We missed our annual WDW vacation and I am going through serious withdrawal. We usually go in April but tried November last year (2011). Enjoyed the dry, spring weather in Florida much better than the fall so we decided to only return in the spring and since we couldn't swing two vacations in 6 months we have to wait 18 months till our April 2013 trip. Fast forward many, many months and we are just about 6 months away from our next visit (woohoo). We are booked at AOA bt I really want to do a spilt stay and spend our second half of vaca at the GF (my fave). I refuse to shell out GF dollars for views of construction walls though so I'm trying to figure out when the walls will come down. It's alot harder to get a straight answer than I thought it would be. I emailed guest relations and got the following response: "Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney World® Resort. We appreciate your interest, the Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa refurbishments through December 2012. At this time there is no construction schedule for April 2013." Absolutely no help and completely generic - thanks Disney! I called and spoke to someone at the GF today (after holding for 32 minutes to speak to a guest relations rep....thx again Disney). She was very nice but didn't have any additional info. Totally disappointed. I'm nervous about going ahead and booking only to find out the walls will still be there when we arrive. Help!