Many onsite Walt Disney World Resort Hotels will be reopening on June 22, before the Disney property’s theme parks open beginning July 11. The resort’s Disney Springs shopping and entertainment district already began its phased reopening on May 20.
Of note, however, is the fact that. the Swan and Dolphin Hotels will NOT be reopening with the rest of Walt Disney World.
Today, the Swan and Dolphin resort properties shared the following update on their official joint website:
The travel briefing reads:
“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 July 29, 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 will be allowed, as long as the change or cancellation is made by July 5, 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 July 5, 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.”
Although the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is located on Disney-owned property (it has an Epcot Drive address), the hotels are actually operated by Marriott International.
They do, however, offer a number of amenities that the majority of local Orlando hotels owned and operated by brands other than Disney are unable to provide. These include Disney FastPass+ access, on site Disney Planning Centers, and complimentary transportation to the four WDW Disney Parks.
If you have questions pertaining to an existing Summer 2020 reservation or if you are interested in making a new booking at the Swan Hotel or Dolphin Hotel, contact them directly at 407.934.4000 (front desk) or 888.828.8850 (reservations).
What do you think about the Swan and Dolphin extending their temporary closure through the end of July? Tell us in the comments!