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Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #1696
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I have seen 2 types: 12 cup Mr Coffee with basket filter and 12 cup Cuisinart with cone filter.
It would not be surprising to see various different models used as old units are broken and replaced.
I am at VGC now, our room has Mr Coffee.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #1697
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I am at VGC now, our room has Mr Coffee.
How are the crowds so far?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #1698
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Hi Everyone! DH and I are GCV owners. I first found DISboards when we made our first trip to DLR for our 30th Anniversary. We fell in love with DL. Though we live just south of WDW and make frequent trips with family and friends I can't wait till our next trip to Anaheim.

DH and I have started saving and planning and we will be including our DS and DD and their families. I was wondering if anyone has been in or seen the views from the 3br grand villas? I am particularly interested in 4522 that looks out over DCA.
The view in # 4522 is so awesome! It's like looking into YOUR backyard!! I feel that your so close to the park that if someone (who has good arms) pitched me off the balcony I could either be in line for Little Mermaid ride OR get in through the back door! That is if I could land feet first!! LOL!! We were just there this past May and had friends stay with us who absolutely could have sat in the living room chair just starring out though the LARGE picture WINDOW ALL DAY!! He kept saying how "it feels like I'm (he) the owner of this... look and behold!" So funny!! Although other villas have great views too, THIS room with the BIG window framing the park leaves a HUGE impression on people when entering the room & standing at the foyer!! Bay Lake Towers to me doesn't even match up!!
Our stay was 3 nights so most of us saw WOC about 6 times! The pool table upstairs kept people occupied when we needed some down time & just because we live close by my 15 yr old likes to bring his xbox which they do have hook ups for. Also hooked up karaoke through TV speakers & used the long dining table for playing poker WHILE watching WOC!! This was our 3rd time in the Grand Villas at VGC with the other 2 staying poolside! You can do all same things there as well EXCEPT for the incredible PARK VIEW with WOC show!! YOU will love this room!! Enjoy your time there!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:30 PM   #1699
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Just booked a 2 bedroom villa june 2nd-7th. Actually banked points this year for the first time in 5 years after borrowing almost every year. Have 540 points and have never used any point anywhere but Disneyland. Maybe it's time to spread my wings next year and go to Florida or Hawaii. My wife passed away unexpectedly this July from cancer and I don't seem to have the desire to do Disney like I used to. I hope that will pass too. By the way, June had alot of openings when I booked.
So sorry to hear about your loss. To your point, maybe a trip to Florida or Hawaii may be a good way to treat yourself to a little of that Disney magic....
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #1700
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Have 540 points and have never used any point anywhere but Disneyland. Maybe it's time to spread my wings next year and go to Florida or Hawaii. My wife passed away unexpectedly this July from cancer and I don't seem to have the desire to do Disney like I used to. I hope that will pass too.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your wife. I can understand your wanting to go someplace different as my father felt the same way after my mother passed. The Aulani resort is a beautiful and relaxing place to soothe your soul, maybe you could take another family member or close friend for companionship?
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How are the crowds so far?
We arrived Saturday, it was very crowded over the weekend. Yesterday and today, not bad.

Did Radiator Springs at night using the single rider line, about 30 minutes.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #1702
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The view in # 4522 is so awesome! It's like looking into YOUR backyard!! I feel that your so close to the park that if someone (who has good arms) pitched me off the balcony I could either be in line for Little Mermaid ride OR get in through the back door! That is if I could land feet first!! LOL!! We were just there this past May and had friends stay with us who absolutely could have sat in the living room chair just starring out though the LARGE picture WINDOW ALL DAY!! He kept saying how "it feels like I'm (he) the owner of this... look and behold!" So funny!! Although other villas have great views too, THIS room with the BIG window framing the park leaves a HUGE impression on people when entering the room & standing at the foyer!! Bay Lake Towers to me doesn't even match up!!
Our stay was 3 nights so most of us saw WOC about 6 times! The pool table upstairs kept people occupied when we needed some down time & just because we live close by my 15 yr old likes to bring his xbox which they do have hook ups for. Also hooked up karaoke through TV speakers & used the long dining table for playing poker WHILE watching WOC!! This was our 3rd time in the Grand Villas at VGC with the other 2 staying poolside! You can do all same things there as well EXCEPT for the incredible PARK VIEW with WOC show!! YOU will love this room!! Enjoy your time there!!
Thank you hjgaus for the wonderful description! Sounds perfect for our family gathering. We plan to be there at least 5 nights, possibly 7. It's funny ...DH and I have two trips to WDW planned in the next few months which are just two of the four or five trips we take every year but all I can think about is our family reunion trip to GCV and DL. DH jokes that if we win the lottery the first thing we will do is add points and move up our trip! Till then I will continue to budget and plan and DIS boards will be a big part of that!

I was wondering if you had any pictures of your view from 4522? I would love to see the poolside ones too if you have them. I checked here http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=44522663 as suggested by sechelt but there were only two pics posted to look at.

Thanks again for your feedback
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:53 AM   #1703
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Your very welcome Goofy4Pooh!! I would love to send you pics though this board but I don't have a flicker or whatever acct. to do it through here but if you pm me with an email address I can send a few. I had the same problem a few months ago when trying to share my view @ Aulani but someone pm me then added on to the thread FOR me. It's funny while your waiting to come here to California, we are trying to muster up enough points to stay in Florida - we haven't been to WDW since New Years Eve 2009!!
Please let me know about the pictures & hopefully I can help out!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #1704
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Hi all..I've read through a lot, but have a couple of questions about our stay next week. We were VERY lucky to have been able to rent points for a 2 bedroom Sat through Friday. I can't wait!! Anyway, I'm working on my packing list and have a few ???'s...

