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Coronado Springs Resort

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Pros
  • Beautiful resort and landscaping
  • Great onsite dining options
  • Best pool of all of the moderate resorts
  • Gran Destino Tower feels more like a deluxe resort
Cons
  • Several internal bus stops
  • Corporate feel may not be best suited for all guests
Summary
The combo of being a gorgeous resort with several good dining choices, a fantastic pool, and Gran Destino (which feels more like a deluxe) makes this one of our very faves at Walt Disney World. Adults and guests with their own car are likely the best suited to stay.
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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Moderate Resort that celebrates a combination of Spanish, Mexican, and Southwest American cultures. You can find the resort in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area.

Overview

Coronado Springs is described has a “newly re-imagined” resort, which is in part to the Gran Destino Tower that opened in July 2019. The tower has 545 guest rooms (including 50 suites and club-level service), a two-story lobby, meeting venus, lounges, a rooftop restaurant with stunning views, and more.


In addition staying in the Gran Destino Tower, there are also standard rooms and suites outside of the tower for guests to book. In total, the resort has 2,385 rooms.

Coronado Springs is actually quite a big resort with a variety of dining choice, recreation options, and other amenities. Here’s what else you need to know.

View Coronado Springs Resort Maps

Rooms And Bathrooms

There are plenty of rooms to choose from at Coronado Springs that can sleep up to 8 people, depending on the type of room booked.


Each rooms offers your standard amenities, like a hairdryer, TV, free WiFi, a coffee maker, telephone, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and a mini-refrigerator. Plus, there’s a range of views, including of the courtyard, landscaping, parking area, lake, pool, or garden.

There’s even a selection of rooms that feature Club Level Service, which we go over in more detail below.

And, don’t worry, there are plenty of outlets and USB ports for charging all of your devices. Better yet, there’s plenty of storage for your belongings, including space under the bed, drawers, and closet space.

The bathrooms have storage underneath the sink and vanity area, as well, which is also separate from the shower and toilet area.

Let’s go through the types of rooms available to book.

Rooms And Suites

  • Standard View: Views of Courtyard or Parking Area; 2 Queen Beds
  • Preferred Room: Views of Lake, Courtyard, or Parking Area; Near El Centro, Dining, Shopping, and Transportation; 2 Queen Beds
Coronado Springs standard room
Coronado Springs standard room
  • Water View: Views of Pool or Lake; 2 Queen Beds
  • Preferred Room — King: Views of Lake, Courtyard, or Parking Area; Near El Centro, Dining, Shopping, and Transportation; 1 King Bed
Coronado Springs king bed room
  • King Bed: Views of Courtyard or Parking Area; 1 King Bed
  • Water View — King: Views of Pool or Lake; 1 King Bed
  • Casitas — Executive Suite: Views of Courtyard; Near El Centro, Dining, Shopping, and Transportation; 1 King Bed
Coronado Springs Casitas Executive Suite
Coronado Springs Casitas Executive Suite
  • 1 Bedroom Suite — King: Views of Garden or Lake; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Casitas — 1 Bedroom Suite: Views of Courtyard; Near El Centro, Dining, Shopping, and Transportation; 2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Coronado Springs 1 bedroom suite king
Coronado Springs 1 bedroom suite king

Gran Destino Tower — Rooms And Suites

  • Tower — Deluxe Suite: Views of Lake, Courtyard, or Parking Areas; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Tower — One Bedroom Suite: Views of Courtyard, Landscaping, or Parking Areas; 1 King Bed and 1 Queen-Size Sleeper Sofa
Gran Destino Tower Deluxe Suite
Gran Destino Tower Deluxe Suite
Gran Destino Tower one bedroom suite
  • Tower — Water View — King Bed: Views of Pool or Lake; 1 King Bed
  • Tower — Water View: Views of Water; 2 Queen Beds
  • Tower — Standard View — King Bed: Views of Courtyard, Landscaping, or Parking Areas; 1 King Bed
Gran Destino Tower standard view room
Gran Destino Tower standard view room
  • Tower — Standard View: Views of Courtyard, Landscaping, or Parking Areas; 2 Queen Beds
  • Tower — Presidential Suite: Views of Courtyard, Landscaping, or Parking Areas; 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds
Gran Destino Tower Presidential Suite
Gran Destino Tower Presidential Suite
Gran Destino Tower Presidential Suite

