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INTERCOT > Resorts > Disney Resorts > Dolphin Resort

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Dolphin Entrance

Located on Disney property in the Epcot Resort area, the Swan and Dolphin are sister resorts run by Starwood Hotel group. Although these resorts sit on Disney property, they are not owned or operated by Disney. However, guests at these resorts are able to take advantage of some Disney resort guest amenities, while staying in one of Walt Disney World's most convenient resort locations for a price often far lower than at the nearby Disney Deluxe resorts.

Dolphin at night

These sister resorts sit at the edge of Crescent Lake, along the waterway that leads to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Located within walking distance of both Epcot and the Studios, as well as Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Boardwalk, and Fantasia Gardens, these two resorts sit on prime real estate. Rising up in shades of turquoise and salmon, these iconic buildings were designed by renowned architect Michael Graves. Graves was inspired by Florida's tropical landscape, which is evident in the design of the building exteriors. Each resort can be recognized by the 5 story statues that top it: dolphin fish at the Dolphin, and a pair of swans at the Swan.


These resorts share all amenities, including a feature pool with slide, a lap pool, fitness facility, tennis courts, volleyball court, Mandara Spa, nine restaurants, four lounges, arcades, a child care facility, playground, salon, and seven shops. In addition, there are convention facilities at the Dolphin.


Amenities such as Disney transportation, Extra Magic Hour, and Fastpass+ 60 day advance reservations are available to Swan & Dolphin guests. Four typical Disney services not offered are complimentary Theme Park Parking, the Disney Dining Plan, Disney's Magical Express, and luggage transfers, if you are changing resorts during your stay. There is also a parking fee here of $18 per day, as well as a daily resort fee of $25, so factor those into your calculations.

Guests of the Swan and Dolphin receive the following perks:

-My Magic+ and Fastpass+ 60 day advanced reservations
-Extra Magic Hours
-Disney transporation to the theme parks and Disney Springs
-Onsite Disney Theme Park Ticket Desks
-Character Dining
-Advanced Tee Times at Disney Golf Courses
-Disney Package Delivery from the parks to the resort

-Complimentary shuttle to Orlando Premium Outlets

Pools Overview



What can I expect to pay for a room?
Room rates start as low as $159 per night. Rates fluctuate wildly at these hotels, but discounts and seasonal special offers are plentiful. Special rates are available to AAA members, members of the military & Government employees, teachers, and nurses.

There are 1,509 rooms and 112 suites at the Dolphin. Rooms reflect fresh, contemporary sophistication. Light woods, artwork and room accents reflect the unique design of Michael Graves. Rooms at this resort feature double beds rather than queen beds. This is a large resort, and the walk to your room could be a long one! All rooms feature the "Heavenly" bed, which is a the signature bed of Westin brands worldwide. Deluxe pillow top mattresses and high thread count triple sheeting creates a bilssful sleeping experience, perfect after a long day in the parks.

Floor Plan

Premium Studio Floorplan

Guest rooms have the following features:

-King or Queen/Queen-bedded Rooms
-Fresh, Contemporary Decor
-WiFi / High Speed Internet Access
-A Personalized In-Room Mini Refrigerator Service
-In-Room Safe, which Accommodates Most Lap Top Computers
-32" Flat Panel TV with 30 Channels of HD Programming
Full Bath (Additional Private Vanity in Some Rooms)
-Two Dual-Line Telephones with Voice Mail Messaging and Data Port
-Individual Climate Control
-Hair Dryers
-Make-Up Mirror
-Iron/Ironing Board
-Complimentary Daily Weekly Newspaper
-All Rooms are Non-Smoking
-Disability Accessible Rooms Available
-Some Rooms Have Balconies

Views from Rooms:

Standard View
Standard View Room

Resort Beach View
Resort View-Beach

Boardwalk View
Resort View-Boardwalk

Epcot view
Epcot Resort View Room

Studios Resort View Room
Resort View Room-Studios


Shula's Steak House
This “Perfect Season” steakhouse features succulent steaks, plus an excellent selection of fresh seafood. Shula’s Steak House at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel has won numerous awards, including Critic's Choice for Orlando's Best High-End Steak House and The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
ADR: Recommended
Specialties: Signature 48oz Porterhouse, filet mignon, lamb chops, chicken, crab cakes, cold water lobster tails, apple crisp, key lime pie, chocolate cake

Shula Lobster

Shula's Dining Room

Shula Steak
Todd English’s bluezoo
Savor succulent raw or cooked seafood—plus tender chicken, beef and pork dishes—at this underwater-themed restaurant.
Created by internationally acclaimed chef Todd English, the menu changes frequently to reflect fresh and seasonal market selections.

