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Old 08-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #3646
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #3647
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Getting so excited now!!!
How long until your visit? I'd be excited, too.

A few thoughts after my last post - what type of room do you prefer, does it matter whether you have a dormer room or not? (dormers have enclosed balconies and many do not have daybeds - but they are on the upper floors, might get you above most of the trees) Do you prefer first floor? These are the things I would request, as mentioned, listed in order of importance.

The one time we had lagoon view in Boca, we had a tree obscuring our view of the MK - but still able to see some of the fireworks. So, it's possible.

Finally - whenever we stay in a WDW room, I take a photo of the room number in case we love the location. I don't usually put it in my requests, but when we check in I ask if something nearby is available. If you find your folio from last time before you go, be sure to ask at check in if the room you want is available - you never know!
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #3648
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Thanks for the responses. I think I will request Big Pine Key. We will only be going to MK while staying there and we want to be as close to the pools as possible. We have stayed in the main building before but DH didn't enjoy it. I would like to book SL but there aren't any discounted rooms available there on our dates.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #3649
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Thanks for the responses. I think I will request Big Pine Key. We will only be going to MK while staying there and we want to be as close to the pools as possible. We have stayed in the main building before but DH didn't enjoy it. I would like to book SL but there aren't any discounted rooms available there on our dates.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:01 PM   #3650
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Thanks for the responses. I think I will request Big Pine Key. We will only be going to MK while staying there and we want to be as close to the pools as possible. We have stayed in the main building before but DH didn't enjoy it. I would like to book SL but there aren't any discounted rooms available there on our dates.
Which view do you have booked, lagoon or garden? If garden, keep in mind there are a good number of Big Pine rooms that look into the back of the courtyard pool building. The worst are floors 1-3, so ask for a higher floor.

We had a nice view from a 4th floor room, near the elevator. Photo below, you can see how the rooms below this one would have a blocked view.

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Which view do you have booked, lagoon or garden? If garden, keep in mind there are a good number of Big Pine rooms that look into the back of the courtyard pool building. The worst are floors 1-3, so ask for a higher floor.

We had a nice view from a 4th floor room, near the elevator. Photo below, you can see how the rooms below this one would have a blocked view.
Beautiful photo. We have lagoon view booked. If we get Big Pine should we be able to see the monorail? Youngest DS will just be turning 2 and I know he will be fascinated by it.
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We will be staying at GF in November for the first time. We have a garden view room. Which building would you say is closest to the main building? My DH has back problems and walking in the parks is going to take it's toll on him so we were looking to have a room that hopefully is close to the main building and also have a nice view etc. if possible.
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We had a nice view from a 4th floor room, near the elevator. Photo below, you can see how the rooms below this one would have a blocked view.
What a beautiful pic.....it reminds me of our December 2010 trip as we were in BPK on that trip. Makes me wish I was at the Grand right now .

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We will be staying at GF in November for the first time. We have a garden view room. Which building would you say is closest to the main building? My DH has back problems and walking in the parks is going to take it's toll on him so we were looking to have a room that hopefully is close to the main building and also have a nice view etc. if possible.
We thought Big Pine Key was close/convenient to the main building. If you look at k&a&c'smom's pic above (taken from BPK), the building to the upper left of the pool is sugarloaf and the main building is just to the left of that .
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #3654
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Hi all-- I know this is a frequently asked question these days, but am hoping someone might have an update on the fridge status. Anyone? TIA. Psyched for my first GF stay since '93!
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #3655
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Deluxe room??

We have a choice of a lagoon view standard room or a garden view deluxe room? I know the difference in the views, but what is the difference in the deluxe and standard rooms at the GF? Are the deluxe rooms throughout the resort or in specific buildings? Are they larger? Do they have 2 queens or King beds? Sitting area?

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #3656
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Campire - is it still at GF now that the wall is down?

We will be there in early November - are they still doing the campfire these days?
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #3657
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Hi all-- I know this is a frequently asked question these days, but am hoping someone might have an update on the fridge status. Anyone? TIA. Psyched for my first GF stay since '93!
We just returned last night and in RPC we had a working fridge.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:53 PM   #3658
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We just returned last night and in RPC we had a working fridge.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:45 AM   #3659
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missus toad, we live about 30 mins from bucks county and will be at the GF in 8 days (first stop, 5 nights BC). maybe we will be there the same time as you!

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can anyone tell me what stop GF is on ME? does it change each time or is it usually the same? We are getting in at 6:30 pm and wondering about how long it is going to take us to get to the resort.
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