A Grand Vacation: The 2012 Grand Floridian FAQ!

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  1. cm8

    cm8 <font color=blue>Half of the time we're rushing ar

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    :goodvibes:thumbsup2. I'm glad you all enjoyed :)
     
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  3. k&a&c'smom

    k&a&c'smom DIS Veteran

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    I was completely unaware of the Poly refurb - had to go check it out on Steve's site. Thanks for the update!

    I second this.

    I hope you are able to stay at the GF eventually!pixiedust: In the meanwhile, we enjoy having you here.

    Thanks for the welcome back.:hug: I don't blame you, it's hard to pass up a chance at the GF. Hawaii at the Poly is a pretty good choice, though.:beach:

    I noticed your signature - congrats!:cheer2: My sister was declared cancer-free last year, next month will be her 6th year. Love and best wishes for your 20th anniversary, so close!:cloud9:
     
  4. pas130

    pas130 Always missing Florida....

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    ::yes::

    Oh I bet pixiedust:

    Oh my dear friend, I COMPLETELY get it! Luckily we will be there August (barring changes) however, Angel Sarah wants us to be there :goodvibes And DH is getting a US/IoA trip next week so I get my WDW trip in Summer pixiedust:

    :hug: Poly this year...the Grand 2014....;)

    :hug: you'll be a monorail stop away...:hyper:
     
  5. WDWOswald

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    So... is the courtyard pool open yet? Want to book for april 13-15 but I am not sure I want to- for $500 a night I can only handle so many blue walls...
     
  6. k&a&c'smom

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    pas, I'm glad you and your DH are able to each get your wish.:goodvibes We are doing another WDW/US split next month, before our US APs run out.;)

    Can't wait to be walking around the GF grounds, I know I'll be thinking of Sarah and her love of the Grand.:angel:

    The recent reports were the courtyard pool would be opened on March 31, but I got a message from IPO yesterday that said April 1. I hope either one is right.:thumbsup2
     
  7. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    Thanks :)

    Jeanette Anything is possible ::yes::
     
  8. cgulls

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    What is IPO?
     
  9. cm8

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    Itinerary Planning Office :goodvibes
     
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    Second page?! We can't have that...


    Happy Easter Weekend! I took these last April in the GF lobby:

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  11. sjs314

    sjs314 "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

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    KOOK Omg Beautiful! Guess where I want to be right now ;)

    Happy Easter!
     
  12. WDWOswald

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    Ok so maybe I'm totally crazy! I just cancelled our stay at the swan (which would have been "free" on credit card points...) and switched to the Grand Floridian garden view instead! It's only two nights, but I can finally experience a few new things:

    Our first stay at Disney in only Disney resorts (previously have stayed at bonnet creek- once did a split stay bonnet creek and wilderness lodge).

    Our first stay at the Grand Floridian!

    Our first stay at a monorail resort!

    Our first stay at boardwalk inn (after 2 nights at the grand we are switching to a boardwalk view room for the next 5 nights)!

    Our first time trying narcoossee's (previously have done citricos and 1900 park fare, as well as afternoon tea)

    Our first time swimming in a Disney World pool.

    April 13-15 can't come soon enough!!!

    Just one question- the online check in asked me what building I'd like to request....... I'm thinking Boca Chica? I don't want a view of construction- I'd prefer a view of the courtyard pool..
     
  13. k&a&c'smom

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    Love the photos, KOOK! I thought last week how fun it would be to see the Easter eggs, if only there were some way to do so while skipping the Easter crowds.:laughing: Thanks for making my wish come true.;)

    WDWOswald - congrats on booking your first GF stay, and so soon!!:cool1::cool1:

    Boca Chica is a very nice building for garden views. I'll post a couple photos of our view from Boca we took during our stay last August. I love Conch Key for its wonderful location - close to boat dock, courtyard pool and Narcoossee's, and a quick walk out the back door to Gasparilla's or the marina.

    Sago Cay is a nice, quiet location, close to Gasparilla's and the back walkway to the bus stop. A little farther from the pools, but that has been a plus during the courtyard construction. Hopefully, the courtyard pool will be open in a few days.:thumbsup2

    This is a garden view room, 3rd floor, Boca Chica. You can see the main building, courtyard pool, Sugar Loaf:
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    Straight ahead, a good view of Sugar Loaf
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    Looking to the dormer balconies on the right & the corner of Conch Key across the grounds:
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    Unless the pool is open in the next day or two... I would request either Sago or Conch Key marina view.
     
  15. WDWOswald

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    Thanks- I will be majorly bummed out if those enormous green walls are going to dominate the whole court yard :)
     
  16. ao23

    ao23 Earning My Ears

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    At Grand Floridian...courtyard pool reopened this morning!
     
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    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:


    Can you post some pics please????
     
  18. CaliforniaDreaming

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    Fantastic to hear!! Would love to see some pictures!
     
  19. k&a&c'smom

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    :cool1::cool1::banana::cheer2::banana::cool1: :cool1:

    Thanks for the update!
     
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    Yay!! :cool1: We are at 3 weeks and I'm so excited that the courtyard will be free of construction when we arrive! :goodvibes
     
  21. cm8

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    Thanks for posting :goodvibes Boy do those look tasty:rolleyes1::yes::

    Agreed and those photos are very lovely:love:

    :banana::woohoo::yay::dance3::hyper:
     
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