Disney World Coronado Springs Resort

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Coronado Springs Resort & Grand Destino Tower

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort opened in 1989 and is A Disney Moderate resort. Surrounding Lago Dorado, a 15-acre lake, are three uniquely themed villages inspired by Spanish and Latin American architecture. The resort offers over 1900 rooms in the villages plus another 545 rooms in the Gran Destino Tower which was complete in 2019.

The Dig Site, a centralized recreation area, is home to one of the most incredible pools. The Lost City of Cibola Pool features a 46-foot Mayan pyramid with a hypnotic cascading waterfall. Also nearby is an enormous 22-person capacity outdoor hot tub.

Coronado Springs Resort Map

Coronado Springs Resort Address

1960 Broadway

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8446

Resort Theming

As with all Disney Moderate Resorts, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers visitors a unique and distinct theme. Crafted in Spanish, Mexican, and American Southwest Architecture, each resort area offers a relaxing glimpse into these cultures.

With the addition of the Gran Destino Tower, the theme continues with a stylish Spanish 16-floor tower that replaces the El Centro lobby and check-in area. So regardless of where a visitor ends up staying, they will have a memorable, relaxing stay.

Resort Theming

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Recreation at Coronado Springs


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Coronado Springs Resort offers visitors a variety of recreation options. Bordering Lago Dorado is a .75-mile wide path suitable for walking, jogging, or bicycling. It’s also the main connecting pathway to all the resort villages and The Gran Destino Tower.

Each of the three resort villages has a quiet, relaxing swimming pool. However, these pools do not offer hot tubs or food and drink service.

The featured recreation pool is The Dig Site. Visitors will find the signature-themed pool, The Lost City of Cibola Pool. In addition, a Mayan Pyramid towers 45 feet in height with a cascading waterfall. You’ll also find a 22-person hot tub and a splash area for the little ones.

Across from the pyramid is the Siestas Cantina offering food, snacks, and drinks for all ages. Next to the cantina is the Iguana Arcade, with plenty of high-tech games to entertain the most avid gamer. Several Ping Pong tables guard the arcade entrance and lead the way to the Explorer’s Playground. Here, children of all ages can explore the creative play area, including a sinister-looking Snake Slide.

You’ll find a beautifully maintained sand volley court in the opposite direction. And bicycle rentals near the cantina.


The pathway to the Main Bus Stop is just outside the Gran Destino Tower and to the right. A Beautifully Spanish-Latin-themed landscaped, the gentle mobility-friendly path will take you to the bus stops.

Real-time bus schedules displayed on easy-to-find monitors provide constant information during your stay. Also, you can catch the Disney Springs bus to travel back to the Casitas, Ranchos, or Cabana villages.

Each of the villages has its internal bus stops allowing you to travel to the Destino Tower or the parks. In addition, of course, all Disney Buses offer mobility-impaired services.

Bus Transportation

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Food & Dining at El Centro

El Centro Dining

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Menus for Dining at Coronado Springs - El Centro

You’ll find a wide variety of dining at Coronado Springs Resort in the El Centro area.

You’ll find Cafe Rix Grab & Go service close to the tower here. A great place to grab breakfast or snacks before heading to the parks or a business meeting at the convention center.

If you’re looking for something more substantial than and a place to sit down, then the El Mercardo de Coronado might be your place. With plenty of options in a cafe setting, you’re sure to find something for the entire family.

Rix Sports Bar and Grill is just across the hallway, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you’ve got a little more time. With 31 large screen TVs for nightly sports and cartoons for the kids at breakfast. You CAN make reservations for breakfast and dinner.

The Maya Grill, open for dinner, offers traditional Mexican dining in a majestic dining room decorated with Mayan symbols of fire, sun, and water. View the menu, and you’ll see something for everyone at the Maya Grill.


Leaving El Centro you will find the Laguna Bar and Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago.  The Three Bridges Bar and Grill is located in the middle of Lago Dorado and offers drinks, shareables, entrees, and great views.

Note: More dining options are listed in the individual sections below.

Shopping at panchitos

Panchito’s Gifts and Sundry in El Centro, just a short walk from Destino Tower, offers visitor resort shopping for those quick necessities. Not your typical crowded on-site shop, Panchito’s is well designed and spacious.

Do you need an extra suitcase for all those Disney souvenirs or maybe a backpack for the parks? You’ll find these as well as resort-specific items to memorialize your stay. In addition, adult beverages are available in the back of the shop for in-room consumption.


