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Old 03-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #3091
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Just back from a 5 night stay at GC. I liked it, but....

Why on earth does such a nice resort have such cheap, awful toilet paper?
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #3092
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Just back from a 5 night stay at GC. I liked it, but....

Why on earth does such a nice resort have such cheap, awful toilet paper?
We thought we were the only ones who think like that! We don't ever go on vacation without bringing our Charmin along!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #3093
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We thought we were the only ones who think like that! We don't ever go on vacation without bringing our Charmin along!
I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere with such awful toilet paper. I'm packing my own t.p. next time. I'm sure my backside will thank me! lol
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:40 PM   #3094
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We will be in SoCal for a week. We could not get a villa at the 7 month mark so are staying in a GCH room. Does anyone have experience using the laundry area in the hotel? Is it convenient? Do they work okay?

This will change how I pack. I may only do one load of whites if it is sketchy or small or takes a long time (or maybe go offsite). Or if it's just fine, I will do all the clothes and take less.

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When we stayed at GCH in 2011 I used the laundry facilities. I recall there being two laundry rooms in different areas of the hotel. I used the one near the Villas. It was clean and had about 3 or 4 washing machines and the same amount of dryers. The only problem I recall having at the time was the change/token machine was not working. I did my washing late at night when the rest of my family were sleeping, (and I was wide awake due to jetlag!) so I took a book enjoyed the peace & quiet!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #3095
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...Does anyone have experience using the laundry area in the hotel? Is it convenient? Do they work okay?
I have no experience actually using the guest laundry, but have some information to share
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...I may only do one load of whites if it is sketchy or small or takes a long time (or maybe go offsite).
I don't know what you consider "sketchy", but the the large main laundry feels rather isolated. The machines and rooms seem well maintained.


The main laundry is located on the second floor near the elevators located between Storytellers and Napa Rose. These elevators are the only access, since the second floor in this area does not directly connect to other areas of the hotel. A hotel key is required for access. There are 6 washers and 12 dryers. There is also a counter for folding and a table and chairs, but it would be much more pleasant to wait elsewhere.


The second laundry is located on the first floor and was added during the VGC expansion for use by guests in studio villas, but it is open to all GCH guests. It's actually open to anyone, although the door has a keycard lock it is generally unlocked. This area of the hotel is relatively quiet and even the ice/vending rooms are unlocked. There are 2 washers and 4 dryers.


Directly across the hall are double doors to the BBQ area for the VGC. A nice place to wait, the screams from Goofys Sky School make it feel like you're inside the park
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #3096
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Nonsuch,
I have never seen the laundry area & didn't know one of them would be by the BBQ -which WE WILL BE USING FOR STEAK DINNER ON SUNDAY! LOL!!! I just hope it's not raining at the time! Love the fact that we can totally count on you with all the ins n outs of our home away from home!! Thanks for keeping us so well informed!! You're the bomb!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:52 AM   #3097
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Oh my goodness! I totally agree about the toilet paper! I can't figure out how they think they are saving money with one-ply paper. You just use more. I can't figure out the shower heads that dribble out the water either. I just have to stand in there longer. Sheesh!
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:14 AM   #3098
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We thought we were the only ones who think like that! We don't ever go on vacation without bringing our Charmin along!
I think it's Disney in general because I bought Cottonelle when we were staying at WDW and put it in my OL. Unfortunately my DP steals all the TP when we stay there. Thinks its part of our dues!
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #3099
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Thank you for the laundry room pictures. That does not look sketchy. You should see where I had to laundry in Strasbourg, France, and I survived that. I like knowing I can do all the laundry at once so I think that is what I will do. I will probably just take a roll of quarters along.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #3100
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...I will probably just take a roll of quarters along.
The machines use tokens.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:42 PM   #3101
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...and there is a token machine in the laundry room that takes dollars.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:08 AM   #3102
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Hi all, this is my first post but have to admit that I read the boards regularly and got some great info and tips from all of you! I just returned from a stay at the GCH and used the main laundry facilities twice. Very clean and well maintained. The token machine takes bills, and the cost is $1 per token. The washers are 2 tokens per load and the cycle takes about 40 minutes, and the dryers are also 2 tokens per load and the cycle takes about 45 minutes. There is also a detergent/dryer sheet dispenser and I think they are 1 token per product. Hope this helps!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #3103
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On the "Sketchy" issue....
We've used the laundry room in the DVC wing and didn't think it was "sketchy" at all. Unfortunately, we did stumble upon something on our trip this past January that was.

Shortly after checking in to our DVC Villa (4 or 5pm?), I took my 5 yo son up to the balcony to get a look at PP. Walking by the room with the ice machines, he asked what they were so I opened the door (no key card). Lying on the floor was a used prophylactic. We hurried out. I alerted a CM at the Guest Services desk (who looked pretty horrified) and I have no doubt it was promptly removed.
It was, however, a good reminder that the building is open to anyone, and those areas are open to anyone, and they don't seem to have surveillance.

As a kid, I remember my cousins and sister fighting over who got to go fill the ice bucket. After this, it probably won't be the same with my kid.

Everything else on our 8 night stay was beyond wonderful. This was such an odd occurrence that I don't think I've told anyone about it until now. The use of the word "sketchy" just jogged the memory.
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Thank you for the help on the laundry and on the PP...... eewwwwwww......
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #3105
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We just reserved our room for May 9-14 but all they had available was Standard View. I'm really bummed because we really want Premium Theme Park View like we've had twice in the past. The CM told us to call back to see if there are any cancellations so we can upgrade.

Has anyone successfully done this? I'm thinking I'd rather stay @ DLH Upper Pool View for the same price.
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