OKW or SSR. Which would you choose?

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OKW or SSR. Which would you choose?

So my DH Erik has a training course in Orlando from May 15-18. He's not sure where it is other than it's about 45 minutes from MCO laugh I'm hoping to maybe tag along but if it's not close to Disney, I'm pondering making use of our DVC and staying at either OKW or SSR (they are all that's available). Who knows if I'll even end up going at all, but I wanted to see which of those resorts you would pick. I've never been to either (except the short stint at SSR for the DVC tour)
So if you had to pick between OKW and SSR, which would it be?

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OKW. Not stayed at either but went for a look round and much preffered it

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OKW is really nice. I like the theming and landscaping. It is very spread out, but the theming and overall look/feel of resort is really nice.

I don't really care for SSR that much.

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My husband and I actually loved SSR when we stayed there. We had a room in Congress Park with a beautiful view of the lake and Fultons across the way. It was so lovely after dark with all the lights twinkling.

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Here is another opinion form someone who hasn't stayed at either. I would pick Key West with all of those lovely palm trees. SSR doesn't have much in the way of trees. And it's proximity to DTD is not a plus for my family, either.

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I've only stayed at OKW, and it is lovely. Spread out some, but quiet with lots of privacy.

Hubby loved SSR last year and wants to stay there again someday. I think he liked it better than OKW, so that's a pro vote for both resorts.

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Thanks for all the opinions mickey
They both seem pretty even to me. Can you still walk to DTD from SSR? I know the walkway is closed but is there another route? Also, can you walk to DTD from OKW as well or just boat?

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Hi Spook! We stayed at SSR and visited OKW. We'll be staying at OKW in May, so I'll have a better opinion then. SSR had a recent soft goods refurbishment and I got a sense that general upkeep at SSR is slightly better. You can walk to DTD, but only through the golf course which is...frowned upon wink

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alicemouse wrote:
Hi Spook! We stayed at SSR and visited OKW. We'll be staying at OKW in May, so I'll have a better opinion then. SSR had a recent soft goods refurbishment and I got a sense that general upkeep at SSR is slightly better. You can walk to DTD, but only through the golf course which is...frowned upon wink

Thanks!
When in May are you going?

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Based on what I've seen picture-wise and read about, I'd choose OKW. I like pastel colors, I guess. laugh

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Well things aren't looking so great. And by things, I mean the price of flights sad They are pretty expensive (around $900!). On one hand I think, who cares! Disney is SO worth it! Then my logical thinking kicks in and I think that's a lot of money for a 2 and a half to 3 day trip and I am going in October anyway.
Maybe I'll luck out and win the $50 million lottery tonight laugh

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Spook wrote:
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Hi Spook! We stayed at SSR and visited OKW. We'll be staying at OKW in May, so I'll have a better opinion then. SSR had a recent soft goods refurbishment and I got a sense that general upkeep at SSR is slightly better. You can walk to DTD, but only through the golf course which is...frowned upon wink

Thanks!
When in May are you going?

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Spook wrote:
Well things aren't looking so great. And by things, I mean the price of flights sad They are pretty expensive (around $900!). On one hand I think, who cares! Disney is SO worth it! Then my logical thinking kicks in and I think that's a lot of money for a 2 and a half to 3 day trip and I am going in October anyway.
Maybe I'll luck out and win the $50 million lottery tonight laugh

Yikes! Refresh my memory--where are you flying from?

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I'm staying at okw in cot and so glad people have liked it, what are your views on blocks to stay in, getting to downtown and the internal bus system

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alicemouse wrote:
Spook wrote:
Well things aren't looking so great. And by things, I mean the price of flights sad They are pretty expensive (around $900!). On one hand I think, who cares! Disney is SO worth it! Then my logical thinking kicks in and I think that's a lot of money for a 2 and a half to 3 day trip and I am going in October anyway.
Maybe I'll luck out and win the $50 million lottery tonight laugh

Yikes! Refresh my memory--where are you flying from?

Toronto. I think it might be because it's a holiday weekend in Canada

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Having stayed at both, I have to say OKW. The rooms are bigger and nicer, in my opinion. I also think the resort layout is better at OKW. SSR for me is a little cluttered and when we stayed there, the transportation was a little spotty. I guess you can't really go wrong if you're staying anywhere on Disney property but out of these two, I think OKW is your best bet.

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We stayed at SSR back in '12, and I really liked it. So much so, we've booked it for this years stay. When we went it was nice and quite, just a quick stroll to and from DTD, the main pool was quite and the jacuzzis were great to relax in. The only downsides were the food court and the gift shop were smaller and a bit limited and the buses take a long time leaving to go anywhere as they travel around all of the bus stops. That can take its time, but all in all a nice quite, relaxing and laid back atmosphere.

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Spook wrote:
Well things aren't looking so great. And by things, I mean the price of flights sad They are pretty expensive (around $900!). On one hand I think, who cares! Disney is SO worth it! Then my logical thinking kicks in and I think that's a lot of money for a 2 and a half to 3 day trip and I am going in October anyway.
Maybe I'll luck out and win the $50 million lottery tonight laugh

Sad! I'd have a hard time justifying that too, as much as a bonus trip would rock!