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Old 12-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #1876
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Hi everyone!

I've been lurking on this board for a while because GF is my dream resort to stay at some day, but today, my sis and I booked our first stay at the Grand! We've booked an RPC room next December! Not only will it be our first time at the Grand Floridian, but our first time club level also! I'm reading all the old posts and getting all caught up, but I wanted to jump in and share some of my excitement!

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Old 12-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #1877
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We've had dormer rooms quite a few times in Conch Key, probably because were a family of three and they must figure larger families need the extra space. They are only slightly smaller (we never really noticed), but they have a cathedral ceiling which is really lovely and makes the room feel special. The closed in balcony never really bothered us.

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We've had a couple of dormer rooms (just my sis and me) and I don't really care for them. They seem smaller to me, even if they are not, and I don't like the closed balcony either.

Hello to all...I've been out of town since Monday morning and am skimming to catch up.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #1878
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Hi everyone!

I've been lurking on this board for a while because GF is my dream resort to stay at some day, but today, my sis and I booked our first stay at the Grand! We've booked an RPC room next December! Not only will it be our first time at the Grand Floridian, but our first time club level also! I'm reading all the old posts and getting all caught up, but I wanted to jump in and share some of my excitement!

Courtney
Welcome to the GF thread . Congrats on booking the GF. You are going to love RPC. I've stayed RPC, SL, and GV and while anywhere at the Grand is wonderful, RPC is just amazing . Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have as there are some very nice (as well as informative) GF experts on this thread .
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:56 PM   #1879
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Hello to all...I've been out of town since Monday morning and am skimming to catch up.
Hi grannyminnie ....we were posting at the same time.....LOL. Glad to "see" you back....hope you had a nice time away .
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Forgot to add....no shopping these last few days, Blue, due to visiting my parents in SC. I'll be hitting the mall the next two days tho, to catch up! Also, we've planned last minute to have our family get-together this coming Sunday, so there's also a menu to plan and groceries to buy...lots to do in a short time!

Ahcupcake, it's good to hear you're feeling better after being so sick!
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #1881
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LOVE the pics, k&a&c'smom and DisneyDmbNut!

Thank you, trishadono, k&a&c'smom, mickeynut1, princessmocha, grannieminnie,and blue skies, for your warm wishes about my job, and commiserating about the dog situation. i appreciate all your kind words! although i am still technically contracted until 1/1, yesterday was my last day to physically go to the old job (they can technically still call me back in but i doubt they would do that)... it is still not fully sinking in that i am finally DONE with that place! hopefully it really hits me soon because i really want to celebrate!

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Hi everyone!

I've been lurking on this board for a while because GF is my dream resort to stay at some day, but today, my sis and I booked our first stay at the Grand! We've booked an RPC room next December! Not only will it be our first time at the Grand Floridian, but our first time club level also! I'm reading all the old posts and getting all caught up, but I wanted to jump in and share some of my excitement!

Courtney
welcome, and congrats! this is very exciting! rpc is just amazing. i have no doubt you'll love it. i think i have some pics and videos from flickr and youtube towards the beginning of this thread. i wish i were going to be there next december!!

i loved reading about everyone's christmas preparations. that is something that i love about this time of year... it is the one time of year that most of the women who celebrate christmas are united in that we all have christmas prep in common.... whether we're wrapping or baking or buying or decorating, it's just kind of neat that for a month straight we're all doing essentially the same things. i can't think of any other time of year that we have that (at least not for weeks on end). today i plan to get the christmas cards addressed and ready to mail and possibly bake some kiffles (a filled cookie)... i have had the dough ready for several days but haven't pulled the trigger on the baking because they are so labor intensive.

i hope you all have a wonderful day! it is freezing here but we have snow on the ground, so that makes up for it.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #1882
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Thanks everyone for being so welcoming! I don't know that I have many questions right now, mostly I'm just drooling over pics since I can't do much planning yet. I do have a couple of questions about the perks of club level, because we've never stayed club level before. We wanted to stay in the main building, so that's what we booked. The fact that it was club level was kind of a second thought. So now I have to research club level and what all that entails!

