The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering guests a chance to indulge at the first annual Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Oct. 8 and 9.
Each evening will feature beverage seminars and a culinary festival with live music and tastings from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and lounges.
Guests have the opportunity to choose from six hands-on beverage classes taught by certified wine sommeliers and beer and cocktail specialists from the hotel’s team. Attendees will learn about their topic of choice – ranging from a wine-blending seminar to a sake hour – through watching, listening, touching and of course, tasting!
Immediately following the lessons, guests can wander the causeway while being serenaded by live musicians and savoring numerous tasty offerings. The food samplings will include “Steamrollers,” a creative take on molecular cuisine, from celebrity chef venue Todd English’s bluezoo; “Pick Your Own Filet” from Shula’s Steak House; a simple yet flavorful hand-crafted pasta from Il Mulino New York Trattoria and more. Each day of the event will feature a different selection of food.
Beverage stations will offer mini-learning experiences and feature offerings such as wine, sake, beer and cocktails using liquid nitrogen. Finally, guests can delight in a selection of desserts from the only two-time World Pastry Champion, Laurent Branlard, the hotel’s executive pastry chef. Tickets to the Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are available as part of a hotel package, with one and two night packages with beverage seminar for two plus unlimited food and beverage samplings starting at $169/night, or $50 each for the event only $50. Food and wine samplings also can be purchased a la carte on the day of event.
For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500 and refer to rate code “FWCLAS.”
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin has announced that guests can now book stays through May 31, 2010 beginning at just $149/per night with upgrades to rooms with a balcony and view of Epcot’s Illuminations for an additional $75 per night.
Rates and rooms are limited and stays must be booked by March 30. Guests can either book online or call 866-924-8704 and reference special number 383511.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, which is located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, is awarding the fans of the football champions with the “I’m off to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort!” deal.
As congratulations for their team’s victory, residents of Louisiana will receive a free night at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort when booking two nights at standard price. Fans must book their vacation by Feb. 28, 2010, but will have a full year to take advantage of the offer and celebrate their team’s victory at the place known for championship celebrations.
While staying at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, fans will have access to many special Disney benefits, including complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions, and the Extra Magic Hours benefit. They also can enjoy a championship-caliber meal at any of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges which include Shula’s Steak House, the restaurant of the NFL’s winningest coach, Don Shula.
For more information, guests can call 1-800-227-1500 and use the promotion code SDBOWL to make reservations. Guests must have valid Louisiana state identification to present upon check-in to receive this offer. Based on rate schedule availability. Taxes, resort services fee and gratuities not included. Not valid with any other special offers, promotions, or for existing reservations or groups. For more information on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, please visit www.swandolphin.com.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort Pays Tribute to Nation’s Workers with a Commemorative ‘$99 in 09′ Labor Day Deal
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3 — The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is rewarding laborers across the country with an affordable getaway to one of the world’s favorite family destinations. In tribute to the U.S. workforce this Labor Day, and in honor of the ninth month in 2009, they are offering a $99 per night rate September 1, 2009 through September 9, 2009 (09/09/09).
To honor their own loyal laborers, they are also awarding complimentary stays and dinners for nine lucky cast members and their families. All cast members who have worked at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for at least one year will be eligible to enter a Labor Day raffle.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers the ideal escape from the day-to-day stresses of work. The resort is conveniently located within walking distance to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios(TM), and is nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park.
Visitors can indulge in meals at the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges, including Todd English’s bluezoo and Shula’s Steak House; be pampered at the luxurious Mandara Spa; stay active with nearby championship golf, tennis and mini golf and enjoy special Disney benefits which include complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions and early or extended park hours with the Extra Magic Hours benefit.
Guests can reserve the “$99 in 09″ Labor Day deal by calling 1-800-227-1500. Offer is valid Sept. 1 – 9, 2009; requires a minimum three-night stay and is subject to rate plan availability.
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. Come discover our 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds , the luxurious Mandara Spa, and many special Disney benefits. The resort can be reached at 800-227-1500 or www.swandolphin.com.
For five days at Epcot in 1999 and for an equally short time in Castaway Cay, guests from around the world had the chance to meet with one of the largest accomplishments in audio animatronic technology: the DRU-1 (Dolphin Robotics Unit). Created by Edge Innovations in partnership with Walt Disney Imagineering, DRU-1 wowed the crowds but was ultimately decided to not have the potential of being an every-day attraction in the theme parks.
Here’s a video of DRU-1 in action courtesy of his WDI show producer:
And for more a lot more great information on the Walt Disney World project told from the perspective of someone who was directly involved, check out DisneyShawn’s blog here.
Starting at $499, the May 8 – May 10 package offers a 2 night/3 day stay at either the Walt Disney World Resort Swan or Dolphin hotels, a 50 minute Swedish massage for Mom at the Dolphin’s Mandara Spa, a free Sunday morning character breakfast for Mom (when accompanied by paying child/ren) , a box of chocolates from award winning pastry chef Laurent Branlard and a late checkout of 4 pm (pending availability). Use code MOTHER when booking over the phone at 888-828-8850.
Additional mandatory fees, taxes and restrictions do apply. For full details on this offer, click here.
Through December 24, guests who book a minimum three night stay at either the Swan or Dolphin will receive an extra night free if it falls on their birthday (proof required). In addition, birthday celebrants who dine at one of the in-hotel restaurants will receive a complimentary cake prepared by two-time world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard.
To book, call 1-888-828-8850 and ask for rate code BDAY. More details here.
via the Orlando Sentinel