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  • On Jul 14, 2012
    Mark from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have been to disney world 3 times staying at the beach club twice and port orleans rs once. We are thinking about planning for sept 2013. We looked at swan and dolphin and found they are not operated by disney. Is there a disadvantage to staying here?

    Hi there Mark,

    Swan and Dolphin guests may take advantage of some of the Disney World hotel guest perks, but there are some exclusions.  Swan and Dolphin guests may use Disney World Resort transportation, participate in Extra Magic Hours, and utilize the package delivery service.  Swan and Dolphin guests may not charge back to the room when in the parks, cannot park for free at the theme parks, and do not qualify for use of Disney's Magical Express airport transfer service and are not eligible to purchase the Disney Dining Plan.

    The advantage is location as both hotels are located in the Epcot Resorts area and are only steps away from the Boardwalk Inn entertainment area.  That being said, I feel that these hotels lack the extra little touches of magic found only at the official Disney World Resort hotels.

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F.
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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