The Walt Disney World Swan Resort is a deluxe Disney resort hotel and your gateway to Central Florida's illustrious theme parks and attractions. WDW offers a virtual tour of the Swan Resort and its sister resort The Walt Disney World Dolphin. The award winning hotel offers magical surroundings, superior service, luxurious facilities and redesigned guest rooms featuring the Heavenly Bed®. Enjoy the new Mandara Spa, 17 spectacular restaurants and lounges, five pools, a white sand beach, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf and many special Disney benefits.

Attendees and Resort Guests alike may choose from a range of services and amenities from casual to fine dining and exceptional wines amid richly appointed settings at from 17 different restaurants and lounges, each offering unrivaled cuisine, including include a 24-hour self-service buffet and poolside café. Experience fine dining and exceptional wines amid richly appointed settings at Shula's Steak House, Todd English's bluezoo, Il Mulino New York Trattoria and Kimonos. Casual dining includes the poolside Splash Grill, Mediterranean Market, and Garden Grove. Additionally, the Walt Disney World Boardwalk is a short stroll away featuring additional attractions and dining options. Special for the 2012 IEEE/VR Conference attendees Staying on-site at a Disney resort allows you to enjoy many special Disney benefits (available exclusively for guests staying at Walt Disney World hotels) including:

  • Extra Magic Hours Benefit at Theme Parks
  • Rooms rates extend before and after the conference
  • Lower student room rate, no extra fees for sharing
  • In-room mini refrigerators
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation throughout Disney—you can walk to the Epcot and Hollywood Studios parks if you like, and ride (in a bus) or float (in a boat) to all Disney theme parks.
  • On-site disney ticket desks
  • Disney character dining
  • Advance tee times on championship Disney golf courses
  • Hotel concierge can assist attendees and guest (e.g., family members)
  • The Swan hotel provides multilingual assistance