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Old 03-01-2014, 03:08 PM   #3196
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Hey everyone! I just booked the last room available at the VGF - a 1-bedroom standard view. Do any of you know what that view is? I was told the parking lot, but I'm truly hoping its a little better than that! Also, what is the walking distance to both the pools and the boat launch? How far is it to walk to the Polynesian? Are you able to walk to MK from GF?

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I have stayed in a lake view one but really most have a nice view.

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Old 03-01-2014, 03:11 PM   #3197
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Thank you! Those links were awesome!
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:41 PM   #3198
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Thank you! Those links were awesome!
The walk to the Poly from the main building is 5-10 minutes at most. My DH is a lot closer to the 5 and I am at the 10. Should be a little bit closer from the villas though. The walk to the boat dock will be the farthest but maybe another 5-10 depending upon your speed. From the main building it takes us less than 5. The monorail platform is actually closer than the boat dock and faster is you are going to MK as the boat stops at the Poly before going back to MK.

We typically take the monorail to MK and boat back from MK as this is usually faster. The monorail to MK from GF is the first stop but from MK you have several stops before getting back so the boat is usually faster.
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Hey everyone! I just booked the last room available at the VGF - a 1-bedroom standard view. Do any of you know what that view is? I was told the parking lot, but I'm truly hoping its a little better than that! Also, what is the walking distance to both the pools and the boat launch? How far is it to walk to the Polynesian? Are you able to walk to MK from GF?

Thanks so much!
Sorry, I can't answer your question, but I was just wondering who told you it was a parking lot view? Did they say that when you booked? If so - Yikes!
When are you going?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:13 PM   #3200
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Sorry for asking a question that's probably been answered before, but I can't get the Search Function to work properly:
On AVERAGE, how long can I expect the trip from MCO to GF to take? Just trying to decide where to eat lunch...
MCO arrival probably around 11 - 11:30 AM.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #3201
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"Sorry, I can't answer your question, but I was just wondering who told you it was a parking lot view? Did they say that when you booked? If so - Yikes!
When are you going?"

I asked the Live Chat on the Disneyworld website. Actually asked two completely different days and they both said the parking lot.

We are going Nov. 2-8th.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:33 PM   #3202
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Oh no! Why on earth would they say such a thing?!? Surely there must be something else to look at too???
I really hope you are pleasantly surprised when you get there!
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Just got back from the SL. Went next door to check out the refurb. The lobby in conch key was gorgeous! I got to see a refurbished room and like some others I was not excited when I saw the photos. In person- they are very beautiful and luxurious...just generic. Some of the magic is gone. Frankly, it's a much needed refurb tho. The furniture in our SL room was pretty beaten up.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:38 AM   #3204
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Great. Do you have any photo?
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:45 AM   #3205
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Great. Do you have any photo?
No sorry but the pics posted on this thread pretty much give you a good idea.

Another note about the lobby- it was really updated nicely- the floors especially. The new tile and marble floors were nice. The SL still has the 80's pink square tiles!!
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:46 AM   #3206
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Sorry for asking a question that's probably been answered before, but I can't get the Search Function to work properly: On AVERAGE, how long can I expect the trip from MCO to GF to take? Just trying to decide where to eat lunch... MCO arrival probably around 11 - 11:30 AM. Thanks!
Give yourself 1.5 hours to be safe.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:41 AM   #3207
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Well i am considering another stay back at GF

I have enough points for 2 round trip flights on jetblue direct to Mco and have annual passes so.... I am scheming again.

My dh loved the pics of the refurb so I am thinking we might sneak a long weekend after dd comes home from college mid May and can watch her brother . I just don't want to leave a 16yr old home alone even though he says he would be fine.

If we go last weekend of May or first weekend in June what will be the refurb status?

He doesn't like darkness of poly and WL so other options would be CR or maybe try BWI( one of few on my "to try" list.
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Well i am considering another stay back at GF

I have enough points for 2 round trip flights on jetblue direct to Mco and have annual passes so.... I am scheming again.
Oh how I love scheming when it comes to WDW and especially the GF . Scheme away and have fun in the process .
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Sorry for asking a question that's probably been answered before, but I can't get the Search Function to work properly:
On AVERAGE, how long can I expect the trip from MCO to GF to take? Just trying to decide where to eat lunch...
MCO arrival probably around 11 - 11:30 AM.
Thanks!
All together from deplaning to the GF via DME about an hour and a half...as jecon said...If you are dining at the GF I think a 1:30 ressie would be a good bet...We often like to have lunch in the MK on arrival day..and arrive about the same time as you are planning to and make a 2pm ADR..and it has generally worked out very well!

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Just got back from the SL. Went next door to check out the refurb. The lobby in conch key was gorgeous! I got to see a refurbished room and like some others I was not excited when I saw the photos. In person- they are very beautiful and luxurious...just generic. Some of the magic is gone. Frankly, it's a much needed refurb tho. The furniture in our SL room was pretty beaten up.
Thanks for the feed back! Its good to know!

Trisha Rehab info is on the first page of this thread...Since you are an AP holder there is also a current AP discount for those dates.. And there is some availability..very limited CL tho... BWI CL is almost as nice as RPC..lovely rooms..with lots of Mickey touches...and an awesome group of CL CMs... I would highly reccomend it if you are wanting to try something new.. Happy planning...

MickeyNut Moved our dates some due to DDs work schedule... Are you still thinking about mid June...???

grannyminnie Hope all is well...

ahcupcake Hey you!! Glad that you popped in..Sorry that no trip is on the current horizon..I know how much you love visiting the GF... A big hello to your Mom!

k&a&c'smom Well...are you posting about now???? Are we out of sync again..???

We have predictions of snow yet again........... I am ready to move to WDW!

Hope that you are all having a serene Sunday!
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:59 PM   #3210
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Hey all! Heading to the GF in June and had a question about the daybeds. I know they turn into a small bed for one person with covers and a pillow.Does anyone know if I need to request this or if it does automatically when I have five people in a standard room or can I just do it on my own? Any help would be appreciated!
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