Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios! An amazing sight to see Magic Kingdom Park is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division, the park opened on October 1, 1971, as the first of four theme parks at the resort. Initialized by Walt Disney and designed by WED Enterprises, its layout and attractions are based on Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, and is dedicated to fairy tales and Disney characters.
The park is represented by Cinderella Castle, inspired by the fairy tale castle seen in the 1950 film. In 2015, the park hosted 20.49 million visitors, making it the most visited theme park in the world for the tenth consecutive year and the most visited theme park in North America for at least the past fifteen years.[1] An example of many sand sculptures within the lobbies of this grand hotel. Cinderella Castle Bay Lake,Florida:🏰👑 Sometimes, you can't get away to travel. That's when I go to EPCOT (I live only 1 hr away). I ride Soarin & pretend I'm really there. Can't stop a girl from Dreamin!
#EndlessSummer Why spend $10,000 or more on a Safari in Africa, when you can go to Disney's Animal Kingdom and spend less than half of that!
Every year thousands of people descend on Walt Disney World Florida and I am usually one of them.
Disney World happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. I have been to Walt Disney World almost EVERY year since I was in high school.
Now that I am in my 30's I still love the place. There really is something for everyone. At the Animal Kingdom park you can get up close to stunning creatures and have a great yet SAFE time doing it. I always say EVERYONE needs to experience Disney World at least once in their life.
One day I hope to be able to take a safari ride in Africa but until then I will continue my safari rides at Animal Kingdom. One of the best parts of completing the Round the World tour at Epcot Center is the performances given by all the artists in each country. This was in China, and the dancers had all of the onlookers mesmerized. As I've gotten older, I've grown out of some of the other parks at Disney and really come to enjoy strolling through Epcot. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older, but I felt like it made a lot of sense considering how much I've fallen in love with travel. Visiting each country at Epcot only made me want to visit those places in real life. #colorful Never tire of this landmark.... amazing at night.
Morocco Pavillion at Epcot in Disneyworld
#architecture
#bestof5
#patterns Giant gingerbread house in lobby of Grand Floridian Hotel. They start baking four months previous for the tiles needed for this huge house. Animal Kingdom Lodge is my favorite #disney resort for a reason. Out for a sunset walk with my wife here in Disney Springs, Fl Christmas at MK. An unbelievable array of millions of lights at the sadly past Osborne Family Lights. One of Disney's greatest mistakes, removing this phenom. Enjoying an awesome beer at the greatest place in Epcot Our #weekendgetaway was to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where we got up close and personal to some baby elephants playing in the water (we counted about four). The animals were surprisingly active, and we thought it was quite funny that the lions were just sleeping on top of rocks peacefully while it poured. Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake, Epcot Center, Florida I was psyched to visit the mother of all Disney castles :) September, 2012. Caribbean beach resort pond in the morning Downtown Disney/Disney Marketplace - Florida My meeting with Chewbacca, Hollywood Studios Flowering garden celebration at Epcot Epcot Park at Disneyworld
#stunningstructure A picture from a morning boat ride to Downtown Disney from the Port Orleans resort. We were first in line on a Saturday. The rides start at 10:00, but it was quiet that beautiful morning and only a few other people were on the boats. Construction at Downtown Disney has made parking a nightmare. I definitely recommend taking a boat ride there if possible! #waterlust Disney Boardwalk View from our hotel room at the Shades of Green in Orlando Florida. Beautiful hotel located away from all of the craziness of the parks but is just a 5 minute bus ride away from the ticket and transportation center where you can catch a bus, monorail or ferry to anywhere in Disney. The Dolphin and its sister property the Swan are within the Walt Disney World property. Keep in mind these are Starwood hotels not Disney hotels so... the process for getting any reservations, park passes or things like linking your fastpass are going to be a bit of a hassle. I have been here dozens of times over the past twenty years working various conventions and that's primarily the hotels specialty. Expect to see large groups of conventioneers with name badges taking over every little space and then all disappearing at once into workshop and general session meeting rooms. As a business meeting hotel it works... going to the parks ? Not my first choice.
As to being a #StunningStructure ... I am always impressed by the giant lotus flower fountains and clamshell waterfalls that balance out the pyramid on the Dolphin. The walk from the Swan to the Dolphin gives a wonderful view. Lined with majestic royal palms and mirror lakes on either side the property's landscaping certainly keeps up with the high bar set by its neighboring Disney properties. Amphicar Rides !! I have to get one of these... Amphibious Classic cars are about as cool as it gets! These rare “Amphicars” drive on land and in the water. For a mere $125 you get your own car with a Captain and up to three people. This is the only place in the world you can experience this unique ride! Disney Springs hosts the world’s largest, hand-painted helium balloon!
The balloon was custom-built for Disney by the Paris-based company Aérophile and is filled with 210,000 cubic feet of helium. The balloon’s basket holds about 30 people and rises on tethers to around 400 feet.
That big sucking sound is not a hole in the balloon ... it’s coming from your wallet. Expect to pay about $20 for adults and $15 for the kiddies for this short ride. Hey, you're on vacation. Go ahead and have the mac and cheese hot dog :) Last time for the beautiful Osborne Family lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let them know if you're disappointed. Our annual summer trip to Disney World! Although it was a typical rainy, hot, summer Florida day, we still got a lot done in this short trip! One of the best moments was on the Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom, where a lot of the animals were super close to our Epcot Mountains at Animal Kingdom. 🇱🇷 One of my favorite landmarks in Walt Disney World. Yummy! Cinderellas Castle Just some Christmas in July. Cool photo taken from the boat house Manatee exhibit at Living Seas Epcot. Such gentle creatures. Experimental Prototype Community of tomorrow.
Photo taken with my iPhone 5.
Some surprisingly awesome cocktails at the Polynesian Resorts Tanbu Lounge ! Animal Kingdom. I know zoo's aren't very popular these days but personally I enjoy Animal Kingdom and in particular the safari ride.
#disney #florida #disneyworld #safari #zoo #animal Pure adrenaline at the Lights Motor Action show. Love Florida clouds. Really took this photo as a Mickey's Sorcerers Hat #disneymagic #florida #usa The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is a spectacular collection of holiday lights that one Arkansas family collected and donated to Disney World in Orlando.
The lights have been on display for 20 years every holiday season and will cease their annual celebration as of Jan. 3, 2016, so see it while you can!
The lights are in the Streets of American section of the park. Access is and are included with the regular admission to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
#lights
#holidays
#Disney
#amusement
#Orlando
#FLorida
#UStravel
#colorful The Stormtroopers guarding Hollywood Studios. Day 43 - Resting in Disney Springs.
A couple dressed in their silvery best in honour of Alice in Wonderland. View of the Boardwalk from the Beach Club Resort. Waiting for the boat home.
#stunningstructures Animal kingdom
A magical atmosphere that leaves a permanent smile on your face. Legos #thetreeoflife amazing piece of engineering and art. My meeting with Darth Vader at Hollywood Studios Great morning So much yummy and different foods Magic kingdom! hats off to Walt for finding the best talents to create his world. Mary Blair was a color genius. Beach Club Villas at night A little Disney magic in one of the clock tower in Germany. Don't miss the Indiana Jones stunt show, great entertainment and a nice shady spot to sit. Tip: get there a few minutes early and raise your hand for a chance to be an extra (speaking from 1st hand experience, it's lots of fun! ) Blue skies with the House of Blues The super fun swimming pool at Disney's Boardwalk inn. Once you tire from the water slide you can take a lovely walk along side the boardwalk filled with shops and restaurants. We drove over for the day to visit my sister Malathi and her friend Prahba and visited had a great Birthday lunch and walked around Downtown Disney.
The Ghiradelli Ice Cream waffle cone was outrageously good. I love this little discovery at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's tucked away in one of the most bustling areas of the park. What a happy message :) After a long day in the park and Illuminations fireworks in the evening, I took this picture with my iPhone 6+ as I was heading to the trams. Goofy at Chef Mickey's Morning explorations Disney World on a misty day Cinderella's Castle is a symbol of the happiest place on Earth, of youthful joy, and of fairy tales come true. #cinderella #disney #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #cinderellascastle #castle #stunningstructures World Disney World Scaaaaary! First floor gift shop, has a sneaky little Tiki God. Helado de maiz...mmm... Planet Earth. Epcot Center at night! This photo was taken at 21th February 2014 from an IPhone 6 without flashlight. #epcot #atnight Young mouseketeer, doing what comes naturally at Downtown Marketplace. Cars that float! Had to be Disney behind this magical creation. Downtown Disney. Pool side view of a beautiful Florida day. We had dinner with good friends from New York Carol Nemore and Jerry Andritz at the Rain Forest Cafe in Downtown Disney. We had an excellent meal and good times with great friends.
Many awesome Coral Aquariums with bright tropical fish. One day I will get to see real prayer flags in Asia, until then these will have to do!
#prayerflags #asia #disney Everyone of us has grown by watching this castle in cartoons !! Disney !! Glimpse of Spaceship Earth from the World Showcase. Mickey at Chef Mickey's - Contemporary Resort Disney World, Florida One of my favourite rides, really enjoying all the new Star Wars additions to the park too.  Disney Tip: Visit the parks mid-week for smaller crowd sizes. #LifeAtExpedia Cool 👌 View from our room of the river. #green #Disney Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow... Right near the tea cups in Magic Kingdom 💕 #springfun Spaceship Earth at night is spectacular. My favorite time to go is in the fall when there are less crowds. #Patterns Morning walk not too shabby this morning. The new Morimoto Asia in Walt Disney World's Disney Springs. I haven't tried the duck yet, but I will eventually! Sunset at Epcot Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to photograph in the evening, especially when there's a beautiful sunset as the backdrop. #lifeatexpedia #waltdisneyworld #animalkingdom Riverof lights depicting river ganga and mount everest india,Asia. Lightshow. A full school of exotic baby fish. Avoid visiting on any holiday.... Serious!
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Popular property highlights

