Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 06-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #2206
disneyfan67


Diehard Cowboy fan
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Near Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,923

I'm looking forward to my trip in August and wonder what view the dvc 1 bedroom villa I booked, will have. I have been trying to figure out from the map the location where I will be at, so that way I know what I'm in for walking wise, location to pool, etc.
disneyfan67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #2207
boiseflyfisher
I'm curious, too
 
boiseflyfisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Eagle, ID
Posts: 633

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlindley9 View Post
We're potentially going in July for a conference at GCH. We might be bringing 2 of our nieces, so we would have me, DW, DN18, DN17, DD5, and DS0. DS will be 8 months for the trip. DD likes to say his age is 0.

Anyway, given that crew, could we get away with a single standard room? I would expect the sleeping arrangement to be the nieces in 1 queen bed, me, DW, and DD in the other bed and DS in a pack-n-play.

Thanks!
I don't believe they will allow 6 people in a room, even if one is an infant, due to fire codes. You would probably have to book the 1br parlor suite for that many people.
__________________
Looking forward to our GCV trip in June! Bring on the summer!
boiseflyfisher is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 06-01-2011, 03:33 PM   #2208
evedein
Mouseketeer
 
evedein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: MD
Posts: 284

WOC view from GC villas?

Does anyone know if you can see WOC from the Villas at the Grand Californian? If so, what rooms should we request? We've booked a one bedroom.
__________________
evedein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 04:09 PM   #2209
nunzia
You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys with Toys
 
nunzia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,404

You can see the show from many rooms, but you will not be able to see the projections well at all, for the most part. The same goes for the viewing area on the 6th floor, but still a nice experience. I'd say see the show from DCA for sure, then just request a PP view to watch it in a more mellow way on other nights. BTW..the show music is on the tvs in the room and is also piped in at the viewing platfrom.
__________________
nunzia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 04:23 PM   #2210
Nonsuch
DIS Veteran
 
Nonsuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,934

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneyfan67 View Post
I'm looking forward to my trip in August and wonder what view the dvc 1 bedroom villa I booked, will have. I have been trying to figure out from the map the location where I will be at, so that way I know what I'm in for walking wise, location to pool, etc.
Quote:
Originally Posted by evedein View Post
Does anyone know if you can see WOC from the Villas at the Grand Californian? If so, what rooms should we request? We've booked a one bedroom.
Both of you should visit this thread:
The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Owners & Lovers Group - 2.0

A quick review of the 1-bedroom villas:
5 villas are on the ground floor with a patio rather than a balcony.
10 villas face paradise pier with a view of WOC, higher floors are better.
4 villas face the Redwood Creek Trail.
4 villas face the pool.

Pool access is very good from the villas, since the elevators are close to a pool entrance and the area is not busy.
Nonsuch is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 07:01 PM   #2211
momtoatink
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 59

Hi,

Quick Question....

Has anyone taken the "How to Draw Mickey Mouse" class at the GC? I am trying to determine if this class would be good for my 6 year old, but I don't know what to expect.

We are also signed up for the Build A Bear class through GC....anyone gone to that? I am trying to get a feel for what you get.

Thanks.
__________________
Me

DH

DD
momtoatink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #2212
happymomof1
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 732

With the weather lately in the 70's, how busy has the pool area been? Just wondering if we can count on swimming sometime soon, or if it's just too chilly and deserted. Thanks!
happymomof1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:41 PM   #2213
blackjackdelta
Uncle had an "in" with Walt
I love those rainy days with the decreased crowds
 
blackjackdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Eastern Washington
Posts: 8,422

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneyfan67 View Post
I'm looking forward to my trip in August and wonder what view the dvc 1 bedroom villa I booked, will have. I have been trying to figure out from the map the location where I will be at, so that way I know what I'm in for walking wise, location to pool, etc.
Maybe I am reading this wrong but don't you need a room number to accomplish this?

Jack
blackjackdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #2214
blackjackdelta
Uncle had an "in" with Walt
I love those rainy days with the decreased crowds
 
blackjackdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Eastern Washington
Posts: 8,422

Quote:
Originally Posted by boiseflyfisher View Post
I don't believe they will allow 6 people in a room, even if one is an infant, due to fire codes. You would probably have to book the 1br parlor suite for that many people.
You are totally correct, max 5 no matter what age. If some says different, get it in writing.

