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

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  1. wlvsfnz

    wlvsfnz Earning My Ears

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    I just made my reservations for SOG last week and was told that the price for the parking garage is $5 a day and it was even on our confirmation notice. This is our 4th time staying at SOG and we have always found the buses to be ok as long as you watch the schedules. As for the food, we do the breakfast buffet at the Garden Gallery. It's not bad, considering you really can't screw up breakfast. Hope you and your husband have a great time!
     
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  3. Kmhamrick

    Kmhamrick Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for the great and helpful info. I've stayed at other Disney resorts before and just wasn't sure how this would measure up. We're both excited and from what I've read, I sure we'll have a great time! :) Can't wait to get to Disney...December, hurry up!
     
  4. tcp0421

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    Its great you are doing wdw before he gets deployed. We did this one year right before my dh was deployed. You will like SOG it is very nice. We were just there this past October. The rooms are nice and spacious and clean. It is a huge hotel I was shoked how big it was. I didn't realize it until we started walking around. The difference is that you don't get that Disney feeling while there. We had breakfast and dinner at the buffet. My family thought it was pretty good. Oh...the butter they have for the waffles....mmmmm so yummy. Lol the parking is $5.00 a day.
     
  5. lilsk8nmac

    lilsk8nmac Sweet Cream Cheese pretzel addict!

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    To get to the MK or EPCOT it's easier to just go to the front entrance of the resort and ask the bellhops if you could take the Shady Shuttle to the end of property so you can walk to the Polynesian. From there you just hop the monorail straight to the MK or if you are going to EPCOT the monorail will loop to the TTC and you just walk across and hop the EPCOT monorail line. That's what we did when we were there in August. :) I hope you have a good time! :)
    Edited to add: at night and for EMH you will have to catch a bus back to the resort from the TTC. They dont run the monorails from an hour after the parks reg. closing hours.
     
  6. DisneyDreamer0610

    DisneyDreamer0610 Earning My Ears

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    I'm confused, my husband is 100% disabled and the price rate that is on the website is like $105-135/night. how are people posting 7 days for like $350? Did I miss something? :confused3

    (sorry I'm new to this!)
     
  7. wahmtexas

    wahmtexas Mouseketeer

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    what is the best way to get from AOA to SOG and back?
     
  8. deannaf87

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    We just booked our SOG stay March 17-23, 2013 for $76/night!!!

    Can't beat that! :cheer2:
     
  9. lilsk8nmac

    lilsk8nmac Sweet Cream Cheese pretzel addict!

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    You should could either go to the Poly and take the monorail to the MK and pick up a AOA bus from there and then do the same thing back. Or go to the TTC and take the monorail or ferry across to MK and pick up the bus there to AOA, then you'd have to take the AOA bus back to the MK and then get back to the TTC to get the SOG bus back to the resort.
     
  10. tcp0421

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    We were just at SOG in October. When we wanted to go somewhere we would have someone from SOG take us to the end if the property and we would walk to poly then a monorail to Epcot or MK or to ttc. Coming back same way but it never failed every time we got lucky enough to get a bus as it was pulling into SOG as we were ready to cross from the poly.
     
  11. MomToPirate&Princess

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    We've never had problems getting to the parks using the bus schedule, but on our last trip there were several cases where we just missed the SOG bus at AK, HS, or Water Parks. Then we're torn as to what is a quicker option back - a TTC bus, a Poly bus, wait for the next SOG bus. What do you think is quicker?
     
  12. buffettgirl

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

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    We usually pick whatever comes first in the Poly/TTC bus queue area. Unless you're really close to the next SOG pickup time, then you'll always get an other TTC bus quicker. Once at TTC a SOG bus is never more than 15 min away.

    We'd take a Poly bus if we still had plenty of energy to walk back from Poly.
     
  13. WDW 3

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    My hubbys only issue with the shady shuttle is tipping for the ride;) having correct bills. Keep that in mind.
     
  14. buffettgirl

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

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    yes, that's why we try to walk if we can, not that we're THAT cheap but it could add up if we did it two trips a day for a week. :)
     
  15. deannaf87

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    If we do the "pre order" for salute tickets to be picked up at SoG, do we pay sales tax?
     
  16. Gizmo4

    Gizmo4 Earning My Ears

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    Deanna - Nope.

    We were just there in Sept. and loved it. The buses were easy as long as you know their schedule... a walk from the Poly is nice during the evening (at least it is in warm Sept - one of the only times I wasn't all sweaty, yuck). We ate at the Garden Gallery buffet one night and the food was ok... but it was one of my kids' favorite memories. It was carnival night and they had caramel apples, cotton candy, a balloon artist... they had a ball. We can't wait to go back. :)
     
  17. minijeanie

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    Nope: One price that is it. Great deal!
     
  18. WDW 3

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    We only walked it in the evening. It's really nice at night when it's cooling off. Very relaxing at the end of the day.:)
     
  19. basilb

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    :yay: 30 days!!!!

    That is all. :)
     
  20. deannaf87

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    Awesome! I was going to buy them at the MWR here, but that'd be one less thing I have to keep track of during our road trip.
     
  21. jusero

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    We are planning on going next September, probably towards the end of the month so we can get the Halloween decorations and party. Did you find the crowds higher because of the free meal plans? We are trying to avoid the crowds if at all possible.

    Thanks!!!! :cool1:
     

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