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Old 10-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #676
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For those who has stayed RPC in 2013, do you have access to SL too?

We will probably hang out at courtyard pool in the afternoons and that would be nice
Trish, seems like it's been reported that you can no longer have SL access if you're in RPC. Seems wrong to me...
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:32 AM   #677
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24 days to go, woohoo! We are staying 5 nights in SL and it will be so nice to be back. Trying to remember back to our last trip in 2009 and I am drawing a blank. Can I find the following in the CL (trying to plan ahead for my picky eater and get my grocery order ready):
Wheat bread (for toast)
Jelly (packets are a-ok!)
Cheese (either cubes or sticks)
Yogurt (flavored)

I think those were my main questionable things. Thanks for all your help! I have loved "lurking" on this board and getting all the updates. This is the first time I have been in control of the planning. My mom usually does it and she is amazed that I am able to get insider info, lol

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #678
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Hi Ladies! I am sad that I am not going for 547 days, so I have decided to plan the trip to keep me busy. This way I can change it a few times, just for fun...Bored much?? SO, my question is...I want to plan a dinner at GF one night (we will be in VGF for 3 nights). I want to try either Narcoossee's or Citrico's. We have been to GFC (love it) and 1900 park fare, but we want to try something different. My kids will be DD8 and DS6 at the time. Which is better do you think? DH and I are not picky eaters, we like all kinds of different food. I do not LOVE seafood, but I will eat it and enjoy it occasionally. If it is a tie we could always do both, but I wanted to make sure one wasn't a must while the other was just ok (yeah, right, I know...). Any help would be appreciated! Especially if one is a little more kid friendly over the other.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #679
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24 days to go, woohoo! We are staying 5 nights in SL and it will be so nice to be back. Trying to remember back to our last trip in 2009 and I am drawing a blank. Can I find the following in the CL (trying to plan ahead for my picky eater and get my grocery order ready):
Wheat bread (for toast)
Jelly (packets are a-ok!)
Cheese (either cubes or sticks)
Yogurt (flavored)

I think those were my main questionable things. Thanks for all your help! I have loved "lurking" on this board and getting all the updates. This is the first time I have been in control of the planning. My mom usually does it and she is amazed that I am able to get insider info, lol

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You can usually find all of those things in the SL lounge.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #680
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Hi Ladies! I am sad that I am not going for 547 days, so I have decided to plan the trip to keep me busy. This way I can change it a few times, just for fun...Bored much?? SO, my question is...I want to plan a dinner at GF one night (we will be in VGF for 3 nights). I want to try either Narcoossee's or Citrico's. We have been to GFC (love it) and 1900 park fare, but we want to try something different. My kids will be DD8 and DS6 at the time. Which is better do you think? DH and I are not picky eaters, we like all kinds of different food. I do not LOVE seafood, but I will eat it and enjoy it occasionally. If it is a tie we could always do both, but I wanted to make sure one wasn't a must while the other was just ok (yeah, right, I know...). Any help would be appreciated! Especially if one is a little more kid friendly over the other.
a lot of people love narcoossee's but we weren't wow'ed by it. it was just okay. we do love citricos, though. we have eaten there twice and would go back, for sure. i guess narcoossee's is a LITTLE more kid friendly in that it is a lot louder and more casual but there were kids at nearly every table at citricos.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #681
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Hi Grand Floridian Disers!

I have a question for you and I need some advice. My family is taking our 2nd trip to DW Feb. 1-8. My MIL is coming with us, so we need a resort that holds 5 in a room. We're celebrating my DS's First Disney trip and his 5th Bday. Also, we're celebrating my DD's 10th Bday. I've decided on the monorail resorts b/c of the convenience factor (and, secretly I've always wanted to stay at them!). My MIL walks really slowly and will probably use a scooter some of the time. She will be spending a lot of time relaxing at the resort. I want it to be great for her and for us!

Okay, onto the question: Which resort is a better fit for a 5 yr old boy? My DH wants either CR Mk view or GF??? Poly was in the mix until the construction started...I don't think I could spend a week there right now. The cost is virtually the same...

Please help me! I want to book it when the Disney Visa discount comes out.

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I know that this is the GF FAQ..and I really am a GF Gal tried and true..LOL..but....I think that the CR would be a better choice for your family for several reasons...

this being your sons first trip.. there is alot of wow for a 5 year old at the CR...the monorail gliding in and out being at the top of the list...

like the GF it has two really nice pools...and

the main pool has a great slide...and there is a splash area too...

