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Old 10-05-2013, 12:28 PM   #1666
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OK, sorry for this rookie question, but: does anyone know if you can add a day to the special 4-day hopper tickets? I will be there for five days and would love to spend every single day in the parks. Or will I have to just buy a one-day ticket?
Last trip we had planned to do 5 days and thought we'd just buy an additional days ticket. We were told you can't add to the 4 day, which I had figured. We ended up spending 1/2 day at DTD and the rest at the pool, just relaxing.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:57 AM   #1667
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So, how's the pool renovation? Haven't seen much new on the SOG FB page.
I wonder about this too. Any photos?
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #1668
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I wonder about this too. Any photos?
There's some new photos on FB from a couple of days ago. They're saying fall now for opening. The rains this summer really delayed them.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #1669
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Opinions anyone?

Has anyone attended the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party??
If so, is it worth it?

In mid-January, the DH and I are surprising my 10 year old brother by bringing him to Shades and going to Disney for seven days. My mother is also joining us and she is disabled and will be using an ECV and her bilateral forearm crutches in the parks. I was considering the TTFDP as I know all too well that the crowds can be a bit intense for Wishes and the parade.

DH and I love Shades and Disney and are very excited to return!! Hopefully the new pool is up and running...
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #1670
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Has anyone attended the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party??
If so, is it worth it?

In mid-January, the DH and I are surprising my 10 year old brother by bringing him to Shades and going to Disney for seven days. My mother is also joining us and she is disabled and will be using an ECV and her bilateral forearm crutches in the parks. I was considering the TTFDP as I know all too well that the crowds can be a bit intense for Wishes and the parade.

DH and I love Shades and Disney and are very excited to return!! Hopefully the new pool is up and running...
We have gone to the dessert party twice and would go again in a heart beat. We would have gone again this trip, but we did MNSSHP instead. But, by all means, YES, it is more than worth it. Just the seating alone is worth it to me. Then all the desserts are (pun intended) icing on the cake. At this late date, you may have trouble getting in, but it is worth trying. We always ended up in the very front row because we reserved as soon as it opened up, which meant calling every day to check. Start calling (or online) the ressie line now and keep trying. I wish(es) (I'm just full of 'em tonight) you luck and pixie dust.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #1671
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We have gone to the dessert party twice and would go again in a heart beat. We would have gone again this trip, but we did MNSSHP instead. But, by all means, YES, it is more than worth it. Just the seating alone is worth it to me. Then all the desserts are (pun intended) icing on the cake. At this late date, you may have trouble getting in, but it is worth trying. We always ended up in the very front row because we reserved as soon as it opened up, which meant calling every day to check. Start calling (or online) the ressie line now and keep trying. I wish(es) (I'm just full of 'em tonight) you luck and pixie dust.
Luck and pixie dust worked!!
I managed to get 7pm reservations!! Very excited

The online ressies tried to tell me that there were not any spots left...but once I signed into my actual account, I had some options. Weird..but no complaints!
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #1672
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I just read on another post that you can book fast pass+ with your Military tickets. How are they doing this if you don't have the tickets yet? are they getting their tickets from the base? We always get ours at SOG when we arrive. Does anybody know or have done this?
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #1673
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Has anyone attended the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party??
If so, is it worth it?

In mid-January, the DH and I are surprising my 10 year old brother by bringing him to Shades and going to Disney for seven days. My mother is also joining us and she is disabled and will be using an ECV and her bilateral forearm crutches in the parks. I was considering the TTFDP as I know all too well that the crowds can be a bit intense for Wishes and the parade.

DH and I love Shades and Disney and are very excited to return!! Hopefully the new pool is up and running...
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We have gone to the dessert party twice and would go again in a heart beat. We would have gone again this trip, but we did MNSSHP instead. But, by all means, YES, it is more than worth it. Just the seating alone is worth it to me. Then all the desserts are (pun intended) icing on the cake. At this late date, you may have trouble getting in, but it is worth trying. We always ended up in the very front row because we reserved as soon as it opened up, which meant calling every day to check. Start calling (or online) the ressie line now and keep trying. I wish(es) (I'm just full of 'em tonight) you luck and pixie dust.
I on the other hand, would never waste my money again. We did it because my older daughter loves the fireworks and my younger son (proportionally) hates them, and the crowds, but loves deserts. So we figured it would be a good compromise and a nice treat.

