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Old 05-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #2956
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Greetings! I'm a newbie to GF but WDW regular. We just switched our ressie for 4th of July from YC to GF TPV. I hope we truly have a TPV. We live in Jacksonville so we'll only be in WDW for 1 night. Have to get a dose of the patriotic magic.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:47 PM   #2957
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It's nice to hear that there is music in the background. Did you notice if the music is now piped in during the fireworks too?
I don't know because I wasn't at the pool during the fireworks.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #2958
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Love this description! Makes me feel like I am there.

What is the music you are referring to? Just Victorian music around the resort grounds or is there now music piped in at the courtyard pool specifically?
I think it is the Victorian music they play around the resort.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #2959
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Hi! Can anyone give their best guess as to how intrusive construction will be in October? Is there still a sandy beach area at GF? And where would the fireworks be best viewed?

We have already booked GF but are considering Poly (since the rooms will be recently updated) for our October stay. We are planning quite a bit of resort time this trip. Thanks!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #2960
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We've managed to squeeze a WDW weekend into our South Florida summer vacation. So excited to stay at the GF, even its its only 2 nights....hey, gotta start somewhere.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #2961
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Thanks for replying and posting pics!

I have to say, I just hate the fence. It may be for safety or access purposes but still I think it affects the open look of the GF grounds. I guess they are preparing the pools for the DVC - they may start checking Key Cards.

I think we'll pass on GF this stay. We love staying there esp at SL, but there's too much going on right now.
By constructing a new pool or renovating an existing one, WDW became subject to (Florida state?) laws or regulations that require a fence around the pool. I'm surprised it wasn't required before. Here in Mass., all pools require a fence around them. It's a safety thing, not a DVC thing (though I can imagine this will make it easier for them to check resort cards as they currently do at YC/BC).
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:24 AM   #2962
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I don't know because I wasn't at the pool during the fireworks.
At one time you were able to hear the music from the Magic Kingdom while the fireworks show was happening. This was heard in front of Gasparillas. Don't know if that has been brought back or not.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #2963
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http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/disn...-this-week.htm
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #2964
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I agree with you completely. If they HAVE to put up DVC at the Poly, they should just keep it on one end - the GF end, and leave everything else alone. I am so sad they are going to possibly ruin one of the best WDW resorts like this.
I could not agree more! With that being said we are looking into moving over from the Poly to GF because of all the impending construction there. Where is the best buildig for MK view rooms? It there a thread or website that has pics of the views? I thought all construction was done at GF? When will things be completed? Alot of questions I know! Lol
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #2965
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It's nice to hear that there is music in the background. Did you notice if the music is now piped in during the fireworks too?
You can hear the Wishes music by Narcoossee's. we have eaten there twice, last time in January. They pipe in the music, outside too as many go outside on the veranda to watch.
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I could not agree more! With that being said we are looking into moving over from the Poly to GF because of all the impending construction there. Where is the best buildig for MK view rooms? It there a thread or website that has pics of the views? I thought all construction was done at GF? When will things be completed? Alot of questions I know! Lol
GF construction not done. DVC Villas still very much under construction. Some photos here at 2/3 the way down the page through this link:

http://wdwnt.com/dirk-wallens-513-52...-photo-report/

Blue walls up between Beach Pool and lagoon. The rest of the resort is pretty much shiny new, though, with refurbs complete in last year including big ones to Courtyard Pool and Gasparillas.

touringplans.com is working on publishing views from all resort rooms (or maybe it's just Deluxe rooms?) at WDW. Not sure the status of that project, though.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:29 PM   #2967
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Just an FYI for those curious about when the construction will be complete. The DVC at GF has an opening date of Oct. 23rd 2013.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #2968
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Just an FYI for those curious about when the construction will be complete. The DVC at GF has an opening date of Oct. 23rd 2013.
Thanks so much for this info. Nice to know that construction will be complete when we are considering staying at the GF!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #2969
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Hello everyone,

Can anyone tell me whether Sugarloaf or the main building is more likely not to be affected by the construction noise? My in laws are joining us for vacation this year, and will be staying club level part of the time at the GF. They would like to book whichever one is farthest from the construction, and least likely to affect them. I thought I'd ask here, since we have never stayed at the GF so I don't know its layout well. I don't want to lead them astray.

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Hello everyone,

Can anyone tell me whether Sugarloaf or the main building is more likely not to be affected by the construction noise? My in laws are joining us for vacation this year, and will be staying club level part of the time at the GF. They would like to book whichever one is farthest from the construction, and least likely to affect them. I thought I'd ask here, since we have never stayed at the GF so I don't know its layout well. I don't want to lead them astray.

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Sugarloaf is farther from construction. We were upgraded to Sugarloaf last year for our anniversary and it was lovely!




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