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Old 05-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #466
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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?
It might have been Fantasmic. You'd definitely be facing the right direction. And there was a show at 9pm last night, so what you saw could have been the fireworks that are part of the finale.

PS - So jealous of all of you who are there right now! How is the weather and how are the crowds?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #467
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We've seen the higher Fantasmic fireworks from The Dolphin before, could have been that. We also saw & heard fireworks once after midnight & I was told it was a Fantasmic rehearsal!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #468
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We've seen the higher Fantasmic fireworks from The Dolphin before, could have been that. We also saw & heard fireworks once after midnight & I was told it was a Fantasmic rehearsal!
Yes, from the Dolphin, I am quite certain it would have been Fantasmic.

I have seen the MK firewords many times from the Swan.

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #469
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So which direction would the MK be in relation to the S&D? DHS is behind the main entrance side of the Swan, right?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:02 AM   #470
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Almost directly north, slightly west. On map here, S/D towards bottom right, MK, center top.

http://binged.it/KmXop9

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #471
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Almost directly north, slightly west. On map here, S/D towards bottom right, MK, center top.

http://binged.it/KmXop9

Easy to zoom in and explore.
Thanks, Dan!! I knew (in my head) the grand scheme of the entire WDW property and where the MK was in relation to them, but I didn't have a map in front of me to see the positioning of the S&D as far as which direction you'd have to look out windows to see MK fireworks. Thanks so much!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:07 AM   #472
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Anyone heard anything about the nurses/teachers discounts for next year? When do they normally extend those, or are there rumors that they won't be available for 2013?

We stayed at the Dolphin in April and really enjoyed our trip. Next year we are going to brave inviting the grandparents along (one at a time, both sets at once would be too much), but to stay here need some kind of discount.

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Old 05-28-2012, 10:53 AM   #473
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Anyone heard anything about the nurses/teachers discounts for next year? When do they normally extend those, or are there rumors that they won't be available for 2013?

We stayed at the Dolphin in April and really enjoyed our trip. Next year we are going to brave inviting the grandparents along (one at a time, both sets at once would be too much), but to stay here need some kind of discount.

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As far as I know, the teacher/nurses discounts are standard discounts offered by the resort year-round, every year.

I just linked to the Dolphin reservations page through the Teacher discount link and dates are available for booking through November 2013, although the months of June and July are blocked. I plugged in random dates for April, August and October and came up with rates of $219, $149 and $169, respectively.

The good thing about these rates is that you can book a room now, and if a better rate comes along later on, you can re-book up to 5 days before your arrival without incurring any kind of penalty.

Good luck with your planning.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #474
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Checking out in the am, always sad to leave! We had the best time, and my dgs loved our view!
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #475
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Checking out in the am, always sad to leave! We had the best time, and my dgs loved our view!
That's wonderful to hear! Hope you have a safe trip home.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #476
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First time!

I just booked our first stay at the Dolphin!
We are going there for 2 days before we check into ALK for a week and go to the parks.
Hoping to lounge at the pool and go over to the Boardwalk and maybe take a bus to downtown Disney in the evening. We have a friend that works for Sheraton and we got a great friends and family rate of $119 per night
Hoping choosing the dolphin over the swan was the right decsion? We like to be in the center of things and wanted to be closer to the pool and stuff.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:12 AM   #477
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Checking in next week.

Just noticed that there was never a place to add children when I made the reservation. Do I need to let them know that we will have the kids staying with us also?
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I just booked our first stay at the Dolphin!
We are going there for 2 days before we check into ALK and go to the parks.
Hoping to lounge at the pool and go over to the Boardwalk and maybe take a bus to downtown Disney in the evening. We have a friend that works for Sheraton and we got a great friends and family rate of $119 per night
Hoping choosing the dolphin over the swan was the right decsion? We like to be in the center of things and wanted to be closer to the pool and stuff.
So excited!!!!!!
Sounds great! Enjoy.



Regarding closeness to the pool area, both resorts are essentially equidistant to/from there. Depending on room location in the Dolphin, you could be actually further, though minimal. Main difference between getting to the pool area is that with the Dolphin, you walk most of the distance inside the hotel, with the Swan, outside the hotel. See link.

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In either case, walk is a minute or two.
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Yes, from the Dolphin, I am quite certain it would have been Fantasmic.

I have seen the MK firewords many times from the Swan.

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Not Fantasmic. I could stand at the window look right and see HS and the Fantasic theater. This was straight ahead and it was a LONG firework show with VERY high fireworks. What is in that direction? Does Universal do a fireworks show, or Seaworld?

I could see them from the bed.


It was in the direction of Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort, the Waldorff and the Hilton.
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Some pictures from my 7th floor exploration. (It was identical to the 15th floor)




And here is a picture of the front. We are on the 15th floor right above the shells. I put a bright pink bag in the window so we could see the room from the outside. A PERFECT upgrade!

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