An Official Disney Partner Hotel – The high-rise Walt Disney World Dolphin is an ideal home base for a family adventure within the EPCOT Resort Area. The vibrant hotel places you a stone's throw from many attractions – and its higher floors offer stunning views of the park fireworks. You can keep the kids entertained at the Camp Dolphin kids’ club, arcade or mini-golf course. The hotel also offers a gym, spa and five pools, alongside a handful of restaurants.

The hotel enjoys a privileged location within walking distance of EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are within three and five miles, respectively. The iconic Universal Studios is 13 miles north-east of the hotel, while Orlando International Airport is 22 miles away.

Make yourself at home in one of this hotel’s many spacious, comfortable and contemporary rooms. Offering a plush double bed plus a sofa bed, the rooms feature light, airy fabrics and cool-toned accents that create a relaxing atmosphere. Bathrooms feature rainfall showers. Upgrade to a Resort View Room for expansive views that stretch over the resort.

Accommodation details


1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista
FL 32830

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 16:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00


17.5 mi / 28.3 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 1514


Sleeps 5, Bed Type: Double(s)  Satellite television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, In Room Movies, Television

Resort View

Sleeps 5, Bed Type: Double(s)  Satellite television, Refrigerator, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Bathtub/shower combination, In Room Movies, Television

General facilities

  • Playground
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Coffee shop
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet services
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Ironing board
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • 7 Restaurant
  • Gift/News stand
  • 3 Pool
  • 1 Children's pool
  • 4 Lounges/bars
  • Pool Bar
  • Room service
  • Game room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Massage services
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators

Other facilities

When you’re not at the nearby theme parks, there’s plenty to do within the hotel. You’ll have a choice of five pools, including a tropical three-acre grotto pool featuring lush greenery, waterfalls, rock caves and a twisting waterslide, alongside a spring pool, two lap pools and a kids’ pool. There are also four relaxing whirlpool spas.

You can get your blood pumping at the state-of-the-art Dolphin Health Club with cardio and strength machines, free weights and ellipticals. Yoga mats and stability balls are available upon request. Alternatively, strike up a game of volleyball on the sandy court or jog along the scenic trails around Crescent Lake.

Spend time with the whole family at the playground for children between the ages of two to twelve, featuring swings, tunnels, slides and soft surfaces. You can also whisk your kids to an arcade or play mini-golf at the Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf courses, with whimsical backdrops inspired by the classic film Fantasia (for a cost). Kids ages 4 through 12 can also hang out at the supervised Camp Dolphin, although reservations and fees are required for the evening programme.

While the kids are occupied, you can unwind at the Balinese-themed Mandara Spa. Let the relaxing sound of chimes melt away your stress as you step into the serene Meditation Garden and Tea Garden. This full-service luxury spa offers a myriad of invigorating and therapeutic treatments, including massages, body wraps and facials. They also provide manicures, pedicures and hairstyling.

Dining information

Enjoy all-day dining at both Walt Disney World Swan and WALT DISNEY WORLD DOLPHIN during your stay. Six signature dining venues offer a range of fare. Head to the award-winning Shula’s Steak House for a menu of prime steaks and extensive wine list. Stop by the AAA Four-Diamond certified, Todd English’s Bluezoo for fresh, coastal cuisine – featured dishes here include the indulgent two-pound Maine ‘Cantonese’ lobster. Dig into southern Italian specialties at Il Mulino New York Trattoria. Sit on a black leather chair beneath rustic wooden beams, surrounded by exposed red brick walls and unwind in the restaurant’s stylish surroundings. Expect plenty of pasta, pizza and fresh fish. You’ll find the sizzling flavours of Mexico at Rosa Mexicano and sensational sushi at Kimonos. You can watch chefs create dishes like delicate sushi rolls and tempura platters at the teakwood bar here. At Amare, a Mediterranean-inspired menu and refined regional wine list await.

Unwind poolside at the Cabana Bar and Beach Club. Open for lunch and dinner, this spot is perfect for grabbing a light bite or refreshing frozen cocktail. The fountain serves up sweet treats and snacks – order soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes, hearty sandwiches and salads here. Start your day in the sun-filled Garden Grove with breakfast beneath a 25-foot oak tree. Paper lanterns and fairy lights twinkle in the branches above you as you tuck into easy-going morning dishes. At lunchtime, sandwiches and salads are the menu’s main attractions. Sitting poolside, both Splash Pool Bar and Grill and Tangerine serve up handcrafted refreshments and small plates. There’s also Java, perfect for a quick fuel-up, Chill, brimming with frozen delights, Fuel, stocking a range of grab-and-go snacks and sandwiches, and Grounds, serving up craft coffee.

Order from a select menu of chilled beer and wine while you sink into plush leather seats at Shula’s Lounge. Sip classic cocktails at Il Mulino Lounge or sample sake and plum wine at Kimonos Lounge. Indulge in a frosty mug of Phins and Feathers beer or opt for the exclusive Smoke N’ Roses cocktails at Phins. The Rosa Mexicano Lounge serves frozen pomegranate margaritas, traditional tequilas and mezcals, while the lounge at Todd English’s Bluezoo offers champagne bubbles and specialty cordials. Classic cocktails and light bites can also be had at Stir.

Additional information

All Official Disney Partner Hotels are close to Walt Disney World Resort and offer a complimentary shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. You can also take advantage of a 30-minute early entry into Walt Disney World Theme Parks and extended evening hours, two nights per week, in select theme parks.

*A Park reservation and valid ticket or pass for the same park on the same date and valid Resort ID are required for Early Theme Park Entry and extended evening hours.

The Resort Service Package includes in-room Wi-Fi. It also includes daily fitness classes led by instructors and daily swan paddleboat rides. Enjoy $30 off spa services costing $230 or more at Mandara Spa (hair and nails not included) and make the most of nightly movies with s’mores on the beach.

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