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Old 07-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #3406
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sue m, i am going the exact same day as you, for ten days, also at GF and BC (i know you are YC). we are doing 6 days at BC CL then 4 at GF RPC!
The best of both worlds!! We loved BC CL aug 2011, then stayed AKL CL Aug 2012. No CL this trip
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Candy Orlando, I forgot to say congratulations on your purchase of the VGF! We are going to see the models on the 16th, the day we arrive. We are not too excited, are we?
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #3408
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Candy Orlando, I forgot to say congratulations on your purchase of the VGF! We are going to see the models on the 16th, the day we arrive. We are not too excited, are we?
Thank you, MommyGina, you will love the model. They used top of the line appliances, counters, tile, floors, etc. My husband and I were so impressed we bought enough points for two weeks a year in a one bedroom. The Grand is so beautiful. I love listening to classical music while having tea and scones in the Garden View Lounge.
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... The Grand is so beautiful. I love listening to classical music while having tea and scones in the Garden View Lounge.
We love this as well...It is soooo relaxing .
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:03 AM   #3410
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Congrats on your purchase ! The reason I asked is we purchased at the beach club never thinking back then that they would ever build at the grand Don't know whether to buy , we have so many points at the beach club but we stay at the grand every year. I'm thinking it will be pretty hard to get in VGF with these points. Wish we would have waited.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:28 AM   #3411
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We had an amazing honeymoon at Grand Floridian in 2011, now I am super excited to be returning with the whole family in a 2-bedroom villa Oct. 31-Nov.6. Can't wait to stay in the new building!
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Just as an FYI, the Epcot resorts do provide 20 oz. bottles of water to take to the parks. It would be nice if the GF did the same.
Thanks Mousemommy1 That might be unique to YC/BC ..not sure..?? I stayed CL at the BWI in February and don't recall seeing the individual bottles of water....I might have been traumatized by that pool tho and overlooked them?? LOL....
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:52 PM   #3412
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Just left after 10 days at the Grand. They will have to be working like crazy to be done with the villas by Oct 23.

MommaGina- wait until you see the studio and 1 bedroom - unbelievable!

I really like what they have done with the courtyard pool.

When we were there magic bands were being tested with CR and AKL guests that checked in on the 21st. We had the kttw card and I really like the tap and pay, tap and enter.

BOG lunch is going to be part of the fast pass +
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #3413
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LOTS of fininshing going on a GF DVC. Wall looks to be very tight to the DVC main building with the beach almost fully open, and the walkway looks open all the way around the new building past the wedding pav. and all the way to the Poly !

Here is a link for updates if anyone is interested in some good updated pics and read. From Josh at Easy WDW. Love his writing style, lol.
http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...nd/#more-11377

We are so excited for our upcoming stay to GF Sugarloaf in a few weeks (only 20 sleeps to go ),now that everything is coming along so nicely. I will admit that we were quite nervous to stay at GF with some of the construction going on. We saw it first hand in October, and I cant believe how far along they have come !!! I am going to go out on a limb and say the exterior of the main building will be done in 2-4 weeks or so.........hopefully before we get there ! maybe the wall will be totally gone very soon .

Just wanted to let everyone in on the newest updates, with a nice read and pics to go with it !

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Old 07-05-2013, 07:09 PM   #3414
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LOTS of fininshing going on a GF DVC. Wall looks to be very tight to the DVC main building with the beach almost fully open, and the walkway looks to open all the way around the new building past the wedding pav. and all the way to the Poly !

Here is a link for updates if anyone is interested in some good updated pics and read. From Josh at Easy WDW. Love his writing style, lol.
http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...nd/#more-11377

We are so excited for our upcoming stay to GF Sugarloaf in a few weeks (only 20 sleeps to go ),now that everything is coming along so nicely. I will admit that we were quite nervous to stay at GF with some of the construction going on. We saw it first hand in October, and I cant believe how far along they have come !!! I am going to go out on a limb and say the exterior of the main building will be done in 2 weeks or so.........hopefully before we get there ! maybe the wall will be totally gone very soon .

Just wanted to let everyone in on the newest updates, with a nice read and pice to go with it !

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I agree that it look's like a lot of progress has been made in Josh's update. The resort is really coming together. Can't wait to see it once they open. Hopefully that'll mean an announcement of other resort improvements, like a resort room renovation.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #3415
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Didn't really hear any construction noises.. noticed regular landscaping noises more.

Walkway is open all the way to Poly Beach. There are a couple of beach cabanas available.
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Walkway is open all the way to Poly Beach. There are a couple of beach cabanas available.
All good news!
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yay! So glad to hear the beach is open
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yay! So glad to hear the beach is open
I thought the sidewalk area with the steps that lead down to the beach was well done.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:37 AM   #3419
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Hello, GF lovers!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth with lots of love and family.

I have been battling a back injury (re-injury of old back strain) and have been offline for a few days. I need to go back and read all the posts to get updated on everyone's trip plans.

Sydrome, thanks for the link to the updated DVC photos, looks like things are really coming along!
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LOTS of fininshing going on a GF DVC. Wall looks to be very tight to the DVC main building with the beach almost fully open, and the walkway looks open all the way around the new building past the wedding pav. and all the way to the Poly !

Here is a link for updates if anyone is interested in some good updated pics and read. From Josh at Easy WDW. Love his writing style, lol.
http://www.easywdw.com/uncategorized...nd/#more-11377

We are so excited for our upcoming stay to GF Sugarloaf in a few weeks (only 20 sleeps to go ),now that everything is coming along so nicely. I will admit that we were quite nervous to stay at GF with some of the construction going on. We saw it first hand in October, and I cant believe how far along they have come !!! I am going to go out on a limb and say the exterior of the main building will be done in 2-4 weeks or so.........hopefully before we get there ! maybe the wall will be totally gone very soon .

Just wanted to let everyone in on the newest updates, with a nice read and pics to go with it !

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Thanks for that link! I enjoy Josh's writing style too!

k&a&c'smom Ouch! Hope that you are feeling better...
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