Go Back   theDIBB > Walt Disney World and Other Florida Vacation Planning > Accommodation
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Accommodation Hotels, Resorts, Villas Questions and Info
Florida Magical Tours
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 5 Dec 18, 08:58 PM  
Link to this Post
#9
mikejt26
Thread Starter
Very Serious Dibber
 
mikejt26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 14
Originally Posted by Grace_1412 View Post
The only thing we are unsure on is the OKW pool. The photos look like it is smaller than the springs pool and the second pool nowhere near as good as the paddock
We are in a preferred two bed ,in the springs, this year .
Our balcony looked out in the paddock pool & we were two mins across the bridge . Its a great pool & the life guards were very friendly to chat to.
We will be looking for grandstand or the paddock next May .

Yip OKW have the refurbs but they also have the foliage & trees in front of the balconies ,& the walk to HH .
That said it OKW gets brilliant reviews . Its an individual choice change back to SSR 😂
mikejt26 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Heading back to Saratoga Springs 2019
Reply With Quote
Unread 6 Dec 18, 02:06 PM  
Link to this Post
#10
Ridersmom
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Join Date: Apr 06
Having stayed in both, it is OKW hands down for me.
Ridersmom is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 7 Dec 18, 12:00 AM  
Link to this Post
#11
Grace_1412
Excited about Disney
 
Join Date: Feb 16
Originally Posted by Ridersmom View Post
Having stayed in both, it is OKW hands down for me.
Any particular reason
Grace_1412 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 9 Dec 18, 11:11 AM  
Link to this Post
#12
YorkshireT
VIP Dibber

 
YorkshireT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 16
Location: God's Own Country
Originally Posted by Grace_1412 View Post
Any particular reason
I dont prefer one over the other but each have their pluses and minus:

OKW plus (that dont apply to SSR)

Huge rooms.
Tropical feel.
New refurb.
For some, 2 beds in a studio.
Many would prefer the table service to the one at SSR but not everyone.

OKW minus (that doesnt apply to SSR)

Quick serve a window.
Can walk to Disney Springs but it is a long way and not doable really in the dark.
Chance of getting a room with bus noise is higher than SSR.
Chance of having no outlook, either swamp or dense foliage is higher than SSR.

SSR pluses

Better pools.
Better quick serve.
Better chance of a quiet room or room with a view.
Easy walk to all the restaurants and shopping at Disney Springs.

SSR minus

Rooms smaller.
In need of refurb.
Some may prefer tropical feel of OKW.
__________________
YorkshireT is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Endless Summer, Hard Rock, Cruise, Busch
Reply With Quote
Unread 9 Dec 18, 07:35 PM  
Link to this Post
#13
Grace_1412
Excited about Disney
 
Join Date: Feb 16
Originally Posted by YorkshireT View Post
I dont prefer one over the other but each have their pluses and minus:

OKW plus (that dont apply to SSR)

Huge rooms.
Tropical feel.
New refurb.
For some, 2 beds in a studio.
Many would prefer the table service to the one at SSR but not everyone.

OKW minus (that doesnt apply to SSR)

Quick serve a window.
Can walk to Disney Springs but it is a long way and not doable really in the dark.
Chance of getting a room with bus noise is higher than SSR.
Chance of having no outlook, either swamp or dense foliage is higher than SSR.

SSR pluses

Better pools.
Better quick serve.
Better chance of a quiet room or room with a view.
Easy walk to all the restaurants and shopping at Disney Springs.

SSR minus

Rooms smaller.
In need of refurb.
Some may prefer tropical feel of OKW.
I think the pools is a big factor for us and we love the paddock and springs pool late in the evening and in the case of the latter watching the movies while in the pool.

Room size was less of an issue given the time we spend there and love a walk to DS.

Decided to ring yesterday and made the switch. Prices had gone up but only had to pay the 50 admin fee so happy with that. will have a good look around OKW when we are there so we have a better idea for next time.
Grace_1412 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Reply
Orlando Package Depot

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

DVC Magic

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu

Attraction Tickets Direct

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2654
CaxtonFX  $1.2768
Covent Garden FX  $1.2910
FAIRFX  $1.2750
John Lewis  $1.2732
M&S  $1.2547
Post Office  $1.2517
Sainsburys  $1.2632
TESCO  $1.2659
Travelex  $1.2600
Updated: 03:30 20/02/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,080
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1189
CaxtonFX  €1.1250
Covent Garden FX  €1.1348
FAIRFX  €1.1250
John Lewis  €1.1270
M&S  €1.0955
Post Office  €1.1075
Sainsburys  €1.1172
TESCO  €1.1201
Travelex  €1.1135
Updated: 03:30 20/02/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Tue 19th Feb 10:43pm
Now: 22C/72F
Clear Sky
Clear Sky
Cloud Cover: 1%
Wind: 7mph - SE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1022mb
Humidity: 88%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 03:15 20/02/2019