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 01-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #1621
Nonsuch
DIS Veteran
 
Nonsuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,878

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aust View Post
...We'd just got off a 13 hour flight from Sydney and hadn't slept. She checked and found us a room available straight away - when we entered we were blown away by the pool and theme park view (5th floor), it was fantastic!
That's a double win, a room available at noon and an upgraded view
Post some pictures of your view
Nonsuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 01:05 PM   #1622
mom2aidanNpiper
DIS Veteran
 
mom2aidanNpiper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,228

We will be there from the 24th to the 26th (before our Disney Cruise). We originally were going to stay at Homewood Suites where we've stayed before but my BF and I just gt engaged so we decided to splurge and upgrade to be onsite!

We aren't telling my kids though - my oldest has been wanting to stay at the GCH forever and I always tell him it's too much money. He is going to be so excited when we pull up to it!
__________________
Me DH DS12 DD8


DL: 1985, 1988, 1994, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 (x2),2013 (x2) WDW: 2010 DCL: 2010, 2011, 2012 Aulani : 2013, 2014
mom2aidanNpiper is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #1623
meg8182000
Mouseketeer
 
meg8182000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 232

Question about views of the 1 bedroom villas?

Hi - very excited as I just booked a 1 bedroom villa for August 14th - 18th!

I've stayed at the GCH twice before but this will be my first time staying in one of the villas. Just looking for a little advise about room location. I've requested a high floor but does anyone have any recommendations on a specific location to request and why you thought it was great room?

Thanks,

meg
__________________





meg8182000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #1624
Nonsuch
DIS Veteran
 
Nonsuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,878

Quote:
Originally Posted by meg8182000 View Post
I've stayed at the GCH twice before but this will be my first time staying in one of the villas. Just looking for a little advise about room location. I've requested a high floor but does anyone have any recommendations on a specific location to request and why you thought it was great room?
This is the request I make: "Prefer a high floor with Paradise Pier Park View.
The room order of preference is: 6502, 5508, 4508, 5502, 4502, 3508, 3502, 2522, 2508, 2502"

These are my reasons for the room order, your preference might differ:
6502: one of only 3 villas (1 of each type) on the 6th floor
5508, 4508: might provide a slightly better angle for WOC viewing
5502, 4502: stayed in 5502 twice, it's a great view
3508: 3rd floor, but better WOC angle
3502: stayed in 3502, 3rd floor is high enough to see the WOC
2522: 2nd floor below the Grand Villa, good angle for WOC view (might be too low)
2508, 2502: 2nd floor

Rooms x502 are nearest the elevators.
I have not stayed in a 2nd floor villa, but the 2nd floor is high enough to see over the fence.

More information about VGC:
The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Owners & Lovers Group - 2.0
Nonsuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #1625
meg8182000
Mouseketeer
 
meg8182000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 232

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nonsuch View Post
This is the request I make: "Prefer a high floor with Paradise Pier Park View.
The room order of preference is: 6502, 5508, 4508, 5502, 4502, 3508, 3502, 2522, 2508, 2502"

These are my reasons for the room order, your preference might differ:
6502: one of only 3 villas (1 of each type) on the 6th floor
5508, 4508: might provide a slightly better angle for WOC viewing
5502, 4502: stayed in 5502 twice, it's a great view
3508: 3rd floor, but better WOC angle
3502: stayed in 3502, 3rd floor is high enough to see the WOC
2522: 2nd floor below the Grand Villa, good angle for WOC view (might be too low)
2508, 2502: 2nd floor

Rooms x502 are nearest the elevators.
I have not stayed in a 2nd floor villa, but the 2nd floor is high enough to see over the fence.

More information about VGC:
The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Owners & Lovers Group - 2.0
Nonsuch - thank you so much for your recommendations! Really appreciate all the details. I know that requesting specific rooms are not garanteed but figured it's always worth a shot to ask for what you want and then cross fingers.
__________________





meg8182000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 12:34 AM   #1626
franandaj

Sharing adventures and good times
My heart is forever given to Fran
 
franandaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Long Beach, CA, VWL, BCV, SSR & VGC
Posts: 22,317

