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Old 08-22-2012, 06:21 AM   #646
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:18 AM   #647
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Oh and free in room WiFi is nice.
Free was nice--the level of connectivity, for us, was not. It was difficult to log in a lot of times, and once in we got kicked out a good bit, too. They need to make their system more robust, IMHO. But it's nice to see the effort at free wifi.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:24 AM   #648
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We have a ticket problem. We need tickets for Sept 28 thru Oct 1 - our trip spans the two military offers... one expires Sept 30 the other doesn't start until Oct 1 - any suggestions?

4 adults - 4 day hoppers...
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #649
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We have a ticket problem. We need tickets for Sept 28 thru Oct 1 - our trip spans the two military offers... one expires Sept 30 the other doesn't start until Oct 1 - any suggestions?

4 adults - 4 day hoppers...
Well, what if you do 1 of the 4 day hoppers for each, that gives you 3 days covered, then purchase a regular 1 day base or hopper, that would be cheaper, probably. We did that once when we only needed 1 extra day. Buy it as Shades so you don't pay tax. Unless, you will be going back before the new promotion ticket expires on 9/30/2013.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #650
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Free was nice--the level of connectivity, for us, was not. It was difficult to log in a lot of times, and once in we got kicked out a good bit, too. They need to make their system more robust, IMHO. But it's nice to see the effort at free wifi.
Its funny. On my phone in getting booted constantly and connecting is off but on my tablet I'm fine. But, in he mk today I had the same issue connecting.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:58 PM   #651
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My phone has terrible connection, but I didn't have too many probs with my computer. I actually have to sit out on the balcony in order to talk on my phone. If I walk inside, it cuts out.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #652
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This last Easter I had absolutely no problems with the Wifi or my phone at Shades.. I wonder if it has anything to do with how close you are to the lobby? Our room was very close and on the same floor as the lobby. We did have problems our first year there when we were in the back of the resort (4 years ago) Not sure if this is the case but we have never had problems since we requested a room close to the lobby.. Just me thinking aloud..
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #653
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This last Easter I had absolutely no problems with the Wifi or my phone at Shades.. I wonder if it has anything to do with how close you are to the lobby? Our room was very close and on the same floor as the lobby. We did have problems our first year there when we were in the back of the resort (4 years ago) Not sure if this is the case but we have never had problems since we requested a room close to the lobby.. Just me thinking aloud..
Let me take that back.. We DID have problems on our last day with my cell now that I remember.. I figured it had something to do with the fact that we just switched to the IPhone.. (And Sprints sometimes sucky service.) I guess it must have been a Shades issue..
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #654
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In about 6 hours we will be heading out, very excited! I'll be tweeting about SOG and Disney if your interested follow me!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #655
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No new trip report chapter (sorry, I am soooooo behind), but I have posted some pics from my recent trip to upstate New York. If you are interested:
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #656
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Where is SOG in relation to other resorts?

Friends of ours will be staying at SOG 12/6-12/15/12. My family will also be down in Disney from 11/29-12/8/12 and staying at CBR. We would like to get together on 12/8 for breakfast if it's do-able, but I don't know the general area where it is located. What's nearby in terms of other resorts?

Our friends have plans to visit AK that day while we will be checking out. Originally, I was thinking of doing Whispering Canyon for breakfast b/c they were initially going to be staying at the FW cabins. But they changed that to SOG.
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Friends of ours will be staying at SOG 12/6-12/15/12. My family will also be down in Disney from 11/29-12/8/12 and staying at CBR. We would like to get together on 12/8 for breakfast if it's do-able, but I don't know the general area where it is located. What's nearby in terms of other resorts?

Our friends have plans to visit AK that day while we will be checking out. Originally, I was thinking of doing Whispering Canyon for breakfast b/c they were initially going to be staying at the FW cabins. But they changed that to SOG.

SoG is across from the Poly. CBR is in the DHS area, near Pop Century and Art of Animation area. CBR actually backs Pop Century
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Friends of ours will be staying at SOG 12/6-12/15/12. My family will also be down in Disney from 11/29-12/8/12 and staying at CBR. We would like to get together on 12/8 for breakfast if it's do-able, but I don't know the general area where it is located. What's nearby in terms of other resorts?
Walk across the street and have a nice breakfast at the Kona Cafe in the Poly.
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SoG isn't listed but its the resort in the middle of golf courses a, b & c.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #660
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Hear now and totally unpacked and settled in, we have a third floor room at the end of the hall facing the quite pool (but pretty much all we see is a tree and a little blue water), the locations not bad though just not my favorite. For some reason it's a lot louder at the quite pool than at the Mickey pool also seems busier at the quite pool (so, not necessarily quite). Anyway, we keep getting the same woman checking us in every year and she's not really helpful with room request or trying to help you change rooms so we decided we wouldn't mess with it. Though none of our requests were met when we checked in we did push for connecting rooms and got it so the rest will be perfectly fine.

The weather is nice right now not to warm, but the man who helped us with our bags said the rain is supposed to set in but the weekend so we will see. Even if it rains we will still do the parks and enjoy it.

Saw a sign for the aafes expansions "this fall" but absolutely no mention of the pool refurb.

So overall, so far so good! If you have any questions I can answer while I'm here I'll do my best.
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