Enjoy a family-friendly getaway, right in the heart of Florida’s parks
Situated in the middle of Walt Disney World in Orlando, the spectacular Swan and Dolphin Resort offers guests the perfect base for experiencing Disney magic in all its glory.
With two parks just a leisurely stroll away and the rest within easy reach by complimentary transfers, it couldn’t be easier for your clients to soak up every ounce of Disney fun. And after a busy day of theme park adventure, the resort’s impressive list of facilities, including 23 restaurants and lounges, six pools and a spa, will help them relax and recuperate.
Maximum fun, minimal stress
For getting the most out of the parks, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is the place to stay. The action and adventure of Epcot and Hollywood Studios is just a short walk from the hotel, or guests can jump on the complimentary water taxi service to go from room to rollercoaster in just 20 minutes. With no time wasted on travelling, they can squeeze as much into the day as possible.
Down the road at Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom, there’s fantasy, fun and fireworks in abundance – all within easy reach for Swan and Dolphin guests, who just need to take a quick ride on the free bus service to venture into the heart of the action. And for those who would prefer to drive themselves, there’s good news: a room key is all that’s needed to enjoy free parking at all four parks.
With attractions and entertainment galore across the parks, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin has three Disney planning centres where helpful staff members are on hand to share their knowledge and help visitors plan their day. And thanks to the early‑entry privilege that guests benefit from, the magic can be extended and long queues avoided.
Refuel in style
Exploring the parks makes for hungry work, so your clients will welcome the extensive choice of eateries at the Swan and Dolphin resort.
Whether they’re looking for a sophisticated meal or a casual bite, guests will find what they’re looking for in one of the 23 on-site restaurants and lounges.
Seafood lovers should pay a visit to celebrity chef Todd English’s fine-dining underwater themed Bluezoo, while over at Rosa Mexicano, beloved Mexican classics and stylish dishes are on the menu for those looking for something a little spicy.
For a more chilled out vibe, relax poolside at the Cabana Bar and Beach Club, which is perfect for flatbreads and tacos during the day and cocktails after the sun goes down. Or for family favourites including burgers, sandwiches and ice cream, head to The Fountain. Meanwhile, the five quick service eateries are ideal for those on the go, offering the perfect spot for an energy-boosting fruit juice and sweet treat before heading back out into the parks.
The ultimate escape
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s impressive list of amenities mean your clients won’t want for anything during their stay. Unwind at one of the six pools, or for the ultimate relaxation, enjoy peace and quiet in the Balinese-inspired Mandara Spa, with its extensive list of indulgent treatments.
For those who can’t sit still, there’s plenty at the resort to keep them occupied too. Choose from the three fitness centres, complete with daily classes, or venture out on one of the many jogging trails that encircle the hotel grounds.
Come bedtime, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed thanks to the four well-stuffed pillows and super‑soft mattress that top the Westin Heavenly bed, found in each of the resort’s 2,619 rooms.
With daily entertainment, a games room and activities galore, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is paradise for children and the perfect base for an action-packed family holiday. As well as being ideally located for maximum Disney fun, the impressive entertainment offering means you can get stuck into a whole range of activities without even leaving the resort.
Fancy a putt? Head to the resort’s fun miniature golf courses. Or take part in some of the sports on offer, from volleyball to table tennis. For some time poolside, kids can ride the waterslide, or head to the playground to burn off some energy. Inside, there’s a gaming room, stocked with arcade classics. And Camp Dolphin, the resort’s kids’ club, is open every evening for those aged five to 12, with crafts, games and other activities sure to keep youngsters happy.
PICTURES: Jason Dewey