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Old 02-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #2326
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Blizzard warnings with over 2 feet of snow forecast for Connecticut. At this point, I would rather look at construction walls at the GF than be here right now.

Bethclayton - we are going to miss eachother at the GF this summer. We will be there in July.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #2327
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T-Minus 20 days for us! Yay!


How about an update on that pool construction?
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #2328
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I bet you can't wait to go! It's always exciting when your trip to the Grand Floridian is getting close.

Can't come soon enough for my trip in July. 30 inches of snow on my driveway and deck
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:33 PM   #2329
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Looking at a September/October trip this coming year. Not sure yet where we are going to stay, but the Grand is in the running. About two years ago (or two come fall), back when the construction was JUST beginning, we stayed in the main building, and that would be what was on our list again. Of course, with the prices you pay there, being in the midst of a war zone would not be ideal.

I've read about the last ten pages here, after not being on this board much since our last go round in 2011, and have some impressions, but wanted to ask the Grand Dis experts directly what they think the resort will look like nine months from now and how it has changed since our last visit?

Do you expect most exterior signs of construction, and the refurbishment of the hotel itself, to be complete by the then?

Any info on when the DVC will officially open? I'd heard late this year (2013) the last time I checked, but it's been a while. Is that still on track?

We are still in the initial planning process, since we haven't even narrowed down a month yet, let alone a week, and we have some other hotel options we are considering, but the Grand's status could have a big impact on what we select. (As could prices the week we actually choose to go, etc.)

Thanks for any info you all can provide!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #2330
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How about an update on that pool construction?

T-Minus 21 here We will also be staying RPC King deluxe, MK view
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I bet you can't wait to go! It's always exciting when your trip to the Grand Floridian is getting close.

Can't come soon enough for my trip in July. 30 inches of snow on my driveway and deck
We will be there the end of June/ beginning if July...23 inches for us in Southern Litchfield county!
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:03 AM   #2332
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Hi! It's my first post on this thread, so I apologize in advance for asking, cause I'm sure it's been asked before. I did read the beginning, great pics. It is making me more excited for our stay, even though I've been at GF many times for dining.

A little history, we have 12 nights at YC booked for August. Then I decided to add on 2 nights and surprise my daughter, and so booked GF for our first couple of nights. . I booked a standard GV room, what should I request . I want to make the most of our GF stay, so plan on a lot of resort time, with maybe a foray or 2 to MK, since we do have 12 more nights at YC.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Hi SueM! Sounds like a great split stay.

I love the marina so request that when we book garden view. Both Conch Key and Sago Cay have garden view rooms that face that way. A dear friend enjoys a view of the courtyard view from Boca Chica. I've not had that view but trust her judgement. Not much help am I? We've never had a room in Big Pine Key but some rooms there face the pool building so that would be my last request for garden view.

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Hi SueM! Sounds like a great split stay.

I love the marina so request that when we book garden view. Both Conch Key and Sago Cay have garden view rooms that face that way. A dear friend enjoys a view of the courtyard view from Boca Chica. I've not had that view but trust her judgement. Not much help am I? We've never had a room in Big Pine Key but some rooms there face the pool building so that would be my last request for garden view.

Happy planning, Sue.
Thanks! A marina view would be nice. Especially since I love sitting on the balcony in the mornings with a coffee, and happy hour with a wine
Funny how views and categories differ at each resort. At some even facing a puddle is a different category.
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Blizzard warnings with over 2 feet of snow forecast for Connecticut. At this point, I would rather look at construction walls at the GF than be here right now.

Bethclayton - we are going to miss eachother at the GF this summer. We will be there in July.
bummer that we will miss each other but glad to hear you have an upcoming trip! we were both there at the same time april 2012, weren't we?
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SueM- we have always booked garden view with a request of Sago with marina view.
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Thanks for the replies! I will put in request for either Sago or Conch with Marina view
It's going to be a great vacay, with GF & YC, the best of both worlds. Are we there yet?
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Thanks for the replies! I will put in request for either Sago or Conch with Marina view
It's going to be a great vacay, with GF & YC, the best of both worlds. Are we there yet?
SueM, we have a GF/ BC split stay in Aug! I know yours is YC but close enough! We will be there towards the end of the month.
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Sue M~ I hope you're not there yet, as we are at the GF in June and ours would be over !
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