Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin remains open but moves all operations to the Swan

Mar 17, 2020 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

Posted: Tuesday March 17, 2020 2:23pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort plans to remain open during the closure of the Walt Disney World theme parks, but is modifying its operations.


The Dolphin wing will be closed, with all guests accommodated in the Swan wing. Dining will be available at Il Mulino Trattoria and Java.

Here is the latest info from the hotel:

In order to better serve our guests during the temporary closure of Walt Disney World Theme Parks, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will shift all reservations and operations to the Walt Disney World Swan wing. Guests will have access to modified seating, full-service or take-out dining at Il Mulino Trattoria, quick-service dining options at Java, as well as access to the health club, the resort's five pools, white sand beach and other resort amenities.

For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival, as long as the change or cancellation is made by April 30, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

For guests making new reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between today and April 30, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date. Please note that changes to the reservation will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

For guests departing prior to scheduled departure date, between today and April 30, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed with no penalty.

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pixie2256 minutes ago

NJ will probably be right in front of NY in line- whenever that is.

CaptainAmerica7 minutes ago

I think so but their site is very miserable on mobile. I'll see what I can find when I get to my computer.

DisneyCane11 minutes ago

Do they have it by State? @sullivan.kscott was talking about FL specifically.

CaptainAmerica14 minutes ago

The CDC publishes that chart for us. The seven day moving average peaked at 3.2 million doses on April 11. It has been falling over the past ten days and sat at 2.8 million as of April 16. Data newer than April 16 is incomplete so that's the latest we have.

DisneyCane26 minutes ago

Good perspective. Maybe someone has time (I won't until next week) and can take the daily "Total People Vaccinated" from the vaccine report that @DCBaker posts and put them in a spreadsheet for the past 6-8 weeks and then subtract the prior day's total to see how many people are added to that category daily. If you plot that and do a seven day rolling average it should show if the demand is staying relatively consistent. There are concerning things like when people post articles about Palm Beach County having unclaimed appointments and County sites but the Publix, Walmart and CVS appointments in the County seem to fill up so maybe it's less of a demand issue and more of a convenience issue or preference issue.

CaptainAmerica39 minutes ago

2,000 cases and 24 deaths are statistically zero. You'd be better off never leaving your house to drive anywhere because car crashes are far more common. Nobody has ever argued that COVID presents *precisely zero* risk to children. We have argued that the life-altering mitigation efforts are not commensurate with the miniscule magnitude of the risk. David Leonhardt at The New York Times put it very well a few days ago. "Victory over Covid will not involve its elimination. Victory will instead mean turning it into the sort of danger that plane crashes or shark attacks present β€” too small to be worth reordering our lives."

DisneyCane47 minutes ago

Which, of course, is the opposite order of effectiveness according to the WHO.

DisneyCane48 minutes ago

As I've said before, the biggest motivating factor for me to get vaccinated as soon as I had the opportunity was to minimize the chance of losing taste and/or smell for a long period of time.

MisterPenguin3 hours ago

You don't have to worry about COVID if you're asymptomatic. Children don't have to worry about COVID. Oh yeah?... https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/health/covid-children-mis-c.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqohkTFUbBSbVUNEjsh3Bjv_RwbB5jX__KCSPRDAHyuUORoPG-1vIYeArQeoP6AmhZY0LNq4zFrs1x_VDPkdpRk7288uKw5oJL2BsoI_vGz4_1c-IVOsy-3qzYzLncekhnuzvtU7MeCK9DvykpH4mJQpko5VgdUj7miBbg_eYTZMmn4V2zvwjBZhlRDofZyLsvvfgCxR2ONjufQiLo0BtGLkfAWeP6Ibav7EQcwxSCUbESGd95gs-7tBfMdAUOcXvPpidFxL_C8dOeFp2f6LJrlQ&smid=url-share

Sirwalterraleigh5 hours ago

BlindChow6 hours ago

The people who are still closely following the masking rules aren't the majority of ones hesitant to get the vaccine. I have no complaint with vaccine incentives. I only objected to a specific bit of nonsense the anti-maskers have been pushing lately. "Get a vaccine and stop wearing a mask" is simply a way of dropping mask mandates altogether. I think any ACTUAL incentives to get the vaccine (that aren't a shadow way of dropping Covid mitigations earlier than necessary) are a good thing, and I encourage them. Knock yourself out, Budweiser and Krispy Kreme! 🍺🍩

Figgy16 hours ago

It was me my radio and a book. I just like the beach always have always will

Tom P.6 hours ago

Wow. Maybe you should consider decaf from now on. Have a good night.

Sirwalterraleigh6 hours ago

pretty interesting...