Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing our reviews of the moderate resorts at Walt Disney World.
In 2007, my wife and I were planning our first trip to Walt Disney World where we would stay on property at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels. This was exciting for us, as we had only stayed off property before, but the question was, which resort should we stay at? Originally we were looking at staying at one of the All Star resorts, but we ultimately decided that we would elect to stay at a Moderate category resort, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. It was a decision we would never look back on with regret!
We actually stayed at Coronado Springs for two years in a row, 2007, and 2008. The first year, we had a great room that was located right by the bus terminal, easily within just a few minutes from our location. That section of Coronado Springs is called the Cabanas, and our room was located in the building closest to El Centro, so it was a very convenient location for us.
Coronado Springs has an incredible layout, as you can see from the map of the resort:
For Dining options, Pepper Market is considered a quick service eatery, but we really enjoyed it. Located throughout that establishment was great options for everyone, and it really did feel like you were in a Mexican style market setting. For table service locations, Maya Grill is available for dinner only, while Las Ventanas is open for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Other options include Cafe Rix and Siestas Cantina for quick service options, and the Laguna Bar and Rix Lounge for unwinding.
In addition to being a Disney resort, Coronado Springs also serves as one of the Convention Resorts for Walt Disney World. As a result, the property is huge, with a combined 1,921 rooms and suites available. In our two years of staying at Coronado Springs, we never had a situation where we were staying while a convention was going on.
The entire resort has a walking path that makes for some great walking excursions to the different areas of the resort, but perhaps the best part of the resort is the main pool, affectionately known as “The Dig Site.”
In my opinion, the Dig Site is near the top of my list for pools at Walt Disney World. I obviously haven’t experienced all the pools, but this one is cool, features a Mayan style pyramid, a water slide, and is huge!
To me, it seems that Coronado Springs gets a bit of a bad reputation because of the Convention Center; don’t let that discourage you, give it a shot, you might find your new Disney Destination!
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Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | WDW Moderate Resort Reviews Loop:
- 1st Stop – Heidi’s Head | Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside
- 2nd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
- 3rd Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- 4th Stop – Capturing Magical Memories | Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort