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Thread: Blah, I can't do Animal Kingdom Lodge

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    I have tried to crunch numbers but I just can't swing my dream resort of Animal Kingdom

    If you had to choose between Swan/Dolphin and CSR which would you pick and why?

    We have stayed at Port Orleans before and want to try something different.

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    I would definitely go with the Swan. Purely for the beds and location.

    I have stayed at both the Dolphin and Coronado Springs Resort. With the Dolphin you have to deal with convention people. I know there are convention folks at CSR, they did not seem to be everywhere.

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    Keep in mind that you do not get all of the Disney benefits staying at the Swan/Dolphin. They are NOT Disney hotels. Plus if you have a car with you they charge you to park.





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    The only thing I remember not being able to do is charging to the room, but they deliver packages, use the buses, and allow for extra magic hours.

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    I agree on the HEAVENLY BEDS

    but Im not sure what benefits you dont get...





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    I thought they didn't do delivery to the resort?

    Swan or Dolphin are really nice resorts! Their location is great too. You can walk to EPCOT or DHS (or take a ferry) and bus to the other two parks, DTD and water parks.

    If all things were equal (the rate was good ) I'd definitely go with the Swan or Dolphin over the other.
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    Yep they deliver. I picked up my packages in their gift shop when I stayed in the Dolphin.

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    Hmmm, wonder if that package delivery thing is new. I don't think they used to do that.





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    Well that's great news, Foreverducky! One more reason to be pleased with staying there!
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    I thought the Swan & Dolphin would be as high as AKL? I haven't checked the rate there in years but as I recall it was as pricey as the deluxe. But if the rates are the same I'd be tempted to try S&D just because I never had and due to the location. I love the Epcot resorts. I've only visited S&D & eaten there & tho it's beautiful it doesn't seem to have the Disney touch all the others do.
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