PHOTOS - Concept art of the new Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Tower

Sep 21, 2018 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

Concept art of the new Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort tower
Posted: Friday September 21, 2018 12:20pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has officialy announced an expansion of the resort, with features and amenities catering to meetings and groups.

The project is expected to break ground early this fall and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2020. The new structure will be located next to the Swan Resort on the current site of the tennis courts.

The tower will be 14 stories tall and include:

  • Meeting and rooftop space – Over 22,000 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms, 12 meeting rooms and a rooftop reception space offering spectacular views of the nightly Walt Disney World fireworks

  • Guest rooms – 349 guest rooms including 151 suites featuring separate working and private spaces, built-in AV system, large conference table and other features designed to create the perfect collaboration space

  • Outdoor space – Landscaped 16,800-square-foot elevated deck with a fire pit and pool

  • Restaurant – 90-seat restaurant and a 50-seat lounge

  • Other amenities – Health club, business center, grab-and-go market, upscale craft cocktail lobby bar, Disney benefits

“This is another significant phase for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort,” said Fred Sawyers, the resort’s general manager. “We’re excited about the resort’s continued evolution and the new experience it will provide for our guests.”

“This new resort is designed to allow us to better meet the needs of meetings and groups,“ said Director of Sales and Marketing Gino Marasco. “Its unique new features will complement our location, recent renovation and service to give planners even more options to enjoy.”

The expansion follows a $150 million transformation of the resort’s guest rooms, lobby areas and all meeting space. Once the new tower is completed, the resort will offer more than 2,600 total guestrooms and 350,000 square feet of meeting space.

The new location will be open for group bookings beginning March 1, 2021. 

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TJ Vazquez3 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?

Rteetz3 days ago

Gotta be some sort of materials delay.

GimpYancIent4 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.

DCBaker4 days ago

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

DCBaker23 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