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Old 07-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #436
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Thanks Suzanne.

We'll probably not need to drive to MK since we're right there anyway, but I was thinking of possibly driving to AK or HS as we tend to do short park days there and the timing of buses can be a challenge and we only have a few days this trip so we're trying to maximize what we can.

The same with the water parks and DTD. Sometimes it just seems such a hassle to get a bus if you're there at the wrong time and you really just want to leave...now. LOL. And we have a really early arrival and a really late departure so I think it will just easier to have a car this time so that we can take advantage of that time without being tied to a random schedule based on the car service.

So thanks!
I know exactly what you mean. We do this sometimes, too, even from the Disney resorts. Be cautious of DTD though, it gets really busy in the evening and parking can be hard to find.
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Just a suggestion.

AK & HS run busses to the TTC and they run more often than the SOG bus. We've used those to our advantage rather than wait around. HS bus is right next to SOG and AK is a couple behind at the TTC.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:16 AM   #438
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Just a suggestion.

AK & HS run busses to the TTC and they run more often than the SOG bus. We've used those to our advantage rather than wait around. HS bus is right next to SOG and AK is a couple behind at the TTC.
yes. That's a good point (and we've done the same).
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #439
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About to lose my mind with excitement....four more sleeps and we are on the road!!! Hoping to arrive at SOG by about 2ish Sunday afternoon.

Quick question...if my dad (military retiree, ressies in his name) isn't there when we arrive, can we even park in the garage or use the pool? I'm betting no, so I'm wondering if we need to adjust our departure time. It's pretty fluid right now, as my parents will be in Gainesville GA and leaving there "somewhere around 7-8am Sunday" to head for Orlando, so I'm guessing they won't arrive until 3ish? We were hoping to arrive about 2, I know check in isn't until 3 but that would give us a bit of relaxing time by the pool first...but if they won't let us even use the pool or anything, then we may leave later Saturday night. After driving all night, I know DH would NOT be happy to sit in that van one more minute longer than he needs to.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #440
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About to lose my mind with excitement....four more sleeps and we are on the road!!! Hoping to arrive at SOG by about 2ish Sunday afternoon.

Quick question...if my dad (military retiree, ressies in his name) isn't there when we arrive, can we even park in the garage or use the pool? I'm betting no, so I'm wondering if we need to adjust our departure time. It's pretty fluid right now, as my parents will be in Gainesville GA and leaving there "somewhere around 7-8am Sunday" to head for Orlando, so I'm guessing they won't arrive until 3ish? We were hoping to arrive about 2, I know check in isn't until 3 but that would give us a bit of relaxing time by the pool first...but if they won't let us even use the pool or anything, then we may leave later Saturday night. After driving all night, I know DH would NOT be happy to sit in that van one more minute longer than he needs to.
Since you are staying there, I wouldn't think it would be a problem to go park and sit in the lobby. I don't know about checking in though. We were just going over htere one time to pick up tickets and they let us in, no problem.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:32 PM   #441
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About to lose my mind with excitement....four more sleeps and we are on the road!!! Hoping to arrive at SOG by about 2ish Sunday afternoon.

Quick question...if my dad (military retiree, ressies in his name) isn't there when we arrive, can we even park in the garage or use the pool? I'm betting no, so I'm wondering if we need to adjust our departure time. It's pretty fluid right now, as my parents will be in Gainesville GA and leaving there "somewhere around 7-8am Sunday" to head for Orlando, so I'm guessing they won't arrive until 3ish? We were hoping to arrive about 2, I know check in isn't until 3 but that would give us a bit of relaxing time by the pool first...but if they won't let us even use the pool or anything, then we may leave later Saturday night. After driving all night, I know DH would NOT be happy to sit in that van one more minute longer than he needs to.
Should be no problem parking. Just give your dad's name when you go in the front gate. As for checking in, you don't have to wait until 3. Ask when you get there if your rooms are ready. Not sure if your dad needs to be there for check in, though. I have heard both yes you can and no you can't. Can't hurt to ask. And I don't see a problem with using the pools either. You can change in the lobby rest rooms and hit the pools. Whatever you end up doing ... have an absolute blast!!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #442
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yay!! Dad said he was told that he has to be there since everything is in his name, but even if we can just wander around air conditioning, checking it all out, I'll be happy. Mom told me yesterday that she & Dad want us to eat breakfast and any other meals there at SOG and just charge them to the room, so that'll lighten my load a bit as far as not packing breakfast stuff!
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #443
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About to lose my mind with excitement....four more sleeps and we are on the road!!! Hoping to arrive at SOG by about 2ish Sunday afternoon.

Quick question...if my dad (military retiree, ressies in his name) isn't there when we arrive, can we even park in the garage or use the pool? I'm betting no, so I'm wondering if we need to adjust our departure time. It's pretty fluid right now, as my parents will be in Gainesville GA and leaving there "somewhere around 7-8am Sunday" to head for Orlando, so I'm guessing they won't arrive until 3ish? We were hoping to arrive about 2, I know check in isn't until 3 but that would give us a bit of relaxing time by the pool first...but if they won't let us even use the pool or anything, then we may leave later Saturday night. After driving all night, I know DH would NOT be happy to sit in that van one more minute longer than he needs to.
You might want to check with shades regarding this. We are flying down and my parents are driving. Theres a chance they wont be there for check in, but arriving w/in a few hours of us. He told shades this and they emailed him a paper for us that allows us to check into our room if he isnt there yet. It's our reservation confirmation for our room only.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #444
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Cool Jr. Suite Locations in SoG?

Booked our reservation for June 2013 last week and then this week upgraded to a Jr. Suite. I was able to locate the resort room map, now my question is what are the room numbers for the Jr. Suites? Are they all located in the "new" wing? On the map all the rooms in the old wing look to be the same size but there are "angled" rooms in the new wing that look larger. Are there any Jr. Suites near pools? Next year is my 25th anniversary and I am trying to do all I can to make this my wife's best disney trip ever. Last time we were there the kids were 9 and 7. Now they will be 21 and 19 (Hence the Jr. Suite!)
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #445
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Now if I cold just figure out how to make the ticker work....
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Now if I cold just figure out how to make the ticker work....
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copy and paste that into your signature section of your user CP but take out the spaces between the brackets and the URL
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Got it to work! Thanks!
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Booked our reservation for June 2013 last week and then this week upgraded to a Jr. Suite. I was able to locate the resort room map, now my question is what are the room numbers for the Jr. Suites? Are they all located in the "new" wing? On the map all the rooms in the old wing look to be the same size but there are "angled" rooms in the new wing that look larger. Are there any Jr. Suites near pools? Next year is my 25th anniversary and I am trying to do all I can to make this my wife's best disney trip ever. Last time we were there the kids were 9 and 7. Now they will be 21 and 19 (Hence the Jr. Suite!)
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I was under the impression that the angled ones were the handicapped accessible rooms. I think I saw they were bigger and asked for one of those and that was the answer. Pretty sure a suite is 147 & 148 in the new wing. you can see how they have an extra entry area.
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Room 121 (third floor) of the old wing looks huge.
I was wrong. The wedge shaped room 5115 and the 4 below are suites.
121 is the only suite in the old wing.
I called and asked. At first he said he couldn't give room numbers???
I'm not asking who's in them just asking which room numbers ae the suites.
After asking his manager I guess it was ok to share.
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According to the SoG web site there are 5 junior suites and 6 larger suites, but I sure can't find them on the map.
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