Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Last Updated on: May 29th, 2024

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is a large resort complex located within Walt Disney World. The resort is operated by Marriott International and is situated between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme parks.

The Swan and Dolphin Resort features two distinct hotel buildings, the Swan and the Dolphin, which offer a combined total of over 2,200 guest rooms and suites. The resort also boasts a range of amenities, including 17 restaurants and lounges, five swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center, a white sand beach, and a wide variety of recreational activities.

One of the unique features of the Swan and Dolphin Resort is its distinctive architecture, which was designed by renowned architect Michael Graves. The buildings feature sweeping curves, bold colors, and intricate details, which give the resort a whimsical, playful feel.

As a Disney World resort, the Swan and Dolphin offers a range of perks for guests, such as complimentary transportation to and from the Disney parks and access to Extra Magic Hours, which allow guests to enter the parks before or stay after regular operating hours.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Fun Facts

  1. The Swan and Dolphin Resort is one of the largest hotels in the Walt Disney World Resort, with a combined total of over 2,200 guest rooms and suites.
  2. The resort features unique architecture designed by renowned architect Michael Graves. The buildings have a whimsical, playful feel and are easily recognizable due to their sweeping curves, bold colors, and intricate details.
  3. The Swan and Dolphin Resort was originally owned and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, but was acquired by Marriott International in 2014.
  4. The resort boasts 17 restaurants and lounges, including the popular Shula’s Steak House and Todd English’s Bluezoo.
  5. The Dolphin Resort features a 56-foot-tall fountain in its lobby that was designed by water artist WET Design, who also created the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.
  6. The resort is home to the largest meeting and convention space in the Walt Disney World Resort, with over 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.
  7. The resort features a white sand beach, where guests can relax and soak up the Florida sunshine.
  8. The Swan and Dolphin Resort has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including being named one of the “World’s Best Hotels for Families” by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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