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Thanks everyone for being so welcoming! I don't know that I have many questions right now, mostly I'm just drooling over pics since I can't do much planning yet. I do have a couple of questions about the perks of club level, because we've never stayed club level before. We wanted to stay in the main building, so that's what we booked. The fact that it was club level was kind of a second thought. So now I have to research club level and what all that entails!

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Hi Courtney!

There is lots of info on CL here. Also check out the CL thread too. I have been very lucky and the last few years I have tried Poly, CR and both GF CL's.

I really like it for short trips. I find for the money you want to use the lounge which kind of keeps you close to resort. That works good with us because we go often but I would get bored after 3 or 4 days. I loved all of the CL's but the main building was really special for dh and I for anniversary

As a mom I like being able to grab a quick bite for breakfast and still have time to get to parks for rope drop.

Also the extra space for mornings is nice. Dh can sit in lounge with coffee, lazy ds lay in bed with TV and dd and I hog the bath area

I love a glass of wine in the afternoon when on vacation and beer and wine available upon request

The kids like to grab a cookie or drink when getting back to the hotel.

We love getting dressed up and heading to lounge at 5pm

DESSERTS!!!! 8-10. Grab one and put in frig for next day if not a night eater. I usually like a treat with my afternoon wine

And GF has the bonus of tea time at 2:30. That is dd (me too) FAVORITE!!! Even dh enjoyed the scones.

Something else to consider, sometimes I just book the last day or few at CL. That way we hit the parks hard in the beginning of trip and then relax at the end. Since you have access to the lounge the day of check in you can grab breakfast and check in early then have lounge access until the room is ready

Well, have fun researching!

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I noticed they have self serve laundry at the GF.... are they coin operated?
Yes, coins-quarters specifically and no change machines. Two dollars to run the wash and two dollars to run the dryer.
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Hi everyone!

I've been lurking on this board for a while because GF is my dream resort to stay at some day, but today, my sis and I booked our first stay at the Grand! We've booked an RPC room next December! Not only will it be our first time at the Grand Floridian, but our first time club level also! I'm reading all the old posts and getting all caught up, but I wanted to jump in and share some of my excitement!

Courtney
We are making our first appearance at the Grand in about a week. It has always been a dream of mine to stay there too. I can't wait. Everyone on this board is wonderful and has tons of info. Welcome!

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Yes, coins-quarters specifically and no change machines. Two dollars to run the wash and two dollars to run the dryer.
This is good to know . . . My MIL was wondering this too. Maybe she will do my laundry while we are there!

I am getting so close and my list of what needs to be done and packed keeps getting longer and longer and longer . . . But soon it will all be better and I will be in sunny WDW.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #1886
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We are now at our new vacation home. The VGF is beautiful. It is very similar to our home in Massachusetts. I'm so happy!!!
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We are now at our new vacation home. The VGF is beautiful. It is very similar to our home in Massachusetts. I'm so happy!!!
SO happy for you! We can't wait to try it too! Just a few weeks now!

Looks like you will have great weather, lucky girl!

Hey I was researching for the Holiday stuff to be up for our 1/1 arrival and new this year is a Christmas themed Jungle Cruise at MK. I was there and missed it in November so I can't tell you what it is but wish I had seen it.

Have a wonderful trip!
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I'm sitting at the beach pool right now. A few minutes ago I noticed people taking pictures of something behind me. I turned around and saw a Bride and Groom in Cinderella's horse drawn carriage. They went around the VGF through the courtyard towards the wedding pavilion. I am so happy to be here!
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What a beautiful visual!
Thanks for posting and have a continued wonderful stay.
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Just got back in the house from our annual Christmas sleigh ride at a local farm....it is 9 degrees outside and the snow is falling from a storm that will dump 14" overnight.....

We had so much fun, but boy oh boy, such different fun than when we are at Disney!

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