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

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grannyminnie

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Pas130, hugs to you, and all who knew Sarah. I remember reading about her passing and could tell she was loved by many.
 

BC1836

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Pas130, hugs to you, and all who knew Sarah. I remember reading about her passing and could tell she was loved by many.
How very thoughtful.

We first crossed paths with Sarah in 1998, and we are better for knowing her. :wizard:

All the best. :thumbsup2
 

pas130

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mickeynut :hug:

Pas130, hugs to you, and all who knew Sarah. I remember reading about her passing and could tell she was loved by many.
:hug: Thank you! Her kind spirit touched everyone she met. And I know she has many friends here still missing her:goodvibes

How very thoughtful.

We first crossed paths with Sarah in 1998, and we are better for knowing her. :wizard:

All the best. :thumbsup2
::yes::Perfectly put :angel:
 
  • k&a&c'smom

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    Hope all my Grand friends had a wonderful holiday.:goodvibes:

    pas, thanks for the reminder and tribute to our dear Sarah.:hug: I can't believe it is a year since we lost her, I miss sharing her thoughts here on the FAQ and elsewhere.:angel: What a loss for all who were lucky enough to know her.

    grannyminnie - so sorry about your mom.:hug: My dad suffered in a similar way prior to his passing, it was so hard - mostly for him. My thoughts are with you and your family, so glad you can at least appreciate the gift of having her with you while you can.
     

    grannyminnie

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    Hope all my Grand friends had a wonderful holiday.:goodvibes:

    pas, thanks for the reminder and tribute to our dear Sarah.:hug: I can't believe it is a year since we lost her, I miss sharing her thoughts here on the FAQ and elsewhere.:angel: What a loss for all who were lucky enough to know her.

    grannyminnie - so sorry about your mom.:hug: My dad suffered in a similar way prior to his passing, it was so hard - mostly for him. My thoughts are with you and your family, so glad you can at least appreciate the gift of having her with you while you can.
    Thank you, k&a&c'smom..it is indeed a hard time, but we are trying to make the best of it, and visit whenever possible. In the meantime, Disney is always our sweet respite. :goodvibes We try to visit THERE as much as possible too..;) Tho, of course, cost prohibits as many visits as we would really like! lol
     

    Mousemommy1

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    Rescuing us from page 2!!!!! :scared1:

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and if I don't have a chance to hop on here before tomorrow....

     
  • Candy Orlando

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    Happy New Year to my Grand friends!!! We will be having a bad snow storm this Thur. into Fri. But I'll be back at the Grand in 15 days to get away from this cold weather for another week. Enjoy tonight!!!
     

    mickeynut1

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    Just wanted to pop in and wish all of my GF friends a Happy New Year :flower3:.

    I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years Eve and a great New Years Day tomorrow :wizard:.
     
  • trishadono

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    Happy New Year!!!!pixiedust:

    Been so busy at work but now need to finish packing. I will try to get some different pics. Circusgirl did such a great job I will just try to get any sugarloaf and villa pics that i find.

    We arrive just in time for desserts tomorrow night. Yippee! Desserts!!
     

    bethclayton

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    happy new year, everyone!

    trishadono, have an amazing trip, i am looking very forward to your pics/ posts!
     

    BlueSkies

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    :wizard: ~HAPPY NEW YEAR!!~ :wizard:

    Trisha Safe travels...have a great vacation! :thumbsup2

    mickeynut Here's to getting together again in 2014! :crowded:

    grannyminnie Glad that you have been able to spend more time with your mom and your family.. and that we have able to keep on chatting with each other...:hug:

    k&a&c'smom Bet that you are still enjoying a full house! Wishing you and yours good health and happiness in 2014! :grouphug:

    Tom :woohoo: We are just about right there with you! Cant wait!

    arcticdisneylovers :dance3: The time will fly!

    pas :hug: What a special friend you are to remember and honor your dear friend...

    Beth, Candy, MommyGina, PrincessMocha, mousemommy and all the rest of my fellow GF fans...:wave2: Looking foward to a new year of chatting about our fave place!

    Didnt catch up..of course...:blush:..and sort of skimmed...LOL...but I wanted to say Happy New Year to you all before the day got away from me...

    Heres hoping that 2014 will be a year of peace on earth...and all good things!

