I cannot express how much I love the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort. Majestic, serene, beautiful, a landmark on Walt Disney property, this resort holds a very special place in my heart. It was so wonderful to be able to stay on property and not only enjoy all of the amenities and yes, luxuries that the Swan and Dolphin Resort boast, but also to have my family be able to have an amazing Walt Disney World stay as well. During our stay, only the Swan side was open, but I was informed that sometime after Labor Day the Dolphin side should be opening for guest stays.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is right in the heart of Walt Disney World and offers you easy access to both Epcot (it is on Epcot Resorts Blvd.) and Hollywood Studios with complimentary bus transportation or friendship boats (temporarily not running at the time of this post), park benefits, on site Disney tickets and information, on-site character dining (temporarily not available at the time of this posting), and advance tee times at the championship Disney golf courses.
During our stay and as shown on the live stream, the rooms are very spacious and beautiful and the balcony view that we were given was spectacular. Looking out onto the park was so breathtaking and frankly, it was very nice to be able to just chill out their with you guys, kick back, enjoy an adult beverage and enjoy the scenario while having a great chat. Our room (which was a Grand Deluxe Room) had plenty of room, a table and two chairs, Heavenly beds, which are just that, and the Heavenly Bath which has an exclusive rain shower experience. It also has a mini fridge, a coffee maker and complimentary Starbucks coffee and tea. It was truly a great place to wait out a thunderstorm or come back to at night after a busy day in the parks. Also, a huge shoutout and thank you to the chefs at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin for the incredibly beautiful and delicious specialty cupcakes that they created and gave to us. It was totally unexpected and made our stay even more special. I cannot say enough for the amazing hospitality that was shown to me and my family during our stay and needless to say, we will be back again.
One of the days I was there, I met with some of the amazing staff and leadership team at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and we took a walk and tour around the resort so that they could inform and show me the new safety protocols that they have in place since they opened to the public after the closure and how they are doing their part to make guests and staff stay safe and feel comfortable. There was plenty of signage around the resort, masks are required in the common areas, elevators, hallways, outside areas (except for the pool area) and everyone that I saw at the resort was doing their part as well. Social distancing markers are in place and although Garden Grove is not open at this time, Il Mulino, their Italian restaurant is accepting dining reservations and it is incredible. I also had the opportunity to try out their exclusive craft beer, Phins and Feathers~get it, Dolphin, Swan~ and I have to say, it is my favorite craft beer yet. I only wish that you could get it off property but according to the staff in in the know, I will have to be back often if I want to have one of these tasty suds.
The pool area is amazing and everything was socially distanced, from lounge chairs to tables and chairs and everyone was very aware of staying a safe distance in the pool. The arcade was not open at the time of this posting as well as some of the other bars, but there was still plenty to do around the resort and to see, especially if you wanted to just relax and unwind.
Again, I cannot say thank you enough to Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort and their superior staff and incredible team. If you want an amazing stay, with all the benefits of being right in the heart of the parks, this is the place for you and your family.
If you would like to stay at Walt Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort go to: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/login/?returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fdisneyworld.disney.go.com%2Fplan%2F and check the special offers and make your reservation today.