When traveling to Disney with your teen or tween, an important factor to consider (besides what park you are going to visit first)is where you are going to stay. If you are looking for a place to relax while your children are exploring, playing volleyball, hitting up the arcade or swimming, a great hotel to consider is Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. In addition to the activities for your children, there is also easy bus transportation to the Disney Parks and numerous dining options.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a great onsite, moderately priced, hotel for families with children of all ages from toddlers to teens and tweens. The hotel has a Spanish-inspired theme with easy access to the Disney Parks including Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. The hotel also has multiple swimming pools, two arcades, a lake and a number of activities for your children to keep busy.
After spending hours visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot or Animal Kingdom it’s nice to return to the hotel, where you can relax while your older children explore the grounds of the hotel. Relaxing while being able to check on our home with our new Panasonic Indoor Camera Monitoring System put our minds at ease.
5 Things to do at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort with Your Teen/Tween
Pools – there are multiple pools at the hotel with a main pool area called, The Dig. The Dig is a large pool complex with a Mayan ruins theme. With a 50-foot pyramid where you can revive yourself (and take amazing family photos) there is waters streaming down its stone steps. In addition, there is also a 123-foot-long waterslide. The Dig Site also has the largest hot tub on Walt Disney World Resort property, with room for 22 people.
The resort features three leisure pools, one located at each section of the hotel; the Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas. The pools by the room make for a great place to swim when you return from the parks at night.
Arcade Fun – located at the Dig Site there is an arcade called the Iguana Arcade. The games are family friendly and include skeet ball, a fruit ninja game, a basketball game and much more!
Nature – The grounds at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort are vast and filled with animals that like to get very close. We saw numerous ducks, squirrels and getcos while walking around the grounds of the resort.
Disney Bus Transportation – The Coronado Springs Resort has complimentary bus transportation to and from all Disney theme parks and water parks. In addition, the buses also run to the Downtown Disney area and Disney′s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. Traveling with excited tweens/teens, relying on a bus can sometimes be frustrating. The Disney bus system was impressive! Most of the time, we waited only a few minutes to get to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The only time we tended to wait up to 10 to 15 minutes was when we were headed to Magic Kingdom. Returning to the hotel from the parks had a wait time of less than five minutes, making for a very pleasant experience. The main bus stop at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is located in front of the El Centro building. Three additional stops shuttle Guests between the Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas suites.
The Disney Bus Transportation mentioned above is in addition to the Magical Express Bus that we were provided by the resort to get from the airport to the hotel. The Magical Express Bus made getting to the Disney Coronado Springs Resort super easy and traveling with my new Ricardo Elite Roxbury carry on bag was an added bonus.
Dining – There are numerous dining options at the Coronado Springs Resort. There is Casual Dining, Quick-Service dining, Lounges, Room Service
and Unique/Themed Dining. For casual dining there is the Maya Grill, for quick-service there is the Las Ventanas. In addition there is Café Rix, the Pepper Market, a quick place to get coffee, snacks, drinks and breakfast and lunch items when you are on the run. There is also the Rix Lounge, which is perfect for a cocktail and snack, in addition to room service which is available for Breakfast (7:00 AM to 11:00 AM) and Dinner (4:00 PM to 11:00 PM).
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Features
Multiple dining options – including a market, a lounge, a grill house and cafes
Multiple swimming pools including one shaped like an archaeological dig site
Large playground and 2 arcades
Lake with a marina
Pampering spa and fitness center
Meeting and event spaces
Complimentary perks like airport, area and theme park shuttle and internet access
My children are huge fans of Disney and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort definitely made it fun for both us and the children when we weren’t at the parks. Having something to do when we were taking a break from the parks made the vacation much more relaxing. The many dining options meant not having to search for something to eat, whether it be a sit down meal or a meal when we were on the go. Finally, the Disney bus transportation made it easy to get to and from the parks with limited waiting time, in addition to the Magic Express bus that took us to and from the hotel.
Have you ever been to Disney’a Coronado Springs Resort? If so, what are some of your favorite features of the hotel?