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Old 05-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #271
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Hi everyone, I apologize if this has been asked already. This August will be our first stay at the Dolphin, and I have read that some rooms are a far walk to the pool. Is there a certain room or section of the hotel that I can request to be closer. We now have a standard room booked. Should I request this at check in or prior to my stay. Thank you for your help!
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #272
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The west end of the Dolphin is closer to the pool area.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:05 PM   #273
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Picabu has all of those types of things. They have individual serving sizes of peanut butter and nutella so you may not have to bring it from home.
Excellent, thank you! I was hoping this would be the case. I didn't want to worry about having to pack food since we will not be checking any luggage due to the fees


Also how do I add a request to the reservation. Should I email them or can I go into the reservation and add it under special requirements?
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Ok...I've decided. I think. We are going to dolphin at end of october and swtching portofino to may. We want to experience disney without the sweat factor. Just a couple questions. I read there is dj at pool. If I have a room close to the pool, will I hear the music? What time do boats start and stop? I read that crowd calender will be between 2 and 4...is that possible for 10/28-11/2? We have never gone when its below 7...does that still mean that rides like soarin will be short wait? Thanks for all the help. Very excited!
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #275
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This is what I consider the renovated new decor:



Or is there an ever "newer" decor? I've had this decor in all but one of my rooms since 2008. Of course I don't have a pic of the old decor room, but it was more teal & peach with a beachy theme. I'll keep looking for one with that old decor. Or maybe here I've had an old room all these years, thinking it was a new one!

I found a pic (not digital) and the old decor bedspreads were bright teal & lime greem striped.
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Excellent, thank you! I was hoping this would be the case. I didn't want to worry about having to pack food since we will not be checking any luggage due to the fees


Also how do I add a request to the reservation. Should I email them or can I go into the reservation and add it under special requirements?
Thanks!
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Ok...I've decided. I think. We are going to dolphin at end of october and swtching portofino to may. We want to experience disney without the sweat factor. Just a couple questions. I read there is dj at pool. If I have a room close to the pool, will I hear the music? What time do boats start and stop? I read that crowd calender will be between 2 and 4...is that possible for 10/28-11/2? We have never gone when its below 7...does that still mean that rides like soarin will be short wait? Thanks for all the help. Very excited!
The only time I saw a DJ was when there was some kind of special event going on. I'm assuming it was a dinner for one of the groups or conferences. They had tables and chairs set up and a buffet. I really don't think a DJ is an every day thing. I would think if you had your balcony door open you might hear music but if it was closed you probably won't hear much.
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Ok...I've decided. I think. We are going to dolphin at end of october and swtching portofino to may. We want to experience disney without the sweat factor. Just a couple questions. I read there is dj at pool. If I have a room close to the pool, will I hear the music? What time do boats start and stop? I read that crowd calender will be between 2 and 4...is that possible for 10/28-11/2? We have never gone when its below 7...does that still mean that rides like soarin will be short wait? Thanks for all the help. Very excited!
October can still be quite a hot month, so be prepared for hot days and (hopefully) cooler nights.
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This is what I consider the renovated new decor:



Or is there an ever "newer" decor? I've had this decor in all but one of my rooms since 2008. Of course I don't have a pic of the old decor room, but it was more teal & peach with a beachy theme. I'll keep looking for one with that old decor. Or maybe here I've had an old room all these years, thinking it was a new one!

I found a pic (not digital) and the old decor bedspreads were bright teal & lime greem striped.
The furniture is definately not new, its looks the same as the old rooms, I would expect the furniture would all be new as well. I would be surprised if the rooms were redone but the old furniture was not replaced. That my opinion, maybe I am totally wrong.
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TaraPA: When was that picture from?


I know someone has to have stayed recently! Where are you people, and where are your pictures??
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #280
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TaraPA: When was that picture from?


I know someone has to have stayed recently! Where are you people, and where are your pictures??
That room pic I posted was from 5 weeks ago. Nancy was just there - did you have this same furniture & decor?

In the picture I posted that bedding, drapery, carpet, wall paint color & headboard art are definitely "updated" since the early 2000's when it was the old teal & peach beach theme, but maybe I've just been missing rooms with something even newer.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #281
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earlier today booked 9 nights at swan (october 2013)

it's finally official - we're going back to disney!!

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #282
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earlier today booked 9 nights at swan (october 2013)

it's finally official - we're going back to disney!!

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:38 PM   #283
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That room pic I posted was from 5 weeks ago. Nancy was just there - did you have this same furniture & decor?

In the picture I posted that bedding, drapery, carpet, wall paint color & headboard art are definitely "updated" since the early 2000's when it was the old teal & peach beach theme, but maybe I've just been missing rooms with something even newer.
I was just at the swan two weeks ago. The room we had was identical to the picture. I think there was another rehab in the early 2000's so you may have gone right before that rehab. I guess th question now is, what was included in the 2011 rehab, drapes, carpeting, furniture, wallpaper and when will the swan room be redone?
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That room pic I posted was from 5 weeks ago. Nancy was just there - did you have this same furniture & decor?

In the picture I posted that bedding, drapery, carpet, wall paint color & headboard art are definitely "updated" since the early 2000's when it was the old teal & peach beach theme, but maybe I've just been missing rooms with something even newer.
Yes - I had the same furniture and decor. When I first stayed at the Dolphin in 2000, the rooms had either blue and green or peach and blue striped bedspreads, pineapple or bird lamps, and different furniture. When I stayed at the Swan in 2002, I had a newly renovated room with blue carpet with leaf designs in it (also tan with leaf designs), solid blue drapes, white duvets on the beds, and the current furniture. The 2008 renovation was as pictured in the photo above. The furniture was the same, with new drapes and carpeting The hall carpeting in the Swan could use some updating.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #285
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I just read this entire thread, and now I am REALLY excited!

We booked a Dolphin stay for October, going for Epcot's F&W. I'll be following this thread for more helpful tips and info. Thanks!
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