Discounts on WDW Swan and Dolphin Hotels?

Old Oct 2nd, 2001, 10:25 AM
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Discounts on WDW Swan and Dolphin Hotels?

Heard they were slashing prices on Disney Hotels and lines were minimal so we are looking to maybe cash in some frequent flyer miles and spend 5 days onsite WDW. Checked Mousesavers.com for discounts though and didn't see any additional discounts on the resorts that weren't already in place pre- Sept.11. They listed discounted rate of $129. Called Central Reservations and got government employee discount rate of $99. We really want to stay at the Swan or Dolphin; has anyone heard of another internet spot for these "slashed" rates people are talking about? Thanks.
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2001, 03:09 PM
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I don't think it'll get cheaper than $99! Regular rates go four times as high!
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2001, 03:17 PM
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That's a great rate! About 1/3 the usual. If you don't take it...let me know. We stayed the at the original "soft grand opening" and got the Florida resident rate of $95.
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2001, 10:24 PM
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that's a good price. go for it....I wish they would drop admission prices.
 
Old Oct 3rd, 2001, 05:03 AM
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Thanks guys, I didn't mean to sound cheap. I know that $99 is a great rate; it is just that they were already offering the $99 rate to government employees pre-Sept. 11 due to the off season (I think Sept. and Oct. are their lowest season anyway) I was just hoping that with fewer people traveling after the attacks that prices would be lowered more at WDW like in other locations. BTW I saw rates at DELUXE all-inclusives in the caribbean including airfare from Chicago for 3 nights for $299/person including all meals, tipping and alcoholic beverages, now THAT is a slashed price.!
 
Old Oct 5th, 2001, 10:19 AM
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Anyone else care to comment? Thanks!
 
Old Oct 15th, 2001, 07:56 AM
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Beth,
I just booked at the Country Inns and Suites in WDW park..I got the rate of 68.00 a night. You might want to check them out. You have to mention the internet special of 68.00 to get that rate.
Have a Great Time
 
Old Oct 15th, 2001, 08:12 AM
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Since you're still asking for comments, I'll bite. I can't believe how low a rate of $99 is for a true luxury hotel like the Swan or Dolphin. Of course there are dozens of other places for even less money, but not of that standard, so far as I know. Comparing a price of $68 at a Country Inn and Suites to a $99 at the Swan is almost like comparing a $88 rate at Holiday Inn to a $119 rate at a Ritz Carlton. If the $30 difference means that much to you, then take the cheaper place, but personally I'd jump at the bargain rate at the better place.
 
Old Oct 25th, 2001, 09:09 AM
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I just booked at one of the onsite Disney All-Star Resorts for $59 per night for early December. It's not the Swan, but it's Disney....
 
Old Oct 25th, 2001, 09:28 AM
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Gina- I hope you aren't expecting a real nice disney hotel, because the all star resorts are their most economical-ie smaller rooms, more crowding, b/c they are usually so full, and a generally lower class of tourist. If this is all you can afford, than by all means, it is great to stay on disney property so as not to rent a car/navigate central florida's tourist infested roadways/save time and energy, I just hope you will not be disapointed by looking forward to a disney hotel stay. And to Beth- girl what is wrong in your head. $99 for the swan and dolphin? Book two weeks and be quiet, you might never see this kind of special again.
 
Old Oct 25th, 2001, 05:30 PM
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I think the $99 government rate for the Swan and Dolphin is the best you're going to get. The current advertised discount rate for FL residents is $150 per night. GO FOR IT and HAVE FUN!
 
Old Oct 25th, 2001, 05:34 PM
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To Have a Good Time: The All Star Resorts aren't crowded at all - they're running at about 50% occupancy right now. And why do you want to pay more for a hotel you'll probably only be in to sleep. I live in Orlando and am constantly amazed at how much people pay for hotel rooms here when they're rarely in them!
 
Old Oct 27th, 2001, 12:59 PM
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Have -

I understand the All-Star Resorts are the "budget" properties. We are traveling with 2 other couples who are really tightwads.

Last time in WDW we stayed at Motel 6. Enuf said.
 
Old Oct 28th, 2001, 01:50 AM
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In our TRAVEL section (MIAMI HERALD) there are $49 specials for the Clarion Hotel closest to WDW...check out WDW's special section in each major Sunday paper.
 
Old Nov 8th, 2001, 06:38 AM
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