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Old 04-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Fountain of Youth: GFR's Ponce De Leon level

Five hundred Aprils ago, Ponce De Leon claimed Florida for Spain and began his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Of course, he and subsequent explorers never found it.

Fast forward to April 2013.

We stayed at the Grand Floridian's Ponce De Leon level last week and acknowledged the 500th anniversary of the initial search for the Fountain of Youth. Too bad the Spanish explorer couldn't have waited until 1971 when Walt Disney World opened. Then he would have discovered the Fountain of Youth.

All the best.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Five hundred Aprils ago, Ponce De Leon claimed Florida for Spain and began his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Of course, he and subsequent explorers never found it.

Fast forward to April 2013.

We stayed at the Grand Floridian's Ponce De Leon level last week and acknowledged the 500th anniversary of the initial search for the Fountain of Youth. Too bad the Spanish explorer couldn't have waited until 1971 when Walt Disney World opened. Then he would have discovered the Fountain of Youth.

All the best.
LOL! I'd rather be at the GF on the Ponce De Leon level than find the Fountain of Youth anyway.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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LOL! I'd rather be at the GF on the Ponce De Leon level than find the Fountain of Youth anyway.
Ha! If you stay at the Ponce De Leon level you automatically secure access to the Fountain of Youth! Both objectives achieved!

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The 21st Century (38 visits): '01: Yacht Club.....'02: Animal Kingdom Lodge & Grand Floridian.....'03: Wilderness Lodge & Grand Floridian.....'04: Grand Floridian.....'05: Beach Club & Grand Floridian.....'06: (May) Grand Floridian; (Oct.) Beach Club.....'07: (March) Polynesian & Grand Floridian; (Oct.) Beach Club; (Dec.) Coronado Springs & Grand Floridian; '08: (March) Port Orleans Riverside & Polynesian; (May-June) Grand Floridian; (June) Paradise Pier @ Disneyland; (Oct.) Beach Club; (Dec.) Beach Club; '09 (March) Grand Floridian; (June) Grand Floridian; (Oct.) Grand Floridian; (Dec.) Grand Floridian; '10 (March) Grand Floridian; (May-June) Grand Floridian; (Aug.) Grand Floridian; (Oct.) Boardwalk: Garden Suites; (Dec.) Grand Floridian....'11 (April) Grand Floridian; (June) Grand Floridian; (Oct.) Boardwalk: Garden Suites; (Dec.) Grand Floridian....'12 (March-April) Grand Floridian: Presidential Suite; (May) Grand Californian @ Disneyland; (Aug.) Grand Floridian; (Oct.) Boardwalk: Garden Suites; (Dec.) Grand Floridian...'13 (April) Grand Floridian; (Aug.) Grand Floridian: Roy Disney Suite; (Oct.) Boardwalk; (Dec.) Beach Club & Grand Floridian...'14 (April) Grand Floridian: Roy Disney Suite.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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So true......I can't wait until end of Sept.
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