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Old 10-28-2013, 01:21 PM   #1216
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welcome back blue! can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:30 PM   #1217
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Hi to all my fellow GF fans!

Just back from another wonderful stay at the GF...

But back to reality is never fun...

Just a drive by ... as my to do list today is loooong....

But I will be back with a review..and some pics too as my good friend maxie86 is going to post them for techno challenged me (thanks Maxie ) ...

grannyminnie I know you are up next!!! And I am sure you are in the single digits!!!

Have a magical Monday..

Be back later...
Hi Blue! You were missed... You're right..I'm in single digits!
Were you "pixie-dusted" in any way? Looking forward to your TR!

I'm like you, techno-challenged, so unable to post pictures on here. Lucky you have Maxie to help out.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #1218
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I am a Disney TA and have a question from a client of mine. If you are staying RPC with a theme park view, is your view unobstructed? Can you see the water parade with this view? I know the views of the Magic Kingdom itself are further out than the Poly and CR, she is trying to decide if the view is worth it if staying RPC. TIA!
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:46 PM   #1219
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I am a Disney TA and have a question from a client of mine. If you are staying RPC with a theme park view, is your view unobstructed? Can you see the water parade with this view? I know the views of the Magic Kingdom itself are further out than the Poly and CR, she is trying to decide if the view is worth it if staying RPC. TIA!
It is a view of the castle, a few of the rooms do have some foliage blocking a portion of the view. I will post a photo of minniesota's view from one of these rooms.

These rooms are over the marina, and the water pageant takes place in front of Boca Chica. It is possible some rooms might afford a view of the water pageant as it makes its stop in front of the MK, but it would be a side view.

ETA: here is minniesota's photo, 4304 (looking at this, I see it isn't even possible to see the MK stop of EWP)
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It is a view of the castle, a few of the rooms do have some foliage blocking a portion of the view. I will post a photo of minniesota's view from one of these rooms.

These rooms are over the marina, and the water pageant takes place in front of Boca Chica. It is possible some rooms might afford a view of the water pageant as it makes its stop in front of the MK, but it would be a side view.

ETA: here is minniesota's photo, 4304 (looking at this, I see it isn't even possible to see the MK stop of EWP)
Thank you! That is just the info I was looking for.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #1221
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Thank you! That is just the info I was looking for.
You are welcome. It's a beautiful view, isn't it?! Not the straight on view like at the Poly, but pretty nonetheless.
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You are welcome. It's a beautiful view, isn't it?! Not the straight on view like at the Poly, but pretty nonetheless.
Yes, but isn't the view of the castle from the GF closer up?
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #1223
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Yes, but isn't the view of the castle from the GF closer up?
Yes, good point! We love seeing the castle from the upper floors at the Grand, it looks so big. Not as big as when you are seeing it from the CR, but still...it's a trade off, I guess.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #1224
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I always use the IPO to book my ADRs. I've never had a problem, even if I change my mind. We added my niece to the reservation last year and they did a great job to get us what we originally had, even into BOG! January 16 is our 180 day mark for them to do their magic again for us!
Thank you very much, MommyGina! We'll ask them to do their magic thing, too!
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:17 PM   #1225
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Just 5 more days until my stay at the Villas at GF! I can't wait! I love this thread, so much information!
How exciting . The villas look beautiful. Hope you will report back about your stay .

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Just back from another wonderful stay at the GF...

But back to reality is never fun...

Just a drive by ... as my to do list today is loooong....

But I will be back with a review..and some pics
Welcome back ....can't wait to read your review and see all of your great pics .

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Old 10-29-2013, 12:48 AM   #1226
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We got this crazy idea to try to switch our reservations from a standard room to a villa... Our trip is dec/jan ... We called and of course they are all booked... Praying for a last minute cancellation! (Wishful thinking)
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:05 AM   #1227
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If u arrive at WDW at 9 pm would u just stay in a regular room at the GF and then check into RPC the next morning?? I really hate paying all that money to sleep but it would be nice to be all settled in. My main worry is that I am running the half marathon on a Saturday. We do not get there til late Thursday night. I feel I will be rushed switching rooms, possibly waiting on a room to be ready and having to get to the expo.

Any ideas ??
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #1228
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If u arrive at WDW at 9 pm would u just stay in a regular room at the GF and then check into RPC the next morning?? I really hate paying all that money to sleep but it would be nice to be all settled in. My main worry is that I am running the half marathon on a Saturday. We do not get there til late Thursday night. I feel I will be rushed switching rooms, possibly waiting on a room to be ready and having to get to the expo.

Any ideas ??
We have never switched after one night and here is why. When I get up that first morning I have always thought to my self " yay I am here, we are going to have a great day!!!!" I don't want to get up pack and move on the first day of my vacation.


HOWEVER, this upcoming January we have our annual family disney trip this time at VGF. Originally we were 1/1-1/5. 1/1 rate for 2 br villa was

I decided since kids are 18,16 and we have been to the world many times moving to save big bucks would be worth it. We arrive 8pm and will stay SL. Moving from SL to the villas should be fairly easy since we will either check in early or at least have our luggage stored right there(no worries about hotel to hotel transfer).

One way to think about it is not th think about the price per night. Just tell yourself it is $$ to stay for my trip. Honestly if on vacation, be on vacation. Transferring is not easy. I would stay put.

What do you want to do that first morning? Enjoy breakfast at RPC or pack and move
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If u arrive at WDW at 9 pm would u just stay in a regular room at the GF and then check into RPC the next morning?? I really hate paying all that money to sleep but it would be nice to be all settled in. My main worry is that I am running the half marathon on a Saturday. We do not get there til late Thursday night. I feel I will be rushed switching rooms, possibly waiting on a room to be ready and having to get to the expo.

Any ideas ??
I may be in the minority, but if it were me, I'd book RPC and get settled. We have arrived very late in the past (like midnight) and although that first night is a little pricey just for sleeping, I love waking up the next morning ready to start the day rather than checking in again and moving. Plus there is a chance you will be without a room as your room might not be available until later in the day.
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Thanks! I am just gonna check in an enjoy my expensive sleep!! Lol

We did get the deluxe king... Not sure which room to request. I just can't wait!! Getting so very excited!!
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