Swan and Dolphin I think you'll find an explanation of a bit further back. Essentially, they were not supposed to be there til Eisner's ego caused some "renegotiation" (ie: out of court settlement) that resulted in those two hoteliers and their conference center being smack dab in Epcot area prime real estate instead of a bit further away. Also blame Eisner for picking the architect (the one thing he really got in the settlement). You almost wonder if Eisner owed the Grave money from a poker game or insulted his wife or something. Yeesh. Bonnet Creek is different. It was/is the ONE parcel in the area that Disney couldn't buy way back when. In fact, Disney tried to effectively block the Bonnet Creek development by denying them road access...but the courts/mediators quickly shut that down and pretty much forced Disney to provide Bonnet right of way. Reedy Creek Improvement District then entered into negotiations with World Union (the owners) and they finalized details that would let the property be developed. Essentially, Disney had no say in that one. A some what dated (circa 2009) description: http://www.yesterland.com/bonnet.html To be frank, I'm the same way when I'm THERE. When I'm on site, I'm on vacation with my family, and experience the parks that way. But when I'm not on site, it's fun to postulate, speculate, debate, and all those other -ates we do around here.