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Old 01-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Grand Floridian first timer help!

Hi everyone! I am new here and and will also be a first timer at GF. So excited to be going but have a few questions to all the pros here. My dh has a conference to attend and we are all going for the extra fun. Any suggestions for room locations would be awesome to know. Would really like a lagoon view and maybe theme park or fireworks. A cast member said they usually put convention familys in Sago Cay building. How is this area as far as views or do you think i can request something different. Any help would be awesome. Just want our first visit to GF to be memorable. Oh and its my Dh 60th birthday while we are there!!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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I would post your questions on the GF thread. You'll prob get some answers there. And be sure to look at page 1. Have a great stay.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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Here's the link to the Grand Floridian FAQ's. The first couple of pages will give you a general feeling for the resort and pix of it, so you have a sense of what to expect, then just go to the last page in the thread and post your questions.
I recently returned from my first stay @ the GF and was in Sago Cay, loved the location. My view was out the 'back' and across a small finger of lake, I could see the monorails glide by from my balcony. Rooms on the 'front' of Sago face the marina. One nice thing is that there is a lovely view of the wishes fireworks as you walk by the marina towards Sago, very pleasant to sit out there and watch them on your way back to your room at night. Sago is also right next to the counter service restaurant and close to the main building/lobby, so has a very convenient location, IMO.
One thing I found to be really relaxing was sitting in the lobby and listening to the piano player.
Enjoy planning your stay.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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There really isn't any view at the GF that's bad... it's such a gorgeous resort. I agree w/ the others though, if you hop on the GF thread, you'll find an abundance of pictures and info.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! I will go to the other thread and take a tour!!
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