Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin now fully closed due to coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is now fully closed through March 31 2020 due to coronavirus impacts.


From last week, the resort was operating with the Dolphin wing closed, with all guests accommodated in the Swan wing. Dining was available at Il Mulino Trattoria and Java. But as of midday March 24, the entire resort closed.

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 and hotels, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will close effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:00pm EST through March 31, 2020.

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 March 31, 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, from today until 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.

Please note that this policy does NOT apply to travel associated with a group booking. Guests who booked via online travel agents or other third-party travel professionals are advised to contact their booking provider for information on their policies.

We will continue to make adjustments to our operations as appropriate and look forward to welcoming guests back as soon as it is advisable. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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Article Posted: Mar 25, 2020 / 11:50am ET
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GoofGoofLess than a minute ago

Love it...since you mentioned it I’m hoping Splash Mountain is still open in August too. Thought my last ride might have been at DLR in summer 2019 and we all know that’s the inferior version ;)

JAKECOTCenter11 minutes ago

Quite possibly. If vaccines get in arms fast like the Splash Mountain merch

GoofGoof15 minutes ago

Amen. Can we make it before August? :cool:

matt911218 minutes ago

Im pretty sure at some point vacines will be invented that can be at more normal temperatures....i assume there sill be a push for that....a check from the DRC or kenya cashes just as well.

Disney Experience37 minutes ago

I will be glad when masks and social distancing are no longer mandated and Covid19 is effectively controlled. I like going in the Stretching room with total strangers and just hearing the sequence, laughing, and seeing and hearing peoples reactions to the pictures and the final ceiling sequence. Hopefully that will happen once again later this year (Before my Wife's and my Premier Plus Passes expire).

Disney Experience1 hour ago

AstraZeneca efficacy issues. Actually it may just be the German Government using the wrong numbers: ( The Germans messed up in what was efficacy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/26/german-government-challenges-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-efficacy-reports On a broader point: Just some number crunching using classic herd immunity models : Herd%Needed=(1/VaccineEfficacy)*(1-1/R0) (Solved for R0) R0=1/(Herd%Vaccinated*VaccineEfficacy-1) If Efficacy is 95% (Moderna & JnJ) [Not including people that have had covid) and Population % Vaccinated: 85% Then the highest R0 that will still result in herd immunity is: 5.19 If Efficacy is 50.4% (Chinese vaccine): and Population % vaccinated: 100% (Almost unachievable) Then the highest R0 that will still result in herd immunity is 2.01 Luckily I think the JnJ will be closer to the Mrna vaccines than the classic Chinese vaccine in efficacy. We will know within a week. While Astrazeneca has had a hard time with their studies, so we will see.

JAKECOTCenter1 hour ago

The stretching room will be back. When social distancing is gone the Stretching Room will be the first thing to come back

TrainChasers1 hour ago

Not sure I follow your math but ok :)

DisneyDebRob1 hour ago

Isn’t that happening now? But I agree, masks will be here awhile. I already see the 6ft turning into 3 and less when I’m out. I hear the stories about Disney also. Hopefully people will try and continue the distancing.. we have a long way to go but will get there if we stay the course.

JAKECOTCenter1 hour ago

Much more of them to clean and social distancing wouldn't work since the trams require so many people

TrainChasers1 hour ago

How are they different than ride vehicles?

GimpYancIent1 hour ago

I see the whole social distancing concept fade away before not wearing masks occurs.

JAKECOTCenter1 hour ago

The trams should be the last to come back. It's a sanitation nightmare

sullivan.kscott1 hour ago

I hope you’re right that they’ll eventually go. Not overly intrusive on Rise, they’re bad to horrible on everything else. And they’re the pinnacle of security theater on ride vehicles. They may stick around a little longer in switchbacks if we get to a point where 6ft becomes 3 or 4 before all is said and done (not saying it will). I actually see them sticking longer term, like maybe even years, at places like check in counters at hotels and cashier stands. Once masks are gone these protect everyone from the “escape sneeze,” even if the offending party isn’t contagious.