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Old 01-23-2011, 09:57 AM   #2416
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I read somewhere that SOG has room service for breakfast and dinner is this correct? i cant find it anywhere on their website.

also is there a good selection of tv channels at SOG?

has anyone stayed at SOG and the disney Caribbean Beach Resort? there is only about $300 difference and have been torn about which one to pick! (it will be me, husband and our 5 year old son)

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Not sure about room service, we have never used it while staying at SOG.

But, I have stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort once, and SOG three times.

We will always stay at SOG from now on. We love it there! The rooms are bigger than Disney rooms, the food is much cheaper than the Disney resorts, it's clean, beautiful, nice selection of items at the little store, I could go on and on...

The CBR was very nice too, but, from what I remember we had to walk forever to get to breakfast and the room was very small. Also, because there were soo many "islands" the Disney bus has to make multiple stops when pulling into the resort.

When we stay at SOG I do NOT miss the Disney theming so many people chatter about. We are happy to have a nice, clean inexpensive room. The resort is quiet and again, we save so much on the food while there.

We usually have the buffet breakfast (hopefully they still have it) and my kids really fill up and then we have a lite lunch in the parks. There are times we come back for relaxing and have dinner at the resort and then go back out to the parks.

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Old 02-20-2011, 02:14 PM   #2417
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Hi PinkEars!
Not sure about room service, we have never used it while staying at SOG.

But, I have stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort once, and SOG three times.

We will always stay at SOG from now on. We love it there! The rooms are bigger than Disney rooms, the food is much cheaper than the Disney resorts, it's clean, beautiful, nice selection of items at the little store, I could go on and on...

The CBR was very nice too, but, from what I remember we had to walk forever to get to breakfast and the room was very small. Also, because there were soo many "islands" the Disney bus has to make multiple stops when pulling into the resort.

When we stay at SOG I do NOT miss the Disney theming so many people chatter about. We are happy to have a nice, clean inexpensive room. The resort is quiet and again, we save so much on the food while there.

We usually have the buffet breakfast (hopefully they still have it) and my kids really fill up and then we have a lite lunch in the parks. There are times we come back for relaxing and have dinner at the resort and then go back out to the parks.

Hope this helps.
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You helped me make my decision as where to stay. We keep going back and forth between POR and SOG. We are thrifty since I left my job to stay home fulltime childrearing. The fact that we can eat cheaper there is a total bonus to us. Also, the rooms are bigger. Thanks
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #2418
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I've stayed many times at Shades before and after the renovations.
The rooms are among the largest of all Disney moderate resorts. Shades has two Queen beds. Excellent location! 1/2 mile walk over to Polynesian resort to access the monorail at all times. Bus service is excellent also. The buffet food can be iffy at times. But a reasonable price. Great breakfast buffet. Recommend Mangino's.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:09 PM   #2419
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The rooms are among the largest of all Disney moderate resorts.
I just wanted to say I agree with this entire post, but I think this should say "deluxe resorts." I've stayed at Beach Club (at least a half dozen times), the Poly once, and Grand Floridian once, and I think SOG's rooms are bigger than any room I stayed in any of those Disney deluxe resorts. SOG is true value for your money, IMO.

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Old 08-23-2011, 07:51 AM   #2420
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You helped me make my decision as where to stay. We keep going back and forth between POR and SOG. We are thrifty since I left my job to stay home fulltime childrearing. The fact that we can eat cheaper there is a total bonus to us. Also, the rooms are bigger. Thanks
I cannot stress enough to check the website EVERY DAY for deals too. I am a DOD civilian, so the rooms are normally $131/night. I'm staying in November for $65 a night (granted, I booked like a year ahead of time and saw an "early bird" special, but you can usually find 25-30% if you keep looking under "specials"). Because of the room deal, we're now staying for 10 nights.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:07 AM   #2421
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Ooh, I'm jealous! I'd love to stay that long.

Just so everyone knows...there's a more recent SOG thread going, here:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2045518
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:29 PM   #2422
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Has anyone had any treatments done at the Magnolia spa? I see they are operated by the same people who run the disney spas.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:13 PM   #2423
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Hi Everyone,

I haven't ben able to find this but do SOG guests get to use extra magic hours?

Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:27 PM   #2424
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I haven't ben able to find this but do SOG guests get to use extra magic hours?

Thanks!
yes

The more current thread is here

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....45518&page=205
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:56 PM   #2425
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Oh great! Thank you!
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:33 PM   #2426
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Shades of Green kid friendly?

I just booked a week in January for myself and my two children, 6 and 7 years of age. I've read a lot of reviews about how quiet this hotel is... but not many people include small children in their message. Is this hotel not right for the younger kids? It sounded like there was enough to do... but my kids are normal kids and quiet is NOT them! Also which is more prefferable... the Magnolia rooms or the Palm rooms??? Thanks
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:35 PM   #2427
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Welcome to the Dis!

SOG is a good choice with children. DD was five when she made her first visit and now, at 19 she refers to SOG as "going home."

It is a very quiet resort compared to what I've seen at the other resorts--but it is out of being respectful of the other guests more than anything else.

Let's be honest, no one wants to hear anyone of any age running and yelling in the hallways in the evening. But normal kid noises aren't a problem. The way the building is designed seems to keep noises to a minimum. And there's even a TV with movies running in the lobby (near the check-in) to help keep then entertained when the big folks need to take care of business down there.

The Magnolia side is closer to the gift shop and pools. Unless they have changed them, they have dividers to separate the beds from the sofa and table area. It's actually a very cool side-I love the wood in the elevators and just the whole look to it.

The Palm is closer to the parking garage. They are about the same distance from the lobby and bus areas.

If you are a female with children ask explicitly not to be put on the ground floor unless you want a pool side room (it's extra). For some reason, every single time I've traveled with my dd alone, we are at the very back of the hotel and on the ground floor. I just don't like the idea that someone can walk right up to the sliding door!!
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Does anyone know if you can have packages sent back to SOG from the parks like you can if you were staying at an official disney hotel??
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:46 AM   #2429
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Does anyone know if you can have packages sent back to SOG from the parks like you can if you were staying at an official disney hotel??
Yes, you can.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:40 AM   #2430
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More up to date information about Shades of Green can be found here

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