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Old 04-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #1096
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I have read this whole thread. Good stuff! I saw a few posts about the palm suite, but was looking for more info. Does anyone know where they are located in the resort( what room numbers) also I saw someone say if more than 6 Adults were in the room an extra charge was applied. Anyone know what that charge is? Lastly anyone who has stayed since April 1 st have pool renovation information!? Thanks in advance!


Ohh I am considering taking a whole family (parents and in laws) vaca in two years... I got excited a little too early eh? Anyway I am wondering if anyone has taking children around age 4 and if you felt it was a good age for them to go.
The suites are located in the outer bend of the palm suite, if that makes sense, I think there are four floors of them all located there, on the inner bends you have the smaller suites, on all four floors. You have a huge suite for 14 people on the second floor only directly straight from lobby and on the outer part of building. The suites in Mongolia are at the start of the very back building, away from the Mickey pool on the outer wall facing the golf course, there are three there. Not sure if there are any more. As for an extra adult charge I think it is always $15/ extra adult. A four year old is a great age, although I think any age is. But a 4 yo will remember some of vacation and is still into the believing age, and also is old enough and tall enough for most rides.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #1097
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SoG ordering tickets

Sorry I can not read every post, legally blind here. We go in three weeks, I am hoping to order tickets early and have them ready at the desk. I have heard you can now do this. I have not recieved an email thru and when I called I was told they don't do that. I called back to the ticket place and left a message. We could go to base this week and try to get them there, but thought it would be easier to get them at SoG. If it matters we will be getting the myw/phwp&m 10 day tickets, not the promotional or the Stars and Stripes, although I want the Stars and Stripes we are there 12 days and want to at least be able to use the passes if not in park. Please help
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #1098
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Thank you! It's harder to find info on this resort than the other resorts. I am sure it's because not as many people are able to use SoG. I can get on YouTube and tour pretty much any room to any other resort. I may make a video tour for the room when I go for others who wonder about it. So thankful to have found this site!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #1099
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I have read this whole thread. Good stuff! I saw a few posts about the palm suite, but was looking for more info. Does anyone know where they are located in the resort( what room numbers) also I saw someone say if more than 6 Adults were in the room an extra charge was applied. Anyone know what that charge is? Lastly anyone who has stayed since April 1 st have pool renovation information!? Thanks in advance!


Ohh I am considering taking a whole family (parents and in laws) vaca in two years... I got excited a little too early eh? Anyway I am wondering if anyone has taking children around age 4 and if you felt it was a good age for them to go.
I have taken my son at age 1,3,&4 (yes, I'm obsessed) but I found that 4 was absolutely a magical age. This was last summer and he loved absolutely EVERYTHING from rides to shows to meeting characters. He was over his fears from the year before and still young enough to believe the magic!
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Thats helpful! I was worried because I didn't want to wait more than two years to go!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #1101
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #1102
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Shady shuttle ?

Hi, I have read on several different sites and such that you tip the shady shuttle man $1 per person. I am just wondering where this comes from, any ettiquette on such a tip. It does not seem like much, but for a family of 5, going back and forth this could be $20 a day or more. I don't want to be cheap but for a free amenity it seems high, but I'm not into tipping a lot since we live in a state that the minimum wage is high and the service is not great, so I usually do 10 to 15% top. And I am not afraid of walking I usually always do, but this trip I am still not sure if guide dog will be with me, if not then the shuttle is more appealing, also 100% dav is really starting to show his age but is refusing a scooter so his cane and legs could take the break.

Also, I have read this whole thread finally, read the last one also, and I would like to know if anyone has ever told Disney how bad the food is. My understanding is that SOG has a contract and they have specific rules and policies they have to follow. If SoG is not willing to change the food options and they are not up to Disney standards than maybe they can, just a thought because it is my understanding they have to keep the property up to Disney standards.

That being said, I personally do not think the food is as bad as people make it out to be. I have been to many Disney restaurants that had cold eggs, undercook bacon and muffins that where raw inside. Not to say that this undercook meal cost more than $25/person compared to the under $12 /per person at SoG. I admit that I have more experience with dlr than wdw but I have been to wdw twice now in 5 years, going again in a few weeks and I do not find there food amazing, I do not feel there food is priced accurate, come on I have seen what you get for $60 at CRT, so what I got a free picture or 2 minutes with three princesses, the food was awful, had to do it once, been there done it and never again, the castle is just not worth it, but others feel they need to go every time. I myself don't think Disney would lose that much to actually feed you enough food to leave feeling full after spending more than $60 a meal, not to count the dress and BBB that cost over $200. It is money making and I will say everyone should do it once, but come on, really people complain about SoG food that is at least price affordable, even if not the best. I have eating the morning and evening buffets, I can say they are slow and nothing to write home about but I have had way worse food at Disney, and paid a lot more for it. Anyway just a thought for those who have a complaint and not been heard, maybe if SoG can not change it, if it is not up to Disney standards maybe they are going against their contract and will be forced to change it. But remember if you want change it may cost to change.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #1103
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I have read this whole thread. Good stuff! I saw a few posts about the palm suite, but was looking for more info. Does anyone know where they are located in the resort( what room numbers) also I saw someone say if more than 6 Adults were in the room an extra charge was applied. Anyone know what that charge is? Lastly anyone who has stayed since April 1 st have pool renovation information!? Thanks in advance!


