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Old 08-12-2013, 07:01 AM   #2626
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Good question. They don't seem to start any of the holiday fun stuff until the day after Thanksgiving but I hope it is decorated the week before at least. Does anyone know?
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:04 AM   #2627
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Poking my head in again with another question to all you guys. I did a search and couldn't find a definite answer.

I land in Orlando in 90 (!!!) days and am wondering if there's any chance the hotel will already be decked out with the holiday decorations. It's the 11th-17th of November. I know the parks will be decorated ( or in the process of being that way) and we have tickets to the MVMCP, but I've read that the S/D works the holiday cheer pretty hard (I've seen some of Dan's pics) and I didn't know if I was going to be able to see it?

Thanks everyone!
I wouldn't count on the Swan/Dolphin being decorated that early because Thanksgiving is so late (Nov. 28). I wouldn't expect it to be decorated until the weekend before or the week of Thanksgiving.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #2628
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Thanks for the speedy responses! I wasn't counting on seeing the hotel decorated, but just thought I would check. This just gives me an excuse to go back next year in December .
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:14 AM   #2629
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Thanks for the speedy responses! I wasn't counting on seeing the hotel decorated, but just thought I would check. This just gives me an excuse to go back next year in December .
That's true! Go with the expectation that it won't be decorated - then be pleasantly surprised if it is.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:23 AM   #2630
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Thanks for the speedy responses! I wasn't counting on seeing the hotel decorated, but just thought I would check. This just gives me an excuse to go back next year in December .
The parks will be decorated and you can see the Osborne Lights
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #2631
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Any discounts available at the signature restaurants?

Mew to this forum and was hoping to use the AAA discount at some of the signature restaurants. I was told they do not participate, anybody know any other discounts available to non Florida resident
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #2632
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Mew to this forum and was hoping to use the AAA discount at some of the signature restaurants. I was told they do not participate, anybody know any other discounts available to non Florida resident
If you have an annual pass and buy the Tables In Wonderland card, you can save 20% at the signature restaurants.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #2633
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Thanks for the reply. No such luck with an annual pass.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #2634
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Can anyone tell me where the Deluxe Alcove rooms are actually located at the Dolphin? Center tower? Wings? The sections that jut out from the main buildings?

I've been able to find posts that describe where they are in the Swan but not Dolphin?

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #2635
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I just called to cancel/upgrade our rez to an alcove room at the Swan and the AAA rate I was quoted over the phone was $30+ higher than the daily AAA w/resort credit rate that I could get online. I didn't realize this until AFTER I hung up, so I just logged into my account and cancelled that one and rebooked, but wanted to let everyone know to double check your rates...phone vs. online. Now I just need to make sure all my charges, cancellations and recharges are straight on my VISA card .

Now, a question. Is the sofa bed comfy enough for a 10 year old to sleep on. She'll be so exhausted I don't think she'll care, but thought I'd ask.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #2636
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drgnfly30- I just wanted to respond to your earlier question about room changing/2 reservations- one option you could try (if you have extra SPG points) is to call Starwoods and upgrade your points night(s) to a "specialty room" with 1,000 extra SPG points per night- and confirm the resort has linked your reservations (with a request to stay in same room). This should give you the best odds of not being moved. Good luck, and I hope you have a magical stay!

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #2637
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drgnfly30- I just wanted to respond to your earlier question about room changing/2 reservations- one option you could try (if you have extra SPG points) is to call Starwoods and upgrade your points night(s) to a "specialty room" with 1,000 extra SPG points per night- and confirm the resort has linked your reservations (with a request to stay in same room). This should give you the best odds of not being moved. Good luck, and I hope you have a magical stay!

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If I have a room booked on points can I get an upgrade for 1000 more points? I haven't heard of this. What is a specialty room?
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If I have a room booked on points can I get an upgrade for 1000 more points? I haven't heard of this. What is a specialty room?
We have gotten a balcony room at the Swan both times we have stayed there for 11,000 per night. I believe there are other options for even more points per night as well.
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For those of you who have ordered from Garden Grocer, how far in advance do I need to place my order? We arrive on 11/30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving which I assume will be a fairly busy day....
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For those of you who have ordered from Garden Grocer, how far in advance do I need to place my order? We arrive on 11/30, the Saturday after Thanksgiving which I assume will be a fairly busy day....
Unless I'm mistaken, I read that Swan/Dolphin no longer accept food deliveries. I don't remember where I read that...in this thread somewhere? Can anyone confirm or correct this?
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