Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Sep 3, 2012
    Jenn from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Staying at the Dolphin in 2 weeks... Would love feedback on the hotel... TIA


    I love the Dolphin. I have stayed there many times, both for work and fun. A few observations;

    • This is a convention hotel. Be prepared for that, and know that your kids will see a lot of adults around the public spaces. Sometimes there are ones that are enjoying their expense accounts more than they should.
    • The high end dining is quite good. Shula's and bluezoo are both great, and the sister resort (the Swan) add more great choices.
    • The more affordable dining choices are nice too, though I am not a fan of Picabu. Use it for grab and go, but otherwise steer elsewhere.
    • Get your walking shoes on. You are going to want to walk over to the BoardWalk to enjoy the evening ambiance often. And it is faster than boating.
    • Speaking of boating, enjoy the boat access to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios!
    • The rooms at the Dolphin are much improved. Especially the beds that are the newer Sheraton beds.
    • The shared pool (with the Swan) is one of the nicest, most underrated pools at Walt Disney World. If you are planning on swimming, expect to spend a lot of time there. And consider getting food and drink from the Cabana Bar, that is quite good!
    BOTTOM LINE: The Dolphin is one of the most optimally located resorts in all of Walt Disney World. It is nicely appointed, has a better than average spread of dining options, and keeps you in the Disney 'spirit' the whole time. You will have a great time!

    Have a magical vacation!

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