Coronado Springs Resort
Guests aren't required to wear sombreros, serapes and silver spurs at
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, but they certainly wouldn't be out
This Walt Disney World resort features 1,921 moderate-price guestrooms
encircling a 15-acre golden lagoon -- Lago Dorado. Based on explorations
of what is now regions of Mexico and the American Southwest, the resort
features a five-story Mayan pyramid, which is the resort's dominant icon.
The pyramid is also the splashy centerpiece of a family fun pool, complete
Coronado Springs caters to families, with a festive food court, playground,
volleyball court and all the amenities that come with staying at a Walt
Disney World resort.
Coronado Springs is also Disney's most value-priced convention resort,
with a 95,000-square-foot convention center, including a full-service
business center and a 60,000-square-foot ballroom.
Architecturally, the rambling resort gains inspiration from the grand
haciendas and elegant mission cities of the Spanish Colonial era in Latin
America. Its main themes come from regions of Mexico and the great American
Southwest -- tile roofs and mosaic accents, arched windows and doorways,
shady courtyards and patios.
The lobby, reception area and restaurants are themed to the rich tradition
of life on the wealthiest haciendas of the past or at today's finest
guest ranchos of New Mexico or Arizona.