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Old 12-08-2012, 12:27 PM   #1981
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Thanks jojo and DansDad... I'll give the res line a call today and see what they say.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #1982
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You are welcome, Have a GRAND time!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #1983
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Here now. Checked in this morning and room in Sugar Loaf was ready at 11AM We loved the personal attention at check in and it certainly was a breeze. Construction is truly not an issue for us, for which I am grateful. The fences are tastefully done and while we do miss the courtyard pool, there are so many other things to do.
The food in the lounge is adequate and appropriate, the temperature is perfect for us 'northern' folks, and while it does seem a bit more 'crowded' for this time of year, we feel very happy on this first day. The only 'complaint' are the obnoxious neighbors in the room next door who are allowing their children to scream and what sounds like jumping from bed to bed, keeping myself and dh awake. A polite knock on the wall was heard by children and adults, but apparently not understood. I certainly understand having excited children, we have two, but not at 11:25 PM! LOL Perhaps this is their first night, and tomorrow will be better. We are happy to answer any questions folks have - we are hear until Sunday, then on to the Yacht Club for our first split stay.
Hope you're having a Grand time! We're coming in next weekend for the week. Is there any update on when Gasparilla Grill and Games will reopen? Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #1984
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Hi Tamj,
We wished it was opened when we were there last week it didn't seem that they were working on it much.We peeked inside and it looked like they had just painted it.I hope for you it is done on time.You never know though now that the pool was pushed back to spring!!!!!!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #1985
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We wished it was opened when we were there last week it didn't seem that they were working on it much.We peeked inside and it looked like they had just painted it.I hope for you it is done on time.You never know though now that the pool was pushed back to spring!!!!!!
Ugh. This is not good news. If the pool is going to still be walled off AND GG isn't going to be open, then I'm going to switch my reservation to AKL. I thought I was going to be able to avoid all of this by waiting until late December
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Hi, johnsonet. Good to see you.

I actually hoped painting was a good sign. Isn't that the last thing that is done with a refurb??? Other than stocking the shelves, turning on the grills, etc.., of course. I would think they wouldn't take a chance of construction equipment hitting freshly pained walls.

At any rate, hope your trip works out.
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Hi, johnsonet. Good to see you.

I actually hoped painting was a good sign. Isn't that the last thing that is done with a refurb??? Other than stocking the shelves, turning on the grills, etc.., of course. I would think they wouldn't take a chance of construction equipment hitting freshly pained walls.

At any rate, hope your trip works out.
I hope painting is a great sign too! It will be SUCH a blessing to have that available for my boys. It means hubby and I could grab a few minutes a lone-or more depending on how much $$ we give the boys for the arcade and food.

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Ugh. This is not good news. If the pool is going to still be walled off AND GG isn't going to be open, then I'm going to switch my reservation to AKL. I thought I was going to be able to avoid all of this by waiting until late December
For sure the pool will still be closed, but the slide pool and the new splash area is open. I've heard really good things about the splash/play area. AND, we've been told the GG will be open by the end of Dec. I'm just selfishly hoping and praying it will be NEXT week vs the following.

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We wished it was opened when we were there last week it didn't seem that they were working on it much.We peeked inside and it looked like they had just painted it.I hope for you it is done on time.You never know though now that the pool was pushed back to spring!!!!!!
Thanks. I hope it's coming along quickly now after the paint has gone up. What were the other food options like? My concern is having to leave the resort to find quick service for my boys and us...and mug refills (especially coffee).
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The pool bar was actually very good but not a lot of choices,we stopped there a few times before going back the room they we open until 11 and there you could refill your mugs too
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The pool bar was actually very good but not a lot of choices,we stopped there a few times before going back the room they we open until 11 and there you could refill your mugs too
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #1990
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Hope so, BCV23 But jojo's post didn't make it sound as though there was much work going on.

I've got a couple more weeks left - I'll be counting on Diser updates

Thanks about the other info, tamj. I got a letter about the pool closure, so that I was already disappointed over (not b/c I care about swimming but just in terms of ambiance). Anyway, one way or another everything will work out
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Hope so, BCV23 But jojo's post didn't make it sound as though there was much work going on.
I reread jojo's post and see what you mean. Quiet in the same manner as the pool refurbishment???? Sure hope not. I took it as a good sign that no more major work was happening and painting was finished. Fingers crossed it is open for you and tamj as well as everyone else going for the holidays.
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Thanks! I don't have the adapter, so I will just request one. If they can't accommodate, it won't be a big deal.

I actually have another, more pressing question. I just did our online check-in and requested Sago Cay (we are booked in a regular GV room) but the online thing said that it could not accommodate our request! Has this happened to anyone? It makes me really nervous. What would you suggest I do - call the reservations line and try to speak with someone? I really don't want to be looking at construction and SC is a perfect building for us location-wise... Please help!
Same thing happened to me when I did online check in and wanted Sago Cay. I called and had the request added and was given a perfect room looking out over a finger of water w/ the monorail behind it in Sago Cay when I arrived 11/27.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #1993
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Here Now

Pool construction doesn't bother me since I changed to theme park view. I would mind it if I had to see it from the room but walking by doesn't bother me. My five year old loved the new Alice in Wonderland themed play area. The pool bar and Mizners can refill mugs and you can get breakfast items at Mizners.

I am glad I changed to TPV. Also was able to book bounce back for next year
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:59 AM   #1994
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When were you there? We didn't see a bounceback offer in our room !!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 AM   #1995
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No flyer, called 8844

Here now until 12/16. I just called 8844 from the room. No flyer yet but the dates are as the first poster listed. I went ahead and booked ASAP since I really wanted GF TPV again.
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