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    Coronado Springs and Convention Resort at Walt Disney World.


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    Itís address and telephone number are:

    1000 W Buena Vista Drive
    Lake Buena Vista
    FL

    Phone: 407- 939-1000

    The Coronado springs is a lakeside American Southwest-themed moderate resort. It is set around Lago Dorado, a 22-acre lake with theming that captures the spirit of Spanish-colonial Mexico. It is located between Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. It opened on 1st August 1997.

    Disney's Coronado Springs Resort also offers 220,000 square feet of flexible function space.

    The resort is very large and spread out and no section is convenient for everything. However, bell services staff in carts are usually more than happy to give you a lift. The resort is very pleasant to walk around but may involve quite a walk.

    Room layouts

    There are 1,967 guest rooms located in 12 x 2-3 story guest buildings set in 3 villages. Rooms were last renovated in 2009.

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    Guest rooms are approximately 314 square feet. There are 224 rooms with king-size beds and 99 accessible rooms.
    Standard rooms accommodate up to four guests. They have a sink outside the bathroom with sliding wood doors across the sink area.
    Club level rooms are available in Casitas 9B. These rooms offer views of the lake, courtyard or parking lot. Business Club Level services include personalized Front Desk and Guest Services, turndown service and a lounge with continental breakfast, midday snacks and evening wine (additional fee) and cheese.

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    Casitas village has 1024 guest rooms (981 guest rooms and 43 suites) the buildings are themed on villages commonly found in Santa Fe or Monterey.
    Ranchos village The Ranchos have a more rustic, rural flavor to them, complete with a small stream. There are 624 guest rooms that are housed in two and three-storey villas.
    Cabanas village has two-storey Mexican-style adobe bungalows with 319 guest rooms.

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    Amenities

    4-cup coffee makers with coffee replaced by mouse keepers are available. Each room has flat screen TVs and dark wood furniture. Each room also has an armoire, small table with two chairs, nightstand, ceiling fan, air conditioning and small wall safe. Hair dryers, iron, and ironing board, and small refrigerator are also standard. Available on request are cribs, bed rails and wheelchairs.
    Wi-Fi service is available in all Walt Disney World resort hotels at no extra cost.

    Pool and Recreation

    The dig site is the main pool area at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and is themed to represent the important find of a Mayan kingdom during an archaeological dig. A 50-foot Mayan pyramid is the centerpiece of this 120' by 90' pool. Water trickles down stone steps of the Pyramid of the Sun, coming from behind the pyramid is a 123 foot long water slide with a jaguar that spits water at guests as they go down the slide. ?

    There is also a children's pool here. Pool towels are available at the Dig Site.

    There are 3 quiet pools, one at each of the village areas, but guests must bring their room towels here, as pool towels are not offered.

    Lifeguards are found at the main pool, but not at the quiet pools. Pool hours are from 8 a.m. to midnight for the Dig Site and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the quiet pools.

    Other amenities include a large hot tub, volleyball court, poolside bar, playground themed as an archaeological dig and an arcade.

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    There are 4 bus stops providing complimentary transport around the resort and to other Walt Disney World Resort areas.

    ? Magic Kingdom Park: Take the Magic Kingdom Park bus
    ? Epcot: Take the Epcot bus
    ? Disney's Hollywood Studios: Take the Disney's Hollywood Studios bus
    ? Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Take the Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park bus
    ? Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney: Take the Downtown Disney bus
    ? Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: Take Downtown Disney bus and transfer to Typhoon Lagoon bus.
    ? Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park: Take the Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park bus



    Help others by sharing your experiences at the Coronado Springs Resort and convention centre. Have you stayed there? What do you like or dislike? Would you stay there again? Anything at all you would like to share and please feel free to add photos.
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    We kept putting off staying here, mainly because it is a convention center and secondly because of sheer size. We finally did stay however. The resort is gorgeous. Our TA, much to our surprise got us into an accessible room, even though I didn't ask for one and we had only a short walk to the main building. The walk was lovely as the weather wasn't too hot. If we wanted to go over to the main pool we took our car. We have a very good friend who works in the Maya Grill and we were able to visit with him. The Pepper Market was a unique experience for us and I still have mixed feelings about it. Should the need arise we would definitely stay here again.





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    We stopped there last year and sadly it was a huge disappointment for us.

    It is a very big resort and we expected to walk alot but it was verging on the ridiculous. The transport regulally didn't turn up and would often skip the last bus stop (which we were closest to).

    The resort as a whole looked very tired and worn to me.

    I hate being so negative but we really worked this holiday up and really enjoyed it but my only downside was the hotel.

    Sorry :(


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    That's a shame, we stayed there in the early 2000s for a few nights. We had a car and were near the car park but I do understand what you mean. We had a long way to go to the pool so didn't use it much. Shame as it looks like a nice one. The rooms look nice from the photo though.














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    Quote Originally Posted by Britchick, post: 314830
    That's a shame, we stayed there in the early 2000s for a few nights. We had a car and were near the car park but I do understand what you mean. We had a long way to go to the pool so didn't use it much. Shame as it looks like a nice one. The rooms look nice from the photo though.
    The rooms were standard Disney. They were clean and well looked after. It's just the resort looked tired.

    We were directly opposite the main reception and a walk away from the pool. It was a nice resort and we know that old key west is on par if not bigger than this resort so I guess we may have the same issues next year but we go knowing this rather than expecting more like we did last year.

    Dispite us booking nearly two years in advance and requesting a close room we didn't get it. I know it's not guaranteed but when you get given a map at reception and the walk is a good 20 minutes to your room you can't help but feel a little disappointed especially given that we paid rack rate for the room (should have done our research first lol).


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    Well at OKW the buses are frequent so no need to worry, hope you get where you request :)














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    Quote Originally Posted by Britchick, post: 314834
    Well at OKW the buses are frequent so no need to worry, hope you get where you request :)
    Thank you. I've learnt my lesson and have done my research so I know what to expect


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    I've stayed here and I really enjoyed it. I was lucky enough to be right next to the main building. Had I been put in a building further away I think my opinion would have been slightly different. I absolutely loved the food at Pepper Market. The variety was awesome. I liked that they had a small snack area open late, which helped when coming back from the parks late. The buses were frequent and hardly full. I felt close to everything even though I wasn't. I would definitely stay again.

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    We've stayed there twice and loved it both times. We don't mind the walk to the room as it gives you a chance to admire the scenery, especially at night when it's all lit up.
    During the morning walk there are often plenty of animals to see scampering around.

    The recently revised buffet breakfast is great for those who like stuffing our faces and the servers are always really friendly.

    Never any real problems with transport once you learn the system. We tend to play a game about which bus is coming next and we've never waited more than about 15 minutes.

    Definitely our favorite resort at the moment.

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