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Old 04-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #3691
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HI there,

I am on a budget so I wasn't planning on dining at one of the nice restaurants at S/D because I looked at the online menu and was like But I am getting a $50 credit to use at the hotel through AAA deal. Which restaurant would you recommend and why. I love both steak and Italian food, so I am having hard time...or do you think it would be wiser spent on a few small meals at one of the counter service places?
If you love steak, Shula's is very similiar to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Pricey, but delicious. If you like good Italian food, Il Mulino was terrific. (I'm an Italian food snob and we LOVED this restaurant! )

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We are leaving Saturday for the Dolphin. When you were talking about the shampoo I was wondering if anyone knew if they leave it at the Dolphin as well??? Does anyone know if they have blow dyers in the room??? If they do leave shampoo will they leave extra for 4 people????
Housekeeping is very accomodating with requests for extra supplies, cleaning the room early, etc. Just ask.

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I'm not a fan of the Shine by Bliss products at all. I have thick, curly hair & neither the shampoo or consitioner work for me. I take my own. I'm actually using the Mandarin Mint lotion right now that I brought back with me from last week. I miss the old Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena that they used to provide!
I miss BBW Coconut Lime Verbena, too!

Can't believe we are ready for ANOTHER new thread!! Good job, friends!
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #3692
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Does picabu or the fountain give 20% AAA discount?
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #3693
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Does picabu or the fountain give 20% AAA discount?
Both do.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #3694
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Does picabu or the fountain give 20% AAA discount?

YES - any S/D restaurant give the 20% off with AAA...
GARDEN GROVE in the Swan
FRESH in the Dolphin
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET in the Dolphin
THE FOUNTAIN in the Dolphin
CABANA BAR AND BEACH CLUB at the Grotto pool
SPLASH TERRACE & GRILL at the rectangular pool by the Swan
PICABU 24/7 in the Dolphin
JAVA BAR in the Swan
LOBBY LOUNGE in the Dolphin <- not sure about the discount on alcohol
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #3696
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YES - any S/D restaurant give the 20% off with AAA...
GARDEN GROVE in the Swan
FRESH in the Dolphin
MEDITERRANEAN MARKET in the Dolphin
THE FOUNTAIN in the Dolphin
CABANA BAR AND BEACH CLUB at the Grotto pool
SPLASH TERRACE & GRILL at the rectangular pool by the Swan
PICABU 24/7 in the Dolphin
JAVA BAR in the Swan
LOBBY LOUNGE in the Dolphin <- not sure about the discount on alcohol
Just for clarity, non signature restaurants only.

I have never been able to get them to give me the AAA at Java.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #3697
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Robin, resort fee is now $14 per night, parking is $15 self parking, $20 valet per night. All plus tax.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #3698
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According to the concierge at the Swan, you can also get 10% off at Il Mulino with AAA and 20% off at Blue Zoo if you book your reservation through AAA. We didn't attempt on our trip, but thought I would mention it. There were a lot of times people did look confused when we asked for the discount (like at Picabu and the lap pool by the Swan), but overall, we did save a few bucks.

Our trip was amazing, I miss not hearing the friendship boat horns at night!
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:47 AM   #3699
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Also, the signature restaurants do participate in the Disney Tables in Wonderland discount.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #3700
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Thanks Dan! I made the adjustments on the new thread!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #3701
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Just back from the Dolphin and everything was so wonderful. We loved this resort so much. It was much better than expected and the weather was great. The location of the Swan and Dolphin is one of the best. We will be staying at the Dolphin again. Thank you everyone who gave me info on this wonderful resort.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #3702
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I too am just back and really liked the Dolphin overall and would stay there again. However had a disappointment at check in. Had reserved a king bed room many months ago. Was told at check in we had a room with a lovely view of Epcot and a king bed... well we had a nice view but no king bed. I hauled all the way back to the desk (it was near midnight as our plane was delayed) and I was told no king bed rooms were available. There was some discussion about what had happened with the other receptionist and then I decided to walk away and accept what it was. I didn't want this to ruin my trip but it was disappointing as this was our first ever trip without our kids and the king bed would have been nicer.

Our room was at the end of the hall, east wing and faced YC and part of the lake and full view of Spaceship Earth. The room was sort of L shaped and if you looked left you could see a bit of the infamous dumpster view but certainly not much and I just didn't look that way.

Only went to the pool one afternoon, it was very nice but crowded. We found chairs on the beach and enjoyed it very much.

Ate at Ill Mulino in Swan, very busy but were seated directly. Our service and food was very good but didn't really like the atmosphere, it was super noisy. Got grab and go from Picabu but ate else where for the other nights.

There was a wedding reception one evening and a convention rolled in half way through but that didn't bother us too much. It is a nice place and I would stay again. However would not do Easter week again, only went to see DS's marching band. It was such a crowded week!

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:55 PM   #3703
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Aaa

Sorry I see the answer above!
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #3704
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Can you tell me if you had a 2 and a half bay hospitality suite? We currently have a reservation for that and I'm a little nervous about the suite and the murphy bed. I haven't seen other posts about the hospitality suites and it seems like an unknown.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:37 AM   #3705
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In the description of the pools at the beginning of this thread is says the Grotto pool has a waterslide. I haven't been able to find photos anywhere of a waterslide at the Dolphin, so I just wanted to confirm that it does indeed have one, right? Also, does anyone have any photos or links to photos of what it looks like?
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