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Old 06-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #991
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Hello.

We are currently booked at WL for November but thinking of switching to the GF.
We just did the same thing! We are booked for GF in July and were originally going to try and split stay of YC and WL in Nov. But then I got wind of the rumor regarding the pool at WL being under construction while we are there - so we were able to switch our 4 nights BB offer to GF GV! Very excited! Now to move a few ADR's around and switch my mindset about our fall trip!
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:03 AM   #993
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Can anyone please tell me the difference between a Standard Room and a Deluxe Queen Room in the Main Building? I've searched and searched and can't find anything that compares the 2 room types.
I just can't stop myself from switching things! First we were booked in SL, now we have a Standard Room in the Main Building. I'm seriously considering the Deluxe Room.
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Can anyone please tell me the difference between a Standard Room and a Deluxe Queen Room in the Main Building? I've searched and searched and can't find anything that compares the 2 room types.
I just can't stop myself from switching things! First we were booked in SL, now we have a Standard Room in the Main Building. I'm seriously considering the Deluxe Room.
A deluxe room is quite a bit larger (approximately 600 sq ft vs 400 sq ft) with a small seating area. Here is a link from the first page of this thread with a pic of a main building deluxe queen:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...10&postcount=5
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Which outer building at the GF do you like best?

My family and I are excited about our first visit to the GF this November. Our family of 5 has requested a lagoon room view - it was all that was left for FD promotion! Would you recommend a specific building or floor? We'd love to be able to see the fireworks from our room like we could at the Poly!

Thanks for any insight!
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #996
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We are looking at booking a November trip to WDW! Our 1st trip ever. And weighting the pros and cons of which resort although I'm sure we've decided on GF. We are looking for opinions on the Club Level. Would you do outer building or main building? I've noticed the outer bld club level is all club level rooms would that make the lounge busier than that of the main building?

Also ease of transportation? We would really love to avoid renting a car as we plan to spend all of our 10+ days on site. But if the resort transportstion is not adequate we would consider it ?

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Old 06-07-2014, 03:11 PM   #997
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My family and I are excited about our first visit to the GF this November. Our family of 5 has requested a lagoon room view - it was all that was left for FD promotion! Would you recommend a specific building or floor? We'd love to be able to see the fireworks from our room like we could at the Poly!

Thanks for any insight!
Congrats on your first upcoming GF stay. I can't help too much with a lagoon view room as we've never booked that room type, but I think Boca Chica is a good request for that view and could possibly have a view of MK, but I'm not sure. Hopefully someone with experience with that room type will be able to help with that .

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We are looking at booking a November trip to WDW! Our 1st trip ever. And weighting the pros and cons of which resort although I'm sure we've decided on GF. We are looking for opinions on the Club Level. Would you do outer building or main building? I've noticed the outer bld club level is all club level rooms would that make the lounge busier than that of the main building?

Also ease of transportation? We would really love to avoid renting a car as we plan to spend all of our 10+ days on site. But if the resort transportstion is not adequate we would consider it ?

Thanks

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Having stayed both RPC (main building CL) and SL (outer building CL), my choice would be RPC. While I'm glad I got to try SL, I didn't like the lounge. The food offerings are the same in both clubs, but the lounges are worlds apart. For SL, the lounge is located right inside the lobby of the SL building and isn't very big, IMO. I also felt that there wasn't enough seating to accommodate the number of people staying there (just my opinion) and was most times very crowded and chaotic. The lounge in RPC, however, is large and spacious with plenty of seating with beautiful views, unlike SL where there aren't any views since the lounge is located in the center of the lobby. RPC is more relaxed/quiet if you are one who likes to just relax and take in the surroundings. I will say, though, that SL is convenient if you will be spending alot of time at the courtyard pool as the building is located right next to the pool, which is great for grabbing snacks and drinks throughout the day while sitting poolside. Keep in mind that these are just my personal opinions as others will have different views.

