Grand Californian Super Thread Updated 11/7/13

  • dsnyfamily4

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    Thanks. Hoping it’ll be open for our trip on the 10th.
    I just spoke with the front desk about our reservation we have this upcoming August. While I had her on the line I asked about the pool bar. She said they had no firm date but they think it might be completed this fall... so who knows. I bet it’s done sooner 🙂
     

    fly girl

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    I just spoke with the front desk about our reservation we have this upcoming August. While I had her on the line I asked about the pool bar. She said they had no firm date but they think it might be completed this fall... so who knows. I bet it’s done sooner 🙂
    This fall?! Wow, they are really padding in extra time. I am still hoping for the 10th. :D
     
  • twodogs

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    We just got back today. The pool bar from the 5th floor looked incredibly far from being done. I wish I would have taken a photo to post. But it looked like there was a lot to do, and we didn’t see folks working on it (but we were in the parks mostly during the daytime).
     

    momtohms

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    That’s a bummer that the pool bar is taking so long! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for construction to pick up so they are done for my August trip!
     
  • monorailmom

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    We just came back on Sunday. Our room (4514) had a pretty decent view of the pool bar construction, and they were working like crazy every day. By the time we left, it was looking pretty good! We were joking it would open Monday. :) but apparently it didn't!!!
     

    OKC Disney Fan

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    It looks like new gates have been installed near the spa area, and near White Water Snacks, does anyone know why? TIA😊
    It looked like they were working on plumbing of some sort when we were there last week. They had the ground tore up from the bathrooms out and covered with plywood to walk over.
     

    Nonsuch

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    Craftsman Bar sign:
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    June 21:
    412381

    June 25:
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    Furniture and lighting:
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    It looks like new gates have been installed near the spa area, and near White Water Snacks, does anyone know why? TIA😊
    Just guessing, but it seems these gate will make the walkway leading to Whitewater Snacks part of the gated pool area.
    More changes are likely after the spa closes permanently on July 10.

    Gate near Whitewater Snacks:
    412378

    Gate near DCA entrance:
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    Zooey

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    Craftsman Bar sign:
    View attachment 412380

    June 21:
    View attachment 412381

    June 25:
    View attachment 412382

    Furniture and lighting:
    View attachment 412384

    Just guessing, but it seems these gate will make the walkway leading to Whitewater Snacks part of the gated pool area.
    More changes are likely after the spa closes permanently on July 10.

    Gate near Whitewater Snacks:
    View attachment 412378

    Gate near DCA entrance:
    View attachment 412379
    Man the roofs need to be cleaned.
     

    PatriciaH

    I want to be an Imagineer!
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    Does anyone know if the fitness room is also closing along with the spa? Will the saunas, etc. be gone? Thanks!
     

    Nonsuch

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    Does anyone know if the fitness room is also closing along with the spa? Will the saunas, etc. be gone?
    The fitness room adjacent to the spa moved to near the DVC wing (opposite side of the pool area).
    Initially moved to the former arcade, then moved and expanded into the former Pinocchio Workshop (daycare).
    The spa closure has been widely reported, but Disney has not made an official announcement.

    Perhaps the the space will be renovated and rebranded as a “Senses”, the spas owned and operated by Disney at WDW
     

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