The **New** Swan and Dolphin Resort thread ~ April 2012 ~ Please read post #1

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  1. ckelly14

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    See my comments in red:

     
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  3. Dan Murphy

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    Have a great trip, Laura. We should be there in 18 days. :cool1:

    And I agree with ckelly's thoughts above/
     
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    What a shame, we don't arrive until 10/22. And there I was thinking I wouldn't have to bring my own beers to the pool ;)
     
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    It took me 48 hours to get mine to link after I got my 9-digit number from the hotel.
     
  6. Moomduck1

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    Hi,
    Thank you ckelly! I appreciate the help. We made our reservations over a week ago. I don't seem to have a 9 digit number, so perhaps that is the problem. I wasn't able to call before work so I will definitely be calling this evening to get that straightened out.
     
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    We ought to be able to get together again! Laura and i are there from the 25th-29th! (She might come in a few days earlier too.)
     
  8. Tess

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    Sounds like fun! :wave2:
     
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    I have a question..... If I'm doing a split stay, 1st at Dolphin, then at a Disney resort, do they provide luggage services for this? ( kind of doubt it, but wondering) As in I can drop them at bell services, get them later at our other resort on property....thanks! I love this thread!:cool1:
     
  10. Dan Murphy

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    Yes. I have never used it but have read here many times of others doing that.
     
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    REALLY???? I hadn't expected that.... how could the S/D be ANY more perfect???:rotfl:
     
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    :thumbsup2 Looking forward to it! :yay:
     
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    I've never used it either, but have also read of others using it. I'm counting on it in June, both transferring to the Swan and away from it.
     
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    this is so helpful.... I was thinking of switching for a day or two, but couldn't figure out the 'getting bags from one to the other' part of it...
    Has anyone ever used the pantry service? it seems like a more economical way to get some milk for our coffee and cereal in the room than than the gift shop
     
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    We used it for beer :)
     
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    I have a ticket question. So, I have attached my Swan reservation on the MDE website successfully. I will need to buy tickets...should I do that right on the website? Will they automatically attach them to my reservation and then I get them when I arrive, or will they send me the tickets in the mail? And the Swan is still prebooking 60 days out right, just like onsite?
     
  17. ckelly14

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    I purchased tickets from Disney off the website, and I believe I had to wait until they arrived to enter the ticket numbers and link them. I'm pretty sure they weren't in MDE automatically, and there were no ticket numbers on the email confirmation I received. The tickets came in the mail 10 days later.

    Yes, as of 2 weeks ago they are booking exactly like on site Disney resorts...
     
  18. kte28

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    I'm still so confused by the technical aspects of linking to MDE. I tried to link my reservation number to my MDE account and it didn't work. I talked to Disney. They told me my reservation number wasn't the right format, and I needed to call the Dolphin to get new ones. I call the Dolphin, and they told me the Disney rep was wrong, I had to use the original reservation number. But the Dolphin person said I also wouldn't be allowed to even start creating my MDE account until I had tickets in hand. Now I know that is false. I plan to get my tickets in advance, but I just wanted to start setting up the account with the hotel reservation at least. Has anyone else had such a problem? The ONLY thing I can think might be hindering me is that my father initiated the reservation. So both my and my parents' hotel rooms are his first and last name.
     
  19. SA mom

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    I used my original Swan reservation number that I received when we made the reservation before you could link it. It is a 9 digit number. Are you sure your number is correct and that you are entering it correctly?

    Also, be sure that your name is on the reservation. I did have some problem linking because the names weren't exactly alike. One time my husband made the reservation and the children and I arrived several hours ahead of him due to his work schedule. The hotel would not let me check in because my name was not on the reservation, only 2 adults and 2 children. He had to call and add my name to the reservation.

    Good luck!
     
  20. kte28

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    Thanks SA_mom. I know I had the correct 9 digit number and even confirmed them with the Dolphin rep on the phone. It must be due to the names. I'll have to get that fixed and see if it corrects the problem. Thanks for your help!
     
  21. Ozzygirl

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    Hi All. I am an old Swolphin fan from way back. Me and my Mom used to go every year for many years. The last time I was there was 2000. We always loved it.

    I'm heading back down in Oct with my DH and we are booked at the Yacht Club GV right now. I strolled over to this thread and now I'm thinking...should I switch to Dolphin/Swan????? :surfweb:

    I won't pay the current RR I have for the YC but if I can get the 35% RO discount with the room I want, then I'd stay at YC. I'm not a fan of the Dining Plan so FD really isn't a draw for me and we are taking a town car from the airport anyway....

    So I was wondering is there a better rate than the $232 (or so) per night for a resort view room that I am seeing? I do like a nice view and prefer a balcony..any suggestions? I would even consider joing AAA if the discount rate is worth it. :confused:

    Help!!!:confused3
     
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