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Old 08-22-2013, 09:09 PM   #76
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I agree! It was not there before! Disney magic, I guess.
I don't feel so bad....thought I was going crazy .

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Sorry, you may need another opinion. (j/k, of course!)
You might be right .

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On a positive note, there are very few bad rooms at the Grand, so it is overwhelmingly likely you will get a lovely view.
I agree.....I don't think there are any bad rooms/views at the GF .
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How wonderful for you, it's going be hard to top this birthday present!!!!!!

Enjoy every moment

Have a Magical Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #78
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Guys, I cannot even believe I am posting this. We checked in today after 6 days at BC CL. Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.

WE WERE SURPRISE UPGRADED TO THE GRAND SUITE.

I swear I still can barely breathe. I am beside myself. I am still shaking. A few pics for the time being...





I have lots more but don't have much time right now. I can post more later or when I get home.

It has FIVE balconies. They told us Billy Joel played this piano. Johnny Depp stayed here.

It is insane. We have all cried. I am so grateful. We are here for four nights!!!

I am here with dh and kids. My BFF since childhood is staying on the second floor. We have already had our scones and snacks and shopped at basin. And an old friend who I have not seen in years is coming to meet for drinks tonight. Now this is a 40th birthday I can tolerate!
I was upgraded from GV room to TPV CL at Poly in May but this is WOW!!!!

So happy for you. More pics please!!!

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #79
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Bethclayton- happy birthday to you!!!! Omg, that is so awesome!! I don't know if I would even leave the room. Holy cow!!! That is really amazing! Enjoy it!!

Star Wars game in arcade?? I won't be able to get ds out of there

I can't wait to check out the new pictures. Thanks k&a&c!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #80
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Oh yes, DH had lots of things to say about the switch (gotta love his sense of humor)

But, as far as our list of "resort requirements" go, GF hits all but one (ability to walk to a park) and our other options were missing more than one requirement.

It has everything we want and need, and once DH reviewed the list, he said that he bets we probably end up loving it.

The price isn't too awful....we have 40% off so and going during value season so the nightly rate is actually a little less than what we paid for YC CL this past April. Still isn't super cheap though.
Your lucky. I want to stay at GF. My DH doesn't. He loves the WL. A GF GV was more than a WL CL room with 35% off. Now that we have become DCL addicts as well as WDW addicts I have to be a little more budget conscience with the resorts. The food at the GF club levels looks wonderful. Enjoy!! Someday I will find myself at the GF.
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We can all relate, we need an over-planners anonymous. This is another point for booking club level, you know what building you will be in if not the room.

On a positive note, there are very few bad rooms at the Grand, so it is overwhelmingly likely you will get a lovely view. With garden view, you could end up with a view of the courtyard pool, the marina or the back side of Sago with the monorail and landscaping. If you have a preference, be sure to ask to have it added to your reservation.
Thanks for your help! Since we're getting a discounted rate, I'm guessing we won't get the most sought-after rooms! But from all the reviews I've read, I'm sure any room will be nice. You should include photos of the rooms - just kidding - I DID see those
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Guys, I cannot even believe I am posting this. We checked in today after 6 days at BC CL. Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.

WE WERE SURPRISE UPGRADED TO THE GRAND SUITE.

I swear I still can barely breathe. I am beside myself. I am still shaking. A few pics for the time being...





I have lots more but don't have much time right now. I can post more later or when I get home.

It has FIVE balconies. They told us Billy Joel played this piano. Johnny Depp stayed here.

It is insane. We have all cried. I am so grateful. We are here for four nights!!!

I am here with dh and kids. My BFF since childhood is staying on the second floor. We have already had our scones and snacks and shopped at basin. And an old friend who I have not seen in years is coming to meet for drinks tonight. Now this is a 40th birthday I can tolerate!
Wow!! What an amazing upgrade!!
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Happy birthday bethclayton!!! How exciting! Have fun and post tons of pics!
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Your lucky. I want to stay at GF. My DH doesn't. He loves the WL. A GF GV was more than a WL CL room with 35% off. Now that we have become DCL addicts as well as WDW addicts I have to be a little more budget conscience with the resorts. The food at the GF club levels looks wonderful. Enjoy!! Someday I will find myself at the GF.
We are huge WL CL lovers as well!

We stayed at YC CL this year and while it was nice, it just didn't stack up.

It will be interesting to see how we like Sugarloaf, but I'm excited to give it a shot!
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Happy 40th Beth Clayton! Bet you slept well in that awesome suite!

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Thanks for your help! Since we're getting a discounted rate, I'm guessing we won't get the most sought-after rooms! But from all the reviews I've read, I'm sure any room will be nice. You should include photos of the rooms - just kidding - I DID see those


Regarding the discount, in my experience that has no effect on which room you are assigned at WDW. If you have a preference, don't hesitate to ask for it - it's not a guarantee for anyone (even those paying rack) but they try to accommodate. I always ask again at check in, and if you get to the room and it is not to your liking, call the front desk and ask if there is something more in line with what you expected before you even set down anything in the room.
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Happy 40th What a fantastic upgrade to celebrate!!!! Enjoy in the splendor of luxury
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A week from now I will be checking into the Grand.... but today I'm taking my oldest to college for the first time. It will be our first family trip to WDW without her.
So now I don't know if I should be laughing or crying. Maybe both. *sigh*
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A week from now I will be checking into the Grand.... but today I'm taking my oldest to college for the first time. It will be our first family trip to WDW without her.
So now I don't know if I should be laughing or crying. Maybe both. *sigh*
I didn't expect to cry when we dropped our oldest off at college, but I did.

And the first trip without him felt weird, like we were incomplete.

But there were also nice things about it, too. And it was really nice to be able to pay a little extra attention to the younger ones.

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Just think school is not forever and they will join you again someday, I have felt that way too!!! Sometimes I wish things could stay the same
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