Coronado Springs Resort
Located in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area, the Coronado Springs Resort has been perhaps best known for being the Disney “convention resort”.
Inspired by the cities, neighborhoods and natural landscapes of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico, Coronado Springs was opened on August 1, 1997, housing one of the largest single-level convention centers on the East Coast.
The 1800+ rooms have all been recently updated with new lighting, furnishings, and fixtures.
This theming is seen in all areas of the resort. For example, at the Dig Site, the Lost City of Cibola pool has a 50-foot replica of a Mayan temple and Mayan symbols inlaid into the bottom of the pool and the pool deck. The Jaguar waterslide along with the waterfall both lead to the feature pool.
Gran Destino Tower
Guests now enter the Coronado Springs resort through the Gran Destino Tower, which was recently opened on July 9, 2019. The breathtaking two-story lobby sets the stage for 545 guest rooms and fifty suites, including two presidential suites.
The 2859 square foot Lantana conference room has an adjoining 1674 square foot pre-function space, including a show kitchen. The Lantana room can also be divided into three smaller rooms if the entire area is not needed. In addition, a 24 seat boardroom is an available venue.
If you aren’t looking to host or attend a conference, the Tower offers many options for food and drinks with panoramic views. One of the coolest casual dining experiences can be found at Three Bridges Bar and Grill. Cross walkways spanning across the lake to an open-air setting located on an island in the center of the 14 acre Lake Dorado. Guests will enjoy some Spanish-American cuisine while taking in the view of the surrounding lake.
The Tower also offers a lounge with both indoor and outdoor seating and indoor dining at Toledo-Tapas Steak and Seafood restaurant.
Make your reservations now to be one of the first guests to stay in the brand new Gran Destino Tower, or check out the renovated rooms at the Coronado Springs resort. Either way, you are sure to have a “gran” old time!
Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog
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