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Old 04-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #2716
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Thanks for the photo, Tink rules - I like that fence much better. I'd rather have no fence, but one that looks like the photo would be prettier than the utility look of the one there now.

I wish they had used a natural fencing, like taller shrubs, or at least camouflaged the fencing like they do at AKL.

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Checking into the grand floridian on Saturday.

Please let me know if there is anything you want photos of or any questions you have about things happening on property. I'd be happy to help!
One more day, woohoo!! Safe travels, have a Grand vacation!

If you think of it, you might check if the new courtyard pool still has ping pong. I can't see the table in any of the photos, but it's possibly relocated.

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The fence (possibly being a temporary one) referred to in the above posts...is it the one around the CY pool being referred to?

10 more days and we're checking in!!! Just cannot wait!!
Yes, we've been discussing the new fence around the courtyard pool. The photo Tink rules posted is from the GF spa.

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k&a&c'smom 2010 when we stayed at Poly. We flew in late afternoon, and had a short 5 min wait for DME. They're were only around 6 families on the bus. After everyone was on we left for wdw. And it was just the MK area resorts for the drop offs. We were the only ones getting off at Poly.

We rarely use DME coming in because we usually fly into Lauderdale to visit family first, then drive up to wdw, but this trip we did it in reverse, so flew into MCO.

I was very pleased with DME. No waiting on bus for more people, that some report, and when we arrived, we went to our room to chance into bathing suits for a did into the pool, then when we got back to our room our luggage was there. We were gone not even an hour.

Our other trip we flew in, jan 2012 for WL stay we used DME too, and again, only MK resorts on bus.

I'm really surprised that there was a POR drop off on your DME. It must have been a fluke.
Yes, it absolutely was a fluke, as the driver was asked if he could take the guests on the PO route and he popped his head in and said we'd be making a detour. I know it was due to the late hour, but I'm sure everyone was tired and having two extra resorts in the Epcot area wasn't happy news.

Thanks for describing your experience! We've used ME 3 or 4 times, and each time it has been slightly different. Twice we had to sit on the bus and wait for more guests to board - seemed they were waiting for a bus load, if you know what I mean. Once, we headed off right after boarding.

It's a great option if you prefer not to rent a car - and as you say, the luggage service is convenient.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #2717
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they are waiting for the new fence to arrive...
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #2718
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they are waiting for the new fence to arrive...
For the courtyard pool, you mean? If so, any indication as to what the new fence will look like? Similar to the spa fence pic you posted perhaps?
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For the courtyard pool, you mean? If so, any indication as to what the new fence will look like? Similar to the spa fence pic you posted perhaps?
Same question here...I'm confused by above posts as to whether it's the CY pool fence or the fence by the spa that is temporary. Either way, I'm eager to learn (in a few days ) whether or not that fence around the pool totally takes away that free-flowing aspect of the grounds of the GF.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #2720
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Same question here...I'm confused by above posts as to whether it's the CY pool fence or the fence by the spa that is temporary. Either way, I'm eager to learn (in a few days ) whether or not that fence around the pool totally takes away that free-flowing aspect of the grounds of the GF.
Tink rules has posted the courtyard fence is rumored to be a temporary one, and the permanent fence is ordered. She posted a photo of the spa fence for reference of what the rumored courtyard pool fence might look like. That's the way I took it, anyway.

Like you, I can't wait to get there and see everything in person.
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We check in to our first GF stay tomorrow! So excited!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #2722
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We check in to our first GF stay tomorrow! So excited!
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We check in to our first GF stay tomorrow! So excited!
Awesome!! Safe travels and have a Grand vacation.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #2724
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Tink rules has posted the courtyard fence is rumored to be a temporary one, and the permanent fence is ordered. She posted a photo of the spa fence for reference of what the rumored courtyard pool fence might look like. That's the way I took it, anyway.

Like you, I can't wait to get there and see everything in person.
The info came from a CM in RPC....

the fence that is there now... is held together by twist ties... pretty sure it's only temporary...
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This is the picture of the fence with the plastic ties... does NOT look permanent...



& THIS is the picture of the fence by the spa... MUCH more with the themeing of the grand...




Lets hope it looks like that!
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LOL! Yes, let's hope that is NOT permanent. Thanks for clarifying, Tink rules. I think the spa fence is much prettier and definitely more in keeping with the look of the resort.
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Yeah, but why a fence at all??
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #2729
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So we are set to arrive in 45 more days for our first trip to the Grand as our usual hotel is the Contemporary but there were no openings when I made the reservations. We have a garden view room. I have a couple of questions:

1. Is there a building that is better than another? We'd like one as close to the main building as possible.

2. My aunt LOVES to sit on the balcony and people watch. Will she be able to see anything with a garden view?

3. I've been spoiled by the contemporary running down on the elevator to refill my mugs . How big of a deal is it going to be getting to GG?


Thanks in advance for the advice
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Definitely a nicer looking fence. And if the put nice shrubs and plants around it, it won't look bad. Thanks for the info & pics!
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