Prepare yourself for 100 tons of professionally designed sand sculptures, sand sculpting clinics, DJs and more when the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort hosts Sandtastic Weekends for the first time ever on August 26-28 and September 2-4.
Open to both resort guests and the public, Sandtastic Weekends will feature activities for all ages, with the highlight being 100 tons of intricately sculpted sand art designed by award-winning world-class sculptors from Team Sandtastic and constructed right on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s private beach.
The event will offer guests a variety of different ways to take part in the action, from watching the masterpieces being created up close to learning the tips and techniques of sand sculpting during a sand sculpting clinic. Those with a competitive side can take part in amateur sculpting contests or try to stump the professionals by giving suggestions for speed sculpting demonstrations, where a piece is created in just 10 minutes.
The fun will extend beyond the sand sculpting, with indoor and outdoor food selections featuring creations from the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team, including the resort’s own Phins and Feathers craft beer; games on the beach like corn hole and table tennis; a DJ; and to close the day, a campfire and s’mores.
The event continues to Labor Day Monday, September 5, with special tributes to celebrate the Kickoff Classic college football game between Florida State and Ole Miss taking place in Orlando. Fans of each team will find a giant sand sculpture in honor of the game incorporating a tribute to both teams and the lights on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort causeway will feature team colors. Coverage of the Kickoff Classic between the Florida State Seminoles and Ole Miss Rebels will be shown on an outdoor oversized projection screen.
Activities run Friday through Sunday on both weekends from noon to 10:30 p.m. Sandtastic Weekends are free and open to resort guests and the public, but parking at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is $20 for self-parking and $28 for valet. Overnight accommodations during Sandtastic Weekends start at $168 per night. To reserve a room or for more information, including a full schedule of events, please visit www.sandtasticweekends.com.
For a look at another event at the Swan and Dolphin, watch this 2015 episode of Attractions the Show featuring the resort’s annual Food & Wine Classic: