Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the fourteenth week of Sunday Showcase. Each week, we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

“Celebrate the unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Southwest American cultures at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This beautiful lakeside oasis offers classic influences, Disney touches and modern comforts to energize and inspire.”

Brief History

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort first opened to guests on August 1, 1997 and was Disney’s first attempt at a “Moderate” level resort. This resort is towards the south west of Disney property in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area. In February 2017, a major renovation was announces, which updated the guest rooms as well as added a large Tower resort on site. In July 2019, the 15-Story Gran Destino Tower opened to guests taking inspiration directly from the Salvador Dali short film “Destino”.

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is currently configured with over 2050 guest rooms, as well as 65 suites. Additionally, this resort has special Club Level rooms and Guests choosing Club Level accommodations at the Chronos Club receive personalized concierge service and lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks and evening wine, hors d’oeuvres, cordials and desserts. This resort also serves as one of Disney’s 5 large convention centers.


Dining at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Casual Table-Service Dining

  • Maya Grill — Dine on traditional Mexican fare at this majestic dining spot accented by the welcoming Mayan motifs of fire, sun and water
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill — Cheer on your favorite team, chow down on classic bar food and savor draft beers and handcrafted cocktails at this upscale sports lounge boasting 31 TVs.
  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood — Treat your senses to Spanish-inspired cuisine and sweeping views at this intimate rooftop restaurant.
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill — Delight in sandwiches, shared plates, salads and more at this relaxing lakefront restaurant.

Quick-Service Dining

  • Café Rix — Grab a smoothie or specialty coffee
    and take your pick from a selection of pastries, yogurts, fruits and salads, along with gelato. Beer and wine are also available.
  • El Mercado de Coronado — Soak up an array of American and international dishes, including pancakes, pizza and rice bowls. Salads, sandwiches and desserts are also available on the go.

Other Dining Options

  • Laguna Bar — Breezy lakeside lounge with menu of margaritas, sangria, frozen libations and signature cocktails.
  • Dahlia Lounge — Linger over premium wine or signature cocktails in a setting inspired by Spanish surrealism.
  • Barcelona Lounge — Savor espresso drinks, pastries and light fare, as well as cocktails, Spanish and California wines and American craft beers at this hybrid bakery-bar inspired by Spain’s coffee and gin culture.


  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®


  • The Lost City of Cibola Pool — Sun worshipers of all ages will dig the Dig Site, a sprawling pool complex with a Mayan ruins theme.
  • 3 Leisure Pools — For the less adventurous, 3 leisure pools
    are located at each settlement – the Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas.
  • Coronado Springs Campfire Activities
  • Movie Under the Stars
  • Volleyball
  • Jogging Trail
  • Playground


Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Moderate Resorts is $20 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has been a fan favorite over the years. With its recent renovation and the new addition of Gran Destino Tower, your family should consider this as an option for your next Walt Disney World Resort.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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