The Swan and Dolphin is Santa’s Favorite Resort

Santa in Florida

The Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is celebrating the season with the ever popular Holiday Happenings at the Swan and Dolphin. This magical month-long celebration in December will once again feature Santa, dressed in his cool Florida resort wear. Of course he will be accompanied by Mrs. Claus, as they jet off to Florida to escape the cold and spend their vacation at Santa’s favorite resort, the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

Families can enjoy a unique holiday experience away from home at the Epcot Resort Area hotel, mingling with Santa, lighting the tree with Mrs. Claus and even getting tucked in by one of Santa’s elves.

Children and kids at heart can enjoy a magical holiday vacation experience with this year’s line-up:

Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet ‘n Greets
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their favorite elf, Kandy Kane, decked out in their vacation attire, will meet with guests in Santa’s customized Tiki hut select nights. The hut features reindeer, palm trees and flamingos, making it a photo opportunity like no other.

Dancing Lights Show
Each evening, the causeway transforms into a holiday spectacle, where illuminating palm trees become the performers of a dazzling musical light show featuring favorite holiday tunes.

Life-Size Chocolate Santa Scene
Constructed entirely of chocolate, this life-sized sculpture of Santa weighs in at approximately 1,200 pounds! The sculpture, created by the hotel’s executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard (the only two-time world pastry champion), will be on display in the lobby of the Swan. This year, the display will feature a 7-foot tall, 400-pound chocolate nutcracker!

Bedtime Elf Tuck-Ins
Even after Santa’s elves have finished making presents, their work isn’t really finished! On Dec. 24, parents can hire a full-costumed elf to deliver milk, cookies, a plush toy and storybook to the room; read a bedtime story and tuck the children into bed before Santa arrives. This is a premium service with an additional cost. Reservations are required.

For more details about all the holiday excitement, including a full schedule of activities, or to make room reservations, please visit or call 1-800-227-1500. Overnight rates start at $159 per night.

Check out the PDF with the full list of Christmas-time events!


This all sounds so adorable!

Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust






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I am the Disney World News Writer for Chip and Company. I am an annual passholder and visit Disney World as often as I can. I turned my daughter into a Disney Addict as well. One day we hope to live in the castle!
The Swan and Dolphin is Santa’s Favorite Resort was last modified: November 11th, 2013 by Maria