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!
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is pleased to unveil our all-new 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.
Click here to view the new Deluxe guest room and learn more about it.
The 9th annual Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will take place on October 26th and 27th, 2018. Get your tickets early for this extraordinary event!
To learn more about the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, click here.
Starting Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, Walt Disney World Resort will launch an incredible summer for 2018 with guests being immersed in their favorite Disney films, entering the worlds of their beloved characters and experiencing exciting new attractions and entertainment. All four Walt Disney World theme parks – plus Disney Springs – will delight guests with new attractions and experiences for Summer 2018, with most of the festivities starting Memorial Day Weekend.
At Magic Kingdom, favorite Disney•Pixar super heroes will take over Tomorrowland – celebrating all things super. Guests will party with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and upcoming “Incredibles 2.”
Super Heroes take over the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy will join an alien band, taking guests on a journey through the cosmos.
Summer 2018 also marks the first summer for new offerings at Disney Springs including “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” a Hyper-Reality Experience from Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID; and a host of new restaurants and bars have popped up to tempt any appetite.
As summer gets into full swing, the capstone of Incredible Summer at Walt Disney World opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The ongoing reimagining of the park takes guests to infinity and beyond, allowing them to step into the worlds of their favorite films, starting with Toy Story Land.
It’s official! Toy Story Land, the highly-anticipated toy-filled land inspired by the beloved “Toy Story” films is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
Guests visiting Toy Story Land will “shrink” to the size of a toy and join in on the fun Woody, Jessie, Buzz, and Andy’s other beloved toys are having in Andy’s backyard. Here, Guests can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster Andy has assembled from his Mega Coaster Play Kit and topped off with Slinky and Jessie. Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is just a short, complimentary water taxi ride or an easy stroll away from our resort!
Click here to learn more!
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, now in its 23rd year, will run from August 30 to November 12 2018. Your Epcot admission is all that's needed to participate in this popular event! There will be more than 30 global marketplaces in 2018 featuring food, wine, and beer. Appetizer-sized portions provide the perfect opportunity to try traditional cuisine from around the world. The Festival will play host to seminars, tasting events, and sumptuous meals overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs.
To learn more about The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, click here.
Halloween… with a Disney Twist! It’s the happiest haunting on Earth! Don’t miss your chance to collect candies, sweets and frightfully delightful treats—all while the park hosts grim grinning ghosts, eerie entertainment and Disney Characters that go bump in the night. The witching hour’s almost here, so get your favorite costume ready for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event in Magic Kingdom park! Held on select dates beginning August 17 through October 31, 2018. Click here for tickets and more details.
To learn more about the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, click here.
Our Signature restaurants are already planning for the holidays and have cooked up some spectacular menus in preparation for your visit. If you're spending Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years at the most magical place on earth, you might be curious about what's on the menu!
To view our holiday menus, click here.
Here Comes Mickey… and Santa Too! This Christmas season, get ready for a magical holiday gathering with your loved ones—and some familiar Disney faces. When Mickey celebrates the season, Magic Kingdom park lights up with excitement for Guests of all ages.Cinderella Castle shimmers. Joyful music fills the air. Disney Characters don their most festive attire. Favorite attractions take on a holiday theme. This separately ticketed event inMagic Kingdom park is held on select dates beginning November 8 through December 21, 2018. Click here for tickets and more details.
To learn more about Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party, click here.
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!