Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Walt Disney World

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is a Southwest-themed Disney Moderate Resort hotel encircling Lago Dorado—a glimmering 22-acre lake—that evokes the spirit and romance of Spanish-colonial Mexico. Follow in the footsteps of explorer Don Francisco de Coronado as he searched for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold while you discover the beauty and fantasy of a unique Resort. Inspired by the explorers who searched for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold, the resort features a Southwestern U.S./Mexican theme in elements, such as a tiled stucco lobby and a pyramid with water flowing from it, and a Mayan ruin-themed pool. Palm-shaded courtyards and Spanish-style haciendas help to complete the theme. The hotel is categorized as a 'moderate' resort. This was Walt Disney World's first attempt at a 'moderate' resort designed for conventions and business trips. The only moderate level resort with suites, a cafeteria-style restaurant, a formal dinner restaurant (Maya Grill), a gift shop, an arcade, one large pool, three quiet pools, a salon, fitness center, and a dance club. The resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

From the welcoming spring-fed Fountain of the Doves to the hidden treasures of the Mayan-ruin themed Dig Site pool, escape to a tranquil lakeside vacation destination where relaxation is your reward. A serene atmosphere infuses the Guest rooms, conference facilities, shops, restaurants and cantinas, inspired by faraway places where time goes by just a little bit slower than usual. The brightly colored Spanish-style Guest rooms are separated into 3 distinctly themed areas. The Casitas offer an urban terra-cotta paradise. The rustic Ranchos resemble charming Southwestern pueblos. Cabanas provide a quaint beachfront retreat complete with cozy hammocks. Request your favorite.

As you explore the Resort you'll discover a variety of dining options, including quick snacks, and Panchitos (the shop) where you can pick up essentials. Indulge yourself at the full-service salon or play a game of sand volleyball. Want to unwind after a busy day of treasure hunting? The 22-person hot tub is one of the largest at any Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Between dips you can stroll down the nature trail or grab a poolside drink at Siestas Cantina.

"Disney's Coronado Springs Resort was named for Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a 16th-century Spanish explorer. In 1540, he set sail for the New World in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola and their fabled riches of gold. He never found the legendary riches, but members of his group became the first Europeans to reach the Grand Canyon."


There are 1,915 rooms at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort located in three sections across the property. The Casitas are made up of 5 buildings that have 3 or 4 floors and are close to the Convention Center, with Building 1 connecting directly to the Convention Center and buildings 2 & 3 connecting directly to building 1. The Ranchos are made of up 4 pueblo-style buildings that have 2 or 3 floors. The Cabanas are made up of 4 buildings that have 2 floors that are somewhat near El Centro. Most rooms were renovated in 2009 and now feature two queen beds or one king bed, a flat screen TV, and other new furnishings.

  • Pools - Hotel Guests can cool off in the 3 heated pools located in the Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas areas, or enjoy a swim at the archeological-themed Dig Site - complete with the Jaguar Pool Slide at The Lost City of Cibola Pool. The Lost City of Cibola Feature Pool (The Dig Site) This themed area includes a huge pool (120-by-90), a sand volleyball court, the largest outdoor hot tub on Walt Disney World property, the 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) Explorer's Playground, and the Iguana Arcade. The focal point of the resort, the Dig Site's 46-foot (14 m), 5 story tall Mayan pyramid themed, with water slide, as a modern archaeological dig of an ancient lost kingdom. At the beginning of the day the Mayan pyramid is turned on and a huge stream of water flows down the giant steps. (Kids are allowed to participate in the opening.)
  • Arcade - Play a variety of video and pinball games at the Iguana Arcade next to the pool at the Dig Site.
  • Beach - While swimming is prohibited in Lago Dorado, there is plenty of warm beach to lounge on and soak up the sun—or enjoy a lazy siesta in a hammock under a palm tree.
  • La Vida Health Club - Located in the Casitas area, next door to the Casa de Belleza salon, the La Vida Health Club offers state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, locker rooms, and sauna. Open 24 hours a day with an attendant present from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guests wanting 24-hour access to the club must meet with an attendant to sign a waiver and obtain a 24-hour access key. Resort Guests must be 14 years of age or older to use the facilities, and Guests 14 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Bass Fishing Excursions - Seasoned anglers and beginners alike will enjoy year-round, freshwater fishing on the waterways of Walt Disney World Resort. Choose from 2-hour and 4-hour guided excursions in a tournament-style NITRO bass boat. Your boat comes equipped with everything you need to reel in the catch of the day, including fishing rods, tackle and bait. For reservations and pricing, call (407) WDW-BASS or (407) 939-2277. Please call at least 24 hours in advance (up to 90 days).
  • Shopping - Visit Panchito's Gifts and Sundries, adjacent to the Main Lobby in the El Centro building, to browse Southwestern merchandise, Disney products and vacation necessities.
  • Maya Grill - Delight in a festive fusion of Nuevo Latino cuisine and traditional American fare at Maya Grill, a lively restaurant serving dinner daily at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Here, the essence of Latin America greets you in a majestic dining room accented by the welcoming Mayan motifs of fire, sun and water. Savor a selection of seafood and poultry cooked in a Latin and Caribbean style. Try sizzling beef fired over an exhibition oak and mesquite grill. Follow your entrée with one of many tempting desserts, including chocolate mousse or a spiced churro served with a scoop of coconut ice cream.
  • Café Rix - Grab a quick bite; select from fresh salads, panini and freshly baked goods.
  • Pepper Market - Satisfy your appetite with American favorites at Pepper Market, offering buffet-style dining for breakfast and lunch, and a quick-service dining experience at dinner. Enjoy popular breakfast picks in the morning, and rotisserie chicken, pasta and burgers served later in the day.
  • Laguna Bar - This breezy, outdoor lakeside lounge is perfect for unwinding, imbibing your favorite drinks or sampling new ones.
  • Siestas Cantina - A full-service poolside bar and grill (serving nachos, soft pretzels, and other light snacks along with beer and alcohol) located at the resort's main pool complex and open only for lunch and snacks.
  • Laguna Bar - An outdoor lakeside bar that serves specialty drinks, beers, and light snacks for guests.

Touring Tips

  • The Mayan pyramid-themed Dig Site features a sprawling pool with a jaguar-inspired 123-foot long water slide. Kids can have fun looking for hidden treasure at the Explorer's Playground or testing their skill at the game-laden Iguana Arcade.
  • Located in the Casitas area, next door to the Casa de Belleza salon, the La Vida Health Club offers state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, locker rooms, sauna and a variety of spa services—including massage, facials and nail treatments.
  • Located in the Casitas area, next door to the La Vida Health Club, the Casa de Belleza salon provides hair and beauty treatments for women and men.
  • Located in the main lobby, the concierge can help you purchase Disney Theme Park and Disney Water Park tickets, make dining reservations and secure show seats.
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort offers several childcare services to keep your children having fun—even when you can't be there.
  • Transportation to and from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is complimentary for Resort hotel Guests. While staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels, there's no need to rent a car, or deal with the hassle of driving and parking. Save time and the hassle of driving and parking with complimentary transportation. Destinations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, including Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks, are accessible by bus.
Convention Center

The Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center is the largest convention center on Walt Disney World property featuring 220,000-square-foot of 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 (140 m2) 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. There is a business center located on site. Also, Wi-Fi can be located throughout the resort for guest's use.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL
(407) 939-1000