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Old 03-31-2014, 02:58 PM   #3631
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My husband had to update our reservation and the Swan employee told him that Swan and Dolphin guests would be getting a 60 day window to make FP selections.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:24 PM   #3632
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I seem to recall renting floats and other pool toys while at the Swan a few years ago. Anyone done that recently and can tell me an approximate price? I remember it was sort of expensive, but we didn't have any room to bring our own since we flew. Are there any restrictions on what you bring if you bring your own?
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:10 PM   #3633
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Is magical express available for swan/dolphin?

Our first time staying at the Swan or Dolphin will be this Oct when my husband has a conference. Does anyone know if we can use the magical express? And if no, could you suggest a good way to get to the hotel other than renting a car? We will be arriving at MCO after 11pm at night.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:23 PM   #3634
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Our first time staying at the Swan or Dolphin will be this Oct when my husband has a conference. Does anyone know if we can use the magical express? And if no, could you suggest a good way to get to the hotel other than renting a car? We will be arriving at MCO after 11pm at night.
No magical express, sorry. Try Mears transportation.
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No magical express, sorry. Try Mears transportation.
Not what I wanted to hear!!! But thank you for responding so quickly.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #3636
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I always book with FL Tours, they are a sponsor on our transportation forum if you need the link.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:33 PM   #3637
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Our first time staying at the Swan or Dolphin will be this Oct when my husband has a conference. Does anyone know if we can use the magical express? And if no, could you suggest a good way to get to the hotel other than renting a car? We will be arriving at MCO after 11pm at night.
You can get the swan/ dolphin concierge to arrange transportation for you through Mears.

http://www.swandolphinconcierge.com/public/login.cfm

It's really posh. The driver waits for you at baggage pick up with a sign with your name on it. He helps you with your bags. We got a really nice Cadillac SUV. The driver took us to the grocery store and waited while we got bottled water and snacks etc.
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I'm please to confirm I was able to make FP+ reservations for my entire length of stay at the Dolphin from May 31-June 6!

Swan and Dolphin guests now have the same exact FP+ priority as other onsite guests!!!

Great timing, Disney Powers That Be!!
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:48 AM   #3639
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You can get the swan/ dolphin concierge to arrange transportation for you through Mears.

http://www.swandolphinconcierge.com/public/login.cfm

It's really posh. The driver waits for you at baggage pick up with a sign with your name on it. He helps you with your bags. We got a really nice Cadillac SUV. The driver took us to the grocery store and waited while we got bottled water and snacks etc.
Do you recall the price?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:09 AM   #3640
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Do you recall the price?
I think it's something like $90 from the airport to the hotel and $65 back
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:36 AM   #3641
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I just booked Mears (sedan for three people). The price from the airport to the Dolphin, including a stop at Downtown Disney on the way, was $90.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:28 AM   #3642
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I just booked Mears (sedan for three people). The price from the airport to the Dolphin, including a stop at Downtown Disney on the way, was $90.
Round trip or one way?
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Round trip or one way?
One way, sadly.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #3644
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One way, sadly.
Tiffany towncar which we have used in the past is $68 one way and $126 round trip (free grocery stop).

Florida towncar is $65 one way and $110 round trip ($10 grocery stop).

Both likely have an online coupon/special rate.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:22 AM   #3645
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I don't want to start a pool-hopping argument or anything like that but just wondered if anybody could tell me what the policy is on a friend of ours and her daughter joining us at the pool? Since we have a 2-bed suite booked, we could add them to the reservation (even though they won't be staying there) if it's likely to be a problem otherwise.
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