On private beach
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
Grocery/convenience store

Walking distance to 2 Walt Disney World Parks

Adjacent to the restaurants, shops, and entertainment of Disney's BoardWalk, this resort offers exclusive Walt Disney World Resort benefits such as Extra Magic Hours and FastPass+ access 60 days in advance. SeaWorld and Universal studios are 14 miles away.

Featuring Disney Character dining

Guests have access to 17 restaurants and lounges with Disney Character dining at Garden Grove and Celebrity Chef restaurants. A water complex includes a grotto pool, spa tubs, and white-sand beach. Complimentary Disney boat and bus shuttles transport guests to Walt Disney World Parks and attractions.

Heavenly Beds and accessories

All Michael Graves-designed guestrooms at Walt Disney World Dolphin have Heavenly Beds with pillowtop mattresses, premium channels, refrigerators, and complimentary daily newspapers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk Resort, Walt Disney World Dolphin is accessible to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios via walkway and complimentary ferryboat. Dining options include Shula's Steakhouse, a stylish seafood restaurant, a Mediterranean-style market, a casual café, and a poolside bar and grill.

Recreation facilities include a 3-acre water complex with 5 outdoor pools, an Asian-inspired health spa (surcharge), video arcade (surcharge), 24-hour health club (surcharge), playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and 4 outdoor lighted tennis courts. Supervised child care is offered nightly at Camp Dolphin (fees apply).

Complimentary amenities include scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Extra Magic Hours. The resort also includes exclusive Walt Disney World Resort benefits such as Extra Magic Hours at select theme parks and FastPass+ access to reserve select experiences 60 days in advance.

