Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #2281
Bay Hill
Top Gear
 
Bay Hill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Connecticut
Posts: 689

>>About that time I pointed out that some of us would starve to death without Evergreens. I suggested they just move Evergreens to the Eagles location (so food and drink) and he suggested transferring me to guest services!!<<

Everyone needs a nightcap now and then.
__________________

Sheraton Inn Lakeside...11/97
Honeymoon..Hyatt MCO/Radisson Twin Towers (US)/ Dolphin...3/99
Dolphin...11/00

Radisson Twin Towers (US) / Dolphin...11/01
Dolphin..12/02
Hilton WDW / Dolphin 12/03
Swan...11/04
Shades Of Green / Swan...11/05
Dolphin / Sovereign of the Seas / Swan...11/06
Shades Of Green / Sovereign of the Seas / Swan...11/07
Hilton WDW / Shades of Green...11/08
Swan / Monarch of the Seas / Swan / Grandeur of the Seas...12/09
Dolphin/ Freedom of the Seas/Sheraton Safari LBV...12/10
Swan / Monarch of the Seas...9/11
Bay Hill is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:33 PM   #2282
Sleepy
I'll have to remember that one
Maybe I should start watching the news
 
Sleepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 5,644

Quote:
Originally Posted by KatRob View Post
Just got off with reservations and he was like, "where did you hear about Evergreens?" Apparently a lot of people have asked similar questions. He said that "business was down" at Evergreens and I'm thinking what could he be talking about? I was there last month and they had pretty good business from what I could tell. Not packed, standing outside to get in, but tables pretty much filled up.

About that time I pointed out that some of us would starve to death without Evergreens. I suggested they just move Evergreens to the Eagles location (so food and drink) and he suggested transferring me to guest services!! He was too funny. I did ask how that would affect room-service and the take out and he was really ready for me to hang up.
Business is down at Evergreens? Seriously, this is January. Everything, including total room occupancy is down.

For all that is decent in the world, do they realize only having "Evergreens" open in the afternoon is not going to cut it? We need some late night option....you know, after 10pm. I live in a country where dinner doesn't start until 10pm. I also see more coolers of beer by the pool in the future.

They must have really had a high request and a long waiting line for massages to completely boot out a poolside food/drink joint. I say do away with the tennis court and build the massage people a shack .
Sleepy is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-27-2009, 01:46 PM   #2283
btcrane
Today is the best day of my life!
 
btcrane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Posts: 592

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bay Hill View Post
>>
Hope they put a bar with Hi-Def TV's in the Italian eatery.


TOTALLY agree. My first stay at SoG is August so never experienced Evergreens but I can tell you that DH and I would LOVE some downtime in the evenings at a bar with fellow military and (hopefully) some hi-def sports. Bummer.
btcrane is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 01:52 PM   #2284
Sleepy
I'll have to remember that one
Maybe I should start watching the news
 
Sleepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 5,644

If Mangino's has limoncello, we all could crowd in there for evening festivities. After several shots of that, you probably would not care if Evergreens/Eagles Nest was open or not .
Sleepy is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 02:20 PM   #2285
BridgetBordeaux
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,994

I just got off the phone with SOG and was told that the Evergreens/Spa situation is not set in stone.

After listening to them and doing a little reading between the lines.....here are my impresssions:
Manginos is not doing all that well
During their most recent customer survey, there was a strong trend of guests requesting spa services
They still intend on offering affordable, casual food with flexible hours. The "new" location might wind up being some sort of section/extension of Manginos
This helps them accomplish 2 things at once....satisfy a perceived customer demand, and increase sales at the Mangino's location

One more thought-- I was told that the Palm section is scheduled for a substantial renovation starting in about August.
__________________
Fort Wilderness 1972, 1978
Honeymoon 1993 offsite
Shades of Green Sept 2000, April 2006, June 2008, Sept 2008, June 2009
POP Dec 2009, June/Sept 2010, June/Sept 2011, May/Sept 2012, May/Sept 2013, May/Sept 2014
BridgetBordeaux is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 03:09 PM   #2286
Minnie Lor
I feel that same comaraderie
 
Minnie Lor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SW MO
Posts: 2,335

Quote:
Originally Posted by peytonsmomie View Post
I asked this question somewhere else and got no response. It occurred to me tonight that no one would know better about refillable mugs and SOG than the SOG thread-masters!

