A Grand Vacation: The 2012 Grand Floridian FAQ!

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  1. CaliforniaDreaming

    CaliforniaDreaming #1 Grand Floridian Fan/Expert

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    Welcome back!! Glad to hear they are indeed putting up a new fence around the CY pool. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. Disney_Princess83

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    Thanks for the reply :) I'll call them when we are a few weeks out and talk to them. I don't want an updo, just some curls ect. It's strange, all the different countries ways of doing things. Here in Australia, a hairdresser will always do a full shampoo and condition before doing any styling unless you specifically ask them not to wash it. ;) Thanks for letting me know. I'll have had a hair cut a few weeks prior so it won't need a cut, just the styling.

     
  4. momofboyz3

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    Hi everyone!!!! Apologies if this has been answered but I did not find it in a quick search. We are not staying @ the Grand Floridian we will be at POR (due to the price & it's myself & boys). But, I had booked ADR @ the Floridian Cafe! I wanted to walk around and enjoy the beauty of the hotel. My question is: will construction be going on the end of May & is it in the front or back of the hotel? Just curious.... Thanks all!
     
  5. momofboyz3

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    Ohh my gosh... I just read another thread which answered my question. Sorry!!!
     
  6. kohler2009

    kohler2009 Earning My Ears

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    So glad I decided to let the IPO make my ADRs this morning! Got everything I wanted within 20 minutes and confirmation was in my inbox by the time I woke up this morning. Which worked great, because DS decided to sleep in and so did I! Now...what to plan next... :-)

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  7. Dr Ken

    Dr Ken Don't want to "earn" my ears. I'm retired!

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    Just checked into GF Sugarloaf Key (CL).

    We're on the. 3rd floor with a pool view. With effort we can see CR and the top of Space Mountain from our porch. The fence around the pool blends in nicely. Quite a distance to VGF.

    Had diner at GF Cafe.
     
  8. BayGirl22

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    Its typical in the US to get a shampoo before cut and styling too. But I've always been told that Up-Do's stay better and are easier to create if your hair is "one day dirty". So I think that's what was referred to above. If you are looking for a true up-do then they won't wash it. For a regular blow out or curls type styling I would expect a wash. (Some lower end salons may not include blow dry but I'd expect someplace nice like GF to dry)
     
  9. BayGirl22

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    Wondering if someone here can answer this. I'm going to GF for a conference and decided to buy our Parkhoppers through Disney at the conference rate, much better deal for us than all the other sources. So I bought them on the conference site but used the "Will Call" option and it says I need to get them at Guest Services. Will the GF front desk be able to give them to us when we check in, or do we need to go to a Park's Guest Services or the Transportation and Ticketing Center? I hope not to have to go to the TCC, we're going to AK the first day.

    Also I'm pretty sure I read we can redeem our Photopass+ voucher at the GF's photo shop. Can anyone confirm that? I want to get as much done as possible the night we check in!

    2 weeks from today we arrive!!!!!! I Can.Not.Wait!
    TIA
     
  10. Rhongepooh

    Rhongepooh <font color=red>I must ponder this news<br><font c

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    I have 2 DD and the hairdressers always told us the same thing.
     
  11. Sue M

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    We love GF Cafe! Sounds like a nice room location!

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you have to go to the Guest Service at a park. M k would be easy enough.
     
  12. BayGirl22

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    Thanks. There should be a Guest Services at AK, right? I don't want to make a special trip to MK if I don't have to. But wish I could get them at the GF since we are trying to make RD at AK on our first morning!
     
  13. MommyGina

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    Hope you have a great time. What do the refillable mugs look like at Gasparilla's? Hoping that they have changed since last year. I already have two sets of them and would like a new set for this summer.
     
  14. Dr Ken

    Dr Ken Don't want to "earn" my ears. I'm retired!

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    Haven't been to Gasparilla's yet but I'll take a look. (Can't upload a photo 'cause my iPad doesn't have a camera.)
     
  15. thisismyusername

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    Enjoy your stay--we'll be at Sugarloaf in a few weeks!

    If you have a moment to tell me what you think about the noise level down by the Beach Club pool during the day, I would be ever so appreciative. Just trying to make a final decision on whether to cancel my cabana reservation. Thanks!
     
  16. panthergirl

    panthergirl Go Carolina Panthers!!

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    Just got back from a quick weekend trip and wanted to report a room to avoid at all costs. If you are assigned room 5213 (Sago), consider requesting a different room. The room has a very bad view - directly over the roof of the entrance and laundry staging area. However the worst issue is noise from utility areas on either side of the room. We were awakened at 3:00 AM by loud banging which turned out to be a piece of machinery that had gone haywire. It took about an hour to fix and we were exhausted the next day. Had we been staying longer I definitely would have accepted the offer to move to another room but since was just a weekend trip we stayed put. We were so tired on night two I doubt anything could have woken us up anyway! :) Beware this room!
     
  17. sjs314

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

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    So sorry you had issues with the room, but thanks for the heads up about the view and noise.
     
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    I was just there through April 20. The resort refillable mugs have a pool scene on them with Mickey and friends. Some have blue lids and some pink lids.
     
  19. CaliforniaDreaming

    CaliforniaDreaming #1 Grand Floridian Fan/Expert

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    scanne <font color=blue>OK, I must have really small ears

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    I have a question....
    I booked a room in the main building for August 2014. The price per night is crazy (which I expected) but what I'd like to know is IF AP or general public codes/rates are released, are they applicable to the main building rooms?

    THANK YOU!
     
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