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The Dig Site

The Dig Site

The Dig Site is the largest recreation area at Coronado Springs Resort and offers endless activities for the sun worshipers. The Lost City of Cibola is the featured pool for this Disney property themed in Mayan Ruins motif. The swimming pool boasts a 50-foot-tall Mayan Pyramid as a centerpiece with a cascading waterfall ending poolside. In addition, a 125-foot-long water slide winds its way throughout the jungle landscape to the refreshing pool waters.

The most oversized hot tub on Disney properties rests nearby with an astounding 22-person capacity. Also, close by, you’ll find a children’s splash area surrounded by beautiful lush trees.

The Siesta Pool Bar poses ready to serve food and refreshments to the entire family. The Iguana Arcade is next door, with plenty of high-tech selections for any gamer to stay occupied for hours.

The Explorer’s Playground is suited for children of all ages. Separate play areas for younger children close to the shade trees in the back. A more challenging Climbing and play area features a sinister-looking Snake Slide.

And don’t forget the beautifully maintained white sand volleyball court just to the left of the Siesta Bar. It’s large enough for serious competitive play.

The Dig Site

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Pool Hours and Lifeguard Availability vary.

Complimentary towels are provided at all pools.

Room tour videos

Walt Disney World provides video room tours for guests to experience where they might be staying. But, if you have questions about what rooms are available at specific resorts, we can cover that for you during Your Dream Vacation Planning Session.

The Gran Destino Tower

Gran Destino Tower King Room

Gran Destino Tower Two-Queen

Gran Destino - Presidential Suite

Casitas< Ranchos & Cabanas

Two-Queen Room

King Room

Casitas Villas

Casitas - One-Bedroom King Suite

Casitas - One-Bedroom Two-Queen

The Gran Destino Tower

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Menus for Dining at Gran Destino Tower

Gran Destino Tower incorporates a Spanish style inspired by Salvador Dali’s work.  The Gran Destino Tower is where you will find the front desk for the entire Resort. Gran Destino Tower is closest to the Quiet Pool near Cabanas 8C, but the Dig Site pool is just a short walk across the bridge over Lago Dorado. Gran Destino Tower has several dining and drinking options, but the nearest quick service is El Mercado de Coronado in El Centro. An enclosed hallway connects Gran Destino Tower and El Centro.

Some room categories unique to the tower are the club access rooms including one-bedroom and presidential suites.

Gran Destino has some great dining options which include: 

Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood – Located on the 16th floor of here you can dine on tapas, seafood, and steak in style at this Spanish haven inspired by surrealist art and the 1930s avant-garde.

Dahlia Lounge – located on the rooftop of the Gran Destino Tower – this lounge serves unique drinks and small bites.

Barcelona Lounge – located on the lower lobby level this unique location offers coffee and pastries in the morning and in the evening it serves cocktails, wine, beer, and small bites

El Centro

Located next to the Gran Destino Tower, El Centro is home to Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries, which offers an array of trendy and art-inspired merchandise, Cafe Rix Grab and Go, Rix Sports Bar & Grill, El Mercado de Coronado, the quick-service cafeteria-style restaurant, and the resort’s full-service restaurant, the Maya Grill.

Casitas Villages

Casitas Villages

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The Casitas offer accommodations amidst plazas, fountains, and palm-shaded courtyards and have landscapes and architecture unique to the American Southwest and Mexico.

The buildings which are three and four stories are the closest village to the convention center.  

You will find preferred rooms in Casitas buildings 1, 2, and 3 due to their close proximity to the main building.

The casitas also offer 1 bedroom and executive suites that sleep up to 6. Building 4 is closest to the bus stop and you will find a Health Club and Beauty Salon located between buildings 2 and 3.  To be closest to the dig site you will want to request building 5.

Ranchos Villages

Ranchos Villages

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The Ranchos are 2- and 3-story pueblo-style villas that reflect more arid rural regions in a rustic ranch setting, complete with small streams tumbling over a rocky stream bed.

The Ranchos represent ranch houses of the dry southwestern regions of northern Mexico and the American Southwest.

Ranchos 7B is the closest to the Dig Site. The Ranchos have 2 bus stops, with 7A being the closest Ranchos building to Bus Stop 3 and 7B closest to the bus stop 4. Ranchos 6A and B are the furthest buildings out and probably the quietest.



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On the opposite side of Lago Dorado from El Centro are the two-story Cabanas that reflect the beauty and serenity of Mexico’s coastal regions.

More than half the rooms have lake views. The Cabanas Building 8A is close to both the Cabanas Bus Stop (Bus Stop 4) and the Dig Site.

Cabanas 8C is closest to The Gran Destino Tower and the Quiet Pool (and Guest Laundry). 

The cabanas are also the area where you will find the sandy beach.

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