Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort debuts new holiday attractions, including Elf Outpost and Tales from the North Pole

Dec 07, 2023 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

Posted: Thursday December 7, 2023 10:13am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

This holiday season, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offers new yuletide activities and festive favorites, returning to Santa's Favorite Resort on select nights.

This year's holiday season celebration includes:

NEW – Elf Outpost

Santa's elves have set up shop at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – and they're happy to show you around! Join Santa's elves for a tour of their Elf Outpost, including the toy workshop and bakery, where guests can enjoy complimentary cookie decorating. The fully stocked toy workshop will also offer crafts and toys for purchase.

NEW – Tales from the North Pole

Twice nightly, the elves will treat guests to milk and cookies and a special reading of the Christmas classic, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," wishing a merry Christmas to all and a good night to all. Families will also receive their own book to take home. (Paid experience.)

Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet and Greets

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Kandy Kane, decked out in their favorite Florida vacation attire, will meet guests in Santa's customized Tiki hut on select nights Nov - Dec. This unique holiday photo opportunity is filled with Florida flair featuring reindeer, palm trees, flamingos and holiday cheer.

Life-Size Chocolate Holiday Santa Scene

Constructed entirely of chocolate, this life-size sculpture weighs approximately 2,000 pounds! The sculpture is showcased in the lobby of the Swan. It features a chocolate Santa sitting in his chair, a 7-foot-tall, 400-pound chocolate nutcracker, a chocolate fireplace, a chocolate Christmas tree, and a chocolate toy train. The scene will be displayed in the lobby of the resort throughout December and is 100 percent edible.

Magic Keys for Santa on Christmas Eve

How will Santa deliver presents to each guest room without a chimney? With a magic key of course! Children can hang a magic key on their door to help Santa find his way on Christmas Eve. Magic keys are available on December 24 at the concierge desk.

Dancing Lights Show

A musical light show transforms the outdoor causeway each evening into a holiday spectacle with dancing illuminated palm trees and favorite holiday tunes. The performances occur regularly from sunset through 10 pm.

Save 25%

Swan and Dolphin guests are on the nice list this year, and can receive up to 25 percent off a second room with code SANTA.

For more details, including a full schedule of activities, or to make room reservations, visit www.santasfavoriteresort.com or call 1-800-227-1500.

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mattpetoJan 16, 2024

Probably just a webmaster glitch, but the 2022 After Hours Christmas event has been on the site for a good week solid now. You just have to search "After Hours" from the search bar. If you click on link, it brings you to the MVMCP event page. Still I wonder if they would consider doing a hybrid of sorts - like running the MVMCP on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday and DVMAH on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. DAK AH and VAH also still listed in that list FWIW.

aladdin2007Dec 30, 2023

unreal isn't it?

jrhwdwDec 30, 2023

How is it Dec 30th already?!?! Thanks MK for MWCTF Prim. every night this week!!!! All other Entertainment this week was Great!........when it was dry enough. FITS Looks the same, but Great!

surfsupdonDec 28, 2023

2010 entertainment levels were better than now- and we were still mourning the Diamond Horseshoe’s removal!

jrhwdwDec 28, 2023

Great! However...Luminous deserves a second showing on NYE! WDW really needs to get back to Pre COVID Entertainment levels in 2024!!!!! 2016 Levels would be Better!!!!!!!!!

DCBakerDec 28, 2023

Walt Disney World has added a new pop-up in My Disney Experience for New Year's Eve events.

UnbansheeDec 26, 2023

Blog mickey posted photos of the encounter: https://blogmickey.com/2023/12/santa-duffy-now-meeting-at-hollywood-studios-during-daily-operations-for-a-limited-time/

HauntedPirateDec 26, 2023

Level of shock = 0. This infomercial has been awful dreck for a decade.

BrianDec 25, 2023

I enjoyed the commercial breaks for the various Disney ventures in between the ad for the Disney parks.

AylaDec 25, 2023

The Xmas Day "parades" have been awful for at least the last decade.

Animaniac93-98Dec 25, 2023

That was my favorite part and a nice treat to see her brought back. I also liked the clip of NSYNC at Epcot from 1998.

jrhwdwDec 25, 2023

IDK, I was proud to see ABC remembered to include Joan Lunden!!! To have her talk about the History and see all the old Clips during her part. it was great!!!

DCBakerDec 25, 2023

Santa Duffy will be meeting guests through December 31 at It's a Wonderful Shop at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Animaniac93-98Dec 25, 2023

Shocked that the only things they bothered to talk about during the special were Tiana's Bayou Adventure and...Pixar Fest? No riders reacting to TRON? No World of Frozen (which got promoted everywhere else even if HKDL is largely unrelated)? No mention of anything else coming to WDW next year (Test Track 3.0, Country Bears 4.0, the new Mermaid show)? For a show that primarily exists to get people to book a WDW vacation NOW...they did an awful job. And they'll have less to sell next year. Even if UNI drops the ball with Epic like they did "Universal Escape", is there really so little to talk about at WDW? I think we know that, but you'd hope Disney would have something to surprise us. Disneyland having nothing entertainment wise (no parade clips, no performers) besides teens looking off camera was funny. Disney still trying to make Wish a thing just feels awkward now too, though I did like seeing DLP in the spotlight. You can add this 40th anniversary broadcast to the list of underwhelming anniversary celebrations for Disney.