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  1. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    1. The return trip with Tiffany was fine, they were about 5 minutes late (which was OK with us), I didn't get our return driver's name, but it was a female. The one thing I did notice, although I've only used Tiffany twice (the first time was 5 year ago and I don't remember the specifics), but Tiffany picked us up in a very, very nice (I think, new) town car, because you pay when they drop you at the hotel... the car they picked us up in wasn't quite as nice inside (outside was fine), but you could tell it was very used. I don't know if this is standard, or it just happened to us that way. Both times, the drivers were very courteous and helpful.

    2. yes, we did walk back from the poly quite often... at least 5 times. Most of the time, crossing the street wasn't a problem - most cars will stop for pedestrians in the cross walk. However, there were 2 times that cars just sped right by us, obviously not doing the speed limit - the others behind them did stop to let us cross. Most of the time, the traffic wasn't bad at all, and there were no cars coming, so it was easy to cross.

    Hope that helps, if you have any other questions, just let me know... I am just dying to plan another trip - this one was so awesome, all of us just want to go back to badly.

    D~
     
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  3. princessesrule4

    princessesrule4 <font color=darkorchid>Nope, it's your imagination

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    Thanks for your report! Sounds like you had a great time!:)
     
  4. TBDave

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    Just got back yesterday from out second stay at the SOG. Both times we've been in the new building, so I can't compare it to the old section.

    If you have a car, pick the new section. The parking garage is right off the new building. It's a long, long walk to the old section. If you're young and have unlimited energy, it might not bother you. But it's the main reason we request the new building.

    Both stays, our room has been low numbers in the new building. So we were right near the parking garage and elevators, and basically everyone on our floor had to walk past our room. We didn't have any problem with hallway noise.
     
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  6. KatRob

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    Thanks for that updated info. I swear I have the page and post number of your first scans burned into my memory.
     
  7. KatRob

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    Christmas guests

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    Okay, I'll add to this and move it around as you let me know:

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  8. mom2jcc

    mom2jcc Castle Suite Memories Forever!

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    TBDAVE, thanks for the updated info. I enjoyed reading through it all.
     
  9. Sleepy

    Sleepy <font color=royalblue>I'll have to remember that o

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    I second that. :goodvibes
     
  10. TBDave

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    I should give you a heads up on the internet at SOG. Here's the info from the SOG Newsletter:

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    Last time we visited (Jan 2008), they had a wired connection in each room. You'd get a ethernet wire from the front desk. So you could only use the internet in your room, and due to the short wires, you basically had to use it at the small round table.

    Now they have wireless internet throughout the entire hotel. They sell little business cards like this with a 24-hour access code:

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    We bought 5 cards at check-in ($6.95 each) for the length of our stay. For some reason, I only used one of them. My access was never shut off.

    So you might want to buy each card as you need them, instead of buying a bunch at one time.

    The wifi sucks. Very slow, almost dial-up speed. Some times it would burst, and pages would come up instantly. Other times it would time-out. And I had a great connection (always 4-5 bars). So that was a bit frustrating. Don't bother trying to download or upload any large files.
     
  11. Poohbeck

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    We have an 8am ADR at AK on one of our days at WDW. Will we be able to use a bus or should be get a taxi? Will SOG help us secure a taxi?
    Thanks.
     
  12. Sleepy

    Sleepy <font color=royalblue>I'll have to remember that o

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    :thumbsup2 You have definitely answered a lot of questions with your last few posts. Good to see internet is wireless in the rooms now.
     
  13. mom2jcc

    mom2jcc Castle Suite Memories Forever!

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    Do the Starbucks coffee stand and the Express Cafe (the place to grab quick breakfast items, etc.) take Visa?
     
  14. Bay Hill

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    >>Do the Starbucks coffee stand and the Express Cafe (the place to grab quick breakfast items, etc.) take Visa?<<


    I believe they do accept CC's. I just rather charge to my room.
     
  15. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    Yes, both take Visa and Matercard... DH has Visa I have MC and both were used at both places during our stay.

    D~
     
  16. mom2jcc

    mom2jcc Castle Suite Memories Forever!

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    Ok, thanks!
    Other than SOG purchases WDW purchases cannot be charged to our room keys, correct? This is where I get confused. I know purchases can be delivered to SOG since my neighbor did this earlier this year. But, I am thinking you can't actually charge those purchases to the room.:upsidedow
     
  17. ntsammy5

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    Correct!
     
  18. Maine-iac

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    Welcome home DMGeurts! Glad you had a good trip. Shouldn't Seabee be back by now?
     
  19. dnroach

    dnroach Freezin' in DE

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    I asked a couple days ago, but I thought I'd ask again. I'm not sure where else to ask this, but does anyone know where the ADA (accessible) rooms are located at SOG?

    I'm hoping they are close to the parking garage and/or the shuttle pick up. My mom is very nervous as it is the first time we have been back to WDW since she began using a wheelchair, and I just want her to be comfortable.

    Thaks for your help.
     
  20. Maine-iac

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    The site map does not indicate which rooms are ADA. The website says only that they are found throughout the resort. You could call them.
     
  21. KatRob

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    I would call or e-mail them about it. They answer e-mail very quickly, but if you call and speak with a reservation agent, they should be able to tell you exactly. And they can specify ADA rooms on the reservation. I know everything is a "request" but that certainly does not fall into that category. Matter of fact, once I requested not to be put past a certain room number and was told "I'll just put you down for a handicap accessible room." I said no thank you, I just didn't like the back of the building.

    Those halls get very long at the end of the day.:rotfl:
     
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