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Old 11-12-2012, 05:51 PM   #1816
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Well.. they'd have to drive right past the Poly to drop people at the GF...
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #1817
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We were the first stop, so this probably meant that there wasn't anyone Poly bound on our bus. Too bad, I was looking forward to being first again this time around.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #1818
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Thank you! And K&A &C's mom - the picture said it all! It seems nearly identical to the bed at the Poly After our 60 degree weekend, I am staying positive! The fact that it is freezing in some of the southern states does have me leery. The fact that we drive makes a huge difference IMHO, as we do not need to worry about flight issues. Getting very excited and thinking no-snow thoughts.. .
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #1819
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For folks who are at GF this wk, is the gingerbread house up yet? Hoping it will be up by next Monday!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #1820
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We have never been lucky enough to head straight to the Grand on ME. One trip, we were the fifth stop. It was late, and the driver stuck his head in just before we left MCO to say we'd be dropping guests at PO (2 stops) before heading to the MK resorts (I think we hit CR, Poly, GF). Our second time on ME, we went to WL, Poly, GF.~sigh~

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For folks who are at GF this wk, is the gingerbread house up yet? Hoping it will be up by next Monday!
Welcome! I quoted tatar63 below, who posted on 11/11. It takes a couple weeks to complete the gingerbread house, so it will likely still be in progress next Monday.

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The have the area roped off to start the Gingerbread House and are starting it tomorrow!
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Thank you! And K&A &C's mom - the picture said it all! It seems nearly identical to the bed at the Poly After our 60 degree weekend, I am staying positive! The fact that it is freezing in some of the southern states does have me leery. The fact that we drive makes a huge difference IMHO, as we do not need to worry about flight issues. Getting very excited and thinking no-snow thoughts.. .
I agree, driving helps alleviate the travel worries, for the most part. No angst about flight delays/cancellations, no worries about luggage. Plus, you have your car while in the World!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #1822
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Welcome! I quoted tatar63 below, who posted on 11/11. It takes a couple weeks to complete the gingerbread house, so it will likely still be in progress next Monday.
It only takes 2-3 days to construct it. I was there to watch it once.. it's fascinating to watch..
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It only takes 2-3 days to construct it. I was there to watch it once.. it's fascinating to watch..
Interesting - I was sure in the past I read of guests who were there for a whole week and it still wasn't finished when they departed. Good to know!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #1824
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Interesting - I was sure in the past I read of guests who were there for a whole week and it still wasn't finished when they departed. Good to know!

I think it does take closer to a week. When we were at WDW in Nov 2010 we visited the GF on Nov 8th, and they were just starting to set up the frame and the finishing date was to be the 15th. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=262 And when we went in Nov 2009 we visited the GF on Nov 11th and they were pretty far into it and it was set to be done on Nov 16th. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=419


We are really looking forward to seeing it completed in a few weeks!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #1825
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In both 2009 and 2010 we arrived on the Sunday before T'giving and it was up and selling...we are not staying at the Grand this trip, but am planning on going over to smell and shop
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #1826
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For those interested in the GF Gingerbread House, here's an update from WDWMagic.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disn...nstruction.htm

Also, if anyone cares, we're considering visiting in early June (when the kids get out of school) instead of August. GV rooms are available but we're still talking it over.

On another note, a random thought occurred to me at work today. I remember those red and white GF sailboats we saw at the GF several years ago and realized that, although "Sailboat" was still an option at the marina, we didn't see any. Do they still have them or do they just use the ones at the Polynesian?

Remember, they look like this:


They even still have it on the official GF website. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:01 AM   #1827
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Here's a video of them putting it together.

Often people will sit in the lobby and just watch them...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=m5T26CioUKc
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Great video!

Does anyone know if the tree was started yet?

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #1829
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Hello from the Grand!

We just arrived yesterday at around 10:45, and were greeted off of the ME bus by a lovely CM who took us to SL to check in. Our room was not ready, so we went straight to the MK, where we got to see the new Fantasyland!

Our room was ready at about 2:00, the only minor complaint I have is the view. The only thing I requested was marina view (as I am sure a lot of other people are requesting with the construction). We are literally facing a huge tree, with a little bit of the courtyard pool. We can't see much, but I am totally fine with that!

We are off to 1900 Park Fare in a few for breakfast then it is off to Epcot!

I will try to check in tonight, but if there are any questions that anyone has, please feel free to ask!
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Hello from the Grand!

We just arrived yesterday at around 10:45, and were greeted off of the ME bus by a lovely CM who took us to SL to check in. Our room was not ready, so we went straight to the MK, where we got to see the new Fantasyland!

Our room was ready at about 2:00, the only minor complaint I have is the view. The only thing I requested was marina view (as I am sure a lot of other people are requesting with the construction). We are literally facing a huge tree, with a little bit of the courtyard pool. We can't see much, but I am totally fine with that!

We are off to 1900 Park Fare in a few for breakfast then it is off to Epcot!

I will try to check in tonight, but if there are any questions that anyone has, please feel free to ask!

Hey Lauren! Sorry about your view. That's probably the room we will get too.

Have a nice breakfast and a great day!!
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