what to do...

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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 10:25pm
So the Dolphin is $200 a night- the Contemporary is $330. We are going for 6-7 nights so $130 difference is a lot for so many nights. I will have my 2 year old with me so the monorail at the Contemporary would be GREAT for coming home for naps. What should I do- is the money worth it for the Contemporary over the Dolphin? Besides the monorail, and maybe it being a Disney hotel, are they comparable hotels? I don't know what to do.



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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 11:41pm

Magical Express - not available at the Dolphin


Are there discounts available at Disney resorts for your dates?


If you're looking at the Dolphin based on cost and the monorail is really just 'nice to have' have you looked at other resorts like maybe port Orleans French Quarter? Dolphin price range, dolphin area, small and easy to get around, magical express available...


Or are you set on a deluxe resort? If you let us know what you're looking for in a resort we can help you pick one in your budget that will make you happy.


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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 11:55pm

well magical express is not available for dolphin. Additionally, i think there is a fee for a fridge at dolphin (if you want one). I think there is also a resort fee for the dolphin

have you looked at AKL or WL or like Sonya said maybe port orleans?

i guess it all depends on what is most important for you

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 10:43am
Thanks for the replies.
Dolphin does include a fridge but there is $10 dollar a night resort fee, its ok with us, because it includes the internet, gym and 2 water bottles, things we use anyway.
We are looking at deluxe, just because we spend quite a bit of time at the hotel (swimming, gym, naps) and of course I love the price of the Dolphin....
We have someone dropping us off at the airport on our way out, so we would only use the magical express on the way in, and we cant even do the baggage claim-hotel because our airline does not qualify, so really that is not something we are factoring....
Accessibility to the parks is a big deal for us though, because we do go back and forth for naps with a 2 year old, but I don't know if it is work that much money. Also, the dinning plan that you can tag on would probably not work for us because we like to be flexible and although I did make a few ADR's I know that a few will be canceled at some point.
I can't decide! We could use that money as spending money at the parks and other fun stuff. I guess how easy or hard is it to get from Dolphin to all the resorts and would you pay extra for the monorail, and other perks like Disney decor etc. Disney hotel provides?
THANKS!



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Registered: 08-07-2002
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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 11:51am

As a mother of little ones who take naps every day, I'd say to spend the extra money for the Contemporary.

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 1:24pm

It's a tough call!!!

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Wed, 01-27-2010 - 2:31pm

Hi, my little one is also a CC! She is also very active, so I am worried about the bus system and the lines and all of that. I did look into deals, but most end June 3...and we are going later in the summer. I guess I can't expect to go in the middle of the summer AND get a good deal. Thanks for your reply.

I wonder if anyone can tell me what the bus system to the parks is like from the Dolphin- how bad the waits are to the parks, etc. I guess to EPCOT its just a boat ride away but to MK and AK we would have to take buses....




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Thu, 01-28-2010 - 8:39am

Dolphin to MK - 22min once you're on the bus


Dolphin to AK -31 min once you're on the bus


Dolphin to Epoct - 10 minute walk 27 minute boat


Dolphin to DHS - 15 minute walk, 15 minute boat