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Old 12-21-2017, 02:39 PM   #1
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Per Bellman, only 5 buildings have been referbished. They started at Turtle Pond Area. He said they are redoing everything in the rooms and that it is taking some time!
Our room at Miller Rd was very tired and worn. But quite clean overall. During our visit they pulled out all of the mature foliage around our building and replaced it all with younger plants.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:03 PM   #2
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I didnít think the refurb had begun yet...I havenít seen any postings yet related to anyone staying in a refurbed room. MO are usually right on top of this.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:26 PM   #3
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while we were there in November , they were doing some blacktop road work if that is of any interest to anyone . the room we stayed in near the south point pickup area was nice but needed to be updated desperately . OKW is a great place to stay nonetheless .
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:18 PM   #4
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During our visit they pulled out all of the mature foliage around our building and replaced it all with younger plants.
I wonder why they did that. That foliage has saved our noggins more than once as an errant golf ball came flying our way and got caught in the trees around our balcony. However, as we were sitting on our balcony several years ago (on Miller Road) a large palm tree fell down. Fortunately no one was nearby, so no one even got injured. Good thing! Can you imagine the damage (and lawsuits) that could have caused?
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:57 PM   #5
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Just returning from a stay at Turtle Pond and refurbishment definitely has not begin. I asked our bell person if any of the rooms have been redone and he said only one, room 1111, but it is only a sample.

I asked another Cast member if I could see the sample room, but they didn't know what I was talking about.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:38 AM   #6
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does anyone actually know when the refurb is finished?
I have read conflicting reports with some stating Sept. 2019, while others are stating summer 2018.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:45 AM   #7
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I'm here at OKW now and spoke with the Duty Manager about it. She told me that there are 5 buildings closed now due to the refurb. I didn't ask when they would be finished but it has definitely started.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:25 AM   #8
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So with 5 buildings being done at once and 52 buildings looks like 9.5% of property is unavailable. Disney has to own 2% so 7.5% of points in limbo unless you can get somewhere else at 7 months.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:26 AM   #9
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Just stayed in a studio there and it was very very worn down. It's interesting they haven't shared good mock ups. They usually do.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:26 AM   #10
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Thatís great to hear that the refurb is finally underway. Hopefully the limited scope nature of it will translate into a quick timeframe for completion.
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