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Old 08-17-2012, 10:41 PM   #631
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I'm interested in ordering pizza from outside vendor, as well. Any more info on this?
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #632
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Unless its changed recently, I believe if you order pizza from an outside vendor I think you need to meet them at the guard station.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #633
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Here's the latest infro from Steve @ Military Disney Tips....note the dates!

http://www.militarydisneytips.com/bl...s-august-2013/
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #634
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I need someone to help me talk myself out of this (but this might be like asking crack addicts to stop me from using crack lol ) but here goes...

we arrive Tuesday at 10:00 at MCO. Pick up rental, make a brief pit stop to pick up water and snacks, check in at SOG(but assume room is not going to be ready). We have ADRs at 6 at Grand Floridian for the cinderella character meal. We do need to activate our tickets at some point.

We're only there until the following monday. So 4 park days, 1 water park day. Monday will be a late breakfast, check out, DTD, lunch, airport for 7pm flight.

Would it really make ANY sense at all to waste $81 (or whatever it is) for 4 one day tickets JUST so we could go the MK for a few hours in the afternoon and then a few hours after dinner. Someone tell me it's stupid.

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Want me to find your room number and tell you it's STUPID!! I think you have full plan.. Breathe.. Good plan... save your money for some good BEER! 12 hrs to go for me.....UP at 3am tomorrow.. plane at 6am.. Guess I am the stupid one
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #635
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Want me to find your room number and tell you it's STUPID!! I think you have full plan.. Breathe.. Good plan... save your money for some good BEER! 12 hrs to go for me.....UP at 3am tomorrow.. plane at 6am.. Guess I am the stupid one
hahah. Thank you! I managed to talk myself out of it this morning anyway. We'll pool it during the afternoon. Change for dinner. Pool it after dinner and get to bed. We also have a VERY early flight on Tuesday so we'll be up at 3am that morning as well. We'll probably be ready for bed by 8 anyway hahah!

As for you, you should be in bed already LOL.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #636
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Hi everyone. I will be staying at SOG in Sept 2012 with a friend who is retired military. I have a question about the Water Park Fund & More Option that can be added to the 4 day Disney's Armed Forces Salute Tickets. With these tickets, can you go to the Water Parks, etc. on a day in addition to your 4 Park days? Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #637
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Hi everyone. I will be staying at SOG in Sept 2012 with a friend who is retired military. I have a question about the Water Park Fund & More Option that can be added to the 4 day Disney's Armed Forces Salute Tickets. With these tickets, can you go to the Water Parks, etc. on a day in addition to your 4 Park days? Thanks.
yes. Think of it as two separate sets of tickets:

4 days of entries into the major parks
4 entries into the Water Parks and Disney Quest
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #638
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yes. Think of it as two separate sets of tickets:

4 days of entries into the major parks
4 entries into the Water Parks and Disney Quest
Oh, that's great!! Thank you so much for your response. We were afraid we would need to use a park day to go to the Water Park. We will actually be at SOG for 7 nights, so now we have other things we can do on days we are not at the parks.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #639
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I have read good things about the pizza that Shades has for delivery so you may not have to order from an outside vendor. Maybe someone has tried it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #640
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I have read good things about the pizza that Shades has for delivery so you may not have to order from an outside vendor. Maybe someone has tried it.
We have ordered the cheese pizza from SOG since 1999 and it has not changed (last visit was 3 years ago). Our son likes it, but my husband and I find it to have a very strong garlic flavor and can't eat it. It is all a matter of preference.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #641
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Hi. I've booked a SOG stay for October. Cannot wait!!! I hope it's OK to ask one of you pros a couple of questions.

1. Are coffeemakers the Mr Coffee kind and is the coffee provided?

2. Are the fridges big enough to hold a half-gallon milk jug? We like to do cereal for breakfast in the room and just want to figure out if that's feasible. I assume we'd need to bring disposable bowls/utensils with us, right? We'll be doing a Publix run before we check in for fruit and such. Just want to make sure we're covered.

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Just back from an amazing 9 day vacation at SoG. In response to the above questions:

1. The coffee makers are the Mr. Coffee kind and the coffee is provided, but isn't great quality, IMHO. Next time we'll bring our own. We used the Java Cafe a lot, which gets pricey.

2. The fridges are dorm-type fridges, but they seem to hold a lot. We were able to put in our fridge:
--a half-gallon of milk;
--a half-gallon of grapefruit juice;
--a half-gallon of orange-pineapple juice (my kids' favorite, which we always get on vacation);
--a large container of yogurt;
--a large container of cottage cheese;
--a bag of cherries;
--a small container of blueberries;
--a box of fudge (don't judge me--I'm on vacation!).
So as you can see, with some creative stacking it can hold quite a bit.

Some other thoughts on our trip:

--Service was exceptional, as always. Front desk and bell services were awesome, and the restaurant staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Ordered room-service pizza once and they delivered ahead of schedule and made sure we had paper plates/napkins/etc. Great job.
--Having said that, I'd say food quality was adequate at best. We ate at the Garden Gallery twice, and I'd say it tasted like "MWR food," if you know what I mean--the type of food they serve at our local Leaders Club. Not bad, just not really special in any way. The convenience, price and service quality helped.
--Pool refurb: There was no sign of any imminent refurb. No prep work outside, no signage, staff didn't know anything. During our stay I got an email response to a question I'd sent off before we left, and they basically said it would happen sometime in the future but no dates had been set and they still had to hire a contractor. If they haven't even hired a contractor yet, my guess is they're a few months off from beginning work.
--We had Room 149, which was nicely located between the 2 pools. Our patio opened out to the Mill Pond pool, but we only went there once because the water was HOT! It felt like the water temp was in the 90s, and that wasn't especially refreshing after a day in the parks. We spent most of our time in the Magnolia Pool, where we like to enjoy the hot tub to ease the soreness from walking the parks, and the pool temp was more reasonable. It was busier than we had seen in the past, but not crowded.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:02 PM   #642
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Thanks for the info. I would never judge. Fudge is it's own food group. ;-)
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #643
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Hi all!! Here At SOG now. Yesterday was an exhausting whirlwind. Went to dtd last night And had amazing sandwich from EoS!!! Then did part of mk today!! I will do a tr when i get home after weekend.
Just wanted to let you all know the AAFES says construction fall 2012. Opening spring 2013. As of yet I didnt see signs of pool construction. But i havent gotten a good look at the magnolia pool yet as it started pouring when i went over.
i will try to update y'all more at a later time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:39 AM   #644
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Here now too. I haven't explored much other than to check in but it was so easy to get our tickets in advance.

I will take a picture of the aafes sign later today which shows a big map of the new location. My peeps are just waking up so we're off for our first day of fun.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:40 AM   #645
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Oh and free in room WiFi is nice.
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