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Old 06-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #736
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I posted a picture on the first post on this thread.

Waving to Caroline, Dan and Karen!!!! I hope your summers are going great!





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Old 06-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #737
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We didn't use the grocery stop last time because we used Garden Grocer. I think the pantry service was pretty new then. The prices look okay for the pantry service, at least compared to where I live in NYC, but the selection isn't broad enough for our needs. Otherwise I would use it. We are planning on using the grocery stop this time around with Tiffany.
Hi there, we just returned and sadly the S/D no longer allows Garden Grocer. I loved using this service in the past at WDW resorts, but they are not allowed at S/D any longer.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:56 PM   #738
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I searched hard to find a picture of the waterslide and was unsuccessful but I can tell you it was AWESOME! Both my kids and I thought so. It is monitored by staff so there is no line jumping and it keeps everyone safe. You end in the 3.5 feet end so smaller kids are okay getting to the ladder. My kids thought it was better than the one at Wilderness Lodge (that is all we have to compare it to).
Thanks for the info. That's just what I needed to know.

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I posted a picture on the first post on this thread.

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Thanks so much for the picture. Looks like fun. I'm sure my kids will love it!
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #739
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staying OT: The photo of the Cabana Bar is our first stop upon arrival for a light lunch. Our room is not usually ready because we arrive at MCO at 9:30 am.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #740
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Yes, you can do that. I booked my next stay just like that. You need to book the points part first, as the hotel staff cannot do that, then call the hotel and ask to add the stay connected room.
My parents just booked 2 rooms for 5 nights for next June with points. It would work out better for all of us if we did the stay connected & we pay cash for our room. Can we book that for next year now? Or have the rates for next year been released?

TIA!! My parents are new to SPG & none of us have stayed at the Swan before. We're all excited!!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #741
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staying OT: The photo of the Cabana Bar is our first stop upon arrival for a light lunch. Our room is not usually ready because we arrive at MCO at 9:30 am.
Usually OUR first stop, too! . Wonder if it will be warm enough in January? We usually come in JUNE!
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #742
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Please, please take a lot of pictures of your suite! We have the same suite booked for a stay during Christmas and New Years and can't wait to see what it looks like!

Thanks!
We did, and I will post them when we get back home! We really LOVED everyone at the resort!

It seems as though the suites are all in the same location, but just on different floors because we were on the 9th floor originally and then they moved us to the exact same rooms, but on the 7th floor. I can't say it's a "great" area view-wise, but it's not bad.

If you're looking at the front of the Dolphin, look at the far right 'arm' that sticks out. If you look in the corner where that arm meets the center section, that's where our room was. We were on the 7th floor. The room with two doubles was actually IN the corner and your view was a wall and palm trees, then the main living area and the King room were the first two windows from the arm going toward the center.
(I took pictures of the views and room location so this might make more sense when I can post the pics )
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #743
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Sounds great, SRU!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #744
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How do EMH work at the Dolphin? Does everyone get KTTW cards just like at the Disney resorts? Also, when I made my reservation online, it only asked how many adults were staying in the room, but had no place to enter the children (unless I missed it). Do I just tell them how many children when I check in?
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:10 AM   #745
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How do EMH work at the Dolphin? Does everyone get KTTW cards just like at the Disney resorts? Also, when I made my reservation online, it only asked how many adults were staying in the room, but had no place to enter the children (unless I missed it). Do I just tell them how many children when I check in?
We only got 2 keys and went to am EMH several times and it was never an issue. Dds are 12 and 10 and they were never questioned about not having a key.

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Old 07-01-2012, 06:53 AM   #746
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You can ask for as many room key cards as you want/need.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:31 AM   #747
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My parents just booked 2 rooms for 5 nights for next June with points. It would work out better for all of us if we did the stay connected & we pay cash for our room. Can we book that for next year now? Or have the rates for next year been released?

TIA!! My parents are new to SPG & none of us have stayed at the Swan before. We're all excited!!!
Online it only shows that Stay Connected is for 2012; I called last week to check in again and they reiterated that I couldn't book that rate for 2013 yet. It sounds like your whole party - both rooms - will have the same check in and check out dates. This is apparently a requirement for Stay Connected; we are going to have different check in and check out dates than my parents, so it turns out we won't be able to use this rate. You can check under special offers on the S/D website page for when Stay Connected becomes available for 2013.

Good luck! Enjoy your first Swan stay!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:38 AM   #748
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We did, and I will post them when we get back home! We really LOVED everyone at the resort!

It seems as though the suites are all in the same location, but just on different floors because we were on the 9th floor originally and then they moved us to the exact same rooms, but on the 7th floor. I can't say it's a "great" area view-wise, but it's not bad.

If you're looking at the front of the Dolphin, look at the far right 'arm' that sticks out. If you look in the corner where that arm meets the center section, that's where our room was. We were on the 7th floor. The room with two doubles was actually IN the corner and your view was a wall and palm trees, then the main living area and the King room were the first two windows from the arm going toward the center.
(I took pictures of the views and room location so this might make more sense when I can post the pics )

Woohoo! Can't wait to see your pictures! Thanks so much! Enjoy the rest of your trip!
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #749
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I just booked an executive suite for a long weekend. The guy on the phone said that one room had two doubles and the living room had a pull out sofa & a murphy bed. Does anyone know where I can find a floor plan? Looked online and it didn't match what was told to me, but I remember others having the same confusion. Any help would be great!
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We only got 2 keys and went to am EMH several times and it was never an issue. Dds are 12 and 10 and they were never questioned about not having a key.

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Wow, so you can just show them one or two room keys and the whole family can go on rides during EMH? That's really surprising considering how strict they usually are. When we were staying on property one time my husband and daughter stayed for pm EMH, but I still had her card with me. They weren't allowed to go on any rides because they only had one KTTW card so they left. I guess I'll ask for keys for all of us just in case we encounter a problem. Thanks for the info.
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