Disney Coronado Springs Resort
The Disney Coronado Springs resort is where Old World style meets the Disney flair. And strange as it may sound, it's a mix that works well.
The theme of Disney's Corornado Springs resort is a blend of colonial Spain, along with the New World style of Mexico. There's even a touch of Mayan architecture around as well -- adding up to an an exotic feel here at Coronado Springs.
The Disney Coronado Springs resort is very large and very spread out. Plan on doing lots of walking to get around the resort, unless you are staying in one of the buildings close to the lobby area.
Disney Coronado Resort Rooms
Since this is the newest of the Disney Moderate resorts, it has a little extra flair to it (always a nice thing). It's the closest that any of the Moderate resorts comes to being a Deluxe. And although it's not quite in the luxury category, its definitely the nicest of the Moderates.
There are a total of 1,921 rooms at Disney's Coronado Springs resort, and they are about 314 square feet in size. The majority of the rooms have two double beds, but there are a few rooms with a king-sized bed. If you're hoping for one of these, you can't reserve it...but you can ask upon checking in if there are any available. There's a maximum occupancy of four people per room.
The Corornado Springs also has some suites available -- junior, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom. The maximum occupancy for any of the suites is six people.
High-speed internet is available at Coronado Springs. It's Wi-Fi, but an extra charge will still apply if you use it.
Disney World's Coronado Springs resort has two eating places -- "Pepper Market" and "Maya Grill".
The "Pepper Market" is a quick-service facility, where you can grab your food and go. On the menu are items like rotisserie chicken, pasta, pizza and burgers (as well as salads). It also hosts the on-site bakery for super-fresh goodies.
"Maya Grill" is the table-service restaurant and it's part of the Disney Dining Plan. As you might guess, there is a mexican influence, but it's actually more of a fusion cuisine. For example, you might order a mesquite-grilled steak, or blackened seafood. Naturally, there are poultry dishes as well as a wonderful dessert menu.
(Something to note -- the servings are quite large. Two people could split a meal, unless they were very hungry. The food is great, though!)
Breakfast and dinner only -- no lunch is served at the Maya Grill.
For those of you who have have a hard day in the parks, there is also room service available. The restaurant menu is quite limited, though.
Getting Out and About Disney
Coronado Springs is located in the Animal Kingdom area of Disney. You can use the free resort transportation to get to the parks, Downtown Disney, or to the other resorts.
The transportation to the theme parks and other Disney locations is via bus. In the high season when the resort is full, you may have a bit of a wait to catch a bus -- after all there are almost 2,000 resort rooms -- but the wait still isn't all that long. And it's so very convenient!
Something you will want to note: As I mentioned before, Coronado Springs is a very large resort, and has four bus stops. If you get off at the wrong bus stop, you need to take the bus marked Downtown Disney to get to your proper stop.
What to Do at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort
Naturally, the various theme parks will take up most of your time. But when you have some spare moments, what can you do around the resort?
First there's the pools. The Coronado Springs resort has three heated pools for your enjoyment. The main themed pool is called "The Dig SIte" with an archeological setting (think Mayan ruins).
You can check out the La Vida Health Club, which features both exercise equipment and massages (massages by appointment only).
Rather be outdoors? Coronado Springs has a jogging trail (9 miles!), volleyball court, bike rentals and watercraft rentals.
And if you just have a few minutes, stop by either one of the arcades for some amusement.
Discounts for the Disney World Resorts
There are definitely differences in rates, depending on which "season" you plan to be at Disney. The Value season is the least expensive, and the Holiday season the most expensive.
If you want to get the best value for your dollars, check out the Disney World resort rates page to figure out when's the best time your vacation.
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Amenities at Coronado Springs, Disney World
Coronado Springs Disney does have a concierge desk, although no concierge floor, like the Deluxe resorts do.
Other services and amenities include a health club, (limited) room service, laundry facilities and a beauty/barber shop.
Coronado Springs also has a very large convention facility -- in fact one of the ballrooms is 60,214 square feet -- one of the largest in the southeastern United States! All in all, there are over 220,000 square feet of meeting space to be had here.
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