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Old 05-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #1216
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Sniff! Every time I come back and start posting over here, I get nostalgic for SOG and want to change the reservations for our next trip. Unfortunately, it isn't practical this time, but I am excited to plan a 2014/2015 SOG stay
I know. I don't have a trip planned right now, so all of the talk makes me sad.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #1217
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1) yes, you still have to pay to park at SOG. Do not recall the daily parking rate though at this moment. Nothing you can do about it though.
2) Yes, EMH still allowed for SOG
3) Don't know.
4) the previous poster is incorrect. SOG guests noq have to pay for parking at all the parks.
Sorry, guess they changed this or I'm not thinking right. I hardly ever do this anymore just use the resort transportion..
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #1218
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Ok, I tried reading through the pages of info here, and am not finding the answer to these couple things. The answers are probably here - I'm just having wayyy too much fun reading these threads and should be getting ready for work!

We are in WDW and staying at SOG for 10 days in July. Yeah!

We've stayed at SOG several times before, so I mostly know what to expect, but am wondering:

1) Parking is still $6 a night, correct? My older daughter is meeting us there as she is working this summer in Savannah, GA. Will she be able to park at SOG? We will have our rental car. Is there a cheaper option? Her car will just be sitting doing nothing for the 10 days we are there. Would love to save the $60!

2) SOG guests can still do EMH, correct? Please, please say, "yes"! We love our extra-late nights in the parks!

3) Anyone use the spa services that can share how it compared to other places you've been? Thinking of treating my two daughters to a massage, but a little apprehensive about how worth it it would be.

4) Do SOG guests have to pay to park their car in the Disney park lots? For awhile we didn't, then on one vaca we did.... just trying to plan ahead for those kinds of expenses.


Thank you!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!

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1) Parking is $5 a nite
2) Yes to EMH
3) Sorry don't know
4)Parking at the parks is no longer free for SOG guests.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #1219
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Just stayed last weekend
1) Parking is $5 a nite
2) Yes to EMH
3) Sorry don't know
4)Parking at the parks is no longer free for SOG guests.
Sad that they changed the free parking at the parks.. Don't see any difference in SOG and any other resort.. wonder why they done this????
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #1220
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I can answer the spa question- we had massages there in November. It wasn't one of the best I've had but it was better than most. I liked mine better than my husband liked his.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #1221
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Sad that they changed the free parking at the parks.. Don't see any difference in SOG and any other resort.. wonder why they done this????
I don't know. If I recall, it's been about 2 years or so. We generally don't have a car so I never really paid it any attention, but this last trip we did. In the end, we didn't take it to any parks, just DTD & Boardwalk and a few resorts.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #1222
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Sad that they changed the free parking at the parks.. Don't see any difference in SOG and any other resort.. wonder why they done this????
They changed it a while ago. Disney decides this and they do not own SOG. This is not a decision by SOG.

We bring our car on the auto train and just park it at SOG. We take Disney and SOG transportation everywhere we need to go, so no biggie.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #1223
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Ok, I tried reading through the pages of info here, and am not finding the answer to these couple things. The answers are probably here - I'm just having wayyy too much fun reading these threads and should be getting ready for work!

We are in WDW and staying at SOG for 10 days in July. Yeah!

We've stayed at SOG several times before, so I mostly know what to expect, but am wondering:

1) Parking is still $6 a night, correct? My older daughter is meeting us there as she is working this summer in Savannah, GA. Will she be able to park at SOG? We will have our rental car. Is there a cheaper option? Her car will just be sitting doing nothing for the 10 days we are there. Would love to save the $60!

2) SOG guests can still do EMH, correct? Please, please say, "yes"! We love our extra-late nights in the parks!

3) Anyone use the spa services that can share how it compared to other places you've been? Thinking of treating my two daughters to a massage, but a little apprehensive about how worth it would be.

4) Do SOG guests have to pay to park their car in the Disney park lots? For awhile we didn't, then on one vaca we did.... just trying to plan ahead for those kinds of expenses.


Thank you!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!

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1) When we were there a year ago, it was $5 a night.
2) Yup. EMH is still a go for us.
3) Never used the spa.
4) The only park you do not have to pay to park is the Magic Kingdom. Which is kinda silly since Shades is within walking distance to MK. But all other parks, yes, you do have to pay. I think it is either $16 or $20. I can't remember.

Hope this helps. Have a blast!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:14 AM   #1224
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I don't know. If I recall, it's been about 2 years or so. We generally don't have a car so I never really paid it any attention, but this last trip we did. In the end, we didn't take it to any parks, just DTD & Boardwalk and a few resorts.
I remember in 2010 you had to pay for parking at the parks...but at that time you could get into the MK/TTC lot because it is the same drive you use to get to SOG. Do not know if they have closed that loop hole or not.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #1225
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We went in 2011.. and stayed SOG.. I guess we never drove to any park. I know in the past we had and it wasn't a issue... Oh Well.... I guess we wont be driving to any parks in the future and parking.. Good ole Disney transportation...
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:20 AM   #1226
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So we have no idea on the spa LOL. I just never have time to get there, I don't want to waste time. Years ago when our family was there for 2 weeks (I think it was 2003 when we were housed at Contemporary) my mom and I did pedicures up in the contemporary's spa. It was just a pedicure. Nothing over the top great.

Does anyone remember the year they had mini massages out by the pool? I thought at that time wished they had mini foot spas out there too. I would have totally paid for a foot/leg massage after a day in the park.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #1227
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Being a Shades of Green resort guest are we allowed on the disney buses to other resorts? I would love to visit the Boardwalk and AoA resorts and not sure how to get there. Thank you for the help!!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #1228
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Being a Shades of Green resort guest are we allowed on the disney buses to other resorts? I would love to visit the Boardwalk and AoA resorts and not sure how to get there. Thank you for the help!!!
Take the SOG bus to TTC or to one of the theme parks and get on the resort bus you want to visit.
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Being a Shades of Green resort guest are we allowed on the disney buses to other resorts? I would love to visit the Boardwalk and AoA resorts and not sure how to get there. Thank you for the help!!!
You can ride the buses/WDW transportation anywhere they go. We like to visit a different resort everytime we're there. This trip we hope to check out Wilderness Lodge on our arrival day. We'll just walk to the Poly, jump on the monorail and catch the boat from MK to WL. We've visited all the monorail resorts and have been to FW, so this trip I'd like to try to see AK as well as WL. We use WDW transportation a lot more than we use SOG's.
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We resort hop to look around too. Last time we were leaving AK and caught the Art of Animation bus to check it out. Then got on their bus to whatever park we were hopping. Year before we had a ressie at AK/Boma and just went to DTD and got on the AK bus. Getting there was easy, leaving was painful. A bus to DTD never came! Finally a bus pulled up that said TTC and we begged a ride back to TTC from him. What a nice guy!! One good thing about Shades buses... you know what time they show up.
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