Gran Destino Tower — Club Access Rooms And Suites

These rooms and suites have the same amenities provided in the rooms above, in addition to Club-Level Service perks, which include:

  • Evening turndown
  • Secured key access to the club-level lounge (serves refreshments 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)
  • Complimentary fax assistance
  • Access to Concierge Service at the Chronos Club
  • Complimentary health club access
  • Complimentary newspapers in Club Level lounge
  • Personalized front desk and guest services

Guests also have access to a DVD Player and Disney Signature Services for personal assistance with your trip.
Here is the Club Access room at Gran Destino:

  • Tower — Standard View — Club Access: Views of Courtyard, Landscaping, or Parking Areas; 2 Queen Beds

Gran Destino Tower Club Access
Gran Destino Tower Club Access

Note: There are also both wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms available that include accessible bathrooms and visual alarms.

You can check out room layouts below.

Checking In And Out

When it comes to checking in and out, you have a few options: at the front desk, online through the official Walt Disney World website, or via the My Disney Experience app.

The front desk is located in the 2-story lobby of the Gran Destino Tower. Even though the front desk is there to assist guests, especially with checking in and checking out, all Disney World Resort guests are encouraged to check-in online or by using MDE.


Gran Destino Tower lobby

  • Checking-In: After you check-in online or using the app, you’ll receive a room-ready notification via next. You can then use your MagicBand or MDE’s digital key feature to unlock your room door.
  • Checking-Out: Currently, guests will automatically be checked out of their rooms. But, if you have unresolved charges to your hotel folio, you’ll need to visit the front desk.

Note: Guests also have the option of to chat virtually with resort Cast Members via MDE for any assistance. 

The Gran Destino Tower is a gorgeous lobby and we encourage you to take a look around and also snap some photos. The main lobby is where guests will check in and the lower lobby level features the Barcelona Lounge, meeting rooms, and a connection to El Centro (the former lobby) and the Convention Center.

The pickup and dropoff location for Mears Connect (which is the replacement for Magical Express) and the bus stop are also right outside the main lobby, along with luggage storage for those who have checked out or are waiting to check in.

Note: Resort Airline Check-In and Magical Express are no longer available.

Parking

Parking is available at Coronado Springs. There is a standard $20 overnight self-parking fee (including tax) that is applied to guests’ hotel folio upon check-out.

Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available for non-resort guests exploring dining, shopping, entertainment, and other experiences during the day.

We also have a complete Walt Disney World parking guide you can browse.

Important: Valet parking might not always be available.

Pros And Cons

Coronado Springs Resort

Resort category: Moderate

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Pros: Beautiful grounds, less of a Disney feel and more adult-friendly than other resorts, great dining options, has a salon, health club and room service, new Gran Destino tower offers Club Level amenities, central location means shorter bus rides to the parks

Cons: Large and spread out which can mean long walks, convention hotel which can mean large groups, not as kid-friendly as other resorts

Coronado Springs Resort room options

Room typeBed sizeMax people per roomFloor Plan
Standard ViewQueen4
Water ViewQueen4
Water View - KingKing2
Preferred RoomQueen4
Preferred Room - KingKing2
Standard View - KingKing2
Casitas - 1 Bedroom SuiteQueen6
1 Bedroom Suite - KingKing4
Casitas - Executive SuiteQueen8
Tower Standard View - KingKing2
Tower Standard ViewQueen4
Tower Water View - KingKing2
Tower Water ViewQueen4
Tower Standard View - Club AccessQueen4
Tower 1 Bedroom SuiteKing4
Tower Presidential SuiteKing6
Tower Deluxe SuiteKing4

Resort Map

Coronado Springs Resort

Scheduled refurbishments

None scheduled right now.

