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Old 11-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #121
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #122
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There are pics / reviews of the new pool bar food, where?
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:55 AM   #123
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Does anyone knows when will all these refurbishments will be finished? Are they just upgrading the public areas/restaurants or do they have plans to refurbish the rooms too??
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #124
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there are plans to do the rooms over also.. No date as of yet.. but it should be in the next year. They will close off a building at a time. You should not notice anything really about those rehabs unless they are doing any outside work (painting, etc. )
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #125
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We have just booked to stay at the GF from Sept 8th - 15th 2013. Have always wanted to stay at this amazing looking resort so I seriously hope our stay will not be affected by the refurbishments if there's any at that time.

By the look of it, I guess all the public areas and restaurants would have been fully refurbished by then?
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #126
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The main refurb will probably be done by then. The pool should be done by spring, Sandy Cove is already open... Gaspies is supposed to open this week... You really shouldn't know about the indoor renovations and if it is.. it will be minor.

The DVC building will probably be enclosed by then and they will be working on the inside.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:48 AM   #127
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Thanks for the info. Really good to know everything should be back to normal or near normal by then.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:53 AM   #128
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Just got back from the GF. Still LOTS of construction. Working on loading the pics...

Gasparilla's was still closed when we were there. The courtyard pool is still closed as I'm sure everyone already knows, but they weren't even working on it at all. Nothing. Not a peep coming from behind those walls. And I talked to another DISer in the elevator of the SL building and she had a view right into it from her room (we were on the other side of the building) and she said there wasn't anyone doing anything in there. Weird!

Definitely lots of work going on at the new DVC building. Lots of work and lots of noise. You can definitely hear and see it from the beach pool.

And still no beach access - all walled off.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #129
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Checking out this morning, GG is supposed to open today but as of right now the construction walls are still up.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #130
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Gasparilla's to Open Dec 22

Just got back from GF this afternoon. Staff in Mizner's said that Gasparilla's is opening on 22 Dec...as others have said, there is a LOT going on at the Grand, but it would not deter me from staying there. We had an awesome time, stayed in a garden room in Sago Cay (thanks for the advice on requesting that!) and the decorations are amazing! Despite many trips to WDW, we had never been to see the Christmas decorations and they were beautiful...already planning next year's trip! Don't miss the Candlelight Processional or the Very Merry Christmas party--so much fun!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:32 AM   #131
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they forgot to install the lights in the main pool... that's why the delay...

there are pics on wdw magic - the roof supports are being installed


Good news on Gaspies!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #132
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We have also booked two garden view rooms. Can we request a specific building? Considering conch key due to its close proximity to the boat stop but it is quite far away from the main building. Any other suggestions?
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:17 AM   #133
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Conch isn't all that far.. it's really a comfortable resort to get around in.


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Old 12-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #134
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We have also booked two garden view rooms. Can we request a specific building? Considering conch key due to its close proximity to the boat stop but it is quite far away from the main building. Any other suggestions?
We really liked the view from our Garden View in Conch Key last year. We also loved being near the boat dock as it seems like hardly anyone takes the boat over to MK in the mornings. We were the only ones on the boat one morning, it was great.
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We really liked the view from our Garden View in Conch Key last year. We also loved being near the boat dock as it seems like hardly anyone takes the boat over to MK in the mornings. We were the only ones on the boat one morning, it was great.
For us it's monorail to the MK and boat back. One stop each way. Just makes sense to us.
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