First Look: The New Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

by | Sep 2, 2020 | WDW Blog

Keep next summer in mind when planning your next Disney World vacation, because the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will be open.

The hotly-anticipated addition to the Swan and Dolphin resort hit a construction milestone… the 14th-story construction beam was put into place, marking the completion of the structure’s top floor. 

WDW Swan Reserve Top Off - Beam Lifted

The 14th floor beam is put into place. Photo courtesy Swan and Dolphin Resort

WDW Swan Reserve Top Off - Wide Shot Construction

Swan Reserve construction continues. Photo courtesy Swan and Dolphin Resort

In the construction industry, it is tradition to mark the occasion when the skeleton of a building reaches full height. An American flag and a tree were raised along with the beam in celebration. 

The Swan Reserve is Born

WDW Swan Reserve Artists Rendering

WDW Swan Reserve Artists Rendering. Photo courtesy Swan and Dolphin Resort

And the celebration brought the project’s new name, the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve to life! We finally have a name to fit the new construction.

“As we advanced with the project on construction, marketing and operations, we decided The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve was a better fit,” said the newly appointed area general manager for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Sean Verney. “We feel this name represents the boutique, sophisticated and relaxing ambiance the hotel will provide guests.”

Now the tower is well on its way to welcome guests next summer. If you are visiting Walt Disney World before then, keep your eyes on the construction happening just next to the original Swan and Dolphin buildings. 

Disney World Swan Reserve Quick Facts:

  • 14 stories
  • 349 rooms
  • 2 Presidential Suites
  • 149 suites that fit 6 to 8 guests

Amenities at the Swan Reserve:

  • Signature restaurant and bar
  • Lobby lounge
  • Quick-Service market
  • Health Club
  • Dedicated Pool

A New Convention Space

WDW Swan Reserve

WDW Swan Reserve Artists Rendering. Photo courtesy Swan and Dolphin Resort

For both small businesses and large corporations, the Swan and Dolphin has always been an ideal destination. But with the addition of the Swan Reserve, the resort will be able to cater to business gatherings like never before.

  • New business suites for groups of up to 20
  • Two 65-inch monitors in the suite for presentations
  • Break area
  • Conference seating
  • Private bathroom

And for larger gatherings, an event space on the topmost floor will provide sweeping views of Walt Disney World via floor-to-ceiling windows. This spot is ideal both for company parties and even as space for a wedding party to cut loose.

If you’d like to be among the first to book the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, contact our friends at Destinations to Travel. Their services are free and they will take care of all the planning as construction progresses. 


Written by Rain Blanken

Written by Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding editorial director for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Did you like this article? Tip Rain in tartar sauce...

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