In an ongoing effort to provide our Disney Resort guests with the best vacation experience possible, we are constantly changing, evolving and improving. We strive to make your visit with us one that you will remember as one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. On this page, we keep you informed of the progress we’re making and the new ways we can make your stay even more magical than before.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is pleased to announce an exciting new benefit for hotel guests. The new Disney FastPass+ expands on the previous benefit of being able to reserve entry times at some of the most popular experiences in the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Hotel guests can now enjoy the exclusive benefit of being able to reserve up to 60 days in advance of their trip and choose from a broader array of options, including Disney Character Greetings, fireworks and parade viewing areas, shows and spectaculars. Disney FastPass+ helps make vacation planning easier for the family and continues to offer guests exclusive benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World hotel.
You can purchase your tickets online, and then just visit www.StartYourDisneyExperience.com or access the MyDisneyExperience mobile app to link yourpark tickets. Then, using your hotel confirmation number and the names of each person in your party, begin making FastPass+ selections.
Unlock the magic of Disney before you leave home. Take advantage of FastPass+ today!
Or stop by the Disney Planning Center in the resort lobby for a full array of Walt Disney Word tickets, insider theme park tips, scheduling of Disney recreational activities, Disney dining reservations, entertainment options and more!
Just in time to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the world famous resort, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is pleased to unveil our all-new Grand Deluxe guest room.
You have to see this room to believe it! It’s absolutely gorgeous and your family will love the serenity it offers when you return from your busy day. Currently, this room is only available in the Swan wing of the hotel.
Click here to view the new Grand Deluxe guest room and learn more about it.
A brand new event is coming to Walt Disney World® Resort! The Epcot® International Festival of the Arts debuts Jan. 13 – Feb. 20, 2017. It’ll be a trifecta of global masterpieces: combining visual, culinary and performing arts for six colorful weekends.
Over the six weeks of the festival, Guests can enjoy different pairings of phenomenal Broadway talent in concert singing the award-winning music of Disney on Broadway. Plus, feast on delicious creations that look almost too good to eat.
For more than a year, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort has continued its evolution to a day-to-night park by introducing a rich variety of new nighttime experiences – from Kilimanjaro Safaris after sunset and fine dining at Tiffins, to the vibrant entertainment at the Harambe Wildlife Parti and Discovery Island Carnivale. And when the Tree of Life awakens after dark, it is truly a sight to behold!
Today, we’re happy to announce one of the park’s newest nighttime experiences, “Rivers of Light,” will make its official debut on February 17, 2017.
Bring the family to Walt Disney World® Resort this spring to see all that’s blooming at the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival.
This year, the festival is bigger and tastier than ever before, with farm-to-table cuisines always at peak freshness.
Stroll alongside endless floral displays plus new and classic Character topiaries that will captivate your little ones. And for the green thumbs out there, the hands-on exhibits and demonstrations throughout the festival will make anyone’s day. Plus, there’s plenty of fun during the night, too. Musical acts take the stage weekend nights during the Garden Rocks™ Concert Series.
So, whether you’re craving nature’s beauty or nature’s delicious bounty, Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival has it all.
On Sunday, April 16th, 2017, Garden Grove will feature its annual Easter Dinner Buffet. The Easter Dinner Buffet will be served from 4:30 to 9:30pm. Disney Characters will provide entertainment for the dinner buffet from 4:45 pm - 9:30 pm.
Click here to view the Easter Dinner Buffet menu.
Click here to learn more about Garden Grove or to make a reservation.
“Happily Ever After,” a new nighttime spectacular that will combine the magic of Disney storytelling, beloved Disney characters, fireworks and so much more, will debut at Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort on May 12, 2017.
The spectacular will inspire Guests to seek out and find their own “Happily Ever After” by showcasing some of the greatest adventures Disney characters have taken to achieve their dreams. The show will feature the latest fireworks and pyrotechnics and original animation, plus a heart-tugging original score. And thanks to the inclusion of state-of-the-art projection mapping technology, more Disney characters than ever before will be featured in the show, including moments from “Moana,” “Brave,” “Big Hero 6,” “Zootopia,” “The Princess & The Frog,” “Aladdin” and many others.
On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Garden Grove will feature its annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet. The brunch buffet will be served from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm. Disney Characters will provide entertainment from 7:00 am - 1:45 pm.
Click here to view the Mother's Day Brunch Buffet menu.
Click here to learn more about Garden Grove or to make a reservation.
A festive and vibrant colored light show welcomes guests to the causeway between the Swan and Dolphin on select nights throughout the year! This is especially true for the various holidays and special events taking place at the resort each month.
You’ll enjoy returning from the parks in the evening to find that the entertainment continues with the colorfully-themed causeway lighting putting on a show of its own!
It's our way of saying "Welcome home and have a great night!"
Our new Welcome App was designed to help you learn more about the resort and answer any questions that you may have while checking in and staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. This app allows you to obtain the latest information on theme park hours, resort recreational activities, dining options, transportation, hotel maps, and more!
Click here to learn more about the resort before you arrive.
Now you can learn all about the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin right on your mobile device while you are traveling or on the go. With these new Apps, you can view our hotel videos, browse through our resort photography, learn about our fabulous restaurants and so much more. These Apps are free for you to enjoy!
An all-inclusive dining program for kids and one less thing to worry about for parents.
When kids are happy, parents are happy. That’s why we now offer the SPG® Kids Pass. For a flat daily rate of $25, children (ages 12 and younger) of Starwood Preferred Guest® members can enjoy all-inclusive access to a variety of dining options, including children’s menus, buffets (where available) and beverages at Cabana Bar & Beach Club, The Fountain, Picabu buffet, and Fresh Mediterranean Market.
In addition to our fabulous concierge staff, did you know we have a kiosk in the lobby of each hotel where you can print your boarding passes, browse through restaurant menus, print driving directions, purchase Disney park passes and more? Check out our kiosk online or be sure to visit the kiosk in the lobby when you arrive!
We are pleased to introduce our all-new Personal Pantry service! Personal Pantry replaces the traditional in-room mini bar and provides a convenient and extremely affordable option for you to customize and order your favorite snacks and beverages and have them delivered to your guest room's mini-refrigerator! Don't worry about the hassle of bringing your own snacks and beverages with you. Personal Pantry is easy, very economical, and there are no delivery or service charges!
Simply contact Room Service when you are ready to place your order. Menus are available in your guest room so you can order at your convenience. Our staff will deliver your items to your room and stock them for you promptly or at any pre-designated time.
Enjoy this Personal Pantry service 24 hours a day!*
*Due to the unique nature of our Personal Pantry Service, this amenity is not available for groups.