A Grand Vacation: The 2012 Grand Floridian FAQ!

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  1. k&a&c'smom

    k&a&c'smom DIS Veteran

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    Luvamouse - great discount, woohoo!:banana:

    Prior to the 2007 renovations, each building DID have various decors. We loved it, especially the Alice and Floral themes, so whimsical. I was sad they changed it so that every room is the same, but I hate for things I love to change anyway.;)

    DetTigsGal - :wave: Good to see you, whenever you have time to pop in.
     
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  3. KonaKaiTom

    KonaKaiTom DIS Veteran

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    And with the magic of 10 days to go -- ONLINE checkin has just been done:cheer2:

    Can't wait for tomorrow, as my niece said this morning - tomorrow is single digit countdown!

    Tom
     
  4. Butterflygirl35

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    Have a great time!!!! :cool1:
     
  5. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    OK, we are officially booked for an MK view (outer building). January 10-13. Can't wait.
     
  6. KonaKaiTom

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    Congratulations, I'm sure you are going to have a wonderful time!

    Tom
     
  7. HFC1969

    HFC1969 Grand Floridian Junkie!

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    Cya there! :wave2:

    Can't miss us... we are the :crazy2: people from STL who will be dressed as pirate: for MNSSHP..
     
  8. jillmc40

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    YAY! What building did you request? I wish I could go back...
     
  9. KonaKaiTom

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    Conch marina view was first choice, backed it up with Sago.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Tom
     
  10. cgulls

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    How many days/weeks/months ahead do you need to rent a cabana to ensure availability? thanks. :beach:
     
  11. 2012DisneyWorldBride

    2012DisneyWorldBride <font color=royalblue>I was a Disney Bride on 12.8

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    Hey guys its me again! I just keep coming back for answers to my questions because you guys are so helpful :)

    The morning of our wedding I will be getting my hair and make up done in our room with my mom and my fiances mom. I wanted to order room service for that morning (after 6 am - because I think I read some where thats when it starts). Does anyone have the phone number so that I could order ahead of time? I know they may not let me order this far in advance but I could just let them know room number when we get there? Even if I had to pay now to confirm. Also if anyone knows where I could find the menu for that so I could take orders of what they want now.

    Thanks so much for any help that you can offer.
     
  12. Luvamouse

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    Online Checkin Question... There are threads about NOT being able to make a request with Online Chekc-In, but what about requests you have already made at the time of booking? We are arriving New Year's Day and saving well over $600 by staying that one night at POR. Then on to the GF LV! I figured that it might be smart to do online checkin for both when I am leaving Savannah for the last leg of the trip. Hopefully it will be that much quicker when we arrive :)

    Any experience with this question? I was afraid to do online checkin last time too...
     
  13. Mouseturtle

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    Does anyone have a pic of the courtyard renovations? We are staying in SL the last week of November, I always get a pool view but I am afraid of looking at the mess - is the marina view better, and is it very noisy on that side from the boats? I am going with 4 friends, 3 have never been to WDW and I want to get the nicest room I can (and I totally understand a request is just a request) - trying to imagine what it all looks like under construction and if that will affect much
     
  14. jackson2422

    jackson2422 Earning My Ears

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    I can't comment on the construction, but we stayed in SL in August and I requested a marina view in anticipation of the pool closure. We lucked out in that the closure was postponed, but we didn't hear any boats at all, and in fact found the marina side very quiet and peaceful.
     
  15. KonaKaiTom

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    I myself don't have any experience with this -- my online checkin was fine but I don't have split stay. With regard to requests, I had all my ADRs in place already and all that went fine.

    Tom
     
  16. brsirak

    brsirak Earning My Ears

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    Hello Everyone :)

    We are officially going in late January staying Deluxe RPC :cheer2:

    This is going to be our last trip for a long time...or at least says my husband:confused3

    So...I am trying to make this a really great trip! We were originally booked in a Deluxe King...I was always worried about not getting the Turret style...because our desire is more space...so, as it worked out when the Room Discounts came out I couldn't apply it to my King ressie but I could change to the Deluxe RPC with Queen beds....

    So, now my question is...Do I want to "request" the square or triangle shaped room? Which feels larger? Which are located in the "quietest" place?

    Anyone stay in these rooms and have a room number they would request again?

    And...one last question...does anyone know where to find a layout of the hotel (as far as where rooms are located...not the resort map...but one that shows, for example where 4022 is...does that make sense???)...it will help me figure out where to request a room...we don't want to be too close to the Concierge Club...I assume that is louder.

    TIA,
    Bridget
     
  17. KonaKaiTom

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    I wondered if that exists as well -- I did find one for Wilderness Lodge and thought what a great way of making an online room request...."I'd like a room in the 5420-5428 location."

    Tom
     
  18. KonaKaiTom

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    To all the GF veterans --- a friend of mine (part time travel agent) suggested the following as being the least expensive rooms with the best views:

    Conch 7211, 7213, 7215, 7217, 7219, 7221 -- and, of course, the same rooms on the 3rd and 4th floor -- comments, thoughts, suggestions?

    TIA

    Tom
     
  19. haleofafamily

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    My understanding for requests is that you are more than likely to receive your requests if you list what you want as far as building and/or views, balcony...stuff like that. If you list room numbers, the CM assigning rooms won't know why you chose those numbers so if they aren't available he/she couldn't get you what you want.
     
  20. cgulls

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    Touringplans.com offers some insight on "better" rooms for each resort. It doesn't provide exactly what you're looking for (a building map with room numbers) but it might help a bit.
     
  21. Butterflygirl35

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    I don't remember room number but I was in Conch Key fourth floor and it was gorgeous!! At check-in she let me pick the view I wanted!!!!

    My son got excited every time the monorail passed by!
     
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