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Old 02-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #2761
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Do the Swan and Dolphin still offer a teacher discount?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #2762
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Hello, everyone! We were just at WL in september, and I never thought I would be back so soon! For a little change of scenery, we planned to be in a plain old garden view room at the BC next week, but the resort is overbooked, so we were moved to a junior suite at WL!!! I was given the choice between a standard view at the poly and the suite at WL - not the world's most difficult choice if you ask me! Anyway, I have never been in a suite or had CL access, so I'd love to hear from you if you have. I did read up on the wonderful info on the first page (thanks Kook), but any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Do you think IPO will still contact me? I feel like I'm somehow cheating because I really didn't pay for all of this. I certainly do appreciate the upgrade, though. Can't wait to be back at my beloved WL! So excited!!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #2763
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:17 AM   #2764
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Beach Club

It is close to the back gate of Epcot, the wonderful sand bottom pool, which is an experience in itself and a kitchen sink at Beaches and Cream. Gelatto in the gift shop.

You're close to the French Bakery in Epcot. A place to go for a great 'pick me up'
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:18 AM   #2765
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I am excited for you too!
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:29 AM   #2766
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From AllEars...

FastPass+ is being tested at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom now through February 28. During this test phase, randomly selected guests at Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge and Contemporary resorts will receive a FastPass+ card for a specified arrival window for lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Guests who arrive at the restaurant during their FastPass+ time will be able to take advantage of an expedited order and payment process. This opportunity is available by invitation only and participants must have valid theme park admission.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:35 AM   #2767
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Jack Spence (AllEars Blogger) takes a carriage ride through Ft. Wilderness - there's even a video with plenty of klippity-klopping

http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/


It sounds like he's building a house at Golden Oak

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:49 AM   #2768
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Can you request a fridge or microwave in a standard room?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:52 AM   #2769
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Can you request a fridge or microwave in a standard room?
All rooms at WL have a fridge and microwave
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:53 AM   #2770
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Can you request a fridge or microwave in a standard room?
The fridge comes standard, I know that. I can't remember if we had a microwave or not.
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We were at the WL earlier this month and the rooms had a fridge, no microwave.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #2772
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:21 AM   #2773
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Do the Swan and Dolphin still offer a teacher discount?
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In appreciation for all that you do, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort would like to offer you a very special room rate for your next vacation to the most magical place in the world...the Walt Disney World® Resort! Rates for teachers and all school support staff start at just $149.00* per room, per night!

Book online or call 1-888-828-8850 and ask for our Teacher rate.

*Rates are per room, per night based on rate schedule availability and do not include the mandatory Resort Service Package, daily parking fees (if applicable), applicable taxes or gratuities. Not valid with any other special offers, promotions, existing reservations or for groups. All teachers and school support staff must show proof of employment upon arrival. Offer valid through 12/23/13.

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Hello, everyone! We were just at WL in september, and I never thought I would be back so soon! For a little change of scenery, we planned to be in a plain old garden view room at the BC next week, but the resort is overbooked, so we were moved to a junior suite at WL!!! I was given the choice between a standard view at the poly and the suite at WL - not the world's most difficult choice if you ask me! Anyway, I have never been in a suite or had CL access, so I'd love to hear from you if you have. I did read up on the wonderful info on the first page (thanks Kook), but any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Do you think IPO will still contact me? I feel like I'm somehow cheating because I really didn't pay for all of this. I certainly do appreciate the upgrade, though. Can't wait to be back at my beloved WL! So excited!!!
Congratulations! You're not cheating - enjoy the upgrade, but you may never want to go back to a regular room again

The 25 Deluxe rooms are located on floors 1-6, while the CL lounge is located on the 7th floor. With a CL booking, you may or may not be contacted by the IPO. Sometimes they will contact you shortly after booking, and sometimes right before the 180 or 30 day mark. Any booked CL guest can email or call the IPO anytime. Just include your reservation number and last name in the subject heading of your email. They will answer questions, make ADRs, make recreational reservations or you can just introduce yourself and they will email a planning form.

After you check-in, the onsite Old Faithful Club concierges will assist you. They are available from 7 - 10 everyday. If you need anything or have a question, you can also call them from your room and you will actually be talking to an onsite concierge instead of the 'front desk call center' in another part of FL.

If you've looked at the CL section on the first page then you know about the lounge hours and offerings. You can also bring food/drinks back to your room and you can store drinks in your fridge. Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:42 PM   #2774
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All rooms at WL have a fridge and microwave
They all have a small refrigerator. But not a microwave. Only DVC villas have those automatically.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #2775
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Hello, everyone! We were just at WL in september, and I never thought I would be back so soon! For a little change of scenery, we planned to be in a plain old garden view room at the BC next week, but the resort is overbooked, so we were moved to a junior suite at WL!!! I was given the choice between a standard view at the poly and the suite at WL - not the world's most difficult choice if you ask me! Anyway, I have never been in a suite or had CL access, so I'd love to hear from you if you have. I did read up on the wonderful info on the first page (thanks Kook), but any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Do you think IPO will still contact me? I feel like I'm somehow cheating because I really didn't pay for all of this. I certainly do appreciate the upgrade, though. Can't wait to be back at my beloved WL! So excited!!!
Man talk about Pixie Dust!! so glad for you!!!!
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