Swan Resort Gallery Pool
  • On Mar 14, 2024
    Emily from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Disney transport run to the Swan and Dolphin hotels? Do the Swan and Dolphin offer refillable drink mugs?

    Hi Emily,

    Welcome back to planDisney, Pal! It's so great to see our best buddies visit us again. We hope you are getting ready for the best Walt Disney World Resort vacation of them all!

    Yes, there is transportation available from Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, and Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotels and you can use a Disney Refillable Mug as a Guest. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

    Since they are so conveniently located in my favorite area of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney's BoardWalk, you have some great options for transportation to and from EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can stroll along the banks of Crescent Lake to either theme park or hop aboard a FriendShip for Disney boat transportation. (Tip: Try to catch a spot on the single outdoor bench seat on a FriendShip. There is nothing better than the gentle sounds of the water beneath you, the slight breeze, and the beautiful Resort hotels around this area. I love it all so much!)

    These Resort hotels are not part of the Disney Resorts Collection, so the bus transportation used by Guests of these locations is operated by a private company. On the days when you are enjoying Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you will board your bus in the same loop as all other transportation. Just check the sign on your way out of the gates for the appropriate waiting location. If you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park, you will discover that your bus pickup/drop-off spot is at the Transportation & Ticket Center. So, hop off, breeze through security, and board the Disney Monorail or Ferry Boat to those magical gates. 

    Alternatively, you can also use a rideshare service like a Disney Minnie Van. We love the convenience of on-demand transportation and a drop-off site located right in the Magic Kingdom Park bus loop that Minnie Van service offers. Make sure you download the Lyft app before you arrive and the process is simple! 

    Disney Resort Refillable Mugs are available exclusively at Disney Resorts Collection hotels. Luckily, as a neighboring Guest, you could easily stroll over to Disney's BoardWalk Inn to purchase a mug at BoardWalk Deli, the refill station. Then, you could fill your mug at eligible Resort hotels in your area. It's maybe not the most direct way to stay hydrated, but it's only a quick extra step! It might be worth it for that delicious tea and the delightful Disney ice nuggets! 

    Come on back and visit us, Emily! We love to help! 

    Adventure is out there,

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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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