Onsite shops sell resort wear, chocolates, and Disney merchandise. WiFi access (surcharge) is available in the lobby and meeting spaces. 98 meeting and conference rooms provide 320,000 square feet of meeting space.

  • Express check-in 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Children's club 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • On private beach 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4 
  • Total number of rooms - 1,509 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Tennis on site 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Steam room 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 12 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Beach towels 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 25 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 25.00 per night )

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Shula's Steakhouse - Sports memorabilia from the Miami Dolphins' 1972 season decorate the walls of this popular steakhouse. Menu favorites include Certified Angus Beef, signature 48-ounce Porterhouse, and seafood. Dinner and drinks served nightly; lounge open from late afternoon until late evening.

Todd English's bluezoo - This stylish restaurant specializes in fresh seafood such as sashimi-grade tuna steak, swordfish, and surf and turf. Dinner, appetizers, and drinks served nightly; lounge open from late afternoon until late night.

Fresh Mediterranean Market - Meats and poultry are cooked on a rotisserie in the open kitchen. A pastry station provides freshly baked croissants, French baguettes, Danish, and desserts. Open for breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Lighter fare and a children's menu are also available.

The Fountain - Offering homemade and soft-serve ice cream, burgers, salads, and sandwiches. Open from late morning until late evening. A children's menu is available.

Picabu - A delight for adults and children alike, this 24-hour restaurant serves a wide array of food in a cafeteria-like setting. It also includes a convenience store with sundries, toiletries, snacks, and gifts.

Cabana Bar and Grill - A poolside bar serving sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, burgers, and cocktails. Open from late morning until early evening.

Lobby Lounge - Pastries and Starbucks coffee are served in the morning; cocktails, beer, and wine are available in the evening.

A buffet breakfast includes hot meal items.

Room service includes reheating meals (surcharge).

Nearby Things to Do

Walt Disney World Dolphin has an expansive water complex with a grotto pool with waterfall and waterslide, a children's pool, 2 outdoor lap pools, 3 spa tubs, and a private, white-sand beach. Floats, towels, and beach accessories are available for rental in the Cabana Beach Hut. Camp Dolphin provides supervised nighttime children's activities (surcharge) such as arts and crafts and bead making. The 24 hour health club (surcharge) offers stationary bikes, treadmills, stair machines, strength-training equipment and steam rooms. Other recreation options include a video arcade (surcharge), sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, 4 lighted tennis courts, Segway and paddle boat rentals, and a running track. Guests will also find water skiing, parasailing, and other water sports/activities nearby.

Guests enjoy preferred tee times at the 5 golf courses in the Walt Disney World Resort, including the 18-hole Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, 4 miles from the hotel. Bike and watercraft rentals are available at Disney's BoardWalk Resort, adjacent to the hotel. Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course is across the street.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

With meditation, tea gardens, and garden and city views, the Mandara Spa specializes in Asian-inspired treatments. Relax in the sauna, spa tub and steam room, and enjoy aromatherapy treatments, various types of massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures and reflexology.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when they visit the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The boat service to theme parks is temporarily unavailable. For more details, contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 31.50 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 23.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Dolphin Walt Disney World
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
  • Dolphin Resort

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Disney FastPass+® Offer

Disney FastPass+® Offer

Guests can use their booking reservation number and Walt Disney World® Resort tickets for complimentary access to Disney’s FastPass+® service, allowing guests to book entry times to Theme Park attractions and events up to 60 days in advance of arrival.

Purchase of a valid Walt Disney World® Resort admission ticket from an authorized Walt Disney World Ticket Seller, a booking reservation number for this property, and online registration required to qualify. Guests must contact the property directly for instructions on how to register and link their reservation; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.

Complimentary Parking at Walt Disney World® Resort

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive complimentary parking at any Walt Disney World® Resort theme park by showing the resort hotel room key at parking booth.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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