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Old 08-22-2008, 04:39 PM   #46
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just making sure that all the rooms will be able to accomodate an ECV to get into the room--I have rented a 2 bedroom suite with my DVC points for october--will i need to request a certain room? I can walk short distances so just need to be able to put the chair in the room and charge it at nite. thanks for the help
The rooms are all the same size, so you won't need to request anything special from that standpoint. You may have to move a table or chairs, but in general you should not have a problem fitting an ECV in the room to charge.

If you need any special features, like a roll in shower or grab bars by the tub, you may need to make some special requests. Depending on the resort you are staying at, the bathrooms and bedrooms in the rooms with roll in showers might be exactly the same as rooms without the roll in shower. There are some resort rooms where the bedroom is made smaller so that space from the bedroom can be used to make the bathroom bigger to accommodate the roll in shower.
What resort are you staying at.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:48 PM   #47
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sorry i am staying at saratoga springs

what building is better or do they all have elevators?

i do not need a rollin shower as long as the rooms have a seperate shower so i can walk in. i am recoverig from a broken foot and am in a cast right now but am not sure how i will be in october but planning for all possiblties...i think i will still need the ECV to get around the resort and parks. thanks for all your help
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They all have elevators. The only DVC properties where elevators are an issue is Old Key West - only three of the about 45 + buildings have them.

You'll be fine as SSR.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #49
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Saratoga Springs buildings all have elevators.
The master bedroom part has a separate shower. There is a little lip to walk over, but it is a separate shower, not a combination shower/tub.
If you need a shower chair/bench, you can request one from Housekeeping once you get there. Here's a picture that shows the shower from the Master bedroom:

The roll in shower doesn't have the glass part of the wall or the shower door. There is no lip at all; the floor of the shower just blends in with the floor. There is a shower curtain instead of a door.

The other bedroom would have a combination tub/shower (that's the Studio part of the 2 bedroom).

Location depends on what you want to be near to. We like Congress Park because it is closer to walk to Downtown Disney. It's also not that far of a walk to the check-in/restaurant/main pool area and it's not far from the bus. The Springs is close to those things, but the bus stop there is the last stop.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:39 AM   #50
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Ssr & Pop

We just returned from SSR & POP. Sorry, no photos.

At SSR room 8325 is a one bedroom in the Grandstand area, almost across from the elevator (absolutely quiet), wheelchair accessible with wide doors, grab rails in the bathroom (around commode, tub/shower, some wall area), but a regular step in tub/shower: bathroom has commode, sink, step-in tub/shower. Room was in excellent condition and housekeeping did a fantastic job with VIP cleaning, including carpets. Two wide doors to the bathroom, one from living room and bedroom.

The pull out couch is a queen, hard as cement! Housekeeping did bring egg crates asap, which did help.

This room location was very close to the first bus stop, so first on and off to/from parks. It was reasonably close to check-in,food court etc., but quite dark to walk alone at night and a small hill/turn could be a bit difficult in a wheelchair, but doable. Very close to a quiet pool, just around the corner.

I moved alone to POP due for a short extended stay (thanks to the Tropical Storm).

POP room 5470, king bed fully accessible, 4th floor, 60's building facing Hippy Dippy pool. There was a large icon semi blocking light from the window, but it was dark from the storm anyway.

This room was in pretty good condition considering the wear and tear POP rooms get. No time for VIP cleaning as I booked and checked-in same day, but housekeeping did come to change all bedding within an hour and did clean the bathroom again with disinfectant. Also brought the egg crates and did a very nice job carefully making up the bed - very kind housekeeper. The room does need a new air fliter as it had a stong funky order.

Wish I had photos, but forgot a camera this trip.
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Are the oceanview rooms that much better than interior rooms?

They sure are. And balcony rooms are even better!
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:30 AM   #52
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We just returned from SSR & POP. Sorry, no photos.

At SSR room 8325 is a one bedroom in the Grandstand area, wheelchair accessible with wide doors, grab rails in the bathroom (around commode, tub, some wall areas), but a regular tub/ with hand held shower. Room was in excellent condition and housekeeping did a fantastic job with VIP cleaning, including carpets. Two wide doors to the bathroom, one from living room and bedroom.....................

Wish I had photos, but forgot a camera this trip.
Not to worry, I don't have pictures of POP, but I do have pictures of the SSR fully accessible one bedroom.
By the way, the doors are the same in the accessible ones as in the non-accessible, so all are wide.

