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Old 09-07-2012, 06:42 AM   #1156
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Anyone that has been to Gflo in the last few weeks... how far out is the bounce back booking? We are staying last weekend in Oct and hoping to book our July 2013 stay... Just curious.. Thought I would ask..
Just returned from GF on Wednesday the current bounce back is Free Dining for Deluxe or Deluxe Villas between 8/18-9/26/13.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #1157
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Is the movie normally shown at the Couryard pool? Or was it only due to constuction at the Beach Pool?

To me, the loud noise blaring from the speakers in the middle of a nice resort just didn't fit in. I'm thinking that the beach pool (not in the middle of everything) would be a better location.

BTW, as an aside, we did not find the GF to be stuffy at all. Might appear that way from the outside (and maybe if not a guest), but we did not feel that way as resort guests. And once we knew we could get adult drinks during the day from the CL (we stayed Sugarloaf-nice and close to the pool), we knew we found our fun place.

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #1158
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Is the movie normally shown at the Couryard pool? Or was it only due to constuction at the Beach Pool?

To me, the loud noise blaring from the speakers in the middle of a nice resort just didn't fit in. I'm thinking that the beach pool (not in the middle of everything) would be a better location.

BTW, as an aside, we did not find the GF to be stuffy at all. Might appear that way from the outside (and maybe if not a guest), but we did not feel that way as resort guests. And once we knew we could get adult drinks during the day from the CL (we stayed Sugarloaf-nice and close to the pool), we knew we found our fun place.
The movies are relatively new but were shown near the Beach pool before the construction. Just a guess but I bet they will be moved back. I agree it the beach is a better location.

So agree that the GF isn't stuffy in the least....just lovely.

mag73, thanks for the info on the Bounce Back. Limited dates next year!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #1159
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Is the movie normally shown at the Couryard pool? Or was it only due to constuction at the Beach Pool?

To me, the loud noise blaring from the speakers in the middle of a nice resort just didn't fit in. I'm thinking that the beach pool (not in the middle of everything) would be a better location.

BTW, as an aside, we did not find the GF to be stuffy at all. Might appear that way from the outside (and maybe if not a guest), but we did not feel that way as resort guests. And once we knew we could get adult drinks during the day from the CL (we stayed Sugarloaf-nice and close to the pool), we knew we found our fun place.
The noise from the movies did not bother us at all , but the noise I mean laud screams from some very inconsiderate obnoxious guests at the courtyard pool between the hours of 12 am and 2 am did.
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[QUOTE=BCV23;45032679]Beautiful new FAQ, k&a&c'smom. Thanks for your work.

BCV23: I go to the GF all the time to walk around, sit and relax in the lobby, purchase items at Basin, etc; I have never eaten at any of the restaurant's. Are they open to the General Public too? Or is it only for guests please? Thank you so much in advance.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #1161
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Beautiful new FAQ, k&a&c'smom. Thanks for your work.

BCV23: I go to the GF all the time to walk around, sit and relax in the lobby, purchase items at Basin, etc; I have never eaten at any of the restaurant's. Are they open to the General Public too? Or is it only for guests please? Thank you so much in advance.
All of the restaurants are open to the public, but it STRONGLY helps to have ADRs (advanced dining reservations) from Disney. You can book them through the Disney world website. You could probably walk in to the Grand Floridian Cafe any day for lunch, but for dinner you would probably need ADRs everywhere, or close to it. They're generally good, though!
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Beautiful new FAQ, k&a&c'smom. Thanks for your work.

BCV23: I go to the GF all the time to walk around, sit and relax in the lobby, purchase items at Basin, etc; I have never eaten at any of the restaurant's. Are they open to the General Public too? Or is it only for guests please? Thank you so much in advance.
I can help my friend BVC23 by answering this one. You don't need to be staying at the GF on anywhere on property to eat at the restaurants.
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All of the restaurants are open to the public, but it STRONGLY helps to have ADRs (advanced dining reservations) from Disney. You can book them through the Disney world website. You could probably walk in to the Grand Floridian Cafe any day for lunch, but for dinner you would probably need ADRs everywhere, or close to it. They're generally good, though!
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Just this week, I was reading someone's observations on a recent WDW vacation...the OP said that while visiting the GF, (s)he felt out of place wearing jeans and a tee. We've been staying at the GF, almost exclusively, since 2002...we wear tees and shorts (capris for me), and have never felt out of place. Most of the guests we notice are dressed the same way . I don't know what it is that makes people feel that "stuffy" vibe - we just feel relaxed!




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Just this week, I was reading someone's observations on a recent WDW vacation...the OP said that while visiting the GF, (s)he felt out of place wearing jeans and a tee. We've been staying at the GF, almost exclusively, since 2002...we wear tees and shorts (capris for me), and have never felt out of place. Most of the guests we notice are dressed the same way . I don't know what it is that makes people feel that "stuffy" vibe - we just feel relaxed!




Totally agree, unless going to dinner at Citricos or Narcoossee's (or V&A of course!). Then I would feel out of place in a tee shirt, even if it is dress-code compliant.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #1166
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Grand Floridian - how to dress?

To anyone wondering about the dress at GF... It's like any other Disney hotel.... relaxed.... We are getting ready to go on our 3rd visit to Disney and GF. Can't wait to get there. Even with construction, my husband and I decided it was the best place for us.

I have three "loud" high energy children (5, 7, 9 yo) and we never felt out of place there. They are so accommodating. It's a beautiful place to stay. We have breakfast at Grand Floridian Cafe every morning... there are plenty of families with multiple children.

Enjoy this amazing property. We are hooked.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #1167
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Now that Gaspirilla's construction has been delayed until January, it may be that Sandy Cove is also. They are in similar areas of the Main Building, so I suspect their construction may be intertwined. I am sure we will know soon. If they are closed Mouse Mercantile on the second floor will, I would imagine, as another poster suggested carry a lot of the Sandy Cove merchandise.

BVC made a great point about the walk to the TTC. It is a pretty walk (well once you get past the construction) and the path has been opened the whole time. You walk along the Bay Lake and through the Polynesian grounds. I agree, it's about a 20 minute, easy walk.
Sandy Cove is already closed. We arrived on August 29, and it was under construction
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To anyone wondering about the dress at GF... It's like any other Disney hotel.... relaxed.... We are getting ready to go on our 3rd visit to Disney and GF. Can't wait to get there. Even with construction, my husband and I decided it was the best place for us.

I have three "loud" high energy children (5, 7, 9 yo) and we never felt out of place there. They are so accommodating. It's a beautiful place to stay. We have breakfast at Grand Floridian Cafe every morning... there are plenty of families with multiple children.

Enjoy this amazing property. We are hooked.

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We need to bump this thread back to page one.

An oldie, but a goodie!

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