Ohh I am considering taking a whole family (parents and in laws) vaca in two years... I got excited a little too early eh? Anyway I am wondering if anyone has taking children around age 4 and if you felt it was a good age for them to go.
We have always paid $15 per adult per night for more than two adults. I recently made our reservations of December and it is still $15.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #1104
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Shades of green is way overcharging! Understatement[/QUOTE]

Shades of Green doesn't charge for rental cars.
But here's a National Car Rental deal with a desk at SOG.

Your Car:
Fullsize
4-Door/Automatic/Air
Chevrolet Impala
or similar

Pickup:
Shades Of Green (ORLR12)
1950 Magnolia Palm
Lake Buena Vista , FL 32830-8418
US
Thursday, April 25, 2013
10:00 AM
Dropoff:
Orlando Intl Arpt (MCOT01)
1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando , FL 32827-4399
US
Monday, May 6, 2013
8:30 PM


Estimated Total = $316.11 USD
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #1105
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Hi, I have read on several different sites and such that you tip the shady shuttle man $1 per person. I am just wondering where this comes from, any ettiquette on such a tip. It does not seem like much, but for a family of 5, going back and forth this could be $20 a day or more. I don't want to be cheap but for a free amenity it seems high, but I'm not into tipping a lot since we live in a state that the minimum wage is high and the service is not great, so I usually do 10 to 15% top. And I am not afraid of walking I usually always do, but this trip I am still not sure if guide dog will be with me, if not then the shuttle is more appealing, also 100% dav is really starting to show his age but is refusing a scooter so his cane and legs could take the break.

Also, I have read this whole thread finally, read the last one also, and I would like to know if anyone has ever told Disney how bad the food is. My understanding is that SOG has a contract and they have specific rules and policies they have to follow. If SoG is not willing to change the food options and they are not up to Disney standards than maybe they can, just a thought because it is my understanding they have to keep the property up to Disney standards.

That being said, I personally do not think the food is as bad as people make it out to be. I have been to many Disney restaurants that had cold eggs, undercook bacon and muffins that where raw inside. Not to say that this undercook meal cost more than $25/person compared to the under $12 /per person at SoG. I admit that I have more experience with dlr than wdw but I have been to wdw twice now in 5 years, going again in a few weeks and I do not find there food amazing, I do not feel there food is priced accurate, come on I have seen what you get for $60 at CRT, so what I got a free picture or 2 minutes with three princesses, the food was awful, had to do it once, been there done it and never again, the castle is just not worth it, but others feel they need to go every time. I myself don't think Disney would lose that much to actually feed you enough food to leave feeling full after spending more than $60 a meal, not to count the dress and BBB that cost over $200. It is money making and I will say everyone should do it once, but come on, really people complain about SoG food that is at least price affordable, even if not the best. I have eating the morning and evening buffets, I can say they are slow and nothing to write home about but I have had way worse food at Disney, and paid a lot more for it. Anyway just a thought for those who have a complaint and not been heard, maybe if SoG can not change it, if it is not up to Disney standards maybe they are going against their contract and will be forced to change it. But remember if you want change it may cost to change.
I always get $2 bills at my bank for tipping. I use them for maid service and the shuttle driver. It doesn't take any more effort on his part to drive 2 or to drive 5 in a trip. If we share a shuttle with someone not in "our" group both groups tip. That doesn't happen often...but it does happen. I tip employees that handle the luggage $1 a bag...now that's work.

SOG is owned by the DOD not Disney anymore...Disney has no say in the food they serve. However, I agree that "I have had way worse food at Disney". So even suggestions to SOG would be the pot calling the kettle black.

I personally have no problem with the SOG buffet breakfast...there is plenty of choice for everyone, and they have always done a good omelet for my DH. Dinner is OK but nothing to shout about. Like a lot of Disney food.

