SOURCE: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

November 23, 2011 13:13 ET

Santa and Mrs. Claus Escape Snow and Ice for Sunny Getaway at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Santa in Tropical Attire, Elves Tucking Kids Into Bed and a Life-Size Chocolate Santa Sculpture All Part of Hotel's Holiday Celebration

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - Holiday travelers may not know this but, prior to his big night, Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus, escapes from the cold, ice and snow to go on a sunny Florida vacation at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. 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 at the Orlando hotel. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be meeting and taking photos with guests at his customized Tiki hut throughout his December stay.

And that's just part of the holiday magic. This year's other happenings include:

Life-Size Chocolate Santa
The hotel's executive pastry chef, Laurent Branlard, has created a life-size sculpture of Santa, constructed entirely of chocolate -- approximately 1,200 lbs. of it!

Bedtime Elf Tuck-ins
Guests who order this unforgettable experience will have a full-costumed elf deliver milk and cookies as well as a plush toy to the room before reading a bedtime story and tucking the children into bed before Santa arrives! Reservations are required for this exclusive Christmas Eve service.

Holiday Tree Guest Room Delivery
Want to add some holiday cheer to your guest room? Guests can order a Christmas tree and have it delivered right to their room.

Mrs. Claus's Bakeshop Delivery
During December, guests can receive their own batch of Mrs. Claus's cookies and milk delivered to their room, along with a collector storybook featuring the tale of Santa and Mrs. Claus's vacation at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. Deliveries can be ordered for a fee and are available Thurs. - Sat. between Dec. 1 - 23.

On select nights throughout December, Mrs. Claus will conduct a festive tree-lighting ceremony in the Dolphin lobby, illuminating a magnificent 45-ft.-tall tree. Complimentary holiday beverages and snacks will be available following the ceremony.

For more details about all the holiday excitement, including a full schedule of activities and prices at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel or to make room reservations, please visit or call 1-800-227-1500. Overnight rates start at $149 per night.

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