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Grand floridian worth the extra ?

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by chipndale, Feb 25, 2009.

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    Hiya :wave:

    Is the grand floridian main building really worth the cost? we have a special occasion coming up and I know the other half would love to stay there

    Is there a 24 hr food court place
    is there a spa?
    can we see the fireworks from the beach?

    I read about some kind of beach party thing as well?
     
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    well everyone will have different ideas but we love it and try to stay whenever we can

    there is a 24 hour food court although its not got that much in it, you can see the fireworks and there is a very nice spa
     
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    It is a beautiful resort to be sure! We've only ever visited and dined there, never stayed.

    I think I would like to stay one day. :yes: I would like a room with a water view, not sure how easy that is to obtain.

    Our Slowhand stays at this resort often, so he can give you some really good advice. :yes:

    I know you can see the EWP from this resort. :yes:

    (Bet you can't guess what the CMs of the other resorts call this resort...) :D
     
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    ooo do tell!

    We've stayed a couple of times. Neither time did we get a great room. I don't think we liked it as much as we expected to.

    I do love the turn down service with ice and chocolates, the decor and the elegance of the whole thing.
     
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    Well...if you insist. :wiggle:

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    .The Red Roof Inn! :laugh:
     
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    :laugh:

    Actually I wonder if we really stayed long enough to enjoy it properly. We only stayed a few nights to "try it". Perhaps we'll try it again soon

    I think I'd go for the main building though
     
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    i do want to stay there one day but i think i'm more of a AKL/ WL kind of person.
     
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    ahhhhh yes, the WL. Greatest undiscovered beauty of WDW :yes: Absolutely love it there
     
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    not stayed there yet- but fingers crossed for sometime soon :yes: :thumbsup:
     
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    oh you must :yes: it's such a great place. Wonderful short but fun boat ride to MK and just so quiet and lovely to stay at. Of course, artist point helps too!
     
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    well i do have a big birthday and 20th wedding anniversary coming up:yes:
     
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    well then :yes: you know where to stay :D
     
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    If you're likely to use the amenities and enjoy the atmosphere, it's a terrific resort. :yes: Haven't stayed there yet, but hope to do a split stay some day with the last two or three nights at the GF.

    For me, it wouldn't be worthwhile for an entire holiday. I'm a DIY person and really don't use the amenities. I'm better served staying elsewhere at WDW and saving the money for a stay the upscale resorts in Las Vegas! :lol:

    But it would be nice to experience the GF! :D
     
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    I didnt REALLY notice that many more amenities :/ I'm feeling I lost out now :lol: what does it have that the other ones dont Taja?

    See, I completely agree with that! It seems strange to me that we can stay at a top class hotel in Disney and still have a walk to our room in one of the outside buildings :/ and really nothing AMAZINGLY special over the cheaper places (as much as I like it). In vegas WOW you know it when you spend a bit more on the hotel and then you REALLY wow when you spend a bit more on the room at the hotel.
     
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    I don't know if the GF has more amenities than the other WDW deluxe resorts, Keith. More than the moderate or value resorts, though. :lol:

    We spend most of our time at the parks or exploring, so the amenities at the WDW resorts are pretty much wasted on us the first 6 or 7 nights of our visits. :rolleyes: We've found we're better off staying at a value or moderate resort for the bulk of our visit, switching to a deluxe the last two or three nights when we slow down a bit! :lol:
     
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    I am thinkin that unless you plan on being at your hotel quite a bit and actually using the stuff that is there its a waste of money...

    Im just as happy at POP that I would be anywhere else..but Im a commando...
     
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    I love pop century really do. I've got a special place in my heart for all star movies as it's where we stayed on our first trip but I think pop century has won me over with its location
     
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    i know exactly what you're saying Sara,and Keith and Taja hit the nail on the head too I've had much better value for money and service in other places for the same price BUT you're at WDW and that's why they can charge more- that's why i think the more themed the better, for me anyway. I like staying in pop and all stars too because of that very reason.
     
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    I'm just as happy to be at Pop Century as well :yes:

    I have visited and dined at GF many times. I have always had impeccable service! I have never been made to feel like I didn't belong there......however I don't know that I could stay cause I really can't see myself carrying a Wal-mart bag through the lobby :sorry:
     
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    Hey! If I can carry a CVS bag through the lobbies of the Bellagio, Venetian and Wynn resorts in Las Vegas, you certainly can carry a WalMart bag through the lobby of the GF! :thumbsup:

    Regardless of where we stay in Las Vegas, we always toddle to CVS for snacks and stuff on our first day. :lol:
     

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