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Unread 16 May 19, 02:44 PM  
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Looking into staying here for next year, any feedback would be great 👍🏻
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Stopped there last April - have booked to go back next May!

Making this simple:

Pros:
Rooms are fantastic - the best moderate rooms from what I've seen so far.
Resort is beautiful, especially with the lake.
Bus service was really reliable last time I visited, plus there are 4 stops so not like you are in one massive line at the stop or having to walk for ages to get to it.
Pool is great, lots of space, lots of sunbeds.
New lake bar will be a fantastic addition and the bridges will cut down walking distances.
Relatively close to all parks. Bus journeys only ever took 12-15 mins tops for Magic Kingdom and we're 5-6 minutes for everywhere else.
Theme/feel is fantastic, and not as in your face Disney like a Pop or a AoA for example. I find it a little more adult.

Cons:
Resort is HUGE - If you're towards the back it's easily a good 10 minute walk/half a mile to the front. Should be made easier with the bridges however.
All the dining is at the front of the resort (other than the pool bar which is central but doesn't have a great selection). But means if you want to fill your resort mug at 9pm at night it could be a bit of a walk to the front...
Coranado has a huge convention centre. Although it didn't effect us too much last time I have heard stories of the food court being busy at time.

Things to consider:

With the new tower building, the increase in rooms will no doubt have an impact on the amenities. No-one knows how yet with the Tower not opening until July but it will be interesting.

Overall - We had a fantastic time, and after careful consideration of whether to book CBR or pay slightly more at POFW, we decided that we really enjoyed Coronado and would definitely recommend it.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other q's or want me to expand!
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Originally Posted by jwkav10 View Post
Stopped there last April - have booked to go back next May!

Making this simple:

Pros:
Rooms are fantastic - the best moderate rooms from what I've seen so far.
Resort is beautiful, especially with the lake.
Bus service was really reliable last time I visited, plus there are 4 stops so not like you are in one massive line at the stop or having to walk for ages to get to it.
Pool is great, lots of space, lots of sunbeds.
New lake bar will be a fantastic addition and the bridges will cut down walking distances.
Relatively close to all parks. Bus journeys only ever took 12-15 mins tops for Magic Kingdom and we're 5-6 minutes for everywhere else.
Theme/feel is fantastic, and not as in your face Disney like a Pop or a AoA for example. I find it a little more adult.

Cons:
Resort is HUGE - If you're towards the back it's easily a good 10 minute walk/half a mile to the front. Should be made easier with the bridges however.
All the dining is at the front of the resort (other than the pool bar which is central but doesn't have a great selection). But means if you want to fill your resort mug at 9pm at night it could be a bit of a walk to the front...
Coranado has a huge convention centre. Although it didn't effect us too much last time I have heard stories of the food court being busy at time.

Things to consider:

With the new tower building, the increase in rooms will no doubt have an impact on the amenities. No-one knows how yet with the Tower not opening until July but it will be interesting.

Overall - We had a fantastic time, and after careful consideration of whether to book CBR or pay slightly more at POFW, we decided that we really enjoyed Coronado and would definitely recommend it.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other q's or want me to expand!
Wow! Thanks so much for this info, its one resort I know nothing about & rarely see it on here too. Its definitely coming out as the cheapest moderate so was wondering it there was building work going on. Haven't been in 4 years so I feel like Im out of the loop a bit! But this is great I would definitely stay here now based on this review. Which area is best to request? Well be going end of June next year, was gonna go with POR or CBR but theyre more expensive.
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Originally Posted by LOU LOU DISNEY View Post
Wow! Thanks so much for this info, its one resort I know nothing about & rarely see it on here too. Its definitely coming out as the cheapest moderate so was wondering it there was building work going on. Haven't been in 4 years so I feel like Im out of the loop a bit! But this is great I would definitely stay here now based on this review. Which area is best to request? Well be going end of June next year, was gonna go with POR or CBR but theyre more expensive.
We Quite like the Rancho's area (stayed there for our last two visits) as it is very quiet as furthest from El centro (only ten minute walk) and don't venture over there that often.
Only Two story buildings , currently 2nd stop on the bus loop so generally get a seat.

We have stayed in Casitas (first stop for bus's) and where on the top floor and used to have a great view of the fireworks at night (not sure if the new tower is in the way now) we enjoyed it but found the quiet pool very busy as convention guests used to be put in Casitas .

Guess this will change with the new tower building and as others have said will have an overall impact on how busy the resort is and there may changes to buses etc .

We love it there and should of been staying there again this year but had to change our dates due to our flights and unfortunately Disney didn't have availability so had to change resorts.

Out of the resorts I've stayed at in August it has always been the quietest. Love it
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Originally Posted by jwkav10 View Post
Stopped there last April - have booked to go back next May!

Making this simple:

Pros:
Rooms are fantastic - the best moderate rooms from what I've seen so far.
Resort is beautiful, especially with the lake.
Bus service was really reliable last time I visited, plus there are 4 stops so not like you are in one massive line at the stop or having to walk for ages to get to it.
Pool is great, lots of space, lots of sunbeds.
New lake bar will be a fantastic addition and the bridges will cut down walking distances.
Relatively close to all parks. Bus journeys only ever took 12-15 mins tops for Magic Kingdom and we're 5-6 minutes for everywhere else.
Theme/feel is fantastic, and not as in your face Disney like a Pop or a AoA for example. I find it a little more adult.

Cons:
Resort is HUGE - If you're towards the back it's easily a good 10 minute walk/half a mile to the front. Should be made easier with the bridges however.
All the dining is at the front of the resort (other than the pool bar which is central but doesn't have a great selection). But means if you want to fill your resort mug at 9pm at night it could be a bit of a walk to the front...
Coranado has a huge convention centre. Although it didn't effect us too much last time I have heard stories of the food court being busy at time.

Things to consider:

With the new tower building, the increase in rooms will no doubt have an impact on the amenities. No-one knows how yet with the Tower not opening until July but it will be interesting.

Overall - We had a fantastic time, and after careful consideration of whether to book CBR or pay slightly more at POFW, we decided that we really enjoyed Coronado and would definitely recommend it.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other q's or want me to expand!
Great post. We have just booked this resort for 2020, never visited it before but I have booked a dinner there for this years trip to take a peek. We have a Grand Destino Tower room, didnt know it was new, is it a good location, I cant find it in my map.
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Great post. We have just booked this resort for 2020, never visited it before but I have booked a dinner there for this years trip to take a peek. We have a Grand Destino Tower room, didnt know it was new, is it a good location, I cant find it in my map.
It's right next to El Centro, sits on the lakeside between there and the Cabanas area
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It's right next to El Centro, sits on the lakeside between there and the Cabanas area
Thank you. It is indeed still a field on my map.
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Thank you. It is indeed still a field on my map.
Check out the videos on Passport to the Parks, he did a wander round video there as a construction update earlier this week which will give you a good idea
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