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Old 07-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #1426
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We've never stayed at Shades of Green-just POR but Disney keeps raising their prices and between Disney rates and the furlough, this looks like a good 2nd option.

I have a few questions:

1. Are they putting in a slide at the pool and when?? Is the pool heated? - I don't think that they are putting in a slide in the Magnolia pool. I don't know the plans for the Millpond (Mickey) pool. In Dec 06, they were not heated.
From the SOG FAQs "Our pools are outdoors, however, they are heated and can be enjoyed throughout the year." I would go with smhogar who was there


2. Do the room fees listed online include the tax or is that price before taxes? We would qualify for the $130 per night rate-is that the price or are taxes added on? - No taxes at SOG

3. How much $$$$ would airport transportation from MCO cost for a family of 2 adults and one child? - I rent a car which cost 5.00 a day to park at SOG.
We use a towncar service. The rate is $110 roundtrip plus tip.
4. It seems they have a quick service place. I understand their food is not Disney food but am curious if the quick service can accommodate a child with gluten allergy? Has anyone had experience with this at shades? - - No experience with food allergies.

5. Is there a playground?? Other activities for children? We have a 7year old. - There is a playground near the Millpond (Mickey) pool which is near Evergreens/Luckys. I don't know how this area will be affected when the renovations to that pool are in progress.

There is the arcades and the Family technology room that has Wii etc...

6. My last silly question.....Are the bedspreads/comforters still the floral pattern that is shown on their website?? Or have those been updated? - Ok, I was just there July 10 - 18, you would think that I would remember. I remember I green bedspread not floral and I don't have any pics of the room.
If you go to the SOG "book now" there are pictures that look updated. White comfortors with the the faux blanket at the foot (like a lot of hotels are doing) and a decorative pillow.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #1427
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If you go to the SOG "book now" there are pictures that look updated. White comfortors with the the faux blanket at the foot (like a lot of hotels are doing) and a decorative pillow.
I can't seem to find these pictures. I was on the SOG website and went through all of the pages and didn't see the updated pics. Can anyone help lead me in the right way I would love to see updated pics of the rooms. Thank you!!! 22 days til I'm there!!!
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You have to go through the step to book a room. After you put in dates and click "check availability" you will get your "Available rooms and rates". Click on any one.
It's just the bedding that looks new.
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You have to go through the step to book a room. After you put in dates and click "check availability" you will get your "Available rooms and rates". Click on any one.
It's just the bedding that looks new.
Thank you so much!!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #1430
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Anyone know if they sell prepaid Visa/Master Card/American Express cards at the SoG AAFES?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #1431
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:21 PM   #1433
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We'll be at SOG in 39 days if I counted right!

We went last September and are returning again this year
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We're down to 16 days! It's getting to be crunch time!
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #1435
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17 days here! It can't come fast enough!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #1436
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I'm itching for another trip. Might have to plan a rare off season long weekend.... just itching to go.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #1437
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196 days till our next Shades trip.. However, 2 weeks until our Disneyland trip and coveted lunch reservation at "Club 33".
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #1438
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We'll be at SOG in 39 days if I counted right!

We went last September and are returning again this year
This is our first September trip. Well, the first in many, many years. How was it last year? Crowd levels? Weather?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #1439
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So excited! I will be back at Shades on Monday! Can't wait to see all the new renovations And this time I scheduled some pool time! !
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #1440
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This is our first September trip. Well, the first in many, many years. How was it last year? Crowd levels? Weather?
We went last year (always go in Sept.), and if it's been "many, many" years since you went in September, it will be busier than you remember but still low crowds by Disney standards. Get an early start, and you should do fine. The weather was HOT with just a few showers. Be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks.
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