Staying close to the magic is half of the fun on a Disney vacation! With so many resort hotels to choose from, sometimes it helps to pick yours based on location. If you’re planning to stay close to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel could be the perfect resort for you. Here are five of the top things to do while you’re there!

Complimentary Swan Paddleboat Rides
The Walt Disney World Swan has plenty of outdoor activities for guests to take part in. With five pools, poolside restaurants, and more, you’ll enjoy their outdoor amenities while you visit. One experience unique to this resort is their complimentary Swan Paddleboat Rides. Guests can rent a paddleboat for 30 minutes enjoying the grounds of the resort. Just visit the Cabana Beach Hut to reserve yours!

Enjoy a Meal With Characters at Garden Grove
You don’t have to leave your resort to enjoy a character meal at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. Each night at dinner guests can dine with a Disney character duo at Garden Grove. While the restaurant doesn’t participate in the Disney Dining Plan, it is a great character dining option for those staying in the Epcot Resort Area Hotels!

Play A Round of Mini Golf
This resort is only one on property with its very own mini golf course. Just follow the signs to the Fantasia Garden Miniature Golf course where there are 18 holes of fun for the whole family! This course is themed after Disney’s classic film, Fantasia. This mini golf course also features a second course, Fantasia Fairways, with much more challenging par-3 and par-5 holes! 

Take A Jog Around Crescent Lake
The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel along with the rest of the Epcot Resort Area Hotels sit along the relaxing Crescent Lake. This resort offers great jogging trails, including one around Crescent Lake! Just follow the boardwalk and enjoy the ambiance of each Disney Resort hotel along the trail. It’s a great way to explore the nearby amenities!

Ride To The Parks By Boat
One of the best things about staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is the access to the Friendship Boats. These ferries take resort guests straight to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, helping to avoid the hustle and bustle of bus transportation! The Friendship Boats stop at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn as well, so if you end up missing the boat at the Walt Disney World Swan you can always walk down to the next dock to catch a quick ride.

The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel is a part of the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel duo. The beauty of staying at either resort is you get to enjoy the amenities of both! Stay tuned for next week’s Disney’s Magical Moments on the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.