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Can Santa find kids at Disney for Christmas? Swan and Dolphin Resort helps him

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Kids love to visit Walt Disney World at Christmas, but sometimes they worry, "How will Santa Claus find me?" If you're staying at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, you've got the perfect solution to ease your youngsters' minds.

No, the resort's rooms don't have a chimney, but they offer a magical key for families staying over for the holidays. Kids simply hang the key outside their room on Christmas Eve, and Santa can slip in and leave presents just as he would back home.

The Swan and Dolphin offer another special treat on December 24: tuck-ins by one of Santa's elves. For $55 for one child (and $15 each for additional children), parents can have an elf come in to read a special story, deliver a plush toy and milk and cookies, and tuck the child into bed to wait for Santa.

Those special Christmas Eve activities are the culmination of a season-long holiday celebration at the resort. Santa and Mrs. Claus have been busily greetings guests for weeks, and a dancing light show on the causeway, plus carolers, musicians, and a tree lighting ceremony on select nights have been keeping guests in the Christmas spirit.

You can also see an amazing life-sized chocolate Santa scene in the Swan lobby. It weights 1200 pounds and was created by Laurent Branlard, the award-winning executive pastry chef. It features a chocolate tree, train, fireplace, and even an amazing seven-foot-tall chocolate nutcracker. You can see it in the photo accompanying this article.

If you're in the Disney area, you can easily get to the Swan and Dolphin Resort via watercraft from Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. There's special fun around the holidays, but it's a very convenient place to stay at any time of the year.

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