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Old 04-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #1156
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Does anyone have updated info on the buses? The very first post has the schedule from 2010 and states that the buses leave for each park once per hour beginning a half an hour before the park opens. Is this still the case? It sounds like the buses would be very crowded and that you might not be able to get on the bus you want. Is this true?

I know there is a walkway to the Ploy but how far is it to walk from Shades of Green to the Poly?

About the Poly - Check out post 1108 on page 74.

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Old 05-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #1157
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Does anyone know when you book if you have to pay the full amount? Thanks
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #1158
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No you don't have to pay the full amount just the cost of one nights stay for however many rooms you have I believe. Definitely not the full amount though.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #1159
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Great! Thanks so much!
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #1160
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We just called to add an extra night and were offered breakfast every morning for $12 more/night. We took it. We figure even if we eat elsewhere a couple of times, it's worth it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #1161
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Does anyone know when you book if you have to pay the full amount? Thanks


When you book you pay one nights stay per room the rest is due at check in! :
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #1162
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Does anyone know if we can buy tickets to the MNSSHP at Shades?
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #1163
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Does anyone know if we can buy tickets to the MNSSHP at Shades?
Nope. You can't. I've ordered online from Disney. Have fun at the party!!
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #1164
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Several years ago, we purchased ours at City Hall in the Magic Kingdom.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:36 PM   #1165
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We just returned on Friday from our first stay ever at SOG. I must say we will NEVER stay any place else again! We were beyond impressed!!!! Simply beautiful and VERY clean!
Also, one thing we would change is we were asked if we wanted the dining plan added for the hotel upon check in and after reading the reviews on here we said no. BIG mistake. We loved the buffet and all the offerings we will defintely save MAJOR money by eating there more on our next trip!!!
I asked upon check in for a room close to the buses and a nice view. He told me he could give me close but the view was a construction view...kinda bummed but I took it and he gave us a GREAT discount on each nights stay as well!!!

So if it's your first stay you will not be disappointed!! We also met several families and met with some to have lunch one day!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:03 AM   #1166
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We just returned on Friday from our first stay ever at SOG. I must say we will NEVER stay any place else again! We were beyond impressed!!!! Simply beautiful and VERY clean!
Also, one thing we would change is we were asked if we wanted the dining plan added for the hotel upon check in and after reading the reviews on here we said no. BIG mistake. We loved the buffet and all the offerings we will defintely save MAJOR money by eating there more on our next trip!!!
I asked upon check in for a room close to the buses and a nice view. He told me he could give me close but the view was a construction view...kinda bummed but I took it and he gave us a GREAT discount on each nights stay as well!!!

So if it's your first stay you will not be disappointed!! We also met several families and met with some to have lunch one day!!
This is great to hear. We are having our first SOG stay in December and I'm looking forward to it/have been a little nervous about it, but this made me feel better!
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:42 AM   #1167
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So glad you enjoyed it KyWildcatGirl! I really is such a great bonus for us all to have SOG. No, it's not the same as being in an actual "disney" resort hotel, but what it lacks it makes up for in so many other ways.

Could you post more about the foods at the buffets? Most of us have had terrible experiences with it (other than breakfast) so I'm curious to know if there have been significant improvements.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:50 PM   #1168
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This is great to hear. We are having our first SOG stay in December and I'm looking forward to it/have been a little nervous about it, but this made me feel better!
Not to worry...We haven't stayed at a Disney hotel again since we first stayed at SOG. We will ALWAYS be staying at SOG. It is amazing! Clean, quiet, convienent but with a feel of seclusion because of the golf courses. A bit apart from all the madness.

As to it not being "Disney enough" - We don't need to be saturated in Disney 24/7. Overstimulating the kids nonstop wherever we go for ten days is not my idea of a vacation. Even if you have no little munchkins in your group, at the POP, Art of Animation and other kid themed resorts, you are constantly bombarded by other family's overstimulated munchkins. SOG seems to calm them a little. "a little" It certainly calms me. The only Disney Resort that came close was POFQ. SOG has MUCH larger rooms and costs less. What's not to love?

And did you know? SOG has the only Micky head shaped pool on the property.

So go...and enjoy!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #1169
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Not to worry...We haven't stayed at a Disney hotel again since we first stayed at SOG. We will ALWAYS be staying at SOG. It is amazing! Clean, quiet, convienent but with a feel of seclusion because of the golf courses. A bit apart from all the madness.

As to it not being "Disney enough" - We don't need to be saturated in Disney 24/7. Overstimulating the kids nonstop wherever we go for ten days is not my idea of a vacation. Even if you have no little munchkins in your group, at the POP, Art of Animation and other kid themed resorts, you are constantly bombarded by other family's overstimulated munchkins. SOG seems to calm them a little. "a little" It certainly calms me. The only Disney Resort that came close was POFQ. SOG has MUCH larger rooms and costs less. What's not to love?

And did you know? SOG has the only Micky head shaped pool on the property.

So go...and enjoy!
I agree with everything you said.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:43 PM   #1170
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We are looking forward to our stay in December. We have not stayed at SOG for several years. Thanks so much for letting us know about the food. We have dinner and breakfast included with our stay in December (we took advantage of the "Deck the Palms" special) so I was excited to hear that the dinners have gotten better. I would also hear about some of the food that was offered especially the dinners. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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