Gran Destino Tower At Disney’s Coronado Springs-Is It The Right Resort For Your Family?
Recently I had the chance to experience the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, located on the southeast corner of beautiful Lake Lago Dorado and while this breathtaking new addition really must be experienced for yourself, is it the right resort for your family?
The Gran Destino Tower, is a new addition to the newly reimagined Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, was designed with a luxury feel in mind, with all of the modern conveniences and technology that one would expect of a deluxe category resort but the best part is that in spite of the upscale feel, it’s a moderate priced hotel and a great family resort.
The Gran Destino Tower is a celebration of Spanish, Mexican, and American Southwest cultures, infused with a profound respect for the natural world – most notably water. These design motifs span centuries to form a common thread that connects the new with the newly reimagined.
The Gran Destino Tower is a celebration of Spanish, Mexican and American Southwest cultures, infused with a profound respect for the natural world – most notably water. These design motifs span centuries to form a common thread that connects the new with the newly re-imagined.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Grand Destino Tower will take your breath away from the moment you step foot on the property.
And because the all-new Gran Destino Tower is part of the Disney Vacation Club, there are rooms and suites-yes suites-for ever size family whether you’re a local Florida resident looking for the perfect staycation, or you bring the entire family on their dream trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Let’s take a closer look at what you can look forward to when you stay in the Gran Destino Tower.
It’s All In The Details And The Storytelling
Celebrating the rich cultures and vibrant landscapes of Spain, Mexico, and the American Southwest through contemporary design and Old World traditions, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort shines with renewed luster.
The new Gran Destino Tower rises dramatically on the southeastern shores of Lago Dorado (“Golden Lake”), the resort’s 22-acre lake.
The Gran Destino Tower takes its name from the classic Disney film “Destino.” Drawing inspiration from the surrealist animated short, the tower is a whimsical, magnificent visual feast, diverse in its design and execution.
The warm colors and patterns of Barcelona inspire the sun-filled Barcelona Lounge on the lobby’s lower level, offering plenty of casual seating and lake views. Beneath a magnificent chandelier framed by sculpted plaster columns, guests can enjoy coffee in the morning and cocktails as the day progresses.
Room Choices For Every Family Size
The tower boats 545 modern guest rooms (including 50 suites and club-level services), a grand two-story lobby, new meeting venues, and a rooftop restaurant and lounge with spectacular views whether you book the standard view rooms or the water view rooms.
Imagine being able to sit in the comfort of your room after a magical day at Walt Disney World and being able to watch fireworks and see several of the Walt Disney World Parks!
From our standard view room, we had the perfect view of Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios where the Tower of Terror and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge were calling to us as well as Blizzard Beach.
Our water view room offered us the most tranquil and peaceful views of Lake Lago Dorado, the perfect way to wake up every morning.
Each tower guest room also offers a new interactive television system that provides a more customized and Disney differentiated in-room experience. This new television system will enhance the guest experience with Disney-quality services, content and personalization.
One of my very favorite parts was that I could view my Disney PhotoPass images on the large screen and stream all of my favorite entertainment services from my personal devices to the in-room television.
By using the Chromecast app, I was able to stream content from mobile devices and laptops wirelessly to the television. Gran Destino Tower guest rooms are the first Disney Resort to have the new interactive televisions.
Dining Choices Abound
Gran Destino Tower is crowned by dramatic rooftop dining locations, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Dahlia Lounge, offering breathtaking views of Walt Disney World from the tower’s 16th floor.
Named for the storied Spanish city home to avant-garde writers and artists of the 1920s and ’30s, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a table-service dining experience. The Spanish-inspired menu features entrees like chuletón, a 32-ounce, Spanish-style ribeye for two, as well as sustainable seafood and classic Spanish sides.
It’s all served in a setting that features live olive trees, vibrant colors and an intricate vaulted ceiling with stained-glass accents.
There’s also an onstage tapas kitchen inspired by the flavors of Spain, specializing in small plates, charcuteríá and cheeses.
