In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is the gateway to Central Florida's greatest theme parks and attractions. Enjoy our stylish redesigned lobbies, magical surroundings, superior service, Heavenly Beds, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and many special benefits.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort guests can enjoy Extra Magic Hours. Each day one of the four Disney theme parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular closing for guests to enjoy select attractions. Guests need to check with Disney Guest Services upon arrival for parks and times.
per room/per night (plus tax)
Paid directly to the hotel.
Resort fees include
In-room high speed internet access.
Unlimited access to the hotel’s Health Clubs.
Complimentary Swan Paddleboat rentals.
Exclusive dedicated and continuous luxury motorcoach transportation direct from our hotels to Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and Disney Springs®. One bus per theme park running approximately every 20-30 minutes.
Disney’s Friendship Water Taxis providing transportation to Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios® (or guests can take a leisurely stroll to the entrance of these theme parks as well)
Complimentary daily parking at Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks with your Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin room key – two cars maximum
Inclusions subject to change without notice at the discretion of the property. Some restrictions may apply.
Jun 15, 2021
First and foremost, the staff was wonderful; everyone we encountered was kind and helpful. The valet staff and bellmen were especially helpful. This was my wife and my first stay at the Dolphin. We arrived on Friday night after dark so after getting settled into the room we went for a walk to see where things were; pool, snacks and such. My wife is in a wheelchair so our experience maybe quite different from other people. After looking at a couple of maps on the L level trying to find directions to the pools; I asked someone and was directed to the 1 floor. Exited the elevator on the first flow we did not find any directional arrows to assist us in finding our way to the pool. We walked around the entirety of one side of the hotel outside the building and the lighting was less than desirable for pushing a wheelchair until we found our way to the pools. Discovering the best way to get to the hot tubs was a bit of a challenge for a first-time visitor in a wheelchair due to stairs between levels of where the pools are. We arrived at the area after it was closed. It was not until the next night after a long day at one of the parks when we returned to go for a swim. The pools were remarkably busy and again there was no signage to tell us where to get towels, but a family member asked, and we were able to get towels for the pool. I was pleased to find the towels were a good size and soft, much softener than the towels even in the room. The most disturbing aspect of the pool experience was the large number of insects in the pool; dead and floating throughout the pool.
Another observation I have is regarding the cleanliness of the hotel; I was less than impressed with the condition of the hallway to our room from the elevator. Upon our arrival, my wife and I both noticed the dirty pathway in the carpet going from the elevator to our room. The carpet is much darker on one side of the hallway and that extended for as far as we could see. Outside the door to our room was what appeared to be drywall powder from where someone or something had hit the corner of the wall. Also outside our door was a coffee stir stick and “fruit loop” all of which was there for the entirety of our visit. Inside the room the closet doors were missing, bathroom door was too large for the small bathroom and could not open all the way, nor could it be closed if anyone were in the bathroom easily. The tile in the bathroom bathtub was very elegant to look at but after a closer inspection the light and darkness was augmented by the dirt stuck in the tile.
Many of the USB chargers attached to the lamps did not work. The most challenging part of the room was the bed; I have no idea what size bed that was, but I do not recall the last time I stayed in a hotel and shared a bed that was less than a queen size. The room was plenty large enough for two queen size beds and I was astonished that a resort would even have beds that small in the rooms. The desk appeared to be an afterthought and as someone who frequently travels with my work laptop, I was troubled to find that there is no electrical outlet open by the desk and I had to unplug the lap to use the wall outlet. The other aspect of my stay that was troubling was the internet on Saturday night was very unstable, I was trying to work and kept getting kicked off my connection to work.
The Walt Disney World Dolphin is now our go to resort
Jun 15, 2021
We stayed at The Dolphin twice in the last 6 months. In Nov. 2020 as a couples trip and in May 2021 as a family vacation. We absolutely LOVE the location of the resort. We took the Friendship boats to Epcot & DHS. We took the hotel bus to AK & MK. No transportation issues at all. The pool areas are gorgeous and quite expansive. We had a great time lounging at the pool on our non-park day. Lunch was delivered right to our lounge chair. There are a vast array of restaurants at both the Swan & Dolphin. We really enjoyed the crab nachos from Todd English's Blue Zoo and also the Tempura from KImono's. There is a bar in the Swan lobby that offers frozen Margaritas. They were delicious; however, they are only open on Fri., Sat & Sun. The drinks are $i5. Refills are $11. We walked over the Boardwalk and also visited the Beach & Yacht Club resorts for pin trading. This resort offers everything that a WDW Deluxe resort offers without the high price tag. We had a great time here during both of our stays.