Top 5 Secrets Most People Don’t Know About Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Jason D

Do you take time to explore your resort when you are on a Walt Disney World vacation? Sometimes you’ll find the most interesting things. On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, we tried out Coronado Springs Resort, and here are some of the surprising and delightful things we found.

5. Beaches

Coronado Springs is a great resort for those who enjoy walking. The resort is huge, and surrounds a 22-acre lagoon; scenic walking paths connect you to your cabana, the various pool areas, and other amenities. The lagoon is fringed by numerous well-manicured white sandy beaches, right off the path. There’s no water access, but plenty of hammocks and palm trees set the beautiful beach resort theme. You’ll want to stop for a bit en route to your cabana – take a swing in a hammock, make a sand angel, or just feel the sand between your toes.


4. Themed Pool Areas

One of the most spectacular pool areas on property is Coronado Spring’s Dig Site. A 50-foot Mayan-themed pyramid with a cascading waterfall towers over the massive main pool; nearby, a jaguar waterslide empties into the pool. The Dig Site is also home to the largest hot tub on property. Each accommodation area also has its own, more private, pool (3 in all), for those wanting to relax away from the main action.

3. Mayan Grill

The Mayan theme continues with Maya Grill, the resort’s Mexican-accented dining room, serving dinner every evening. While eating, you may be lucky enough to be serenaded by excellent live musicians; try for a table near the window for a view of the lagoon. Featuring typical Mexican dishes, the menu includes vegetarian, gluten-free and non-spicy items, so there’s something for everyone. Our favorites? The Queso Fundido appetizer (basically a bowl of fried cheese, eaten with tortillas) and the delicious variety of shot-glass size mini-desserts.

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2. Most Up-to-Date, Renovated Rooms

Without booking one of the brand new resorts or going to one of the deluxe resorts, it can be hard to find rooms that aren’t a bit dated. This may not seem like a big deal, but when you walk into one of the newly renovated rooms at Coronado Springs it certainly feels like it. From the flooring to the linens and especially the furnishings in the room, these rooms feel fresh and new, as if you are the first one staying in them.

1. La Vida Health Club

The biggest surprise for us was the vast size of the resort. Of course most resorts on Walt Disney World property are enormous, but this is the only mid-level resort which is also a convention center. Because of that, you’ll enjoy amenities that are normally reserved for the deluxe level resorts. The biggest feature here is La Vida Health Club. You already know that no one does anything like Disney. But have you experienced a spa day at Disney?

All of these aspects are just the tip of the iceberg at Coronado Springs. We have stayed at a lot of resorts on property, but so far this one is by far our favorite.

About Jason Dick

Jason is a Disney addict. Walt Disney World trips are an annual occurrence that his partner has had to come to terms with. In between Disney trips, he spends his time running the theatre company he started in 2007. As Artistic Director, he picks musicals to bring to his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario Canada that have never been produced in the area. Traveling is definitely a passion and in addition to his trips to the happiest place on earth, he and his partner also travel the world, most recently to India and Nepal. A carnivore by nature, Jason loves the incredible amount of steakhouses Walt Disney World has to offer - they are always at the top of his list for each and every visit.