    Blue ~:earsgirl:
     

    MommyGina

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    BlueSkies, mickeynut, k&a&c'smom, grannyminnie, DisneyDmbNut, Candy Orlando, mousemommy1, bethclayton, mariamouse, trishadono, pas130, KonaKaiTom (hang on for the snowstorm), and all my friends on this thread, HAPPY NEW YEAR!@@pixiedust:

    I hope that we can all have at least one trip to the GF this year. Have been keeping up, just not posting. All is well in Connecticut, at least for now. Very cold weather and snow coming. Would love to be by the pool at the GF now! Candy Orlando, I loved reading your trip report. How grand it is to be going back so soon!

    For Sarah, she is missed, but not forgotten. Circusgirl, thank you for the beautiful pictures. Can never get enough of the Grand!
     

    grannyminnie

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    :wizard: ~HAPPY NEW YEAR!!~ :wizard:

    Trisha Safe travels...have a great vacation! :thumbsup2

    mickeynut Here's to getting together again in 2014! :crowded:

    grannyminnie Glad that you have been able to spend more time with your mom and your family.. and that we have able to keep on chatting with each other...:hug:

    k&a&c'smom Bet that you are still enjoying a full house! Wishing you and yours good health and happiness in 2014! :grouphug:

    Tom :woohoo: We are just about right there with you! Cant wait!

    arcticdisneylovers :dance3: The time will fly!

    pas :hug: What a special friend you are to remember and honor your dear friend...

    Beth, Candy, MommyGina, PrincessMocha, mousemommy and all the rest of my fellow GF fans...:wave2: Looking foward to a new year of chatting about our fave place!

    Didnt catch up..of course...:blush:..and sort of skimmed...LOL...but I wanted to say Happy New Year to you all before the day got away from me...

    Heres hoping that 2014 will be a year of peace on earth...and all good things!

    Blue ~:earsgirl:
    Hi Blue...:wave2: I know you have been enjoying your family these last few days. I appreciate your wish for 2014....peace on earth...cliche but dearly needed.


    Trishadono, are you going to check in?

    Those of you bracing for more bad weather...hang on, and dream of the GF! :cloud9:
     

    bonjovi

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    Hello Everyone. I am totally new to this thread and you are all so kind and friendly with one another.

    My family's disney story is this: we took our first trip, with our older two kids in 2010, when they were 4.5 and 3 years old. I had a great pin and we had a 1BR at the boardwalk. we loved it. One year later, we had twins and our life got so busy. We felt badly for the older two kids because of all the new changes, so when the twins turned 1, we left them for a week at Grandmom's, while we took the older two on a surprise trip and stayed at the Poly for the first time. OMG, we loved it. Last year, my husband surprised me by wanting to go back with the older two children and we stayed at the poly again. All of us love it there.

    Well, this year, it's time to take the twins (just before they turn3). We are going 2/24-3/4 2014. We booked the room offer but the poly was not available. Initially, I booked the beach club because the price was pretty good but we really want the monorail for 4 kids and young twins that will need naps each day. we still wanted the poly but with all the construction and monorail outage, I am hesitating even wanting to go back.

    Just before midnight last night, and before the offers expired, I snagged a room at the GF. I'm happy to be on the monorail again but I had a few questions:

    for midday naps, how will I get back from MK or EP to the GF with no monorail?

    is there a walkway between the GF to the MK or between the GF to the Poly?

    should I still consider going back to the poly? (when we stay there, we either take the monorail to MK or walk to the TTC and go directly to epcot-will I miss that feature at the GF?)

    I'm just so torn. the poly has room at the club level and that would be a huge splurge for us. I'd hate to to club level for the first, and only time, at a place that is under construction with limited access to monorail-scared I will regret it.....

    just not sure what to do.....
     

    michlyn

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    Hi! I'm a newbie planning my first trip to GF with my family this August. I heard that GF has some room rehabs starting this month? What exactly does that mean? Thanks!
     

    BC1836

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    Hi! I'm a newbie planning my first trip to GF with my family this August. I heard that GF has some room rehabs starting this month? What exactly does that mean? Thanks!
    A building by building rehab that is supposed to be completed by the summer, at least that's what one CM manager told us last month.

    When the main building is under rehab, the first two floors (which have no guest rooms) and their respective enterprises (restaurants and stores) will remain open.

    All the best. :thumbsup2
     
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