I am sure your 10 year old DD will love the view if decide to go with a TPV room...

I also think that having your MIL along with limited mobility..the CR is more convenient...not only for the access to most everything via elevator..including the monorail...and restaurants..

there is also a great fireworks viewing area right on the 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse..

As others have said ...both great resorts..and you really cant go wrong with either one... How nice to be having all of those celebraions at WDW!


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BCV23, k&a&c'smom, BlueSkies, trishadono, mickeynut1, grannyminnie, and MommyGina <and anyone else i may have missed> thank you so much for your kind words! you are all so sweet and really keep me going. i will just have to will myself to keep participating in this thread! i really appreciate the time each of you took to reply.
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Morning all... Back to the thread after a few days out of town, and I see we're still thriving! Like some have posted, it's a great bunch to chat with here...

Mickeynut, what changes are you making to your trip?? I missed something...

Ummm, Blue, I never saw you mention which resort you'll be at in a few weeks! Tell all...LOL

My sister got a report back from some friends who did MNSSHP the other night, and they said it was just great! So sounds as if even tho there seem to be some cutbacks again this year, it's still great fun.

Ahcupcake, sure hope you shake that sinus infection really soon!

bethclayton,
grannyminnie Glad to hear that your sisters friends enjoyed MSSHP..just wish they would stop cutting back on things...We have been lucky enough to have gone for so many years that I do notice when things change... Is that called Disney memory?? LOL...

As for where we are staying...ummm... I forget!!!?? Not...LOl..The GF of course!!!

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For those who has stayed RPC in 2013, do you have access to SL too?

We will probably hang out at courtyard pool in the afternoons and that would be nice
Sorry Trisha but as far as I know .. you are not able to access SL any longer if you are staying RPC ( I did try during our spring trip) .. this change has taken place ever since they changed over to the new card access system... Of course you could just tag along with someone else when they are entering the building..grab your beverages and snacks and run!!!

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24 days to go, woohoo! We are staying 5 nights in SL and it will be so nice to be back. Trying to remember back to our last trip in 2009 and I am drawing a blank. Can I find the following in the CL (trying to plan ahead for my picky eater and get my grocery order ready):
Wheat bread (for toast)
Jelly (packets are a-ok!)
Cheese (either cubes or sticks)
Yogurt (flavored)

I think those were my main questionable things. Thanks for all your help! I have loved "lurking" on this board and getting all the updates. This is the first time I have been in control of the planning. My mom usually does it and she is amazed that I am able to get insider info, lol

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I see that your questions has already been answered by a very knowledgable grannyminnie I just wanted to say...glad that you came out of lurkdome ( is that a word??? LOL..) ..and posted! And have a great trip!

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Hi Ladies! I am sad that I am not going for 547 days, so I have decided to plan the trip to keep me busy. This way I can change it a few times, just for fun...Bored much?? SO, my question is...I want to plan a dinner at GF one night (we will be in VGF for 3 nights). I want to try either Narcoossee's or Citrico's. We have been to GFC (love it) and 1900 park fare, but we want to try something different. My kids will be DD8 and DS6 at the time. Which is better do you think? DH and I are not picky eaters, we like all kinds of different food. I do not LOVE seafood, but I will eat it and enjoy it occasionally. If it is a tie we could always do both, but I wanted to make sure one wasn't a must while the other was just ok (yeah, right, I know...). Any help would be appreciated! Especially if one is a little more kid friendly over the other.
We are fans of both restaurants...the biggest difference to me is that Narcoosees has a really nice view of the fireworks ( not to take away tho from the ambience..and top notch service at Citricos...) If you check on Allearsnet they have current childrens menus listed...they are very similar..the adult menus are pretty different though..and maybe that will be a deciding factor..?? I do think that both restaurants are very kid friendly...Citricos seems to be a little more formal..for a Disney restaurant..and Narcoosees a bit more of a laid back feel???...Just my 2 cents..LOL..Hope that I havent confused you! Enjoy what ever you choose! BTW..547 will give you lots of time for planning...and more planning!

Mickeynut We are gonna get to catch up sooner than later...LOL... I am thinking that we both need to slow down some!!

k&a&c'smom Hope all is well!