ADR: Recommended
Hours: 5:00PM-11:00PM
lobster, jumbo shrimp, raw oysters, barbecue spice rubbed swordfish, Cantonese glazed Maine lobster, molten chocolate cake with chocolate cream pudding, mai tai banana cream tart with flambeed fruit sorbet
bluezoo dining room

Fresh Mediterranean Market
Feast on freshly prepared fare inspired by the flavors of Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Morocco in a setting as warm and vibrant as the Mediterranean itself.This restaurant features a buffet at breakfast. Lunchtime diners can choose from the buffet or a la carte selections.
ADR: Accepted
Breakfast 6:30AM-10:35AM
Lunch 11:30AM-2:00PM
Cabana Bar & Beach Club
Enjoy gourmet appetizers and main bites by the Dolphin Lap Pool: lobster summer rolls, tuna togarashi, Cuban cheese steak and more. Sip signature cocktails served at a chic illuminated bar in the evening. Bottle service is available.
Hours: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Cabana Bar & Beach Club
The Fountain
Overflowing with eats and treats, this updated classic American diner serves salads, burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. After the main course, treat yourself to homemade or soft-serve ice cream at the dessert counter.
Fountain Restaurant
This quick service location, open 24 hours a day, offers a variety of American comfort foods in a cafeteria style setting. A grill cooks up burgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches. A cold case offers sandwiches, salads, and grab and go items. Snacks and sundries are also sold here. Starbucks coffee is featured here.
Open 24 Hours

Picabu buffet
Lobby Lounge
This small spot in the lobby serves up coffee drinks and pastries in the morning. In the afternoons and evenings, a full bar serves beer, wine, and cocktails.
Breakfast 6:00AM-11:00AM
Bar Hours 3:00PM-11:00PM
Lobby Lounge
Shula's Lounge
Catch the game in this inviting lounge with warm wood-paneling, leather chairs and televised sports. Enjoy the full menu shared with Shula’s Steak House, plus a selection of beer, wine and fine cigars. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Hours: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Shula's Lounge
bluezoo Lounge
Open nightly, this chic bar invites you to sip on cocktails while feasting on gourmet-styled burgers and nachos, or the full restaurant menu.
bluezoo Lounge
24 Hour Room Service is available. Menus can be found in the room.




Grotto Pool: 3 acre pool featuring rockwork, waterfalls, hot tubs, and a slide. Bridges and walkways traverse the area. There is a kiddie splash pool and a couple hot tubs in this area as well.  

Grotto Pool
Lap Pools: There are two lap pools, one each at the Swan and Dolphin. These pools feature 25m lap lanes. There are hot tubs adjacent to the lap pools. Lap Pool Swan
Beachside Playground: The playground is located near the Swan. It is modern and features climbing wall, bridges, slides, and more. Playground
Watercraft Rentals: Swan shaped pedal boats can be rented from the marina located on the beach near the Grotto pool. Swan Boats
Sand Volleyball: There are two sand volleyball courts located on the beach. Volleyball
Mini Golf: Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf course is located across the street from the Swan. There are two challenging courses to choose from, each themed to Disney's animated feature, Fantasia. Mini Golf
Fitness Center: The fitness center is located near the pool area at the Dolphin. The center features state of the art cardio and weight training equipment. A smaller fitness center can be found near Splash Terrace at the Swan. Fitness Center
Arcades: There are two arcades, one each at the Swan and Dolphin. Located near Picabu (Dolphin) and Splash Terrace (Swan). Arcade
Tennis anyone? There are four lighted courts located across the street from the Swan entrance, adjacent to the Fantasia Gardens mini golf course. Tennis Courts

Water VolleyballSlide

Seasonal Poolside Entertainment and Games

White Sand Beach

Basketball Hoops

Ping Pong Tables

Giant Checkers Game


Child Care: Camp Dolphin is a supervised child care center for kids aged 4-12. The cost is $10 per hour, per child. Camp Dolphin is open from 5:30PM-12:00AM.

Camp Dolphin

Dine at Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s bluezoo or Il Mulino New York Trattoria or treat yourself to a pampering service at Mandara Spa and receive up to two hours of complimentary time at Camp Dolphin. Simply present your receipt as proof of purchase at time of child pickup. (NOTE: One child admitted for each adult entrée purchased. One child admitted for each purchase of a spa treatment of 75 minutes or more.)


Mandara Spa Logo

Mandara Spa: The Mandara Spa is located at the Dolphin. Leave time at the door and enter a world where wellness meets wonder. Discover the beauty of our renewed Mandara Spa and an ethos encompassing well-being from around the world. A 10,500-square-foot sanctuary for the senses, Mandara captures the essence of our Balinese heritage while charting a path to the New World – a journey that touches on regional influences infused into unparalleled Mandara experiences.

Mandara Spa

Immerse yourself in a Mandara moment and escape to a temple of relaxation. Explore the interior gardens: our intimate Tea Garden, a unique sitting and sipping room; or the Meditation Garden, which features our signature “Meru Temple.” These exotic retreats provide a destination where mind, body and soul meet for spa and salon services as luxurious as therapeutic, as relaxing as results-oriented. Transcend. Transform. Trust the Moment.

Mandara Spa treatment room

The Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offers an array of healing treatments. Click here or on any spa photo to visit an external link to the Mandara Spa for treatment menu and to make a reservation.

Mandara Spa Massage




Swan & Dolphin Resort guests enjoy full use of all of the Walt Disney World transportation services.

Bus: Bus transportation is available to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Water parks, and Disney Springs.

Approximate Duration:
Disney's Hollywood Studios -- 15 minutes
Epcot -- 10 minutes
Magic Kingdom -- 20 minutes
Animal Kingdom -- 20 minutes
Disney Springs -- 15 minutes

Boats: Friendship launch to Disney's Hollywood Studios & Epcot.

Walk: A short five to ten minute walk to Epcot's International Gateway. You can also walk to the Studios, Yacht & Beach Club, and Disney's BoardWalk.

Dolphin LogoCheck In/Check Out:
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM


1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32830
Reservations: 888-828-8850





Check In/Check Out:
3:00 PM / 11:00 AM

* Prices & policies are subject to change.

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