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Old 05-30-2012, 04:37 AM   #16
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I have more work to do, but here it is!!
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k&a&c'smom The new information pages are wonderful, so many photos. The content is so comprehensive, I cannot imagine any better thread. Thanks for doing all of this for those of us who rely on the information.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #18
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Spectacular thread! Thank you so much for your hard work!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #21
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Thanks so much for the wonderful new thread!! It is amazing- I know it took a long time to put together and we all appreciate your hard work!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #22
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Thanks, everyone! I hope to have it finished by the end of the week.

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So, with construction going on, should I book at the Polynesian or Contemporary instead? I know we want a monorail resort...
Well, it is up to you. The construction is noticeable, no way around it. I can honestly say, if I got a decent discount I would book at the Grand for the upcoming year. If not, I'd have to look elsewhere. The resort has a different feel in the outer courtyard, due to the pool games moved there from the beach pool. However, you may not notice anything if you haven't stayed at the GF in the past.

Inside, everything feels much the same as usual. The lobby is gorgeous and relaxing, with the music in the afternoon and evening. A beautiful retreat.

It is very hard to tell anyone NOT to book, but I can't urge people to stay while the construction is going on, as it will have some impact on your stay. How much it bothers you is a personal thing, many posters have recently been to the GF and said it wasn't enough to keep them from the resort they love so much.

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #23
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CoachBagFanatic - I read your reply about the cabanas, very good plan! I should have thought about you having time to cancel after you saw it on your own, that is the same advice we all gave to several others.
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Actually very interested to see the construction...

Might be the bait to drag us back into the DVC ring...

Headed down for our first 4th of July at Gflo...

If you need anything or pics... let me know.. We are Sugar Loaf bound..
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CoachBagFanatic - I read your reply about the cabanas, very good plan! I should have thought about you having time to cancel after you saw it on your own, that is the same advice we all gave to several others.
I thought it was a good plan also. Hey if I can't pack yet, I have to keep myself occupied with something. I keep changing my dining ressies too. Man I have a problem.

Speaking of packing, DH said that he wasn't going to bring the suitcases out until the day before we leave.
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As always, kacs, a beautiful and gorgeous thread!
Love the new pictures you've added in!

THANK YOU for everthing you do for ALL of us GF junkies!

So excited for everyone going to the GF soon!
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Just browsing through the new thread - awesome! Just an FYI though, these links didn't work for me?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #28
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Good morning! The new thread is wonderful. Is it wrong I am going to miss the old one k&a&c'smom, you did an amazing job and all the photos are wonderful. There is a reason the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words" came about. Descriptions are great but photos tell the story. One thing though...the picture of the view from the GF to the Poly pre-construction

I wanted to post this link is anyone is interested. AllEars had a link to current GF DVC photos. It is well done and give you a scope of what is going on.

http://dvcnews.com/index.php/compone...n-photo-update

I have to echo what k&a&c'smom said about the construction and booking the GF. My family has been staying there for years, our first stay in 1991, when my kids were little (they are young adults now) and we have probably stayed there over 20 times since then. I gather k&a&c'smom and her family are in a similar situation. Having your kids grow up with the resort one way makes changes hard (I sound old ). As long as you know what the construction looks like then you can enjoy the resort in all it's glory I would never suggest that someone not book the GF, but I would always advise getting a good handle of the construction before making your decision.

Coachbagfanatic, I missed the post about what you are doing about the cabanas, but I gather from responses you can cancel when you get there if you chose to? Great plan.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #29
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CoachBagFanatic - Whatever works.

HFC1969 - Good point! We'll be looking forward to any and all photos, if I think of something specific before your trip, I'll be sure to mention it. Thanks!

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Just browsing through the new thread - awesome! Just an FYI though, these links didn't work for me?
OH, thank you for pointing that out - if anyone finds a broken link, speak up.

I forgot, I moved those photos to a new folder in my Photobucket account, I need to fix the link. Headed there right now.
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Wow...great updated thread!

Thank you so much for your efforts and your help!!!
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