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Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Guide from themouseforless.com #DisneyWorld #Vacation

Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-1000
Telephone: (407) 939-1000
Fax: (407) 939-1001

Refurbishment | Rooms | Dining | Recreation | Shopping | Transportation
Childcare | Resort Rate | Resort Map | Reviews | Activities | Resort Tips

Moderate Resort Classification
Located in the Animal Kingdom Resort Area
Check In: 3:00 p.m. / Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

Coronado Springs is a moderately priced Disney resort. This resort has 1,967 rooms and suites which are situated in three villages around 15-acre Lago Dorado Lake. Coronado Springs is also very popular with conventions. It has a 95,000-square-foot Convention Center that includes a 60,214 square-foot Ballroom, as well as a full-service Business Center. The Ballroom can accommodate 5,000 for a sit-down dinner or 6,500 meeting-style seats. There is also a 20,000 square-foot Junior Ballroom.

Coronado Springs, like all Disney resorts, is smoke-free. Designated outdoor smoking areas are indicated on the Resort Map.

Resort Refurbishment: Check our Rehabs and Closures schedule for any refurbishments or work taking place at the Coronado Springs Resort during your visit.

Coronado Springs CSR

Resort Theme:

Coronado Springs has an American Southwest - Northern Mexico theme.

Resort Rooms:

1,967 rooms include:
The Casitas: 3-story buildings adjacent to the Conference Center
The Ranchos: 2 and 3-story pueblo-style buildings
The Cabanas: 2-story buildings near El Centro facilities

Standard Guest rooms: Maximum 2-4 Guests
Water View or Standard View are available
Suites: Maximum 4-6 Guests
Most rooms have two queen beds
A limited number of rooms with king-size beds are available.
Disabled accessible rooms are available
In-room pizza and meal delivery
Nonsmoking rooms available
Irons and ironing boards
Coffee makers
Hairdryers
In-room refrigerators
Pak-n-Play Cribs available upon request
In-room safes
Dual line phones with voicemail
Cable TV with Disney Programming
Complimentary wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) (click link for specific details)

Room Layout

Coin-operated self-service laundry facilities are located throughout Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is available for pickup from your room.

Located at the Main Lobby, the concierge can help you purchase Disney Theme Park and Disney Water Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats.

 

Resort Dining:

Cafe Rix in El Centro for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Las Ventanas for breakfast and lunch
Rix Lounge in El Centro for a specialty cocktail or a quick bite
Pepper Market in El Centro for quick service dining options
Maya Grill for dinner at a table service setting
Francisco's Lounge for appetizers and drinks
Laguna Bar and Grill for sandwiches, snacks and drinks
Limited Room Service

Refillable mugs are available for purchase at the Pepper Market for $15.49 plus tax.

Francisco's Lounge CSR

Resort Recreation:

· Three 'quiet' pools located in the Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas areas
· Dig Site main pool and large hot tub (spa)
· La Vida Health Club
· Arcades: Jumping Beans at El Centro and Iguana at the Dig Site
· Explorer's Playground with large sand box at the Dig Site
· Casa de Belleza beauty and hair treatments
· Watercraft Rentals at La Marina
· Jogging Trail
· Volleyball Court
· Bike Rentals
· Nightly "Movies Under the Stars" at the Lost City of Cibola Feature Pool
· Sammy Duvall's is offering a new water sports operation at Coronado Springs Resort. Stand up paddle-boarding and wake boarding and tubing behind a jet ski is offered at "La Marina" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new recreational offerings are in a testing period through January 1, 2013. For reservations, email reservations@sammyduvall.com or call 407-939-1653.

CSR Pool Bike Rentals
Pool and bike rentals

Explorer's Playground Playground at Coronado Springs Resort
Explorer's Playground

Resort Shopping:

Panchito's Gifts and Sundries stocks Disney character apparel and souvenirs as well as Coronado Springs logo merchandise. You can also find snack foods, beverages (including adult beverages), magazines and books, and other general sundries.

Panchito's Gifts and Sundries

Resort Transportation:

Disney's bus service is available to and from this resort. The bus locations are:
Bus Stop 1: El Centro
Bus Stop 2: Casitas
Bus Stop 3: Ranchos
Bus Stop 4: Ranchos and Cabanas

Transportation Times Between Coronado Springs and Disney Destinations
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 17 minutes by bus, 37 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 17 minutes by bus, 18 minutes by car
Disney's Hollywood Studios – 16 minutes by bus, 16 minutes by car
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 15 minutes by bus, 12 minutes by car
Downtown Disney – 25 minutes by bus, 18 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach water park – 12 minutes by bus, 6 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon water park – 25 minutes by bus, 12 minutes by car

Resort Childcare:

No on-site child care facility. In-room child care is available at all resorts.

