A Look Around Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Expansion & Enhancements

On Monday, August 27, 2018 our Partners at Orlando Theme Park News took a stroll over to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to check on the construction and enhancements around the resort. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is themed in Spanish Colonial Mexico where you can find your mythical city of gold in a Southwestern-themed haven—from brightly colored casitas to rustic ranchos. Each unique accommodation provides its own unforgettable escape… and a welcoming home away from home. 

The Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center is the largest convention center on Walt Disney World property featuring 220,000-square-foot oif meeting space. The Convention Center includes the 60,214-square-foot Coronado Ballroom which is the largest ballroom in the southeastern United States, the 21,160-square-foot Fiesta Ballroom, as well as the 86,000-square-foot Veracruz Exhibition Hall with 1,500-square-foot of pre-function space in addition to 45 breakout rooms. It has been designated as being the premier single-level hotel convention facility on the east-coast and is one of the largest single-level hotel convention centers in the Southeast. Rumors in 2016 suggested the possible closing and /or demolition of the Contemporary Resort Convention Center at some point in the future, making it necessary to increase capacity at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center.

First announced back in February, 2017 this refurbishment and expansion of this resort, which was originally opened August 1, 1997 is expected to last at least 2 years placing the finish time sometime in mid-2019 at the earliest.

While they can’t say enough good things about Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, but they are still not quite sure about their feelings about the new 15 story tower. This expansion at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will include will add 500 rooms, featuring suites and concierge level services. This new tower will overlook Lago Dorado lake, the centerpiece of the refurbished resort offering rooftop dining and panoramic view of nighttime fireworks from the nearby Walt Disney World Resort Parks. being their in person, Orlando Theme Park News biggest concern was about the new tower’s massive size and the fact that it will dwarf the other buildings.

The rest of the resort will also refurbish its current resort rooms and transform its landscape with floating gardens and an island oasis that connects the resort through a series of bridges.


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Orlando Theme Park News says The Ranchos section of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is one of the best-themed

areas we have ever seen in a Moderate Resort. from the 4 photos below, we would have to agree completely.


Out in the middle of Lago Dorado Lake, the new floating bar and grille continues to taker shape:


A close up view of the construction of the new 15 story tower shows

the main floors completed and the beginnings of the roof top dining experience.



While this refurbishment and expansion still has a ways to go, we are excited to look towards its completion and experiencing dining and fireworks from the top of the new tower at the resort! Come back later for additional updates!



Don Korta
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