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For conference attendees who have purchased optional item tickets (awards lunch, Disney tickets), there will be no refunds and no exchanges within 1 week of conference start date.
Online ticket sales for the Disney evening events will suspend after Nov 9.  OLC will not sell any after 4pm Disney tickets between Nov 10-14.  Beginning Nov 15, ticket purchases may be made onsite (as available) during conference registration desk hours.
Starting Nov 9, OLC will not issue any ticket refunds or exchanges.  Anyone wishing to sell their ticket may do so with a fellow attendee using #OLCTIXSWAP

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, PO Box 22653
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Located in the heart of the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort provides a truly extraordinary backdrop for your Orlando vacation or conference experience.

 

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Swan/Dolphin Sold Out:  Wait list available  

The WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort is sold out for most dates during the conference. Please make your hotel reservation at the Marriott SpringHill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings (details below), then come back and click on the Swan/Dolphin link to put yourself on their wait list.

Book at the Marriott SpringHill Online Now

When you make your reservation at the Marriott, return to the Swan/Dolphin link to place yourself on their wait list. The Swan/Dolphin will add people from the wait list to the Swan/Dolphin as cancellations occur and rooms become available. 

Should you be moved off the wait list, the Swan/Dolphin will honor the conference special rate of $202/night++.  Don’t forget to cancel your Marriott reservation if you obtain a room at the Swan/Dolphin.

A free shuttle from the Marriott Spring Hill Suites to the Dolphin conference space will be provided.  Download the shuttle schedule (pdf). 

Note: Please be sure to make your hotel reservations/wait list request at the Swan-Dolphin through our direct TRAVEL page link. OLC has not given authorization to any third-party service to make reservations for our conference attendees at the Swan-Dolphin or any other property in the Orlando area.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, PO Box 22653
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Driving Directions to the Hotel

Local Transportation Information

To and From the Resort:

The resort does not provide an airport shuttle or transportation. Your best options for transportation between the airport and the resort are to arrange for a shuttle (Mears Transportation, SuperShuttle, or Orlando Airport Van) or for a car or taxi cab.  Additional information and coupons for shuttles will be posted as they become available.

Mears Transportation is providing a discount coupon ($4 off regular round trip price) for round trip shuttle service to OLC Accelerate 2016 attendees. Advance reservations can be made online, or you can provide a copy of the coupon (pdf) when you arrive to make an on-site reservation at the Mears desk at the airport (MCO).

 

Hotel Parking Information:

OLC Accelerate attendees staying at the Swan and Dolphin are entitled to complimentary self parking. During the check in process, our front desk agents will ask guests if they parked a car and will remove the parking charge.

All daily drive-ins will be responsible for their own parking charges at the hotel rates of:

Self parking – $20 plus tax per day / per exit

Valet parking – $28 plus tax per day / per exit

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Conference attendees may purchase discounted After 4pm Disney Park tickets for an evening on your own at Disney. These tickets are good for access after 4pm the evening of Thursday, November 17th to EPCOT (open until 9pm) or Hollywood Studios (open until 7pm). Check back frequently for updated park hours. 

Note: Magic Kingdom is closed that evening; Animal Kingdom closes at 5pm and is not a recommended choice for that evening.

Purchase your attendee special event After 4pm ticket ($40 early bird pricing until Sept 21) when you register. Additional guest after 4pm tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate of $60. 

If you purchase an After 4pm ticket, you can decide that evening which park to visit. A decision as to which park to visit is not required up front. 

You have 3 options that evening. 

Option 1: EPCOT (4pm-9pm) + IllumiNations viewing party and exclusive after park hours ride on Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT:

  • EPCOT access hours are 4pm-9pm; easy 10-15 minute walk or take the Friendship boat from the Swan/Dolphin boat landing. We recommend you walk over and ride the boat back. 
  • The new Frozen Ever After ride, Mission: SPACE, Test Track, Soarin’ Around the World, Spaceship Earth
  • Enjoy shows such as “O Canada!” and more in the World Showcase. 
  • Map of EPCOT
  • At 8:30pm, make your way to the World Showcase Plaza. 
    • Watch the IllumiNations Fireworks and Laser light show while enjoying some sweet treats. 
    • After the show, join OLC for after hours exclusive access to the new Soarin’ Around the World ride. Ride as many times as you want in that hour. 
    • No need to purchase the $15 wristband; you will be provided a wrist band for access to the viewing party and after hours Soarin’ ride with your After 4pm ticket.

