PHOTOS - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort expansion preview center

Jan 31, 2018 in "Disney's Coronado Springs Resort"

Posted: Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:53am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The expansion of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is well underway, and to give guests an idea of what is to come, a preview center has been opened inside the resort.

A model of the resort shows the new additions in white, including the new tower block and lagoon restaurant.

The 15-story tower, expected to open in 2019, 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.

Concept art of the new restaurants includes a look at the Lake Dorado restaurant and the rooftop tower restaurant.

Also on show is a look at the guest rooms.

Many thanks to JoshB for sending in the photos.

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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'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’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...

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larryzJul 22, 2019

The earliest reference I can find is back on last November 14th...