We're planning to walk to the Poly to ride the monorail to and from MK. We also drink a ton of pop. Are we allowed to buy mugs at the Poly to use as we come and go from their resort on our way to other destinations?

I don't want to break the rules. I'm not even trying to "bend" them, or game the system. I'd just like to know if anyone who is *in* a given resort can use a mug from that resort, only while *in* said resort, or if the person must be a registered guest at that given resort.

Make sense? Thanks in advance for any insight.
If you want to buy one ~ go for it. No one cares whether you're staying there or not just whether you buy a new mug vs. bringing one from last year. I stay at Shades but have also stayed at Pop.

I loved having the mug at Pop but even though we're at the Poly quite a bit when staying at Shades ~ I don't think the mug would be a benefit. When I was at Pop I refilled 3-4 times a day. I'd be lucky to fill it once a day at Poly when staying at Shades. Also the food court at the Poly isn't real convenient especially just for soda.

How are you getting to Shades?
If you are driving to Orlando ~ stop at the store to buy juice, soda, and water.
If you're flying and renting a card ~ see above
If you're flying and taking a limo ~ most have a 30 min. stop at the store ~ see above.
Shades has a fridge to keep it all cold.
__________________
Lorie

Oct '99: CSR via SOG ~ May '02: CR via SOG ~ Nov '04: SOG ~ May '06: SOG ~ Dec '07: Pop for MouseFest ~ May '08: Pop w/friends ~
Oct '08: SOG ~ Dec '09: Pop for DIS-A-Palooza ~ Sep '10: Solo @ Pop ~ May '11: AKV for 15th Anniversary ~ Mar '13: Tokyo Disney
Minnie Lor is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 03:58 PM   #2287
Mrsjvb
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena MD
Posts: 2,243

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
If Mangino's has limoncello, we all could crowd in there for evening festivities. After several shots of that, you probably would not care if Evergreens/Eagles Nest was open or not .
Now THAT I can agree with.....

all I want is a place to sit and conversate to be able to tell tall tales of wild derring do....

while spa services are a nice option.. I can get that across the street at GF( and in fact did just that last time I was there).

Like others have said, I want the late night option to sit and have a drink to wind down..
Mrsjvb is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 05:10 PM   #2288
peytonsmomie
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 204

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnie Lor View Post
How are you getting to Shades?
If you are driving to Orlando ~ stop at the store to buy juice, soda, and water.
If you're flying and renting a card ~ see above
If you're flying and taking a limo ~ most have a 30 min. stop at the store ~ see above.
Shades has a fridge to keep it all cold.
Thanks for the responses y'all. We're renting a minivan to drive down there, then turning it in, and renting again for the drive home. Although if it's cheaper to keep it the whole week we'll do that. Stopping on the way in is probably going to be a requirement, especially if this Evergreens situation isn't satisfactorily resolved by the beginning of April. We're the type to eat a large lunch and then small snacky dinners, so I was banking on being able to grab food at Evergreens after we returned to SOG every night, after having late lunches around 2-4 in the afternoon.

I suppose it'll also help to stop since we're a die-hard Pepsi family (my husband will die without his diet code red soda) and since WDW is a Coke vendor, we'll need to stock up a decent stash.

I'm so glad we'll be staying at SOG. It's my kid's (and husband's) first time at Disney, and I think the quality atmosphere at SOG is really gonna enhance our trip. Woohoo, I can hardly contain the excitement!
peytonsmomie is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 05:26 PM   #2289
Poohbeck
DIS Veteran
 
Poohbeck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 533

So sad about Evergreens

We were at SOG the week before Thanksgiving. Evergreens was EMPTY! We went there for lunch 1 day EMPTY, dinner 1 day EMPTY! We went for pizza pick up one evening EMPTY! I have to say the parks that week were EMPTY too, but we loved Evergreens. After a long day at the park, it was nice to go to a nice inexpensive meal where my kids could watch the game and my husband and I could enjoy a cocktail all while eating real hamburgers.

Manginos was closed the week we were there.

How are they going to serve the pool area? We love fries and drinks by the pool?!?!?!

