It's roughly 60/40 standard. I think they're done with preferred for the refurbishment and working on standard. I'm not sure when they're supposed to be done completely. I wouldn't worry about getting a refurbished room as much as getting your two 1BR units as close as possible. If they're both preferred, I'd ask for Congress Park. If both are standard I'd ask for either Grandstand or Paddock (personally I'd ask for Paddock) and if it's 1 of each I'd ask they be together (which isn't likely) or one Paddock nearest Congress Park and 1 Congress Park.I know that for awhile, the only refurbished units were in the preferred category. Are most RCI exchanges at SSR standard view or preferred?
She could request Grandstand since that is also standard and it is the first bus stop. Carousel is second.Thank you all for the detailed thoughts! We actually ended up getting one unit at SSR and another at OKW. Very thankful to be on property at the same time! My sister is at SSR. We saw a notice that the paddock slide is under refurbishment and the bridge may he closed during our stay, so she plans to request Congress Park. They love the walk to Disney Springs and the water views.
We were there June 4-11 on RCI exchange, in the Paddock building (Standard section) across the street from Carousel (and actually the Carousel bus stop was in front of our building). They’re working on the two Carousel buildings now and should be finished before August. No matter, anyone checking in now will be in a renovated villa, and all the 1BR have the extra bed under the TV. So you should be good!wondering about RCI trades this spring/summer into SSR? Standard or preferred. I just traded for Aug. I think they're renovating the last section, so all RCI trades would get the extra bed now? anyone know?
On May 27 DVD raised the price for SSR direct from $165 to $180/point. They took a lot of SSR contracts via ROFR so they’d have lots of points to sell. With the ROFR activity and then the direct price increase, resale prices went up too. Suddenly all the DVC owners who bought SSR as “sleep around points” to use at other resorts are deciding they like their home resort much more than they did before the renovations.We took to RCI trade. The extra bed is a game changer for traveling with 2 college kids!
For any who follow DVC resale pricing--there was a huge buzz about SSR this spring--maybe from the renovations--pricing went up to equal/exceed AKV and DVC was ROFR many contracts.
You'll have to call MS directly to see the view type and get the DVC confirmation #. You can make requests by phone. You can make some requests when checking in on the app or online but less so and it'll likely override anything you requested verbally.Can someone kindly share how you give location preference for an exchange? Is it with Member Services when you call?