Resort Rates:

See 2013 Resort Rates

 

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From Our MouseForLess Members:

MouseForLess Interesting Facts about the resort:

I've read somewhere online that this is one of the largest convention centers on the east coast. And look for the hidden Mickey by the pool. – TinaMarie Krasner

The hot tub-largest on property! – Jane Scherer

The food court at this resort is very unique with different "stations" and not like the traditional food courts. I found the food to be a bit more expensive than regular food court fare, but much better quality. – Allyson

CSR is so beautiful!!! The low profile (only three or four levels) allows the structure to slip into the scenery perfectly. Each cluster of rooms either looks over a courtyard, quiet pool, fountain, flowers or the big lake, so it feels like your room is part of a neighborhood inside a larger village. – Lorene

MouseForLess Room Request Tips:

Try the 2nd or 3rd floor at this resort for a better view. There is a lot of high shrubbery in front of the buildings which may obscure the view out of many of the first floor rooms. Also, we stayed in building 7-A (Rancho's section), which has great access to a quiet pool. However, avoid room #7184 (our room) – this room is in an interior corner of the building and we had a view of a walled walkway. – Rachel Brewer

The cabanas section 9b closest to el centro. Easy walk to food court and pool area- close to bus stop too. – Jane Scherer

We have stayed at this resort twice. Since our first stay when we have requested the Casitas section, which is near Bus Top #2 and the bus stops there 1st. You are almost guaranteed a seat. We found Bus Stop #1 which is at the main building that houses the food court to be more crowded. – Dina McKenna

This resort is so large that it doesn't really matter where your room is, you still have a long hike. – TinaMarie Krasner

We liked "casitas #5" on ground floor b/c it's quiet, only a short walk over the bridge to the pool, close to the lake path for catching the bus to the parks in the morning (we had a stroller & kids) in front of the lobby, while we used bus stop #2 (?) b/c it was the first stop "back home" when we left the parks in the evening. Near the same bus stop is the laundry & exercise room, so stay on the parking lot side of the resort & walk on the pavement instead of zig-zagging thru the corridors. – Lorene

MouseForLess Hidden Treasures:

CS has a couple of Quiet Pools. Take the time to walk the grounds and different areas where rooms are located. Some of the little courtyards have beautiful fountains and topiaries. There is a topiary of the Three Caballeros in 1 of the sections. – Dina McKenna

Swinging in the hammocks near the lake is so relaxing. – TinaMarie Krasner

The food served at the pool is very good. You don;t have to go all the way to the Pepper Market. – Jane Scherer

All the little places to sit, relax, listen to the birds, & observe the moment. While at CSR you could forget about "doing Disney" & just absorb the "siesta spirit" in the lush landscaping. We felt connected to nature, the sunrise, nighttime beauty, & rhythm of living south of the border. – Lorene

MouseForLess Tips for Romance:

A nice walk through the many walkways, the grounds are beautiful and a late night relaxing dip in the hot tub is nice as well. Strolling along the "beach" is very nice. – TinaMarie Krasner

Spend some time in the hammocks by the lake and have drinks after dark at the lakeside Laguna Bar. The light from the candles dancing off the water is beautiful. – Jane Scherer

Having breakfast or a late night drink at the little cafe on the water. – Lorene

MouseForLess Tips for Families:

The Pool area and playground are great and it has a water slide. There is also a game room at the pool area. – Dina McKenna

Rent a surrey bike or a paddle boat and use on the lake for some non-park fun. – Allyson

There is lots of sand for kids to play with on the beach area. – TinaMarie Krasner

Our 3y & 5y kids were excited by the "dig site" near the pool b/c they "found" artifacts in the sand. The water was warm & we ended ups staying all day. It felt like we were on another mini vacation & no one missed the parks that day. It was the perfect break to avoid sensory overload & just play w/out a schedule. – Lorene

MouseForLess Tips for Large Travel Groups:

This is a perfect resort for large groups. We had 2 adjoining rooms which worked out for our group of 9. – TinaMarie Krasner

MouseForLess Tips for Guests with Special needs:

Request handicap rooms close to the front of the resort. The walk to the bus stop isn't that bad if you are in one of the first buildings. And they have an "internal" shuttle if you need it. – TinaMarie Krasner

This resort has rooms that are a bit larger than the value resorts, may be easier to fit a wheelchair or walker inside. – Allyson

Having a ground floor room facing the parking lot made easy access in & out of the room. There were also golf carts on the grounds appeared to shuttle guests by special arrangement. Please call to confirm this b/c it is only my observation, not something we actually did. The entire resort was quiet, but I'm not sure how this would change if several conventions were booked at the same time. I do not know if the restaurants make dietary or allergy meals available w/out prior notice. – Lorene

MouseForLess Tips for WDW Newbies:

If you are a coffee drinker/soda drinker get the refillable mugs. It's priced reasonably and you have a great souvenir when you get home. – TinaMarie Krasner

For as large as the resort is, it still has an intimate feel because everything is centered around the lake. – Jane Scherer

Unlike the similarly large Caribbean Beach Resort, there is no internal bus that circles the resort. If you get in Ranchos section, you’re a 10- to 15-minute walk from El Centro, the main building. There are bus stops going to the parks and Downtown Disney in each section, however. – Emily

This was our first trip to WDW as parents. We had a lot of unique conditions that made our experience "magical" in the practical sense (low crowds, unseasonally warm weather for November but NOT crazy hot, free dining promotion, good price on airline tickets, etc.), but the best decision was to get help from a TMFL agent!!! They have so much training & personal experience, it took all the stress off me "knowing" how to get the best ADRs, & finding ways to maximize my budget. Our "once in a lifetime trip" was so successful my DH is starting to think we should go one more time before the kids get too busy w/school. To be honest, he wasn't "sold" on going the first time, but w/all the awesome The Magic For Less Travel service before we even got on the plane, to be perfectly coordinated w/the Disney Magical Express, Coronado Springs Resort & all the Parks... made it all so heavenly. – Lorene

Beware of credit card scammers! Several scams have been perpetrated on unsuspecting tourists staying at hotels or resorts in the Orlando area in recent years, including Disney resorts. The first involves a phone call to your resort room in which you are informed that there is a problem with the credit card info you provided the hotel; you are then asked to give your card information again, including name and address. If you receive such a call, inform the caller that you will talk to the front desk personally about the problem and hang up. If you are convinced the call may be legitimate, call the front desk from your resort phone or visit the front desk to inquire. The second scam involves flyers left on your resort room door advertising cheap pizza for delivery. Those who call the number and give the requested credit card info with their order soon find that not only does no pizza arrive, but a huge string of unauthorized purchases show up on their credit card.

MouseForLess Tips for Budget Travelers:

When hunting for food, consider the Pepper Market. Right outside is a great area for seating, with lot's of tables, comfortable chairs and umbrellas for shades. Another great alternative for sandwiches and salads is the La Tienda convenience store. Everything is very fresh and you may find exactly the same thing here all ready to go that you would have to wait for at the food court. – Rachel Brewer

My cousins stayed at CS Easter week and they were on the dining plan. You can get the most bang for your Counter Service bucks at the Pepper Market. This restaurant is counted as counter service not sit-down. – Terrie

Go in the fall when it's value season and get free dining. – Jane Scherer

All resorts have mini refrigerators, so it's perfect if you want to bring food from home. – TinaMarie Krasner

Although we traveled off season for my son's birthday, CSR had a lot of value for the money b/c of the completely refurbished rooms, it was VERY quiet, the theme & care that was taken to get all of the details right contributed to the overall relaxed atmosphere. In any other place on the planet "budget" can also mean less quality. Disney has a lot invested in getting guests to come back, so w/a TMFL agent helping you get the most for your money, don't overlook the moderate resort category completely. My DH was concerned about paying $250 more when we were finalizing our booking, but once he arrived at CSR he never questioned our TMFL agent's recommendation. We had ADRs at Ohana / Polynesian (deluxe category) & I wanted to check out the resort b/c we have several friends that only stay at the Poly for the easy monorail ride to MK... DH was not interested & couldn't wait to get back to our quieter & less busy CSR. – Lorene

MouseForLess Tips for Luxury Travelers:

CS has some suites which you can't find at the other moderates. Of course they cost more. – Dina McKenna

Coronado Springs is the only moderate resort with an on-site a hair salon, 24 hour health club and room service. – TinaMarie Krasner

The Maya Grill is a very nice restaurant for dinner. – Allyson

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