I should also mention, the week were there in November they were doing spa/massages outside by the pool. EMPTY! I did not see one person get a massage. The highest that week was 68.
__________________
Planning Stages for Disney - June 2012? SOG
Fantasy World Villas - April 2010 for 15 year Anniversary - Swim with Dolphins at DC

Shades of Green - November 2008 for MVMCP
Fantasy World Villas - February 2006 - Non-Disney trip - Sea World, NASA & Busch Gardens
Shades of Green - November 2004 - Celebrated 10 year Anniversary a bit early
Shades of Green - April 2000
- 5 year Anniversary

Port Orleans - April 1995 - Honeymoon

Caribbean Beach Resort - March 1993
- College graduation gift to myself

Somewhere Off Site - Spring 1988 - High School Senior Trip

DH 42 (celebrated 40th at Disney!) Me- 40 (celebrated 40th on train going home from Orlando)
DS12 DS14
Poohbeck is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 05:46 PM   #2290
buffettgirl
The whole tag thing, so 1990's internet *****. Why can't you say "f o r u m"?
 
buffettgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: GreatWoods parking lot.
Posts: 3,115

when I was there last Christmas Week 2006, evergreens was nearly empty, Garden thing was DEAD - I"m talking about 10 tables filled at dinner each night, and not many m ore for breakfast. manginos completely dead.

The food is the one thing that makes SOG suck. I am going to be there 10 days in July and I"m honestly worried. We tend to like to eat at the our hotel for a quick meal in the evening rather than having to deal with a lot of ADRs. But there's just no way I'd touch the food there.
buffettgirl is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 05:53 PM   #2291
Mrsjvb
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena MD
Posts: 2,243

I agree that overall the dining options are sub par.. but the best of them in my humble opinion IS Evergreen's.. I will do the Breakfast buffet in the morning as it is cheap and has all the staples. But no one I know has ever had anything good to say about the dinner buffets. Mangino's..well, I hear good things about it, our driver from the limo service said it has a great reputation for Italian.. but DH and I don't like Italian..except Limonciello...

I'd like to maybe see them lose the dinner buffet but rather use the Evergreen's Menu there for lunch and dinner.. and then re open Eagles.
Mrsjvb is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 07:31 PM   #2292
GJM
DIS Veteran
 
GJM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC (formerly - Bergen Cty., NJ)
Posts: 2,518

I agree Evergreens probably had the best food - but I really like it being near the pool area, so we could just hang out at the pool and get drinks and food.

When we were there in Sept. nobody was getting a message either.
__________________
GJM is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #2293
buffettgirl
The whole tag thing, so 1990's internet *****. Why can't you say "f o r u m"?
 
buffettgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: GreatWoods parking lot.
Posts: 3,115

I agree as well. Other than breakfast at Garden, we ate more at evergreens - got a decent burger there twice and a pizza if I'm remembering correctly. We only had one pool day in 2006 and we so enjoyed the beer by the pool.

Guess we'll be dragging our cooler to the pool.

Makes you wonder - I mean, we can't really complain based on the price of the rooms - but SOG really needs to figure out who they are catering too - families with kids? military with no kids? retireds? who??
buffettgirl is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 07:41 PM   #2294
Minnie Lor
I feel that same comaraderie
 
Minnie Lor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SW MO
Posts: 2,335

Quote:
Originally Posted by peytonsmomie View Post

I suppose it'll also help to stop since we're a die-hard Pepsi family (my husband will die without his diet code red soda) and since WDW is a Coke vendor, we'll need to stock up a decent stash.
I gotta ask ~ where are you getting diet code red? We can't get it around here. The vendor said it was discontinued ??
__________________
Lorie

Oct '99: CSR via SOG ~ May '02: CR via SOG ~ Nov '04: SOG ~ May '06: SOG ~ Dec '07: Pop for MouseFest ~ May '08: Pop w/friends ~
Oct '08: SOG ~ Dec '09: Pop for DIS-A-Palooza ~ Sep '10: Solo @ Pop ~ May '11: AKV for 15th Anniversary ~ Mar '13: Tokyo Disney
Minnie Lor is offline  
Old 01-28-2009, 12:45 AM   #2295
Sleepy
I'll have to remember that one
Maybe I should start watching the news
 
Sleepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Naples, Italy
Posts: 5,644

Quote:
Originally Posted by buffettgirl View Post
The food is the one thing that makes SOG suck. I am going to be there 10 days in July and I"m honestly worried. We tend to like to eat at the our hotel for a quick meal in the evening rather than having to deal with a lot of ADRs. But there's just no way I'd touch the food there.

My opinion is that for the most part, counter service is counter service at WDW. It is all cheap mass produced food. You can get inadequate, cold and gross anywhere....not just SOG. Having eaten at several WDW hotel counter service and read the reviews on the dining board is evidence enough.
Sleepy is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: