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Old 10-21-2013, 02:37 PM   #1066
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OMG...I had a big looong post that went poof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will have to come back later and re respond!!!???

BTW..k&a&c Here I am... I started to compose my post around noon.. then had way too many interruptions...LOL...so technically s we were posting at the same time..yet again!
LOL! Of course we were!

I hate it when I work on a post only to have it disappear. Good luck with your second try.

I'm going to watch a movie, so...chat with you all later! I've been doing my own home version of 31 Days of Halloween, still got a lot of scary movies to watch before the big day!
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Sorry - that's not at all what I meant. I think I said many of the WDW regulars, meaning more than just me. I really didn't mean to imply you are not a regular.


It's all good..I just thought that was funny because my husband says I need a Disney 12 step program.

and I have 3 trips planned by February 7th...He might just put me away!

Going back to the bedspreads...there must be a reason all these hotels (not just Disney) are changing...are they getting too costly to maintain?
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K&A&C'S mom, in 2005 we were in Sago. I still can't remember the bedding. I loved that drawer of snacks so much I got distracted

On a side note my first disney stay at CBR in 1996 the frig was stocked with milk juice sodas etc. also they sold refill mugs from the room l
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It's all good..I just thought that was funny because my husband says I need a Disney 12 step program.

and I have 3 trips planned by February 7th...He might just put me away!

Going back to the bedspreads...there must be a reason all these hotels (not just Disney) are changing...are they getting too costly to maintain?
Again, sorry if it came across that way. I proofread my posts, but still the way it reads is often not the way I intended. LOL about your DH thinking you need a 12 step program - mine, too!

I'm sure you are right, the move away from a bedspread makes it easier. I just hate it, 'cause I want things the way I want them, by golly!

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K&A&C'S mom, in 2005 we were in Sago. I still can't remember the bedding. I loved that drawer of snacks so much I got distracted

On a side note my first disney stay at CBR in 1996 the frig was stocked with milk juice sodas etc. also they sold refill mugs from the room l
According to Cali-D's old listing, all of the rooms in Sago had the Swan decor, photo link. LOL about being distracted by the snack drawer, easy to do. I liked when they had the refill mugs available in the room, though we rarely bought them. I'm still kicking myself that I never got a GF-themed mug.

Hey, our first stay in what used to be called Dixie Landings was in 1996! I don't remember any juices or soda in the fridge - but then, I don't remember the fridge! Seems so long ago, and yet, just yesterday.~sigh~ My babies are all grown up and out on their own.
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Looks like a lot going on ! Have not checked in quite a long time, lots to catch up on. Miss summer dreadfully, my kids are way too busy so consequently that makes me way too busy.

Anyway, we check in on 10/24 to RPC let me know if anyone wants photos of anything specific of any specific information and I will try to get back to you. Our last trip was for Star Wars Weekend in May (but we stayed at BWI) and we are returning again for Thanksgiving. I booked this trip on Saturday !! My daughter really wanted to take her friend along and attend MNSSHP and I was able to book RPC last minute with the passholder rate.

I am trying to catch up on the thread lots of new information. Glad to see everyone is still here, absolutely one of the friendliest threads on the board.

Not looking forward to the fence around the pool but I will reserve judgement until we actually go. Curious to see if we have a spread or the white duvet/triple sheeting. Will try to ask what the new look will be like.
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Looks like a lot going on ! Have not checked in quite a long time, lots to catch up on. Miss summer dreadfully, my kids are way too busy so consequently that makes me way too busy.

Anyway, we check in on 10/24 to RPC let me know if anyone wants photos of anything specific of any specific information and I will try to get back to you. Our last trip was for Star Wars Weekend in May (but we stayed at BWI) and we are returning again for Thanksgiving. I booked this trip on Saturday !! My daughter really wanted to take her friend along and attend MNSSHP and I was able to book RPC last minute with the passholder rate.

I am trying to catch up on the thread lots of new information. Glad to see everyone is still here, absolutely one of the friendliest threads on the board.

Not looking forward to the fence around the pool but I will reserve judgement until we actually go. Curious to see if we have a spread or the white duvet/triple sheeting. Will try to ask what the new look will be like.
Hey, you! Good to see you! Sounds like you've had a busy household. I know what you mean about missing summer, I do, too. Summer is my favorite season.

Did you enjoy BWI? I've forgotten if you've stayed there before.

Congrats on snagging a discount just days before your trip! Enjoy your stay, I will be looking forward to your update.
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according to cali-d's old listing, all of the rooms in sago had the swan decor, photo link. Lol about being distracted by the snack drawer, easy to do. I liked when they had the refill mugs available in the room, though we rarely bought them. I'm still kicking myself that i never got a gf-themed mug.

Hey, our first stay in what used to be called dixie landings was in 1996! I don't remember any juices or soda in the fridge - but then, i don't remember the fridge! Seems so long ago, and yet, just yesterday.~sigh~ my babies are all grown up and out on their own.
Thanks for taking the time to give me that link

We were expecting dd after only 3 months of marriage so when dd18 months , dh and I went away for a weekend and stayed at DIxie Landings. Truly the most magical day of my life. I found out I was pregnant with ds just before checking in to hotel. I spent the day watching all the happy families at Disney and was so ecstatic that my family of 3 would now be family of 4

I have had a lot of trips packed in lately. I miss dd18 away at college and know ds 16 will be gone soon too.
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Thanks for taking the time to give me that link

We were expecting dd after only 3 months of marriage so when dd18 months , dh and I went away for a weekend and stayed at DIxie Landings. Truly the most magical day of my life. I found out I was pregnant with ds just before checking in to hotel. I spent the day watching all the happy families at Disney and was so ecstatic that my family of 3 would now be family of 4

I have had a lot of trips packed in lately. I miss dd18 away at college and know ds 16 will be gone soon too.
Aww, what a sweet memory! Enjoy the time with your DS, goes by so fast.
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This "pretend throw" thing seems to be a trend these days....
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Great tip, but I don't feel I should have to bring my own blankets!
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is it just me or does anyone else hate the latest decor of the GF? It is so dark and gloomy it looks like a 1930's funeral home.
I'm also one that doesn't think the GF decor is dark . When I think "dark", I think of the Poly (or what the Poly used to be before the recent room refurbs) and AKL/WL (although dark doesn't bother me as I loved the old Poly decor and I love WL/AKL).

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We actually are having our first stay this Saturday. We check in 10/26 and stay fro 5 nights in a 1 bedroom standard view. This week is dragging.

mickeynut1-Thanks for the warm welcome.
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BWI

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Hello all! I am new to this thread and have never stayed at the GF!
Welcome to the GF thread . You will find a lot of great information here for your first GF stay.

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OMG...I had a big looong post that went poof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It won't be long before you're checking into the Grand .

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I'm going to watch a movie, so...chat with you all later! I've been doing my own home version of 31 Days of Halloween, still got a lot of scary movies to watch before the big day!
Hope you enjoyed your movies .

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Looks like a lot going on ! Have not checked in quite a long time, lots to catch up on. Miss summer dreadfully, my kids are way too busy so consequently that makes me way too busy.

Anyway, we check in on 10/24 to RPC let me know if anyone wants photos of anything specific of any specific information and I will try to get back to you. Our last trip was for Star Wars Weekend in May (but we stayed at BWI) and we are returning again for Thanksgiving. I booked this trip on Saturday !! My daughter really wanted to take her friend along and attend MNSSHP and I was able to book RPC last minute with the passholder rate.

I am trying to catch up on the thread lots of new information. Glad to see everyone is still here, absolutely one of the friendliest threads on the board.

Not looking forward to the fence around the pool but I will reserve judgement until we actually go. Curious to see if we have a spread or the white duvet/triple sheeting. Will try to ask what the new look will be like.
Congrats on a last minute trip as well as scoring an AP discount on RPC .


Hi to everyone else .
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mickeynut1 - I didn't get to watch much, as all 3 of my kids called this afternoon. Each time I hung up, started the movie, another would call. I'm glad they did, I just didn't follow through on my plan.

