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Old 06-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #31
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Thank you so much for this thread, I was about to book the GF for DD's 21st Birthday, we are coming from the UK and I really want it be special for her, think I need to look at another resort
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #33
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I just got off the phone with a CM AT GF (not from a reservation center) who was quite informed on the project. She told me that the construction will continue through the end of 2013 until the wing opens. That being said, the "walls" will be moving in TWO to THREE weeks once work on the Beach Pool Bar is completed. She said they would "touching it up" and reworking some pipes or something, but that part of it will be completed within three weeks.

I asked about the beach and she said that, currently, most of the beach is closed to lay some or pipes or something (she didn't know what), but that was "near complete" and they were planning on opening that up soon. She said most likely (not 100% sure) by the end of June, so just in time for us and all the fourth of July travelers. The only part of the beach that will remain "walled-off" will be the portion in front of the Beach Pool!
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:49 PM   #34
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I just got off the phone with a CM AT GF (not from a reservation center) who was quite informed on the project. She told me that the construction will continue through the end of 2013 until the wing opens. That being said, the "walls" will be moving in TWO to THREE weeks once work on the Beach Pool Bar is completed. She said they would "touching it up" and reworking some pipes or something, but that part of it will be completed within three weeks.

I asked about the beach and she said that, currently, most of the beach is closed to lay some or pipes or something (she didn't know what), but that was "near complete" and they were planning on opening that up soon. She said most likely (not 100% sure) by the end of June, so just in time for us and all the fourth of July travelers. The only part of the beach that will remain "walled-off" will be the portion in front of the Beach Pool!
So does this mean that they will removing the fence along the walkway that goes to the pool as well as the pool bar cover up? That would be really cool if they did. I wouldn't mind the fence along the beach pool if that's all there was. We will be there in 23 days.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #35
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So does this mean that they will removing the fence along the walkway that goes to the pool as well as the pool bar cover up? That would be really cool if they did. I wouldn't mind the fence along the beach pool if that's all there was. We will be there in 23 days.
I sounded to me, based on what this CM told me, that the two areas (beach/pool bar and DVC Construction) were only loosely related construction-wise. It seemed like it walls would be arranged similar to the aerial shot in the first point with may be a bit more of the beach blocked off.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:38 AM   #36
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I sounded to me, based on what this CM told me, that the two areas (beach/pool bar and DVC Construction) were only loosely related construction-wise. It seemed like it walls would be arranged similar to the aerial shot in the first point with may be a bit more of the beach blocked off.
Very good. Thank you. I mean it would be nice if it were down by the time we arrived but we know what to expect ahead of time. We are happy just to be staying at the GF again.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #37
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thank you so much for posting this thread! We originally had decided against staying at the GF for our trip next June, but after much consideration, we decided that we're still going to go to the GF. (it's hard to say no!)

For us, we loved the quiet pool, so that's probably where we'll hang out instead of the beach pool...other than that, it doesn't seem like a huge inconvenience. And for us, anyway, being on the monorail is WONDERFUL!!! I have a feeling that by next June, there's going to be alot that's completed on the exterior. (I'm sure the walls will probably still be up )

This is a terrific thread to keep watching the progress!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:37 AM   #38
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Thanks for the updated info, good to know there's light at the end of the tunnel...it's just gonna take a while
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:14 AM   #39
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Is there any news/photos/scoop/dates on upcoming pool(s) refurb, walls coming down , DVC construction in general?

Mostly bumping but I love the updates.
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Anyone have new photo/updates?
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #41
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We will be going in late August. My primary concern is the impact on the monorails. Any thoughts, insight, etc. on monorail availabilty at that time?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:13 AM   #42
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #43
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Is this new info?

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #44
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I do believe this is new info. They were discussing this on the GF thread as well. One thing we noticed is that there was no construction done on the weekend. At least there wasn't when we were there.

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I do believe this is new info. They were discussing this on the GF thread as well. One thing we noticed is that there was no construction done on the weekend. At least there wasn't when we were there.
Thanks. What an eyesore, IMO. Was there any impact on your trip as a result (besides the view)?

And would it be any better if we stayed at the Poly? W are going next month.
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