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Old 10-27-2013, 08:06 PM   #1711
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I'm getting ready to book Shades for the first time. Would someone give me a better idea of where the Polynesian is located and what building I should request? I'd like the option of walking there for breakfast and would like to be as close as possible.
The Polynesian is right across the street. Not a bad walk. Long driveway to the street and nice path to the Ceremonial House. It might seem like a long walk but considering the miles you put on at the parks it's nothing
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:31 AM   #1712
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I just read a review on TripAdvisor and the reviewer said they had a king size bed. I've never seen them on the reservations page or heard of anyone else having one... True? Because I presonally think that there should be king size beds for us old married couples used to king size beds
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #1713
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I just read a review on TripAdvisor and the reviewer said they had a king size bed. I've never seen them on the reservations page or heard of anyone else having one... True? Because I presonally think that there should be king size beds for us old married couples used to king size beds
Would love to see a king room as well!
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #1714
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Has anyone here ever used the Siemens lounge at Spaceship Earth.. I have read that they offer day passes to members of the Military who purchase their tickets at Shades.(I think that you have to request them though) A nice place for a break with free drinks and from what I have read, The nicest restrooms at Epcot.. Still wondering if they are doing this..
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:25 PM   #1715
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On Allears.... Wow! This was from a September 2012 article. They sure don't advertise. We were there exactly one year ago and nobody mentioned the lounge.

Although Siemens employees and customers make up most of the guest list in the lounge, they are not the only ones who can take a break there.

"From Day 1, we have opened up the Siemens lounge to Give Kids The World (an Orlando charity that provides theme-park experiences for seriously ill children). Those families have a lot of challenges in the park, and sometimes they just need a quiet place to come and rest," he said.

Siemens also has started a new program this year in cooperation with Shades of Green, a Walt Disney World resort for military personnel. The company offers members of the Armed Forces passes to the lounge when they buy their discounted tickets at the resort. McCaskill said he sees about 25 military families visit every few days.

The Siemens VIP Center operates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to Spaceship Earth, Siemens sponsors IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #1716
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We would have used this if we had known. We never got any thing saying about this when we bought are tickets last year.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #1717
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I just read a review on TripAdvisor and the reviewer said they had a king size bed. I've never seen them on the reservations page or heard of anyone else having one... True? Because I presonally think that there should be king size beds for us old married couples used to king size beds
As far as I know, the only king beds are in the suites. I toured one of (and maybe only) suite that sleeps 8, a few years ago. It had a king bed in the bedroom. If you really want to know, I would call.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:58 AM   #1718
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In January, DH and I will be back and Shades and Disney -- this time we are bringing my 10 year old brother and my mom. It's my little brother's first time at Disney and he is a very picky eater. We will mainly be eating quick service or off-site meals; however, I do want to make 1-2 table-service reservations at places such as Sci-Fi, etc. My concern is the table-service menu...from what I read, the children's menu ends at age 9; however, there is NOTHING on the adult menu that he would even remotely be interesting in eating. Will we be able to request a child's menu for him even though he is 10?
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On Allears.... Wow! This was from a September 2012 article. They sure don't advertise. We were there exactly one year ago and nobody mentioned the lounge.

Although Siemens employees and customers make up most of the guest list in the lounge, they are not the only ones who can take a break there.

"From Day 1, we have opened up the Siemens lounge to Give Kids The World (an Orlando charity that provides theme-park experiences for seriously ill children). Those families have a lot of challenges in the park, and sometimes they just need a quiet place to come and rest," he said.

Siemens also has started a new program this year in cooperation with Shades of Green, a Walt Disney World resort for military personnel. The company offers members of the Armed Forces passes to the lounge when they buy their discounted tickets at the resort. McCaskill said he sees about 25 military families visit every few days.

The Siemens VIP Center operates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. In addition to Spaceship Earth, Siemens sponsors IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
I am going to request a day pass on our February trip to Shades.. I will let you know if they still have it.. (Unless of course, someone here goes first and requests them.) I am curious if they offer them to just Active Duty Like Sea World does for free passes or everyone at Shades too. Maybe that is why they don't advertise it? Not sure but I will contact Shades and let you know.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:23 AM   #1720
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I am going to request a day pass on our February trip to Shades.. I will let you know if they still have it.. (Unless of course, someone here goes first and requests them.) I am curious if they offer them to just Active Duty Like Sea World does for free passes or everyone at Shades too. Maybe that is why they don't advertise it? Not sure but I will contact Shades and let you know.
Thanks! We toured it on the UNDiscovered Future World tour and it would be an awesome rest stop!
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In January, DH and I will be back and Shades and Disney -- this time we are bringing my 10 year old brother and my mom. It's my little brother's first time at Disney and he is a very picky eater. We will mainly be eating quick service or off-site meals; however, I do want to make 1-2 table-service reservations at places such as Sci-Fi, etc. My concern is the table-service menu...from what I read, the children's menu ends at age 9; however, there is NOTHING on the adult menu that he would even remotely be interesting in eating. Will we be able to request a child's menu for him even though he is 10?
We were in the same situation.. When my son was 10 we would still ask for a child's menu for him because he is so picky. However, when he was 11 , I always made reservations only after I look at the menu to see if there is something that he will eat.. (Sci Fi was an easy one for us because they have cheeseburgers.)
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Thanks! We toured it on the UNDiscovered Future World tour and it would be an awesome rest stop!
I just received a reply from their FB private message and it said this: Robin, we've never carried any specialized tickets for Epcot; we only carry the regular Epcot entry passes. I am not familiar with the "Siemens Lounge" or how you would obtain tickets to it. You may want to call Disney at 407-824-2222 for that information.
I just googled it and it appears that it is only available to Siemens employees and guests and you would have to obtain some type of passcode from the Siemens website. This is interesting information, I've been here almost 15 years and didn't know this existed LOL.

I sent her the link from All Ears as well as another so we shall find out..It is funny that it say's that the passes are from Shades but Shades has no idea. I will keep you updated..
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I just found out that Yes, the Siemens lounge is open to our members of the Military. You need to go to the Attraction sales office to get a card with the passcode. It will be nice to enjoy a quiet spot from all the running around..
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We were in the same situation.. When my son was 10 we would still ask for a child's menu for him because he is so picky. However, when he was 11 , I always made reservations only after I look at the menu to see if there is something that he will eat.. (Sci Fi was an easy one for us because they have cheeseburgers.)
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I just found out that Yes, the Siemens lounge is open to our members of the Military. You need to go to the Attraction sales office to get a card with the passcode. It will be nice to enjoy a quiet spot from all the running around..
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