Hello fellow GF fans! Hope you are all having a terrific Tuesday!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #682
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Here at GF now. Having a grand time!! The new splash pad had been closed since yesterday for "maintenance". Hoping it will open back up before we leave on Saturday!
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #683
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Here at GF now. Having a grand time!! The new splash pad had been closed since yesterday for "maintenance". Hoping it will open back up before we leave on Saturday!
glad you're enjoying your trip so far! can't wait to hear all about it!
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BlueSkies,
Thank you so much! I actually have decided on the CR for this trip. For all the reasons you and several others suggested! I booked TPV today!~ So excited!
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Thank you so much! I actually have decided on the CR for this trip. For all the reasons you and several others suggested! I booked TPV today!~ So excited!
Dd and I love that view, you will love it.

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So glad I found this thread! I'm taking my daughter to Orlando later this month for a college visit to UCF, and I decided to make a reservation at the Grand Floridian while we are down there. We have never been to GF before, but it has always been my fantasy. My daughter was critically ill this past spring and diagnosed with a very serious condition. I decided that life was too short, and the next thing I knew I was booking this trip! We received our magic bands last week, have our fast pass+ reservations all made and somehow even were able to get BOG reservations. Everything has just fallen into place, and the only thing left is to get through the next 22 days until we hit the road on our awesome mother daughter trip! Thanks for all of the great information on the thread!
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MickeyNut Will do!

My magic band is ordered ...I'm not sure exactly what to do with it... LOL...But I will let you all know what I think when we get back from our trip...
Thanks . Yay on ordering your magic band . I haven't kept up on those, but from what I have read, they seem very confusing to me .

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BCV23, k&a&c'smom, BlueSkies, trishadono, mickeynut1, grannyminnie, and MommyGina <and anyone else i may have missed> thank you so much for your kind words! you are all so sweet and really keep me going. i will just have to will myself to keep participating in this thread! i really appreciate the time each of you took to reply.
You're welcome . Even when I don't have a trip planned, it's always fun to read about other people's experiences and just "chat" with everyone here.

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Morning all... Back to the thread after a few days out of town, and I see we're still thriving! Like some have posted, it's a great bunch to chat with here...

Mickeynut, what changes are you making to your trip?? I missed something...

My sister got a report back from some friends who did MNSSHP the other night, and they said it was just great! So sounds as if even tho there seem to be some cutbacks again this year, it's still great fun.
Hope you had a nice few days away . No trip plans have officially been changed yet, but there are some in the works. Glad your sister's friends had a great time at the party. We have been to the Halloween party three times and while we have noticed cutbacks as time has gone on, we have always had a blast .

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24 days to go, woohoo! We are staying 5 nights in SL and it will be so nice to be back.

I have loved "lurking" on this board and getting all the updates. This is the first time I have been in control of the planning. My mom usually does it and she is amazed that I am able to get insider info, lol
You will be checking into the GF before you know it . I hope you are having fun with all of the planning. I love the planning almost as much as being there.

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Hi Ladies! I am sad that I am not going for 547 days, so I have decided to plan the trip to keep me busy. This way I can change it a few times, just for fun...Bored much??
It seems like a long time away now, but it will fly by and you will be there before you know it . Enjoy the planning part as that's always fun too.

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Mickeynut We are gonna get to catch up sooner than later...LOL... I am thinking that we both need to slow down some!!
I agree .....this weekend seems to be slow for me, but that is always subject to change (and usually does ).

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Here at GF now. Having a grand time!! The new splash pad had been closed since yesterday for "maintenance". Hoping it will open back up before we leave on Saturday!
Glad you're having a great time .

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I actually have decided on the CR for this trip. For all the reasons you and several others suggested! I booked TPV today!~ So excited!
Congrats on booking CR TPV . We love the GF as it's a beautiful resort, but we are trying the CR for the first time in December and I couldn't be more excited.

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So glad I found this thread! I'm taking my daughter to Orlando later this month for a college visit to UCF, and I decided to make a reservation at the Grand Floridian while we are down there. We have never been to GF before, but it has always been my fantasy. My daughter was critically ill this past spring and diagnosed with a very serious condition. I decided that life was too short, and the next thing I knew I was booking this trip! We received our magic bands last week, have our fast pass+ reservations all made and somehow even were able to get BOG reservations. Everything has just fallen into place, and the only thing left is to get through the next 22 days until we hit the road on our awesome mother daughter trip! Thanks for all of the great information on the thread!
Congrats on booking the GF.....you're going to love it . I hope your daughter is doing ok . Enjoy the college visit.
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jillmc40 - We like Citricos better. We went to Narcoossees in July. It was ok. The service was less than stellar. We had the same server that we had the previous year. She was nice enough, but not on the ball. Found the service and food much better at Citricos.

That was our experience. No matter which one you choose, you will still be at the GF and enjoying every second of it!
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