HAVING A GRAND OLD TIME! The 2013 Grand Floridian Resort & Villas FAQ

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  1. Mousemommy1

    Mousemommy1 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks!! We are excited! The proximity of the Sugarloaf building to the pool scored big points with us!! pixiedust:

    Oh, the 40% off is the military discount, which we are so lucky to have been able to use over the last few years. :goodvibes
     
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  3. mickeynut1

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    Good morning, Blue :surfweb:. I agree......you gotta have your SL ::yes:: (that is when you're not in RPC :cloud9:).

    I would love to see pics of the villas. I am hoping to get a peak at them when we go in December. We aren't staying at the GF, but I'm sure we'll be wandering around at some point during our trip since we are staying on the monorail :goodvibes.
     
  4. red712371

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    We had Sago marina side and loved it. We were right next to the elevator and I was concerned at first, but even that was fairly quiet.
     
  5. k&a&c'smom

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    Thanks again to everyone for the kind words.:grouphug:

    BCV23 & pas130 - :wave2:

    Blue Skies - LOL about making up a word. I like it.;)

    trishadono - only 2 weeks until you return?! YAY!:cool1:

    :welcome: to the FAQ and the DIS!! Glad you came out of lurkdom to join us on the new thread.

    I think you will love the Grand. (shocking! lol) Everyone has given great info on the construction/quiet issue, and you should be able to get Mickey waffles at all the breakfast options on property - they are still on the menu at Gasparilla's, GF Cafe, 1900 Park Fare, Private Dining.:goodvibes
     
  6. IDreamofPoly

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    Thank you for all your hard work! Getting excited for our trip! 09/28-10/06, 2013!
     
  7. mickeynut1

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    You will be checking into the GF before you know it :goodvibes.
     
  8. k&a&c'smom

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    I've added new suite photos to post #6 and Beach Pool Bar photos to post #11, if anyone wants to check them out.:wave:

    IDreamofPoly - so close!:cool1::cool1: You're welcome, btw - it's a labor of love.:lovestruc
     
  9. k&a&c'smom

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    New Gasparilla Island Grill & Arcade photos in post #10. More restaurant photos and shop (Sandy Cove) photos later today, hopefully.:flower3: I need a break from my laptop.:laughing:
     
  10. Mousemommy1

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    Awesome! Thanks for all your hard work! :goodvibes

    I saw a Star Wars game in the arcade, my girls will be all set! :rotfl:
     
  11. Skywise

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    Wha?!

    click... click... click...

    Awwwwwwwyeah babyyyyyy!!! :cool1:

    Is the arcade open 24 hours? That's probably the only time I'm going to have available at this rate!

    BTW, does anyone else hear the Flintstones theme when they read the subject header?
     
  12. autumnpalm

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    We are arriving at the BC in 4 days and will be checking in at the GF on the 28th! We are so unbelievable excited.:woohoo:

    Just wondering if there is any information I can get for anyone while I'm down there? Updated menus, questions for CMs, certain photos, etc? This thread has been a huge help to my planning and I'd love to pay it forward!
     
  13. mickeynut1

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    I don't have any requests for anything, but just wanted to say have a great trip :wizard:.
     
  14. bethclayton

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    Guys, I cannot even believe I am posting this. We checked in today after 6 days at BC CL. Tomorrow is my 40th birthday.

    WE WERE SURPRISE UPGRADED TO THE GRAND SUITE.

    I swear I still can barely breathe. I am beside myself. I am still shaking. A few pics for the time being...

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    I have lots more but don't have much time right now. I can post more later or when I get home.

    It has FIVE balconies. They told us Billy Joel played this piano. Johnny Depp stayed here.

    It is insane. We have all cried. I am so grateful. We are here for four nights!!!

    I am here with dh and kids. My BFF since childhood is staying on the second floor. We have already had our scones and snacks and shopped at basin. And an old friend who I have not seen in years is coming to meet for drinks tonight. Now this is a 40th birthday I can tolerate!
     
  15. Mousemommy1

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    OMG BethClayton!!! I would be crying too!!! That is amazing!! Congrats!!! :woohoo:
     
  16. mickeynut1

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    Congrats on the awesome upgrade :dance3:. The pics are beautiful.....enjoy that amazing suite :goodvibes.
     
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    Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!:cheer2::dance3::cool1:
     
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    The Grand really knows how to sprinkle pixie dust. Have a magical 40th Birthday!!
     
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    Omg Amazing!!! Enjoy!!!
     
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    pixiedust: oh. my. MICKEY!!!!!!

    That is amazing!! I got goosebumps and started to tear up reading your post! Take lots and lots of photos! and Enjoy every single one of those balconys!!

    You'll sleep well tonight knowing you are sleeping where Johnny Depp slept!!

    Happy Happy Birthday to you!

    oh...and I am SUPER JEALOUS!::yes::
     
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    bethclayton-- What an unbelievable Birthday present to you!!pixiedust: Enjoy every second--- I don't know how in the world you will sleep tonight!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!:cheer2: :cool1: :cheer2:
     
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