Friday, June 24, 2011

Santa and Mrs. Claus are hitting the beach this summer at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

This July, Santa Claus might just earn the nickname “Sandy Claus” as he ventures to the white sandy beach at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel for a summer getaway with Mrs. Claus. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the couple decked out in their warm-weather attire and get a taste of Christmas this summer.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will make public appearances at the hotel the evenings of July 16-17 and 23-24. Guests can visit with the pair and take advantage of a unique opportunity to get a family photo with the big guy himself, well enough in time for this year’s holiday cards.

Last November and December, the Clauses left their humble North Pole abode for a vacation at the Orlando hotel before Santa’s big night. They enjoyed themselves so much, they decided to return for the summer as well.

“We had a blast last holiday season relaxing at our Tiki hut and driving around in our customized golf cart,” said Santa. “Mrs. Claus and I can’t wait to return. We’re looking forward to swimming, enjoying a steak at Shula’s Steak House and meeting all of the wonderful families at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel.”

Guests who would like to vacation with Santa at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel can take advantage of a special summer offer with rates starting at $139 per night. For details or to book, guests can visit or call 1-800-227-1500 and ask for rate code “SANTA”.

This winter, Santa and Mrs. Claus plan on returning once again for their pre Christmas Eve vacation where the hotel will roll out a full array of holiday activities and decor. They will include a life-sized sculpture of Santa constructed of 1,200 lbs. of chocolate on display in the lobby, an elf bedtime tuck-in service and personal Christmas tree guest room delivery.

In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is the gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The hotel is located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. Guests can discover 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds and the luxurious Mandara Spa. The hotel features five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and the Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. The hotel can be reached at 800-227-1500, or through Facebook at