Disney's GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT & SPA + VILLAS Information & Questions

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  1. sandyplayer

    sandyplayer Mouseketeer

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    A photographer would be great if the rest of the gang would go along. Which I know they wouldn't, lol. I figure that we will take a bunch of pics using photopass photographers in the parks. There is also the issue of doing a family picture that doesn't include my other sister, brother-in-law and niece (who are not coming). I wouldn't want to inflame relations anymore!
    I can't wait to get a pic in Magic Kingdom with my parents and my kids, though! We are all so excited!
     
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  2. Disney Star

    Disney Star Earning My Ears

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    Hi GF Lovers. Are any of you GF regulars familiar with the CL offerings there? Either RPC or SL. I hear (from the CL thread) that they're making some changes to some of the CL offerings and thought I'd ask if there are any recent visits from this crowd?
     
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  4. Parker Clan

    Parker Clan Is it December yet?!

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    I know!! The dining calculator said 2/18 so I called Disney Dining customer service and she confirmed 2/17! Good thing I called lol
    Good luck with yours!! :) Yay to 6 mos out!!
     
  5. Grace&Carolinesmom

    Grace&Carolinesmom DIS Veteran

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    Cool beans!!! Looks like I will be on the computer in the morning....like I am not already :rotfl2::rotfl2: DH says he can always tell when it is Disney planning time because the laptop is practically attached to my hip :rolleyes: Thanks for taking the extra step and calling WDW Dining.

    Does anyone know if I can book Behind the Seeds tour and a TL cabana online or do I have to call WDW Dining?
     
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  6. minniemouse803

    minniemouse803 Earning My Ears

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    My DD will be 7.5 months old when we stay at the Grand this summer. Would the Alice in Wonderland splash pad area be somewhere she could play? Obviously not climbing all over or being directly under the emptying hat! But are there shallow areas for baby to sit and splash?
     
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  7. WishesQueen

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    Hello hello everyone!! What a nice surprise to see so much activity here.

    Blueskies -:wave: How are you? Glad to see you stopped by, I miss chatting with you! Me, my DH and DS loved the Wave, my DD on the other hand didn't like it, but she's a picky eater. The only thing I didn't like about the Wave was the lack of windows. I am not a fan of closed in places, but I would go back one day without DD..


    WOW!! What a great trip, I hope when I am grandparent one day I get to do with my grandkids. Have a Grand time!:wizard:

    Pandora has definitely made me scratch my head a few times with our trip too:confused3. My family is definitely not fans of AK (expect my DD, she loves Everest) and they have see Avatar, but I am having a difficult time fitting it into our plans, our trip is shorter then usual, besides their really not interested. It opens two days before we get there and I am afraid its going to be insane if I push the issue and its crazy they'll all KILL me...lol. My DH and I are hoping to bounceback in October, I think I'll have to wait until then, I love seeing anything new..lol

    Hi Grace&Carolinesmom - you can book the cabana and I am pretty sure the tour at 407-wdw-play. Good luck:goodvibes!

    :wave:Minniemouse803 - I am not positive about the splash area, she definitely can walk around the water but I am sure about sitting, but there will definitely be someone here to answer your question. What I do know is the pool right over there has zero entry and the babies love it (so do I..:rotfl:) Have a great time!!
     
  8. miTnosnhoJ

    miTnosnhoJ DIS Veteran

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    I would not recommend the Alice in Wonderland area to a baby that young. There is a massive amount of water falling and it is loud, but through Disney magic, it does not make a direct hit on the kids.

    My 6 month old grandson last year did well in the zero entry pool (Beach pool). His parents brought him a flotation device which was like an inner tube with holes that he could stick his legs through. They stayed with him, of course, and he enjoyed it very much.
     
  9. Grace&Carolinesmom

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    Yay! Got all my ressies done this morning. Only had to change Kona by 30 minutes otherwise everything was the exact time I wanted. I did have to call because the Disney website kept giving me an error message while trying to book. I think Disney is the only place I call that has such fun hold music that I am *almost* sad when a CM picks up because I wasn't finished listening to the tunes :rotfl:

    Make it a Magical Friday everyone!!!! :wizard:
     
  10. trishadono

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    Well an Expedia 20%off coupon later our ressie changed from Poly gv cl to GF in SL. :cool1:

    Scones and champagne it is!:woohoo:

    Ill get lots of pix and updates next month if you travel after me ::yes::

    Broke the surprise to the birthday girl and she is thrilledparty:
     
  11. BlueSkies

    BlueSkies ~GF Gal.....

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    Welcome out of lurkdom!! :goodvibes The GF is such an absolutely grand place such a wonderful milestone...I would suggest that you have that noted on your reservation..and on any special dining that you are doing..Narcoosees or Citricos are both nice places for a celebratory dinner....Happy Anniversay to your parents!

