Surprise trip to the Swalphin


#1

I am heading to WDW in February for a weekend for work. They have us staying at the Swan/Dolphin for two nights. Should be interesting. I don’t know which resort we are in, but details are to follow. Any thoughts or opinions on either>?


#2

No opinions… but have a great trip! How fun to get there on someone else’s dime!


#3

I’ve walked through the Dolphin. It is super fancy.


#4

Wow,two trips to Disney World four months apart how cool is that.


#5

I think I like the Dolphin more.
Nothing at all wrong with the Swan, but for some reason I like the rooms in the Dolphin’s fingers. North facing is better and of course balconies are preferred.
I know I really like the Dolphin’s public spaces.
And I guess there’s some sentimental attachment as well.
Finally, if you’re able to get one of the rooms all the way out at the end of the hall, you get an extra balcony in that rounded end.
No promises, but I’ll see if I can find a picture to illustrate what I’m talking about.


#6

I agree with Soundgod. We stayed in the Dolphin and it was really nice. We ate at the Swan and it is nice too. I don’t think you can go wrong either way.


#7

Going on someone else’s dime is always nice :biggrin: Having two trips in four months is not so bad either. :biggrin:

I have never even walked through either one of these resorts, so I am excited no matter which one it turns out to be. This was totally unexpected. I am super happy to get away from the Jersey winter even if it’s just for a weekend.

I’ll give you the details as I get them. I don’t even know if I will be able to go to the parks :eek: I read a brief over-view of the weekend and it included a casino night and a trade show…not interested in either. I am super new still and no one knows me, so sneaky away won’t be to hard:ph34r:


#8

Dana, Mike and I walked through both resorts in January and just tonight I was snooping through their websites. I Love these resorts and hope that you enjoy staying there and that you’ll have some time to go to the Studios :mickey:


#9

I’ve visited both but never stayed at either. If I had a choice it would definitely be the Dolphin. It’s nice that they are walking distance from the Boardwalk and Epcot. The Grotto is Fabulous!!! We’ve enojoyed a few beverages there. You will love it.


#10

Last time I went with work, I was able to get to Epcot. I am sure if there is a small chance that I get to go, I will make it possible. It would be horrible to be at WDW and not even get to sneak in a park for a few hours.


#11

I am going to have to agree with you. The pictures of the Dolphin are more my taste, but both are really pretty resorts. I like the walking distance to all that action too! If I am unable to get to a park, I can certainly find a way to at least resort hop and shop!!


#12

I’ve never stayed there but love to go look round both Swan and Dolphin, they are really nice, really different. Lucky you Dana two trips wow!


#13

Yay Dana! Other than wondering why the Dolphin statue looks more like a tuna, I don’t know anything about the resorts - but the location is fantastic! I’m so pleased you’re getting a little surprise trip! Doesn’t ddoll always stay there? Maybe you should PM her.


#14

Wherever you end up, you’ll class the place up and the crime rate will go down! :laugh: So glad you’re getting an extra trip!


#15

I’ve never stayed at either, but I know you can take a boat from the 2 resort over to DHS.


#16

Its a heraldric dolphin, an actual fish. I liked them both, i found dolphin a little more spread out


#17

Really?
You don’t know what a hearldic dolphin is?

Canadian Heraldic Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dauphin Herald Extraordinary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heraldic Dictionary - Fish, Insects & Reptiles

Fish, insects, and reptiles, though not as common, still have their place in heraldry. Unlike modern classifications of fish, heraldic charges considered to be “fish” include dolphins, wales, and other sea creatures.


#18

First time I visited Miami, my friend took me to a fish place for dinner.
They had dolphin on the menu. Now, I knew it was the fish they were serving, but I made a big fuss about them serving “filet of Flipper” and how it was against the law to serve porpoise.
I was assured it was fish they were serving.
In this case, I believe the heraldic dolphin is the marine mammal, but it’s the style of art that renders it more as the fish than an Atlantic Bottlenose.


#19

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1096537]Really?
You don’t know what a hearldic dolphin is?

Canadian Heraldic Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dauphin Herald Extraordinary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heraldic Dictionary - Fish, Insects & Reptiles

Fish, insects, and reptiles, though not as common, still have their place in heraldry. Unlike modern classifications of fish, heraldic charges considered to be “fish” include dolphins, wales, and other sea creatures.[/QUOTE]

You’re trying to drive me crazy, aren’t you? You are s l o w l y… t r y i n g… t o… d r i v e… m e… c r a z y…

Ok - but it’s still a stupid looking dolphin.


#20

[QUOTE=llama;1096539]You’re trying to drive me crazy, aren’t you? You are s l o w l y… t r y i n g… t o… d r i v e… m e… c r a z y…

Ok - but it’s still a stupid looking dolphin.[/QUOTE]

Oh blah, blah, blah.:tongue:

Have fun this week. Looks like the weather’s nice.