• On Jul 10, 2016
    Grainne 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.

    Hi, our travel agent has suggested The Dolphin hotel which we are very happy with. However would staying at a Disney hotel served by the Monorail make our trip a lot quicker and easier? We plan on visiting The MK, Epcot and Blizzard beach?

    Hi, Grainne!

    The Swan and Dolphin hotels are located at Disney's Boardwalk area of Walt Disney World, which is my absolute favorite area to people watch, rent a Surrey bike, and catch a glimpse of Illuminations from Epcot! The Boardwalk also offers some great food like Trattoria al Forno and delicious sweets from Ample Hills Creamery! Ask to try all 16 flavors and you get a button!

    These hotels are on Disney property but are not considered as a Walt Disney World Resort. However, Disney does provide bus transportation to and from the theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom. If walk over to the Boardwalk area, you can catch a boat or walk to the entrances of Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    If you want to a faster way to get to Epcot or the Magic Kingdom, the Monorail resorts, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, are located on the Monorail line. From these resorts, you can also catch a boat from the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian and walk from The Contemporary. 

    Getting to Disney's Blizzard Beach requires a bus ride from any resort, including The Swan and Dolphin. 

    I hope this helps you to make a decision on your stay. Any choice you make will be fantastic...because you'll be on a Walt Disney World vacation!

    Happy planning!


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