The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is located in the heart of Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Its stunning architecture, tropical landscaping, and lakefront setting make this resort an ideal place for the ultimate Disney vacation.

There are 2,267 rooms in the two hotels, all of them comfortable and stylish. The beautiful lobby of the resort has desks where guests may purchase Walt Disney World tickets, buy Fast Passes to eliminate waiting times at gates and attractions, and find complimentary transportation to all of the Disney parks.

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All of the rooms at the Swan and the Dolphin hotels feature contemporary décor, plush pillow-top mattresses, Wi-Fi and high speed wireless internet, a mini fridge, a safe that is large enough for most laptop computers, a flat-screen TV, climate control, a hair dryer, a make-up mirror, a coffee maker, an iron and ironing board, and complimentary delivery of weekday newspapers. All rooms have a strict no-smoking policy.

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2.The Dolphin Hotel

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Dolphin Standard Guest Rooms are fresh and modern, with two double beds fitted with goose down comforters and overstuffed pillows. The custom-designed drapes and rugs bring a touch of elegance to the surroundings. These rooms have views of the resort or of Epcot Park.

Dolphin Deluxe Family Rooms are oversized, with alcoves designed for dining and writing. These rooms have one queen bed and a sleeper sofa, as well as a large walk-in closet for storing all the items that family vacations demand.

Dolphin Executive Suites have distinct living areas and are available in one or two bedroom configurations. All of the Dolphin Executive Suites have a sleeper sofa and a wet bar.

Dolphin Grand Suites are larger than the Executive Suites and have excellent views of the resort or of Disney Parks. A gathering place for small meetings is included in these suites.

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3.The Swan Hotel

The Swan Hotel
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Swan Traditional Rooms are decorated in silver, blue, and white with splashes of bold color. Maple furniture accentuates the elegance of the room, while high thread count sheets add comfort at bedtime. Swan Traditional Rooms have one king-sized or two queen-sized beds, a sleeper sofa, and a Heavenly Bath with a unique overhead rain experience as well as a handheld shower head.

Swan Resort Rooms have views of either the courtyard, Crescent Lake, or the Disney Resort. These rooms are configured with either a king or two queen beds, a sleeper sofa, and chic pearl grey walls.

Swan Grand Deluxe Rooms have all of the advantages of Swan Resort Rooms in addition to excellent views from a private balcony.

Swan Deluxe Family Rooms have a balcony, a dining table for four people, a desk and chair, and a king bed and sleeper sofa.

The Swan Hotel has two elegant Governor’s Suites with huge parlors, a wet bar, a conference table for six people, and two balconies overlooking Crescent Lake. An upscale sofa and elegant armchairs bring the latest in stylish ambience to these beautiful suites. The Governor’s Suites have two bedrooms and two full baths.

The four Presidential Suites in the Swan Hotel have two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with two queens, a full kitchen and a wet bar, a huge parlor, a grand piano, and a Jacuzzi tub in both of its full bathrooms. The Presidential Suites also offer configurations with one, two, or three balconies overlooking Crescent Lake, an entertainment center, a conference table large enough for eight people, and upscale furniture.

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There is an endless bounty of food offerings at The Swan and Dolphin Hotels. Options range from upscale fine dining to 24-hour cafeteria service.

Shula’s restaurant is named for the famous NFL coach who led the Miami Dolphins in its undefeated 1972 season. The restaurant’s highlight is its aged Premium Black Angus Beef and its one-of-a-king 48-oz. Porterhouse Steak. Shula’s restaurant is open for dinner.

Il Mulino, open for evening meals, brings the flavors of Italy to the center of Florida. Its casual chic atmosphere makes for a wonderful setting where patrons can savor its handmade pasta and artisan pizzas.

Kimonos is decorated in dark teakwood with gorgeous kimonos adding color to the décor. On its menu is authentic Japanese sushi, Oriental hors d’oeuvres, tempura platters, Kobe beef, and duck satay. Nightly karaoke adds to the fun at Kimonos.

Todd English’s Bluezoo brings sophistication and design with fine artistry displayed around the restaurant and Dale Chihuly chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Bluezoo is open nightly for dinner and features seafood and coastal cuisine.

