• On Jun 12, 2018
    Maryann from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Are the rates of the Swan and Dolphin hotels considered moderate? Does either have special hotel events for the holidays-especially Christmas?

    Hi Maryann,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I stopped by the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on my recent visit, and was really impressed with how beautiful they are in person, and their incredible location and setting.

    While these resorts are not officially Walt Disney World Resort hotels, their location on Walt Disney World Resort property and amenities like the 60-day FastPass+ reservation window make them appealing options for visitors. They do not officially fall into the Walt Disney World value/moderate/deluxe tiers because they are not Walt Disney World hotels, but I’ve heard many people compare them to moderates when it comes to pricing. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels have the features I look for in moderate resorts, like hot tubs and water slides at the pool, onsite Table-Service dining, and larger rooms. They also offer some different discounts than Walt Disney World Resort hotels, so it’s worth giving them a call at (888) 828-8850 for pricing information.

    Maryann, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort claims to be “Santa’s Favorite Resort,” and offers holiday activities like visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus on select dates (they have the cutest Christmas tiki hut!), cookie decorating, a giant poinsettia tree, and many others. The fantastic location a walk or boat ride away from Epcot’s truly magical International Festival of the Holidays and the fun and funky holiday offerings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a huge bonus too. The hotel website lists year-round holiday events, so take a peek at their website to see all the fun to be had.

    I hope this has been helpful, and that you’ll visit us again if you have any further questions.

    Have a zip-a-dee-do-dah day,
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Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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