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|At A Glance
||The Coronado Springs Resort
and Convention Center is one of Disney's newer on-site hotel
at Walt Disney World. Facilities include Baby-sitting/child
services, restaurants, express checkout; 24-hour front desk;
golf; disabled-accessible rooms/facilities; laundry/valet
services; hair styling salon; no-smoking rooms/facilities;
free parking; RV/truck parking; heated pool; outdoor pool;
limited room service; daily maid service; shops/commercial
The Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center
is centrally located near Epcot, and The Disney-MGM Studios, and
is very close to the Disney's Animal Kingdom park, which is due
to open in April 1998. The resort is named after Francisco
de Coronado, an early European Explorer.
The resort is called as a Moderately priced resort,
and features 1,967 rooms and suites, highlighted by colorful plazas,
palm-shaded courtyards, and a rocky shoreline surrounding a 15-acre
shimmering lake (Lago Dorado).
the northern shore of the lake are the two story Cabanas - 2 story
buildings housing the guest rooms, aside a nice sandy shoreline
(Over half of the rooms at the resort have lake views) reflecting
the beauty and serenity of Mexico's coastal regions.
The themed pool area features a 120' by 90' pool
with a water slide with a jaguar that spits water at guests as
they slide down, and a playground area for children, themed as
an archaeological dig site. Towering over the area is a
huge Mayan pyramid
The Resort is ideal for meetings and conventions,
with 95,000 sq. ft. of convention space.
There are a total of 1,967 moderately-priced rooms
and suites at the Coronado Springs Resort, with an average room
size of 314 square feet. Most of the rooms (1,718 in total)
feature two double beds, with standard rooms sleeping up to four
guests. However, 60 rooms have a single King sized bed
instead of two doubles. 1,181 of the rooms are designated
as non smoking, and 99 rooms have facilities for the disabled
guest. If required a small 'roll-away' bed can be added
to the room for a small additional charge.
All guest rooms feature an ensuite bathroom / washroom
with a single sink, additional facilities include coffee makers
with coffee and tea, an ironing board with iron, and limited room
service providing breakfast and dinner if required. Cribs,
Refrigerators, and Hair-Dryers are all available on request if
required (though Disney are in the process of installing hair
dryers in all the rooms as standard), for a small additional daily
cost. Wheelchairs are available by request at no additional
charge. Daily newspapers can be delivered to the room each
morning for aproximately $1.50 per day.
Parking is as usual for a WDW resort, convenient
to all of the buildings.
The Casitas rooms are close to a nice quiet pool,
health club, laundry room, bus stop 2, and not too far from the
front of the complex. The Ranchos section is towards the
very rear of the resort, and is quite a walk from the food court.
Food and Drink
Pepper Market is the main food court area,
with seating for over guests 400 for breakfast, lunch and dinner
from 06:30 AM until 23:00 PM. The resort theming is continued,
with Pepper Market serving Mexican cuisine (tostadas,tacos and
fresh tortillas), baked goods, pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken
and a grill, Asian-stir-fry items; American grilled steaks, with
omelettes made to order, rotisserie chicken, french fries; fresh
pasta; pizza-smoked salmon and other specialty pizzas; sandwich-subs,
cold cuts and hot sandwiches; bakery-bread and sweet rolls. The
cappuccino and espresso window with gourmet coffees and pastries
opens at 6 a.m. A margarita and beer kiosk also offers beverages.
Pepper Market is unlike any of the food courts elsewhere
on Disney property, in that it's much more interactive - Initially
you are 'Greeted and Seated' by a host or hostess who will give
you a ticket. You are then free to roam the 'Market Stalls'
selling various food items, and interact with the Chefs and Market
Traders. Once you've selected your choice of meal you will
receive a stamp on your ticket for each item collected.
At the end of the meal, you present your ticket(s) to a host or
hostess and pay as they exit. A 10% gratuity charge is automatically
added to your bill.
As well as Pepper Market, the Maya Grill,
operated by one of the premier restaurateur-families of Mexico,
is the full service restaurant main featuring a huge, wood-fired
grill. Seating surrounds a Mayan temple replica. The Grill also
features wines from Mexico, Argentina and Chile. It is open
for breakfast from 07:00 AM until 11:00 AM and for dinner from
17:00 PM until 23:00 PM.
Francisco's is a 200-seat lounge offering
specialty drinks and Southwestern-favorite snacks such as sopas
(tortillas with shredded pork, pico de gallo sauce, black beans
and cheese) or enjoy a bar, similar to the one at Maya Grill.
The emphasis is on tequilas and Latin drinks. The lounge offers
tequila flights, an assortment of tequilas brought to your table
throughout the night with your food. It is open from 17:00 PM
until 01:00 AM every day.
