Swan & Dolphin Completes Huge Renovation at Walt Disney World

The Swan and Dolphin Resorts at Walt Disney World just completed the largest redesign that the resort has ever done.  The resorts are located around the Boardwalk area of Walt Disney World, but aren’t actually owned directly by Walt Disney World.  They are owned by Starwood Hotels.  The renovation cost a total of $140 million  and took 3 years to complete.  The renovation included a new resort lobby, meeting space and a redesign of all of the guest rooms.  Now that the renovation the resort is completely back reopen to book at full capacity, which will be much needed once Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge finally open over the next couple years at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


“This is both a huge accomplishment for our team and a significant moment for our guests,” said Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort General Manager Fred Sawyers. “With the transformation now complete, our guests can enjoy a stylish new look, new amenities, the latest in technology, an operation with more than a quarter century of excellence in serving guests and a prime location at Walt Disney World Resort, all in one property.”

In total, 2,267 guest rooms, which is each and every one of the guest rooms, were renovated with all new theming and design.  They were also updated with updated TVs and various technology services available in the guest rooms.  The lobby was also updated with a brand new contemporary look complete with a grand crystal chandelier and a beautiful fountain. There was also a new dining location added with the renovation that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a brand new bar/lounge.  The new meeting space is 332,000 square feet and has been re-designed to match the new overall theming of the resort.

Who can’t wait to go and check out the update Swan & Dolphin resorts?  Who already has a stay booked?



About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!