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Old 03-17-2013, 05:35 AM   #902
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Oh my word, those fireworks are from your verandah!? Amazing!
I love all the little details you captures. Stunning!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:49 PM   #903
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Wow that is great how close you were to CA. Love that you could see some of World of Color right from your veranda!!

It was pretty special.

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Totally OT but I had dinner at Panera tonight and I looked over and Missy Franklin and her mom were sitting on the other side of the dining room. Man, she is TALL! I thought Pat might appreciate the sighting.


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That is too COOL!!!! Rickey Berens lives in Charlotte and actually worked for me for a little bit. Cullen Jones actually works out at one of our facilities.

My interesting brush with a "local celebrity" came when Jeff Gordon was dropping his daughter off for swim lessons.

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Just following up with the thank you from the mother of the bride!
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YES they do ROCK !
Thank you SO MUCH natebenma & poolrat !
If these are the ones, it would be the middle photo. She is looking at Ariel's for the reception (not the bathroom ! ).....and we are being told that wedding guests will have to use the lobby restrooms in between Cape May and Ariel's. These would be the ones off the walkway/corridor that leads to the YC. So I'm not 100% sure these are the ones but close enough unless someone can confirm for sure in an upcoming trip to BC maybe ? Just want to see what the guests will be using. Thanks so much for following up natebenma !!!
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oh wow. You had some serious verandah junkiness going on, amazing shots!

Is it wrong that as much as I LOVE all the resort pictures...I find myself really coveting that shower curtain?

I spent some time on the verandah but not enough.... The whole time would not been enough.

If I get a chance to go back, I will request the direct view of WoC but If I get the same room I will not be disappointed.


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Oh my word, those fireworks are from your verandah!? Amazing!
I love all the little details you captures. Stunning!
It was pretty amazing. Such a beautiful resort.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #904
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Pool shots

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The pool bar was actually through these scary do not enter doors. They did have servers coming around but the one assigned to the area where I was sitting was so incredibly slow.









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Ah would love to be in that hot tub right now.

Great pool pics!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #906
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Ah would love to be in that hot tub right now.

Great pool pics!
Looking outside at the gray and cold rainy day - I would love to be there too!
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:48 AM   #907
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Finishing up the resort

A bit of Disney- Shows that even the not so nice areas can still be
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White water snacks- THe Counter Service area for GCV.













I wish I would have seen this on the first day. Sorry it is so blurry.











They had Cream and some other things in this mini fridge.



Last Morning Breakfast.



Mcikey Waffles



This was a side of bacon. I do not have the receipt handy but I remember being really surprised that for the price I got so much. And crispy too. No limp Disney World bacon for me!!!

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The GCV private entrance to CA

Getting up for early morning Magic Hours

Lining up - The line started at the corner. As always I met a few nice people waiting. Having breakfast while standing in line.



Looking behind me about 7 min before scheduled opening. ** Notice I don't say rope drop**



Up near the entrance. So close .... Yet we all wait, and wait, and wait....

We all had to wait for the signal and well this entrance probably waited a good 7 or 8 past opening before the turnstiles were activated. A theme that continued throughout the trip.





A different day and today I had the opportunity to talk with a CM from Brooklyn




So nice being tihisclose to the inside of the park.


Departure Day
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Next time- FINALLY IN CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
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Nice resort pics! Makes me miss GC. I did love their pool area, but I was not blown away by the service, either. One of our guys ended up walking over another bar somewhere and getting us all drinks because we didn't get served. Then when we all had a drink in hand, they came around to see if we wanted seconds. The kids enjoyed the water slide there, too!

Wow - huge line to get in for EMH. I don't remember seeing it that busy - I was thinking I wouldn't wait for that, I'd go out through DTD and back to the front (kind of like Back To the Future ) But then I remembered with CL and RS it is probably pretty crowded at the front, too.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:12 PM   #910
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Doesn't look like any real special themeing at the pool, but I would love to try out that slide!

Pretty big crowds trying to get in a couple of mornings it seems. Looks like you ate a lot of really good food at breakfast. That bacon looks really good compared to what you usually get that is way underdone at times. I tend to cook my bacon more crispy lately myself.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #911
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Oh Pat that Hot Tub looks like what I need right now !!Tough Day and WNY winter hanging on !! Word is that Spring like weather is coming before Easter and I am READY!!!!
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I really should look at a map of GC - how many pools are there?

So when they finally did open the flood gates, I mean turnstiles, did that line move quickly?
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Your Grand Californian pictures are wonderful!! I want to go to Disneyland sooo much, but somehow I am just not able to plan a trip there (well, I could have this spring, but I guess I wanted to go on a Disney cruise even more... ).

But looking at your pictures convinced me that I just have to try my best to schedule it finally!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:25 AM   #914
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Everything around the resort is just gorgeous. I love the theming, even in the counter service restaurant.
That line! Holy cow!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #915
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Well, your pictures prove that I definitely would love to stay in the GC someday. Even with the crazy lines into the park!
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