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Old 06-29-2014, 02:58 PM   #1996
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We stayed at POFQ and liked it. Prefer Shades. FQ has a food court which is super crowded in the morning. We generally eat lunch and dinner at the parks so the food choices won't sway me. Ordered a pizza one evening and ate in the food court. The best part was the cast member. Retired couple. She cooked and he worked the dining room. Never met her but he was so enjoyable. One bus stop but most of the time we went to all 4 at Riverside to pick up before leaving. Getting back was often in reverse and we were last dropped off. Sometimes it was just FQ. No apparent method? We stayed over Veterans Day so the crowds weren't like during busier times. We might stay there again if I can get a king room and it's during a quiet time. FQ is the only moderate resort I'll consider because of the size. I like the relative smallness vs other Disney resorts. Love Shades for the room size. The quiet aka Disney chaos. Bus schedule. Lastly the indoor halls. DH saw a snake on a trip to the food court for coffee. My two cents.
I am going to cancel FQ and just stay SOG. Every time we stay there we are so happy. It always feel like home. Once we went by to get tickets or something and as soon as we were inside we were all talking about how we miss it and have to go back soon.
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I am going to cancel FQ and just stay SOG. Every time we stay there we are so happy. It always feel like home. Once we went by to get tickets or something and as soon as we were inside we were all talking about how we miss it and have to go back soon.
We are staying at SOG for the first time in August! Just curious, if you are a DVC owner, why would you stay at SOG? Do you visit the parks more often than your DVC points allow? If so, that is an awesome "problem" to have!
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:26 PM   #1998
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We are staying at SOG for the first time in August! Just curious, if you are a DVC owner, why would you stay at SOG? Do you visit the parks more often than your DVC points allow? If so, that is an awesome "problem" to have!
YEP!! LOL Always borrowing from my next year's points. Last year we went twice...in March and Aug. SOG is a great resort to tack on days to a DVC trip. Look at my signature.... this will be trip 26 for us.
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I posted this on the main board but no one answered. Has anyone used the Salute tickets so that you get 8 park days for one person?? If so how does that work with FP+ when you have two numbers to enter per person on the MDE page. We were thinking of getting 6 and using 2 per person and then buying an 8 day MYW discounted ticket for our daughter.
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Thanks I did read your post. Yeah comparing Mods or even Values to SOG is like comparing apples to oranges. It is so hard to HAVE the Disney perks at the regular resorts and NOT have them at SOG but then there are great things about SOG we love. With that being said....as of RIGHT NOW.. we have POFQ booked and SOG. I have a feeling we will cave and just stay SOG.
It really is hard to compare. Really. It's very different. But it's why I thought it was interesting to break it down compare each aspect, rather than the whole. It's easier to say "SOG wins for room size" and "xxx wins for food" vs SOG is better than XXX, or XXX is better than SOG. They just can't be compared.
I still don't know what the ultimate winner would be. I think for me personally, going forward, it might depend on why we're travelling, who is travelling, and what deals we're getting. I can't say for certain anymore that hands down I'd always pick SOG.
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So can we get the FP+ extra ones too??
Yes, my understanding is that anyone can get the extra FPP. The only difference between resort guests and non resort guests is the resort guests get to make their FPP selections 60 days out and others get to do it 30 days out
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:35 AM   #2002
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I posted this on the main board but no one answered. Has anyone used the Salute tickets so that you get 8 park days for one person?? If so how does that work with FP+ when you have two numbers to enter per person on the MDE page. We were thinking of getting 6 and using 2 per person and then buying an 8 day MYW discounted ticket for our daughter.
not in my my FP+ window yet but had no problems linking 2 vouchers each to our MDE account names.

I wanna say I saw someone had opened a second MDE account and was able to get FP+s for the subsequent voucher that way
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We are staying at SOG for the first time in August! Just curious, if you are a DVC owner, why would you stay at SOG? Do you visit the parks more often than your DVC points allow? If so, that is an awesome "problem" to have!

Yes that is us...visit parks more than our DVC points allow. Plus we end up putting extra family in the room with us. If it was ONLY the five of us EVERY time we might be okay. *MIGHT*

We didn't have access to SOG when we originally bought into DVC. Now that we do, it's a nice bonus. So far I am the only one who has stayed there. I took a solo trip without the family and stayed there a few days. Really liked it.

So we just planned a trip for 7 of us in September. I'm torn. Would definitely consider SOG if not for ONE thing: the pool renovation. Yes the other pool will be open...but not slide. looking forward to that renovated pool with slide.

