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- Camp Dolphin evening childcare for kids ages 4 to 12
- Three-acre water playground and beach
- Easy access to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios
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About Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Offering a fun-filled water playground, onsite childcare and kid-friendly dining, the Walt Disney World Dolphin provides a family-friendly vacation experience. Families receive all the perks of staying at an upscale hotel within Walt Disney World Resort.
A short walk or boat ride to the International Gateway at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, the 1,500-room convention and leisure property opened in the summer of 1990. Along with its sister, the Walt Disney World Swan, the resort provides a number of unique amenities for families. From complimentary childcare with dining to bargain-rate snacks and beverages available through its Personal Pantry stocking service, kid-toting travelers will appreciate the efforts management has made to facilitate an easy and enjoyable getaway.
Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves and adorned by two 56-foot dolphin statues weighing 60,000 lbs. each, the Starwood Hotels & Resorts managed property is about double the size of its neighbor, the Walt Disney World Swan, with differing lodging options and dining opportunities.
Standard rooms contain two double beds and sleep up to five -- one more guest than at the sister resort. Premium Studios are a space-stretching option for families and are unique to the larger Dolphin property.
Along with two celebrity restaurants, a poolside beach club, an American diner and ice cream fountain, the resort is home to Picabu. This inviting dining option is a 24-hour cafeteria which serves up family-style meals in an ultra-casual atmosphere.
Walt Disney World Dolphin sports a three-acre pool complex, a beach, staff-led activities for kids and evening childcare at Camp Dolphin. Family guests also enjoy an onsite playground, an arcade and teen treatments at Mandara Spa. Popular evening activities include campfires with s'mores and "Glow in the Dark Volleyball" games.
For families, one of the most attractive resort benefits is the ability to take advantage of "Extra Magic Hours" at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Through this program, overnight guests enjoy the exclusive ability to enter theme parks early or stay late while enjoying select attractions.
Additional perks at the resort include complimentary theme park parking and free transportation throughout the World. Unlike at Disney-owned resorts, guests are not eligible to participate in the Disney Dining Plan. There is a fee for self-parking and airport transportation is not included, so you'll need to arrange your own.
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Written by Jackie Perrin
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