The NEW NEW Official Shades of Green Information (YouTube Video Info in 1st Post)

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  1. capeseal

    capeseal DIS Veteran

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    I think the packages are for the buffets? We've had the breakfast and dinner buffets. Some of the dinner ones are decent and I find the breakfast to be pretty standard for Disney breakfast buffets (which I don't care for but always find something edible at :).) I think you'll be okay, just don't order take-out at SOG! I have always gotten my worst meals there as take-out. Really, you're just going to love the resort (and the inexpensive price you pay :).) If you have a night of particularly bad eating, walk over to the Poly and order some late-night lava cake to go. Lava cake makes everything better :)
     
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  3. robin19871

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    Thanks for the link.. It seems that you are in the same boat as me.:rotfl2: We are booked at PP now and I am thinking that I will just stay with it because we will only be there for 3 nights and will be in the parks from morning to night. I want to stay at a Disney hotel only and this was the most economical of the 3.. The difference between the PP and the DL hotel was $165.00 and I would spend the money if it was that big of a difference.. (We will not have time for the pools so that does not matter to us.) For the price of 3 nights at PP (With the 30% discount) we could have stayed at Shades for 6 nights.. Summer prices are crazy at the Disney Hotels. :sad1:
     
  4. WDW 3

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    We stayed at PP last March. Our room did not have the park view but we didn't mind because we usually just shower and sleep in our room. I know that a lot of the rooms at DLH have views of parking lots. I have a photo looking out our window at DLH and the only thing between PP and DLH are parking lots. I don't know how to post it:confused3

    The location is great. Across the street and through GCH and you are in California Adventure. We chose PP based on the price and have no regrets.
     
  5. household6

    household6 Earning My Ears

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    Now that HS seems to be letting people in early (at 8:45 from what I've read), it seems that waiting to take the SoG bus at 8:30 may not get us there in time to truly take advantage of rope drop. If we walked over to the Poly, what would be the best (least time-consuming) mode of transportation to HS from there? Don't their buses start running earlier?
     
  6. capeseal

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    I would walk over to the Poly and then take the bus to HS. Buses will begin running around an hour before the park is scheduled to open. We actually use the Poly transportation a lot when we stay at SOG. If we stay at Epcot until closing, we almost always grab a (mostly empty) Poly bus back (most monorail resort guests take the monorail so the buses tend to be very low crowd in my experience...in off season, at least.
     
  7. WDW 3

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    I don't think you really get in early. I think you get in past the turnstiles but are stopped by the rope at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards until 9. HS has a bus from the TTC that stops right in front of the Shades bus. We've taken the TTC buses to AK & HS when the Shades buses don't suit us.
     
  8. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Yes, you do get in earlier to try to ease some of the crowding at TSM.
     
  9. tcp0421

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    Lava cake sounds like a pretty good night to me. I was wondering if there is certain rooms where we would be able to see the MK fire works. Oh my brain is all over the place right now. Do they have a salad bar at dinner are SOG? If so that is fine with me. Actually salad is my favorite meal. Although by the weight I'm gaining anymore you would never tell.
     
  10. lilsk8nmac

    lilsk8nmac Sweet Cream Cheese pretzel addict!

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    Yes, I believe at the Garden Gallery for dinner they have a salad bar as part of the buffet
     
  11. tcp0421

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    Will anyone from here be at SOG this weekend?
     
  12. robin19871

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    3 years ago I requested a room on the 5th floor in the new wing overlooking the pond and we could watch the higher fireworks no problem. We quickly learned that the long walk to the room was not worth it so we switched back to the old wing close to the lobby the following year. (You can also see them from the Magnolia pool on the side facing the MK.) :thumbsup2
     
  13. capeseal

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    I have two little ones, one who is sensitive to fireworks. One thing we like to do is stay for the light parade at the MK and then head out of the park and down to the resort boat docks. Then we hop the boat back to the Poly and watch the fireworks while we are on the water. Kind of a nice way to end the night without the crowds in the park. Also, it's a slightly shorter walk from the boat dock back to SOG then from the monorail :)
     
  14. ColoradoDis

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    So...this is new info for me. Is it really a shorter walk from the Poly boat dock to SOG?
     
  15. capeseal

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    Slightly because you don't have to walk through the hotel. You know, when you take the monorail you have to head down to the first floor and down the hall out the back door whereas from the boat dock you just hit the path. Probably saves you all of 2-3 minutes which is why I say slightly shorter ;)
     
  16. ColoradoDis

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    Great info. Thanks
     
  17. buffettgirl

    buffettgirl The whole tag thing, so 1990's internet.

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    oh wow, I never thought of that!
     
  18. RedPanda

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    Sorry if this has been asked before; I couldn't find the answer. Do Shades of Green guests get free parking at the theme parks (like resort guests), or is the regular parking fee charged? (I know it costs $5/day to park at SoG, but we'll be driving down.)
     
  19. tcp0421

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    I really can't say because we are passholders so we don't pay parking either way. I think there is a post about that but I can't remember if you have to pay or not.
     
  20. stm61

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    we never drive to the parks so I'm not positive, but I think it's free at MK and you have to pay at the other theme parks. Water parks are also free I believe. Parking at the theme parks is about $15.
     
  21. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    There is a little cut through, so you don't have to pay at MK, but you do pay at Epcot, DHS, and AK. Parking is free at the water parks and DTD. I guess ther eis always the possibility of getting someone that will just wave you on through, but I would be prepared to pay.
     

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