So much to comment on- but first I thought I'd give you a Disney fan's perspective of Shade of Green, since you are eligible to stay there. It is a nice resort. Its pretty on the outside, its very well kept up, and its a great location. You can walk to the Poly and take only Disney transportation (which is primarily what I've done), but it isn't a short walk, more like 15 or so minutes. Shades does have its own transportation, but its on a set schedule and not very convenient. Its also nice because there is a starbucks cart (yay good coffee!), and the food there is very inexpensive. If you are looking for a cheap breakfast buffet around property, you can't do better than Shades. The rooms are also HUGE, which is a big plus, just as large as those at the Poly. You get EMH, but you don't get package shipping or a KTTWC. The resort also does not have a Disney feel at all, its more like a swan or dolphin. It also has a lot of military people, which is pretty obvious, but we don't stay there because DH likes to get away from all that while on vacation. I've stayed there solo and had a great trip, depending on the season and the AP discounts, I've gotten it cheaper than the All Stars. I think the big appeal is for larger families, since it is WAY less than a deluxe, you're on property, and you can sleep 5. Anyway- I'm sorry your day was not as productive as you planned. I completely understand, I never feel like I get half as much done as I would like. I'm glad you ended up finding food you liked at Biergarten, I know you were concerned about that! I would also have gotten frustrated at going back to the room to relax, I would feel like I had spent so much time traveling back and forth and not getting much actual relaxing done. Aria is super cute in all her pictures, I love seeing all her outfits! I'm glad she really enjoyed the Seas and Turtle talk, and awesome that she was so good at all the restaurants! It gives me hope for this baby!