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Old 06-05-2014, 02:20 PM   #976
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Thanks....can you comment on how early is "early"?
Last year my parents were there 90 minutes before Wishes started and said it was 80% full.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:47 PM   #977
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Last year my parents were there 90 minutes before Wishes started and said it was 80% full.
Thanks....we'll hopefully make it up there before it's 100%!!
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:27 PM   #978
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So I just booked my flights and "accidentally" booked for us to return on Monday instead of Sunday. So now I am hoping for a room only discount to add an extra night at the end of the trip.

Thought about switching resorts, but just want to stay at GF CL, so hopefully we can stay put!
Oh I have to "accidentally" book our flight a day later next time we book a trip.

I hope you get a room in CL.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #979
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Main Building Laundry

Is the washer in the second floor laundry still a front loading machine?

Last time we stayed I brought laundry sheets which do not work in that style of machine.

Do the laundry pods work in front loading washing machines?

Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2014, 06:13 AM   #980
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Hi Blue and all my friends here!

For those of you who have stayed in the refurbished rooms, do the beds have new mattresses? Can't remember if someone commented on this before. Just wondering.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:49 AM   #981
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Good morning! We are excitedly planning our vacation for the week of July 4. We usually stay at the Poly, but given all the construction we are going to give the GF a try!

We are very excited to see the fireworks at Disney as we have never been here during this time of year. I don't think I have the patience to deal with the crowds at MK, so we are planning to watch from the dock at the GF. Reading some of the above posts about getting to the Contemporary 90 minutes early, how early should be at the dock for the July 3rd fireworks?

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Old 06-06-2014, 06:57 AM   #982
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Good morning! We are excitedly planning our vacation for the week of July 4. We usually stay at the Poly, but given all the construction we are going to give the GF a try!

We are very excited to see the fireworks at Disney as we have never been here during this time of year. I don't think I have the patience to deal with the crowds at MK, so we are planning to watch from the dock at the GF. Reading some of the above posts about getting to the Contemporary 90 minutes early, how early should be at the dock for the July 3rd fireworks?

Thanks much!
That's a good question...I'm wondering the same thing, as I'll be there to see the fireworks and might consider that location as opposed to the CR. In the past, we have loved watching and hearing Wishes from Narcoosee's.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:15 AM   #983
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OMG!!! You made me look at my countdown and we have 12 days until on line check in....and FP+ selections. I really need to sit down and come up with a strategy!!!

I also emailed IPO about this "Villians Unleashed" party happening while we are down there. My kids (especially my youngest) LOVES the villians, and I HAVE to get tickets to that party!!!
I just signed on this morning and saw that Villians party. It looks like so much fun!! I will keep my fingers crossed for you to get tickets. Totally wish that was happening when we are there but no luck for us My youngest DD also LOVES the villians. Her favorite character from The Little Mermaid has always been Ursula, even as a toddler...lol.


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We used the laundry...it's still operated with coins.
Thanks for the info More quarters added to my packing list! Already ordered laundry detergent from GG and I am bringing dryer sheets so I will only need quarters to run the machines.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:10 PM   #984
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Here are some of the items from GVTR

Tea sandwiches


Scones and tart



2nd course of Princess Cate (sorry forgot to take pic of potted shrimp)


DD chose these for her last course


I chose this Trifle
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:13 PM   #985
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View of GF from Poly Cl lounge 6:30am



View of GF from my patio at Poly

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Old 06-06-2014, 01:39 PM   #986
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trishadono...beautiful pics, thanks!
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:27 PM   #987
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Hello.

We are currently booked at WL for November but thinking of switching to the GF. I have a couple of questions if you wouldn't mind...

Are there king bed rooms in the Lagoon View category? If so, are they strictly handicapped accessible rooms? We'd love to request a king size bed but wouldn't want a roll in shower.

Is the self parking terribly far? We've driven there before for dinner reservations and parked quite far away in a lot across the street. Is there a closer parking lot for resort guests?

Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:08 PM   #988
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trishadono...beautiful pics, thanks!
For sure!! They could be postcards!

And the tea menu items look just yummy!
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:34 PM   #989
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Here are some of the items from GVTR Tea sandwiches Scones and tart 2nd course of Princess Cate (sorry forgot to take pic of potted shrimp) DD chose these for her last course I chose this Trifle
Lovely pictures of tea ... I'm so excited to go again this November after seeing your pictures : ) My husband has never went as it's usually with my daughters or granddaughter but it's only us two so he's my new tea friend ... He's not thrilled and would I'm sure be on the lake in a boat, maybe he'll get his turn next time : )
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #990
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I'm sure the answer to my question is in here somewhere.....I'm just failing to find it at the moment.... My girls really want to stay in a dormer room. I know we can request it, and I prefer to be as high as possible when we stay in hotels because I'm (unfortunately) a very light sleeper and people above us just generally moving around would wake me up. How much noticeably smaller is the room?? Also, we won't need to use the daybed as they are fine sharing (still little), but is the couch still there to sit or is there nothing? You GF vets have been so helpful answering questions! I love this thread. We are now 44 days away from our first GF stay! :-)
We had a lovely room with the dormer and loved it ... It was in the conch key building facing the theme park and lake : ) we didn't have a couch but a table & chairs and desk. We stayed for 14 days and had a special vacation all around. It was my daughter, granddaughter and myself this particular trip.
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