Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 563 votes, 5.00 average.
Old 05-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #301
melliej
Earning My Ears
 
melliej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 67

Is it me, or do the Dolphin rooms seem to have more storage (both closet-wise & drawer space)? We spent our last trip at the Swan because I was set on the queen beds, the smaller building and the 2nd bathroom sink, but I felt like we did not have enough storage space. Most of my clothes had to stay in the suitcase and our empty luggage and laundry bag still had to be left out. I think I got spoiled too after our trip to the Yacht club where we had an enormous closet that fit our empty luggage, hanging clothes and dirty clothes + there were plenty of drawers for our belongings. I would gladly give up the 2nd bathroom sink to be able to put my things away at the Dolphin! Also, how small are the Dolphin double beds really? Would I be annoyed with my husband at the end of the trip if we are used to a queen at home ?
__________________
SWAN: spring 2015 (hopefully)
SWAN: march 2013 • just a couple of days, but I will take what I can get!
SWAN: march 2012 • joined by my parents
YACHT CLUB: december 2010 • first disney trip for my husband & kids
CARIBBEAN BEACH: december 1997
CARIBBEAN BEACH: march 1989
melliej is offline  
Old 05-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #302
pooh2001
been there, done that, TRYING to go back
 
pooh2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: 100 Aker Woods
Posts: 7,081

Anyone know where I can find a list of conferences at the Dolphin for this summer June into July ?

The Dolphin is totally booked when we arrive June 23 - so I assume a conference or two is occurring when we go this summer.

Thanks!
__________________
The Pooh Crew & tigger bullseye
Past resorts:Dolphin (EPCOT view), CR tower (MK view), WL (pool view), Dolphin (pool view), Dolphin (resort view), CSR (Rancho - quick visit)
pooh2001 is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #303
PNO4TE
DIS Musician
Piano Teacher
Can't stay awake at night for the "hen parties"
 
PNO4TE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 31,434

We have an Owner's Locker, and according to their website they do deliver to both the Swan and Dolphin. Does anyone know if these two resorts charge a fee for that delivery?
__________________
Elin

"Music... this is the favorite passion of my soul." ~ Thomas Jefferson
‎"Good wine is a necessity of life for me" ~ Thomas Jefferson

In memory of June. 09/04/06. "Keep the board going for me while I'm gone..."
PNO4TE is online now  
Old 05-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #304
SRUAlmn
DIS Veteran
 
SRUAlmn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: SC
Posts: 9,338

Quote:
Originally Posted by pooh2001 View Post
Anyone know where I can find a list of conferences at the Dolphin for this summer June into July ?

The Dolphin is totally booked when we arrive June 23 - so I assume a conference or two is occurring when we go this summer.

Thanks!
Good Question!!! We also arrive on June 23, and I noticed the same thing! It's sold out from the 23-25/26. Yikes!
__________________
Me DH Our "Baby"
**Christmas 1994 - POFQ
**Christmas 1997 - Polynesian
**September 2004 - Pop Century (first trip together)
**January 2007 - POFQ (Wedding Planning Trip)
**July 2007 - Contemporary (WDW Wedding & Honeymoon)
**Thanksgiving 2007 - Pop Century
**July 2008 - Grand Floridian, Coronado Springs Jr. Suite, Contemporary Club Level MK View
**July 2009 - Boardwalk Inn Deluxe Club Level
**July 2010 - Animal Kingdom Lodge (Savanna View)
**June 2012 - Dolphin (2 Bedroom Grand Suite)
**June 2013 - Port Orleans Riverside (Royal Room)
**July 2014 - Bay Lake Tower (2 Bedroom, Theme Park View)
SRUAlmn is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #305
Dan Murphy
We are family.
 
Dan Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago area, IL
Posts: 78,159

Quote:
Originally Posted by PNO4TE View Post
We have an Owner's Locker, and according to their website they do deliver to both the Swan and Dolphin. Does anyone know if these two resorts charge a fee for that delivery?
I do not know for sure, but with the various fees that are charged of late, I would say that if the resort accepts the locker, there would be a fee. If you were there to accept it, probably not. I would think a call to the resort would clarify for you though.
__________________
Dan-'Let's Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand'--We are Family

Why she runs.....

Random acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never really lost. They live forever in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of them----Lady M
dmurphydis@sbcglobal.net







.
Dan Murphy is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #306
chrisf21
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 12

should i rent a car or do town car

got a quote of 110 roudtrip from Ed for MCO to Swan, can have 1 grocery store stop on way. It's just my husband and I.

I hear Swan charges 15 to park each day. would that be per night We are staying 3 nights, but the 4th "Day" is when we fly home in early morning.

