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Old 08-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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Grand FL or Beach Club?

If you could choose between the two and price was almost the same, which would you choose? I've stayed GF before but not BC. This is what I'm thinking

GF- monorail, ambiance

BC- walk to Epcot (positive and negative), more quick service choices, cool pool for the kids, but bigger and more spread out - chances of having a room far away from it all?

Would love your opinions!thanks!
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #2
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BC all the way!!!! Love the look of the resort. Boat/ walk to 2 parks. Great pool & area.

GF is nice but I can't do bedspreads, lol
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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we are doing a split stay in just 5 days with both resorts. i have stayed at GF three times but this is our first stay at BC, so unfortunately, i can't really weigh in. one thing i did want to point out, though, is to consider your kids' ages as far as the pool goes. it sounds like you guys are outnumbered, so if the kids are small or are not awesome swimmers, i would personally not do BC for safety reasons. because their pool is so large, it would be difficult to adequately supervise them all.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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If you could choose between the two and price was almost the same, which would you choose? I've stayed GF before but not BC. This is what I'm thinking

GF- monorail, ambiance

BC- walk to Epcot (positive and negative), more quick service choices, cool pool for the kids, but bigger and more spread out - chances of having a room far away from it all?

Would love your opinions!thanks!
We've stayed at both and while we liked the BC, my choice would be the GF for larger room, better CS options, convenient to CR and Poly for a variety of dining options, and it's just 1 monorail stop from MK.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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How old are your kids?

If spending more time at MK than GF, if spending more tie at pool or Epcot/DHS, then BC.

Location, location, location!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:29 AM   #6
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Horrible experience at BC CL amazing experience at GF! Plus views are amazing. While EP is our favorite park we love the MK area it doesn't take long to get to EP from monorail resort and we enjoy riding monorail.

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:34 AM   #7
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Stayed at both. Beach Club was nice, but GF was amazing.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #8
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Of the two, I've only stayed at BC and I loved it! We did BC CL in May and had a great time. The resort is gorgeous and the location is just perfect IMO. Loved being able to walk right into Epcot, boat or walk to and from Hollywood Studios and loved the option of heading out to walk around the Boardwalk at night and enjoy the entertainment or shop. Lots of dining options of course.

The decor at GF doesn't really appeal to me much and as for the monorail it just doesn't excite me all that much either. So for those reasons I'd go with BC.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #9
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I've stayed GF before but not BC.
while we greatly prefer the GF, that line would decide it for me:
the BC

you can walk/friendship to 2 parks, go over to the BW at night to see the buskers, play carny games, ride a surrey bike, etc
eat a yummy ice cream cone as you stroll around & absorb it all.

the pool is huge (and tends to be crowded & noisy), but little ones love it. there are sandy areas for them to play in but due to its size, you will need to watch them closely.

you never know if your favorite resort will be the one you haven't tried yet
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #10
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Stayed at both. GF RPC is very nice but I don't like staying in the outer buildings. At the price they charge I don't think outer buildings are worth it.

The lack of balconies on half the BC rooms annoys me. I've had 2 stays without a balcony. And SAB is not my favorite pool-kids love it but as a parent I find it stressful. However, the resort location is much nicer than GF location.

So of these 2, I would pick BC.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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Beach Club all the way. This is by far the best resort on property. Especially since you said there are kids: Pool...easy access to Epcot: Win. Easy Access to DHS: Win. While the GF is amazing and a real "wow" factor...unless you stay in the main building I really don't think it is worth it...especially with kids. If this was an adult only trip than perhaps.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #12
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Stayed at both. GF RPC is very nice but I don't like staying in the outer buildings. At the price they charge I don't think outer buildings are worth it.

So of these 2, I would pick BC.
I agree. I have never had a bad experience at BC. For what will be a huge price difference you are better off at BC.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:14 PM   #13
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I agree. I have never had a bad experience at BC. For what will be a huge price difference you are better off at BC.
The best of both worlds: we're doing a split stay in December (Beach Club first followed by the Grand Floridian).

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #14
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I think it probably hinges on the ages of you kids. If the triplets are in strollers then a monorail resort makes more sense. If they are old enough to enjoy SAB then BC might be the best choice.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #15
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Having stayed at both with little and then bigger kids, I agree with mkarizona
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