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

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  1. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Hope you have a great time! It's been a long time since we've stayed at WL, so I'm hoping to get back there sometime soon :).

    Hope you have another great GF stay in January :wizard:.

    Hope you have a great cruise and enjoy your first GF stay :goodvibes.
     
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  2. trishadono

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    Thanks Mickeynut
     
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  4. trishadono

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    Woth2982 said:
    My DH and I are heading to FL tomorrow to FINALLY get aboard the dream (Thank you Irma for causing us a headache lol), then we are FINALLY headed to the Grand for the first time! I have always wanted to stay at the Grand Floridian since I was like 8 years old! 28 years later my dream is coming true! My DH has only been to Disney 3 times (2 with me) and we stayed at the Yacht Club in September, and now the Grand. He is going to be so spoiled after this trip. We are tentatively planning a mod stay in Sept, but I think after this there will be no more mods for us haha.


    Oops not sure how I did that,

    Anyways, gf has lots to offer and need anything before or during your trip , hope we can help.
     
  5. mickeynut1

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    You're welcome :goodvibes
     
  6. BabybetterDisney

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    I have a question about the food at GF Club Level that I hope this is the right place to ask it. I was once at the GF club on Monday when they served a brioche bread. It was amazing. Can I get that brioche bread anywhere else, like 1900 Park Fare or Citricos or wherever? Boardwalk Bakery does sell brioche, but it's not the same. The GF club brioche was warm and soft and golden brown and awesome!

    Thanks!
     
  7. followthatmouse

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    Suzymouse, you just made my day! Thank you! :-)
     
  8. KayKayJS

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    Hi everyone!! My husband I check into the Grand Floridian for the first time ever next week for a 3 day weekend.

    I booked a Outer Bldg-Garden View Room on the Destination D convention site (I didn't see any other options). Is it possible to upgrade at the check-in desk?

    Any suggestions for first timers? We are so excited!
     
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  9. DebnPaul

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    Not sure if anyone posted but the gingerbread house has been going up. I didn’t have a chance to go get photos today but here are some from yesterday.
     

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  10. mickeynut1

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    Congrats on booking your first GF stay! The GF is an amazing resort, you're going to love it! You can ask at check in about upgrading, but keep in mind (if available) that discounts don't usually carry over when you pay for an upgrade at check in, so you will most likely be quoted the difference at rack rate. Hope you have a great trip and enjoy the GF :wizard:.

    Thanks for the pics! Hope you're having a great time :santa:.
     
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  11. mster425

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    Hoping someone can help me with this- my kids are obsessed with doing the Mickey tie dye activity. Is this done within the pool gate at GF? We are staying at the Poly but our tie dye activity days are on heavy touring days for us. Would we have access to the area where they do this at the GF or is it held in the guest only pool area?
     
  12. trishadono

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    I tried to upgrade from a convention rate once and they wanted to charge me rack rate for the upcharge. That was August 2016 however so maybe things have changed.

    FYI usually convention rate people get assigned to Sago. I have been on both sides. One is great for mono view the other side for the marina and boats. It is a short walk to the bus stop and gaspies but farther to the beach pool.

    5th floor with all be dormer balconies and the outer rooms of the 4th as well. If you don't want a dormer ask for floor 2 or 3. 1 has a patio but it looks just like the ones on floors 2/3.


    Hope that helps.
     
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  13. Amy M

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    I have the same question, but was wanting to do it over at Poly because the days it is offered at GF don’t work with our schedule.
     
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  14. Fantasia79

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    I know they do it in the pool by VGF, you don’t have to scan you bands, but if you’re DVC you’re OK to pool hop to VGF (sadly, not other way around)
     
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    Ah, I always thought the pool by VGF was the feature pool. But it’s like the BLT pool and only accessible by VGF DVC guests?
     
  16. Fantasia79

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    I’m sure it’s accesssable to everyone at GF. Pool by the main building def. feature pool (it’s huge)
     
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  17. Networth

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    The beach pool just has the slide and splash pad which may make it look like the feature but it not technically. Go figure.
     
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    Are you serious Clark? :rotfl2:
     
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  19. mrsap

    mrsap Get in losers, we're going Park Hopping!

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    Look kids! Big Ben!!!
     
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    Looks like they moved it this year. Different location. Maybe for the 20th anniversary.
     
  21. mrsap

    mrsap Get in losers, we're going Park Hopping!

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    Looks great!!! Thanks for the pictures!!
     

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