Some car company called Advantage is 49 dollars for the weekend. But... than there is gas plus the parking fee at Swan. So that makes the cost more like 100. I know nothing about Advantage... the next best price I found was Herz and I think it came to 89?? Have to check that. So with Herz it would be 89 plus Swan parking fee= 134. Should I go for the rental car, or just rely on Disney transportation for once we get the hotels... I can't decide! It limits us to just Disney than unless we pay for taxis... HELP decisions!
chrisf21 is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #307
NancyIL
DIS Veteran
 
NancyIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 23,774

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisf21 View Post
got a quote of 110 roudtrip from Ed for MCO to Swan, can have 1 grocery store stop on way. It's just my husband and I.

I hear Swan charges 15 to park each day. would that be per night We are staying 3 nights, but the 4th "Day" is when we fly home in early morning.

Some car company called Advantage is 49 dollars for the weekend. But... than there is gas plus the parking fee at Swan. So that makes the cost more like 100. I know nothing about Advantage... the next best price I found was Herz and I think it came to 89?? Have to check that. So with Herz it would be 89 plus Swan parking fee= 134. Should I go for the rental car, or just rely on Disney transportation for once we get the hotels... I can't decide! It limits us to just Disney than unless we pay for taxis... HELP decisions!
I have a similar situation in July, and decided to go with a town car service rather than a rental car plus the parking fee. The Swan charges the parking fee per night for resort guests.
NancyIL is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #308
Dan Murphy
We are family.
 
Dan Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago area, IL
Posts: 78,159

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisf21 View Post
got a quote of 110 roudtrip from Ed for MCO to Swan, can have 1 grocery store stop on way. It's just my husband and I.

I hear Swan charges 15 to park each day. would that be per night We are staying 3 nights, but the 4th "Day" is when we fly home in early morning.

Some car company called Advantage is 49 dollars for the weekend. But... than there is gas plus the parking fee at Swan. So that makes the cost more like 100. I know nothing about Advantage... the next best price I found was Herz and I think it came to 89?? Have to check that. So with Herz it would be 89 plus Swan parking fee= 134. Should I go for the rental car, or just rely on Disney transportation for once we get the hotels... I can't decide! It limits us to just Disney than unless we pay for taxis... HELP decisions!
Keep in mind the fees and taxes on a rental. If those are not included in those prices, they can easily add 20-40% if those are base charges.
__________________
Dan-'Let's Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand'--We are Family

Why she runs.....

Random acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never really lost. They live forever in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of them----Lady M
dmurphydis@sbcglobal.net







.
Dan Murphy is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #309
chrisf21
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 12

to rent a car or not--

The prices I mentioned for Advantage and Hertz are total including all taxes and fees. I always factor those in! The advantage is 9 dollars a day plus tax and fees came to 49 for 3 days (weekend rate on AAA)

Hertz I have to find the breakdown, but it was more like 19.99 a day plus tax and fees was around 89 total, need to find that page again to confirm.

Either way there is 45 in Swan parking fees plus gas... but we do get the convenience of being able to go anywhere... say we wanted to eat at the Grand Floridan... or Wilderness Lodge... I hear it takes a ferry and or several bus rides to get from hotel to hotel... We are doing Epcot for one night so that one we won't need a car... we may do Boardwalk the other night, I hear that is fairly close by? So maybe no car needed for that. .... hmmmm what to do... if I knew more about Advantage, that is probably the cheapest way to go and have the ability to go places.... just not sure about them.
chrisf21 is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #310
Dan Murphy
We are family.
 
Dan Murphy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Chicago area, IL
Posts: 78,159

The Boardwalk is just a few steps away from the Swan, very close. I do like a car while there, for resort trips and DtD. But yes, with parking, it has become quite costly. Parking, as you see for you, can be as much as the car itself.
__________________
Dan-'Let's Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand'--We are Family

Why she runs.....

Random acts of kindness, no matter how small, are never really lost. They live forever in the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of them----Lady M
dmurphydis@sbcglobal.net







.
Dan Murphy is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #311
rcraw45425
I'm a 43 year old mom with a scar on my navel!
 
rcraw45425's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Columbus, GA, South of Atlanta
Posts: 11,105

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisf21 View Post
The prices I mentioned for Advantage and Hertz are total including all taxes and fees. I always factor those in! The advantage is 9 dollars a day plus tax and fees came to 49 for 3 days (weekend rate on AAA)

Hertz I have to find the breakdown, but it was more like 19.99 a day plus tax and fees was around 89 total, need to find that page again to confirm.