There are 8 of us total. Our plan is for my in-laws to have the master bedroom (since they are paying for it!!), My family of 4-Me, DH, DD10 & DS4 in the other bedroom. 2 queen beds, right? My SIL and her daughter (22) in the living room. Does this sound doable?

Questions...
1. Is there enough room for DD & DS to sleep on the floor on air mattresses? We sleep in a king at home and DH is so tall that he needs a queen all to himself!!

2. Are there hair dryers in all the bathrooms or just the master?

3. What else should we bring? I have coffee filters (both kinds), paper towels, and extra cups. What am I forgetting?

Thanks so much for your help!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:57 PM   #1705
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Word of warning about room 1507 (1 bedroom) - we heard honking from the valets coming in and out of valet parking (blind corner, so they are required to honk) constantly during our trip - including throughout the night.

We got a too bad/so sad/we're booked and can't move you response to our concerns.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #1706
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Hi all..I've read through a lot, but have a couple of questions about our stay next week. We were VERY lucky to have been able to rent points for a 2 bedroom Sat through Friday. I can't wait!! Anyway, I'm working on my packing list and have a few ???'s...

There are 8 of us total. Our plan is for my in-laws to have the master bedroom (since they are paying for it!!), My family of 4-Me, DH, DD10 & DS4 in the other bedroom. 2 queen beds, right? My SIL and her daughter (22) in the living room. Does this sound doable?

Questions...
1. Is there enough room for DD & DS to sleep on the floor on air mattresses? We sleep in a king at home and DH is so tall that he needs a queen all to himself!!

2. Are there hair dryers in all the bathrooms or just the master?

3. What else should we bring? I have coffee filters (both kinds), paper towels, and extra cups. What am I forgetting?

Thanks so much for your help!!
If you're not already sure, better check to make sure you have a dedicated 2br instead of a lock off. The dedicated will have 2queens, the lock off will have one queen and a foldout couch. You should be able to tell on your reservation as you have to book a category when the reservation is made.

There was some pretty good floor space in the 2nd bedroom, seems like you'd be able to fit an air mattress in somewhere - maybe the entryway part of the bedroom if nothing else.

If your sil and niece are sharing the pullout in the living room, another option is maybe your daughter would like to sleep on the Pullman below the tv in the living room. Our daughter loved sleeping in it when she was 10 - thought it was cool/special.
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If you're not already sure, better check to make sure you have a dedicated 2br instead of a lock off. The dedicated will have 2queens, the lock off will have one queen and a foldout couch. You should be able to tell on your reservation as you have to book a category when the reservation is made.

There was some pretty good floor space in the 2nd bedroom, seems like you'd be able to fit an air mattress in somewhere - maybe the entryway part of the bedroom if nothing else.

If your sil and niece are sharing the pullout in the living room, another option is maybe your daughter would like to sleep on the Pullman below the tv in the living room. Our daughter loved sleeping in it when she was 10 - thought it was cool/special.
Thanks so much I'll have my FIL call and confirm. The confirmation he got just says 2 bedroom Villa. Just out of curiosity, does the lock-off have more space? Wondering if since we have the 2 kiddos with us that might be more preferable.

So what is in the living room? Is it both a Pullman and the pullout couch in the living room? I'm just trying to picture where everyone will sleep. My FIL was told it would sleep 9, but I'm not sure where those numbers came from.

Thanks for the help!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #1708
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So what is in the living room? Is it both a Pullman and the pullout couch in the living room? I'm just trying to picture where everyone will sleep. My FIL was told it would sleep 9, but I'm not sure where those numbers came from.
It is more likely you have a dedicated 2 bedroom. Studios are the first villa type to book, which makes 2 bedroom lockoffs equally difficult to book.

Sleeps 9 = 2 in master king bed + 4 second bedroom (2 in each queen bed) + 2 in living room foldout couch + 1 in living room Murphy bed (below TV)
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #1709
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Great. Thanks so much. I would imagine that my SIL will take the couch and my niece (22) will take the Murphy bed. Can't wait!!!!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #1710
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Hi all..I've read through a lot, but have a couple of questions about our stay next week. We were VERY lucky to have been able to rent points for a 2 bedroom Sat through Friday. I can't wait!! Anyway, I'm working on my packing list and have a few ???'s...

There are 8 of us total. Our plan is for my in-laws to have the master bedroom (since they are paying for it!!), My family of 4-Me, DH, DD10 & DS4 in the other bedroom. 2 queen beds, right? My SIL and her daughter (22) in the living room. Does this sound doable?

Questions...
1. Is there enough room for DD & DS to sleep on the floor on air mattresses? We sleep in a king at home and DH is so tall that he needs a queen all to himself!!

2. Are there hair dryers in all the bathrooms or just the master?

3. What else should we bring? I have coffee filters (both kinds), paper towels, and extra cups. What am I forgetting?

Thanks so much for your help!!
Okay - We were in a 2 bedroom dedicated villa in August and tried my queen size air mattress in the room with the queen beds BUT IT DID NOT FIT!! yes I tried the little space at the foot of the door by the bathroom (even moved the little table out) but still no luck! Now keep in mind that I did not tried to adjust the other beds around like I usually do in the hotel room so my rather large 2 teenage boys had to share one of the beds while another teenage boy (son's friend) had the other bed to himself! My friend and her family (2 extra people) had the living room so couldn't do it there! Luckily it was only a 1 night stay but I over estimated the size of my air mattress (it has a head board shape to it) which we just purchased! So maybe yours will be fine or maybe just a twin size is even better! Also, yes the hair dryer in the second room (in a black bag) but not in the bathroom across from the kitchen. Enjoy your time @ VGC & DLR!!
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