Coronado Springs Resort: A hidden gem in the heart of Disney World

One thing I truly love about Disney is its fascination with striking the right balance between relaxation, culture, and family-friendly experiences. From the moment you enter the campus at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, you’re swept up in the romantic mix of Spanish, Mexican, and American Southwest cultures.

Welcome to the last stop of our “Resort-Hopper Tour”. If you missed our latest stop, check out our in-depth review of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It’s the perfect getaway for families that have a passion for the African savannah and all its wonderful wildlife.

At each stop in our six-part series, we did a deep dive into some of Disney World’s most iconic resort destinations. Along our journey, we’ve shared important aspects about each resort, including theme, room types, amenities, restaurants, transportation, and more.

Our sincere hope is that it helps you make a magical decision that’s perfect for your family. We would love to be the inspiration behind your next Disney getaway!.

So, without further ado, let’s travel to our next magical stop on our Resort-Hopper Tour — Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

An Overview of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

With dramatic lighting, beautiful lake views, and a flare for architecture and design , Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort infuses Spanish, Mexican, and American Southwest culture to create a one-of-a-kind resort. Architectural design and modern touches are a staple of this beautiful resort complete with breathtaking architectural finishes.

Your family will love moonlit walks along one of the three bridges that traverse Villa del Lago. Tailor-made for recreation and relaxation, its beautiful scenery will inspire the whole family.  

Lobby of Disney's Coronado Springs

What Type of Rooms Does Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Have?

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a moderate hotel with deluxe-style features and amenities.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers five excellent room options:

  • Standard that sleeps between 2 and 4 adults
  • Junior Suite that sleeps between 4 to 6 adults
  • One Bedroom Suite that sleeps up to 4 adults
  • Casitas One Bedroom Suite sleeps up to 6 adults
  • Casitas Executive Suite can sleeps up to 6 adults

Junior Suites offer either two double beds or a king bed with an additional queen murphy bed.

One-bedroom suites provide a king bed and a queen murphy bed.

Casitas Suites offers options between two double beds or one king bed with an additional queen murphy bed.

No matter which room style you choose, all rooms come with modern touches, architectural flare, and short walks to the beautiful lake.

As an added benefit, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers rooms with gorgeous views overlooking the lake. It’s sure to make your stay more magical.

What Amenities Does Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Offer?

One of the pleasures of staying on the Disney campus is that no matter which resort you stay at you’ll always experience tons of amenities. It comes standard with your Disney experience.

Each guest at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Resort enjoys complimentary WI-FI access, air-conditioned rooms, and the following amenities:

Pools, Waterslides, and Whirlpools, Oh, My!

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the home of the Lost City of Cibola — complete with a 50-foot pyramid, Mayan ruins, and a 123-foot water slide with a spitting jaguar spirit animal.

It’s also home to the ever-popular Dig Site — a sprawling pool complex that’s tailor-made for fun, adventure, and exploration. The Dig Site also offers the largest hot tub on Disney property with room for 22 weary explorers.

If that wasn’t enough, there are also poolside fun spots, such as:

  • White-Sand Volleyball Court
  • Siesta’s Poolside Bar
  • Iguana Arcade
  • Kiddie pool

Enjoy family-friendly adventures like “Swimming With the Bulls” and themed pool parties.

If you’re plumb out of adventure, you can enjoy one of three leisure pools custom-made for the timid-at-heart. You can rest your weary head poolside, take a dip, or simply lounge around on the deck designed for sun-kissed relaxation.

Disney's Coronado Springs Pool

Take a Walk on the Wild Side With Fun Activities!

While majestic views of African wildlife and state-of-the-art swimming pools are nice, it’s not all that Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has to offer.

Here are some fun activities to enjoy at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort:

  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Playground
  • Jogging trails
  • Gaming station
  • 24-hour health club

Whether your family is splashing it up in the pool, getting their game on in the arcade, or spiking the volleyball poolside, you’ll love the recreational activities at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Create Memories With Family-Friendly Activities

Like other stops on our Resort-Hopper Tour, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers many family-friendly activities.