Oooops...two things. The extra time to book our Fastpass+ reservations. 60 days vs 30 days might determine how many time we can ride the new 7DMC.

We have annual passes (vouchers...via DVC) so we got a decent rate on POR room. Haven't stayed there in LONG time and the kids have never been there. I think they might enjoy it plus it's not DVC so it would be one we wouldn't normally book. The 2Q plus extra bed looks pretty nice. My kids are still small so that extra little bed should work out well.

Yet...we want to do MNSSHP and having that proximity to Polynesian would be nice for that reason.

For now we have POR booked but will wait and see if I end up changing it over to SOG.
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Yes that is us...visit parks more than our DVC points allow. Plus we end up putting extra family in the room with us. If it was ONLY the five of us EVERY time we might be okay. *MIGHT*

We didn't have access to SOG when we originally bought into DVC. Now that we do, it's a nice bonus. So far I am the only one who has stayed there. I took a solo trip without the family and stayed there a few days. Really liked it.

So we just planned a trip for 7 of us in September. I'm torn. Would definitely consider SOG if not for ONE thing: the pool renovation. Yes the other pool will be open...but not slide. looking forward to that renovated pool with slide.

Oooops...two things. The extra time to book our Fastpass+ reservations. 60 days vs 30 days might determine how many time we can ride the new 7DMC.

We have annual passes (vouchers...via DVC) so we got a decent rate on POR room. Haven't stayed there in LONG time and the kids have never been there. I think they might enjoy it plus it's not DVC so it would be one we wouldn't normally book. The 2Q plus extra bed looks pretty nice. My kids are still small so that extra little bed should work out well.

Yet...we want to do MNSSHP and having that proximity to Polynesian would be nice for that reason.

For now we have POR booked but will wait and see if I end up changing it over to SOG.
I caved and cancelled or POFQ for SOG to go with our OKW days. The more i thought about it...the better deal is SOG. NOW....if I go in to make our FP+ times and I see that we are limited already at the 39 day mark.. I MIGHT RECAVE AND BOOK PORS OR POFQ. LOL
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Hi edk35! I wondered if I could pick your brain a bit??? We often travel to Disney twice a year and have wondered about buying into DVC but couldn't figure out if it would benefit us being that we always use the military discount and would probably end up borrowing points. I would love to know your thoughts.
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Hi edk35! I wondered if I could pick your brain a bit??? We often travel to Disney twice a year and have wondered about buying into DVC but couldn't figure out if it would benefit us being that we always use the military discount and would probably end up borrowing points. I would love to know your thoughts.
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We have owned since Jan. 2007. We have made LOTS OF TRIPS SINCE THEN. You can look at my signature. LOL We have two contracts. We bought SSR originally then added on with WL points on the resale market. There are pros and cons for sure. You will always pay monthly dues/ or yearly if you elect to pay yearly. The monthly equal yearly ....no penalty to pay monthly. If you are ONLY going to stay in a studio....then maybe DVC is not for you. Personally I would ONLY book a studio if it was hubby and myself. The resorts are VERY VERY NICE. We love them. If you visit the DVC boards you an learn a lot about dvc. IF you will consistently go every year then it sounds like it might be a great investment. You can always borrow points from next year to go this year..have a longer trip or go three times depending on how many points you own. You can bank your points into next year if for some reason you can't go. We have definitely seen PRICES ACROSS THE BOARD go up for resorts and tickets....so keep that in mind. Your dues will go up a little each year but not like resort prices do. So with increased prices in parks/tickets...even if you own DVC...you are going to always be putting out a lot of money on these vacations. DISNEY IS NOT CHEAP regardless of whether you own dvc or not.
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Does anyone KNOW how I am to get the form to fax in to order tickets????? I sent an email and sent them my reservation numbers...now I would like to order tickets.
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SOG will send you an email with a link to a pdf file around 45 days before check in. We just got it yesterday and we're going Aug 24th-26th.

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SOG will send you an email with a link to a pdf file around 45 days before check in. We just got it yesterday and we're going Aug 24th-26th.

I emailed them and they said it went out yesterday but I didn't get it. They are sending me out one again manually. Did you fax in an order??
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Not yet as hubby works the 3pm-11pm shift and ended up working overtime yesterday too so he slept all morning, so hopefully tomorrow

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I emailed them and they said it went out yesterday but I didn't get it. They are sending me out one again manually. Did you fax in an order??
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