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Old 03-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #2056
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i will bring my son go there
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:59 PM   #2057
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I don't know if they will give them to you what with the studios being from DVC
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The studio (or any DVC unit) would require a specific reservation. Any DVC unit that is not booked by DVC members within 60 days is made available for cash reservations, however studios generally book first. When DVC members exchange their points for something outside the DVC resorts (i.e. Disney Cruise), then Disney recovers the cost by booking DVC rooms for cash.

It is too late for this May, but it is also possible to rent DVC points.
Thanks for letting me know, I booked through Costco, so renting points is not an option for us, maybe next time.
We have always stayed at either PPH or DL, so I'm really excited about GCH
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:46 AM   #2058
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Was going through my Disney photos and saw this...Great lobby, but its was like the Antarctic it was soooo cold!!

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:09 AM   #2059
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Resubscribing to the thread...we are planning to return this summer and I'm so relieved to see that new passholder rates were released Monday...*fingers crossed that something will be available for us*
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:48 PM   #2060
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:14 PM   #2061
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( crrruuunnnccchhh ) sound of my arteries hardening.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:19 PM   #2062
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ok..gotta get one of those...
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #2063
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( crrruuunnnccchhh ) sound of my arteries hardening.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:06 PM   #2064
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We have just departed the GCH after 6 wonderful nights.
We were able to get exactly the room configeration we wanted - 1 queen plus bunks adjoining a room with 1 king on the 5th floor with a wonderful view over the ... carpark! Honestly the view did not bother us, because we were more concerned with the bed arrangements. We loved how close the hotel was to the parks and we did manage to get a little time to spend in the pools which were great, if a little crowded. The service was really good from all CM's and the rooms were very clean and comfortable.
This was probably a "once in a lifetime" splurge and it was worth it to us. Highlights included a fabulous dinner at Napa Rose, seeing Aladdin and the dining package at Ariels Grotto for the preferred viewing at WOC.
The Spring Break crowds were a little busier than I had hoped, but we managed to get on all the rides we wanted with a little patience and some help from "fastpasses". Thanks to everyone on the Dis for their tips and advice, it really helped our trip be successful. On one final note, I thought 6 days in the parks would be more than enough, but we still did not get everything done ... the kids are hoping for a return trip in 2014 when Carsland is up and running!
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:15 PM   #2065
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We have just departed the GCH after 6 wonderful nights.
We were able to get exactly the room configeration we wanted - 1 queen plus bunks adjoining a room with 1 king on the 5th floor with a wonderful view over the ... carpark! Honestly the view did not bother us, because we were more concerned with the bed arrangements. We loved how close the hotel was to the parks and we did manage to get a little time to spend in the pools which were great, if a little crowded. The service was really good from all CM's and the rooms were very clean and comfortable.
This was probably a "once in a lifetime" splurge and it was worth it to us. Highlights included a fabulous dinner at Napa Rose, seeing Aladdin and the dining package at Ariels Grotto for the preferred viewing at WOC.
The Spring Break crowds were a little busier than I had hoped, but we managed to get on all the rides we wanted with a little patience and some help from "fastpasses". Thanks to everyone on the Dis for their tips and advice, it really helped our trip be successful. On one final note, I thought 6 days in the parks would be more than enough, but we still did not get everything done ... the kids are hoping for a return trip in 2014 when Carsland is up and running!

Glad to hear your trip went well and you got what you were looking for! It's unbelievable how much stuff there is to do there! Congrats on what sounds like a great trip and I hope you do make it back there for 2014!
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #2066
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We have just departed the GCH after 6 wonderful nights.
We were able to get exactly the room configeration we wanted - 1 queen plus bunks adjoining a room with 1 king on the 5th floor with a wonderful view over the ... carpark! Honestly the view did not bother us, because we were more concerned with the bed arrangements. We loved how close the hotel was to the parks and we did manage to get a little time to spend in the pools which were great, if a little crowded. The service was really good from all CM's and the rooms were very clean and comfortable.
This was probably a "once in a lifetime" splurge and it was worth it to us. Highlights included a fabulous dinner at Napa Rose, seeing Aladdin and the dining package at Ariels Grotto for the preferred viewing at WOC.
The Spring Break crowds were a little busier than I had hoped, but we managed to get on all the rides we wanted with a little patience and some help from "fastpasses". Thanks to everyone on the Dis for their tips and advice, it really helped our trip be successful. On one final note, I thought 6 days in the parks would be more than enough, but we still did not get everything done ... the kids are hoping for a return trip in 2014 when Carsland is up and running!
Sorry you didn't get everything done, but in a way I'm glad to hear it because often times on the boards often times people say that you can do everything withing 2-3 days and that baffles my mind. I don't think I've done everything there is to do at DLR and I LIVE here!!!!!

Glad you had a great time, and hope that you get back here to see the new cars land, I'm looking forward to that and the new Star Tours ride!
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #2067
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We have just departed the GCH after 6 wonderful nights.
We were able to get exactly the room configeration we wanted - 1 queen plus bunks adjoining a room with 1 king on the 5th floor with a wonderful view over the ... carpark! Honestly the view did not bother us, because we were more concerned with the bed arrangements. We loved how close the hotel was to the parks and we did manage to get a little time to spend in the pools which were great, if a little crowded. The service was really good from all CM's and the rooms were very clean and comfortable.
This was probably a "once in a lifetime" splurge and it was worth it to us. Highlights included a fabulous dinner at Napa Rose, seeing Aladdin and the dining package at Ariels Grotto for the preferred viewing at WOC.
The Spring Break crowds were a little busier than I had hoped, but we managed to get on all the rides we wanted with a little patience and some help from "fastpasses". Thanks to everyone on the Dis for their tips and advice, it really helped our trip be successful. On one final note, I thought 6 days in the parks would be more than enough, but we still did not get everything done ... the kids are hoping for a return trip in 2014 when Carsland is up and running!
We usually do five or more days with days off mixed in for other fun stuff in the area and we are always thinking we didn't have enough time. I also concur with the others that when they think they can get everything in 2-3 days it just baffles my mind.

The nice thing about DL is that they are always adding new stuff. Even if its not a major attraction they add new fireworks, Tron stuff, old attractions are brought back (Sleeping beauty, Great Moments). Plus it just feels like home. I am really nervous at WDW this year. I am thinking that it just won't be the same as DL.

Glad you had a great time! Who knows what they will have in 2014!!!
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We usually do five or more days with days off mixed in for other fun stuff in the area and we are always thinking we didn't have enough time. I also concur with the others that when they think they can get everything in 2-3 days it just baffles my mind.

The nice thing about DL is that they are always adding new stuff. Even if its not a major attraction they add new fireworks, Tron stuff, old attractions are brought back (Sleeping beauty, Great Moments). Plus it just feels like home. I am really nervous at WDW this year. I am thinking that it just won't be the same as DL.

Glad you had a great time! Who knows what they will have in 2014!!!
I have to agree, either they do not have many things they want to do or they really do not know how much there is to do. We like to be able to do our favorites more than one. I love the MWoD, but it goes so slow it takes for ever just to make one trip. One daughter will ride IJ over and over if she could. On and on.

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Old 04-03-2011, 04:16 PM   #2069
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Are there standard rooms that are not a long walk? I am thinking of splurging for my birthday trip but don't want to splurge and then end up with a walk just as long as it would be if I stayed at PPH.
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Are there standard rooms that are not a long walk? I am thinking of splurging for my birthday trip but don't want to splurge and then end up with a walk just as long as it would be if I stayed at PPH.
There are many standard rooms close to the elevators. We had a DQ with a daybed for 1 night last year.

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