I love the darker resorts, too - in fact, my family room has a lot of the colors of the AKL lobby. Probably why I love the light and airy Grand, it truly feels like a vacation.
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Hello all! I am new to this thread and have never stayed at the GF! Is anybody able to tell me if construction is going at the resort in Nov? We are coming down Nov 15-23 and would like to have a stay here. What is the best options for a family of four with a napping toddler midday? Would like a room with a view but not too noisy? Is that possible here? We have stayed at other resorts and have been intrigued by this one. Also what building and view would you recommend? Any help would be appreciated!
And congratualtions on booking your first stay at the GF... I bet it wont be your last! I see that k&a&c'smom already gave you some very good advice..the first few pages will really give you lots of good GF info...

Here are my 2 cents tho..LOL..If you would like to be near the main building and the pools too..I would recommend Big Pine Key as an outer lodge..and you really cant go wrong with Boca Chica..its near the courtyard pool..has water and pool views..and is near the boat dock too...

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I wonder if they went to white so they could bleach the heck out of them (or at least hot water) in between? I agree with you, yet hadn't really thought about it before...I wouldn't want it to look like a regular hotel when I got there. I can't imagine no blanket!! I would think that maybe that looked good on paper...Once they realize mousekeeping is spending more time running blankets to all the rooms they may change their minds? I like to curl up in a warm blanket (even in Florida!!), so that would not work for me either!
I am a blanket fan too.... even in Florida!

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LOL! Of course we were!

I hate it when I work on a post only to have it disappear. Good luck with your second try.

I'm going to watch a movie, so...chat with you all later! I've been doing my own home version of 31 Days of Halloween, still got a lot of scary movies to watch before the big day!
Are you enjoying your scary movies ..We have watched Halloweentown..and Hocus Pocus so far...lol...

Good advice about taking the reports of germy bedspreads with a grain of salt ..The media loves to sensationize things..and I too have seen mousekeeping changing them out in between guests... Not to say that they cannot be germy..its a hotel room...LOL..I am always prepared..with my trusty tavel sized lysol.. and clorox wipes...

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Looks like a lot going on ! Have not checked in quite a long time, lots to catch up on. Miss summer dreadfully, my kids are way too busy so consequently that makes me way too busy.

Anyway, we check in on 10/24 to RPC let me know if anyone wants photos of anything specific of any specific information and I will try to get back to you. Our last trip was for Star Wars Weekend in May (but we stayed at BWI) and we are returning again for Thanksgiving. I booked this trip on Saturday !! My daughter really wanted to take her friend along and attend MNSSHP and I was able to book RPC last minute with the passholder rate.

I am trying to catch up on the thread lots of new information. Glad to see everyone is still here, absolutely one of the friendliest threads on the board.

Not looking forward to the fence around the pool but I will reserve judgement until we actually go. Curious to see if we have a spread or the white duvet/triple sheeting. Will try to ask what the new look will be like.
Congrats on the last minute trip!!! And how great that you snagged RPC... Enjoy! MNSSHP is just the best..

MickeyNut I couldnt believe it when my post went poof! It takes me forever as it is! LOL..Oh ya..doing the happy dance!!! I promise to text you pics!
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Well what do you know...someone is posting at the same time as I am!!
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mickeynut1 - I didn't get to watch much, as all 3 of my kids called this afternoon. Each time I hung up, started the movie, another would call. I'm glad they did, I just didn't follow through on my plan.

I love the darker resorts, too - in fact, my family room has a lot of the colors of the AKL lobby. Probably why I love the light and airy Grand, it truly feels like a vacation.
Sorry you didn't get to watch the movies, but glad you had a chance to talk to all of your kids . I have dark colors in my house too, so I guess that's why I like the "darker" resorts....LOL....but I also love the light/airy colors of the Grand .

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MickeyNut I couldnt believe it when my post went poof! It takes me forever as it is! LOL..Oh ya..doing the happy dance!!! I promise to test you pics!
LOL on it taking you long to post......it takes me forever too when I'm behind and have to do a lot of multi-quoting .

Only 3 more days .....looking forward to lots of pics .
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