PHOTOS: Work Begins on The Cove Hotel at Swan and Dolphin Resort

There is a new hotel coming to Walt Disney World and joining the Swan and Dolphin complex. The Cove hotel was named back in late-November 2018 and work on the site is starting to ramp up. Marriott International is targeting a two year buildout on the hotel, which will likely mean it’ll be open sometime in 2021.

The Cove hotel exterior

We made it out to the Fantasia Gardens mini golf course to take a look at the site. When it’s all said and done, Fantasia Gardens is still expected to remain in its current location.

The Fantasia Gardens parking lot is about half the size as it was before the hotel was announced, with a sizeable portion now blocked off with construction walls.

The Cove hotel construction

Here’s a peek past the construction walls at the blocked off section of the parking lot.

The Cove hotel construction

The Fantasia Gardens outdoor event space is now closed and will be turned into a parking lot as seen in permits filed with the state.

The Cove hotel construction

The walkway to the Fantasia Gardens mini golf course is lined with walls. The walls to the right protect the outdoor event space construction site, and the walls to the left protect the tennis court construction site.

The Cove hotel construction

Fantasia Gardens remains open during the construction.

The Cove hotel construction

The next two photos provide a good perspective on how close the walls are to the first hole of the Fairways Course.

The Cove hotel construction
The Cove hotel construction

Here’s a look at the progress so far on the tennis courts. When the hotel is complete, a portion of it will sit on the tennis courts and a portion will be to the west, where the current parking lot entrance is.

The Cove hotel construction
The Cove hotel construction
The Cove hotel construction
The Cove hotel construction

Keep checking back with us for more updates on this and many more construction projects from around Walt Disney World.

Mike
Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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