SOG How far in advance?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by dizcrazy, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. dizcrazy

    dizcrazy DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2004
    hello everyone!

    A wonderful friend from college and her father plan on taking her niece to WDW. They will be going on a budget and her father is a military man (Air Force) so i suggested staying at SOG.

    They know all about SOG but were told the waiting list was 2 years. ??? Is that possible?
  2. micmacmissy

    micmacmissy DIS Veteran

    Jul 26, 2004
    No, that isn't true at all. They may be booked for busy times of the year already...but if you go to their website and you can check availability for your dates--I just looked the other day and they had availability for Dec. 2005, when we want to go.

    Earlier is definitely better, so they should book ASAP--but they won't have to wait two years.
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  4. schrei

    schrei Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2003
    SOG only makes ressies a year in advance so you definitely got bad info!
    You can book up to 1 year in advance so if you want a busier time you'll need to make ressies early, like at Christmas you should probably book the one year in advance. People constantly cancel there ressies as things come up. You should always call if you can't get your dates periodically. Even within the 30 day window after folks have to pay the penalty you should try to get your dates, I've been lucky so far and ALWAYS got my dates. Tell your friends not to get discouraged and keep trying.

    MAGGIED DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2005
    I made my reservations 7 months in advance for April - called to add to a couple of weeks ago and they were booked - but I had lots of options 7 months out........... hope that helps... just as a side not - remember that the SOG doens't charge tax and you can buy your tickets there also for a savings....
  6. mommyrom

    mommyrom Happy to Call SSR Home :-)

    Dec 11, 2004
    Just tried an online inquiry for early May reservations request today...Came back with availability...Just be patient online (and moreso on the telephone!)...Sometimes takes a bit!
  7. JudithM

    JudithM DIS Veteran

    Dec 5, 1999
    Unfortunately the savings are not as great as they used to be since the introduction of the MYW tickets. We were at SOG with friends trying to buy tickets earlier this month. At that time the only savings was the tax. SOG was selling the tickets for the same price as Disney minus the tax. I realize tax is a savings.

    We bought tickets for some friends at the Civilian Welfare fund recently,
    & they still had quite a few park hopper passes left.
  8. FirstNo

    FirstNo DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2000
    Unless things have changed, you can only book a year and a week (53 weeks) in advance, so there's no way the waiting list could possibly be two years.

    Since the hotel doubled its number of rooms, it seems they don't book up as fast as they used to and still have rooms much later than they used to. Any time the kids were out of school (summer, spring break, holidays, etc), those times would book 11 mos, or quicker, out. The 'off season' would usually sell out 7 or 8 months in advance and there was usually a waiting list (the list would close out after 'x' number were on it). :)

  9. MrIncreadable

    MrIncreadable Earning My Ears<br><font color="blue">I'm not read

    Jan 19, 2005
    If any staff member at SOG tells you they are full you can ask to be placed on a waiting list. They also offer other resorts at a lower rate but only if they are full. We went in May, 2003 and SOG was under renovation. The origional request was for two room for 8 nights. since they were not open at the time they were placing people in the contemporary north garden wing. They would not give me a confirmation number since they did not have a room yet. When I found out about the overflow idea I called and the CM informed me that yes it was availabel but once I have my name taken off the list I can no longer get back on the waiting list for the contemporary.

    Long story short. We were able to stay at CBC for 94.00 per night with the SOG pricing. We were abel to pick any resort and get this type of discount. Of course the price was based on the high, moderate resort.

    Hope this helps
  10. rhiansmom

    rhiansmom DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2004

    I just booked my daughter and I for SOG for May 6-13th.... I'm so excited!
  11. Cameo

    Cameo DIS Veteran

    Aug 23, 1999
    I just inquired online about availability at the end of May/beginning of June and they still had rooms available.
  12. aec

    aec Mouseketeer

    Jan 10, 2001
    I booked in Dec 2004 for our Jan 2005 trip. I checked again about a week before we left out of curiousity and they still had rooms. I'm sure it is harder for busier times.
  13. TR Denise

    TR Denise Mouseketeer

    May 30, 2004
    WE booked rooms in nov for april no prob
  14. dndfrank

    dndfrank Earning My Ears

    Dec 29, 2004
    We booked for October a couple of weeks ago
  15. tiggerwannabe

    tiggerwannabe ~Optimistic Realist~

    Aug 27, 2002
    Since the renovation, SOG is huuuge!
    They probably sell out less often since they expanded the hotel.

    There are some photos in my sig of SOG if you'd like to see it...most of them of on the "new" side:)
  16. Cbarr

    Cbarr Mouseketeer

    Nov 10, 2004
    Both times I have stayed at Shades of Green I only called 2 months in advance and got the dates I wanted. Once was for October and the other time was right after Thanksgiving.
  17. akrake

    akrake mickey's mail box is my favorite part........the h

    Jan 12, 2003
    we made ressies for 6 nights back in december for this april 4-10....i called this week & was able to add a day with now trouble....i couldn't get the info on line, only by phone. AND they are closed alot...(weekends, nights)

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