Now, we also were there in the summer, when everything is crowded so maybe that's a reason for my issues, but I'll run down what I didn't like:

1) reserved early, had a front row table, which promptly was invaded on all sides by people from the back standing at the rail to see. They're allowed to do this, no fault of theirs, but someone's butt in my face as I"m trying to eat, isn't appetizing. Lots of pushing and shoving to get to the front railing. Exactly what we thought we were paying to avoid.

2) arrive VERY early for your assigned time. They space arrivals so that you're not all at the desert bar at once. But, we waited 30 min or more to get seated and so the early people had really picked over the bar, a lot. And - were running around standing in front of us right from the moment we sat down.

3) The deserts weren't all that spectacular. The assortment wasn't great. We had better desert selections at places like Boma, and Grand Floridian 1900 Park Fare. It was like cookies, brownies, a few little mousse things, and ice cream. Hardly worth it.

4) beware of the grubby hands. There was almost no cast member supervision at the buffet and little kids were touching everything. It was pretty disgusting.

5) my (20 year old) daughter had to basically rush through her deserts so that she could get a space at the rail to take photos. There was no way to even get a decent photo at our table (and we were in the front row).

Now, perhaps it's better in a less crowded time. Maybe. I just won't ever waste that sort of money for that little benefit, again.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:12 PM   #1674
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I just read on another post that you can book fast pass+ with your Military tickets. How are they doing this if you don't have the tickets yet? are they getting their tickets from the base? We always get ours at SOG when we arrive. Does anybody know or have done this?
You can book FF+ once you have activated your tickets at the parks...but not in advance...for now.

Hopefully this will change.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #1675
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April 2014 SOG Discount? Have I missed it? Do you expect it?

Question for the SOG experts... We have stayed several times and would like to again in April. I notice on the website that they are already posting deals for next Aug and Sept as well as scattered fall and winter discounts. Have I missed the late April deals? If not, does anyone think they will post a deal for April or do you think the Easter crowds will prevent them from needing extra deals to lure guests?
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #1676
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Question for the SOG experts... We have stayed several times and would like to again in April. I notice on the website that they are already posting deals for next Aug and Sept as well as scattered fall and winter discounts. Have I missed the late April deals? If not, does anyone think they will post a deal for April or do you think the Easter crowds will prevent them from needing extra deals to lure guests?
We have gone every Easter break for the past 6 years and never had a discount.. (I book a year in advance and keep looking for any deals.) They have been sold out every Easter that I have been there so I would not expect a deal.. With that said, this year my son has a winter recess in February for Presidents week and I got my first discount ever at SOG.. So Happy...
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Question for the SOG experts... We have stayed several times and would like to again in April. I notice on the website that they are already posting deals for next Aug and Sept as well as scattered fall and winter discounts. Have I missed the late April deals? If not, does anyone think they will post a deal for April or do you think the Easter crowds will prevent them from needing extra deals to lure guests?
They don't have specials for every month. They do fall discounts every year, usually Sept and Oct as those are lower attendance times, hence lower numbers in the hotel. We stayed in Oct 2011 for 1/2 price. This Nov, we're getting no deal, but, come on, let's face it, staying at SOG anytime is a great deal. April is a huge month for bookings and visits to the parks so they're always pretty full which means you won't see discounts anywhere.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #1678
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There's some new photos on FB from a couple of days ago. They're saying fall now for opening. The rains this summer really delayed them.
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Does anyone else have problems with cell phone connections at Shades? I don't know if it is just my provider, but I have to sit in one tiny spot out on the balcony to get even one bar. In the room? Nothing! Nadda! Bumpkus! And if I move even a little, I lose my connection. If I want to actually call someone, I have to go outside on the top floor of the parking deck. Not a problem in the parks, though. I have T-Mobile.
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Does anyone else have problems with cell phone connections at Shades? I don't know if it is just my provider, but I have to sit in one tiny spot out on the balcony to get even one bar. In the room? Nothing! Nadda! Bumpkus! And if I move even a little, I lose my connection. If I want to actually call someone, I have to go outside on the top floor of the parking deck. Not a problem in the parks, though. I have T-Mobile.
We have US Cellular and have had no problems anywhere at SOG or Disney.

Gook luck with that.
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