15-story tower expansion coming to Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Feb 16, 2017 in "Disney's Coronado Springs Resort"

Coronado Springs Resort tower concept art
Posted: Thursday February 16, 2017 4:38pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that it will begin a major expansion at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

The centerpiece of the expansion is a 15-story tower that will add 500 guest rooms, including suites and concierge level services. Overlooking Lake Dorado, the tower will offer rooftop dining with views of the surround theme parks and resorts.

The new tower block will be located near to the current main entrance, convention and lobby area.

“For many of our guests, magical memories begin at one of our 27-themed resorts each and every day,” said Joshua D’Amaro, senior vice president of Disney Resort Hotels and Transportation. “At Walt Disney World Resort, we continue to expand our portfolio and invest in new resort developments that allow even more guests to be immersed in all that a Disney resort has to offer.”

Also part of the project is a refurbishment of the current resort rooms, and the addition of floating gardens and an island oasis that connects the resort through a series of bridges.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort currently offers 1917 moderate priced rooms, inspired by the American Southwest and regions of Mexico. Opened in 1997, the resort was Disney's first moderate convention hotel, and features a 220,000-square-foot convention center.

An opening date has not yet been announced, but construction permits have been filed, and expect work to begin imminently and continuing for the next 2 years.

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SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

Burger at brown derby? Did you do “cover the eyes and stab” on that order? 😂

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

Holy hell they're incredible. I need to think a bit, but probably the best burger I've had at Walt Disney World. Beats Brown Derby for sure. I really like the New England burger at Ale & Compass too.

dreday3Sep 05, 2021

Holy hell it's good or Holy hell it's really bad?

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

Holy hell the burger and churros at Three Bridges...

Chi84Sep 05, 2021

We thought Toledo was pretty good; love the small plates concept. The service was just okay, but it had recently opened when we visited.

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

How come you’re stalking the mods, dude?? …membership is magical 😎

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

I'll take "predictable and decent" over "aggressively horrible."

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

Three Bridges needs some walls and air conditioning. Open air is an absurd design choice for this climate.

dreday3Sep 05, 2021

Here, just in case anyone is as happy about this as I am. Reopens for evening/night hours starting Thursday!

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

…they’re on my list. Don’t find myself around Coronado too much but I’ll get there…as I have covered springs now (I think?)

peter11435Sep 05, 2021

You’re missing the point. Likely intentionally. And like I said, clearly you have not dined at either Toledo or Three Bridges.

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

Key word “prefer” is this the part where we try to build the case that they didn’t intentionally gut their dining quality with that stupid dining plan? …if so…gonna need more coffee ☕️ now If the concept is they need a new vendor…that’s totally valid. Just don’t think Disney is straight out of the Sorbonne these days.

peter11435Sep 05, 2021

Clearly you’ve never dined at Three Bridges or Toledo. Not saying there aren’t better run restaurants and kitchens out there, but what Disney offers is generally far and away above what is offered by Palmas Services. and unless you dine exclusively at chef run individually owned and operated establishments it’s hard to avoid “bulk ordering of ingredients over taste.”

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

Wait…I know Coronado has always had sketchy food… but Disney is being called on as a “savior” here?!? I’d prefer my food not be supplied by those placing bulk ordering of ingredients over taste…but that’s just a general rule…