Option 2: Hollywood Studios (4pm-7pm, check back for updated park hours) + IllumiNations viewing party and exclusive after park hours ride on Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT:

  • Hollywood Studio access hours are 4pm-7pm; easy 10-15 minute walk or take the Friendship boat from the Swan/Dolphin boat landing. We recommend you walk over and ride the boat back.
  • Ride Tower of Terror, Rock-n-Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania, Star Tours, and more.
  • Check out the new holiday show, Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! at 6:45pm
  • Watch the Fantasmic laser light show at 7:00pm 
  • List of Hollywood Studios shows for 11/17
  • Map of Hollywood Studios
  • At 8pm, make your way to EPCOT’s International Gateway where you will be escorted by Disney staff to the World Showcase Plaza. 
    • Watch the IllumiNations Fireworks and Laser light show while enjoying some sweet treats. 
    • After the show, join OLC for after hours exclusive access to the new Soarin’ Around the World ride. Ride as many times as you want in that hour. 
    • No need to purchase the $15 wristband; you will be provided a wrist band for access to the viewing party and after hours Soarin’ ride with your After 4pm ticket.

Option 3: Wristband only ($15): 

  • Purchase a wristband for the EPCOT IllumiNations viewing party and Soarin’ Around the World after-park event only (no general park access). You will be met at 8pm or after at the International Gateway and escorted by Disney staff to the World Showcase Plaza. 

No refunds for tickets or wristbands. 

Dinner is on your own for all events.

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Spending extra time in Orlando and bringing family? Get discounted Disney tickets for your conference stay.

Orlando is packed with theme parks.  Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom parks, Seaworld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure – and the list continues.

Special Disney theme park ticket prices are available for conference attendees. Special after 3pm tickets are available for conference attendees and their families. 

WDW tickets

These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include one (1) complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience at any one (1) of the following (additional details are listed on the web site):

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • Greens Fees for one round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course

The site also contains partial-day ticket options, which are exclusive to the meetings market. 

The ticket prices listed reflect any applicable discounts and include tax.  Since the Meeting & Convention partial-day and multi-day tickets are not available for purchase at Disney Theme Park Ticket Windows, attendees will need to purchase them through the custom Disney website or in advance through the Disney Ticket Reservation Center at 407-566-5600.  All of the Meeting & Convention tickets include FastPasses (details on how to pre-select FastPasses can be found on the custom Disney site).

 

Interested in attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party while you are in Orlando? Tickets may be purchased directly through Disney, while supplies last. 

 

There is a lot to do in and around the Swan and Dophin Resort.
Here are a few ideas and links to get you started.

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Extending your stay or bringing your family? There is a lot to explore that isn’t a theme park!

Central Florida is home to hundreds of lakes.  Explore nature whether it’s an airboat ride, a challenging standup paddleboard class or kayaking on crystal-clear springs. Ride a zipline through trees, or go see manatees in the wild.

Nearby Shingle Creek is the source of the Everglades, feeding into the Kissimmee River system where it feeds into the Everglades in South Florida.

Here are a few suggestions (referenced from wheretraveler.com).  Explore more possibilities online!

OLC does not endorse any of these activities or companies – this is only a partial list of possible activities and adventures in the Orlando area.  OLC is not responsible for any participation in these activities.

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Discover a shopper’s paradise at nearby shopping malls and shopping areas.

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offers 17 different dining options onsite. Please visit their dining website for additional information about their many diverse restaurant and lounge options.

A list of additional dining options at Downtown Disney

A list of additional dining options at Disney’s Boardwalk

GardenGrocer.com delivers groceries to your hotel with discounts available for ordering in advance.  Check out their service, offering over 5,000 products.  An economical and convenient option when traveling!  

(For information purposes only – OLC does not endorse any of the offerings listed.)

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