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Dolphin / Swan television channels

Discussion in 'WDW Resort Hotels' started by BuddyThomas, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. BuddyThomas

    BuddyThomas Well-Known Member

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    Soooo.......

    I am not going to mince words. The TV channel offerings at WDW Resorts are ridiculous. For the amount we are paying, the selection is extremely limited. It's fun watching the resort channels for a while, but after a day at the parks, maybe not so much.....?

    Obviously, people do not come to WDW to watch tv, but it would be nice for there to be a broader range of selections for late-night, early morning, etc.

    My specific question is ----does the Swan and the Dolphin have a different/wider selection of tv channels than "Disney" resorts?

    If anyone knows, I'd be interested to find out. Thanks in advance. :)
     
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  2. DisneyPrincess5

    DisneyPrincess5 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a guide which was up to date as of last month...keep scrolling down to the Swolphin section.
    http://allears.net/acc/resort_tv.htm#sd
     
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  3. Alice a

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    I really like their own channel- the 'you will remember' song is insanely catchy, and the 90s video is a fun watch. I sometimes YouTube it and watch at home when I've had a particularly stressful day. So soothing...
     
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  4. maflynn

    maflynn Well-Known Member

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    This is why:

    They don't want you in your room, but rather being out and about.
     
  5. slappy magoo

    slappy magoo Well-Known Member

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    Spend the money on a streaming stick. Or something that will allow you to mirror your phone/tablet/laptop to a TV. For the kids is not even all that necessary, we'll just put on the Disney channel for them. For my wife and I, with my laptop and all the streaming options available to us we might not ever turn on the tv for us.
     
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  6. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Well-Known Member

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    1) Bring FireTV Stick
    2) Plug in
    3) Change Input on TV
    4) Go to Kodi
     
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    DiSnEyF@n Well-Known Member

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    We brought our iPads and used wifi and watched whatever we wanted.... with that said Swan and Dolphin tvs have never disappointed us.
     
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  8. Corey P

    Corey P Well-Known Member

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    I bring a Roku to resorts now. All my normal home channels. Easy to plug in and use the hotel Wifi.

    Problem solved.
     
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  9. BuddyThomas

    BuddyThomas Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ahhhhhhhh!!!! I don't know what the hell (heck?) a streaming stick or a fire stick is. I'm just hoping for a good variety of channel choices in my overpriced tv in my wonderful but overpriced hotel

    Why should I have to worry about alien technology like seaweed sticks or whatever the hell if I am paying ten gazillion a night for a room?

    And even if the room is a hundred bucks a night (LOL), just provide normal cable channels. Or at least on demand - for pay. That seems the most obvious.

    If they offered every Disney movie on demand for, say, $2.99 each, they would make a freaking fortune.
     
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  10. NiarrNDisney

    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    Have a favorite link?
     
  11. Alice a

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    Corey P Well-Known Member

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    Why I bring a Roku now. Normal channels just are going to happen.
     
  13. NiarrNDisney

    NiarrNDisney Well-Known Member

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    You weren't kidding about the mid 90's video! A little cheesy but I still liked it;)
     
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  14. MinnieM123

    MinnieM123 Well-Known Member

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    Their cable channels are about the standard package you'd find at most hotels. They also have pay per view movies. (I didn't check out those movie listings when I visited the Swan back in May--I don't spend much time in the room. I'm usually out in the parks.)
     
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