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Old 10-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Resort dilemma

I'm having a hard time deciding on a resort for our Feb/Mar 2013 trip. I really want to stay at an EPCOT resort for the convenience of being very close to 2 parks. I like to stay onsite because I like being able to go to the parks when I am ready (Disney transportation) instead of having to wait around for hubby, and I like to attend as many evening emh as I can. I know that Swan and Dolphin are not Disney-owned, but somewhere I read or heard that they have access to Disney busses. Is this correct, and if so, do they also get emh privileges? The dining plan is not important to us for this upcoming trip.
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There is bus transportation (no Magical Express to/from airport) and there is EMH.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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Were you thinking about the BC/YC or Boardwalk?

And yes to all of your questions about the Swan/Dolphin.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Thank you for such quick replies. I was considering S&D because I can get it for cheaper than the Disney Epcot resorts. I haven't had a chance to see if I can get YC or BC for a good deal with an AP discount yet, but I'm glad that the S&D can also give me the onsite privileges that are most important to me. (I'm really hoping that Disney rethinks their shortening of emh to 2 hours or this may be my last trip anywhere on property.)
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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Thank you for such quick replies. I was considering S&D because I can get it for cheaper than the Disney Epcot resorts. I haven't had a chance to see if I can get YC or BC for a good deal with an AP discount yet, but I'm glad that the S&D can also give me the onsite privileges that are most important to me. (I'm really hoping that Disney rethinks their shortening of emh to 2 hours or this may be my last trip anywhere on property.)
I agree BC/YC and BW can get expensive. - Like you said see if you could get a discount. The great thing about BC/YC the walk to EPCOT is less then 5 mins! Its great!!!

Have a great time choosing!

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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We changed from BWI to the Dolphin when we went in Sept. because it was a $100 diff. per night (this included the extra fees at the Dolphin). Right now the 35% off room-only rate at the Disney Boardwalk Inn is almost the same as the Dolphin AAA rate though. We have decided to use the room-only rate for WL for our Feb. trip.

The Dolphin is VERY nice and you get the same transportation as the Disney Boardwalk hotels (boat, and ride the same buses). We don't use the DDP or the magic express anyway. For $100 a night difference I would choose it everytime.

I have seen alot of bad reviews about the Swan/Dolphin on here recently but I have to say that our room and experience there was GREAT!
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Thank you for such quick replies. I was considering S&D because I can get it for cheaper than the Disney Epcot resorts. I haven't had a chance to see if I can get YC or BC for a good deal with an AP discount yet, but I'm glad that the S&D can also give me the onsite privileges that are most important to me. (I'm really hoping that Disney rethinks their shortening of emh to 2 hours or this may be my last trip anywhere on property.)
We stayed at S/D, and it was AWESOME!!!! Convienient, Great pool, Great room, YOU WILL NOT REGRET. Deluxe accomodations on site, with Moderate prices. Both Great, Dolphim a little better with kids, near pool, ice cream shop, 24 hr cafateria. Dont think twice. They have busses and the same boats as the boardwalk resorts, and EMH. Just no shuttle to airport, no dinning, and no charging to room from park, all minor things.
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