Quote:
Originally Posted by meg8182000 View Post
Nonsuch - thank you so much for your recommendations! Really appreciate all the details. I know that requesting specific rooms are not garanteed but figured it's always worth a shot to ask for what you want and then cross fingers.
Meg,
I see you're going to the Expo...are you going on the regular tickets or do you have any of the upgraded passports? We should have a DISmeet for people who are going to the Expo!
__________________
Alison ~~~~ Sleepy and Grumpy Visit Tatooine | Our Disney Dream Home|Keep Your Eyes on the Road | I do get to go to WDW this year! | Expo 2013 | ...It's How You Play the Game | We need a little Magic... | TR - Pinch me... | Destination D-75 TR | It'll be a WONDER ... | Cheating on Mickey w/ Harry, PTR | D23 Expo 2011 TR | D23 D40 WDW in Detail | DCA F&W Review | Jan 2010 DR Visits 2015: VGC, VWL, DCL 2014: VGC, CSR, VGF, DCL 2013: VWL, BCV, DCL, AKL, BLT, VGC, 2012: VGC, DCL, 2011: VGC, BLT, OKW 2010: THV, AKV, VGC, 2009: BWV 2008: SSR, 2007: AKL & GF, 2001: AKL, BC & DCL 1997: DXL & WL 1993: GF, DL Too many to count since 1973!
franandaj is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 07:50 AM   #1627
meg8182000
Mouseketeer
 
meg8182000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 232

Quote:
Originally Posted by franandaj View Post
Meg,
I see you're going to the Expo...are you going on the regular tickets or do you have any of the upgraded passports? We should have a DISmeet for people who are going to the Expo!
Hi franandaj - just sent you a PM.
__________________





meg8182000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 08:24 AM   #1628
funatdisney
Disneyland, DH and my horses have a soothing effect on my soul, and always brings a smile on my face.
 
funatdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 2,755

Booked a 2 bedroom at the VGC for Dec. 18 to the 21st.

we are going for Christmas time at DLR! I know it will be crowded, but I can manage that and the yuletide feel of the GHC at Christmas is mighty special.
__________________
Liza
"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." Walt Disney

DVC member since 2007; SSR and VGC.


funatdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #1629
DmaxHawk
Watcher 3
 
DmaxHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The 575
Posts: 676

Quote:
Originally Posted by funatdisney View Post
Booked a 2 bedroom at the VGC for Dec. 18 to the 21st.

we are going for Christmas time at DLR! I know it will be crowded, but I can manage that and the yuletide feel of the GHC at Christmas is mighty special.
Congrats!
I hope the wait goes by really fast for you guys!
__________________
-Sal

Grand Californian Super Thread
Anything you need to know about the GCH can be found here...http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2396588



DmaxHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 08:46 AM   #1630
funatdisney
Disneyland, DH and my horses have a soothing effect on my soul, and always brings a smile on my face.
 
funatdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 2,755

Thank you, DmaxHawk. It will seem long at times, but I can forget it for a while now that I have the room booked.

The next trip to book (and the last for this year) is for Oct. I can't book this one until March, since I have to use my SSR points.This one will be hard to book since many of the rooms will be booked at the Villas. At least I got the more important dates booked.
__________________
Liza
"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." Walt Disney

DVC member since 2007; SSR and VGC.


funatdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 09:54 AM   #1631
meg8182000
Mouseketeer
 
meg8182000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 232

Quote:
Originally Posted by funatdisney View Post
Booked a 2 bedroom at the VGC for Dec. 18 to the 21st.

we are going for Christmas time at DLR! I know it will be crowded, but I can manage that and the yuletide feel of the GHC at Christmas is mighty special.
Congrats on your Christmas booking! I've been to WDW a few times at Christmas time and love but have never been to DL at that time. Have a great time!
__________________





meg8182000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 AM   #1632
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: 8,383

We are still trolling for points for a 1 bedroom in August but not much luck so far. Would hate to miss my August trip this year.

Jack
blackjackdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 12:12 PM   #1633
funatdisney
Disneyland, DH and my horses have a soothing effect on my soul, and always brings a smile on my face.
 
funatdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 2,755

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackjackdelta View Post
We are still trolling for points for a 1 bedroom in August but not much luck so far. Would hate to miss my August trip this year.

Jack
Hope you get your points. Is it because you are renting and can't find the right price?
__________________
Liza
"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." Walt Disney

DVC member since 2007; SSR and VGC.


funatdisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #1634
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: 8,383

Quote:
Originally Posted by funatdisney View Post
Hope you get your points. Is it because you are renting and can't find the right price?
Its is because I am renting, no one seems to have the number of points so far. I can not even find a member to check my dates even though we are more than 7 month's away.

Jack
blackjackdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 01:11 PM   #1635
funatdisney
Disneyland, DH and my horses have a soothing effect on my soul, and always brings a smile on my face.
 
funatdisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 2,755

That's a bummer. Is it getting more difficult to rent these days? I have rented before way back when before I became a member. When I started to rent (due to the economy), I had no problem renting them either.

It must be frustrating. What are your dates? I can call and see if they are available. PM me.
__________________
Liza
"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." Walt Disney

DVC member since 2007; SSR and VGC.


funatdisney 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 01:52 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: