Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by C.Kowalczik on August 2, 2007

Hola y bienvenido a un lugar donde vienen los sueños  de verdad.

Each of the Disney resorts has a different theme, each one unique and detailed to its place of origin. There is a place where the serenity of Mexico meets the riches of the American Southwest. That place is Lake Buena Vista Florida, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

At Disney’s Coronado Springs there was a surreal feeling that overcame us the minute we stepped off the Disney’s Magical Express bus and entered the lobby area. In the distance you can hear the subtle sound of mariachi music playing as you pass by the Panchito’s Gifts & Sundries shop and the fountain of the El Centro building.

Holding true to its theme, Coronado Springs resort is modeled after different regions throughout Mexico and are showcased in the three sections of the resort area surrounding beautiful Lake Dorado. The Ranchos not only brings you into the Mexican countryside, but they are also the closest accommodations to the Dig Site, the featured pool where the Lost City of Cibola is located. The only downside to these ranch-style accommodations is that they are the farthest away from the Pepper Market food court and the Maya Grill restaurant. The Cabanas bring the Mexican coastline to life while offering guests a quiet pool and a short walk to the dining options or the main pool.

One thing to keep in mind when booking the Coronado Springs is that the resort is home to one of the largest convention spaces in North America. Although the convention center is located on the western edge of the property and well away from resort guests, the people attending those conventions will require accommodations. The Casitas offers guests soothing fountains inside a peaceful courtyard and usually are the most requested rooms for people attending the conventions. However don’t let the convention center scare you away from my favorite moderate resort. Our room was in the Casitas and offered the usual standard room setup. The decor of the room offers the soft earthy colors one would expect to find in the desert. Cactus green headboards with hand painted Native American symbols are accentuated with natural wood nightstands and a warm diamond pattered bedspread.

One of my favorite things about this resort is the Pepper Market food court. This food court is, in my opinion, the best food court on Disney property, and for those guests on the Disney Dining Plan this is a must do. This food court is more like a table service location as you will have a server assigned to your table and you pay at the end of your meal rather than after you order, not to mention the excellent food selections.

With a great themed pool, an arcade, a marina and 220,000 square feet of convention space, Disney’s Coronado Springs resort is certainly the gold crown of moderate resorts.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1001 West Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830
(407) 939-1000


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