Main feature pool area at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort closing for lengthy refurbishment this fall

Aug 08, 2018 in "Disney's Coronado Springs Resort"

As part of the redevelopment of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, the main feature pool area will be closed for a lengthy refurbishment this fall.


Expected to begin on September 4 2018, the closures will include the main feature pool - Lost City of Cibola Pool, the Lost City of Cibola Kiddie Pool, the Jaguar Slide, the Dig Site Spa and the Iguana Arcade. The area is planned to reopen to guests on December 13 2018.

Also closing on September 4 2018 will be the Siestas Cantina pool bar, which is planned to reopen to guests on January 6 2019.

The resort's quiet pools will continue to be available during the refurbishment work.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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Article Posted: Aug 08, 2018 / 12:35pm ET
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BocabearNov 27, 2019

they were always beautifully done...I remember them. This stuff is bland.

wdwmagicNov 27, 2019

Unfortunate thing is, the best of the decor at the resort is in the former lobby and former arrival areas. Now those two areas have very little traffic.

BocabearNov 27, 2019

I can understand not having Christmas trees custom manufactured into "Bell" shapes... The Decor, while to terrible lacks design. Aside from the main lobby tree , all other elements I have seen are woefully under-scaled for an A-list destination resort. That said...it's nice they decorated...

MisterPenguinNov 27, 2019

It's very pretty and elegant. To nitpick: only the bells out front are 'in theme' to Destino. It would have been the extra mile to make all the Christmas trees the same bell shape.

mgfNov 25, 2019

The grey color on the building facade facing the water just seems.... wrong in person. The whole building just does not feel like it works, and the transition from it to the "islands" is just so jarring and makes virtually no-sense geographically. The narration on the SL almost seems like they are in on the "joke"? I will say the big light up R in insanely bright. - even when viewed as far away as the Swolphin.

jmuboyNov 07, 2019

Made my first trip to Coronado EVER in my 50 plus WDW trips. This property is SO lovely. Gran Destino Tower does not ruin the property.......and the lake views AND walks around the lake at sunset are nothing less than MAGICAL (in the true sense of the word). I was there for dinner at TOLEDO (top notch) and would love to stay there sometime. I also go to see a room (a friend was staying there). Nicely appointed. This is def geared toward the convention and traveling professionals. So maybe thats why I loved it..... because it just felt Different yet STILL Disney.

TontoNov 06, 2019

This is my new favorite property to stay at. Perfect? No, but the Gran Destino is a NICE place to stay when at the properties. Offers a nice retreat away from the theme park vibe of the other resorts. REALLY NICE!!!

DisoneNov 06, 2019

Pop the popcorn and wait for it.......

SirwalterraleighNov 06, 2019

I happened to breeze through property last week...here’s my opinions: Coronado looks great Rode the skyliner and liked it a lot...especially the Caribbean to AoA leg. Very nice. It was the coldest day in months, however...and still felt warm. Those suckers will bake in the heat. That abomination DVC in Barbados looks absolutely horrible. Bland, big and boring as all He’ll. The first piece of “Disney” architecture that looked cheap and gaudy as compared to its pricing. An awful idea that I have little doubt will do longterm DVC damage.

V/N McQueenNov 06, 2019

Coronado Springs is beautiful, no doubt about that. I wish the customer service was on par.

MisterPenguinNov 06, 2019

In case you haven't heard...

RteetzJul 27, 2019

larryzJul 22, 2019

The earliest reference I can find is back on last November 14th... https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/coronado-springs-expansion-gran-destino-tower.924526/page-34#post-8459870