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Old 06-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #631
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You might want to check the AAA rate for the hotel too. We are staying (Dolphin) about that same time and got a "little better" rate than yours (enough to pay the parking fee).
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #632
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We would be staying from 9/14 thru 9/22, we need 2 rooms (my mom is coming with us). We got a government rate of $139 for our room and $119 for my mom's room. This is a pretty good rate, right? I am just concerned about the price of food. Looking for ways to save on our meals. Thanks for any help.
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You might want to check the AAA rate for the hotel too. We are staying (Dolphin) about that same time and got a "little better" rate than yours (enough to pay the parking fee).
The $139 is a very good rate. The AAA rate, as Alabama Minnie stated, is slightly better, $135. If you book the AAA123 rate (linked through the S/D offers page), you also receive a $50 resort credit, which can be used on meals, beverages, recreation, etc.

Not all the S/D restaurants honor the AAA discount. I believe the signature restaurants - Blue Zoo, Shulas, Kimonos, Il Mulino - do not. I'm not sure about Garden Grove...perhaps someone with a better memory than I can answer that.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #633
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You guys are the BEST! I just called and changed our room ($139) to the AAA rate which was $127.20, plus we will get a $50 credit. They let me keep my mothers room for $119, which comes out a little cheaper. Thanks so much for the help. Also, she said all the restaurants give 10% off in the S/D, except for the signature restaurants.
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I just read thru the thread and most people are saying you get 20% off of the non-signature restaurants. The reservation clerk told me it's 10%, when I just called. Has anyone been there recently? Anyone use AAA in the restaurants? Thanks
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So excited!!! Counting down only 4 more days until DS and I leave for our stay at the Swan!
We'll be arriving on the 19th also! So excited!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #636
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I just read thru the thread and most people are saying you get 20% off of the non-signature restaurants. The reservation clerk told me it's 10%, when I just called. Has anyone been there recently? Anyone use AAA in the restaurants? Thanks
In April/May we got 20% (after I remembered to use it).

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #637
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What is the kids SPG dining pass? I saw something on the dolphin website about a program for dining for kids under 12 for $25. It says something about kids having access to kids menus? Does anyone know what this is? Thanks
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I just read thru the thread and most people are saying you get 20% off of the non-signature restaurants. The reservation clerk told me it's 10%, when I just called. Has anyone been there recently? Anyone use AAA in the restaurants? Thanks
I received 20% off with AAA back in Dec.

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What is the kids SPG dining pass? I saw something on the dolphin website about a program for dining for kids under 12 for $25. It says something about kids having access to kids menus? Does anyone know what this is? Thanks
http://www.swandolphinrestaurants.co...***/index.html

http://www.spgpromos.com/kidspass/fa..._PROMOTION_ENG
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:25 AM   #639
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When you buy things at the parks, can you have them shipped to the hotel like the other Disney hotels?
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When you buy things at the parks, can you have them shipped to the hotel like the other Disney hotels?
Yes, you can, and from what I recall in previous posts the pick up location is Daisy's Garden?
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Another question...

I know I read in a previous post that the first time you charge something to your room they put a hold on your credit card for that amount x the number of nights you're staying. (Ex: If your first room charge is $20 and you're staying 7 nights, they'll put a $140 hold on your CC.) Is this correct? Is it only for the first room charge? What if your first charge is small, like $5?
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Refrigerator question

Leaving tomorrow for our stay at the Swan. How big are the refrigerators? mini dorm room style? Also what is the A LA Carte refrigerator service?

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:37 PM   #643
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I called - they said the new frigs in the S/D have real mini refrigerators. Small square ones, not rectangular dorm ones.

From what I have read, leave the dresser door open, where the mini-frig is, to keep the compressor working correctly.

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Leaving tomorrow for our stay at the Swan. How big are the refrigerators? mini dorm room style? Also what is the A LA Carte refrigerator service?

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Have a great trip!!

http://www.swandolphin.com/accommodations/pantry.html


http://www.swandolphin.com/pantry/pantry_menu.pdf
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #645
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Yes, you can, and from what I recall in previous posts the pick up location is Daisy's Garden?

Yes - Daisy's Garden is where your packages will be sent if you ship from the parks.
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