Garden Grove is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the midst of the restaurant is a 25-foot oak tree adorned with twinkling lights and paper lanterns, and the remainder of the space has a park-like atmosphere. Garden Grove proffers an unlimited buffet of fresh vegetables, gourmet soups and salads, prime rib, roast chicken, cedar-plank salmon, and decadent desserts. Guests wishing to dine with Disney characters can do so here.

The Fresh Mediterranean Market is a breakfast spot with Mediterranean inspiration. Hearty, hot Southern morning meals are served here, in addition to fruit, cereal, and yogurt.

The Fountain Eats and Sweets serves a variety of casual fare such as salads, burgers, and sandwiches. This eatery is a great place for desserts, soft-serve ice cream, malts, and shakes, and it is open for lunch and dinner.

Picabu, which combines food and art, is a 24-hour cafeteria serving America’s favorite foods.

The Cabana Bar and Beach Club is nestled beside the Dolphin lap pool and serves sophisticated appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and seafood. Guests wanting refreshment next to the pool will enjoy its menu of cocktails and frozen drinks.

Splash is an eatery at the Swan lap pool, while Splash Terrace is located in the pool area of the Dolphin. Both bistros serve sandwiches, pizza, snacks, and ice cream.

The Java Bar is open all day and serves a variety of coffees, beverages, and fresh pastries. The same fare can be found in the Lobby Bar, which is open mornings and evenings.

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All guests of the Swan and Dolphin hotels have access to the three championship Walt Disney World golf courses and are entitled to discount play and use of their club rental services.

The Magnolia Golf Course is the home of the PGA Tour’s Walt Disney World Classic. This 7,516-yard 18-hole course has a tranquil setting, and it is gracefully situated between more than 1,500 magnolia trees. The Magnolia Golf Course is Audubon-certified as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Palm Golf Course is 7,071 yards and consists of nine water hazards on its 18-hole course. Lakes, sand, and palm trees surround the Palm, which is a tricky course.

Lake Buena Vista Golf Course is 6,745 yards long, and it is also Audubon-certified as a Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary. Palmettos, pine forests, and lovely sparkling lakes surround its elevated bunkered greens.

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6.Spa & Activities

Spa & Activities
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The Mandara Spa is Balinese-inspired and provides hair and nail services, massages, facials, and body wraps.

Swimmers will love the Swan and Dolphin hotels. In addition to a white sand beach with a bathing area and watercraft rentals, the resort has two lap pools, a kids pool, a pool set up with a net for water volleyball, and the Grotto Pool, which has a waterslide and waterfalls to add to the fun.

The resort has two beach volleyball courts, basketball hoops, ping pong tables, and a giant checkers game. Beach towels, volleyballs, and basketballs may be borrowed with a guestroom key. Also outdoors at the resort are tennis courts and a jogging trail on a boardwalk around Crescent Lake.

Guests escaping from the Florida sun will find plenty to do indoors. There is an art gallery, two game rooms with video games, air hockey, and pinball, and an entire host of shopping opportunities. Shops include a Disney merchandise store, a candy shop, a 24-hour convenience store, and a store selling upscale resort wear, sunglasses, and handmade jewelry. There is also a beach hut poolside selling sunscreen, beach towels, sunglasses, and other beach necessities.

The Fantasia Garden Mini Golf Course is one of a kind. This 36-hole course has music, interactive obstacles, and animated characters from Disney’s Fantasia.

Camp Dolphin is a safe place to play for 4-12 year olds, and it is open from dinnertime until midnight. Campers are fully supervised and can participate in arts, crafts, playing video games, and watching movies.

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The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World is widely renowned for being the best place to hold a meeting in Florida. The resort has 84 meeting rooms, 110,000 feet of convention space, two boardrooms, four ballrooms, and 128,000 feet of outdoor meeting space, and it is backed by certified meeting planners, caterers, and top-of-the-line audiovisual and electrical equipment.

Award-winning chefs are on the spot to provide creative and delicious meals for meeting-goers, and highly trained technical support staff members are always on hand to assist with set-up and execution. The 11th Hour Business Center, open 24 hours a day, has a high-volume digital printing service, can readily make signage, banners, and graphics, and has office equipment rental and shipping facilities.

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1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, Phone: 407-934-4000

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