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Old 04-19-2008, 05:37 PM   #751
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Are there any of the SOG faithful out there that are also AAA members? I considered joining for our trip next year, but it seems like a lot of money to join at one time. Does AAA enable any discounts on top of our military discounts for the hotel and tickets? Is there any advantage to joining?
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:44 PM   #752
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you cannot combine discounts as far as room rates or anything, but the mere security is a BIG factor. we needed AAA our last trip to DL when the car battery went dead. we have also used them in the past to get a better deal on a cruise than our military discount could have gotten us.

for us it's worth the price just to have the peace of mind. If you plan on driving, then it's DEFINITELY worth the price you pay.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:51 PM   #753
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Wow, hard to believe we've been home for over a week after our very quick weekend trip to SoG. It was great! We hadn't stayed there in over 7 years. It took us a day to find our way around. We were in room 3148. We were really surprised when we went out onto our balcony and there was a huge wall! I'm pretty short and I could barely see over it. If we had stayed longer than a weekend, I would have requested to change rooms. We had a late night dinner at Evergreens when we arrived Friday night. We shared the Alpine chicken wrap and onion rings. Excellent! We ate breakfast at Garden Gallery on Sunday morning. We enjoyed that also. We thought the buses were a little old, but they did the job. I've been recommending SoG to all the military I work with. Beautiful resort.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:36 PM   #754
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Wow, hard to believe we've been home for over a week after our very quick weekend trip to SoG. It was great! We hadn't stayed there in over 7 years. It took us a day to find our way around. We were in room 3148. We were really surprised when we went out onto our balcony and there was a huge wall! I'm pretty short and I could barely see over it. If we had stayed longer than a weekend, I would have requested to change rooms. We had a late night dinner at Evergreens when we arrived Friday night. We shared the Alpine chicken wrap and onion rings. Excellent! We ate breakfast at Garden Gallery on Sunday morning. We enjoyed that also. We thought the buses were a little old, but they did the job. I've been recommending SoG to all the military I work with. Beautiful resort.

Welcome back to the real world ! Glad you had a good time at SoG and good to hear the food is descent, I've heard so many pros and cons. I'm the kind gal if I don't have to cook or clean up, I'm a happy camper!!

Surprised to hear about high walls on the balcony, you'd think they be wrought iron railing, plexiglass or something - was that possibly the new section? That was the first thing we asked for when we made our ressies in Dec - please give us 'ground' floor rooms w/a play area, and near the pool, for our grands.
We can't wait and feel very fortuante to qualify to stay at SoG!
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:38 AM   #755
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We were in room 3148. We were really surprised when we went out onto our balcony and there was a huge wall! I'm pretty short and I could barely see over it.
I got this photo from the SOG website. In the new section it appears that there are a handful of balconies that don't have the green iron railings. Instead they are obstructed by the large stone facade structures (see the center of the photo). You must have been in one of those rooms - they all seem to be on the third floor. Perhaps some of the balconies below are obstructed, too. But not to the extent that those third-floor rooms are.

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:00 AM   #756
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Wow, hard to believe we've been home for over a week after our very quick weekend trip to SoG. It was great! We hadn't stayed there in over 7 years. It took us a day to find our way around. We were in room 3148. We were really surprised when we went out onto our balcony and there was a huge wall! I'm pretty short and I could barely see over it. If we had stayed longer than a weekend, I would have requested to change rooms. We had a late night dinner at Evergreens when we arrived Friday night. We shared the Alpine chicken wrap and onion rings. Excellent! We ate breakfast at Garden Gallery on Sunday morning. We enjoyed that also. We thought the buses were a little old, but they did the job. I've been recommending SoG to all the military I work with. Beautiful resort.
oh that would make me sad to have a blocked view. It sounds like the rest of your trip was NICE!

now I am getting even more excited for our trip!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #757
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So do most of you that fly to WDW use Mears for transportation to and from the airport? Are there any other options besides taxis? Just curious.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:17 PM   #758
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We rent a car because we like the convenience. Also we often visit my Dad in Lady Lake while we are at WDW.
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We've used Mears before and it works fine. Mostly we rent a car though.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:27 PM   #760
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We rent a car. We like having a car to get to the parks rather than taking the busses - except for MK since we walk, and occasionaly we walk then take the monorail to Epcot as well.

We have in the past used a car service to get to SOG from MCO and back, and that was nice. That time our friends had their minivan, so we were able to all fit in it to get around during the trip.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:38 PM   #761
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The Mouse For Less website has discount codes for various transportation services. We used Sun Ray last year. They were terrific.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #762
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So do most of you that fly to WDW use Mears for transportation to and from the airport? Are there any other options besides taxis? Just curious.
We used Sun ray Transportion last year and they were great. Using them again in May.
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:30 PM   #763
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The Mouse For Less website has discount codes for various transportation services. We used Sun Ray last year. They were terrific.
Great! Never heard of them before...I'll check it out.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:13 PM   #764
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we are using Murray Hill Transportation, they seem to be competitive with the other companies and are pretty friendly so far, they also offer a free booster seat or car seat, stop at the gate to take a picture for you and offer a grocery stop for free!
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tiffany town car

is who we've used the last 2 times we went to SOG. I'll prob. use them again this time unless the boards show me a better, still reliable deal!
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