A Grand Vacation: The 2012 Grand Floridian FAQ!

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  1. sydneysmom

    sydneysmom needing a vacation....soon!

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    Hi everyone! I've combed through the first page, but I cannot seem to find any information on the coffee makers. ( I know, totally a boring question!) But we're going to be there in June and I didn't know if they changed since we were there in 2010. I'd like to bring some tea and hot chocolate with me, but I didn't know if they were pods / kcups or what...

    If anyone knows, would you mind letting me know? I can't even believe we are getting actually close !! it seems like we've been waiting forever!!!! :goodvibes
     
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  3. outahere

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    We were there last month and the coffee makers are the pod type. You could still heat water for tea or hot chocolate.
     
  4. sydneysmom

    sydneysmom needing a vacation....soon!

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    excellent! thank you !!
     
  5. ktlm

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    So jealous! My friend and his family are returning from their first WDW trip today. They stayed at the GF, and on their arrival they asked if there was any way they could get a room with a king bed instead of 2 queens, as their DD will likely get in bed with them instead of getting in her own bed. They were upgraded to the Grand Suite! Lucky, Lucky them!!! They hit the jackpot of all jackpots of upgrades!
     
  6. JoBird

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    Oh MY! Driving this trip?! And yes, you're right we missed each other in 2011 but by two days that time I think!:worried: One day the stars will align... ::yes::

    ooh, I agree! Good points all of them. ::yes::

    PAS-- I might be tempted to request Conch Marina view, just bc it's closest to what a SL Marina View would be. And all of the reasons Above as well. ;)
     
  7. bethclayton

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    omigosh, pas, you are so sweet. i turn 40 on 8/23. we will be there, seriously, the EXACT same dates as you. although we are at BC from 8/18-8/21, checking in at GF 8/21. i will totally meet up with you. let me tell you... i have always been totally against meeting anyone from the boards. it makes me nervous that they will end up being a creepy stalker or something! :happytv: then JC passed without my getting to meet her- even though we were at GF at the same time last year. i regret not meeting her so much and i am going to loosen my rule now! that is... if you ACTUALLY do stick with your GF ressie... :rotfl2: :rolleyes1 ha ha! you RC'er, you!

    when in august is your bday?
     
  8. DetTigsGal

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    Pas~ as I always say...we book gv requesting marina view sago. We liked it there the first time and so we stick with it. We self-park and drive everywhere, run over to Gasparillas all the time and sit at the top of the marina for wishes. Wr tended to be courtyard pool sitters and if my younger wanted the beach pool he would just run over. ( yes, my kids are older than yours)

    No school yesterday :( last day now June 21, the day we leave
     
  9. Lulu'sMom

    Lulu'sMom You.Had.Me.At. Sticky.Mickey. ~And DOLE WHIPS too!

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    There you go, DetTigsGal! :goodvibes

    Beth....we used to meet up all the time, us old DISers. Yes, there's some real whackjobs, but you do end up getting to know the "real people" here! :hug:
    I remember when kacsmom and I met at a GF meet... had a blast and we all enjoyed a cabana party! Fun times!:yay:

    40th birthday celebration at the GF!!!!! What a treat!!!!:cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:
     
  10. Lulu'sMom

    Lulu'sMom You.Had.Me.At. Sticky.Mickey. ~And DOLE WHIPS too!

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    Oh WOW, they sure did! So, so happy for them!!!!:banana:

    It was an upgrade like above (that one was the CR Pres Suite) that got me hooked on the Pres/VP suites.

    The GF's Grand Suite and YC Pres Suite are the only two suites I haven't stayed in and with college tuition, it's not happening anytime soon. LOL. Think I'm over my "suite" addiction. :rotfl:
    DH would be happier if I was over my GF or even WDW addiction. :lmao:
     
  11. dreamcruiser

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    Is the GF Grand Suite the same as the "Walt" suite? THAT'S my dream!!:goodvibes
     
  12. Sue M

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    Pas,we will be at GF 8/18 & 8/19 before moving to YC. I requested a Sago or Conch marina view on the recommendation of this thread:goodvibes. I sure hope the beach will be open. PM me if you'd like to get together, we can have a Dis pool meet! Isn't someone else there the same time too?
     
