UPDATE: Formal Announcement of “The Cove”, New Disney World Hotel In Swan and Dolphin Complex

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We reported earlier this year that a new hotel was coming to the Swan and Dolphin complex in the next few years. Today, an official announcement was made by Marriott International, which owns and operates the Swan and Dolphin hotels. According to the plans revealed Tuesday, this new project will be called The Cove.

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The Cove will be an additional tower at the Swan and Dolphin and will include 349 rooms. When it’s complete, Marriott will have 2,600 rooms between the Swan, Dolphin, and Cove hotels.

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The hotel will be across the street from the Swan and Dolphin on Epcot Resorts Boulevard, near the Fantasia Garden miniature golf course.

Fred Sawyers, general manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort said, “I’m sort of like a dad. I love the Swan, I love the Dolphin, but the newest baby is going to be something special.”

Sawyers said The Cove will be group-oriented and event- or convention-focused, which will allow many groups that had become too large for the hotel in the past to now be accommodated.

The Cove will include a rooftop venue for weddings or VIP groups to rent out. Like the Swan and Dolphin hotels, The Cove will have walking access to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Boardwalk, Yacht, and Beach resorts.

Sawyers said that he expects The Cove to open in less than two years.

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Brian D. Purvis
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Brian D. Purvis

Straight from Wikipedia “The Cove is a 2009 documentary film directed by Louie Psihoyos which analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. The film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin kills, change Japanese fishing practices, and to inform and educate the public about the risks, and increasing hazard, of mercury poisoning from dolphin meat.”

Not exactly what I would want to associate with a vacation to Disney.

disneyhousedad
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disneyhousedad

Isn’t The Cove the name of that place where they killed all those dolphins in that documentary “Blackfish”? Not trying to troll here. This is a serious question because if that is the name, then they should definitely pick another name for their hotel.

Alex
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Alex

I agree I think having one hotel named Dolphin and one right near it called The Cove is a bad decision

David
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David

It wasn’t blackfish, it was a standalone documentary called The Cove, but you are correct in its description. Very poor choice for the swan and DOLPHIN resort.

Jeff
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Jeff

Very, very few will make that connection.
Only clowns lookíng for something to complain about.

Bob
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Bob

My God, what a run of the mill convention hotel. Blech!

Juan
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Juan

Welcome to Des Moines! Ooops, I mean Walt Disney World!

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The only reason I clicked on this news story was to see if anyone else immediately made the connection. Disney can, and will, do what they want but it appears there’s quite a few people who thought of it straight away.