Here is a short list of great family-friendly activities you can enjoy:

  • Spanish Mosaic Art
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Coronado Springs Campfire Activities
  • Colors of Coronado Painting Experience

At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, every moment is special. So whether you’re enjoying movies under the stars or roasting s’mores by the campfire, or creating beautiful Spanish mosaic artwork side-by-side, you’ll love every magical moment.

What Transportation Options Does Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Have Available?

For transportation to all parks, guests can enjoy complimentary bus service. Rather dash out in style? You can purchase Minnie Van Service through Lyft.

Whatever way you get to the parks, we hope you have a magical time!

What Types of Restaurants Does Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Have Available?

Disney always has a knack for creating dining choices that work for every family, and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is no different. Whether your family likes to eat on the go or enjoys a sit-down meal, you’re sure to find a restaurant that meets your needs.

Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the dining choices at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort:

Casual, Family-Friendly Dining Choices

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has several options for casual family-friendly dining experiences.

For casual dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s hard to top El Mercado de Coronado. Your kids will love the classic favorites served at other resort destinations; meanwhile, parents can delight in truly authentic Spanish, Mexican, and American Southwest fare that is sure to please your palette.

Breakfast serves up classic favorites like:

  • Grande Fiesta Breakfast Bowl with scrambled eggs, cheese, green onions, breakfast potatoes, and sausage
  • Buttermilk Pancakes with bacon and sausage

Lunch and dinner offer more authentic cuisine.

Enjoy lunch and dinner entrees, like:

  • Margherita Flatbread
  • Roasted Mojo Pork Loin
  • Ancho Rubbed Bone-In Chicken Breast

For plant-based options, there are delectable options, like:

  • Beyond Burger
  • Flatbread Pizzas
  • Penne Primavera

For dessert, you’ll love everyday favorites like pastries, cupcakes, brownies, and more.

Other great options for casual dining include:

  • Maya Grill – serves American, Mexican, Seafood, and Steakhouse items for dinner
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill – for casual dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Quick Hits for Grazing and Fast Food

If you’re in a hurry, you have two choices for excellent quick-hit, fast-food options.

Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast before you hit the parks, or something to munch on for a quick lunch or dinner, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has you covered.

  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill– for American fare and quick bites and snacks
  • Siesta Cantina – for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, quick bites, and snacks

Picture-Perfect Dining Experiences

If you’re looking for something that will bring the family together and create lasting memories — it’s hard to beat Toledo, a steak and seafood rooftop dining experience.

Your family will love this sit-down meal with sophistication and style. Enjoy guiltless allergy-friendly appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

For families with no allergy restrictions, you can order from the main menu that offers the same choices.

Here are a few favorites:

  • Appetizers – Rioja-braised chorizo, charred octopus, and pan con tomate
  • Entrees – Braised lamb shank, filet of beef, scallops, and more
  • Desserts – Chocolate avocado mousse, classic crema Catalana, and almond cheesecake

Kid’s meals and plant-based options are also available. For adults, there is a wide assortment of cocktails, beer, and non-alcoholic drink choices.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Conclusion

If you’ve always dreamed of escaping on a Spanish or Mexican getaway, you’ll love Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. With gorgeous views, fantastic pools, and fine dining, it marries all the exotic features of a trip to Mexico or Spain with the comforts of home.

If you’re sold on all that Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has to offer —  we hope you have a magical time. If not, make sure to check out the other stops on our “Resort-Hopper Tour”. We hope you’ve enjoyed our in-depth look at some of Disney’s most iconic resorts. If you enjoyed these articles, please let us know in the comments, or feel free to share them on social media with your friends who love Disney as much as we do!

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  1. Views sound stunning, activities sound varied and the rooms accommodate a range of family sizes. Sounds like you would recommend this resort. Thanks for the interesting review. Have a great day, and feel free to check out any of my hotel reviews also

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