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  • On Nov 14, 2022
    Laurie from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Linked Swan Reserve to MDE successfully, but unable to make ADE's for our entire stay at the 60 day mark. Requested a Disney friendly confirmation number but were told the Marriott one was fine. Concerned it will impact 7am genie, extra magic hrs?

    Welcome to planDisney, Laurie! We're glad you're here!

    I've always been a fan of the whimsical architecture of the original Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. The new 14-story Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is considered part of Marriott's "Autograph Collection" and is a luxury option for Walt Disney World guests. Although I've yet to stay here, I have walked by several times on my way to Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf, and it looks beautiful. The hotel is also within walking distance of EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Besides its convenient location, some of the biggest perks of staying at the Swan Reserve are:
    *Early Entry at all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks 30 minutes before regular opening time (you'll need to present your room key).
    *Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at select parks on certain nights.
    *A 7:00 am jump-start on Individual Lightning Lane purchases (off-property guests must wait until the park opens).
    *Complimentary bus transportation to Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    I'm glad you successfully linked your reservation to your account. I've heard reports of guests who have experienced glitches with connecting when the name on their Marriott account does not exactly match the one on their My Disney Experience account. However, I completely understand your concerns about booking your dining reservations for the length of your stay. First, you'll want to call the Disney Dining Team (407) 939-3463, which opens daily at 7:00 am. They can help you complete your reservations, including if you wish to dine on-site at Amare, which has gotten rave reviews.

    Secondly, call the Disney Planning Center at (407) 939-1854. These Cast Members work specifically with guests staying at the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. They can pull up your reservation confirmation number to address any issues that might impact your MDE account, such as Individual Lightning Lane purchases. Lastly, stop at the Disney Desk in the resort lobby when you arrive. They can do a final check to ensure you're good to go before heading to the parks. 

    I hope this helps, Laurie! Have a magical time with the ones you love!

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