  13. Lulu'sMom

    Lulu'sMom You.Had.Me.At. Sticky.Mickey. ~And DOLE WHIPS too!

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    No, Walt's Suite is on the 4th floor and the Grand suite is on the 5th floor.
    The Grand Suite is much larger and has a baby grand piano.

    Also, Walt's suite has the train decor.

    There should be pics of the suites on the first page. Pralines and cream posted a bunch, they are gorgeous!:thumbsup2
     
  14. dreamcruiser

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    Thanks for the info! I actually have seen the Walt Suite, and might have seen the Grand Suite as well, tho I don't remember the piano, if you can believe that! :lmao: A CM gave us a tour a few years back, but I got it in my head waaaay before that, that it is my dream to stay in the Walt Suite. :lovestruc
     
  15. ktlm

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    Yep. He sent me a video, but it has his daughter in it so I'm not going to post it. The thing is huge. I believe it is over 2000 square feet which makes it bigger than my first house!!! 2 big bedrooms each with its own full bath, and then a 1/2 bath near the entrance. The living area is huge with more than one couch. The piano is white, but it is actually an upright, not a baby grand. They told him that Kelly Ripa had recently stayed in it. They had a great time! They are totally spoiled now though, as there is no way their 2nd Disney trip can live up to this one!
     
  16. Sfmarine

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    That must have been a real treat. I'd love to check out the suites the next time I'm there but I'm sure they don't do it for everyone.
     
  17. dreamcruiser

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    Yeah, I think we were lucky. The way it happened: after we were checked in by a member of the concierge team in our room, I mentioned really wanting to stay in the Walt Suite one day, and he asked if we'd like to see it. I JUMPED on that question!! :cool1: :rotfl: Then, another time, another CM we had met took us to see the Grand Suite when we asked about what else was available like the Walt Suite. (I think my question at that time was, is this the nicest suite in the resort?)
    You can always ask a CM (maybe someone you know from other stays). The worst that can happen is they say NO (perhaps someone is already in the suites too).
     
  18. Lulu'sMom

    Lulu'sMom You.Had.Me.At. Sticky.Mickey. ~And DOLE WHIPS too!

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    yes, dreamcruiser, that's how we got to see the suites before we would book them! Sometimes when we were sprinkled with pixie dust, and it seems way back then we were, upgrades happened. pixiedust:

    ktlm~I don't know why I was thinking baby grand, yes it's a white upright piano. Thanks for correcting that! :) Like I said, haven't stayed in that suite! ;)

    Looking at the rates, even with AP, the discounts are awful! ACK!
    Especially for SL and RPC. Oh, why am I soooo spoiled? darn it! :lmao:
     
  19. dreamcruiser

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    Are you saying you got upgraded to one of these suites?!? If so, WOW! I dream of staying in the Walt Suite!! :goodvibes
     
  20. Lulu'sMom

    Lulu'sMom You.Had.Me.At. Sticky.Mickey. ~And DOLE WHIPS too!

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    It has been many, many years for me, dreamcruiser. LOL
    Most of the upgrades were in the 90's and the early 00's.
    Good times!:goodvibes
    Talk about being spoiled, spoiled, SPOILED!
    And DH and I schelped it once and stayed non-cl last march at the BC.
    We had a nice time and I was grateful to be there, especially with my health at that time.
    But, CL ruins you for a standard room, (at least it did me) and the GF's RPC is KING.
     
  21. followthatmouse

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    Well, two hours ago, I did it. I booked our next stay at GF RPC! What a thrill! We feel just so fortunate. I can tell you, it may be past midnight, but I really can't sleep.

    :dance3: :yay: :dance3:
     
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