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Old 08-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #1021
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Questions: groceries and early arrival + pool use & luggage storage on departure day

Hi! Getting ready for our 1st Dolphin trip!!! I have a few questions that I'm hoping you nice folks can help me with...

> I plan on making a grocery stop on the way from MCO. We'll be arriving early (probably around 12:30pm) and am wondering whether Bell Services has a refrigerator to store groceries???

> On departure day, we have a late flight.
- Will they store our luggage after check-out?
- Also, any chance we can we use the pool this last day, or do "amenities" stop after check-out?


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Old 08-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #1022
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Thank you Mouseteacher, OK i think i see it on the bling map now, looks like a bit of a walk for grandpa, but if we go in the evening might not seem so bad with the sun down I can't wait, first time ever at the Dolphin in two days and praying for good weather! my dd8 is going to flip out, she has no idea, we're going to surprise her on Friday
I love surprises like that! Be sure to come back and let us know how it went!
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #1023
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Hi! Getting ready for our 1st Dolphin trip!!! I have a few questions that I'm hoping you nice folks can help me with...

> I plan on making a grocery stop on the way from MCO. We'll be arriving early (probably around 12:30pm) and am wondering whether Bell Services has a refrigerator to store groceries???

> On departure day, we have a late flight.
- Will they store our luggage after check-out?
- Also, any chance we can we use the pool this last day, or do "amenities" stop after check-out?


Thanks so much!
You can store your luggage after check-out, as well as use the pool and other amenities. However, I don't know if Bell Services has a refrigerator to store groceries.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #1024
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Thanks for the feedback on the Dessert Pkg. wondering if fireworks will be as crowded in January, since we usually go in June! We still need to wait on reservations until we know when our CM friends are available to meet up with us. ;-)

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #1025
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You can store your luggage after check-out, as well as use the pool and other amenities. However, I don't know if Bell Services has a refrigerator to store groceries.
Thanks! Perhaps I will bring a couple soft sided coolers (I can toss some ice in to get us thru a few hours while we wait for our room).
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #1026
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It's hard to say what discounts/promos might be offered next year. I would keep checking this page:

It lists the current offers and is updated as new discounts are released!
Thanks, just wondered if anyone knew how far out the resort offer credit is usually available as none of the AAA offers have specific date ranges mentioned on the offers page?
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #1027
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Thanks! Perhaps I will bring a couple soft sided coolers (I can toss some ice in to get us thru a few hours while we wait for our room).
Before you do that, unless you want to, I would call Bell Services at the Dolphin and ask them. A few years back....memory fading....I had a Garden Grocer delivery that had perishable items and I am ALMOST postitive that they were refrigerated before we had them delivered to the room.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:22 PM   #1028
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Gumbo - there is always the possibility that your room will be ready when you arrive. I know ours have been ready a few times, including this past Memorial Day weekend.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #1029
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Has anyone been to Garden Grove lately? We are going on a Thursday night, I think it is Mediterranean night. Is the food decent? Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #1030
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I have another question. We are staying at the dolphin and got a AAA rate. I know they also offer 20% off at all the casual restaurants at the dolphin. Since my husband and I may split up at times, can we just charge all of our meals to the room and then get the AAA 20% off for the restaurants applied OR do we have to show the AAA card each time we order food???
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:08 PM   #1031
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2 Questions for you Swan/Dolphin guru's.

#1.) What is the quickest way to get to Magic Kingdom from the Dolphin?
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#2.) What is the quickest way to get to Sanaa at AKL from the Dolphin?

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:15 PM   #1032
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Has anyone been to Garden Grove lately? We are going on a Thursday night, I think it is Mediterranean night. Is the food decent? Thanks for your help.
I have eaten at GG a number of times, always good food.

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I have another question. We are staying at the dolphin and got a AAA rate. I know they also offer 20% off at all the casual restaurants at the dolphin. Since my husband and I may split up at times, can we just charge all of our meals to the room and then get the AAA 20% off for the restaurants applied OR do we have to show the AAA card each time we order food???
You would each need to show your cards.

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2 Questions for you Swan/Dolphin guru's.

#1.) What is the quickest way to get to Magic Kingdom from the Dolphin?
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#2.) What is the quickest way to get to Sanaa at AKL from the Dolphin?

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Bus for sure at MK. Or a taxi to the Contemporary and walk to MK. A taxi to AKL, if speed is important.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #1033
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returning to my beloved Swan in September ... it's been too long since we've stayed there. can't wait to get caught up on this thread and see what's new!
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #1034
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anyone know if the guest at swan and dolphin will be able to use the new fast pass (next-gen) system? I am assuming no. Trying to decided if we want to stay at s/d or disney deluxe on next trip.

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anyone know if the guest at swan and dolphin will be able to use the new fast pass (next-gen) system? I am assuming no. Trying to decided if we want to stay at s/d or disney deluxe on next trip. Its hard to pass up on the nurses discount at s/d!!

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I would think not, during the testing phase, but when ready for prime, yes.
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