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Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel!

on August 13, 2015

Deluxe accommodations inspired by Florida itself, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel juxtaposes modern architectural silhouettes with Renaissance flourishes, most notably the twin stylized dolphin statues that grace its rooftop. A tropical palette of aqua and coral, elaborate fountains, towering palm trees, grassy expanses and white sands on the shore of Crescent Lake render the hotel as idyllic as it is striking.

– Signature Dining –

Shula’s Steak House – Sizzling steaks and seafood impress at this award-winning steakhouse, honoring the only undefeated team in NFL history. This “Perfect Season” steakhouse features succulent steaks, plus an excellent selection of fresh seafood. Savor filet mignon, lamb chops and chicken, as well as crab cakes and cold water lobster tails. Finish the signature 48-ounce porterhouse steak to join Shula’s 48oz. Club®, which has over 35,000 members. Then polish off your meal with apple crisp, key lime pie and chocolate cake. Decorated with photos and memorabilia of the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season” under Coach Don Shula, Shula’s Steak House celebrates the only undefeated team—and the most successful head coach—in NFL history. Continuing the legacy, 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. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

Todd English’s bluezoo – Savor succulent raw or cooked seafood—plus tender chicken, beef and pork dishes—at this underwater-themed restaurant. From lobster and jumbo shrimp to raw oysters and swordfish, Todd English’s bluezoo offers an impressive selection of fresh seafood. Global coastal flavors inspire such dishes as Maine lobster tossed in a Cantonese-style soy glaze and barbeque-rubbed swordfish atop risotto. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

– Dinging Options –

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.

Fresh Mediterranean Market – Savor the freshest seasonal ingredients for breakfast and lunch and our delectable all-you-care-to-enjoy dessert buffet. Follow the savory aromas of garlic, herbs, spices and olive oil to this inviting eatery within walking distance of Epcot. 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. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

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.

Picabu – A curious gallery of evocative art and America’s favorite foods, Picabu offers the ease of cafeteria-style dining and the selection of a full buffet. A convenience store selling sundries, snacks and toiletries is also located inside.

– Themed Pools – 

Dip your toes into 5 spectacular pools, each one giving Guests an abundance of fun and unique aquatic options. Hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.

Splash around in the 3-acre grotto pool, 2 lap pools, a spring pool, 4 whirlpools and a kiddie pool. Immerse yourself in the grotto pool, a stunning 3-acre tropical oasis featuring lush greenery, waterfalls, rock caves, and a twisting waterslide. Enjoy a quiet conversation among family and friends in the nearby spring pool, a haven for casual swimmers. Or indulge in a more competitive workout in one of the 2 lap pools. A total of 4 whirlpool spas promise a relaxing respite for adults looking to unwind. Topping it off, a white-sand beach completes the illusion of an island getaway. For Guests looking for a cool beverage or a delicious snack, 2 poolside restaurants are located in the expansive pool complex. Nearby at the Cabana Beach Hut, pool essentials—including tube and rafts—are available for rent.

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– Additional Recreation –

Camp Dolphin – At this supervised Children’s Activity Center, kids 4 to 12 years of age will be endlessly entertained. In the meantime, parents can relish having some time to themselves. In a secure, fun environment staffed by caring counselors, your little ones can play video and board games, read books, enjoy arts and crafts, and even make new friends! With dinner, a Disney movie and nightly themed activities with cool prizes and souvenirs, it’s an evening they’re sure to rave about for days to come. Children must be potty-trained. No pull-ups are allowed. Reservations are required for Camp Dolphin’s evening program. An hourly rate is charged per child, and a 2-hour minimum applies. To make a reservation, please call (407) 934-4241. Camp Dolphin is located on the first level of Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and is open daily from 5:30 PM to midnight. Treat yourself to dinner or a spa session and receive up to 2 hours of free childcare at Camp Dolphin.

Tennis – Perfect your game on any of 4 lit hard courts across from Walt Disney World Swan Hotel.

Volleyball – Pick up a game of volleyball dry on the white-sand beach or wet in the grotto pool.

Basketball – Get in on some hoops action at the basketball courts located near the Swan lap pool.

Jogging Trails – Take a scenic run around Crescent Lake—a loop of approximately 0.8 miles. On your run, you’ll pass 5 Epcot-area Resort hotels. For those seeking more of a challenge, routes ranging from 2 to 4 miles are also available.

Playground – Kids can climb, slide and play to their hearts’ content at this fun playground near the grotto pool.

Arcade – For the latest video games, air hockey and more, check out this lively game room on the first level.

Dolphin Heath Club – 

Shape up at a facility offering state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment and a large selection of free.

The Dolphin Health Club features strength-training apparatuses, treadmills, stair climbers, life cycles and ellipticals with built-in training and entertainment systems. The location also contains its own locker rooms and showers. Complimentary yoga mats and stability balls are available upon request. Guests must be at least 16 years of age. In addition to the Dolphin Health Club, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Guests are welcome to use the twin facilities at the Swan Health Club. The Dolphin Health Club is located on the first floor, near the entrance to the pool area. Hours are 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily.

If the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel is the place that you would like to call “home base” during your Disney vacation, please feel free to CONTACT ME! If you are still unsure about where you like stay during your vacation you can check out these posts, “How to Choose a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel” or “Walt Disney World Resort Hotels”, here you will find out additional information about each resort. If you are ready to Get The Magic Started please feel free to fill out my FREE QUOTE SHEET!

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