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Old 09-09-2013, 04:36 PM   #391
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Hi everyone!! We are back from the Grand and so so so sad to be home.

I am uploading pics to photobucket right now- I have a ton of GF pics- we even rented a boat one day to get some pictures of the beach area from that angle. The GFV's are coming right along. We were able to see into the rooms from the monorail one night- the lights were all on inside and it was all lit up and beautiful.

It was a great trip even though we had a few rocky patches in places. The shoeless, shirtless people in SL eating was the worst of it.

As soon as I get the pics up I will post them. Photobucket and I do not get along so well so it could take a few days.
Yippee! Can't wait! And thanks
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #393
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jobird great pictures! Did you happen to take any in Sugarloaf? There aren't nearly enough of those floating around.
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I can't remember if I got pictures of the lounge area?? I'm uploading pics of my room right now, and of my 3rd floor, marina view. I know I took pics of breakfast one day but I don't know if I took any others of the lounge, crazy enough! Last time I was there I know I did. hum....
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #395
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JoBird - welcome back!! Sorry you had to leave the Grand, always tough.

Thanks for the photos, good of you to get them up so soon. Great to see the beach open again!

trishadono - how awful! I'm not sure why they responded in that way - as you say, it is still listed on the website, which has been updated fairly recently.

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Main Bldg - Standard Room - Club Level

Views of Courtyard Pool, Magic Kingdom Park or Seven Seas Lagoon
2 Queen Beds or 2 Queen Beds and 1 Day Bed or 1 King Bed
Sleeps up to 5


IPO for the GF is also for CR - maybe the person who sent you that message is a CR CM, and a bit confused. ??? Maybe they were trying to say, if you wanted to be guaranteed a king bed you should book a deluxe king, just to be sure. Whichever, they should not have been so rude!
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Some pictures of our view from SL, room 6319:

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Thanks k&a&c'smom! You're right! It was so wonderful to have that beach there again!

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That sounds right to me, too, just like in the 2007 renovations. When you say the rumor is a whole refurb - do you mean structural changes to the rooms? I do hope they don't change the closet space, or the bath/dressing area layout. I don't care for the CR/Poly bath changes in the last few years.


Not sure what they will do within the rooms. They changed the bathrooms around at the Poly because some only had 1 sink.
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Great pics! I could almost see myself sitting there!
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JoBird, i am seriously jaw-hanging-open in awe, those pictures are beautiful and i totally, for just a moment, felt like i was back there! thank you!!!
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trishadono, i am seriously jaw-hanging-open in awe, those pictures are beautiful and i totally, for just a moment, felt like i was back there! thank you!!!
You were so enthralled by the pics you gave me credit for Jobirds pics!

They are awesome! but not mine. 60 days until my visit.
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You were so enthralled by the pics you gave me credit for Jobirds pics!

They are awesome! but not mine. 60 days until my visit.
lol, that is what i get when i am answering the daily ten zillion irrelevant questions from my ds11 while i am trying to browse disboards! thanks for the heads up, i edited it! now the pressure is on.... you will feel even more obligated to post beautiful pics for me when you go!
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JoBird, i am seriously jaw-hanging-open in awe, those pictures are beautiful and i totally, for just a moment, felt like i was back there! thank you!!!
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lol, that is what i get when i am answering the daily ten zillion irrelevant questions from my ds11 while i am trying to browse disboards! thanks for the heads up, i edited it! now the pressure is on.... you will feel even more obligated to post beautiful pics for me when you go!
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also wanted to comment on the king standard rooms. when we were just there my best friend was on the second floor, right near the secret elevator, and she had a king room that was standard size. it had a king bed and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom but the room itself was not bigger than a normal standard room. it was theme park view and had a gorgeous view of the castle/ marina. it was actually a surprise upgrade for her as well, from standard RPC to that.
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Great pics JoBird!. We really enjoyed our first stay at GF. I only booked 2 nights cause I wasn't sure we would like it! But we loved it! However, it wasn't too traumatic leaving for YC lol!
Loved looking at your pics!
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Mickeynut, if the color palette changes to that of the villas, don't you think it would get too far away from the Victorian theme the GF has always had? (not that I, for one, would mind that!)
I never thought of that, but I don't think I would mind either. I do love the GF and the Victorian theme, but those villas look absolutely beautiful. Not sure if it's because they are brand new, but I do love the colors and the overall look of the rooms .

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Our first return trip to Florida in a few years and we take off at 11:25 from Providence. Even if we aren't staying at the Grand Floridian, our favorite , we are just as excited to be going. We'll do a day at Magic Kingdom and a day at Epcot and a nice dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe and hopefully get a peek at the Villas. I'll absorb it all because our next return trip won't be till 2016 with our Granddaughter and it will be her 1st trip and that will have to be something special!!!!! My only worry is once you set the bar that high how do you come down
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This may be moot, as it seems the villas at other resorts tend to have a bit different decor than their host resort.
I agree. We looked at a BCV studio once and I didn't like the decor one bit compared to the BC rooms .

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Our very first stay at the Grand Floridian is coming quickly! We will be there in October.
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MickeyNut So now I am going to have to add another "like to try" to my resort list ..WL...LOL...johnsonet and talen seem to enjoy doing a triple stay... Its a thought?????????? Have you contemplated this at all??? Or would that be too many resorts for you to be changing around???
I think you should ....the WL is totally different from the GF, but it is a beautiful resort with a warm, homey feel...especially in the colder months and during the holidays . We would never do a triple split unless it was a very long trip (like 3 weeks....LOL). We did a split stay on our December 2010 trip and my DH asked that I never do that again......there just wasn't enough time to enjoy each resort before moving from the first and packing up and heading home from the second. The only way we are (kind of) splitting this December is because we are doing WDW stays before and after a cruise, otherwise, I don't think DH would be too accommodating if it was just WDW .

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Hi everyone!! We are back from the Grand and so so so sad to be home.

It was a great trip even though we had a few rocky patches in places. The shoeless, shirtless people in SL eating was the worst of it.
Glad you had a nice trip .

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Sorry they are so big-- but at least you can see a lot!
Great pics.....thanks for posting .

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Some pictures of our view from SL, room 6319:
I loved our SL marina view. It was so peaceful looking out over the marina early in the morning .

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We really enjoyed our first stay at GF. I only booked 2 nights cause I wasn't sure we would like it! But we loved it!
Glad you loved your first GF stay. It's not hard to fall in love with the resort....it really is beautiful with a relaxing atmosphere .
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