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Old 07-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #421
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I had one more thing I wanted to mention... doesn't have squat to do with Gflo... but:

Don't you just love the looks on a CM's face when you completely know more about something or everything at WDW then they do...

Oh and also,,, when we checked in... 3 different Mgrs.. including the resort mgr.. greeted us... They must know how much my wife spends at WDW/Gflo...
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #422
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CoachBagFanatic - doesn't that stink, when you finally book after agonizing but when you arrive realize you would rather have your first choice?! I know you had a great trip, anyway, and I think you are headed to the Grand on your next vacation, right?
Yeah, me and DH were kicking ourselves in the bum. As soon as we walked into the lobby we both looked at each other and said, we should have stayed here. Oh well, the GF will definitely be a part of our next trip.

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I had one more thing I wanted to mention... doesn't have squat to do with Gflo... but:

Don't you just love the looks on a CM's face when you completely know more about something or everything at WDW then they do...
Their faces are priceless. This happened to us at the CR when we started talking to one CM about the GF DVC. I wish my DH would have taken a picture.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:39 AM   #423
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Good Morning everyone. We (me, DH and DS) have already started talking about our next visit to Disney. It won't be until 2014 as we want to bring 2 of Michael's friends on vacation with us next year and it will be very expensive if we go to Disney with that many people. We would either have to get 2 rooms or a suite. I am not staying in a regular room with 3 teenage boys. Also, I don't feel right asking for money as they are single parents. So it will be Virginia (Busch Gardens/Virginia Beach) for us next summer. Although I will miss Disney greatly, I am happy to be able to bring his friends.

But, we are talking about doing a split stay in 2014 Disney/Universal. OMG it just hit me. Michael graduates HS then.

Ok fighting the tears. We talked about the options of Poly CL/PBH or GF RPC/HRH. I was shocked when Michael blurted out the GF/HRH. I thought for sure it would be the Poly over anything else. So we have 2 years to make our 2014 HS graduation trip special.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:48 AM   #424
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But, we are talking about doing a split stay in 2014 Disney/Universal. OMG it just hit me. Michael graduates HS then.

Ok fighting the tears. We talked about the options of Poly CL/PBH or GF RPC/HRH. I was shocked when Michael blurted out the GF/HRH. I thought for sure it would be the Poly over anything else. So we have 2 years to make our 2014 HS graduation trip special.
It will be incredible! Glad he picked GF SO neat! And that is a great split IMO!

Your so sweet to bring his friends on vacation...no matter where you travel to Lucky boys!
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I changed again this morning....yes again. in 1 month I'll be checking into RPC (deluxe king...hopefully)

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Old 07-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #425
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Does the GF have tennis courts? I have seen conflciting information. If so, do they have racquets and balls for use? And is there a charge?
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It will be incredible! Glad he picked GF SO neat! And that is a great split IMO!

Your so sweet to bring his friends on vacation...no matter where you travel to Lucky boys!
I changed again this morning....yes again. in 1 month I'll be checking into RPC (deluxe king...hopefully)

They are both strong, amazing ladies aren't they
You know, any place that the three of us are together is incredible. Just add the GF to the mix and it will be super incredible.

Michael's friends are always at our house. We all sit down and have dinner together, watch TV and just talk. Something they don't get at home. To me it's an important part of a kids life is to have that family time together. They feel that at our house and they feel comfortable as well. Which makes me really happy. They are my other son's.

You are too funny with the changing.

You are correct, they are both amazing ladies.
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Does the GF have tennis courts? I have seen conflciting information. If so, do they have racquets and balls for use? And is there a charge?
Looks like the tennis courts have been razed for the DVC at GF.
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Thanks so much for the birthday tips for my son! Great ideas! I love the personalized shirt from etsy idea and all of the pirate stuff. I do remember seeing this on one of the travel shows before we had kids.

We are excited to introduce our children to The World. It will be such a wonderful and different experience for all of us.
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Does the GF publish some sort of daily or weekly itinerary showing any pool activites, movies on the beach, etc.? anywhere to see a copy?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #430
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MAJOR refurbs for the Grand this fall...

http://allears.net/acc/faq_gf.htm?ut...edium=facebook
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Good Morning everyone. We (me, DH and DS) have already started talking about our next visit to Disney. It won't be until 2014 as we want to bring 2 of Michael's friends on vacation with us next year and it will be very expensive if we go to Disney with that many people. We would either have to get 2 rooms or a suite. I am not staying in a regular room with 3 teenage boys. Also, I don't feel right asking for money as they are single parents. So it will be Virginia (Busch Gardens/Virginia Beach) for us next summer. Although I will miss Disney greatly, I am happy to be able to bring his friends.

But, we are talking about doing a split stay in 2014 Disney/Universal. OMG it just hit me. Michael graduates HS then.

Ok fighting the tears. We talked about the options of Poly CL/PBH or GF RPC/HRH. I was shocked when Michael blurted out the GF/HRH. I thought for sure it would be the Poly over anything else. So we have 2 years to make our 2014 HS graduation trip special.
What you are doing for the boys is so nice. They will always remember it! We live within 45 minutes of both BG and VA Beach. Let me know if you need any local info.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #432
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Hmmmm...after hearing some of the recent closures for GF im starting to get worried...Looks like both Gasparilla Grill and the Courtyard Pool are going to be closed during my stay...I was really looking forward to some relaxing pool time...and now all that will be available is the beach pool with all the ugly construction around it (at least it looked that way in May - not sure if this is still the case?) ...thoughts? Is all this construction/refurbs throwing a wrench in anyone else's plans? Just so hard to justify $400/night to look at construction walls and not use all the resort offerings
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Hmmmm...after hearing some of the recent closures for GF im starting to get worried...Looks like both Gasparilla Grill and the Courtyard Pool are going to be closed during my stay...I was really looking forward to some relaxing pool time...and now all that will be available is the beach pool with all the ugly construction around it (at least it looked that way in May - not sure if this is still the case?) ...thoughts? Is all this construction/refurbs throwing a wrench in anyone else's plans? Just so hard to justify $400/night to look at construction walls and not use all the resort offerings
I'm beginning to worry as well. I love the beauty and serenity of the courtyard pool as we walk to the main building so I'm really starting to question our choice of resort. I love the GF but I'm thinking maybe this year I should give another resort a try....
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Hmmmm...after hearing some of the recent closures for GF im starting to get worried...Looks like both Gasparilla Grill and the Courtyard Pool are going to be closed during my stay...I was really looking forward to some relaxing pool time...and now all that will be available is the beach pool with all the ugly construction around it (at least it looked that way in May - not sure if this is still the case?) ...thoughts? Is all this construction/refurbs throwing a wrench in anyone else's plans? Just so hard to justify $400/night to look at construction walls and not use all the resort offerings
I was going to switch to the Poly but now they are telling people over there that the pool will be open to GF guests also since the pools over at the GF are going to be worked on
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Oh no!! where did you hear this information and is it reliable?? We arebgoing thelast week of August and had I known both pools would be closed I would not have booked it! What is the dates you heard for all these closings?
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