• On May 11, 2017
    Tricia from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm considering changing my reservation from Coronado to stay at Swan. I realize that this removes the Magical Express option for us. I'm curious what else might be lost if we do stay there? Are magical hours still available? I love this location!

    Hello, Tricia! Thanks for returning to the Disney Parks Moms Panel for help with your upcoming vacation. I’m glad to hear that during your possible change, you’re considering every detail!

    The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels are located on Crescent Lake, which spans between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Beach Club, Yacht Club and Boardwalk Resort. It’s a fabulous location, allowing you to walk to each of these destinations in just minutes. That means you’re close to surrey bikes, Jellyrolls, many dining options as well as my favorite ice cream spot: Beaches and Cream.

    You will still have many benefits staying at the Walt Disney World Swan, like Disney Tickets, Airline boarding pass kiosks, Disney Character Dining at Garden Grove, Disney Transportation, Complimentary Parking at Disney Parks, Package Delivery, FastPass+ 60 days in advance and Extra Magic Hours, There are a few things you will be without, such as Disney’s Magical Express transportation from MCO airport. Instead, you will need to secure a ride through Mears transportation or a ride-share. If you adore Disney’s MagicBand technology, you’ll still be able to use your previous bands or purchase one in the Dolphin Disney Gift Shop. Because the Swan and Dolphin aren’t yet set up for Magic Band technology, you’ll only be able to link your Disney Park Tickets, Fast Passes, and Photo Pass to your Magic Band. It will not allow in-park charging nor will it be your room key.

    I know you’ll enjoy your vacation no matter where you decide to lay your head. Have a swimmingly wonderful week, and please let me know if I can help further.! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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