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    Grand Floridian question

    does anyone know if the grand floridan is going to be close for repairs for dec and january
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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    Not sure if they ever actually "close" an entire resort. I know the Boardwalk was under refurb a couple of years back and I think they did it in sections. Call Disney real quick and find out. They will know the exact schedule for construction, especially this close to the dates you're asking about.
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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    This is from the Disney World website:

    Disney's Grand Floridian Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be closed for enhancements from September 19, 2011 to early 2013. During this refurbishment period, the Resort fitness facility will remain open for Guest enjoyment.
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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    Its the spa thats closing, not the resort. If they're doing anything to the actual resort they haven't announced it yet.

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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    I must Perice, you just never really know what Disney is going to do, logical to guests or not. They just did mega remodeling to the inside of the main building, right down to the marble floor so I'd be surprised if they closed. I'd stay at some other resort though while the major construction is going on. I would be more surprised if they did bring her dow during Christmas season, it is busy. The spa area I believe will remain closed for some time to come.

    I can only remember a few times when a resort was completely shut down. In the DTD area they closed some of the original home/townhouse buildings while being transferred to the Disney Institute. Then again Insitute areas when going to a DVC. They shut down the Golf Resort/Disney Inn and reopened as the Shades of Green, now owned by the military, Disney's answer to Military discounts for hotel rooms for a small hotel with huge rooms. The original Port Orleans was shut down after 9/11 when WDW when attendance was poor and all the rooms and lobby areas were remodeled and the table service was permanently closed. Dixie was then shut by only by it sections and when brought back up was the combined resort of Port Orleans of the French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside, Dixie disappearing altogether in the name. They closed the Treehouses and had International students living there until they demolished them and rebuilt completely.

    The only hotel I've have heard to be heavily rumored to be brought down in her entirely in the the next five years or so is the Poly. Much like the rumors of the Tree Houses initially. Time and money will tell when and if that does materialize.
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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    I haven't heard of the Poly closing to that level. I know they went through and rehabbed all the rooms about 5 years ago so it was closed in sections. It's too popular to completely shut down.

    It's always been extreme circumstances that resulted in complete closures as you mentioned - transferring of purpose/ownership, etc.
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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    Quote Originally Posted by UBMICK35000 View Post
    This is from the Disney World website:

    Disney's Grand Floridian Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be closed for enhancements from September 19, 2011 to early 2013.
    Sounds like you just answered your own question
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    Re: Grand Floridian question

    Quote Originally Posted by doconeill View Post
    I haven't heard of the Poly closing to that level
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    No not closing, flattening and rebuilding.


    It's always been extreme circumstances that resulted in complete closures as you mentioned - transferring of purpose/ownership, etc.
    And yes from the banter, it is extreme. But to be rebuilt in her very image.
    2-3 years to rebuild
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