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Old 05-08-2008, 01:53 PM   #856
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So, we have to pay $11 to park at the parks, and also pay $5 to park at the hotel! That turns a $110 hotel into a $126 hotel. Not exactly the deal I was hoping for.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:04 PM   #857
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So, we have to pay $11 to park at the parks, and also pay $5 to park at the hotel! That turns a $110 hotel into a $126 hotel. Not exactly the deal I was hoping for.
I thought the same thing. Next year we'll be in a higher category and we normally only visit during slow times. So I could easily get a value for a lot less. As much as I love SOG, it will now be saved for special times and special trips. I'm so thankful for the service they provide for people like us, but I'm a saver and don't want to pay for a gorgeous room that I can't enjoy since we're always at the parks. Never know, if they loose any business they might offer again. I wonder why they did it in the first place.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:11 PM   #858
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What about DTD? Is parking there free? And what is the fee to park for the day at AK or Epcot or DHS?
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What about the water parks? Do you have to pay to park there too?
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:18 PM   #860
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Our retired E8 rate goes up to $117 after Oct. 1. Still not too bad but still kinda bummed about the parking deal.
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So I could easily get a value for a lot less.
But what does a value cost after taxes & all? The other thing that concerns me is room size. With an 11 year old boy & a 17 year old girl (who are close in size), it might be cramped with only two full-sized beds.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:23 PM   #862
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What about the water parks? Do you have to pay to park there too?
No charge for DTD or Water Parks parking. $11 for the theme parks.
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No charge for DTD or Water Parks parking. $11 for the theme parks.
I knew that DTD was free (that is why so many people would park there, and then take a bus to a theme park!), but I am glad to hear that the water parks are also free. That will help with my touring plans.
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I didn't know that SOG has to pay to park. Phooey! We walk over to the Poly and take the monorail to MK. We use the SOG bus to TTC to ride monorail to Epcot. I like to drive to HS and AK. The only good thing is I have an AP this year (my only year) and I think we can park for free. I'll have to check that out.

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I knew that DTD was free (that is why so many people would park there, and then take a bus to a theme park!
People were doing that (which isn't right) so Disney changed the buses at DTD. The buses only go to a resort. So if you're at AK and want to go to DTD, you have to ride bus to resort and transfer to DTD. And if you're at DTD and want to go to Epcot, you take bus to resort and transfer to Epcot bus. Adds extra time and hassle but cuts down on people abusing parking.
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But what does a value cost after taxes & all? The other thing that concerns me is room size. With an 11 year old boy & a 17 year old girl (who are close in size), it might be cramped with only two full-sized beds.
We have always gone in September/October except for once and we went in April. The cost of the room this September is right around $92 a night. Our total for 6 nights/7 days with the free dining and 6 day PH ticket for 2 adults 1 child is right a little more than $1000.

If we stayed at SOG we'd have to pay $133 per night ($5 parking at resort, $11 parking at parks, and the $117 per night for hotel. Then tack on food and cost of a rental car.

It really adds up because the hotel can affect all other things.
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does anyone know if SOG has a toaster/toaster oven/microwave for guest use? I know some hotels have a little area near the lobby with a coffee maker, and a toaster and stuff, but does SOG?

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Here we go again on the EMH. Disney keeps going back and forth on that privilege. Glad it's still available, but I won't get my hopes up for next year.

I seem to remember the issue being that Disney charges SOG for that privilege. I don't remember the figure thrown out there for the yearly cost, but I do remember taking that figure and dividing it by the number of rooms over 365 days, it would only have increased the overall cost of each room by a few dollars.......an amount many of us would be willing to pay.

In the past, I thought the argument was that SOG said they did not have enough people participating in EMH to make the overall cost worthwhile and that is why they removed the privilege. At least that is how I remember it, because it was 2006 and we were in the planning stages of our vacation that year. I was already making plans to switch reservations to a Disney hotel.
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does anyone know if SOG has a toaster/toaster oven/microwave for guest use? I know some hotels have a little area near the lobby with a coffee maker, and a toaster and stuff, but does SOG?

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Last I saw mentioned on this board, there is a microwave in the laundry room????
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Last I saw mentioned on this board, there is a microwave in the laundry room????
That's what I've seen posted several times.
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Last I saw mentioned on this board, there is a microwave in the laundry room????
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