Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Epcot Resort Area
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Description
In the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. Come discover our 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds®, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and many special Disney benefits.


Details

  • Opening Date: June 4, 1990 
  • Resort Area: Epcot
  • Resort Category: Deluxe 
  • Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000 
  • Phone: (407) 934-4000 
  • Fax: (407) 934-4099
  • Resort Map

Room Information 

Number of Rooms:  1509 rooms

Check In/Check Out: Check in 3:00 PM, check out 11:00 AM 

Internet Access: DialUp modem data connection using in room phone and high speed internet access point. Click here for details of high speed internet.


Room Types and Sizes

Standard view

Bedding options:
2 double beds- sleeps 4+
1 King Bed - sleeps 2+
360 square feet 

Courtyard- resort view or courtyard view
Bedding options:
2 double beds- sleeps 4+
1 King bed- sleeps 2+
360 square feet

Deluxe Room- Resort view
bedding options:
2 double beds- sleeps 4+ 
1 King bed- sleeps 2+
360 square feet

 
Room Rates (2013)



Dining

Table Service

Fresh Mediterranean Market (6:30am-11am, 11:30am-2pm)
Restaurant featuring a Mediterranean influenced seasonal menu of roasted meats and vegetables in a casual and lively atmosphere.  Located on the first level.  Advanced dining reservations strongly recommended.  There is a self parking fee at the resort. 

Shula's Steakhouse (5pm-11pm)
High end award winning steakhouse featuring only premium Black Angus Beef.  Chicken and seafood are also available, including Maine lobster.  Located on the lobby level.  Advance dining reservations strongly recommended.  There is a self parking fee at the resort.   
Dress Code Guidelines:
Men: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.
Ladies: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, dress shorts.
NOT permitted in dining room: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. While t-shirts are now allowed, the policy remains that t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not acceptable. 
 
Todd English's Blue Zoo (5pm-11pm)
Award winning underwater themed restaurant featuring fresh seafood.  Located on the first level.  Advanced dining reservations recommended.  There is a self parking fee at this resort.
Dress Code Guidelines:
Men: Khakis, slacks, jeans, dress shorts, collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.
Ladies: Capris, skirts, dresses, jeans, dress shorts.
NOT permitted in dining room: Tank tops, swimwear, hats for gentleman, cut offs, or torn clothing. While t-shirts are now allowed, the policy remains that t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics are not acceptable. 

The Fountain (11am-11pm)
All American soda fountain featuring burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, milkshakes and sundaes.  Take out is available. 

In-Room Dining (24 hours)


Counter Service

Picabu (24 hour)
24 hour buffeteria and grab n go market featuring pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and homecooked favorites.  Located on the first level.

Refillable Mugs: Can be purchased at Picabu and are refillable there for the length of your stay.

Lounges

Cabana Bar and Beach Club (11am-dusk)
Poolside bar and restaurant

Lobby Lounge (6am-11am, 3pm-11pm))
Featuring pastries and coffee for breakfast and cocktails in the evening.  Located on the lobby level.

Shula's Lounge (5pm-11pm)
Lounge featuring after dinner drinks, wine, beer and cigars.

Todd English's Blue Zoo Lounge (3:30pm-11pm)
Lounge featuring signature cocktails and wine.


Recreation 

Pools

The Swan and Dolphin resorts have a combined total of 5 swimming pools.  The feature Grotto pool features rock work, waterfall, water slide and two hot tubs.  

Health and Fitness
Fitness center:
  (6am-9pm)  Located on the lower level near the pool.

Spa: Mandara Spa (8am-10pm)  Located on the lobby level. 

Playground
Located on the white sand beach.

Tennis Courts
Located across Epcot Resorts Blvd from the resort, next to Fantasia Gardens Minature Golf.  Equipment available for rental in the fitness center.

Arcades
Located on the lower level near the pool and guest laundry.

Boat Rentals
electric boats available for rent

Beach
white sand beach, due to health and safety issues swimming or playing in the water in NOT permitted.


Shopping 

Daisy's Garden (7am-11pm)
Gift shop located off the main lobby featuring Disney gifts, souvenirs, apparel, jewelry, and sundries.

Sugar3 (9am-9pm)
Candy shop located on the lobby level.

Lamont's 
upscale resort apparel

Galleria Sottil (8am-11pm)
fine art and jewelry


Transportation

Bus:  The bus stop is located in front of the resort 

Water Taxi:  Water taxi to Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, The Yacht and Beach Clubs, and Disney's Boardwalk Resort located on the promenade between the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.

Walkway:  The Dolphin is located within walking distance of Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Boardwalk Resort.
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