Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

Knock another Walt Disney World hotel off of the ol’ bucket list! Our most recent stay was at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. While the Swan and Dolphin are not officially Disney resorts (they are owned and operated by Starwood), they are located on Walt Disney World property, and do include many of the same general perks and benefits. 

One of the biggest benefits to Swan and Dolphin – LOCATION! Both day and night, the property is beautiful, and landscaping is stellar. Located as a spur off Disney’s Boardwalk, guests can easily walk to Epcot, Boardwalk, or the Yacht and Beach Club resorts. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also very easily navigable, thanks to boat service. 

Parking was not a high point. Self-parking is $18 per day for guests, and it’s a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the drop-off driveway leading to the entryway. Buses and boats can help to navigate Walt Disney World property, but off-property jaunts will not be exceedingly convenient.