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Old 11-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #16
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I'd go with the Dolphin. While we stay at the Swan many times, and only the Dolphin once, the location can't be beat. The rooms are very nice and it is a true Deluxe resort. There's nothing like being able to walk to Epcot or take a boat to Hollywood Studios (you can walk there also). Unless you need ME, and it sounds like you don't, I'd recommend the Dolphin.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #17
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The Swan and Dolphin have a great location, but feel very corporate. They seem to be primarily convention hotels. Bland and unexceptional in a manner that only a Corporate America committee can create. No themeing, does not feel Disney at all.

POR is beautiful!

But for just one night either of your options should be okay, as you are still in WDW!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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I would go with POR. They have a boat to DTD and if your taking ME it will not go to Dolphin - only to Disney owned resorts.

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #19
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Dolphin. You can't beat the Epcot resorts location.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #20
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It all depends on what you are interested in. We had a one night stay and chose dolphin. We always stay on property and we needed to add a night before we arrived to SSR so we chose dolphin. I was SO unimpressed!! It was if I was in a regular hotel where there was a huge convention downstairs. The proximity to Epcot would not be the deciding factor. I LOVE POR and the atmosphere there is perfect! Take the boat to DTD! LOVE IT! The bathrooms were small and it was very sterile with the white bedspreads. The kids were so excited when we arrived to our true Disney property and we were too.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:34 PM   #21
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Not to hijack the thread, but we will be staying at the French Quarter and need to go to Epcot (Cape May) early am breakfast. From the above posts, I could take the boat to DTD and walk thru Epcot to Cape May? Any faster or better way?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #22
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Not to hijack the thread, but we will be staying at the French Quarter and need to go to Epcot (Cape May) early am breakfast. From the above posts, I could take the boat to DTD and walk thru Epcot to Cape May? Any faster or better way?
A much faster/less hassle way would be to take a cab directly to Beach Club from POFQ. We took a cab from CBR to BC for an early ADR at Cape May and it was so easy and $12 with tip.

I don't think DTD opens until 9 or 10 so not sure if the boats would be running earlier than that. And in your scenario above, there is no way to get from DTD to Epcot.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #23
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I ended up booking POR. I ended up getting a good AP rate.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #24
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Dolphin, for sure!
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