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New Tower at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Reaches Construction Milestone

The newest addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has reached a key construction milestone with the topping off of the project’s top floor. The occasion also marks a change to the project’s name. The new tower will now be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to host all-new fall food and drink event series: Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will debut a special series of weekly food and drink themed events this fall starting Sept. 19 called Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Names New Area General Manager

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named Sean Verney area general manager for the iconic property located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to Reopen for Guests July 29

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will reopen for guests on July 29.  Reservations are now available at www.swandolphin.com


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Names New Director of Sales

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced Kathleen Bernesby as director of sales for the entire complex. 


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Dates announced and tickets on sale for 11th annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns in 2020 for its 11th year Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7. Overnight packages and tickets are now on sale at www.FoodandWineClassic.com.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Names Jim Curtis Director of Sales and Marketing

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced Jim Curtis as director of sales & marketing for the entire complex. 


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New quick service dining and drink venues coming to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Two new quick service food and drink venues are coming to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in the next few months. A new grab-and-go dining location serving coffee, ready-made sandwiches and snacks will debut in late summer, followed by a new frozen drink counter in the fall. Both will be located in the Swan lobby. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin names new director of beverage and new co assistant directors of food and beverage

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin has named a new director of beverage and two new co assistant directors of food and beverage. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort honored as a Marriott Eastern Region Hotel of the Year

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort was recently named a Marriott Eastern Region Hotel of the Year– the first time the resort has received the distinction. 


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Menu and specialty-themed areas announced for 10th annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has revealed the menu and themed areas for the 2019 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, taking place Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. The menu features recurring festival favorites alongside delightful new dishes. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort names Robert M. Allen hotel manager

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named Robert M. Allen hotel manager. He will oversee operations of the 2,270-room property.  


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Dates announced and tickets on sale for 10th annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns in 2019 for its 10th year Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9. Foodies can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to book overnight packages and purchase tickets. 


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Fans can celebrate this year’s football championship with special offer from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

The winner of this year’s big football game between Los Angeles and New England will celebrate its victory in style – and now the fans can, too. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is rewarding fans with the Champions Package, exclusively for residents of the winning team’s state.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort names Luciano Sperduto director of food & beverage

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has promoted Luciano Sperduto to director of food and beverage from his previous role as assistant director.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort names Dan Herman new executive chef

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has promoted Dan Herman to executive chef from his previous role as executive sous chef.


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Holiday festivities and Santa return to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elf, Kandy Kane, return for their annual holiday vacation to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Santa’s favorite resort, as part of the resort’s 2018 holiday season celebration. In addition to the meet and greets with the North Pole visitors in their vacation attire, other holiday favorites including bedtime elf tuck-ins, a dancing lights show and 2,000-pound life-size holiday scene made entirely from chocolate all return to create a festive atmosphere for guests.   


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for its ninth year

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns to celebrate its ninth year Oct. 26-28, featuring interactive seminars, two outdoor evening causeway events and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch. This year’s menus feature returning fan favorites alongside creative new dishes and offer attendees more than 90 food and beverage stations, 10 seminars and five themed areas to enjoy. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to Transform Swan Resort Lobby Spaces

Following the completion of the largest renovation in its history last fall, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is undergoing its next redesign project, a $3 million transformation of the Swan Resort’s lobby, public spaces and coffee bar. Upon completion, the resort’s two main lobbies, all guest rooms and meeting spaces will all have completely updated appearances.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Introduces New Sales Team Member

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named Jennifer Barrett senior sales executive. 


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Menu and Specialty Themed Areas Announced for Ninth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has revealed the menu and themed areas for the 2018 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic, returning Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27.  The menu features returning festival favorites alongside delightful new dishes and a Hawaiian Luau themed area, making its debut.  Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2018 food menu as well as purchase tickets and overnight packages.


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Fans Can Celebrate This Years Football Championship with Special Offer From the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

The winner of this years big football game between Philadelphia and New England will celebrate its victory in style and now the fans can, too. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is rewarding fans with the Champions Package, exclusively for residents of the winning teams state.


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Dates Announced, Tickets Now On Sale for Ninth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return in 2018 for its ninth year Friday, October 26, Saturday, October 27 and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch on Sunday, October 28. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to book overnight packages and purchase tickets. 


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Seasonal Decor, Appearances by Vacation Santa and New Cutting-Edge Christmas Tree Mark Return of Holiday Festivities at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

For the 2017 winter season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will debut a new Christmas tree as the centerpiece of the resorts holiday display.  The tree itself will light up with a variety of colors and patterns and perform to holiday music throughout the holiday season. The new 24-foot tall tree will be prominently on display in the newly renovated Dolphin lobby.  


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New dishes and themed areas headline 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27 28, the largest event to date featuring more than 60 food and beverage stations and 11 educational seminars taught by members of the resorts award-winning food and beverage team.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Completes Largest Redesign in the Resort's History

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has completed the largest transformation in the resorts history: a $140 million, three-year project which included a redesign of all guest rooms, complete transformation of the Dolphin Resort lobby and renovation of all meeting space. 


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Completes New Meeting Space Offering Scenic Views

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has completed construction on a new 2,800 square-foot meeting space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offering scenic outdoor views.  


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Names New Sales Group Account Director

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named Beth Campion group account director to manage corporate accounts in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.


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Dates and Menus Announced for Eighth Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return for its eighth year Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, with exciting new dishes debuting alongside returning festival favorites. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2017 food menu as well as book overnight packages and purchase tickets. 


