PHOTOS - Ground clearing for the upcoming addition of 'The Cove' to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Mar 11, 2019 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin The Cove construction
Posted: Monday March 11, 2019 3:01pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is now well underway on ground clearing for the upcoming addition of 'The Cove' to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

The new hotel will be built on the site of the former tennis courts, which are now largely cleared.

There are a number of construction walls around the mini golf area, which is still open for business.

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:

kevlightyearJul 15, 2021

Swan Reserve has been added to the map