Disney announced that Coronado Springs, it’s only moderate convention resort, will be getting a new 15-story tower adding 500 rooms to the resort.
The tower, which will be the resort’s centerpiece will overlook Lago Dorado, the resort’s lake, and will include suites and concierge level services. Looks like there will also be unique rooftop dining added to this new tower with a great view of some of the fireworks spectaculars at Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Of course, Coronado Springs’ current rooms will be getting a refurbishment as well. Disney also stated that the resort will be getting some major landscape changes transforming its landscape with floating gardens and an island oasis that connects the resort through a series of bridges. Also helping connect resort guests on one side of the resort to the other side. Anyone who has stayed here knows this is needed.
“For many of our guests, magical memories begin at one of our 27-themed resorts each and every day,” said Joshua D’Amaro, senior vice president of Disney Resort Hotels and Transportation. “At Walt Disney World Resort, we continue to expand our portfolio and invest in new resort developments that allow even more guests to be immersed in all that a Disney resort has to offer.”
I imagine that with this expansion we would see pricing tiers similar to the contemporary with tower rooms at one price while the outlining buildings will be at another price.
The announcement did not mention DVC as many had originally thought.
That is because forces within Walt Disney World management have historically pushed to keep DVC out of Coronado Springs. With Coronado Springs positioned as Disney’s only Moderate-class convention resort, managers had hoped to maintain a focus on leisure travelers and convention attendees.
In the last 16 years, Walt Disney World pursued only two major hotel projects Outside of DVC rooms and hotels: Disney’s Pop Century Resort (2003) and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (2012), both of which actually began construction as far back as 2001. So to see Disney invest such expansion and money into this resort is a big deal.
And all of this comes on the heels of the rumors that Caribbean Beach was getting an upgrade and possibly DVC rooms.
However this turns out I for one am excited to see how it looks once finished and really interesting to see the island oasis and what the Disney Imagineers come up with.