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Old 06-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #2311
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We checked out yesterday. When we got to the airport, my DD realized she didn't have her kindle. I called the hotel right away. Luckily, they found it and fed exed it overnight to me. So grateful!
I'm so glad they found it!
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:09 AM   #2312
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What is really going to spoil us is the 1 bedroom villa.
You will not want to stay in a regular hotel room again
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #2313
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Just wanted to confirm that the room we had overlooking DTD was 5155. I will go back and edit my old posts in order to avoid confusion! Sorry about that

If you want a great view of fireworks but still want to access your room through the main lobby elevators, the rooms along this floor overlooking Downtown Disney are great. All the rooms next to us were also just as good. While we sat on our balcony in the evenings watching fireworks, many of the other rooms near us did too. It was like a little party!
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:39 PM   #2314
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Just wanted to confirm that the room we had overlooking DTD was 5155. I will go back and edit my old posts in order to avoid confusion! Sorry about that

If you want a great view of fireworks but still want to access your room through the main lobby elevators, the rooms along this floor overlooking Downtown Disney are great. All the rooms next to us were also just as good. While we sat on our balcony in the evenings watching fireworks, many of the other rooms near us did too. It was like a little party!
Are you able to request such a specific area upon check-in? I know you can only request and that they won't guarantee anything but what are the odds? Right now, we just have concierge level reservations but I'm really ready to upgrade that to include a DTD view since we'll be there in mid Sept, park closing early and we love to people watch.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:41 PM   #2315
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Just got back from 3 nights. The stay was fantastic! We were upgraded from a standard room to a downtown disney view without even asking room was super clean and I did not feel it was small as I have read. We had 2 queen beds. They had no problem getting us an adjoining room we had 5137 and 5139. Recv'd a birthday button, balloons, and signed character photos upon check in. We were greeted as soon as we got off the shuttle and taken directly to registration where we waited maybe 2 minutes before we were helped. The check in process was a bit long but we did have 2 rooms to check in. All in all it was a really good experience.My favorite part was the cabana. We rented it all day but actually only stayed about 4 hours it was amazing and worth every penny. Not sure if we will stay here again but we had a lot of fun and no complaints at all!

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Old 06-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #2316
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Just got back from 3 nights. The stay was fantastic! We were upgraded from a standard room to a downtown disney view without even asking room was super clean and I did not feel it was small as I have read. We had 2 queen beds. They had no problem getting us an adjoining room we had 5137 and 5139. Recv'd a birthday button, balloons, and signed character photos upon check in. We were greeted as soon as we got off the shuttle and taken directly to registration where we waited maybe 2 minutes before we were helped. The check in process was a bit long but we did have 2 rooms to check in. All in all it was a really good experience.My favorite part was the cabana. We rented it all day but actually only stayed about 4 hours it was amazing and worth every penny. Not sure if we will stay here again but we had a lot of fun and no complaints at all!
Sounds like an awesome trip!
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #2317
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Thanks so much for all the responses ☺

Jack…We are going the last week of July….I called and asked for DTD with bunk beds 2 adults 3 children and they said DTD view does not sleep 5? Which was odd since they are the same rooms…they said there were no bunk beds available. I tried online for DTD view but when I enter 5 guests it will not give me DTD view option. When I enter 4 guests it does? Odd yes…oh well. I did request courtyard for the standard and I will probably call back and insist they have DTD view with bunk beds ☺

Nonsuch….we almost did GC DVC last year…at the time they only had a few left but we did the tour and thought about it but we had a opportunity to buy a vacation cabin so my husband won that battle …..but at least I still get to go to Disneyland ☺

Lisa…thanks again for the info. As of right now we have the AP rate of $334 a night for the standard so I guess I will call back and look into the DTD view since I have something to go off of!

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #2318
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Just got back from 3 nights. The stay was fantastic! We were upgraded from a standard room to a downtown disney view without even asking room was super clean and I did not feel it was small as I have read. We had 2 queen beds. They had no problem getting us an adjoining room we had 5137 and 5139. Recv'd a birthday button, balloons, and signed character photos upon check in. We were greeted as soon as we got off the shuttle and taken directly to registration where we waited maybe 2 minutes before we were helped. The check in process was a bit long but we did have 2 rooms to check in. All in all it was a really good experience.My favorite part was the cabana. We rented it all day but actually only stayed about 4 hours it was amazing and worth every penny. Not sure if we will stay here again but we had a lot of fun and no complaints at all!
Awesome! Can't wait to try out the cabana's this trip. Glad to hear you had such a good time.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:02 PM   #2319
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We were upgraded from a standard room to a downtown disney view without even asking...
They had no problem getting us an adjoining room we had 5137 and 5139.
The adjoining room request might have resulted in the view upgrade
I had a view upgrade when I requested a room with bunk beds
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #2320
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Just wanted to share that my GCV waitlist for Nov 30 came through! Gosh, I love that resort!
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:46 PM   #2321
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Just wanted to share that my GCV waitlist for Nov 30 came through! Gosh, I love that resort!
That's awesome, Jenny! Just had to thank you for your suggestion about renting DVC points for our trip last year. It was too late for last year's trip but we are staying at GCV in September. Thank you!
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:23 PM   #2322
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That's awesome, Jenny! Just had to thank you for your suggestion about renting DVC points for our trip last year. It was too late for last year's trip but we are staying at GCV in September. Thank you!
I'm so glad! You are going to love it. It's a beautiful resort.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:43 PM   #2323
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In all the years we've been going to Disneyland, the only time we have been on the grounds of GCH was to go into Whitewater Snacks once. We have never even seen the lobby. Can't wait!
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:12 PM   #2324
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If you click on my ptr below, I posted a ton of pics. You are going to flip! Seriously. It will be hard to stay anywhere else. How much per point? Is that too personal? I've seen the GCV up to $13 per point.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #2325
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