A Different Kind Of Dolphin
When one hears the word “dolphin,” they imagine the majestic gray mammals that jump through hoops for treats and have their likeness immortalized in ceramic figurines. We are so attached to this image that it has caused many Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts guests to question what’s up with their dolphin statue.
The internet is swarming with rumors that the statue is a dolphinfish, also known as mahi-mahi, or for seafood lovers, a delicious meal. However, respected Disney historian Jim Korkis says the design was inspired by famed Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who is said to have borrowed his dolphin style from the ancient Romans.