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Old 05-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #751
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The crocs shop in the airport is great. We happened upon it and bought some crocs on our last trip. They were a lifesaver because the stupid sketchers I brought killed my feet!
Yes! I wasn't sure what I'd be able to find for Crocs in the World, so the airport store was a huge help! My brother is very tall and wears a size 13 shoe, and the Crocs store had extended sizes that worked for him (I think he needed a 2X, and they had up to 4X in men's sizes!). They did not have his size in Mickey Crocs at Sandy Cove, and I don't know if we would have had any more luck in other WDW stores.
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Loralie, thanks for posting more pictures. It is so much fun to see them.

snowwhitenyc, that is so cool that the FAQ helped you feel right at home at the GF. Please give us a quick review of your experience.

BlueSkies, when we were at WDW in March I noticed fewer crocs in the Disney shops than previous vacations. Not sure if it was just the shops I happened to be in or if inventory was changing.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:43 AM   #753
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On select evenings, the Grand Floridian hosts guests around a Mickey-shaped campire on the short of the Seven Seas Lagoon. Guests will roast marshmallows and sign their favorite campfire tunes and maybe a few Disney favorites as well. Be prepared to see the "stars" both on the big screen and up in the sky, as your family enjoys a family friendly Disney film on the beach! S'mores and marshmallow roasting kids are available for purchase. For more information call 1-407-824-4321
I went to this wonderful campfire back in April and it was one of my favorite things that my DD and I did together! I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it is held the last week in February? That's when we'll be traveling next year and I'd love to have this to look forward to again
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:27 AM   #754
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I went to this wonderful campfire back in April and it was one of my favorite things that my DD and I did together! I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it is held the last week in February? That's when we'll be traveling next year and I'd love to have this to look forward to again
Hi lissiesmum.

The campfire and movie at the GF are new this year so I don't think anyone knows the answer to that yet. Even a concierge would only be guessing. The campfire/movie are year round at Y&BC/BCV though so perhaps if it's a success at the GF/Polynesian the same will be true. Time will tell I guess.
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Hi lissiesmum.

The campfire and movie at the GF are new this year so I don't think anyone knows the answer to that yet. Even a concierge would only be guessing. The campfire/movie are year round at Y&BC/BCV though so perhaps if it's a success at the GF/Polynesian the same will be true. Time will tell I guess.
Hello to you too BCV23! Nice to see you over here! As you can see, I am already planning my next trip! DD and I loved the campfire so much, I will just hope that they continue it again next year. There were a lot of people there the night we were there, so hopefully it will be popular enough to keep. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed!
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loralie - thanks for posting the photos!

hill6 - there is also a Technical Support forum that gives very good instructions for posting photos, it is the last forum listed on the main page. There's also a test thread, so that you can see if you've gotten the idea.

Thanks I will try that. Hopefully tomorrow there will be new pictures for you.

It was such a beautiful place. I can't wait to return there.
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Does anyone know the depth of the beach pool?
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BlueSkies, when we were at WDW in March I noticed fewer crocs in the Disney shops than previous vacations. Not sure if it was just the shops I happened to be in or if inventory was changing.
I noticed the same thing in April. I was wondering if they were changing them, or if the whole crocs fad was winding down. DH wanted Pirate crocs, but couldn't find them anywhere.

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I went to this wonderful campfire back in April and it was one of my favorite things that my DD and I did together! I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it is held the last week in February? That's when we'll be traveling next year and I'd love to have this to look forward to again
lissiesmum -- YAY! Glad to see that you're going to get to go sooner rather than later.

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Thanks I will try that. Hopefully tomorrow there will be new pictures for you.

It was such a beautiful place. I can't wait to return there.
Don't worry -- I'm not "techy" enough to figure out how to post the photos we took. Although, if you do manage to post yours, I'll be happy that I get to see them.
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I noticed the same thing in April. I was wondering if they were changing them, or if the whole crocs fad was winding down. DH wanted Pirate crocs, but couldn't find them anywhere.



lissiesmum -- YAY! Glad to see that you're going to get to go sooner rather than later.



Don't worry -- I'm not "techy" enough to figure out how to post the photos we took. Although, if you do manage to post yours, I'll be happy that I get to see them.

