Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort is located at:
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Situated around the sparkling 22-acre Lago Dorado, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a Moderate resort that evokes the spirit and romantic nature of Spanish Colonial Mexico. Guests of the resort can follow in the footsteps of Explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado as they discover the adventure of the quest for the mythical seven cities of gold.
As history has told, 16th Century Spanish Explorer, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Governor of a province in New Spain (now Mexico), set out on an expedition to find the “Seven Golden Cities of Cíbola.” Coronado led the Spanish expedition up New Spain’s western coast and into the southwestern region of the United States in an effort to secure vast amounts of wealth for Mexico and Spain. Though none of the legendary treasures were found, Coronado and his explorers discovered the Grand Canyon as well as other unique architectures and cultures. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is not only named for the explorer, it also draws its inspiration from the rustic landscapes and architectures Coronado and his explorers encountered along their expedition.
In pure Disney style, guests experience a unique locale with three uniquely themed villages. The Casitas, or “little houses,” are a nod to the Spanish architecture found in the great cities of Mexico while the two-story Cabanas are modeled after the adobe-style bungalows found along the Mexican coastline. The two- and three-story Ranchos buildings offer a glimpse into the early days in the American Southwest with rustic stucco buildings, ochre rock formations and gullies with running streams of water.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is one of the largest Moderate resorts on the Walt Disney World property boasting 1,921 guest rooms and a 95,000 square foot Convention Center surrounding the centrally located Lago Dorado. And, as Disney legend is told, if the stars align just right during the new corn moon, reflections of the fabled “Seven Golden Cities of Cíbola” will appear on the waters of Lago Dorado – the Lake of Gold.
The main building, El Centro, welcomes guests to the sprawling resort with La Fuente de Las Palomas or the “Fountain of the Doves” with trickling waters and colorful mosaic tile designs. El Centro is home to Guest Services as well as Registration, Conceirge Services and the resort’s shop and restaurants. The Guest registration area is embellished with massive wooden beams, hammered chandeliers and stucco arches adorned with murals depicting scenes from colonial times in Mexico. The Guest Services area is also home to one of the best Hidden Mickeys on the property which projected on the wall high above the left side of the check-in area.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Rooms
The guest rooms at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort are divided into six different categories. Each room features dark wood accents with a southwestern motif and hues of vibrant turquoise and brown. The rooms at Coronado Springs were refurbished in 2009 and are among the finest of any of the Moderate resorts with an average size of 314 square feet. Each room offers a small refrigerator, armoire, table and two chairs, an open closet area, wall safe and a vanity area separate from the bathroom.
Guests can choose from:
- Standard View – 2 queen beds
- King – 1 king bed
- Water View – 2 queen beds or 1 king bed
- Junior Suite – 2 double beds and 1 queen murphy bed
- Junior Suite – King – 1 king bed and 1 queen murphy bed
- Casitas One Bedroom Suite – 2 double beds and 1 queen murphy bed
- One Bedroom Suite – 1 king bed and 1 queen murphy bed
- Casitas Executive Suite – 1 king bed and 2 double beds
Preferred guest rooms are located in Casitas Buildings 1, 2 and 3 and are the closest buildings to El Centro and the El Centro bus stops. The preferred rooms are conveniently located to the Dig Site pool area.
Pepper Market – This lively food court located in the main building, El Centro, is designed to resemble a Southwestern marketplace complete with brightly-hued tables and chairs, umbrellas and strands of lights overhead. An oversized Kachina doll watches over the marketplace as festive music plays softly in the background. The Pepper Market food court offers four separate food stations featuring cuisine with a Mexican and Southwestern flair. The food stations offer something to satisfy any palate for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks for guests on the go.
Maya Grill – Located at the far end of El Centro, the Maya Grill is an upscale restaurant themed after a Mayan Temple. Guests dine in a welcoming recreation of ancient Mexico amongst Mesoamerican designs and a temple façade styled after a grand pyramid. Choose from a feast of Central Mexican favorites and Neuvo Latino specialties prepared in a wood-fired grill as well as wines from Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
Maya Grill is only open for dinner and reservations are recommended but not always necessary. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance of your arrival.
