A Grand Vacation: The 2012 Grand Floridian FAQ!

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  1. psac

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    Yes, they definitely have guest services at AK (and all the parks). Unfortunately, things like that (or getting annual passes for instance) can only be done at guest services and not through any of the resorts staff.
     
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  3. Sue M

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    All parks have guest services. I'd just plan on getting to AK earlier to get your APs, guest services are on the left side. Or if your getting in the evening before, and MK is still open, maybe you could do it then? Don't forget to bring photo ID. You need to show it to get APs.
     
  4. MommyGina

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    Thanks for checking on the mugs. I was hoping for something new this year!
     
  5. BayGirl22

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    Thanks.
    We'll be doing EMH at AK the first morning, and given that we're coming from the west coast I think it will be hard enough to make it there that early.
    I like the idea of a quick Monorail trip on Sunday night when we arrive to visit the MK gates and pick up our tickets. (They aren't AP's, just 6 day PH's.) My DS will be so excited to ride the monorail I'm sure he'll want to go along. We may be the only family who wants a room in the back of Sago with a monorail view.
    Its just kind of surprising to me that the conference tickets can't be picked up at the conference site. You'd think Disney would make that easy for attendees. :confused3 I would have just paid the $5 to have them shipped I think had I known.
     
  6. Dr Ken

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

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    There's been a lot of talk on this thread about the noise from the new VGF. We've been here three days and haven't heard any noise in our room from VGF.

    We're staying at Sugarloaf (CL) facing the new VGF but we're pretty far from VGF. We did hear a lot of noise in our room from the pool area when they were showing an outdoor movie.

    I did once hear a saw running at VGF while I was walking near the pool. But, the pool noise was MUCH louder than the saw.

    The outer walls and the roof of VGF are on. So, most of the noise at VGF will be indoors hence not as loud outdoors. I think!
     
  7. MommyGina

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    Does anyone know if the new fence around the CY pool has been put up? If I missed this in a previous post, forgive me.
     
  8. Disneyandphilliesfan

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    To answer an earlier question yes you can get an ap discount if one comes out.
     
  9. Tink rules

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    Yes... about a week ago...

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  10. WDW1970

    WDW1970 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for posting. We will be at GF in the near future and that is reassuring.
     
  11. WDW1970

    WDW1970 Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone that has been to the GF recently know anything about this?

    Thanks :)
     
  12. CammelleandBre

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    I know this is an older post, but me, and my dd will also be at the GF 8/18-8/25. Our first time there:cool1:. My b-day is also Aug. 23 I will be turning 29. This is a great thread by the way.:thumbsup2
     
  13. Sue M

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    Well, lesson learned :goodvibes but it will add a layer of excitement your arrival night to hop on the monorail to MK!
    We are on the west coast too, and you are very ambitious doing morning EMH your first day!! :rotfl2: it takes me 3 days to adjust to eastern time!! The first few mornings are killers!
     
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    Hello, GF lovers!:wave: I've been trying to post for a couple days, but have had computer issues. I have more photos to post, I'll try to get those on soon.

    I need to read the pages I've missed, but thought I'd try to answer WDW1970's question about the Beach Pool waterfall. I was told the waterfall is off due to the DVC construction - and the rumor is the Beach Pool will be connected to a DVC pool or at least will be made larger.:scratchin This isn't official by any means, just something I was told while at the resort. I hope it is true, as the lack of a DVC pool has been a concern.
     
  16. k&a&c'smom

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    :wave2: Thanks for the welcome back! We had a great time, the resort was beautiful as usual and RPC fantastic.:cloud9:

    I know you posted your question has been answered, but wanted to acknowledge you and provide info for anyone else reading.:goodvibes

    The construction of the DVC is supposed to continue through 2013, unfortunately. The main construction site is to the right of the main building as you enter from the front - behind the Beach Pool. I don't think it will affect your dinner, or walking the GF grounds.:flower3:

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    This is exactly what I was trying to say, thank you.:goodvibes However, I had a regular style without updo on my first visit to Ivy Trellis, and they did not shampoo/blow dry my hair - just the style. Not sure if this is the norm or is still the case, as it was a few years ago.


    This has been answered, but thought I'd say - I took a photo of the mugs in Gasparilla's, I'll post when I have them all uploaded. Same mugs as the past couple years, sorry to say. We were hoping for new designs, too.:sad:;)

    Thanks for the info, so sorry to hear you had such a rough night. Very disappointing!:hug:

    They do sometimes include RPC and SL in the discounts, but lately the 20% general public codes have not included club level at GF (or, I think, Poly). I hope you are able to snag a good discount for next year, I'll keep my fingers crossed.pixiedust:

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    I hope you had a good dinner, we love GF Cafe. Enjoy your stay!:goodvibes

    Thanks for the update, good to know you haven't heard anything in your room. Can you hear it from your balcony? We had no issues within the room, but once out on the balcony it was easily heard - hammers, machines, etc. And the Beach Pool was pretty noisy while were were there, but we only swam one day.

    ::yes:: I was watching the workers from our balcony when I took that photo on April 25!:goodvibes
     
  17. baler31

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    I was told this as well on our visit the 1st week in April. I am looking for a photo I took of that area from the monorail where you can clearly see a water feature connected to the beach pool waterfall (with a scrim/wall in between) there was an area cleared that was very appropriate for a smaller pool.
     
  18. k&a&c'smom

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    Ooh, I'd love to see the photo if you find it.:thumbsup2 This is exactly what I was told, i.e. you can see an area roughed in for the new pool feature. I meant to take some photos from the monorail but forgot each time.:laughing:

    ETA: I see your next trip is nearly here, woohoo!!:cool1::cool1:
     
  19. Tink rules

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    Well... there ya go... I only steal from the best!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  20. k&a&c'smom

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    :rotfl:
     
  21. Lulu'sMom

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

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    I should know this but I don't. Does the GF have the keurigs in all their rooms?
     
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