The Swan and Dolphin give a government discount...
state/city/county/federal...I think all you need is ID...I'm a PA state employee and have never used it. I believe all you need is ID or paystub.
I don't know where you live but if in FL.... my father was a firefighter in Fl and they use to give a great discount to firefighters and police officers in FL. I believe that can be used at all resorts...we used in at the Contemporary and Poly b/c I think that is all there was then!
Opps now I see you are in PA too! Sorry!!! Ignore the above comments!
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My DH is an Ontario Provincial Police officer here in Ontario (obviously) and currenlty the Swan and Dolphin discounts apply to not only US government workers (this includes cops) but also foreign governments as well (I just got quoted the Dolphin for 129$ US a night for the first week of March) this is a huge savings....check it out...and your linked right up to the Boardwalk and Epcot ....great location!!!
Hi - I read this post and became very excited. However, I called the Swan/Dolphin to check availability for our next trip and was told they don't offer police discounts nor do police qualify for government discounts.
Can someone please fill me in on how exactly I would get one of these great rates?
If you are a police officer are you employed by the county..city..state? I know in PA you are employed by one of the later hence making you a government employee...I think if you are employed by one of the later I would call and ask for a government rate...city/state/county etc...not a police officer rate.
Since you called on Sunday, I'm guessing you were connected (automatically) to the national reservations desk (since SD reservations are closed on week-ends and in the evenings). They know nothing about the discounts offered only at the SD (thanks to Mr SwanDolphin, who used to post on these boards, for all of the great discounts!).
Call back tomorrow morning so that you can speak to the SD reservationists directly. They can help.
Or, you can check online here at the DIS through Dreams. They also have access to the discounted rates.
Good luck. I'm sure you'll love the SD.
When are you travelling.....I went right through the link on the DIS Board...it's advertised right on the main page of this forum usually on the right hand side...it linked me right through and I just typed in my availability...it may be a promo just for this board.Try this and if not go to DREAMS UNLIMITED Travel (sponsor on this board also) and just put in your request there.They will apply for this discount for you (at no cost) and get back to you with all the pertinent details!!!Oh and also when you link to this promo it tells you directly whether or not you qualify for the discount(Government) with a definition as to who can use it and who can't (that's how I found out about the cop thing)!!!!Good luck!!!
I found the link you guys were referring to and I'm in! My husband is a police officer and according to the definition, state or local police qualify. So, hopefully everything will be OK upon check-in. If not, I also read that teacher's discounts have been extended to subsitutes which I can use as a back-up. I'm going to make sure I have the proper paperwork in either case before heading down. And I thought I wasn't going back for a couple years...LOL!
I would call the Swan or Dolphin and ask if City govt. employees qualify. I bet they do. We showed my husband pay stub from the state, and they didn't ask what he did. We got the $129 standard room rate at the Dolphin. It was great.
When we stayed at the Swan in 2001, we stayed under the government employee discount. My DH is a city police officer. No one questioned it. After all, it says "government" discount, nothing specific such as "FEDERAL government discount".
Good for You Partyof5!!!Hope you have a wonderful trip and don't forget everyone this discount applies to Government workers (cops and firefighters too) of foreign governments also....so all you Canadian DIS'ers who fall into these categories you get the discount too!!!Have a wonderful vacation!!!
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