Swan and Dolphin


Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

Chocolate Christmas Scene Adds to the Magic of Holiday Happenings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

If you're a fan of all things chocolate you'll want to make a stop at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to get a peek at the latest holiday creation.

The resort's executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard has created a 7-foot-tall, 400-pound chocolate nutcracker that is part of the resort's chocolate Christmas scene. The completely edible nutcracker took about 80 hours to complete and is joined in the scene by a life-sized Santa Claus, fireplace, toy train, and Christmas tree.

Celebrate Father’s Day with a Golf Getaway at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel

If you aren't sure what to get Dad for Father's Day this year, think about treating him to a golf getaway at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

A golf getaway includes an overnight stay at the Swan or Dolphin, a round of golf for two people, and transportation to and from the course. Rates for this Father's Day Golf Getaway start at $321 per room. Hotel guests will also receive preferred tee times at the Walt Disney World courses.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is planning a special Mother's Day Brunch at the Garden Grove restaurant, complete with a complimentary mimosa for mom. The whole family will have a chance to interact with their favorite Disney characters during the meal.

Swan and Dolphin To "Elect" a Candidate for a "Presidential" Vacation

File this one under both "fun" and "how cool would that be?" It looks like the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is catching the presidential fever as it is offering a chance for one lucky guest to win a vacation worthy of a president.

Celebrate Opening of Olypmics at Disney's Dolphin Hotel

Wish you had a place to go to experience Disney "magic" and the Summer Olympic Games together? The Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel has you covered: the hotel is planning a Summer Games Celebration for Friday, July 27.

Guests are free to come to the Dolphin's lobby for "gold medal" cookies and treats with a British theme while taking in the broadcast of the games' opening ceremonies from London.

Swan and Dolphin Named a Top 10 Meeting Hotel in U.S.

Earlier this month, Cvent, "the largest cloud-based provider of event management and venue selection solutions," named the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin to its list of Top Meeting Hotels in the United States. The Disney hotel was ranked at 7th in a list of 100.

To come up with the tops for its list, Cvent looked at some 80,000 hotels across the country and followed certain criteria. Among the info considered is the number of meeting rooms, total square footage of meeting space available and how much business the hotel garnered by meeting planners through the Cvent Supplier Network.

Swan and Dolphin to Host Second Annual Food & Wine Classic in October

Walt Disney World Foodies, take note: the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is gearing up to host its second annual Food and Wine Classic next month. The Classic looks to combine great food, wine and music along the causeway near Crescent Lake.

Along with the bevy of treats and eats from the resorts' award-winning restaurants, guests will have the opportunity to meet celebrity chef Todd English as well as many other resort chefs.

Space Legacy Offers at the Disney Swan and Dolphin

The Disney Swan and Dolphin resorts are offering some nice deals and activities in honor of this country's space legacy.

First off, the iconic Disney hotels are putting forth a twenty percent discount on rooms for all guests with their Salute to Space package. Room rates start at $129 per night. The package also entitles guests to additional savings for National Car Rental which will enable exploration of Florida's Space Coast. The Salute to Space package is good for stays this year through December 25.

Dolphin Offers Discount for Foodie Fest

Recently, we highlighted the happenings of this year's WDW Foodie Fest. The Dolphin Resort is offering up a discount for those who plan to participate in this year's fun, and for those who read the Disney Food Blog.

Foodie Fest attendees and Disney Food Blog readers can nab the special rate of $199 and automatically receive a room upgrade.