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Celebrate Your Teams Conference Football Championship at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 30, 2017 The winners of this years big football game between Atlanta and New England will celebrate their victory in style and now their fans can, too. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is once again rewarding fans with the "Im off to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!" deal for residents of each teams state.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort names new director of sales and director of group sales

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – January 19, 2017 – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has named a new director of sales and a director of group sales as the property prepares to complete the final phase of a $140-million-dollar renovation, its largest to date.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Announces $12 Million Transformation of Dolphin Resort Lobby

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – November 29, 2016 – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s Dolphin lobby will undergo a $12 million re-design as the final stage of the largest makeover in the resort’s history. When finished in the fall of 2017, the new lobby will be completely transformed into a sleek contemporary space and feature new dining and beverage options.  

The lobby re-design is the final stage of a total $140 million project which also includes the transformation of all 2,267 guest rooms, along with upgrades to the hotel’s meeting space.


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Santa and His Elves Return to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for Holiday Festivities and Expanded Elf Tuck-In Program

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – November 23, 2016 – Santa, Mrs. Claus and their favorite elf, Kandy Kane, are jetting off to Florida this December to escape the cold and join guests for Holiday Happenings at Santa’s favorite resort – the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. During this month-long celebration, children and kids at heart can enjoy a magical holiday vacation experience at the Epcot Resort Area resort with holiday season room rates up to 10 percent off.  Due to popular demand, this year’s activities line-up, features an expanded bedtime elf tuck-in program, as well as the return of some annual favorites.  


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns for Its Seventh Year with Largest-Ever Event

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – September 21, 2016 – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its seventh year October 28 – 29 at the Epcot Resort Area resort with its largest event to date featuring 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars and opportunities to meet the award-winning chefs behind featured culinary masterpieces.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to "Elect" a Candidate for a "Presidential" Vacation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – August 31, 2016 – As the nation prepares for the next race to the White House, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is making its own headlines by giving one lucky guest and his or her family the opportunity to be treated to their own presidential vacation at this iconic Walt Disney World resort by signing up at www.swandolphin.com/offers/presidential by Nov. 8.


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Melissa Robinson Named Group Sales Manager at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – August 30, 2016 – Melissa Robinson has been appointed group sales manager at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, handling groups in the Midwest and West Coast markets ranging from 151 – 400 rooms.


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New experiences announced for Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – July 25, 2016 – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will introduce a Sunday Champagne Brunch at Il Mulino New York Trattoria along with two new beverage seminars, Craft Cocktails and More than Malbec, when it returns for its seventh year Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to host Sandtastic Weekends

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – June 29, 2016 – For the first time, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will host Sandtastic Weekends on August 26-28 and September 2-4. Open to both resort guests and the public, the event will feature activities for all ages, with the highlight being 100 tons of intricately sculpted sand art designed by award-winning world-class sculptors from Team Sandtastic and constructed right on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s private beach.


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Vacationers Can Experience the Best Florida Theme Parks and Beaches with Special Savings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – June 13, 2016 – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. have teamed up to give vacationers the chance to experience the best theme parks and beaches Florida has to offer with a special discounted rate.


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Guests Can Awaken Summer and Relax with Special Offer at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – June 9, 2016 – This summer, guests of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel can visit the Walt Disney World Resort and Awaken Summer with all new experiences across all four Disney Theme Parks and still relax with the hotel’s Awaken and Relax offer.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Announces $5 Million Meeting Space Redesign

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. June 8, 2016  The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel will begin a $5 million renovation of its 329,000 square feet meeting space this summer to refresh all the meeting rooms at both the Swan and Dolphin hotels. The renovation will include updated carpet and paint, along with the installation of new technology in the meeting space. The work will occur in phases with no impact to group programs, and is scheduled to be completed in December.


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Dates and Menus Announced for Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb. 5, 2016  The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return for its seventh year Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, with exciting new dishes debuting alongside returning festival favorites. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2016 food menu as well as book overnight packages and purchase tickets.


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Celebrate Your Teams Conference Football Championship at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jan. 27, 2016  he winners of this years big football game between Carolina and Denver will celebrate their victory in style and now their fans can, too. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is once again rewarding fans with the Im off to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel! deal for residents of each teams state.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Becomes Largest Convention Hotel in Florida to Offer the Industrys Leading Wi-Fi Technology Available

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Jan. 14, 2016  The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel has become among the first convention hotels in the country to permanently introduce the latest in Wi-Fi technology, offering groups fast and reliable internet service capable of handling the largest and most technological demanding groups with ease.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Names Isa Lee New Group Sales Account Director

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Dec. 11, 2015  The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel has named Isa Lee as its newest account director. Lee will be responsible for the supervision of accounts in the Southeast market, in her new role.


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Xpodigital Announce New Hybrid Event Service

Walt2 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has partnered with Xpodigital to launch innovative hybrid event technology services to facilitate flexible events for both in-person and remote participants.  


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Reservations Now Open for the New Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Visitors can now make reservations for the newest addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, a 14-story hotel, offering an upscale and boutique environment in the middle of Walt Disney World Resort.  On track to open this summer, at this time reservations can be made online or by phone at 1-888-236-2427 for Sept. 1 and beyond.    


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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Now Offering COVID-19 Testing Availability and Optional Health Protocols for Groups

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is offering a selection of health protocol options, including COVID-19 testing, which meeting professionals may select for their groups. These optional health protocols build upon initiatives already in place to provide solutions for meeting planners to best meet the needs of their attendees.


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