Other info

  • Coronado Springs photo tour
  • Coronado Springs DISboards.com thread with lots of pics and info
  • Coronado Springs Resort Maps
  • Amenities And Shops

    From gift shops, to on-site laundry services, to spa and fitness, there are several amenities offered to guests at Coronado Springs.


    Important note: Some of the following amenities might not be available at all times.


    Panchitos at Coronado Springs Resort

    • Panchito’s Gifts & Sundries: Find Disney souvenirs, native crafts, and more.
    • Laundry Services: There are 24-hour self-service laundry facilities adjacent to each of the 3 quiet village pools.
    • Dry Cleaning Services: Dry cleaning and valet laundry services are also an option.
    • Movies Under the Stars: Watch complimentary Disney movies near the Lost City of Cibola pool.
    • Spa & Fitness: Guests can enjoy either the La Vida Health Club. a full-service facility with workout equipment, spa services and more, the Fitness Center at Gran Destino.
    • Childcare ServicesIn-room babysitting for children 6 months to 12 years old.

    Pools And Recreation

    Coronado Springs has one feature pool and three leisure pools. If you need a non-park day, we recommended spending the day at your hotel and enjoying a Disney Resort pool.


    Important note: Some of the pools and recreation options might not be available at all times.


    Coronado Springs pool
    Feature Pool

    • The Lost City of Cibola Pool: Located in the Dig Site complex, this pool has a Mayan ruins theme and features a 50-foot pyramid and a 123-foot waterslide. The largest hot tub on WDW property can also be found here (22 people can fit in it!). There are also seasonal poolside activities, Siesta’s pool bar, a sand volleyball court, and a kiddie pool.

    Leisure Pools

    • There are three leisure pools located at each settlement: the Casitas, Ranchos, and Cabanas.

    Some other recreational options include:

    • Iguana Arcade
    • Playground (near the Dig Site complex)
    • Volleyball
    • Jogging Trails
    • Campfire to roast marshmallows
    • Fitness Classes

    These recreational activities are an additional cost:

    • The Running of Coronado Fun Run: Takes place most Sundays and costs $15 per person, plus tax. All you have to do is complete the 1.7-mile course to receive a finisher’s collector pin and a Magdalena. You can register in person starting at 6:45 a.m. the day of (race starts at 7 a.m.) in the Gran Destino Plaza or call in advance at (407) 939-7529.
    • Colors of Coronado Painting Experience: This is an instructed class, where you can paint while enjoying a complimentary drink and snack. Held every Monday in the Dahlia Lounge and costs $50 per person, plus tax. You can register in person the day of at 1:45 p.m. and class starts at 2 p.m. You can even call (407) 939-7529 to make advanced reservations.

    How to get from Coronado Springs Resort to anywhere at Disney World

    The only form of complimentary Disney transportation available at Coronado Springs are buses, which will transport guests to all theme parks, the Disney Springs area, and Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. You can find the main bus stop in front of the El Centro building. There also additional stops to shuttle guests between the Casitas, Ranchos, and Cabanas suites. You can check out all of the routes below.

    wdt_ID Starting Point Ending Point How to get there
    1 All-Star Movies All-Star Music Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 5-7 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
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    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    2 All-Star Movies All-Star Sports Follow these steps:
    • Walk (takes about 15 minutes)
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    3 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom
    • Arrive at your destination
    Headed to an early morning breakfast reservation at Animal Kingdom? Buses to Animal Kingdom from Disney resorts usually start running around 7-7:15 a.m. daily.
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    4 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House (main bldg) Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    5 All-Star Movies Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village
    Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (both resorts are closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village bus stop
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    6 All-Star Movies Art of Animation Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, and Art of Animation is closest to Hollywood Studios, so those buses will likely be your best choices)
    • Skyliner (from Hollywood Studios) or    Bus to Art of Animation
    • Arrive at your destination
    7 All-Star Movies Bay Lake Tower Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Magic Kingdom
    • Walk (takes about 10 minutes) or    monorail to Bay Lake Tower
    • Arrive at your destination
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    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    8 All-Star Movies Beach Club Villas Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    9 All-Star Movies Beach Club Follow these steps:
    • Bus to a theme park or Disney Springs
      (All-Star Movies is closest to Animal Kingdom, so that bus will likely be your best option)
    • Bus to Beach Club
    • Arrive at your destination
    Want to get there faster?
    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    10 All-Star Movies Blizzard Beach Follow these steps:
    • Bus to Blizzard Beach
    • Arrive at your destination
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    Or have feedback about a route for us?
    Starting Point Ending Point