But then, we don't go to Disney for the food. It it just something we have to do while we are there.
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I always get $2 bills at my bank for tipping. I use them for maid service and the shuttle driver. It doesn't take any more effort on his part to drive 2 or to drive 5 in a trip. If we share a shuttle with someone not in "our" group both groups tip. That doesn't happen often...but it does happen. I tip employees that handle the luggage $1 a bag...now that's work.

SOG is owned by the DOD not Disney anymore...Disney has no say in the food they serve. However, I agree that "I have had way worse food at Disney". So even suggestions to SOG would be the pot calling the kettle black.

I personally have no problem with the SOG buffet breakfast...there is plenty of choice for everyone, and they have always done a good omelet for my DH. Dinner is OK but nothing to shout about. Like a lot of Disney food.

But then, we don't go to Disney for the food. It it just something we have to do while we are there.
Agree!!
And I would use the buses more often than going back and forth twice a day to the Poly. The buses are great if you plan your time accordingly.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:53 PM   #1107
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First timer questions

Will be staying at SOG in Sept- never been there, so have a few questions. Would appreciate any info you all have.

1. Do they provide pool towels, or do I need to pack our beach towels from home?

2. Are there fridges in the room? Mini or half size? freezer?

3. How easy is the path to the Polynesian to use? I have heard varying comments...some say quick 10 min walk, some say minimum of 15 min. I have heard it is a quick easy path, others have said it is a long, windy way and crosses a highway?

4. Can you get real coffee? I have heard lots of places in Disney use instant nescafe

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Will be staying at SOG in Sept- never been there, so have a few questions. Would appreciate any info you all have.

1. Do they provide pool towels, or do I need to pack our beach towels from home?

2. Are there fridges in the room? Mini or half size? freezer?

3. How easy is the path to the Polynesian to use? I have heard varying comments...some say quick 10 min walk, some say minimum of 15 min. I have heard it is a quick easy path, others have said it is a long, windy way and crosses a highway?

4. Can you get real coffee? I have heard lots of places in Disney use instant nescafe

Thanks!


1. They have pool towels, you do not need to bring your own.

2. Check here for image of fridge http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Sh...Fridge_jpg.htm

3. The path you take to the Poly is next to the drive up to SOG. It is a pretty walk, and took us about 10 minutes. We went not long after I had had knee surgery, so we were not walking fast...just an average pace...and enjoying the walk. DD took a lot of pictures. SOG is across the street from the Poly, so you have to cross the street. It is not a highway. It is a pretty straight shot to the Poly, but once you get there you have to navigate their property a bit. Signs are clear. Check here for a map and pictures...http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Sh...sian-walk.html

4. I do not know about the coffee in the rooms. My DH is a coffee snob, so we never use the coffee in the room. He gets his from the Express Cafe downstairs on the way to the bus. They make a good sandwich too.

Hope this helps. Have a Great Trip!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:58 AM   #1109
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I second the walk to poly is very short and peaceful. Have you stayed anywhere else on property, we stayed POR, and was in a prefered room and the walk to the bus was almost as long, we stayed in one of the mansions and the walk seemed twice as long from the mansion to the bus than from SoG to poly. We have also been to contemporary and the walk to mk from there is about as long if not longer and not as peaceful and pretty. My guide dog and me can do the walk in about 7 minutes. If we are all together and talking and pointing out the alligator than 10 minutes. If you get the shady shuttle it takes about 5 minutes.

I don't like the coffee in the room, but I don't usually like any hotel room coffee, to bitter and fake cream. But they do have a Starbucks cart which is reasonably priced. I wake up two hours before others so I get a coffee and sit in lobby for an hour or so for peace.

Towels yes, fridge mini.
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1. They have pool towels, you do not need to bring your own.

2. Check here for image of fridge http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Sh...Fridge_jpg.htm

3. The path you take to the Poly is next to the drive up to SOG. It is a pretty walk, and took us about 10 minutes. We went not long after I had had knee surgery, so we were not walking fast...just an average pace...and enjoying the walk. DD took a lot of pictures. SOG is across the street from the Poly, so you have to cross the street. It is not a highway. It is a pretty straight shot to the Poly, but once you get there you have to navigate their property a bit. Signs are clear. Check here for a map and pictures...http://www.militarydisneytips.com/Sh...sian-walk.html

4. I do not know about the coffee in the rooms. My DH is a coffee snob, so we never use the coffee in the room. He gets his from the Express Cafe downstairs on the way to the bus. They make a good sandwich too.

Hope this helps. Have a Great Trip!!
At Java Cafe (Which is located next to the Exchange) You can get Starbucks coffee..
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