I've had barbecue at many different places in several different States but I will not be returning here. I ordered the pork shoulder. I'm not sure what part of the pig it came from but it moistly resemble suet. At least 3/4 of the serving was pure fat. As for the sides, the best I can say is that they were tasteless. I've never been so disappointed in a restaurant.
We are a family of 6, longtime Disney World Fl resident annual passholders. Due to our family size and budget we usually stay at Pop Century and get two rooms. This trip (April 3, 2017) we were a party of four and able to get by on one room. The Coronado had a special rate and we decided to try it out. I was worried because I knew the resort was large, had a complicated bus system and a convention center to boot (read not family friendly.) It may have been due to the construction going on, but we found the resort quite "empty" compared to the congestion we deal with at Pop Century. We had the food court to ourselves when we arrived for lunch on Monday (it did fill up subsequent days with convention goers) and we were given a room close to both the main pool and bus stop 4. We parked just steps from our door! The room is no bigger than a value resort and only "fancier" by a coffee maker. Room service did no special touches. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing and the main pool is outstanding. We rode empty buses the whole week (except one trip to the Magic Kingdom and it was still only half full then.) The walk from Ranchos to El Central wasn't too long and certainly was picturesque, although we could also just hop on any bus and it would stop there as well. We are going back in October with the whole family and would definitely use Coronado again!
Hello - I recently split a week between here and the Wilderness Lodge. For me, location was really the best reason to stay here. Having the park hopper option and walking or boating over to Epcot for dinner each night was awesome. In a previous trip, going to Epcot for dinner and walking through the front entrance and walking all the way to the back of the park was tough, particularly after a long day of walking in the parks. This was so easy. We took the bus to Animal Kingdom from there and that was painless, but since we stayed at Wilderness for the Magic Kingdom portion of the trip, hard to comment on the ease of bus travel. My kid loved the water slide at the pool. We stayed in a one-bedroom villa, and compared with the Wilderness, the room was the same layout but just a bit smaller. We've also stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and that room was bigger as well, though a different layout. But overall, the room was very nice. The pull-out couch was a bit dated, and therefore a touch uncomfortable compared with the newer ones at Animal Kingdom, but not to the point my kid didn't get bad nights' sleep.
The bakery on the boardwalk was nice. We were up early enough to avoid waiting in long lines. Plus it was early March, so not the busiest time of year. We also hit up the French bakery one night for some goodies to have the next morning. But there isn't really a place for waffles or those types of breakfast foods, unless you want to hike to one of the other nearby resorts. This was your egg sandwich or scrambled egg platter with cereal and various pastries. That said, it was pretty tasty. Also didn't see as much performer activity on the Boardwalk as I thought I would, but then we have a 7-year-old that goes to bed fairly early, so maybe we just weren't out there late enough. But the whole Boardwalk scene is pretty cool. And coming from the Wilderness, which was pretty mellow and relaxing, the bustling scene was a neat change of atmosphere. Since there are four other resorts in the neighborhood, it's a pretty busy area. We also walked to Hollywood Studios, which was a nice walk. Boat on return trip goes to Swan/Dolphin and Yacht/Beach Club first, so you could get off the first stop and walk across the bridge there to save some time.
The lobby isn't as grand as Wilderness or Jambo House, but it and the grounds still manage to impress with its overall look. It can be a bit of a walk I suppose from the elevators to the wings of the resort, but we were about half-way down overlooking the "quiet" pool and it really was fine. I tried to get a corner room at the very end of the hall as they're supposedly bigger with more private balconies, but they didn't have one open. I would definitely recommend staying here. Despite the hassle of having to switch rooms mid-trip, they do make it pretty painless and I really liked getting the two distinct resort flavors. Three to four nights at each were perfect, but if I were to stay for an entire week at one, particularly now that I've experienced a lot of the Epcot country pavilions, I'd probably choose Animal Kingdom or Wilderness before Boardwalk, and maybe do less dinners at Epcot. But for the Epcot/Studios part of our trip, it was great.
Sadly, Hollywood and Vine has become a place to avoid. On a recent visit I found the food to be poor, the ambiance is chaotic, and its just not a very pleasant place to be.
For $50, you might be expecting some good food. That isn't the case here. It's a buffet, with some basic dishes on offer, not particularly fresh, and not much variety.
The characters are great as always, but that doesn't take away from the feeling of chaos in the place. It is noisy and hectic.
Service was poor, the server was more interested in pushing us out of the door than providing great service.
$250-ish for a family of four to eat here is just madness. It isn't worth it, and there are far better Disney dining options out there. Disney needs to seriously improve the offering, or reduce the price to make me return.
My appetizer of zucchini with cheese and sauce was great. But spaghetti and meatballs for 28 bucks stunk. Bleh. Avoid. Was not good.
Service was pretty good.
As an avid Jungle Cruise fanatic, Skipper Canteen is a dream come true. It has the atmosphere of a classic themed Disney restaurant. If you geek out over the puns and punch-lines of the Jungle Cruise attraction as much as I do, you will truly appreciate the decor and costuming. Disney did an excellent job of designing this skipper mess hall.
The staff was extraordinarily friendly. Every single cast member I encountered here went out of their way to make our experience pleasurable. Our skipper, John, was not only comical but extremely accommodating. I entered the "allergy request" before even setting foot in the Magic Kingdom. As John approached our table he was ready to cater to my gluten allergy as he highlighted everything on the menu that was safe for me to eat. Very knowledgable.
I ordered the punch line punch which tasted as great as it sounds. Definitely would recommend. Suffering from a gluten allergy, I don't get fried chicken a lot. John made it a point to point out that the fried chicken was naturally gluten free and it was EXCEPTIONAL. The food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing and I cannot wait to go back. A must-do in the Magic Kingdom!