OKW vs SSR

Can_Dannn

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jul 18, 2019
Hi - everyone's hands as raw as mine?

Wondering how OKW compares to SSR?
We have a booked trip in Aug 2020 - 4 nights at OKW studio.
Points are the same whether we stay at OKW or SSR, so wondering which is better?

Plans for the trip are Moonlight Magic (if we can get tickets), pools, water parks and meals. No parks this trip

THOUGHTS? RECOMMENDATIONS?
 

MICKIMINI

Love the Mouse!
Joined
Sep 6, 2003
I'm an OKW vet (1996) and we sold our SSR (not our vibe), however you will have access from SSR to DS by the walking path or boat which may be appealing in terms of access for meals since there isn't much at OKW, especially if you don't have a car.
 

bobbiwoz

I'm happy to dance with you!
Joined
Aug 26, 2003
OKW studio has two queen beds, so, no sofa bed to watch TV from. OKW only has three buildings with elevators.

SSR has outside corridors, but has elevators. I do like the counter service at SSR.

Personally, I pick SSR usually, but there have been times that I have stayed in OKW. When I stay in OKW, I ask for first floor or elevator building because I have difficulty climbing steps. It’s only a request, unless you book HA, and I have been fortunate, I have always gotten one or the other. Usually it is a first floor villa.
 
  • Donna M

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 8, 2008
    Have you taken a look at the pictures? That will be a big help. I like both resorts, but stay at OKW because the living room is larger, but that won't concern you. The fact that you will come back to a room with no couch is what I don't like about OKW studios.
     

    a742246

    And, and, and I caught a fish this big!
    Joined
    Feb 5, 2008
    For a non theme park visit. SSR is our choice hands down. Nothing beats walking over to Disney Springs and more importantly walking back from Disney Springs.
     

    heynowirv

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Dec 31, 2008
    As others had said it's all about the vibe you're looking for. They are both pretty spread out and if you're looking for a more relaxed feel then OKW is the way to go. It feels like old Florida with a Margarita vibe.It's a quick boat ride to DS if you'd like.
     

    DizDaD7

    Truly a ~GOOFY~ Person.
    Joined
    Jan 8, 2009
    Hi - everyone's hands as raw as mine?

    Wondering how OKW compares to SSR?
    We have a booked trip in Aug 2020 - 4 nights at OKW studio.
    Points are the same whether we stay at OKW or SSR, so wondering which is better?

    Plans for the trip are Moonlight Magic (if we can get tickets), pools, water parks and meals. No parks this trip

    THOUGHTS? RECOMMENDATIONS?
    Compares, is kinda relative...
    Both are equally great in there own way. Just different feels as a PP stated. It appears that SSR is more spread out ,but that could be wrong.

    OKW is definitely laid back & very relaxing, while SSR is/has some of the most beautiful grounds.

    Foodwise:
    They both have hidden gems TBH for the sit down meals...Equally great.
    but the QS portions are way more a plenty at SSR.

    Decor:
    OKW
    just finished their refurb, and SSR is in the midst of it. Preferred section will be completely done when you go. Keep in mind though that SSR now will have the big queen murphy style bed with a thicker style mattress now.

    Pools:
    They both have pretty good pools, OKW has 1 main pools & 3 reg. pools while SSR has 2 feature pools & 2 quiet pools..I give the edge to SSR TBH.

    Convenience: (to DS)
    Unless you are walking there, then the boat from either place is a nice relaxing trip . I actually enjoy the trip from OKW, it has some narrow canals and it seems way more secluded. but obviously SSR is quicker/closer.

    Buses:
    Both have been pretty good. True they are both larger resorts, but TBH I don't recall there ever being a problem @ either. Buses seem to be at a plenty.
    No matter which that you choose, I'm sure you'll have a great time. Enjoy!:thumbsup2
     

    Can_Dannn

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 18, 2019
    I’m surprised at the responses- seems more of a push for SSR and that is surprising because a lot of people who don’t own at SSR hate it: weird
     

    CaliAdventurer

    To Hunger is to Live
    Joined
    Oct 27, 2014
    I love OKW! Feels like a real Florida experience and the rooms are huge. BUT I would choose SSR Preferred to be able to walk to Disney Springs because of the food situation. OKW is the worse for food options. If not that, I'd stay at OKW as long as you have a car or you'll def want a Near Hospitality House room.
     

    CJGamer

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Sep 15, 2019
    I agree on everything. Big thing with SSR though- is you can do the pfd rooms for more points and stay in congress park and walk to DS simply. However, you can stay with standard points and be in the 8501 building of the grandstand, be 90 seconds from the boat, 2 minutes from the main pool and also walk to DS across the golf course bridge. We just happened to be there a few years ago and realized how perfect it was. No, we didn't look across at DS, we looked at a golf hole, but it was so relaxing and wonderful and saved us points.
     

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