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

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by jusero, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. buffettgirl

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

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    I don't know. If I recall, it's been about 2 years or so. We generally don't have a car so I never really paid it any attention, but this last trip we did. In the end, we didn't take it to any parks, just DTD & Boardwalk and a few resorts.
     
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  3. bdcp

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    They changed it a while ago. Disney decides this and they do not own SOG. This is not a decision by SOG.

    We bring our car on the auto train and just park it at SOG. We take Disney and SOG transportation everywhere we need to go, so no biggie.
     
  4. jusero

    jusero DIS Veteran

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    1) When we were there a year ago, it was $5 a night.
    2) Yup. EMH is still a go for us. :cool1:
    3) Never used the spa.
    4) The only park you do not have to pay to park is the Magic Kingdom. Which is kinda silly since Shades is within walking distance to MK. But all other parks, yes, you do have to pay. I think it is either $16 or $20. I can't remember.

    Hope this helps. Have a blast!! :dance3:
     
  5. Dragontears

    Dragontears Mouseketeer

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    I remember in 2010 you had to pay for parking at the parks...but at that time you could get into the MK/TTC lot because it is the same drive you use to get to SOG. Do not know if they have closed that loop hole or not.
     
  6. goofynut41

    goofynut41 Disney Veteran

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    We went in 2011.. and stayed SOG.. I guess we never drove to any park. I know in the past we had and it wasn't a issue... Oh Well....:rolleyes: I guess we wont be driving to any parks in the future and parking.. Good ole Disney transportation...:woohoo:
     
  7. buffettgirl

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

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    So we have no idea on the spa LOL. I just never have time to get there, I don't want to waste time. Years ago when our family was there for 2 weeks (I think it was 2003 when we were housed at Contemporary) my mom and I did pedicures up in the contemporary's spa. It was just a pedicure. Nothing over the top great.

    Does anyone remember the year they had mini massages out by the pool? I thought at that time wished they had mini foot spas out there too. I would have totally paid for a foot/leg massage after a day in the park.
     
  8. PrincessPatti

    PrincessPatti Earning My Ears

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    Being a Shades of Green resort guest are we allowed on the disney buses to other resorts? I would love to visit the Boardwalk and AoA resorts and not sure how to get there. Thank you for the help!!! :)
     
  9. goofynut41

    goofynut41 Disney Veteran

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    Take the SOG bus to TTC or to one of the theme parks and get on the resort bus you want to visit.;)
     
  10. bdcp

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    You can ride the buses/WDW transportation anywhere they go. We like to visit a different resort everytime we're there. This trip we hope to check out Wilderness Lodge on our arrival day. We'll just walk to the Poly, jump on the monorail and catch the boat from MK to WL. We've visited all the monorail resorts and have been to FW, so this trip I'd like to try to see AK as well as WL. We use WDW transportation a lot more than we use SOG's.
     
  11. WDW 3

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    We resort hop to look around too. Last time we were leaving AK and caught the Art of Animation bus to check it out. Then got on their bus to whatever park we were hopping. Year before we had a ressie at AK/Boma and just went to DTD and got on the AK bus. Getting there was easy, leaving was painful. A bus to DTD never came! Finally a bus pulled up that said TTC and we begged a ride back to TTC from him. What a nice guy!! One good thing about Shades buses... you know what time they show up.
     
  12. buffettgirl

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

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    Totally agree.

    We enjoyed having our car this time for resort visiting. It was fun to see some of the places we've never been able to visit (or didn't want to spend the time waiting for buses....) Getting to boardwalk for dinner was so simple this time.

    One thing we have learned though, buses from MK to resorts seem to be the easiest way if you're going to do it. But it still takes a trip to Poly or TTC, and a monorail or boat over to MK. But it's really the same for any resort guests, not just SOG guests; resort to resort trips are lengthy.
     
  13. bdcp

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    If it was a bus to the TTC, why did you have to "beg" a ride?
     
  14. WDW 3

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    Because Disney TTC buses don't run to resorts. He was already off his route doing someone else a favor :)
     
  15. robin19871

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    Just wanted to let you all know that they have posted the pictures of the new Java Cafe/Ice cream parlor/ Bar on the Shades page on Facebook. It looks great and such an improvement.. Can't wait to see it in February.
     
  16. bdcp

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    I saw that. I'm glad they moved everything up next to the lobby area.
     
  17. buffettgirl

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

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    It makes so much more sense, IMO.

    I wonder what the hours will be - maybe better than the old ice cream hours?
     
  18. gilesmt

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    3) Anyone use the spa services that can share how it compared to other places you've been? Thinking of treating my two daughters to a massage, but a little apprehensive about how worth it it would be.

    My DD and I used the spa on Mother's Day and half way thru our 14 day trip. My DD was okay with the first one but thrilled with the second spa, the first time she had a women, the second time she had Johnny, I used Johnny both times, I thought he was great. We had a Swedish message both times, after we where able to walk to parks for three days without any soreness in our feet and legs. With a 12 days in the park vacation we came home with no blisters, no sore feet and no leg problems, I would call it well worth the price, and almost did a third one but Johnny had to go to a graduation and was not arou d for a few days.
     
  19. bdcp

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    I'm sure they will be especially with everything in one location. You can always email and ask.
     
  20. mamakitteh

    mamakitteh been to Disneyland more times than I can remember!

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    I am so glad I found this thread! We are 19 days out from our first WDW trip, and we're staying at SoG. We're only able to make the trip because of the pricing structure of SoG and the Armed Forces Salute special pricing 4-day park hoppers (hotel and tickets together are just under $1300!) Without them, there's no way we'd ever be able to afford this trip!

    Thanks for all the pics and tips, everyone!!!!! :dance3:
     
  21. robin19871

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    The hours are from 6:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. :cool1::cool1:
     

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