Inside The Magic: Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Southwest-themed Disney Moderate Resort hotel encircling Lago Dorado—a beautiful 22-acre lake.

Details:

  • Opening Date: August 1, 1997 for the first phase of 830 rooms, phase 2 of 300 rooms opened August 6 1997, and phase 3 of 837 rooms opened November 14 1997
  • Acreage: 125 acres
  • Resort Area: Animal Kingdom
  • Resort Category: Moderate
  • Address: 1000 West Buena Vista Drive; Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000
  • Phone: (407) 939-1000
  • Fax: (407) 939-1001
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Overview:

This resort has a Southwestern U.S./Mexican theme in elements, such as a tiled stucco lobby and a pyramid with water flowing from it. From the welcoming spring-fed Fountain of the Doves to the hidden treasures of the Mayan ruin-theme Dig Site pool, escape to a tranquil lakeside vacation destination where relaxation is your reward.

There are 1,915 rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The brightly colored Spanish-style Guest rooms are separated into 3 distinctly themed areas. The Casitas, The rustic Ranchos and Cabanas.

The Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center is the largest convention center on Walt Disney World property featuring 220,000-square-foot (20,000 m2) of meeting space.

Dining:

Maya Grill A fine dining restaurant located in the resort’s main lobby complex known as El Centro.

Pepper Market Mexican, Italian, American Oriental, and delicatessen cuisine. The restaurant is located in the resort’s main lobby complex known as El Centro.

Siestas Cantina A full-service poolside snack bar (serving nachos, soft pretzels, and other light snacks along with beer and alcohol) located at the resort’s main pool complex.

Laguna Bar An outdoor lakeside bar that serves specialty drinks, beers, and light snacks for guests.

Cafe Rix The Cafe Rix offers items like sandwiches, panini’s, pizza slices, salads, gelato, in room necessities, and more. This restaurant is located in the lobby (El Centro).

Rix Lounge An upscale lounge in a Mediterranean inspired atmosphere. It is also located inside El Centro.

Las Ventanas A private room in Rix Lounge for parties, meetings, and dining events.

Spa and Recreation:

The Lost City of Cibola Feature Pool (The Dig Site) This themed area includes a huge pool (120-by-90), a sand volleyball court, the largest outdoor hot tub on WDW property, the Explorer’s Playground, and the Iguana Arcade. The focal point of the resort, the Dig Site’s 46 foot tall Mayan pyramid themed as a modern archaeological dig of an ancient lost kingdom. At the beginning of the day the Mayan pyramid is turned on and a huge stream of water flows down the giant steps. (Kids are allowed to participate in the opening.)

La Vida Health Club the first fitness center to be located at a Disney moderate resort. The health club is free for all resort guests.

La Marina The marina offers watercraft rentals to guests including boats, water-cycles, kayaks, paddle-boats, and fishing excursions.

Casa de Belleza Beauty Salon The salon at CSR, as well as at all Disney properties, is run by Niki Bryan Salon’s. It is adjacent to the La Vida Health Club.

Explorer’s Playground A themed, outdoor playground located at The Dig Site main pool complex includes swings, a water-slide, slides, and an archeological dig sand box.

Iguana Arcade Adjacent to the Siestas Cantina, an indoor arcade which offers a variety of electronic games.

Additional recreation includes three quiet pools, a sand volleyball court, a white sand beach, and a .97 mile jogging trail around Lago Dorado.

Transportation:

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is served by Disney Transport bus transportation. This service is free of charge.

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