As far as transportation, I think all of the resorts have their good and bad days. We use Disney transportation on all of our trips and while sometimes there might be a wait and/or a crowded bus, monorail, or boat, we prefer that to driving to the parks, especially since we are never in a hurry to get anywhere.
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Having stayed both RPC (main building CL) and SL (outer building CL), my choice would be RPC. While I'm glad I got to try SL, I didn't like the lounge. The food offerings are the same in both clubs, but the lounges are worlds apart. For SL, the lounge is located right inside the lobby of the SL building and isn't very big, IMO. I also felt that there wasn't enough seating to accommodate the number of people staying there (just my opinion) and was most times very crowded and chaotic. The lounge in RPC, however, is large and spacious with plenty of seating with beautiful views, unlike SL where there aren't any views since the lounge is located in the center of the lobby. RPC is more relaxed/quiet if you are one who likes to just relax and take in the surroundings. I will say, though, that SL is convenient if you will be spending alot of time at the courtyard pool as the building is located right next to the pool, which is great for grabbing snacks and drinks throughout the day while sitting poolside. Keep in mind that these are just my personal opinions as others will have different views.

As far as transportation, I think all of the resorts have their good and bad days. We use Disney transportation on all of our trips and while sometimes there might be a wait and/or a crowded bus, monorail, or boat, we prefer that to driving to the parks, especially since we are never in a hurry to get anywhere.

I would have to agree with everything mickeynut1 said, even down to the transportation!

On our last two trips, we were upgraded...once to RPC and once to Sugarloaf. They are worlds apart, although we definitely enjoyed our stay in Sugarloaf. The main building is all club level, too, but the light and spaciousness of RPC are unbeatable, and there are many tables with wonderful views.




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Does anyone know if there are any king bed rooms in the lagoon view category? I realize it would only be a request. Also, do the courtyard pool and hot tub stay open 24 hours or does it close at a certain time?
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SL Views?

Our first 2 nights are booked in SL. I'm wondering about views, I asked for marina view, just to have a different view because the next 12 days we will move to a regular outer building and requested pool view in Boca.

But what I'm wondering is if the courtyard /garden views in SL can see Wishes?
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Our first 2 nights are booked in SL. I'm wondering about views, I asked for marina view, just to have a different view because the next 12 days we will move to a regular outer building and requested pool view in Boca.

But what I'm wondering is if the courtyard /garden views in SL can see Wishes?
No you can't see Wishes from the courtyard side, but can from some of the marina side rooms. I don't remember the room numbers, but they are the rooms to the right when you go in the lobby. You can't see them from the rooms to the left. Hope that's not too confusing, it makes sense if you look at the building from the water. You can't see the castle, but have a good view of Wishes.
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No you can't see Wishes from the courtyard side, but can from some of the marina side rooms. I don't remember the room numbers, but they are the rooms to the right when you go in the lobby. You can't see them from the rooms to the left. Hope that's not too confusing, it makes sense if you look at the building from the water. You can't see the castle, but have a good view of Wishes.
Thanks! I'll add that to my request!!
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Any construction or refurbs planned this fall for the GF? We are going in November. I hate being surprised by the noise and clutter of construction. I know that some people aren't bothered by it, but we are and I would stay elsewhere if necessary.

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Does anyone know if there are any king bed rooms in the lagoon view category? I realize it would only be a request. Also, do the courtyard pool and hot tub stay open 24 hours or does it close at a certain time?
I can't help with the king bed question, but hopefully someone else will be able to answer that for you .

As far as the pool, it looks like the courtyard pool is open 24/7. I couldn't find hours on the first page of this thread (not saying they're not listed as I could have missed it), but here is a link from All Ears with pool information. Scroll down about 3/4 of the page:

http://allears.net/acc/faq_gf.htm

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Any construction or refurbs planned this fall for the GF? We are going in November. I hate being surprised by the noise and clutter of construction. I know that some people aren't bothered by it, but we are and I would stay elsewhere if necessary.

Thank you!
AFAIK, there isn't any more construction scheduled at the GF. The room refurbs are scheduled to finish up by the end of July/August as SL was to begin June 1st and RPC is scheduled to start June 29th .
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AFAIK, there isn't any more construction scheduled at the GF. The room refurbs are scheduled to finish up by the end of July/August as SL was to begin June 1st and RPC is scheduled to start June 29th .[/QUOTE]

Thanks, Mickeynut1. You are very helpful.

That is a relief! I am getting a bit paranoid about renovations at hotels after a couple of nasty experiences.

One less thing to worry about!
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