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.
Special conference room rate of $248.00 + $15 mandatory resort fee* + taxes.
Rate expires Friday, October 16, 2020.
Option 1 (preferred): Book Online
Option 2: Call Swan/Dolphin Reservations 800-227-1500 or 888-828-8850 and let them know you are with the Online Learning Consortium or OLC Accelerate group. Note: Swan/Dolphin reservations are open Mon-Fri 7am-11pm ET or Sat-Sun 7am-7pm ET. We recommend that you do not call outside of these hours. If you do, your call automatically rolls over to Marriott central reservations, and they do not have the group information available. Please call within the hours indicated above to get the best OLC group rate.
The special conference rate also applies for three days prior to and three days after the conclusion of the conference.
- High-speed internet access is included in your room at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin as part of the room charge.
- Complimentary wireless network access will be provided by OLC in the conference area. Connection instructions will be available when you pick up your name badge at the conference registration desk.
- *Mandatory Resort Fee includes: daily replenished bottled water, internet access, access to the fitness center, local calls.
The Swan/Dolphin will NOT be calling you to help you make a reservation – any solicitation like that is a scam. We do our best to halt any of this activity and appreciate any reports of this happening. Follow the Gaylord Rockies link that we provide above to make your reservations online to get our special conference rate.
Your support in staying at the OLC contracted hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. OLC contracts for the best possible room rates for its events and is required to guarantee a predetermined number of sleeping rooms. If the organization does not meet the contracted room block, the hotel can charge an attrition fee, which will result in higher registration fees at future conferences. Therefore, we encourage you to book your room through our block at the conference hotel.
*All reservations made after the blocks are filled and/or after the deadline will be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate and availability is not guaranteed.
Beware of Room Block Poachers: This is the practice of companies posing as an agent or representative of an organization offering hotel reservation services. They may offer a hotel room at a lower cost, and have an official sounding name such as “Exhibition Housing Management”. “Poachers” will immediately charge your credit card, sometimes with a “service fee,” and in many cases will not make a reservation. Be advised that this is NOT an official service, nor is it sanctioned by OLC. No attendee should be contacted about hotel reservations except by someone from OLC. If someone outside of OLC contacts you, we urge you to ignore them and report them immediately to OLC.
1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, PO Box 22653
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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 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 typically provides a discount coupon ($4 off regular round trip price) for round trip shuttle service to OLC Accelerate attendees. Advance reservations can be made online, or you can provide a copy of the coupon (pdf – coming soon) when you arrive to make an on-site reservation at the Mears desk at the airport (MCO).
**To receive the discount, attendees must either purchase their ticket online using the provided link or present a physical coupon at the Mears Counter at the Orlando International Airport. Having the coupon on a mobile device will not be accepted.
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 – $25 plus tax per day / per exit (subject to change)
Valet parking – $35 plus tax per day / per exit (subject to change)
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.
For Star Wars fans, Hollywood Studios’ new land, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is open.
Advance Purchase Savings on Specially Priced Disney Theme Park Tickets, available until 5 p.m. on November 13, 2020.
Make the most of your free time with Special Meeting & Convention Theme Park tickets. Advance purchase lets you skip the lines at the Theme Park ticket windows, save money, and customize your free time to suit your individual agenda. These tickets are valid during your pre- and post-stays too!
The site contains partial-day ticket options (exclusive to the meetings market) and multi-day ticket options
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).
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!
- Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour / 25 Things to See & Do – Park Avenue, Winter Park
- Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
- Wekiwa Springs State Park
- Paddleboard Orlando
- Best Hikes in Orlando – Florida Hikes!
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.
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 brand new “grab and go” eatery, Fuel, will be opening this summer in the lobby of the Dolphin.
A list of additional dining options at Disney Springs
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.)