Plans filed for the new Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin expansion

Nov 05, 2018 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

Posted: Monday November 5, 2018 12:04pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Plans have been filed with the South Florida Water Management District for the beginnings of the expansion to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

Plans show the new tower being built on the tennis courts, next to the Fantasia Gardens mini-golf. The existing special events pavilion will be demolished, making way for resort parking space. The project is expected to break ground this fall and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2020. 

When complete, the expansion will add a 14 story tower with 349 guest rooms including 151 suites, 22000 square feet of meeting space and a 90 seat restaurant. The new location will be open for group bookings beginning March 1, 2021. 

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TJ Vazquez5 days ago

Or staffing? We have Veterans day weekend booked but I feel like that may not happen. In that case, do they just book you a room at the Dolphin or Swan?

Rteetz5 days ago

Gotta be some sort of materials delay.

GimpYancIent6 days ago

It will not matter if there can not be any bookings available until next year. It is just another hotel tower that did not measure up to the concept & art projections. There will always be guests that want to be the first to stay a brand new hotel, sort of break it in and brag they were the first other than that its not a very inspiring or even interesting structure.

DCBaker6 days ago

Another delay? First bookable date isn't until November 7th.

DCBaker25 days ago

Another update with the opening moved to October. First bookable date on the website is October 13th.

DonaldDoleWhipAug 13, 2021

The hotel will be closed, so saying no would just mean losing our Marriott points. For whatever reason, it's on us to actually cancel. Swan and Dolphin still available for the same dates, but not really what we're looking for at this stage - shortened our Orlando visit and will hit up Swan Reserve at a later date. The rooms do look beautiful.

Ripken10Aug 13, 2021

Did you say no?

DonaldDoleWhipAug 13, 2021

Figured I'd share here, but we had a booking at Swan Reserve starting on 9/5 and they just asked us to cancel due to construction delays. Bummer.

DCBakerAug 08, 2021

TikibirdLandJul 26, 2021

That paint job reminds me of the Fukushima Reactor

DCBakerJul 24, 2021

Another update -

DCBakerJul 24, 2021

MisterPenguinJul 15, 2021

It's such a relief to know where the resort's chiller is. Also, for reference, full screen map: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/maps/overview-details/

kevlightyearJul 15, 2021

Swan Reserve has been added to the map