Coronado Springs Resort Overview

Coronado Springs Resort Overview #itallstartedwithamouse


Location: Animal Kingdom
Rates: Starting at ~$188/night during value season and ~$290/night during peak season for Standard Rooms; ~$809/night during value season and ~$1078/night during peak season for 1-bedroom suites
Transportation: Bus
Dining: Maya Grill (Table-Service), Pepper Market (Quick-Service), Siestas (Pool Bar), Rix Lounge (Lounge)
Waterworks: Dig Site (Feature Pool), 3 leisure pools in each district
Room Size: 314 square feet for Standard Rooms
Check-In: 3:00PM
Check-Out: 11:00AM

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort opened August 1st, 1997, and includes a 190,000 square foot Conference Center. The resort is named for explorer Francisco de Coronado, who traveled Mexico and the American Southwest, and is themed after the architectural style of those regions. Coronado Springs is divided into three districts called: Casitas, Ranchos, and Cabanas. Guests staying in Casitas will be closest to the Conference Center; guests in Ranchos are closest to the Dig Site Feature Pool; and guests in Cabanas will be closest to El Centro, which houses Maya Grill, Pepper Market, and Rix Lounge.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has 4 different pools around property. The feature pool is called The Dig Site, and is located in the Ranchos district. The feature pool has a gorgeous Maya pyramid and also includes a waterslide, hot tub, and a large sandbox for children. Each of the three districts at Coronado Springs also has its own leisure pool, which are usually less crowded than the feature pool!

Located inside El Centro is Pepper Market, Coronado Springs’ quick-service dining location. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but this quick-service eatery works a bit differently. You are seated by a cast member who hands you a ticket, and you can visit the various food stations, pick what you would like, and they stamp your ticket. You pay for your food after you dine. There is a 10% gratuity added, unless you take your food to go. Check out the full menu here.

Also located within El Centro is Maya Grill. This table-service location is only open for dinner and features Mexican fare such as Shrimp Tacos, a Fajita Skillet, Margaritas, and more! Check out the full menu here.

For the shoppers in your family, be sure to check out Panchito’s, where you can find souvenirs, gifts, snacks, and any essentials you may have forgotten to pack! Panchito’s is located inside El Centro.

Standard rooms have either 2 double beds or 1 king bed. Cribs are available upon request. Rooms come equipped with a safe, TV, mini-fridge, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and free wi-fi. Laundry facilities are located near each pool.

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