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Old 07-25-2012, 10:05 AM   #61
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I really dont see this as a major issue other than being a bit of an eyesore..

Disney really is good at minimizing the effects....

I am sure a lot of requests will be put in for Marina view

As long as Beach Pool is open and there is extended CS (plus we can use Poly amenities)... I personally am not too concerned about view from window as long as there is not too much noise.

We are at the parks all day and the convenience of the monorail and the price I paid definitely make up for it.

Although, if I paid rack.. I'd go somewhere else...
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #62
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Sorry to hear it. When is your trip??
September 29-October 6. We are traveling with a four year old and 2 two year olds. We are concerned about the noise because we planned on returning to the room each afternoon for naps.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:58 PM   #63
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We had ressies for Oct 6th - 11th and cancelled them at the GF and booked at AKL. The switch was painless. They were very accommodating. We are travelling with a 2-year old that loved the courtyard pool and the fountain right near it. Also, we don't like to be held down to ADR's, so we eat a lot of our meals at Gasparilla Grill. I just couldn't see paying all that money to stay at a construction site. We love the GF and it's serenity and close proximity to MK, but it's for another time. They assured us the GF will be all for the better after the construction, but for now, we will stay at AKL and deal with the busses.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #64
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Here's a full update of Disney's Grand Floridian Villas and the resort enhancements.

http://www.disneyparksplanning.com/a...oridian-villas
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:25 AM   #65
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Hopeful...

We are going 12/7-12/16 and I'm hopeful Gasparillas will be done by then or the substitute options for CS will be good. DD5 likes their chicken nuggets and snack options. I'm not changing resorts though... Even with the construction, I don't think I'd be happy elsewhere.

I'll post an update about things when I'm there.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:46 AM   #66
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We are going 12/7-12/16 and I'm hopeful Gasparillas will be done by then or the substitute options for CS will be good. DD5 likes their chicken nuggets and snack options. I'm not changing resorts though... Even with the construction, I don't think I'd be happy elsewhere.

I'll post an update about things when I'm there.

We'll be there around the same time. We are hopeful too that Gasparillas & the courtyard pool will be done by then!! Even though reports are saying late December...
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:54 PM   #67
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We are going 12/7-12/16 and I'm hopeful Gasparillas will be done by then or the substitute options for CS will be good. DD5 likes their chicken nuggets and snack options. I'm not changing resorts though... Even with the construction, I don't think I'd be happy elsewhere.

I'll post an update about things when I'm there.
In the MouseSavers newsletter it says: Gasparilla Grill and Games (Grand Floridian Resort) closed 8/24/12-12/16/12.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:44 AM   #68
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Mid December isn't too bad. I will still miss it since I will be there in the middle of november. I am really going to miss my quick service meals at gasparillas.
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Here's a full update of Disney's Grand Floridian Villas and the resort enhancements.

http://www.disneyparksplanning.com/a...oridian-villas
Thanks for the update!
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #70
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Are both pools open as of right now? If not, when does the Beach Pool open?
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #71
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Both pools are open. The courtyard pool is supposed to close in late August IIRC. Right now, there are those barricades/fencing around the new splash area at the Beach pool but the pool itself is open.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #72
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Both pools are open. The courtyard pool is supposed to close in late August IIRC. Right now, there are those barricades/fencing around the new splash area at the Beach pool but the pool itself is open.
Thank you so much. When does the splash area open? And are there walls up all along the beach?
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #73
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In an email I just got from GF IPO, Courtyard Pool is scheduled to go down for refurbishment 8/28 and Gasparilla's on 8/24. No word on anything else.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #74
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We are headed to GF in about 10 days...someone mentioned a pool closing, will it be then?

Also, someone else mentioned being able to use Poly amenities. Does that mean the pool too? I would love that!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:57 AM   #75
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Opinions?

We are arriving on August 29. I am having second thoughts because of the construction. Thinking of going to the CR or the Poly instead.

Any thoughts? I would like to stay club level, but have not done so other than the GF. This is mainly because of the continental breakfast, as it is easy with two young kids, so as long as I can get a quick basic fruit/toast/cereal/juice breakfast, club level is not that important.

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