Disney Grand Floridian DVC

Today we received a packet from Disney Vacation Club (DVC) showing the floorplans of the upcoming Grand Floridian DVC Resort.  For many years my family went to the Grand Floridian for our vacations.  I don’t think I could afford a vacation like that now.  Gold Key was the ultimate in packages.  Having bathrobes, and a stocked mini refrigerator was just a few of the things that the rooms had.

Some other things that I always liked about the Grand Floridian was that the resort was very close to the Magic Kingdom, has monorail access, and high end customer service unlike any other Disney resort.  I still enjoy eating at 1900 Park Fare.  My little brother used to have his B-Day celebrated at one of the restaurants in the Grand Floridian.

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If there was a way to live at the Grand Floridian for the rest of my life I would pick up and move right now.  I would spend all that I could to get the house packed up in a truck rental, and get down there immediatelly.  I would have to get used to how some people act when they are there.  (Some people think that they are above other people because of the expense that comes with staying at the Grand Floridian.)

The Grand Floridian is the absolute best place a person could stay if money was no object.

From what I have read there is going to be 2 options available.  The first is a defined week.  The second is the standard point system.  I don’t know how I would like the defined week system.  I like to pick and choose when I go away.  Having only 200 points I am sure that the points required to stay at the Grand Floridian are going to be far out of my reach unless I was to bank one year, and also borrow the following year.

The Grand Floridian will have the same DVC options as the others… Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, and 3 Bedroom Grand Villa.

Has anyone stayed at the Grand Floridian?

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Disney News #7

News gathered from various sources across the web…

  1. Demolition has begun on the long dormant Tommorowland Skyway Station. Although details of the project are still sketchy, it has been internally announced that the renovations are planned to be complete November 2009 and will included refurbished Guest restrooms. While there has been no confirmation of a connection, it is being speculated these renovations will somehow be tied to the current major refurbishment of the adjacent Space Mountain attraction.
  2. The Grand Floridian Resort has begun a refurbishment project in the Lobby section of the Main Building. According to Resort Cast, a new marble flooring is being installed that will feature an artistic design that incorporates such Disney Characters as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Cinderella. So far, this project has not been reported to significantly impact Guests’ stay. A completion date for this project has yet to be reported.
  3. The KidCOT concept has migrated from Epcot to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Kid Spot has recently opened near the KRNR The Rock Station snack kiosk. This new activity station offers children the ability to decorate large paper CD’s at no cost. It is currently not known if this is the only Kid Spot location planned for the Studios or if others will be added around the park as well.
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