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

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  1. Zooteach1@yahoo.com

    Zooteach1@yahoo.com Earning My Ears

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    Great, thanks for the information. Yes, we plan to go to DAK tomorrow.
     
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  3. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    First time staying at the Dolphin during the holidays. Is there anything must see at the Swan and Dolphin at this time? Anything special going on?
     
  4. Marthasor

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    They have so many things scheduled for the holidays! Hope I can post this link to the holiday calendar:

    http://www.santasfavoriteresort.com/calendar2012.pdf

    We have never stayed at the Swan or Dolphin, but will be there mid-December. I still can't believe how much they have going on for the holidays and such great rates! We are very excited!
     
  5. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    Thank you so much for this! Looks like there is tons of stuff going on..cannot wait!
     
  6. RaySharpton

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    I checked into the beautiful Disney Swan Resort this afternoon and everything has been outstanding and wonderful. The Valet helped me put my mobility scooter together and we had a nice conversation

    The front desk was so helpful. I didn't realize that they had handheld showers in the room, because I usually bring my own. Housekeeping was so prompt and brought a shower mat and chair for my needs.

    Every single one of the staff were very friendly and helpful and seemed to go above and beyond the call of duty.

    My plans were to go to the DHS Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights or the MK Wishes and/or parade, but after working this weekend and driving down for eight hours, I decided to figure out how to setup my laptop with the wifi. I am very computer iliterate.

    I took three photos below.

    I am in room 322 and the room is beautiful and comfortable. I will try to post later this week or take more photos.

    If my memory is correct, I was told that the AAA discount is good if you have the "diamond" AAA card. I don't really know if this is an upper level card. My AAA card doesn't say diamond anywhere.

    I was also told that after accepting the $5.00 per day voucher for "green" program of no daily cleaning, that I could still ask for more coffee and water bottles and that they would clean the room anyway after four days or every four days, which seems nice.

    As I said, I am very tired, so maybe someone else can confirm my information.

    I have unpacked, and ready to take a long hot shower and then hit the "Heavenly Bed". I probably won't wake up for over 12 hours since I have been up over 26 hours.

    It was 31 degrees, Monday morning when I left Atlanta this morning and now it is short sleeve weather when the sun was out.

    My plan tomorrow is to take it slow and enjoy a nice breakfast in the Swan buffet restaurant with the tree thing.

    Then make my way over to Epcot for the DVC Merry Mixer and afterwards to MVMCP or DHS to enjoy the Osborne Family Spectacle of dancing lights.

    Here is a photo from the balcony looking from the Swan toward the Swan beach and pool area and causeway toward the Dolphin. The sun has set.

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    Which Heavenly bed should I chose? I may not have a choice. I am so tired that I may just sleep in the closet one to the shower. I can't wait.


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    I'm a happy boy...yes I am. I brought my Mickey Mouse Christmas Tree to keep me company as my night light. It uses fiber optics and changes colors.

    Oh...I am also a terrible photographer by the way.

    Good night.

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  7. NancyIL

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    Ray, I'm so glad you got to WDW safely and are enjoying the beautiful Swan!

    The AAA discount at some Swan and Dolphin restaurants is for any AAA member. The AAA "diamond" card is something you get when you book a package through AAA, and it gives you preferred parking at the theme parks and some discounts in the park.

    Enjoy your Heavenly Bed tonight, and the parks beginning tomorrow! I'll arrive on Friday. :)
     
  8. Marthasor

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    What a great post, Ray! I love your Mickey tree! Have a fantastic trip!
     
  9. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    And I have to wait until next Tuesday.

    Great to see you are checked in, Ray. You'll love it. And you are doing pretty good for being computer illiterate....we are looking at pictures you just took a bit ago. I'd say that is pretty literate, LOL. See you next week. Nancy too.
     
  10. SingingMom

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    Have a wonderful time, Ray! The smile on your face says it all!! :-)

    Sent from my iPad using DISBoards
     
  11. guppy1013

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    We arrive Friday too!!!! BEYOND EXCITED. Assuming IL is Illinois....we are your Midwest Ohio neighbors. Let's kick this snow and get to Orlando!!!!
     
  12. NancyIL

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    Hello, Ohio neighbors! :wave: My husband said he saw a few snowflakes as he drove home from work tonight, but no other snow. Bet my car will be covered with it at the airport when I return home in mid-December!
     
  13. ImprovGal

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    Nancy,

    To make the AAA discount even more confusing --
    The AAA "diamond" card you mention gets you a discount at some of the Swolphin restaurants that don't give a discount for the traditional AAA membership card.

    For example:
    Kimonos -- AAA Diamond
    Picabu -- AAA membership
    Cabanas -- AAA Diamond (I think)
    Fountain -- AAA membership
     
  14. NancyIL

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    Thanks for the info. Fresh offers a discount for regular AAA members. In the theme parks, the AAA discount for behind the scenes tours is for those with the Diamond card.
     
  15. patty57

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    Have a fantastic time all of you December travelers! :santa:
     
  16. Mouseteacher

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    Have a magical stay!

    Ray, I am happy you are pleased with the Swan. We prefer the Swan and have always had a positive experience.
     
  17. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    Picabu also takes regular AAA for a 20% discount. I think the Cabanas does also.

    The so-called 'signature' restaurants take the TiW card.
     
  18. jmpurdy

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    Can you purchase a bottle of wine on-site? Do not see this on pantry menu. If not, does the Hess station have this and is that walkable? Thank you!
     
  19. amcooper

    amcooper WorldTraveler

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    Hi all,

    If you plan on visiting WDW during this time the Swan or Dolphin can both be booked for $121.21 per night. It's a 12/12/12 promotional discount for newsletter subscribers but I assume if you know the code it won't be a problem.

    Call 888-828-8850 and ask for rate code: TWELVE.
     
  20. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    And here is the link to sign up for the newsletter if you do not already get it.

    http://www.swandolphin.com/signup/index.html
     
  21. Marthasor

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    Wow! I just signed up for the newsletter. I wonder if I will get the copy that lists the promotion?! I will call and see if I can get the rate for our trip - thank you!

    Update: just called and it's for 12/9 - 12/13. Oh well - still getting a great AAA rate!

    Thank you for the tip on the newsletter - looking forward to receiving it!
     
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