Either way there is 45 in Swan parking fees plus gas... but we do get the convenience of being able to go anywhere... say we wanted to eat at the Grand Floridan... or Wilderness Lodge... I hear it takes a ferry and or several bus rides to get from hotel to hotel... We are doing Epcot for one night so that one we won't need a car... we may do Boardwalk the other night, I hear that is fairly close by? So maybe no car needed for that. .... hmmmm what to do... if I knew more about Advantage, that is probably the cheapest way to go and have the ability to go places.... just not sure about them.
You are staying basically at the Boardwalk, no travel involved there. From Swan to GF you'd take monorail fom epcot to ticket and transportation center, then switch to resort monorail. WL you Gould take a bus from the bus lines at the front of EPCOT. Or you could take bus from Swan to MK then board the resort launch to WL. I'd allow about an hour travel time from swan to each hotel thanks to the transfers involved.
__________________
Robin
offsite '71,'86,'95,'04,Swan'98,CR'98,GF'99,CR'01,CR'03,WL '04,Polynesian'04,YC'05,GF'05,POFQ'05,CR'05,YC'06, PBH'06,CR'07,AS Sports,YC CL1/08,GF11/08, HRH 07/09, WL CL 11/09, PBH 1/10, CR Tower Club 1 bedroom suite 5/10,Royal Pacific Resort Club 12/10, BWI,Disney Dream 4/11,CSR/Grand Floridian 12/11,CR tower 10/12, AKL 1/13, Polynesian 6/13,Polynesian 10/13, PBH CL 11/13, BC 3/14 (2 BR suite), Hard Rock Hotel for Diagon Alley Opening Day (7/14)
rcraw45425 is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #312
NancyIL
DIS Veteran
 
NancyIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 23,774

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcraw45425 View Post
You are staying basically at the Boardwalk, no travel involved there. From Swan to GF you'd take monorail fom epcot to ticket and transportation center, then switch to resort monorail. WL you Gould take a bus from the bus lines at the front of EPCOT. Or you could take bus from Swan to MK then board the resort launch to WL. I'd allow about an hour travel time from swan to each hotel thanks to the transfers involved.
To get to the Grand Floridian from the Swan, you would also take the bus to the MK and then boat or monorail to the GF. Going through Epcot to take the monorail to TTC isn't a good idea unless you are leaving from Epcot.
NancyIL is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 08:57 PM   #313
MBELSANTI
Mama Mia, Mangia Mangia!!
 
MBELSANTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Windy City
Posts: 1,219

Quote:
Originally Posted by NancyIL View Post
Yes, $3 was the minimum fee to receive a letter at the Swan or Dolphin. I didn't have the heart to tell my husband that I had to pay to receive .his birthday card! It definitely isn't worth mailing inexpensive food items to the hotel before you arrive.

I had a great trip, as always! The weather forecast was for rain for 4 of the days. It did rain a little bit each of those days, but then it was pretty much over. Only 1 set of Off Kilter was cancelled on 2 days, and both were at 3:30! It cooled down a lot my last 2 days (high of 75/low of 50), and it was a pleasure to wear jeans in the parks.
That sounds like perfect weather to me! I don't think I will be as lucky in my June LOL. Glad you had a great time!
__________________
šOš MARIE šOš

Swan 06/12; SSR 08/09;1st Trip Home! VWL 2/08; BCV/ BWV/Pop 08/08; Christmas/NYE BWV 12/08; Wilderness Lodge 7 Night Trip w/PP Party 8/07;
Magic 7 Day Cruise to 3 C's Including 2 stops to CC!!! 8/06;POP 8/04, 2/08, 8/08, 12/08;
Wonder 10/01,10/00,10/99;CBR 10/99; ASSports 10/01,10/00,9/99,9/97; Offsite 83; Contemporary 81,77,76,74,73,72
MBELSANTI is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #314
MBELSANTI
Mama Mia, Mangia Mangia!!
 
MBELSANTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Windy City
Posts: 1,219

Quote:
Originally Posted by bear_mom View Post


Here is a picture of the coffee packets. It is hard to see in this picture, but the left hand picture is decaf (it is written in blue), the middle packet is regular coffee (all the writing in orange and black), and the right packet is the obvious decaf.

Just something to be aware of......

Emily
Thank you! As a coffee addict, this is great to know. I can just see me accidentally drinking decaf and DS wondering why I am so grumpy LOL!
__________________
šOš MARIE šOš

Swan 06/12; SSR 08/09;1st Trip Home! VWL 2/08; BCV/ BWV/Pop 08/08; Christmas/NYE BWV 12/08; Wilderness Lodge 7 Night Trip w/PP Party 8/07;
Magic 7 Day Cruise to 3 C's Including 2 stops to CC!!! 8/06;POP 8/04, 2/08, 8/08, 12/08;
Wonder 10/01,10/00,10/99;CBR 10/99; ASSports 10/01,10/00,9/99,9/97; Offsite 83; Contemporary 81,77,76,74,73,72
MBELSANTI is offline  
Old 05-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #315
pooh2001
been there, done that, TRYING to go back
 
pooh2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: 100 Aker Woods
Posts: 7,081

We are using a towncar service - $95 roundtrip with a 30 minute food store stop - gratuity $10 each way - total = $125 for 4 people and 4 suitcases.
MCO to Dolphin and then Dolphin to MCO.

And we can pick up goodies on on way to the Dolphin.

SRUAlmn so cool we arrive on the same day.
__________________
The Pooh Crew & tigger bullseye
Past resorts:Dolphin (EPCOT view), CR tower (MK view), WL (pool view), Dolphin (pool view), Dolphin (resort view), CSR (Rancho - quick visit)
pooh2001 is offline  
Closed Thread



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright Đ 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: