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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

November 23, 2010 10:51 ET

Santa in Tropical Attire? Elves Tucking Kids Into Bed? It's All at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, an Epcot Resort Hotel, Is Gearing up for a Holiday Celebration Packed With Festivities for the Entire Family; The Hotel Has a World of Holiday Magic Planned for Guests This December, From Elf Tuck-In Service to Sightings of Santa and Mrs. Claus on Vacation, Complete in Tropical Attire!

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - Holiday travelers may not know this but Santa Claus goes on a Florida vacation prior to his big night. This holiday season, guests can visit with Santa as he relaxes at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. For the first time, he is bringing along Mrs. Claus to Santa's favorite Orlando hotel for some fun in the sun before the holidays. He and the Missus will be decked out in their tropical attire (no red suits with fur trim here!) sunning and lounging the day away. Everybody knows Santa is not at all camera shy, so he and Mrs. Claus are taking complimentary photos with guests at his customized Tiki hut throughout his stay.

From being tucked into bed by an elf (yes, an elf!), to ordering a Christmas tree from room service, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel knows how to create a holiday celebration guests will never forget. It all starts after Thanksgiving when holiday festivities take place throughout this Epcot Resort hotel, turning it in to a winter wonderland right in sunny Orlando.

Life-Size Chocolate Santa
Santa may be known as sweet, but he even won't be able to match the sweetness of his likeness that will be on display throughout December in the lobby of the Swan. The hotel's executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard has created a life-sized sculpture of Santa, constructed entirely of chocolate -- approximately 1,200 lbs. of it! The sculpture also features a fireplace and Christmas tree. Branlard is the only two-time world pastry champion and renowned for his chocolate and sugar sculptures. 

Holiday Tree Guest Room Delivery
Want to spruce up your room? Seriously. Guests can order a Christmas tree through room service and have it delivered right to their room. The 4-ft. tall, pre-lit trees include a commemorative hotel ornament.

Bedtime Elf Tuck-ins
While Santa is out delivering presents on Christmas Eve, his elves are tucking in children staying at the hotel. The elves bring milk and cookies, read a bedtime story and then tuck the children into bed just in time before Santa arrives! Reservations are required and space is limited for this exclusive Christmas Eve service offered from 6-9 p.m.

For more details about all the holiday excitement at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel or to make room reservations, please visit www.santasfavoriteresort.com or call 1-800-227-1500.

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