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Has anyone received a refurbished SSR one bedroom on RCI exchange?

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I know that for awhile, the only refurbished units were in the preferred category. Are most RCI exchanges at SSR standard view or preferred?
 

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I know that for awhile, the only refurbished units were in the preferred category. Are most RCI exchanges at SSR standard view or preferred?
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.
 

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I have stayed at Saratoga five times via RCI and gotten two preferred stays in Congress Park, two regular stays in Paddock and one in Carousel.

They have plusses and minuses. Close walk to the Springs from Congress Park with better views.

Overall though, I liked the Paddock because it was easy to walk to both feature pools and the bus wasn't super-crowded.

The Carousel was nice because I recall it was the first bus stop and you always got a seat.
 

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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.
 

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Congress Park is Preferred, and she won’t get it unless the exchange is in the Preferred booking category. (It might be, Member Services can tell you.)
 

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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.
She could request Grandstand since that is also standard and it is the first bus stop. Carousel is second.
 

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Paddock is complete, except for some painting, so we had a unit in Grandstand, one of the last to get done. Supposedly, the refurb will be done by June. We will see. Not going again to Saratoga Springs until 1/2022. I am all about OKW while I can get it.
 

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We always stay in Grandstand, because it’s the first bus stop, closest to the golf course, and an easy walk to restaurants. But it hasn’t been refurbished. Was never a problem for us though. Enjoy!
 

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They did get placed in Grandstand. It was nice to be the first bus stop, but she missed the easy walk to Disney Springs.
 

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The first refurbished rooms in the Grandstand have opened. I got placed here exchanging through RCI but set my preference order to near Carriage House, and then near bus stop and was placed in a refurbished room, and some items in the room have made it obvious that I’m the first person to use the room since it was renovated. They are working on the building across the pool by the bus stop right now.
 

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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?
 

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I think they are working on the last section now so I would say your chances are high. We were in standard . Just like the previous post, we chose near bus & Carriage House. Got new unit in Grandstand which turns out to be a great location !


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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?
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!
 

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We just returned from a RCI exchange. I requested the Grandstand and received a refurbished unit. The units are very nice. You will be happy if you get one.
 

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We had a unit in Paddock last month. Super nice update. They almost always put us in Paddock or Grandstand. Carousel is the last to get done.
 

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I have heard that the refurbishment at SSR is completely done now.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Can someone kindly share how you give location preference for an exchange? Is it with Member Services when you call?
 

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Can someone kindly share how you give location preference for an exchange? Is it with Member Services when you call?
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.
 
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