New Look Coming for Walt Disney World Swan Resort Lobby Spaces

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is undergoing its next redesign project, a $3 million transformation of the Swan Resort’s lobby, public spaces and coffee bar. Upon completion, the resort’s two main lobbies, all guest rooms and meeting spaces will all have completely updated appearances.


Just last fall, the resort completed the largest renovation in its history — a $150 million, three-year project that included a redesign of all guest rooms, complete transformation of the Dolphin Resort lobby and renovation of all meeting space.

The new Swan spaces will incorporate the water theme of the redesigned guest rooms and Dolphin lobby, providing an elegant, classic look to the resort’s lobby, rotunda, front desk, lounging areas and corridors. Features like lantern lights and sconces, Bahama shutters and palm leaf designs will transport visitors to a serene tropical oasis. The Swan’s coffee bar, Java Bar, will also receive a refreshed look as part of the redesign.


We just stayed in the Swan last week and noticed the construction was well underway.

Just take a look at the beautiful new look for the elevators!




Work on the Swan fountain was also in process, and amazingly, looks very much like the artist rendering already. Our photo follows, the rendering below it.



The Swan Resort project will take place in phases, in order to remain open to guests throughout the renovation. As you can see from the photo below, the Cabanas shop is still open during the construction work.


The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

You can read more about the Walt Disney World Swan HERE and about its sister resort the Walt Disney World Dolphin HERE. You can see photos of the renovated Dolphin lobby and its lobby bar, Phins, HERE.

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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