This sister of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel employs the same modern design sensibilities with a nod to Renaissance elegance. Clamshell fountains and graceful twin swans preside over swaying palms tress, verdant lawns and the gleaming shores of Crescent Lake, while a coral and aqua color scheme, wave motif and white-sand beach embody Florida’s unique subtropical style.
– Signature Dining –
Il Mulino New York Trattoria – Savor authentic cuisine from the Abruzzi region, in an inviting setting that unites the Old World with the New. Red-brick arches and exposed beam ceilings lend rustic charm, while dark wood tones, colored-glass windows and a sleek bar area impart modern sophistication. Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.
Kimonos – Dine on fresh seafood at this restaurant voted Orlando Sentinel’s Critic’s Choice for best sushi in Orlando. Dark teak wood and a gorgeous collection of colorful kimonos lend to the elegant, inviting atmosphere, and Guests can watch chefs expertly prepare seafood creations at the sushi bar.
– Character Dining –
Garden Grove – Enjoy a most unforgettable moment as some favorite Disney friends drop by to make your meal extra memorable! Each night at dinner—as well as during Good Morning Character Breakfast events on Saturdays and Sundays—a duo of Disney Characters will pop in, giving you the chance to introduce yourself for the first time or get reacquainted with a longtime pal. Be sure to bring your cameras and autographs books… this is one experience you’ll want to capture for a lifetime!
– Dining Options –
Garden Grove – Dine beneath a majestic 25-foot oak tree in a space based on the gardens of Central Park in New York City. Large, open windows allow the sunshine to spill inside during breakfast and lunch, while evening dinners are showered in an altogether different kind of ambience—courtesy of the captivating glow being cast by old-fashioned street lamps and paper lanterns.
Splash – There’s no need to stray too far from the Swan Lap Pool; lunch is just steps away! Choose from appetizers, gourmet wraps, grass-fed burgers, pizza and more. Kids’ menu, ice cream, coffee and alcohol are also available. Open seasonally.
– Themed Pools –
5 stunning pools provide Guests with an abundance of aquatic options. Take the plunge in the grotto pool, a stunning 3-acre tropical oasis featuring lush greenery, waterfalls, rock caves, and a twisting waterslide. Enjoy a casual conversation among family and friends in the nearby spring pool, a haven for casual swimmers. Or experience a more competitive workout in one of the 2 lap pools. A total of 4 whirlpool spas promise a rejuvenating retreat for adults looking to unwind. 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.
– 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.
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