    :cheer2: Woohoo..Hope that you get everything that you want!!


    Are we related!!!! ;):littleangel::laughing:....Behind the Seeds Tour needs to be booked by calling...we did it pretty recently and it was very intresting...and fun!

    We must be related!!! :laughing: glad that you were able to get all of your ressies booked....:goodvibes

    :dance3:You go girl!!! Poly princesses back at the GF....and with a nice discount...:wizard:...Looking forward to those lounge food pics!!! ::yes::

    Wishes It is always fun to share trip planning around here....we all get the excitement! :goodvibes

    grannyminnie Thanks for the pm!! Lots of fun ahead for you! Enjoy! :woohoo:

    Hope that all of my fellow GF fans have a fabulous Friday! princess:...GF gal who is trying to figure out an updated itinerary for all that will be new by the time we take our summer time trip....:crazy2:...lol.... ( I sure do miss those EasyWDW crowd calendars and recommendations....)
     
  12. trishadono

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    My expedia coupon is good until 2/18 for travel until 5/15.

    SPRING20 is for 20%off in promo code box.

    Maybe you should :surfweb:
     
  13. trishadono

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    I will find out in 30 days:goodvibes
     
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  14. grannyminnie

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    Is that for a new ressie or ones already booked? One of mine is done with a TA. Can they apply those? I want what you got!!
     
  15. trishadono

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    I booked on Expedia.com. I think only for new reservation. Notes said no changes, you have to cancel and rebook

    It's free to ask your TA and it expires tomorrow so get on it!good luck!
     
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  16. followthatmouse

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    Hello to all my lovely GFers! :wave2:

    Well, we've been home for about six weeks and the WDW bug struck a couple of days ago. Following an awful cross-country flight on the way home, we shook our heads and said 'never, ever again.' Hmm, that 'never, ever' lasted approximately 35 days! So, we are tentatively looking at May next year for our next GF stay. Of course, that assumes those rumors of a GF refit are merely rumors. We came home with sufficient photos to fill three albums. But, we bought four WDW albums. Another trip couldn't hurt! :D
     
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  17. Grace&Carolinesmom

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    BlueSkies - We are related!! :rotfl: And I too have been missing Josh's calendars...sigh.... I just looked at last year's and sorta copied his "daily" philosophies for parks and then tried to read between the lines for what I *think* might happen with ROL and Pandora throwing a monkey wrench in the whole plan. The biggest wait-n-see is how they will handle Avatar FP. I pray they don't start tiering AK or that will throw off everything :eek:

    trishadono - How exciting!!! and SO SOON!! You must be :cloud9: Girls love a discount too ...because it helps to rationalize our purchase :P Can't wait to hear your report.

    followthatmouse - I think travel nightmares are like giving birth......you SWEAR you will never get pregnant and go through it again. Then suddenly, you are planning another "Disney" addition :lmao:
     
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  18. trishadono

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    She is so happy. We love how close sl is to everything.

    I'll try to get pix of everything but any requests are welcome.

    I love when there is trifle at tea or dessert time. Yum!

    I think dd loves lox with her bagel, scones with Devonshire cream and champagne.

    Last time they had a alcohol cart. I enjoyed being served. They were generous with the pour and very friendly. Curious what's new. I go to Disney 3/4 times a year but changes always going on.

    I swear the pea soup is something I hope they still have, it was so good.
     
  19. grannyminnie

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    So, another question, Trish. If I have a discount already and the TA tries to use this coupon for us, will we lose the first discount? It's better than 20%.
    Edited to add: just read on the Discount Codes that it expired yesterday.
     
  20. trishadono

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    Hmm it said the 18th.

    Rats I ran over and tried to book and it did say expired. Do you use ebates? Sometimes a coupon is there.

    Stacking the Disney spring sale with any code didn't show much availability on orbitz and cheap tickets . I was looking everyday. Now a few hotels are showing availability. Those 2 have had an extra 15% off which would be close to the passholder rate.
     
  21. cigar95

    cigar95 DIS weakest link

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    Have our first stay at the Flo planned for this Fall, after waiting 24 years. Yay!

    Having searched the thread, I'm still not 100% clear on the state of self-parking. From the satellite images, it looks like the "main lot" with valet and (apparently) self-parking seem to be one connected lot in two sections that I can access directly, apart from the convention center lot.

    Can our experienced veterans clarify? Thanks a bunch. (Self-parking just allows us to control our timing without waiting for the valet service, especially since we come and go a lot.)

    One thing that seems to be the case is that the lot across the street is no longer used for self-parking?
     

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