Why Stay at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

When booking your Walt Disney World Holiday, we understand that choosing the right hotel is half the struggle. One of our absolute favourite hotels within the Walt Disney World area is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Staying at this fantastic resort hotel has many benefits, from its fabulous location to extra time in the theme parks. Read on to discover why you should choose the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin for your next Florida holiday.

Location, Location, Location

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is situated in possibly the best non-Disney resort hotel location across the entire property. Located within the Disney Boardwalk area, you can walk to Epcot, the Disney Skyliner, Disney's Yacht Club, Disney's Beach Club, and Disney's Boardwalk Inn in just 5 minutes. You can also enjoy leisurely bike rides, entertainment at Disney's Boardwalk, and beautiful views of the Epcot fireworks.

Staying at this resort essentially gives you the experience of staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort (in terms of location) without the price tag.

Theme Park Benefits

When you stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, you are granted early access 30 minutes before the official Walt Disney World theme park opening times.* This means you can enjoy 30 extra minutes in Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Epcot.

Alongside Early Theme Park Entry, guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort have access to an exclusive Disney Deluxe Resort benefit: Extended Evening Hours.* Extended evening hours is an exclusive benefit that allows guests extended access to select theme parks on select dates.

*Valid theme park ticket required.

Resort Amenities

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offers luxury amenities that are expected of Deluxe Disney Resorts. When staying at this hotel, you have access to six amazing pools, including the iconic Grotto Pool complete with a cascading waterfall. You can also enjoy a swan paddle boat ride on Crescent Lake.

Dining is never an issue at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, with 23 restaurants and lounges that offer something for everyone. Enjoy poolside snacks, fine dining, and everything in between. For example, Kimonos and Shula's Steakhouse are popular fine dining restaurants, the Cabana Bar and Beach Club and the Splash Pool Bar and Grill are great for casual snacks while enjoying the pool, and Fuel and Java are perfect for grab-and-go meals on your way to the Disney World theme parks.


All the rooms at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offer a stylish and comfortable stay. You can upgrade from a traditional room to a deluxe room, family room, or even a suite, depending on how much space you need. We highly recommend upgrading to a room with a Crescent Lake view; waking up to the view of the lake in the morning is a great way to start your day and provides a very peaceful ambiance.


Are there any disadvantages to staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin? It depends on your perspective. Some people appreciate that staying at this resorts gives you a Deluxe Disney Resort experience without the hefty price tag. However, there are resort and parking fees to consider, which are not required at Disney Deluxe Resorts. Additionally, while you may not get the full Disney magical and immersive theming, many visitors feel that the luxury experience at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is on par with Disney Deluxe Resorts.

To book your Florida holiday staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, why not contact one of our Disney Specialists on 01635 551011, or enquire here via our website and an Advisor will be in touch. 

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