Grand floridian teddy bear lady

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  1. pinnocchiosdad

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    Some of you may know who I am talking about. I haven't seen her in over a year. Is the Teddy bear lady still enjoying music in the lobby nightly? Any sightings? If so what days and at what time. I am there in a few weeks and wanted to say hello.
     
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  3. FutureMrs.B

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    We were there in September and December and we saw her both times. We saw her only on the weekends though, not sure if we just missed her during the week. From what I remember she was there during the day time as well as in the evenings. Enjoy your trip!
     
  4. Jungle Cruiser

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    We were there a few weeks ago and she was there! :goodvibes
     
  5. Deb & Bill

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    Why not just leave the lady alone? She's not a Disney character.
     
  6. Amy&Dan

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    She actually enjoys chatting with other guests. I got to say hi to her with some friends of ours that stay there every year. They love her and she's very nice. She knows the staff and many of the regular guests.

    If she didn't want to chat, I iimagine she would not sit there day after day with the Teddy Bears. She's hardly making herself anonymous!

    Both times I have seen her, its been in the afternoons. She's a sweetheart.
     
  7. wiserabbit

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    We asked one of the CMs and they did tell us she enjoys the "company" of being there - and doesn't mind chatting with others.....the back story is so bitter-sweet - :lovestruc about she and her husband being regulars and then after after he passed away - she has someone bring her to just be in the same place she and he loved so much......
     
  8. starrysky

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    There was a thread posted about this lady by one of her relatives. Maybe someone can find and repost.
    She sounds like a lovely person and if I get the chance to see her in the Grand Floridian I would say hello.

    I think its lovely that this lady has found a place that makes her so happy.
     
  9. Amy&Dan

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    Yes, our friends learned of her bittersweet story from a good friend of theirs who has been a bellman at the GF for many years. She does enjoy the company, and its not as if she has a line of people bugging her. I think the contact she gets from other GF lovers is probably good for her.

    The staff all love her and if she was a recluse who frowned on interaction, they likey wouldn't let her hang out there so often.
     
  10. DisneyFan32WI

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    They probably bring their autograph books along...
     
  11. Sammie

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    If you are staying at the Grand Floridian and she is in the lobby and you just happen to be there at the same time, is quite different than trying to plan to be there to see her.

    As Deb said she is not an attraction.
     
  12. YankeePrincess

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    People make her sound like big foot. :lmao::lmao: Any sightings??
     
  13. OllieDannyandMe

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    I don't believe I have seen the Teddy Bear Lady at the Grand Floridian, although I have read posts about her for the last several years.

    When we were at the Grand Floridian in December of 2008, I did see an elderly woman with a newborn baby in her arms. At the time, we were waiting for my daughter's Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland to conclude, so we were in the lobby for over an hour. I looked at the elderly woman with the newborn a few times, because it was such an unusual sight. And then, she approached me, and asked me if I wanted to buy her baby doll. As it turns out, it was a doll, and it looked exactly like a live newborn, especially from a distance.

    The elderly woman and another middle aged woman sat down next to me and showed me a doll brochure. I quickly made an excuse to leave, because it just didn't feel right. The situation was too odd for me. I have often wondered if that was the Teddy Bear Lady, but I always discount that possibility. No one else has ever seen her trying to sell dolls in the lobby, right? It must just be some strange coincidence.
     
  14. mlittig

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    That is not the Teddy Bear Lady ~ she had Teddy Bears only and does not try to sell anything :goodvibes
     
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    That thread was written by her sister :) Here is the link about Lynn, the Teddy Bear lady:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2040919

    I have had the pleasure of talking with Lynn and she is the sweetest lady who hurts no one :yay:
     
  16. Cibahwewah

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    Didn't see the teddy bear lady last week, but when we went to the lobby on Saturday evening to enjoy the music, there was a family with their Chik-Fil-A food all spread out across a coffee table right by the piano! So there they were, chewing their chicken nuggets and licking the french fry grease and ketchup off their fingers while a gentleman in a tuxedo was playing the grand piano only a few feet away! How supremely tacky!
     
  17. Bob NC

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    So it wouldn't have been tacky if they were eating the chicken sandwiches and fries that Disney sells right around the corner?

    Yeah, I see something tacky here, but it has nothing to do with what this family was eating.
     
  18. Amy&Dan

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    I have yet to see a post on this thread or others where people who enjoy saying hi to her view or describe her as an attraction. My daughter and I always enjoy time in the lobby of the GF when we go over there to 1900 or when we go to visit our friends who often travel the same time we do and always stay at the GF. I have never seen people pestering her and again, she enjoys the company.

    If she was being a bother or if hoardes of people flocking around her were being a bother, the GF staff would put a stop to this. Instead, they happily allow her to be there and tell guests about her a bit when they ask.

    WDW has made this woman very happy over the years, to me she sort of signifies what its all about, which is enjoying the experience and sharing it with others.

    Sometimes I think we all forget that in spite a huge number of posters, we are still a very small slice of the WDW pie. The vast majority of people who are in the GF lobby at any given time have no idea Lynn exists. Its easy to read threads and assume everyone else on the planet is aware of whatever we are posting about whichis hardly the case. Again, if she was being pestered for autographs and annoying guests, she'd be asked to leave. Or maybe would leave on her own to escape all the hoopla.

    Most of the time she's just sitting there with a smile on her face surrounded by tourists doing their own thing and not noticing her.
     
  19. Jonell

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    I saw her for the first time during our January trip. I pointed her out to my family and told them her story. She was chatting with a CM when we saw her. She looked like a nice enough lady, but the teddy bears were kind of creepy. :eek:
     
  20. pinnocchiosdad

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    Why not bring some happiness to an elderly woman who enjoys conversation with families. Grouch.
     
  21. Deb & Bill

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    Didn't intend to come off like a grouch. But not like a stalker either.
     

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