Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort opened to the public in 1997, and is a Southwest-themed Moderate resort circling the Lago Dorado, a pristine 22-acre lake. The Spanish-style guest rooms are all brightly decorated, and are separated into three sections with their own distinct themes – The Casitas, an urban terra-cotta section; the Ranchos, which are themed after rustic Southwestern pueblos and the Cabanas, a beach-themed section complete with hammocks.
There are a variety of room types and views available at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, including standard rooms, king size rooms, preferred rooms, water view rooms, and suites. Junior suites can be either standard or king size, while Casitas suites are one bedroom or executive. Most other rooms typically include a view of the courtyard or parking area, depending on availability.
Dining options are also plentiful at the resort, and feature an assortment of unique dining opportunities, casual dining establishments and a lounge. Guests can dine at the Maya Grill, the resort’s signature restaurant, featuring Mayan motifs and a delicious mix of American fare with Latin influences. There are also two quick service restaurants on property, including Cafe Rix, which serves panini, fresh salads, baked goods and more. Pepper Market, the second quick service eatery, serves up casual American fare such as chicken, pasta, and burgers in an open-air market themed food court. There’s also an outdoor lake bar dubbed the Laguna Lounge, where guests can enjoy their favorite beverages and relax in comfort.
Both indoor and outdoor recreational activities are available at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, as well. Guests can enjoy bass fishing excursions, volleyball, a jogging trail, the scenic beach area, or the La Vida Health Club, complete with the latest fitness equipment and a sauna. Spa treatments such as manicures, facials, and massages are also available by appointment only.
Children can also enjoy the Iguana Arcade, which features a variety of arcade games and pinball machines. Younger children can enjoy the archaeologically-themed playground area as well, featuring plenty of climbing bars, slides and swings for the little ones. There are also three heated pools on the resort property, including one in each of the separate themed hotel sections. There’s also the Lost City of Cibola Pool, complete with a jaguar pool slide, located at the archaeologically-themed Dig Site section of the resort.
Finally, resort guests can stop by Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries, located in the El Centro Building. Here, you can pick up Disney merchandise, an extensive selection of Southwestern gifts and products, as well as any vacation necessities you may need during your stay.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort immerses guests in the charm and romance of Spanish-colonial Mexico, and offers plenty of accommodations, amenities and recreational activities for adults, children and families alike.