Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by MOM POPPINS, Apr 3, 2012.
I would think you could do laps in the quiet pool at the BC.
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Lol thanks Patty57 but we are going in Sept
Thanks Annie78....I will check it out...we are Starwood members so perhaps that will help!
Thanks Bjakmom...I think the idea of being where someone thinks I shouldn't be makes me way too anxious! Agree can't imagine the lap pools would be at capacity
Will check it out. We could at OKW quiet pool but wasn't sure if BC had same type of smaller pool. I know at our usual resort, VWL, there was no way you could really swim any kind of lap-like swimming in the DVC pool
What brand of toiletries does the Swan have? In packing, I always struggle with bringing my own vs. using what is there.
We are just back from the Dolphin. As you enter the fitness center there is a sign up with rates. I think it was $8/day and then maybe a weekly rate. I did not pay it too much attention, but it was clear that there was some kind of opportunity for nonguest to pay to use the fitness center. I bet you can work something out!
Just booked the swan for two nights in Starwood points. I opted to spend an extra 1,000 points per night for the deluxe resort view room with balcony. Is that a worthwhile choice to upgrade our view with points? Are there crappy deluxe room views?
Also, what instant upgrades are available at the swan using Starwood points??
Final questions: where to have quick service breakfast inside the swan and what are prices like? Ever use the pantry service? Is the dolphin a better choice because it has more dining options?
Looks like you ultimately decided on the Swan after some debate about other resorts. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.
I think there are limited upgrade options using points, but you can always check. Regarding breakfast, both swan and dolphin have very basic a la carte coffee/pastry options in lobby areas, but for counter service, i believe only at dolphin (picabu), and dolphin also has the breakfast buffet. The two hotels are pretty close (less than 5 min walk), so not a huge incovenience, but i recognize minutes can add up
Headed to the Swan in the morning and so excited. Can someone please remind me the name of the transportation company I need to use? Is it
Yes, Mears -- their booth is on the first level at MCO, next to Disney's Magical Express (which of course is Mears too!).
Have a magical time!
How does the visitor parking work at the S&D? My mother-in-law may come over to see the kids while we are staying at the dolphin. Will she have to pay to park?
Also, how strict is the childcare regarding the age 4 requirement? We will be there in May with my 3 year old, he will be turning 4 in August. Will they take him in the club or no go?
Nice checklist! Thanks!
Thanks magsmum, we will definitely check it out. There is nothing like training in an outside pool! Awesome!
I check in with the family the 15th.
I also wanted to know how visitor parking worked. My parents are planning to spend a day with us in Epcot.
This thread has been great! I am about 40 pages through And have seen reference to both a nurses and teachers discount. We have both in our family and I was hoping someone could tell me where to call to see what the discount would be for our upcoming stay in July? Do you just call the resort 800 number and ask for it? Can it be used in conjunction with a AAA discount?
Go to this link: http://www.swandolphin.com/ On the right side of the page (you may need to scroll down a bit), you will see "Special Offers". Click on that and it will bring up several discounts, including teacher, nurse, military.
Click on the discount you want and it will take you to a page where you can put in your dates and check the rates! I believe teacher and nurse rates are the same......... and AAA rates have also been the same the past year or 2.
No, you can not stack discounts, but for the location and accommodations - the Swan/Dolphin is a true bargain!
You can call their reservation number 888-828-8850 and the CM will check for any discounts available for your travel dates.
They will have to pay one day parking. $15.
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