Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Photo Tour: Gran Destino Tower at Walt Disney World

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has just become my favorite Moderate resort and not just because of Gran Destino Tower, but as a whole.

Gran Destino Tower has all the characteristics of a Disney Deluxe hotel, but at Moderate resort prices. Club Level here is a bargain, it’s about 50% cheaper than Club Level at the Polynesian or Beach Club and just as nice.


Disney has made several improvements to the roadways surrounding Coronado Springs Resort. Of course, it has always been close to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but with a new entrance to World Drive, Coronado has faster access to Epcot and Magic Kingdom Park.

What makes Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort different from other Moderate hotels:

  • Rooms in the original section of the resort have central air. Other Moderate resorts have window units.

  • It’s the only Moderate Resort to offer Club-Level services. Guests who book a Club Level room can visit the Chronos Club, a bright, comfortable lounge where they can relax and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day or take advantage of vacation-planning services.

  • Peloton Fitness Center. Coronado is the only Moderate Resort to have a gym on site.

  • Rooms throughout the resort have upgraded softgoods.

  • Numerous dining and lounge options from casual to upscale.

  • Rooms in Gran Destino Tower do not have bathtubs, but they do have rain showers with excellent water pressure. Rooms in the original section of the resort do have bathtubs.

  • Tower rooms have interior hallways. Other Moderates have exterior hallways.

  • New arrival and reception experience featuring a modern two-story lobby. Plenty of comfortable seating to gather with friends / family or to get some work done.

  • Offers an upscale yet casual rooftop restaurant, Tolédo – Tapas, Steaks and Seafood.

To request a quote for Disney’s Coronado Springs and/or Grand Destino Tower, please contact me using the Walt Disney World Quote Form.

Offer Alert! Disney's Gran Destino Tower Late August 2019

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Walt Disney World

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Walt Disney World

Beginning Aug 22 through September 3, 2019 you can save big on stays at the completely reimagined Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, featuring hundreds of new guestrooms and a plethora of new amenities.

The offer includes the 15-story Gran Destino Tower with Standard View and Club Level rooms. Standard View rooms in the original part of the resort are also part of the offer.

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

By late August, all 1,800 existing rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will feature updated fixtures, furnishings and lighting. A fresh, sophisticated color palette will tie the entire resort together.

For more information on this offer through Magical Vacations Travel, contact Darren Wittko

Average Nightly Rates for Disney's Gran Destino Tower

Walt Disney World’s newest hotel, Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is set to open on July 9, 2019. Reservations for Gran Destino are now available online, through your travel agent, or by calling 407-W-Disney. To book a room at the Gran Destino Tower online, look under Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

In addition to several room categories, including Club Level and suites, Gran Destino Tower will also house a restaurant: Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood. According to Disney it will feature beautiful views of Walt Disney World Resort and offer a lounge with indoor and outdoor seating.

Average Nightly Room Rates for Disney’s Gran Destino Tower:

Tower - Standard View $255

Tower - Water View $312

Tower - Standard View - King Bed $324

Tower - Water View - King Bed $334

Tower - Standard View Club Access $363

Tower - Executive Suite - Club Access $632

Tower - One Bedroom Suite - Club Access $1073

Tower - Presidential Suite - Club Access $1503

Most rooms sleep up to 4 adults with 2 queen beds. King bed rooms sleep 2 adults. The Executive Suite and 1-Bedroom suites both sleep 4 adults. The Presidential Suite sleeps up to 6 adults.


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Big News for Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Big news for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort this week! All 1,800 rooms have now been fully updated with new fixtures, furnishings and lighting.

If you’ve ever stayed at Coronado Springs you know it’s a long walk from many of the rooms to the main lobby. Disney announced that new walkways will stretch across the lake will help shorten the trip. Plus a new restaurant is in the works and will be situated on an island in the middle of the lake!

The new tower, to be completed sometime in July 2019, will serve as the new main entrance at Disney’s Coronado Springs resort, and will add 545 Guest rooms and 50 suites, as well as feature a two-story lobby.

A second themed table-service restaurant is also planned for Coronado, this one at the top of Gran Destino Tower, which will offer views of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Finally the Disney Skyliner will be operational sometime in the Fall of 2019.

You’ll be able to book the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort soon, according to Disney. Stay tuned.

by Darren Wittko

Update on Coronado Springs Expansion Project

Update on Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Expansion Project.

Update on Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Expansion Project.

Recently I shared with you that Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will be expanded. A 15-story tower is being planned that will add 500 additional rooms to this Moderate resort. 

Refurbishment Update

I just received some clarification on the extent of the refurbishment work that will be going on and it's good news! There will be minimal impact on the overall guest experience at Coronado Springs. Some construction fencing will be seen at the resort, with work happening behind the fencing. Additionally, noise will be heard while the Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from inside Guest rooms prior to 9 a.m. daily.

During this time, dining and merchandise locations, pools, and the La Vida Health Club, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. 

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By Darren Wittko, Specializing in Disney Parks and Resorts