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Old 07-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #2896
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Well, now you have me questioning ... again. The decision that will never be made.

Anyone have anything positive to say about theme park views at the Grand?

By the way, I was told, and I know they sometimes don't always know the right answers, but that "premium" view indicated views of Disney California Adventure, not Downtown Disney.
Try going to google maps for Disneyland. You'll be able to see just how spread out GCH is. DCA is also pretty big so a lot of rooms may overlook it but what they see will be things like the Redwood Creek Challenge or Grizzly Peak. There's nothing wrong with these views and I actually request it when staying at the villas. I find it very peaceful to be among the trees, listening to the 'birds'. However, if you want the lights and excitement of the Mickey Wheel, etc. then the new wing is where you'll see them. May also be able to see some WOC too.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #2897
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #2898
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Didn't stay at the GC this year but I had to stop and take some shots again. This is a similar shot I have taken before but showing more of the ceiling work.



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Old 07-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #2899
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #2900
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Thanks. Any other opinions? I have this romantic notion of fireworks from our balcony and a glass of wine at end of day. Very happy family, postcard-like, I know. Am I just kidding myself?
I LOVE DTD views and that is what I miss most staying at the Villas..all the sparkly lights and the music entertaining me on the balcony while I have my wine.. Of course a view of Mickey's Wheel of Death and WOC is great too, but just loved that DTD view.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:49 AM   #2901
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If you stay concierge is it like Disney World where they will book all your dining, tours, etc. before your arrival? At Disney World I haven't found that service very valuable, since they have online dining reservations, but at Disneyland, where online reservations aren't yet offered, that could be more useful.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:01 AM   #2902
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I LOVE DTD views and that is what I miss most staying at the Villas..all the sparkly lights and the music entertaining me on the balcony while I have my wine.. Of course a view of Mickey's Wheel of Death and WOC is great too, but just loved that DTD view.
I am with you, we loved out DTD view, I would sit on the balcony listen to the night music, watch the fire works and relax..I would sit there until the park closes..just very nice.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #2903
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If you stay concierge is it like Disney World where they will book all your dining, tours, etc. before your arrival? At Disney World I haven't found that service very valuable, since they have online dining reservations, but at Disneyland, where online reservations aren't yet offered, that could be more useful.
Not sure if this helps, but I know that any guest staying on DLR property can use the services of Disney Vacation Planners. For example, we wanted reservations for the Fantasmic dessert party. We called DVP before the official window opened, they took our info and called in our reservation the morning it was available, then called us back. Easy!

As far as ADRs, they are not nearly as necessary at DLR as they are at WDW, but DVP will make those too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #2904
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Not sure if this helps, but I know that any guest staying on DLR property can use the services of Disney Vacation Planners. For example, we wanted reservations for the Fantasmic dessert party. We called DVP before the official window opened, they took our info and called in our reservation the morning it was available, then called us back. Easy!

As far as ADRs, they are not nearly as necessary at DLR as they are at WDW, but DVP will make those too.
How do you get in touch with them? I did a web search but all the links I came up with were from 2006 or before.
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How do you get in touch with them? I did a web search but all the links I came up with were from 2006 or before.
The number should be at the top of the second page of your reservation confirmation sheet /email
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KC Mike, I love those pics, especially of the ceiling. Very cool!
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KC Mike, I love those pics, especially of the ceiling. Very cool!
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