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Old 05-03-2011, 09:23 PM   #2146
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yes, they are the same ones. They've been there since it opened. They were made either in the late 90's.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:30 AM   #2147
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yes, they are the same ones. They've been there since it opened. They were made either in the late 90's.
That's great! I'll try to get that video up once I finish with finals.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:12 AM   #2148
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Do all GC standard rooms have balconies
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No, we have stayed there 3 times in a standard room, and have never had a balcony. They always seem to put us in the same view--it is of the front entrance/cars parking lot. No balcony.
I'm surprised there are any rooms without a balcony, they are a feature of the hotel. I have stayed in rooms with various views and bed configurations and all had balconies. This includes the front of the hotel, but not a daybed room.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:14 AM   #2149
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I'm surprised there are any rooms without a balcony, they are a feature of the hotel. I have stayed in rooms with various views and bed configurations and all had balconies. This includes the front of the hotel, but not a daybed room.
We did not have a balcony on the daybed room we stayed in last year for 1 night. I am not sure why anyone would want to sit on a balcony overlooking the front entrance.

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Old 05-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #2150
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We did not have a balcony on the daybed room we stayed in last year for 1 night. I am not sure why anyone would want to sit on a balcony overlooking the front entrance.

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I think the day bed rooms are larger than the average. Perhaps they "eat" what would have been the balcony to accommodate the space for the day bed?
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:35 PM   #2151
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Here is a picture of my other daughter with her kids "visiting" my daughters bookcase at GCH
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:17 PM   #2152
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Any ground floor rooms that open to nice outside areas?

A huge WDW fan and just came back from a DL trip (1st time in 8 years) and was pleasantly surprised. I laughed when I heard & saw signs for the Disneyland Resort. But it is fast becoming one indeed.

Okay...now for the question. We always stay at the Poly and book a ground floor room in Tahiti that opens up to the beach. This is great for the kids in the morning. It completely expands the living space and really makes a day at the resort enjoyable for all. Are there any rooms at DGC that might have this feature?

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Old 05-04-2011, 03:58 PM   #2153
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A huge WDW fan and just came back from a DL trip (1st time in 8 years) and was pleasantly surprised. I laughed when I heard & saw signs for the Disneyland Resort. But it is fast becoming one indeed.

Okay...now for the question. We always stay at the Poly and book a ground floor room in Tahiti that opens up to the beach. This is great for the kids in the morning. It completely expands the living space and really makes a day at the resort enjoyable for all. Are there any rooms at DGC that might have this feature?

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First of all, welcome. There are no rooms like you describe that I have seen. You can get ground floor at the Villas but they open on to a walkway surround by a fence. Good luck.

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Old 05-04-2011, 04:39 PM   #2154
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We always stay at the Poly and book a ground floor room in Tahiti that opens up to the beach. This is great for the kids in the morning. It completely expands the living space and really makes a day at the resort enjoyable for all. Are there any rooms at DGC that might have this feature?
There were no ground floor rooms before the VGC expansion. A few ground floor hotel rooms were added along with the VGC.

Rooms 1240-1260 (even numbers) face the paradise pier area of DCA with small patios. The patios are separated from a small sidewalk by landscaping.
This video shows the area.

On the pool side of the VGC there are 3 hotel rooms (1503, 1511, 1513) with small patios. There is landscaping around the patios, and a fence prevents direct access to the pools.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:47 PM   #2155
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A huge WDW fan and just came back from a DL trip (1st time in 8 years) and was pleasantly surprised. I laughed when I heard & saw signs for the Disneyland Resort. But it is fast becoming one indeed.

Okay...now for the question. We always stay at the Poly and book a ground floor room in Tahiti that opens up to the beach. This is great for the kids in the morning. It completely expands the living space and really makes a day at the resort enjoyable for all. Are there any rooms at DGC that might have this feature?

Thanks in advance,
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We were in the HA 1 Br which is on the 1st floor. It had a patio and was right next to one of the pool entrances. I don't think it would really make a good "expanded play area" there was just a walkway and some trees. Noise back there would probably just annoy other guests. It's no where's near the area you would have at the Poly.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:32 AM   #2156
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I'm surprised there are any rooms without a balcony, they are a feature of the hotel. I have stayed in rooms with various views and bed configurations and all had balconies. This includes the front of the hotel, but not a daybed room.
Our rooms had the daybed twice, and one time bunkbed--but no balcony. They all had the same view of the car parking area. We had always booked a "standard" room with the hopes of being upgraded (we did all the usual things trying to get an upgrade--calling ahead with a request, asking politely at the desk, etc...) but were always told there was no upgrade available, as the hotel was fully booked. I think we were placed in the daybed rooms because we are a family of 5.

This trip we are not leaving it to chance, and have booked a downtown disney view, which will gaurantee a balcony for us. I think one reason we have never "loved" the GC (we tend to be more DL Hotel types) is this view thing mixed with the no balcony. I am looking forward to this next trip changing my opinion of this hotel. It will be just me and my girls, so just 3 of us--making the daybed issue something we won't have deal with.

When I looked it up online, it said that 90% of the rooms at the GC have a balcony. We just always seemed to fall into that *lucky* 10 percent that did not.

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Old 05-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #2157
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So then DTD & theme park views definitely have balconies?
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:30 AM   #2158
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Our rooms had the daybed twice, and one time bunkbed--but no balcony. They all had the same view of the car parking area. We had always booked a "standard" room with the hopes of being upgraded (we did all the usual things trying to get an upgrade--calling ahead with a request, asking politely at the desk, etc...) but were always told there was no upgrade available, as the hotel was fully booked. I think we were placed in the daybed rooms because we are a family of 5.

This trip we are not leaving it to chance, and have booked a downtown disney view, which will gaurantee a balcony for us. I think one reason we have never "loved" the GC (we tend to be more DL Hotel types) is this view thing mixed with the no balcony. I am looking forward to this next trip changing my opinion of this hotel. It will be just me and my girls, so just 3 of us--making the daybed issue something we won't have deal with.

When I looked it up online, it said that 90% of the rooms at the GC have a balcony. We just always seemed to fall into that *lucky* 10 percent that did not.
I am sure you are right about the family size for a daybed. We have stayed at the DLH a few years back and it did not suit us, Residence Inn Maingate a few years(I really like this place for off site) GCH standard room and DTD view which I think I posted a photo of and now renting a 1 bedroom villa which can not be beat for comfort and the wife loves the w & d. The villas can not be beat but I absolutely loved the DTD view. I love watching the fireworks, the people and the night music. May have to do that again if I can rent points are a reasonable rate. Hope you have a great time.

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Do the standard rooms have fridges? Thanks.
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Yes they do and a small coffee pot. No microwaves.

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