The entry area, with the kitchen ahead on the left and the bathroom and bedroom on the right. (Some SSR units are mirror images of each other, so your unit may be the opposite):


The kitchen, refrigerator/stove side. This is the 'back' of the wall from the hall picture:


The kitchen, sink side. The cabinet under the sink was removed to make a roll in, but they 'filled' it with the trash. The kitchen is a little wider to make space for a wheelchair:


The living room. The only change is that the small snack counter that is usually on the living room side of the kitchen wall is removed so they can use the space to make the kitchen a bit wider. The door at the top of the picture goes to the studio part of the 2 bedroom. (It's locked off if you are only renting a one bedroom).


The master bathroom area. The door is the same, the space is arranged a bit different, but is the same size as a non-accessible room. The tub room is to the left and the bedroom is beyond that. The stacked washer and dryer are in a closet just to the right of the picture and the kitchen is across the hall to the right.


The roll in shower of the Master bath. There is a shower seat and a hand held showerhead that can also be attached to the wall:


The whirlpool tub area. This is pretty much the same as the non-accessible villas, other than the grab bars and the closet has a low bar.


The master bedroom. I don't think there are any changes to the room. The bed was lower and did have space underneath where a lift could go under. The wall of the tub room is just to the front of the picture on the right:
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They sure are. And balcony rooms are even better!
I've got a friend who was recently on a cruise in an inside room. She said even though the room was very nice, the lack of windows made her feel like she was staying in a large closet.
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I've got a friend who was recently on a cruise in an inside room. She said even though the room was very nice, the lack of windows made her feel like she was staying in a large closet.

She's right. We did it once-got a deal too good to pass up-$399 pp for a 7 day cruise on a brand new ship-but we'll probably never do it again. Small, dark, not for me. So for our anniversary cruise DH made up for it by getting us a balcony suite with a butler! Much better. Gotta that man!
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Not to worry, I don't have pictures of POP, but I do have pictures of the SSR fully accessible one bedroom.
By the way, the doors are the same in the accessible ones as in the non-accessible, so all are wide.

Thank you, Sue! That is identical to our room, except the roll in shower. Did not realize all the doors were so wide - good to know. The grab rails were great - so nice to have instead of dealing about balance issues all the time. Those photos bring back memories.... This time last week that's where we were

Also noticed the trash cans "filling" the space under the sink - sometimes folks just do not realize.
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Thank you, Sue! That is identical to our room, except the roll in shower. Did not realize all the doors were so wide - good to know. The grab rails were great - so nice to have instead of dealing about balance issues all the time. Those photos bring back memories.... This time last week that's where we were

Also noticed the trash cans "filling" the space under the sink - sometimes folks just do not realize.
What did you have in place of a roll in shower?
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We had a regular step in tub/shower only with better grab rails.

Essentially our room was a limited accessible room due to the tub/shower arrangement. I'll be sure that is in my posts about the room.
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We had a regular tub only with better grab rails and hand held shower.

Essentially our room was a limited accessible room due to the tub/shower arrangement. I'll be sure that is in my posts about the room.
Did you still have the whirlpool tub in the room between the master bedroom and the bathroom that has the toilet?
I'm asking because the regular non-accessible SSR rooms have a shower like this in the master bedroom (the toilet would be outside of the picture to the left).


Did you have a tub in the shower spot or was that bathroom totally different?
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Yes, we did have the whirlpool tub - it was outside the bathroom, part of the bedroom, if that makes sense, There was a sink, mirror and closest as well.

I did not use the bedroom, so didn't spend time in it more than first look through when we went to the room. The photo you have of the whirlpool is exactly the same. Every photo looked the same except for the tub/shower, which is a traditional step in tub with shower. I updated the hand held shower b/c now I'm not 100% sure it was hand held. The memory goes with the MS and of course, age!
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Yes, we did have the whirlpool tub - it was outside the bathroom, part of the bedroom, if that makes sense, There was a sink, mirror and closest as well.
Yes, that makes sense.
The area with the whirlpool tub is open to the bedroom, so it is kind of a separate room, but not a separate room.
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I did not use the bedroom, so didn't spend time in it more than first look through when we went to the room. The photo you have of the whirlpool is exactly the same. Every photo looked the same except for the tub/shower, which is a traditional step in tub with shower. I updated the hand held shower b/c now I'm not 100% sure it was hand held. The memory goes with the MS and of course, age!
Just so I have it right, was the tub/shower in the room with the toilet and a sink?
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