The Peace and Tranquility Of Disney’s Coronado Springs
As part of the broader re-imagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, three new pedestrian bridges now extend across Lago Dorado, allowing for quick and convenient passage to and from all parts of the resort. In the middle of the lake at the nexus of these new pathways is Villa del Lago
home to a new outdoor restaurant, Three Bridges Bar & Grill. The open-air, waterfront dining location offers delicious entrees and shareables, along with refreshing cocktails and signature sangria pitchers.
Three Bridges Bar & Grill features a rustic, Old World charm anchored by a large stone hearth behind the central bar.
Enjoy ALL Of The Disney’s Coronado Spring Amenities
The first thing that captured my heart during my very first stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs, and one of the things that keeps me coming back is the centerpiece of the resort Lago Dorado.
There is just something magical about waking up in the morning and going out for a leisurely stroll, or taking a mid-afternoon break in one of the hammocks that are along the lake, reminding yourself of all that nature has to offer.
If it’s the pool life you seek, Disney’s Coronado Springs has one of the most unique pools to be found on any of the Walt Disney World Resort properties and families can spend countless hours enjoying the fun at one of the 4 pool that can be found at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.
The centerpiece of it all is the Dig Site Pool, home to the largest outdoor hot tub at Walt Disney World Resort—with room for 22 people! This signature pool takes on the form of a 5-story Mayan temple waterslide, complete with its own an archeological dig site.Here at the 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid you can sit back and watch the water stream down the steps of the massive stone structure into the Lost City of Cibola pool or plunge headlong into it on the spitting Jaguar Slide. Add in the New Balance Running Trail and there’s something for everyone to be found here.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
You’ll never go hungry at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort because whether you’re looking for a quick grab and go from some of the best pastries around or a quick breakfast or lunch before you head off for
a day at the Parks or a sit-down 5-star dining experience fit for royalty, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort there’s something for every manner of hungry.
The resort boasts unique and themed dining with truly having something for every appetite and taste.
The Maya Grill features wood-grilled steaks and seafood with a Latin flair. For a quick service option with a festive flair, the Pepper Market Food Court and Café Rix by Rix Lounge are open for breakfast, lunch,
dinner, and snacks. With lounges and poolside snack bars throughout the property, and pizza delivery right to the room, you’ll never find yourself hungry here at the Gran Destino Tower At Disney’s Coronado Springs.
All The Little Extras
Stay in shape at the La Vida Health Club featuring state-of-the-art Life Fitness machines. Treadmills, bicycles (regular and recumbent) and elliptical machines are available to Guests of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort looking for the ultimate cardiovascular workout. Free weights and weight machines are also on site for those looking to strength train. The best part is that the Gran Destino Tower as its own fully equipped fitness center with all the greatest and newest fitness equipment.
If it’s pampering your looking for, the spa is just the place you’re looking for why not check out the You’ll immediately feel all of your cares melt away during a luxurious massage or facial designed to awaken your senses and rejuvenate your body.
For further relaxation, a sauna is available on the premises. And once you’ve relaxed, let the Casa De Belleza Salon put on the finishing touches. Located next door, the Casa de Belleza Salon provides hair and salon services for women, men, and children. Offering a full range of services, its courteous and professional staff can help you discover a new look for any occasion.
Like all of the Walt Disney Resort properties, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers all of the extras you’ve come to expect in a Disney Resort property.
Buses also run to the Disney Springs area and Disney′s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. Brought your own car? No need to worry as all Disney Resort properties offer parking for all resort guests at a nominal fee.
With such extras as free Wi-Fi, online check-in, Resort Concierge, merchandise delivery and pickup, a convention center and a business center, your every need has been anticipated and more.
The Walt Disney World Difference
Whether you’re looking for the perfect solo getaway, a magical vacation with the family or just a midweek staycation, the all-new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort gives you the feel of a deluxe resort, without a deluxe price. Located in the heart of in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Resort Area of the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Now more than ever, it’s the perfect place to call home on your next visit to Walt Disney World. What is your favorite of the Walt Disney World resort hotels to call home?