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Old 06-12-2012, 01:17 PM   #301
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The extra person charge is for persons over 18. We paid an additional $15 per night for our youngest dd who joined us for 2 nights of the trip. Our oldest dd and her husband were in the second room and were not charged for their 2 children.

oops you are right.. sorry

I heard the newer part of the hotel had nicer rooms? Now I am confused. should I request newer part or older(since it is less walking) Does anyone have pics of refurbished room versus an older room?
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The rooms in the older section have all been renovated so they are technically newer than the new wing.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #303
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The rooms in the older section have all been renovated so they are technically newer than the new wing.
let me ask this - do the rooms in the older section have the 2 part bathroom? sink / changing room with a door and then then toilet / shower off that?

We like that we can close the door of the sink area and change. I don't remember the older section having that.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:15 PM   #304
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We got back on Saturday from our 12 day trek to Florida. We spent 6 nights at SOG and loved it. Our pre-ordered tickets were at the check in desk as promised. We found the entire staff at SOG very helpful and accomodating.
The rooms as stated in other posts are big and comfortable. The room fridges are very small and the 2 in our rooms didnt get very cold. They were fine for cooling bottled water but I didnt trust the temp for milk. The blowdryer in one room worked very well, while the one in my room was not very powerful.
We ate in the buffet for 2 breakfast meals and 3 dinner meals. We found the food good to very good and the service average. We didnt eat in the Italian restaurant. The counter service restaurant by the shuttle had good breakfast sandwiches. We also ate at the Golf Course bar. The burgers were very good.
The pools were nice and adequate. The hot tub small and always crowded. The grounds are beautiful. I wish we had more time to walk the area.
The bus service at SOG was fine. We never waited at the hotel for availability and only waited a short time at the parks for the shuttle to arrive.
We loved our time at SOG.
Thank you Chris for giving us a report on your stay and your thoughts. How much does the buffet cost for meals? I remember someone posted it a long time ago, however I am sure it had gone up since then.

The Golf Course bar must be something new since our last visit. Do they have chicken sandwiches or something in the not at hot dog, burger type of food?

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #305
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Subscribing to this thread. I'm a DoD civilian and one of my co-workers just told me this morning that I should be eligible to stay in lodging (we were discussing my stopping for the night in Savannah.) I had no idea, so I didn't even look at SoG. We leave Thursday night to head down. Well, now I know for next time! Of course, it would have been nice if he'd mentioned this when I was planning last year's trip. LOL
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #306
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Since Shades is not a Disney resort, does it allow charging privileges to the KTTW card? My dad said he knows the last time we went to Disney, we just charged stuff to our room (this was circa 1985, I know we stayed on property but it wasn't Shades obviously) and he was thinking we could do the same thing this time around. My family will have a room separate from my parents, since Dad's the military member, so I wasn't sure how things worked out. Dad wants to pay for everything, so that's why he wants us to just be able to charge stuff to our room.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:52 PM   #308
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At shades you dont get a kttw card. Because it isn't a disney hotel their systems are not linked into shades system..

However on shades property you can charge to your room.
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I heard the newer part of the hotel had nicer rooms? Now I am confused. should I request newer part or older(since it is less walking) Does anyone have pics of refurbished room versus an older room?
I'd be interested in this too....anyone stay in the 'old' section since the rooms were renovated ? Any pics, or thoughts would be helpful.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #311
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The rooms in the older section have all been renovated so they are technically newer than the new wing.
Glad I asked... THANKS
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I have stayed in the "old section" once since it was renovated and the rooms are pretty much identical. The only difference is the bathroom setup. The old section bathrooms are not divided where the new section bathrooms are.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #313
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I have stayed in the "old section" once since it was renovated and the rooms are pretty much identical. The only difference is the bathroom setup. The old section bathrooms are not divided where the new section bathrooms are.
which did you prefer or it doesn't matter? do you have pic of room?
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Some pics and comments on the renovated rooms. I had to play with the link when I copied and pasted but it did work. (TiggerTails57 post on page 76 of the previous SOG thread)
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I have stayed in the "old section" once since it was renovated and the rooms are pretty much identical. The only difference is the bathroom setup. The old section bathrooms are not divided where the new section bathrooms are.
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Some pics and comments on the renovated rooms. I had to play with the link when I copied and pasted but it did work. (TiggerTails57 post on page 76 of the previous SOG thread)
Appreciate your help. Thanks a bunch !
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