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Old 09-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #736
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We will be heading to SOG in 12 days!! We got the awesome rate of $57 a night! Can't beat that!! My almost 5 yr old is beyond excited! I will be needing internet access because I am in school right now and need to keep up with my classes as well as my ebay business. Does anyone know if there is free wifi? I read on another site that they recently added free wifi. Is this true? Any help would be great!
it is free.

I had trouble with it on my cell phone, but not my tablet. Not sure why.

You do have to (like most free wifi) open a web browser, accept the free agreement and then you're good to go. My phone kept losing that...
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:08 AM   #737
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Yeah, I checked it out. I just remember the garage is supposed to be a good spot for fireworks.

Like I said, not a big deal but I am wondering that if the hotel is not full, whether they put you in a "better" room - location-wise.

Pool side rooms go for more money. But I cannot tell if the gazebo (looks like a pretty nice view) is pool side.
We had a gazebo view on our last visit:



And here was the view a couple years ago, which is a golf course view:



The golf course was quieter (except the gobbling turkey early in the morning), but I enjoyed the gazebo view better. It too was very quiet, but you could hear people from time-to-time. But I liked watching the excited little ones as the walked, skipped and ran by.

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Old 09-09-2012, 05:06 AM   #738
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I'm headed to SoG Monday. Got a great deal on the room - so I am guessing it will be a parking lot view. Not a big deal but I wouldn't mind a nice view while the little one is napping.

Does SoG do upgrades? I don't want a pool view but maybe gazebo or greenery view.

Usually, I like the higher floors but I am not concerned as much with security here - any view benefit to the upper floor balconies vs the 1st floor patio?

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We checked in yesterday afternoon. We haven't stayed here in many years so we really were not sure what area to ask for. So we let it fall as it may. We did get the Endless summer rate, so I can't complain, but you know, we always have something that could have been better. lol The room we got is on the third floor and the 'view' is of a maintenance road for the golf course. I don't know how to say were our room is, but it is down the hall by the Mickey statue. lol But, no biggy. The room is nice and I feel we paid a fair price. Have we stayed in nicer place for the price, sure, but we are at Disney and you can't beat the location, I love being so close to Tickets and Transportation and The Poly. With this said, I am thinking I would ask for a bottom floor next time on the otherside (which is where we have always stayed before).
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #739
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We checked in yesterday afternoon. We haven't stayed here in many years so we really were not sure what area to ask for. So we let it fall as it may. We did get the Endless summer rate, so I can't complain, but you know, we always have something that could have been better. lol The room we got is on the third floor and the 'view' is of a maintenance road for the golf course. I don't know how to say were our room is, but it is down the hall by the Mickey statue. lol But, no biggy. The room is nice and I feel we paid a fair price. Have we stayed in nicer place for the price, sure, but we are at Disney and you can't beat the location, I love being so close to Tickets and Transportation and The Poly. With this said, I am thinking I would ask for a bottom floor next time on the otherside (which is where we have always stayed before).
You can asked to be switched to another room. We did that once and we ended up with such a great room that we stay in it every time we go back. In fact when I book they always say do you still want the same room?! LOVE it!
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #740
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We will be heading to SOG in 12 days!! We got the awesome rate of $57 a night! Can't beat that!! My almost 5 yr old is beyond excited! I will be needing internet access because I am in school right now and need to keep up with my classes as well as my ebay business. Does anyone know if there is free wifi? I read on another site that they recently added free wifi. Is this true? Any help would be great!
We just got back last night, checked in last Sunday. I had trouble connecting Sun. and part of Mon. I was getting the message that too many people were connected, try again later, with a number to call for help. I just figured the signal was overloaded and didn't call. After that, no problems at all connecting. We were in room #3153, in the new section, overlooking the golf course. We liked it because it had a balcony that could only be seen by someone on the golf course. A bit of a walk to the front desk, stores, and pools, but nice and quiet.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #741
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We just got back last night, checked in last Sunday. I had trouble connecting Sun. and part of Mon. I was getting the message that too many people were connected, try again later, with a number to call for help. I just figured the signal was overloaded and didn't call. After that, no problems at all connecting. We were in room #3153, in the new section, overlooking the golf course. We liked it because it had a balcony that could only be seen by someone on the golf course. A bit of a walk to the front desk, stores, and pools, but nice and quiet.
We were on the second floor in that area and have to agree that it was so peaceful. At night we would sit on the balcony and enjoy the peace, quiet and the dark after a day at the parks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:47 PM   #742
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Refillable Mugs

We were there last December and were advertising a refillable mug program. Do they still have it? Has anyone bought one? Worth it?

Seems to me if they put a refill station off the lobby - down were East Meets West was located it would be better than finding your way to a restaurant.

Another question.... anything happening with the East Meets West area?

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #743
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We were there last December and were advertising a refillable mug program. Do they still have it? Has anyone bought one? Worth it?

Seems to me if they put a refill station off the lobby - down were East Meets West was located it would be better than finding your way to a restaurant.

Another question.... anything happening with the East Meets West area?

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We left SOG on Sat. I never noticed any signs for a refillable mug program. We didn't eat in the TS restaurants, so it's possible I missed it. Where were the refill stations in Dec?
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We were there last December and were advertising a refillable mug program. Do they still have it? Has anyone bought one? Worth it?

Seems to me if they put a refill station off the lobby - down were East Meets West was located it would be better than finding your way to a restaurant.

Another question.... anything happening with the East Meets West area?

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The refillable mugs were at SOG in Aug when I was there. I was there the second to last week. I can't remember where I saw them in the resort, but I do remember thinking, meh not worth it. But, yes they were there.
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The refillable mugs were at SOG in Aug when I was there. I was there the second to last week. I can't remember where I saw them in the resort, but I do remember thinking, meh not worth it. But, yes they were there.

Are we talking about the refillable beer mugs (from Lucky's)? Cause if I understood that right, you still pay for your refills just a reduced price once the mug is purchased. To me it didn't seem like a deal at all, but maybe there is another type of refillable mug I'm not aware of. I don't think the system at SOG is anything like the Disney refillable mug system that most people are used to.
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I have a picture of the sign/info from Dec. on my phone but don't know how to post it here.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #747
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How do I make a room request? By phone, fax, email?

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Old 09-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #748
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #749
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I called last night to reservations and made the request over the phone. They were very happy to note the reservation for me.
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Are we talking about the refillable beer mugs (from Lucky's)? Cause if I understood that right, you still pay for your refills just a reduced price once the mug is purchased. To me it didn't seem like a deal at all, but maybe there is another type of refillable mug I'm not aware of. I don't think the system at SOG is anything like the Disney refillable mug system that most people are used to.
Oh I didnt realize you were talking about the Refillable mugs like at the Disney resorts. They dont have those. They have their own kind at SOG, and it only works at the resort.
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