don't come through, we're totally happy at SSR!
  14. rentayenta

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    Feb 28, 2007

    What two resorts?
  15. Buckeye Fan

    Buckeye Fan DIS Veteran

    Jan 15, 2007
    I had a hard time deciding whether it's #1 or #2, because I dearly love SSR and OKW. :cloud9: However, I give SSR a slight edge because of DTD and the decor. There's just something about these resorts that reminds me more of home, and less of a hotel. :thumbsup2
  16. DFD

    DFD <font color=darkorchid>You know that feeling you g

    May 21, 2009
    the 1st two years of being DVC SSR has been the 1st choice... since it is my home I booked at 11 month mark and thats it... but now I am moving around and trying other resorts... just like a few of previous poster I book the 11th month mark and at 7th month I try other resorts if it is available great if on the waitlist still great if the waitlist is a bust it is still great!!!

    Love the Congress and the quiet pool :thumbsup2

    now I am bouncing between BWV and AKV Jambo... and maybe/hopefully next year get to try WLV...
  17. 4mcbjCtr

    4mcbjCtr Mouseketeer

    Oct 6, 2005
    I selected my last option, not because we don't like SSR, but because we want to try and stay at all of the DVC resorts. We will be adding on a lot more points at some time in the future, so want to be completely sure of which additional resorts we will be happy calling home. We love SSR, but have stayed there lots of times already. We also have plenty of points there, so will definately not add on there.
  18. Mickey'sApprentice

    Mickey'sApprentice Shamelessly demand, it works bette

    Dec 2, 2005
    ok, our home at BWV is truly our 1st option.

    We would like to eventually try some of the other resorts IF they are available. At this point, we would definitely take one of the others over SSR, because can get SSR anytime right, or almost.

    In a way, SSR is probably our 2nd option, because we would like to be able to go somewhat spur of the moment, (plan 2-3 months out).

    SSR does have a lot going for it. Popularity is not one of those things.
  19. dairyqueenmom

    dairyqueenmom If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remembe

    Oct 7, 2007
    It is our last choice, it just doesn't do much for us. It looks a little to much like home, But we feel the same way about VWL. I doubt we will ever stay there.
  20. Starr W.

    Starr W. DIS Veteran

    Nov 26, 2006
    It's our home resort and we prefer SSR for weeklong trips. Like the fact it has many GV's, was able to book one for this Thanksgiving.

    For our shorter trips, which are more in non-major holiday times, that's when we try other resorts. We've done VWL.BCV, and BWV.

    Everyone can agree that a BW view is our favorite after SSR, not sure we would like BWV with a pref. view.

    I think BCV might be second, just on location and the pool. Our room there was in more need of rehabbing than our's at BWV.

    DH and the boys could care less if they ever stayed at VWL again,

    AKV, doesn't seem to get anyone very excited when I mention it, animals so what and the bus ride out there is long(the boys). I would only book if I could get a SV villa.

    BLT seems to be the next one to try.

    So summarizing, if we couldn't get a BW view or BLT, we would rather stay at SSR.

    Though our absolute favorite DVC resort is Vero Beach. The boys(8&12) given the choice would rather go there than WDW.
  21. Mississippian

    Mississippian DIS Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
    To me, SSR has all the disadvantages (for me) of OKW without any of the advantages of giant rooms and super-low point prices.

    For example, a one bedroom at SSR has 1070 square feet and costs 25 points weeknights during Dream season, or 42.8 feet per point. The OKW one bedroom has 1395 square feet and costs 20 points weeknights during Dream season, or 69.75 feet per point. So SSR costs 1.63 times more than OKW for essentially the same type of resort, so if you want to stay in a spread-out resort, why pay more for less?

    I should note that OKW really isn't the resort for me, either, although I might try it against if I had a unit near the HH. I just prefer a compact resort, with walking distance a bonus. It's a pretty resort, though, and SSR is a pretty resort, too. I just think SSR is a poor value when compared with OKW.

    I own at BWV and love the easy access to EPCOT and the activities of the Boardwalk. The jury is still out on BLT in that I'm not sure I will like it better than BWV. If I do, it will be because it still has good access to EPCOT and also access to the restaurants, bars, pooks and arcades at the MK resorts. The MK walking access is a real bonus but not what I see as the real benefit of BLT.

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