Why you should stay at Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin Resorts

Swan and Dolphin Disney Resorts

When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one of the first steps is deciding where you’d like to stay. With all of the changes Disney is making lately, there are two hotels in the middle of Disney World that can meet your vacation needs! Here’s why you should stay at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resorts.

Perfect Location 

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort sits in the middle of the Disney magic. Located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can even view fireworks from some of the rooms (when firework shows return to Disney World). It’s also right next door to Disney’s Boardwalk area.

Transportation Options

If you are traveling to Orlando to stay at the Swan & Dolphin, you will need to find a way to get to the resort from the airport. However, once you are at the hotels, you can enjoy complimentary transportation to and from the Walt Disney World theme parks. Complimentary shuttle bus service to Disney Theme parks and attractions with buses departing approximately every 20-30 minutes from the front of the resort or take advantage of complimentary parking at Disney Theme parks with your room key and MyDisney Experience App reservation confirmation, or you may opt to take a leisurely stroll to either Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios via convenient walkways located at the resort.


You may be thinking that a hotel in the middle of Walt Disney World must be expensive right? Nope! The Swan and Dolphin are very affordable! For a family of 4 staying for a week in April, the Walt Disney World Dolphin was $162 per night compared to Disney’s Pop Century was $201 per night and Disney’s All Star Movies was $157 per night the same week.


Rooms in both Swan and Dolphin include a minifridge, hair dryer, safe, television and lamps with charging stations. The beds are high enough off of the ground that you can stash your luggage beneath them.

At the Dolphin, you’ll find the following options:

  • Traditional King or two doubles
  • Family Room (King with sleeper sofa; L-shaped, larger room)

At the Swan, you’ll find the following options:

  • Traditional Room (King with sleeper sofa or two queens)
  • Deluxe Room (King with sleeper sofa or two queens with balcony)
  • Family Room (King with sleeper sofa; L-shaped, larger room)

Both Swan and Dolphin offer suites, as well as rooms with fireworks views. No matter the size of your family, there is room for you at the Swan or Dolphin!


When staying at the Swan & Dolphin, you’re entitled to many special Disney benefits to help you make the most of your time, such as complimentary scheduled transportation to the Disney theme parks and attractions, on-site Disney ticket and information desks, on-site character dining, and advance tee times on championship Disney golf courses. Spend fun-filled, action-packed days in the theme parks or water parks neighboring the Swan & Dolphin. Enjoy award-winning dining experiences, abundant shopping, amazing entertainment and invigorating recreational activities at the Walt Disney World Resort.


There are so many choices when dining at the Swan and Dolphin! The resort features 17 restaurants and lounges offering unrivaled cuisine to please every palate. Experience fine dining restaurants where global cuisine is paired perfectly with fine wines and served in richly appointed settings. Young diners will have ear-to-ear smiles as they experience dining with lovable Disney characters in Garden Grove, or for a more casual meal, choose from a variety of delightfully creative venues including poolside dining.


If you are looking for something to do on a non-theme park day, there is lots to do at the Swan and Dolphin! Have a relaxing day at the Mandara Spa. Spend the day at the pool. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin boasts five outdoor swimming pools, including a rock grotto pool with water slide and waterfalls, plus a beautiful white sand beach. This tropical playground offers seasonal live entertainment, paddle boat rentals and scheduled activities for all ages. Play some ping pong or volleyball with your family. If you are a runner, there are beautiful trails to jog.

There are so many reasons to stay at this great resort! If you’d like to stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort the next time you visit Orlando, contact me today for a free vacation quote!