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Old 10-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Dolphin or Wilderness Lodge

Only staying on-property for 2 nights in Feb. With the new discounts we can get WL for about $40 cheaper per night. We know Dolphin is great for Epcot and HS and WL is great for MK. We have DD's 7 and 10. Is Dolphin worth the $80 more?
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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To me ( I have stayed at Swan) WL has the Disney vibe, theming and the kids will be amazed at the lobby, fireplace, creek in the floor of the hotel, totems, etc. Swalfin is just a great hotel. If you were going in Oct from F&W it would be the other way around. Plus the kids will like the boat from the resort to MK.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Only staying on-property for 2 nights in Feb. With the new discounts we can get WL for about $40 cheaper per night. We know Dolphin is great for Epcot and HS and WL is great for MK. We have DD's 7 and 10. Is Dolphin worth the $80 more?
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OMG!!! WL all the way....there is no way I'd pay more to stay at the Dolphin, but I also wouldn't stay at the Dolphin.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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WL ... You couldnt pay us to stay at the Dolphin again!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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Wilderness Lodge ALL the way and twice on Sundays!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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We just had a similar dilemma...except it was costing us a little more for WL than the Dolphin. We chose WL, so you know my vote!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #7
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Only staying on-property for 2 nights in Feb. With the new discounts we can get WL for about $40 cheaper per night. We know Dolphin is great for Epcot and HS and WL is great for MK. We have DD's 7 and 10. Is Dolphin worth the $80 more?
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I'd do WL if it's cheaper. It's really got the Disney feel.

I do like the Swan and Dolphin alot and I love the location, but I usually get prices just above moderates to stay there.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Another vote for WL! I only stay at Swan/Dolphin when it is cheaper than a WDW resort. Have a great vacation!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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We love the Dolphin (just checked out on Thursday), but if I could get WL cheaper, I'd jump on it! It's a beautiful resort.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #10
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WL.

Swan/Dolphin do not magical Express to/from the airport so would need to factor in that for the prices. Also the buses share with Boardwalk and Beach Club for AK, MK, DTD and they get very crowded and can have very long waits!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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Def WL! One of my favorites!! And it's cheaper? Bonus! Lol If they were reversed I would have paid that little extra to do WL, also
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:25 PM   #12
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Another vote for WL. I loved the Dolphin but I wouldn't pay more than WL to stay there.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #13
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WL, especially if it's $80 cheaper. Just had a great trip at the Dolphin but also got a GREAT rate there compared to the other BW resorts AND WL.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:02 PM   #14
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Wilderness lodge is amazing. It has such an awesome atmosphere and grounds. We always stay there part of the time when we go as it is our favorite of all the resorts. The Lobby is spectacular and the craftsmanship amazing. The dolphin seems just to be a beautiful hotel.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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As much as we love the Dolphin, I'd do the WL if it was the same or cheaper, especially with your 2 kids' ages. WL has much better theming and will be a lot of fun for your family. As another poster said, the Dolphin is a good choice if you're doing F&W at Epcot (that's where we're staying in about 2 weeks for a F&W weekend).
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