Las Ventanas – Located across from the Pepper Market, Las Ventanas offers healthy and hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner options with a Latin American twist. Relax and dine amongst chic ambiance with warm lighting and wicker accents in this table-service dining venue.
Café Rix – Café Rix is a grab-and-go restaurant located near the main entrance and Panchito’s store in El Centro. Café Rix offers a wide selection of breakfast goods and snack items as well as sandwiches, soups, salads, and drinks, including beer and wine. This is also the place to purchase refillable mugs.
Rix Lounge – Adjacent to Café Rix, Rix Lounge is a 300-seat vibrant lounge after the sun sets offering light appetizers and specialty cocktails. While the lounge is only open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, during the morning hours, it offers a quiet place to enjoy your morning coffee.
Siestas Cantina – Located at The Lost City of Cíbola feature pool, commonly known as The Dig Site, Siestas Cantina is a full-service poolside bar and grill serving breakfast like Mickey waffles, sandwiches, and bakery goods. Lunch and snack options include burgers, nachos and wings. Specialty cocktails like the Cosmorita are also among fan favorites.
Laguna Bar – This outdoor lakeside bar offers a breezy retreat along Lago Dorado serving up light snacks and specialty cocktails such margaritas, sangria, frozen libations and signature cocktails. Try the Blood Orange Margarita for a refreshing treat.
In-Room Dining Service – Order a meal the whole family will enjoy and have it delivered directly to your room. Guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner specialties in the comfort of their resort room. Menus and hours vary and an 18% gratuity, delivery charge and sales tax will apply to all room service orders. Guests can order room service by pressing “Dining Options” on the room telephone.
Pools – Worshipping the Sun Gods takes on a whole new meaning at the Lost City of Cíbola – the Dig Site pool. Themed after Mayan Ruins, the focal point of the pool is a 50-foot pyramid with water cascading down the stone steps and features a 123-foot Jaguar spirit animal water slide. The Dig Site also features the largest hot tub on the Walt Disney World property with room enough for 22 people.
Three quiet pools can be found at each one of the resort room areas – Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas. The quiet pools around the resort are often less crowded than the Dig Site making it a great place for adults to soak up the sun.
Campfire Activities – Gather ’round the campfire with your entire family as the sun goes down at the Dig Site for stories and roasted marshmallows nightly.
Jogging Trail – Enjoy a brisk one-mile walk or run along the loop around the scenic 22-acre Lago Dorado.
Volleyball – Take in a friendly volleyball match on the white-sand court by the Dig Site pool. Volleyballs can be checked out for free at the Siesta Cantina pool bar by resort guests.
Explorer’s Playground – Located adjacent to the Dig Site pool area, kids can run and play in a safe environment featuring soft and textured surfaces, swings, tunnels and slides at the archaeologically themed playground.
Iguana Arcade – This arcade located at the Dig Site pool area offers state-of-the-art video games, pinball and air hockey for kids’ enjoyment.
Panchito’s Gifts & Sundries– Located in the El Centro main building, Panchito’s Gifts & Sundries is named after Panchito Pistole, the famed rooster from Disney’s animated classic “The Three Caballeros.” This vibrantly themed store featuring scenes from classic film and a welcoming burro carries Mexican handicrafts as well as a wide variety of Disney souvenirs, apparel and accessories, housewares, resort logo wear, and plush animals. Package pick-up is also located inside Panchito’s Gifts & Sundries.
Disney Bus Transportation – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resorts only offers bus transportation to transport its guests to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The buses also transport guests to Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Springs. Guests that are trying to get to Disney’s Boardwalk will either have to board a bus that is heading towards one of the four theme parks or Disney Springs and transfer to a bus marked Boardwalk.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resorts has four bus stops conveniently located throughout the resort. The bus stops are:
Bus Stop 1: El Centro
Bus Stop 2: Casitas
Bus Stop 3: Ranchos
Bus Stop 4: Ranchos/Cabanas