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Old 06-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #2431
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That's just awful. I do know on occasion I've gotten some with less than cordial attitudes (especially upon learning I was only going to another WDW property), but I've never been charged more than $18 (I guess it's gone up $1).

Thanks for the warning. (I almost think it might be worth it to walk over to YC and get a taxi! )
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:53 AM   #2432
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Here at the Dolphin on the 17th floor.... Can see the Magic Kingdom and saw the fireworks from our room! Love this place!
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #2433
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recent renovations?

hi, anyone know when the most recent renovations/refurbishment was at the swan and dolphin? tia
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #2434
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Hello all you Swan and Dolphin lovers!! We are planning 5 nights in the parks next May and originally thought we would do YC or BWI with a Spring room discount. For those who have stayed in May, are the rates comparable to the Deluxes or the Moderates for a balcony room?

Also, do you book S&D through their website or through another one?

What are your thoughts on the pool, too? Storm Along Bay seems like heaven for our girls, but if S&D have a good pool and slide I think that would work great for us.

TIA for the input! The rooms look gorgeous, and the location can't be beat!
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #2435
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Hello all you Swan and Dolphin lovers!! We are planning 5 nights in the parks next May and originally thought we would do YC or BWI with a Spring room discount. For those who have stayed in May, are the rates comparable to the Deluxes or the Moderates for a balcony room?

Also, do you book S&D through their website or through another one?

What are your thoughts on the pool, too? Storm Along Bay seems like heaven for our girls, but if S&D have a good pool and slide I think that would work great for us.

TIA for the input! The rooms look gorgeous, and the location can't be beat!
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #2436
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Agreed... They were very helpful, and worked to find me the best rate. Their direct number is on their website.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #2437
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I just booked the Swan for 6 nights in October!! This will be our first time there. I stayed at the Dolphin for a convention years ago. I called them direct and the person I spoke to was great. I was between the standard vs. boardwalk view with balcony and ended up choosing the latter. I still may change...who knows! This is the first time going in October and I thought we may actually get some use of the balcony at this time of year! I couldn't get my first night since its currently blocked out for a convention at both the S&D. I am thinking of booking POR for that first night now.

I am so excited! I just love the Epcot area and can't wait for the F&W festival!

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Old 06-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #2438
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Hello!

Can anyone give me an idea of how Christmasy it is at the Dolphin? For example, is it heavily decorated? Is there lovely Christmas music pumped in? Or if I'm looking for Christmas overload, would I be better off to go to BC/YC/BWI?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #2439
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Can anyone give me an idea of how Christmasy it is at the Dolphin? For example, is it heavily decorated? Is there lovely Christmas music pumped in? Or if I'm looking for Christmas overload, would I be better off to go to BC/YC/BWI?
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Oh...so beautiful! Now I'm excited! We are heading to the Dolphin mid December.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #2441
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6 days until we arrive at the Dolphin!!!

It's amazing how something that felt so far away for such a long time can suddenly feel like its coming up too quickly! Don't get me wrong I'm more that ready to get there, I just can't believe it is less than a week
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6 days until we arrive at the Dolphin!!!

It's amazing how something that felt so far away for such a long time can suddenly feel like its coming up too quickly! Don't get me wrong I'm more that ready to get there, I just can't believe it is less than a week
Almost time!! Safe travels and have a magical vacation!
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:26 PM   #2443
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Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

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Here at the Dolphin on the 17th floor.... Can see the Magic Kingdom and saw the fireworks from our room! Love this place!
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hi, anyone know when the most recent renovations/refurbishment was at the swan and dolphin? tia
I would say renovations are always going on somewhere in the hotels. They are big, so seems continual.

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I just booked the Swan for 6 nights in October!! This will be our first time there. I stayed at the Dolphin for a convention years ago. I called them direct and the person I spoke to was great. I was between the standard vs. boardwalk view with balcony and ended up choosing the latter. I still may change...who knows! This is the first time going in October and I thought we may actually get some use of the balcony at this time of year! I couldn't get my first night since its currently blocked out for a convention at both the S&D. I am thinking of booking POR for that first night now.

I am so excited! I just love the Epcot area and can't wait for the F&W festival!

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Hello!

Can anyone give me an idea of how Christmasy it is at the Dolphin? For example, is it heavily decorated? Is there lovely Christmas music pumped in? Or if I'm looking for Christmas overload, would I be better off to go to BC/YC/BWI?
Thanks!

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Christmas is gorgeous at the S/D. Last year they add a mini Osborne Lights on the walkways between the resorts. The Dolphin has the gigantic tree with a huge train set going around it along with lots of presents. The Swan has a lifesize Santa with presents and a chimney/fireplace, all made from chocolate. It's beautiful at the resorts.

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6 days until we arrive at the Dolphin!!!

It's amazing how something that felt so far away for such a long time can suddenly feel like its coming up too quickly! Don't get me wrong I'm more that ready to get there, I just can't believe it is less than a week
Have a great trip, Mike.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #2444
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Suites/points

Anyone had luck using points for a suite? I have enough points for two traditional rooms (have done this before at swan) but would rather have a two bedroom suite. Have read elsewhere about folks getting these for 20,000 points per night but after emailing the hotel I was told they don't allow you to use points for suites. Going during a slow period even (January).
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #2445
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At this time in 2 days I will be checking to the Swan for the first time..... Sooooo excited.
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