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Old 05-25-2012, 05:58 AM   #451
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Just wondering if you combine your AAA & SPG and happen to get an upgrade does it normally happen closer to your stay?
No big deal if we don't get an upgrade but of course it would be nice!
It really depends on how busy (booked) the resort is. Upgrades can be given at any time. You could very well get an upgrade at the moment you check in.
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So the countdown begins, less than a month till we stay at Swan. Thanks to the nice suggestions on the board, the other night I called up Starwood and had my AAA membership linked to Starwood Card and they upgraded it. The man on the phone was SUPER nice, I mean really really nice. We had a lovely chat. Tonight, I logged in and my reservation no longer says limited view, it says Resort View! I take that as an upgrade )))

Happy Dance! Time to start booking restaurant reservations soon.. I know where we will go at Swan, but undecided where to go at Epicot... I think I liked France last time... nice food from what I recall.

Need to find a nice restaurant at one other hotel just for variety... I heard good things about California Grille? But I also heard there are tons of kids everywhere so maybe not.... Just the hubby and I. The one at the Grand Floridian is too pricey the one that has no kids... I want nice ambiance and good food and some kids is ok, just not crazy loud running all over the place... any suggestions? Boardwalk maybe, or is there a good one at Animal Kingdom Lodge or Fort Wilderness or Downtown Disney? So excited for trip. Short but sweet. I think I may rent a scooter too, I'm concerned about how the heat and walking will affect my RSD. (complex regional pain syndrome) Not looking forward to the lines, but I am determined to try and have a stress free break
If you want quiet, I would avoid Flying Fish and Narcoossee's. They're both lovely restaurants, but they are noisy.

I would suggest Citricos (GF) or Artists Point (WL.)
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #453
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We have the most wonderful resort view facing the Yacht/Beach club and the Epcot Ball. Our Dolphin room is L shaped, at the very end of the corridor - 2 huge windows. My dgs thinks we have the best view ever.
All is great, so far. Looking forward to the rest of this trip.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #454
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We have the most wonderful resort view facing the Yacht/Beach club and the Epcot Ball. Our Dolphin room is L shaped, at the very end of the corridor - 2 huge windows. My dgs thinks we have the best view ever.
All is great, so far. Looking forward to the rest of this trip.
Awesome! Have a wonderful vacation! (Don't forget pictures of your view! )
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We have the most wonderful resort view facing the Yacht/Beach club and the Epcot Ball. Our Dolphin room is L shaped, at the very end of the corridor - 2 huge windows. My dgs thinks we have the best view ever.
All is great, so far. Looking forward to the rest of this trip.
Sounds great, Caroline, enjoy!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #456
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When people are talking about logging in and seeing that they received an upgrade, are they logging in to the Starwood site? How do you see your info? I clicked on My Stays, and it shows the dates we're staying at the Dolphin and then it says this:

We have found your reservation. It is not possible to display this particular reservation online. This is usually due to an unusual or complex rate or set of rates associated with the reservation in question. For questions regarding this reservation, please contact the Customer Contact Center nearest you.

We have a 2 bedroom grand suite booked, so I don't think we'd have an upgrade (unless they want to give us the Presidential , ) I just wanted to be sure I was looking in the right place!


PS. No more "months" in my ticker! YAY!!!!
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Yeah, Caroline! I had that view on our Dolphin stay a few years ago. It is indeed awesome. It was the same year that I met Denise and a few other S/D lovers.
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When people are talking about logging in and seeing that they received an upgrade, are they logging in to the Starwood site? How do you see your info? I clicked on My Stays, and it shows the dates we're staying at the Dolphin and then it says this:

We have found your reservation. It is not possible to display this particular reservation online. This is usually due to an unusual or complex rate or set of rates associated with the reservation in question. For questions regarding this reservation, please contact the Customer Contact Center nearest you.

We have a 2 bedroom grand suite booked, so I don't think we'd have an upgrade (unless they want to give us the Presidential , ) I just wanted to be sure I was looking in the right place!


PS. No more "months" in my ticker! YAY!!!!
You never know. I was once upgraded to the Presidential (it has a baby grand piano); although this was at the Swan, not the Dolphin.

As for that "unusual or complex" message, try hitting the 'send confirmation' button. This should send the details of your reservation, including room type, to your email.

Good luck and enjoy your stay!

Cheers,
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:33 AM   #459
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You never know. I was once upgraded to the Presidential (it has a baby grand piano); although this was at the Swan, not the Dolphin.

As for that "unusual or complex" message, try hitting the 'send confirmation' button. This should send the details of your reservation, including room type, to your email.

Good luck and enjoy your stay!

Cheers,
Thanks!! Headed over to SPG to try it now
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That worked! Thanks, Flews! It says Grand Suite, so I guess we're good to go.

I did notice a few things, however. First, I know a few pages back we were debating the renovation rumors. When I checked our status it says this:

Grand suite: Suite,
Non-smoking,
480-840 sq. ft. / 45-78 m²,
Non-smoking,
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Does it always say that?


Also, every time I get an email "statement" from SPG, and when I check it online, it gives the total cost for the room. We got a teacher rate and paid SUBSTANTIALLY less than that amount. I called before and asked if we could get a statement of what we've paid and what we still owe, and they just emailed me that same reservation statement with the actual cost amount. How can I get a statement? Thanks!!
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All I investigated the 7th floor it is the same as the 15 th can't post pictures till I'm home.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #462
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Seeing fireworks out my window in the distance(15th floor facing the swan). It's started about 9:30. Where are they from?
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I heard them too but can't see any out our windows. Could be at MK - can actually hear them again just now. Didn't look too carefully, cause they were there and I caught the tail end.

Spent the day at IoA - it was wonderful. Got to ride the Harry Potter -Forbidden Journey ride, amazingly our wait was not that long.
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It wasn't MK. Wishes was at 10 last night. Plus wrong direction. This was facing the Swan.

On a different note our "reaort" view upgrade is awesome. Love looking out at the boardwalk and world showcase. We have a great view of illuminations.
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It wasn't MK. Wishes was at 10 last night. Plus wrong direction. This was facing the Swan.

On a different note our "reaort" view upgrade is awesome. Love looking out at the boardwalk and world showcase. We have a great view of illuminations.
We are at the Dolphin also right now - great view looking out towards the Swan and Boardwalk with a view of Studios!
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