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  • What is the walk time from the Swan to Hollywood Studios and Epcot? Can we use remaining days on our Keys to the World tickets from last year (when we stayed at Beach Club) if we stay at the Swan (we purchased the no expiration option).
  • - Asked by Katherine on 7/7/2011
  • Hi Katherine!  Sounds like you are either 1) planning out your Walt Disney World schedule to the minute, or 2) in much better shape than I! 

    The Swan is a lovely resort!  My husband and I have stayed there twice, while attending business conventions.  You will especially enjoy its location, which is within walking distance to so many attractions, including the Boardwalk, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. 

    This answer is based upon my own personal experience.  If you walk at a fairly brisk pace, you can make it to the Hollywood Studios in about 10 to 15 minutes.  It takes just about 10 minutes to walk to EPCOT from the Swan as well.  The walking paths are very pleasant, with lots to see and do along the way.

    Remember, even though the Swan is not operated by Disney, you will still have free access to, and use of, the Walt Disney World Transportation system, to and from the Parks,  when you stay there. This will come in handy on those days when you are too tired to walk!

    Regarding the use of your Keys to the World:  Since the Swan is not a Disney-operated resort, you will not be given a "Key to the World".  However, the ones you used while staying at the Beach Club Resort, while no longer usable as keys, ARE still usable as tickets, no matter where you are staying.  I recommend you stop by Guest Relations, located in Downtown Disney & Marketplace, or at the entrance of any of the Theme Parks, before entering the parks to confirm how many days of theme park admission are left on your tickets.

    Thank you for your questions, and I hope you have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World!
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