The Siesta Grill poolside bar at the Dig
Site is open from 11:00 AM until 17:00 PM, serving cool drinks,
snacks and burgers.
Finally, limited room service is also available
to resort guests, offering continental breakfast from 06:00 AM
until 10:00 AM with pizza, cold sandwiches and specialty salads
from 17:00 PM until 23:00 PM.
There are 2 arcades at the Coronado Springs resort.
Iguana Arcade is located in the dig area near the Siesta pool
bar and the bigger Jumping Bean Arcade is next to the lobby in
the main building.
Coronado Springs has a main themed pool area, along
with three smaller quiet pools, one in each of the resort's three
regions. The main pool is termed 'The Dig Site' after it's
Mayan archaelogical dig theme. It is open from 08:00 Am
until Midnight each day, holds over 272,000 gallons of water,
and features a 46 foot tall Mayan pyramid which towers over the
pool area. Water cascades down the side of the pyramid,
and a spitting jaguar status shoots jets of water at guests making
use of the 123 foot long partially covered water slide that exits
into the main pool. Guests sliding can be viewed from above
via an overhead walkway / bridge that crosses the slide.
Located by the main pool is the Siesta Bar, a sand
Volley-Ball court, The Explorers Playground, The Iguana Arcade,
a hair-wrap service, and the largest Jaccuzzi / Spa on Disney
property, which holds 22 people at a time.
The three quieter pools are located one in each of
the resort's main regions (Casitas, Ranhcos and Cabanas) and are
open from 08:00 AM until 22:00 PM.
All pools have steps leading into them, along with
wheelchair access which is generally an area allowing guests to
slide off the chair onto a stepped area, and from there
slide into the pool.
The Explorers Playground is a childrens play area
where kids can dig for artifacts in the sand, play on swings or
climb into the Pyramid. There is a large Mayan status in the center
of the playground area which is partly buried in the sand.
The central 15 acre lake area, Lago Dorado, offers
kayak, pedal boats and electric boat rentals. Disney plan
to stock the lake with fish, and then offer lakeside fishing (mmm
exciting!). Running around the edge of the lake, and linking
the three quiet pool areas is a 0.9 mile pathway for leisurely
strolls. A nature walk winds it's way through the wooded sections
of the resort featuring wooden walkwalks and bridges. Bicycle
rentals are also available for kids and adults, and helmets are
available by request if required.
Finally Coronado Springs is the only moderately
priced resort with it's own fitness center (La Vida Health Club).
It's 3,000 sq feet in size, and has Cybex weight-lifting machines,
free weights, step machines, treadmills, and stationary bikes.
It also features a Precorps Transport cross training. The health
club also has a 200sqft sauna, manicures, pedicures, facials,
massage services, tanning facilities and personal training assistance.
One day, Length of Stay and Family Memberships are available for
Panchito's Gifts and Sundries (named after the Mexican
parrot Panchito in the Three Caballeros) is a 6,000 square foot
shopping area which sells all kinds of Indian and Mestizo handicrafts
along with Disney's own character merchandise. The area is decorated
with scenes from the three caballeros, and there is a figure of
the flying Burro from the film that is central to the shop.
Checkin is at 15:00 PM. with checkout by 11:00 AM.
On arriving at the front entrance, guest services
staff will follow you to your car and unload your luggage, giving
you receipts. Once you have checked in, if your room is ready,
they will lead you to your room and unload your luggage. Guest
services will also pick up your luggage and deliver it to the
front area when you are ready to check out. As with the other
Disney resorts, Guest Services will also store your luggage upon
arrival until your room is ready and after you check out, before
leaving for the day.
There are two main bus stops at the resort, and
with Disney implementing changes to the way the buses run, (starting
from the resorts rather than starting from the attractions) buses
generally travel directly from Coronado Springs to the designated
park, or Disney Village, and then head back to Coronado Springs
again, with no other stops at other resorts. This should result
in a much faster and more efficient service from the guests perspective
This plan is expected to be implemented property
wide shortly. This new way of operating will allow the bus drivers
to be more familiar with the resort they work out of, therefore
helping resorts guests with questions. There is also a bus coordinator
at the bus stop to help answer guests questions, and make sure
guests get to where they need to go.
Generally waiting times are of the order of 10 mins
maximum, with the ride time to the Disney-MGM Studios taking around
10 min, Epcot around 12 mins and the Magic Kingdom also taking
around 15 mins.
Directions to the Resort
The Coronado Springs Resort is located at 1000 West
Buena Vista Drive , Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000.
Telephone: (407) 939-1000, Fax: (407)