Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Sunset Photo

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Sunset

My relationship with the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels is somewhat love-hate. On the one hand, their size makes them thematically jarring eyesores from World Showcase. On the other hand, their architecture is stunning and is a nice departure from what Disney was doing prior to this. Disney War (I really need to read that again–such a great book!) provides some interesting insight into Michael Eisner bringing Michael Graves into the fold to design these hotels, and the business deals that brought that about. If you’ve never read it, definitely pick up a copy. It’s one of my favorite books!

We’re presently debating whether we should stay at the Swan (for the first time) in the fall. The luxury and proximity to Epcot (for Food & Wine and anniversary events) would be a huge plus. The huge “minus” is the price, even though we’ve found a pretty good rate. Is it worth it to stay there for twice the price of a Value? I’m thinking it might be just to be within walking distance of Epcot. What do you think?

Technical details: handheld Nikon D7000 and Rokinon 8mm Fisheye Lens. See our Disney Photography Guide for more photography equipment recommendations.

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