Back in the 1980’s my father-in-law was a heavy equipment operator working on various projects at the newly opened Walt Disney World Resort. One of those projects was the Swan and Dolphin Resort complex. Since opening their doors, both resorts have been keeping weary guests cozy for the evening after a day out playing in the parks. I was one of those guests last weekend.
Located directly behind Epcot and on the shores of Crescent Lake, the Swan provides guests with easy access to both Epcot via the International Gateway and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Each of the two parks are a short walk or ferry boat ride away.
A lot has changed over the past 25 years and the recent renovations to the resort have brought that change inside the guest rooms at the swan. $125 million in change to be exact.
Let’s take a look at what those dollars have done.
Televisions have been converted into large flat screens. Each room has a mini fridge and coffee maker. Starbucks coffee and tea are provided.
Table lamp bases have a regular outlet and USB outlet for charging devices.
Complementary bottled water is refilled daily.
WiFi is included in your resort fee and there is a desk and chair tucked away in the corner of the room.
Not a bad view if you need to get a bit of work done while vacationing at the resort.
My guest room was outfitted with a king sized bed. There are two queen options. This plush couch also converted into a bed giving guests the option of sleeping up to six per room depending on the configuration.
Don’t you worry. If you are wondering whether the signature “heavenly beds” are still offered…they are. My king bed was accented with four pillows, two firm and two soft.
Furnishings are in a hue of white, soft blue and grey and this color scheme is carried over into the bathroom.
Rain shower head…need I say more?
Backsplash tile work looks like sea glass which fits in with the color scheme nicely.
The bathroom was outfitted with two sinks allowing more than one guest to get ready at a time. The closet was tucked inside the bathroom and contained the iron, safe, hair dryer and a robe.
Some of the perks available to Swan guests are Disney park transportation as well as access to Extra Magic Hours and you just can’t beat the location. The Swan feels like a Deluxe Resort but pricing reflects that of a Moderate. Keep in mind that since this is a non-Disney owned and operated resort you will have to pay a daily parking fee as well as a resort fee and you will not be able to tie your magic band to your reservation. If you are a member of the Starwood Resorts program you will earn points on your stay here.
For more information and to book a room visit SwanDolphin.com or call 407-934-4000.
The Walt Disney World Swan Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830
The post was written in partnership with The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. I received two nights complementary in order to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation has been received. I only share with you products and services that I love and as always, all opinions are my own.