    Dining options at Coronado Springs Resort

    Coronado Springs has a range of dining offerings, including bars, lounges, Quick Service, and Table Service. Three Bridges Bar & Grill also Table Service To Go, which allows guests to Mobile Order and take their meal back to their room. You can read more about the dining options below.



    Breakfast

    Cafe Rix (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Cafe Rix (breakfast)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good for grabbing a quick pastry, fruit, or drink in the morning

    Cons: Limited menu


    El Mercado de Coronado (breakfast)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - El Mercado de Coronado (breakfast)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lots of seating, many food choices

    Cons: Mediocre food


    Rix Sports Bar & Grill (breakfast)

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Rix Sports Bar & Grill (breakfast)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good place to watch sporting events on one of the many tvs

    Cons: Menu contains mostly sports bar food that may not appeal to all


    Lunch

    Siestas Cantina (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Siestas Cantina (lunch)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Standard and specialty drinks available, along with some food options

    Cons: Outdoor seating only


    Cafe Rix (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Cafe Rix (lunch)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good for grabbing a quick salad, smoothie, dessert, or smoothie

    Cons: Limited menu


    El Mercado de Coronado (lunch)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - El Mercado de Coronado (lunch)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lots of seating, many food choices

    Cons: Mediocre food


    Rix Sports Bar & Grill (lunch)

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Rix Sports Bar & Grill (lunch)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good place to watch sporting events on one of the many tvs

    Cons: Menu contains mostly sports bar food that may not appeal to all


    Dinner

    Cafe Rix (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Cafe Rix (dinner) – Temporarily Closed

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good for grabbing a quick salad, smoothie, dessert, or smoothie

    Cons: Limited menu


    Siestas Cantina (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Siestas Cantina (dinner)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Poolside location to grab a quick breakfast, including Mickey waffles

    Cons: Outdoor seating only


    El Mercado de Coronado (dinner)

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - El Mercado de Coronado (dinner)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Lots of seating, many food choices

    Cons: Mediocre food


    Rix Sports Bar & Grill (dinner)

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Rix Sports Bar & Grill (dinner)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good place to watch sporting events on one of the many tvs

    Cons: Menu contains mostly sports bar food that may not appeal to all


    Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood (dinner)

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood (dinner)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Good small plates, beautiful restaurant, view of some fireworks

    Cons: May not appeal to everyone


    Three Bridges Bar & Grill (dinner)

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Three Bridges Bar & Grill (dinner)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, 0 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Outdoor seating next to water, tasty food, lovely atmosphere, good place to get a drink

    Cons: Only seating available is outdoors (but covered), limited menu, does not participate in the Disney Dining Plan


    Maya Grill (dinner)

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Maya Grill (dinner)

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Easy to get into, nice ambiance, food is above average

    Cons: Service is often slow


    Everything Else

    Laguna Bar

    Quick Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Laguna Bar

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Nice view, standard bar menu available along with Mexican cocktails

    Cons: Limited food options and seating


    Barcelona Lounge

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Barcelona Lounge

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Unique cocktails, good coffee and appetizers

    Cons: Limited food options


    Dahlia Lounge

    Table Service

    Coronado Springs Resort - Dahlia Lounge

    Location: Coronado Springs Resort

    On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

    WDW Prep Favorite: No

    Link to menu →

    Pros: Rooftop seating, delicious drinks, great views

    Cons: Limited food options


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