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Old 06-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #2251
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We just returned from a 5-night stay at the GCH, and I *LOVE* that hotel for the convenience! We had faxed the resort a few days prior requesting a standard room over the entryway (which we had heard was larger), and they gave us one. Holy cow, it was HUGE! Easily as big as our room at the Polynesian at WDW (and that's a big room). Room 4105, two queens and a daybed, super-cold fridge (no problem freezing water bottles in the small freezer compartment), and a nice view of the front of the GCH, with DLH and PPH in the background. I wasn't overwhelmed by Whitewater Snacks, but one tip I can give is if you eat there with your family and you want to drink milk, the 1/2 gallon jug is a MUCH better deal than buying the individual pints (they have cups). We did enjoy the chicken nachos there, but breakfast was not great.

Oh, and my DH found $70 in the washing machine, so that made him extremely happy! lol
I've been meaning to post the same thing about soda/pop/coke/soda-pop, depending on your preference ! The afternoon DBF and I enjoyed some nachos there we decided to go for a 2 liter diet coke - we love fountain soda, but our 2 liters we ordered from Vons was low in the room. Anyways the price for the 2 liter is about the same as the 20oz you can get from the vending machines.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:22 PM   #2252
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We rented a pool cabana last year - it was awesome. I had vacation planning do it because they were also doing some other reservations for us. But you can call the hotel concierge directly and book it. They take bookings at 10 days prior.

Rocking Chairs - if they had them it would be in the fireplace area - just can really recall if they are there. Hopefully someone else has noticed.

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I'm thinking of doing a half day cabana rental for my upcoming trip and it does sound tempting. This thread is making me think more and more about it.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #2253
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I personally think that renting a cabana is very subjective ... it completely depends on your own family requirements. When we stayed at the GCH in March/April with 3 younger kids the cabana would not have been helpful to us, the reason being that my kids were always going on the water slide which was quite far away from the cabana's and therefore hard to supervise. We also found that we wanted more time in the parks and really had to push hard to find time to go to the pools. I wish we had had more time to relax at the pools, but with DLP and DCA right next door it's hard to do!
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:02 AM   #2254
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Here are some pictures from our stay 6/11/11 - 6/15/11. We were in room 1503, which is a standard view room. This is located on the first floor by the elevators at the end of the DVC wing by the pool, arcade, and Pinocchio's Workshop. It was a very convenient location, not to mention on the first floor which was helpful with the stroller!









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Old 06-20-2011, 02:24 PM   #2255
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Here are some pictures from our stay 6/11/11 - 6/15/11. We were in room 1503, which is a standard view room. This is located on the first floor by the elevators at the end of the DVC wing by the pool, arcade, and Pinocchio's Workshop. It was a very convenient location, not to mention on the first floor which was helpful with the stroller!
Did you request a ground floor room?
The original hotel did not have any ground floor rooms, but 15 ground floor hotel rooms were added during the VGC expansion.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #2256
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Neat! Do any of those new ground floor rooms have the daybed?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:45 PM   #2257
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Neat! Do any of those new ground floor rooms have the daybed?
Unlikely, since the daybed rooms are larger than regular hotel rooms.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:28 PM   #2258
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I'm thinking of doing a half day cabana rental for my upcoming trip and it does sound tempting. This thread is making me think more and more about it.
Since the family decided the cabana would be great since most of the time the pool is open it is packed. I most likely will be somewhere else.

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Old 06-20-2011, 10:07 PM   #2259
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Since the family decided the cabana would be great since most of the time the pool is open it is packed. I most likely will be somewhere else.

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Our stay was may 4 to 8 at VGC with an original renting of all day sat 5/8 but then changed to half days (fri 2- 6 & sat 9-1) day one was great with warm weather but day two not so much. 10 people (4 being teenagers) in our group with half in and half in front of cabana on lounge chairs. If you plan on spending lots of $ on ordering drinks & food in a timely manner from the vip service they provide then the cabanas are a great ideal.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #2260
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Day 2 in the morning was due to having a dinner res @ 5 pm. The weather did not warm up but by then it was to late to cancel. Although group decided to cancel the dinner res and eat in. Father in law brought down truck load of food from Costco (stayed in the 3 bed grand villa) and didn't want to spend extra $. This also was the case with the drinks at cabana and wanted to bring there own wine which they said no they could lose their Liquor license. So again if you really don't need the personal attention then maybe cabanas might not be needed for some people. My husband and I enjoyed taking care of everyone (drinks etc) for the time their but I guess it made others feel uncomfortable to spend $
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:08 AM   #2261
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Our stay was may 4 to 8 at VGC with an original renting of all day sat 5/8 but then changed to half days (fri 2- 6 & sat 9-1) day one was great with warm weather but day two not so much. 10 people (4 being teenagers) in our group with half in and half in front of cabana on lounge chairs. If you plan on spending lots of $ on ordering drinks & food in a timely manner from the vip service they provide then the cabanas are a great ideal.
I have the cabana booked for our trip. I was told max was 6 people. Is this not enforced? My sister and niece are stopping by so with them we will have 7 which made me a bit worried.
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I have the cabana booked for our trip. I was told max was 6 people. Is this not enforced? My sister and niece are stopping by so with them we will have 7 which made me a bit worried.
Perhaps they meant "max 6 actually staying inside cabana" cuz they did not have a problem with my group going in & out. TV inside was great for the few wanting to hang with the family but catch the ball game at the same time. The rest of us took a lounge chair directly in front of our cabana ( they will have a welcome ---- family sign in front of each(only four)cabana! When our teenagers were in pool, we would try and save our extra lounge chairs. If possible try an request either end cabana if you have a large party so you'll have places to go when your time is up cuz they boot you out ASAP!
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Did you request a ground floor room?
The original hotel did not have any ground floor rooms, but 15 ground floor hotel rooms were added during the VGC expansion.
We did not request a ground floor room. I didn't even realize there were so few ground floor rooms or that we were in the "new" wing until we got home!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:20 AM   #2264
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Room views for sleeping 5? at GCh

We are a family of 4 that usually stays at GCH in theme park or DTD view room and this year we are taking our daughters friend. View is super important since I usually spend my afternoons on the balcony so I am curious as to what rooms have a view and also bunk beds?

I know the daybed rooms at GCH are over the entrance and I don't know about that view plus there is no guarantee.

Any advice or knowledge would be great!!
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Perhaps they meant "max 6 actually staying inside cabana" cuz they did not have a problem with my group going in & out. TV inside was great for the few wanting to hang with the family but catch the ball game at the same time. The rest of us took a lounge chair directly in front of our cabana ( they will have a welcome ---- family sign in front of each(only four)cabana! When our teenagers were in pool, we would try and save our extra lounge chairs. If possible try an request either end cabana if you have a large party so you'll have places to go when your time is up cuz they boot you out ASAP!


Well, last night I called the hotel directly and spoke to Samantha, who couldn't have been more nicer. I booked a cabana for a 2pm to 6pm time slot and said I got a discount for booking early. IMO, slowing down a little on vacation and enjoying some pool time is well worth it. For a $110 dollars, I figure it wouldn't hurt to try this once and why not? The GC is a beautiful hotel and it's nice knowing I have a reserved spot, with shade, and drinks provided. She also noted since it's my boys birthday while we're there, there will be a surprise waiting for them. I'm really looking forward to this trip and being there for 5 days, I don't have to worry about missing anything by taking some breaks.
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