Hi mmmears! I was looking at all your summer resorts in your signature and it looks like you have quite a trip planned! I can't wait to hear all about it! Yes, I have decided to pinch pennies and save for next year. My DD's dad is taking her to WDW for April vacation, but who says I can't take her in February? I'm sure she won't mind!
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mmmmears You really do have quite a trip planned! Looking foward to hearing all about it...we have never even done a split stay...but it is in the cards for us in the future...just two resorts though...I dont think I am organized enough to do three!!!

lissiesmum We are looking foward to the movies on the beach next trip too...I think it is a great addition to the resorts childrens (and parents too) activities!

Fishy&2guppies I am not positive but I dont think that there is any area that is deeper than 4 feet in the beach pool...

BCV Thanks for the info...I think that maybe I will just start my shopping early... in the airport just like snowwhitenyc did...why not...although I do most of my shopping in all of the great shops at the GF...especially Sandy Cove!
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Hi mmmears! I was looking at all your summer resorts in your signature and it looks like you have quite a trip planned! I can't wait to hear all about it! Yes, I have decided to pinch pennies and save for next year. My DD's dad is taking her to WDW for April vacation, but who says I can't take her in February? I'm sure she won't mind!
Hi lissiesmum! We decided to go again this year since we have APs and not go next year. And I couldn't decide where to stay, so we're staying all over the place. I think I'll really miss the Poly, though. We've been goin back and forth on this one, but I'm not changing our reservations AGAIN!

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mmmmears You really do have quite a trip planned! Looking foward to hearing all about it...we have never even done a split stay...but it is in the cards for us in the future...just two resorts though...I dont think I am organized enough to do three!!!
Hi BlueSkies! We always do split-stays (it's hard enough for me to narrow it down to 2 resorts -- I could never choose just one), but I've never tried 3 before. We may be so tired of moving that I'll regret it, but I like being on the monorail, I like being at the Epcot resorts (and DD wants to swim in SAB), and I couldn't go back to WDW and not stay at AKL. So 3 it is! We also got really bored of the food in the Poly lounge since we were there for a week (only a couple of the dinner items changed from day to day), so this way we'll have different food for each part of our trip. (All 3 are CL and I'm feeling a little spoiled).
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Hello Grand Floridian Experts! We are laid back, casual type folk, would we feel out of place at the GF? We visited there on our last trip just to look around and it seemed so...fancy, frilly, fru fru....but beautiful at the same time. I guess what I'm saying is.....is the GF relaxed and casual enough for one to feel relaxed in? I know everyone is different, but I just don't want to look out of place coming in in a sweaty t shirt and shorts after a day in the parks, if I'm making any sense LOL.
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So, I got nervous today and called Disney. I had originally asked for a marina view at Conch Key. The more I thought about it, I thought that I'd rather be looking at the Grand itself, so I called and asked that my request be changed to Boca Chica with a GV and not behind the poolhouse that the Unofficial Guide warns about. Hopefully this will work out in August!
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BarleyJack I would describe the GF as casual elegance...when you are coming back from the parks at the end of the day in a sweaty t shirt and shorts so will everyone else!

And lucky you at the end of that day can sit in the beautful lobby and enjoy the painist or band and just relax...

It really is such a nice resort to stay at!

Scott MC You are going to love that view in Boca Chica...its just grand!

hill6 No pics yet...dont feel bad there are lots of us that are photo challanged around here...

mmmears three CLs!!! Good for you..vacation is the time for a little spoiling isnt it!! Hope you will be able to keep track of where you are staying...we wouldnt want you to get confused and end up pool hopping!!!!! JK
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Hello Grand Floridian Experts! We are laid back, casual type folk, would we feel out of place at the GF? We visited there on our last trip just to look around and it seemed so...fancy, frilly, fru fru....but beautiful at the same time. I guess what I'm saying is.....is the GF relaxed and casual enough for one to feel relaxed in? I know everyone is different, but I just don't want to look out of place coming in in a sweaty t shirt and shorts after a day in the parks, if I'm making any sense LOL.
From one laid back causal type folk to another, we feel very relaxed at the GF. We just got back from a wonderful week at the GF. Spent lots of time just relaxing and listening to the music in the lobby. It is not fancy ,frilly, fru fru, or stuffy. As BlueSkies said, everyone else will be dragging their sweaty t shirts and shorts back at the end of the day too. When you see someone dressed up, they are either going to dinner at V&A or a wedding. The GF does have lots of weddings. Everyone else is very casual, just like any other Disney resort.

HI BlueSkies Don't you have a trip coming up soon.
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