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Old 04-04-2008, 05:45 AM   #616
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Hi everyone i saw this board while looking up stuff about shades of green since i will be going on april 9th -12th for the first time and first time to disney world!! we are so excited. it will be myself, hubby, dd 5, dd 3, dd 7 months. so any advice or tips would be great!!!


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Welcome! Your family sounds pretty much like mine, except my girls are 6, 4, and 1 this summer. I haven't been to SOG yet either, so I don't have any good tips for you. Other than to say there seems to be a lot of great info and tips throughout this thread. I suggest reading through as much of it as you have time for (if you haven't already). And then if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask here.

Then when you get back from your trip, we'd love to hear what you thought and if you have any tips of your own for the rest of us. I know I'd love to hear them.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:59 AM   #617
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i will be going on april 9th -12th for the first time and first time to disney world!! we are so excited. it will be myself, hubby, dd 5, dd 3, dd 7 months. so any advice or tips would be great!!!
The best advice I can give is take your time -- you won't be able to see everything so don't try. Relax and enjoy the experience.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:15 AM   #618
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Path to the Poly?

Does anyone have any photos of the path between SOG and the Poly? I've heard that it is well marked... could someone tell me if it is concrete or dirt?

I don't have a stroller, but someone in my party may bring one, just wondering if it is easy to navigate.

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:32 AM   #619
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Does anyone have any photos of the path between SOG and the Poly? I've heard that it is well marked... could someone tell me if it is concrete or dirt?

I don't have a stroller, but someone in my party may bring one, just wondering if it is easy to navigate.

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It's a paved pathway. You'll have to cross a street to get to the Poly. On the Poly property, there is a sign on the path pointing the way to SOG.
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:42 PM   #620
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Talking leaving in 4 days!

well i will be leaving in 4 days to SOG and i will take as much pictures as i can and try to get as much info as i can. any certain pics that anyone would like for me to take?


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Old 04-04-2008, 02:34 PM   #621
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well i will be leaving in 4 days to SOG and i will take as much pictures as i can and try to get as much info as i can. any certain pics that anyone would like for me to take?


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Wow Jennifer!!! That is really nice of you to offer.

If you remember, could you snap one of the pathway to Poly (possibly from the end of the driveway of SOG)? I would really appreciate it.

Have a great trip!
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Early Departure Fee

Can anyone comment on the early departure fee. I do not see it listed on any of the brochures or on the website. However, we left on a emergency and was charged this fee??

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Old 04-04-2008, 06:15 PM   #623
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could you snap one of the pathway to Poly (possibly from the end of the driveway of SOG)?
Here's a couple of pictures taken from the Poly side of the street looking back at SOG. You can see the path & crosswalk -- it was taken during the marathon in January at about 7AM. It's never that crowded

The third picture is going to the TTC from the Poly.

Hope this helps.

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We have a rule when we go to WDW - we cannot watch "real" tv. (We really don't watch tv, it's on when we're getting ready or going to bed, etc). We're only allowed to have the Disney info channels on or the weather channel. No reality for us!
Same with us. Weather channel went on in the morning, and then we checked again at night. We were in a hurry in the morn, and didn't come back until the evening, then too tired to watch TV - shower and bed, with a quick check for the weather the next day...
I still have no idea what happened around the world that week!
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Can anyone comment on the early departure fee. I do not see it listed on any of the brochures or on the website. However, we left on a emergency and was charged this fee??

Thanks Everyone
I found this on the official site under reservations:

"Cancellation and Modification of Reservations: Shades of Green has a 30-day change or cancellation policy. If you chose to change or cancel your reservations, you must contact Shades of Green at least 30 days prior to your arrival to avoid a forfeiture of your deposit."
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2012 Jun ...... Bay Lake Tower .................. Fantasy 7-night W. Caribbean
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2014 Jun ........................................ Magic 12-night Med. Barcelona-Venice

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Here's a couple of pictures taken from the Poly side of the street looking back at SOG. You can see the path & crosswalk -- it was taken during the marathon in January at about 7AM. It's never that crowded

The third picture is going to the TTC from the Poly.

Hope this helps.
Thanks so much! THat was very helpful!

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Old 04-05-2008, 10:21 AM   #627
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[QUOTE=bigAWL;24254733]I found this on the official site under reservations:

"Cancellation and Modification of Reservations: Shades of Green has a 30-day change or cancellation policy. If you chose to change or cancel your reservations, you must contact Shades of Green at least 30 days prior to your arrival to avoid a forfeiture of your deposit."[/QUOTE

I have been told checking in and by reservation agents that if you tell them at check in that you need to leave earlier there is not a fee.

When I made my last reservation I asked about this because we may leave one day early and that's what I was told then.
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Has anyone used Garden Grocer for delivery to SOG ? We haven't decided on renting a van or using a Towncar service. I know either way we can do a grocery stop but it seems like it would be SO much better just to have someone else pick it all up and deliver it.
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Forgive me if this has been covered - I hate when the threads get so long!

Has anyone eaten at the Italian restaurant there?
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Has anyone used Garden Grocer for delivery to SOG ? We haven't decided on renting a van or using a Towncar service. I know either way we can do a grocery stop but it seems like it would be SO much better just to have someone else pick it all up and deliver it.
We used Garden Grocer during our last stay at SoG. They were accurate (on our very large order), polite, and delivered right to our door. We'll be using them next trip. No fumbling around a foreign supermarket for us . . . I think this is totally the way to go!

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