Jack
blackjackdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 08:41 AM   #2215
IUTBAM
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Happiest Place on Earth
Posts: 579

Safes at the GCH

Can someone tell me if the safes in the rooms at the GCH are large enough to store a 15" laptop? I'm not sure what to do with our laptop during the day while we are at the parks if it's not. I guess I could leave it with the front desk every day....?
IUTBAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 09:10 AM   #2216
BunnieGene
Mouseketeer
 
BunnieGene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 390

Quote:
Originally Posted by IUTBAM View Post
Can someone tell me if the safes in the rooms at the GCH are large enough to store a 15" laptop? I'm not sure what to do with our laptop during the day while we are at the parks if it's not. I guess I could leave it with the front desk every day....?
It's just a small inwall safe...I think an iPad might fit in it, but not a laptop.
__________________
Geaux Tigers!!! Who Dat!!!





BunnieGene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #2217
blackjackdelta
Uncle had an "in" with Walt
I love those rainy days with the decreased crowds
 
blackjackdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: So. Eastern Washington
Posts: 8,422

Quote:
Originally Posted by IUTBAM View Post
Can someone tell me if the safes in the rooms at the GCH are large enough to store a 15" laptop? I'm not sure what to do with our laptop during the day while we are at the parks if it's not. I guess I could leave it with the front desk every day....?
I leave my laptop either in its case in the closet or justleave it sitting on the table and yet to have a problem at the GCH. Just my experience.

Jack
blackjackdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 09:42 AM   #2218
helenb
Wishing for the World...
 
helenb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,016

Quote:
Originally Posted by momtoatink View Post
Hi,
Has anyone taken the "How to Draw Mickey Mouse" class at the GC? I am trying to determine if this class would be good for my 6 year old, but I don't know what to expect.
I haven't done this at GCH, but I did it on the Disney Cruise Line. There weren't many people in the class, but it still felt rushed. The adults were going faster than the kids, and the CM had a hard time dealing with the different paces. She had also just memorized some basic instructions and wasn't really able to help when people had problems. I wasn't impressed at all.

However the class at the GCH might be better. You have to pay extra for it, right? That means they would (hopefully) have someone good teaching it, otherwise they'd get complaints and asking for refunds. But dont expect to leave and be able to draw Mickey Mouse. You'll just get a series of about 20 'step by step' instructions that you do together as a group. You probably won't remember them all when you're done.
helenb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 09:55 AM   #2219
Nonsuch
DIS Veteran
 
Nonsuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,934

Quote:
Originally Posted by IUTBAM View Post
Can someone tell me if the safes in the rooms at the GCH are large enough to store a 15" laptop?
The hotel safes are key operated, and too small for a 15" laptop.
The VGC are the electronic combination type, and will hold a 15" macbook.
The 200 hotels rooms added during the VGC expansion might also be larger (only my guess).
Nonsuch is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #2220
momtoatink
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 59

Quote:
Originally Posted by helenb View Post
I haven't done this at GCH, but I did it on the Disney Cruise Line. There weren't many people in the class, but it still felt rushed. The adults were going faster than the kids, and the CM had a hard time dealing with the different paces. She had also just memorized some basic instructions and wasn't really able to help when people had problems. I wasn't impressed at all.

However the class at the GCH might be better. You have to pay extra for it, right? That means they would (hopefully) have someone good teaching it, otherwise they'd get complaints and asking for refunds. But dont expect to leave and be able to draw Mickey Mouse. You'll just get a series of about 20 'step by step' instructions that you do together as a group. You probably won't remember them all when you're done.
It is a free class so we might just skip it. Thank you for your thoughts.
__________________
Me

DH

DD
momtoatink is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grand Californian DVC karrit2000 Disney Rumors and News 3 08-23-2007 05:27 PM
Trading Grand Florida for Grand Californian pin smiley76 Virtual Traders Market 1 06-22-2007 03:23 PM
Inspired by which view at Grand Californian hotel thread. Disneyland1084 Disneyland (California) 6 06-06-2007 11:27 PM
I need Narnia, Yeti 3/5, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian Chickysmom Virtual Traders Market 5 02-19-2006 07:25 AM
Grand Californian vs. Grand Floridian tvwalsh Purchasing DVC 16 12-31-2005 09:49 AM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: