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Old 05-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #2311
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We'll be checking in on Saturday and I will be taking many, MANY pics & video. Looking forward to our 8 days at Disney
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #2312
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Cant wait to see your pics, budafam. Have a great trip!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:01 AM   #2313
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We'll be checking in on Saturday and I will be taking many, MANY pics & video. Looking forward to our 8 days at Disney
I hope you have a great trip!! I can't wait to see your pictures!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #2314
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Has anyone ever stayed at Shades of Green???

I have been toying on whether to stay at SOG or do BC... The rates at SOG is $105 a night which is good but BC actually looks fantastic

If anyone has stayed at both can you let me know which you preferred and why?

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #2315
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We stayed at Shades of Green in 2006... it was very nice, large rooms, easy access (even walked to polynesian about 10-15 minutes... but this year we're staying at Bonnet Creek... price is much better I think and it will be SO much nicer having separate bedrooms AND a kitchen with a full-sized refrig (Shades of Green has a tiny fridge and you would have to eat out or make sandwiches)... my vote (for us anyway) is for Bonnet Creek.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #2316
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We stayed at Shades of Green in 2006... it was very nice, large rooms, easy access (even walked to polynesian about 10-15 minutes... but this year we're staying at Bonnet Creek... price is much better I think and it will be SO much nicer having separate bedrooms AND a kitchen with a full-sized refrig (Shades of Green has a tiny fridge and you would have to eat out or make sandwiches)... my vote (for us anyway) is for Bonnet Creek.
thanks for the information.. Still mulling it over... I keep going back and forth about it. I have 3 rooms at SOG whicn means more privacy. We are 7 people and would technically be housed all in the same unit.. I am not positive that is the best way to go

ALthough I would love having the kitchen!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #2317
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Here now...thanks for a great rate Vacation Strategy!

I requested high up floor fireworks view.....on check in I was first given building 5 4th floor......I asked if we could be higher up as we wanted to view the fireworks from our room if possible and I didn't care what building.....ended up for the first time in building 3 6th floor....view of lake AND fireworks.

Fourth trip to BC, 1st time in building 3...... our room is in good shape, furniture is great except the dresser in 2nd BR has some pulls missing and is a little scratched. Everything else looks great to us. I have to disclose, shortly after we checked in, a huge Palmetto bug came out of the garbage disposal....AKA a big roach. Growing up in GA they don't phase me and I know they just get inside, not related to cleanliness - and our unit is very clean.....DH killed it and well that was that, no more bugs so far...knock wood. I know this might totally gross out some people, but its Florida they have these bugs all over.

check in was a breeze, I had to say I wasn't interested like 5 times at the parking desk in purchase and no one has called us. They really act like you are getting the cheapest tickets around...and sorry $100 is just not worth 3 hours of my time on vacation.

I love Building 3! It has not been updated and we have old Tube TV's but they work fine and we aren't exactly watching alot of TV. Sofas are in great shape no ripped leather for us. Great being close to the hotel for starbucks and my Daughter loves the pool and slide. Nice to be so convenient to the Pizza place also. Nice view of the lake and fireworks too. It is a bit of a walk to the main building pool and lazy river, our favorite, but there are some positives of being here. I think I would love to be in buidling 1 next trip if possible.....stayed in Building 5 and 2 on prior trips. Parking is also fine and ALOT closer to walk than Port Orleans.....which I do love!

I will get some pictures up. Today after the park, we just hung out pool hopping, playing Bar Trivia, and watched some of the movie on the lawn.....this is after our 9-6 at the Park! Love BC. Having a great trip.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #2318
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Julie -- Thanks for you awesome live update.
Sorry to hear about the bug. Loved your attitude
about it. Just 126 days before we check in. LOL
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #2319
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #2320
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We'll be checking in on Saturday and I will be taking many, MANY pics & video. Looking forward to our 8 days at Disney
We are checking in on Sat too!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #2321
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We are checking in on Sat too!!!
Have a great trip! post some pic please.
Still counting down for mine which is in 5 weeks!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #2322
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Have a great trip! post some pic please.
Still counting down for mine which is in 5 weeks!!
Im a picture freak so np
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #2323
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So great seeing pics and hearing such great reports about the resort. We just booked today - got an amazing rate with Vacation Strategy - $1250 for 14 nights!!!! Amazing. That's a saving of around $4,000. Plus we'll have so much space and save on food as well.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:15 AM   #2324
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Thanks for the update, Julie. Hope you make many, many more magical vacay memories!
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #2325
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thanks for the information.. Still mulling it over... I keep going back and forth about it. I have 3 rooms at SOG whicn means more privacy. We are 7 people and would technically be housed all in the same unit.. I am not positive that is the best way to go

ALthough I would love having the kitchen!!
I would go with WBC, first you can all be in the same villa with a kitchen and the price is going to be significantly less. At SOG you are going to be paying $315 per night.
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