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Old 07-30-2014, 07:33 PM   #2071
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Does anyone know the hours of the Aafes store?

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Old 07-31-2014, 08:15 AM   #2072
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Wow...so I just checked to see if SOG had any openings for our upcoming September trip, since I had to book two different reservations for my in-laws for a room for them and now they are showing NO availability for the the 3 nights leading up to the weekend we are going. Glad I at least was able to book them a room, even if it is TWO rooms. Wonder how crowded it will be during that time? Is their Oktoberfest a popular event? That's going on for the weekend.

When I stayed at Shades last May for a solo trip it was pretty quiet. I am thinking that won't be the case this time around, but that's okay for us.

I guess I'll check again closer to the 30-day cancellation window. Maybe a few rooms will open up around that time?

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Old 07-31-2014, 08:26 AM   #2073
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We were there a couple times when it was Oktoberfest and didn't notice any difference with the crowds. But, then they held it out in a tent and now by the looks of the photos it's right on the entrance drive which would be more noticeable.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:14 AM   #2074
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I am pretty sure that Disney WILL NOT transfer the luggage from a Disney owned resort. We had to taxi over to CSR years ago when we did a split stay...SOG first. You should probably call about that but I am pretty sure the answer will be that they don't. You could have YC store it for you then you can catch a taxi over later in the day to SOG.
So, while it is not standard for "Disney" to transfer your bags to another resort, all the Deluxe resorts have a car or two on site for "convenience rides" for guest. Many times while staying at SOG, we have been offered these cars for rides back after dinner from BC, YC and GF. Perhaps if you ask the valet very nicely, they would be happy to give you and your bags a ride to SOG. And of course, a nice tip would surely be appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:17 AM   #2075
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Wow...so I just checked to see if SOG had any openings for our upcoming September trip, since I had to book two different reservations for my in-laws for a room for them and now they are showing NO availability for the the 3 nights leading up to the weekend we are going. Glad I at least was able to book them a room, even if it is TWO rooms. Wonder how crowded it will be during that time? Is their Oktoberfest a popular event? That's going on for the weekend.

When I stayed at Shades last May for a solo trip it was pretty quiet. I am thinking that won't be the case this time around, but that's okay for us.

I guess I'll check again closer to the 30-day cancellation window. Maybe a few rooms will open up around that time?

First weekend of F&W at Epcot. Probably the busiest weekend of Epcot all year. Avoid Epcot like the plague Th-Sunday!
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:21 AM   #2076
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Room requests - when and how?

In the past I tried (once) to do a room request (by phone) and it was a miserable failure. How and when do you make your room requests and how successful are they. Do you ask for a specific room, or more vague (floor, building, are, etc)
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:37 PM   #2077
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First weekend of F&W at Epcot. Probably the busiest weekend of Epcot all year. Avoid Epcot like the plague Th-Sunday!
Actually the F&W begins Sept 19th this year, so technically the first weekend would be Sept. 20-21st. We plan to do EPCOT on Thursday Sept. 25th for F&W and pretty much avoid EPCOT again until Monday.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:42 PM   #2078
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In the past I tried (once) to do a room request (by phone) and it was a miserable failure. How and when do you make your room requests and how successful are they. Do you ask for a specific room, or more vague (floor, building, are, etc)
So I will let you know how it goes. I have already booked two different reservations. One is for Wed and Thur night in a 2Q with ADA Compliant Restroom. Fri-Sun night they are booked in a regular 2Q room. When I called I just requested if a regular 2Q room becomes available for Wed-Thu night I'd like to be on a waitlist for it. I have no idea if it will happen. At this point, SOG is showing no availability Wed, Thu or Fri night. So I'm just happy they have rooms for all five nights, even if they have to move rooms from an ADA Compliant to non, since they don't need ADA Compliant.

I'll check again when we are within the 30-day cancellation window to see if something opens up but at this point I don't see a need to keep checking.


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Old 08-01-2014, 04:07 PM   #2079
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So, while it is not standard for "Disney" to transfer your bags to another resort, all the Deluxe resorts have a car or two on site for "convenience rides" for guest. Many times while staying at SOG, we have been offered these cars for rides back after dinner from BC, YC and GF. Perhaps if you ask the valet very nicely, they would be happy to give you and your bags a ride to SOG. And of course, a nice tip would surely be appreciated.
That is great to know . We've taken a taxi back to our resort after dinner out, and we had no problem as there was a line of taxis outside of BWI to choose from. It was pretty reasonably priced to go from BWI to OKW. We rode the bus (and transferred at DTD) the other direction. Took us almost 90 min. to get to dinner, though.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:23 PM   #2080
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DH and I are doing F&W festival and staying at Shades. We are doing one of the After-House Epcot nights (ending 1 hour after the park closes).

How late do the buses run from Epcot back to SOG? How late do they run from TTC? Last time we were there we only rode the bus and didn't stay until closing.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:46 PM   #2081
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We are thinking of staying at SOG this December for a quick 5 day trip, I haven't stayed at SOG in awhile, but I noticed while I was at Disney world last week staying at the BC I never saw a bus drop off for SOG at DTD. With all the construction, we'd much rather bus to DTD than getting our car out, but can anyone tell me where SOG drops off at DTD? Last time I stayed at SOG they dropped off out pretty far off in the parking lot at DTD and you had to term across the packing lot and outside of some of the shops to get to an entrance and it was a giant hassle.
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:59 PM   #2082
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SOG breakfast prices

I understand there is a breakfast buffet, anyone know the price range.

Just booked four night stay at SOG first time. Actually stayed there once early 90s when it was The Disney Inn.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:09 PM   #2083
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SOG Breakfast Buffet

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We just got back from Shades of Green this weekend. The buffet cost was $11.95 for adults and $5.95 for children and according to their menu they have ala carte items, but we upgraded to the Sunrise Package and it only cost us $10.50 more per night for 3 adults to get the free breakfast package added. We were there in prime time so our room was full price so you may want to weigh the cost. They also have great breakfast items at the little stand in the lobby and at the snack bar near the bus. Here is a link to their menu. http://www.shadesofgreen.org/GG_BreakfastMenu.pdf
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:13 PM   #2084
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SOG Downtown Disney Bus

The SOG bus drops off and picks up from the parking lot straight out from the Lego Store.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:03 PM   #2085
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Thanks for breakfast link

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Thanks you your helpful information about the breakfast and bus info


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