Whether you’re staying for pleasure or combining business when taking the multigenerational family, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers activities for all ages. Walk or jog the resort’s scenic trail. Cool down at one of the pools. Slide down the 123-foot-long water slide. Play videos at the arcade. Dine at one of the on-site restaurants. Take an adult time out at the lounge. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers plenty of things to do for all ages.

Family Fun at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resor

Pre-teens enjoy Lost City of Cibola Pool, an archeological-themed dig site with the pool slide. Photo credit: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Whether you’re staying for pleasure or combining business when taking the multigenerational family, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort offers activities for all ages. Walk or jog the resort’s scenic trail. Cool down at one of the pools. Slide down the 123-foot-long waterslide. Play videos at the arcade. Dine at one of the on-site restaurants.

If your hotel of choice is a Walt Disney World resort, chances are you’re here to experience the magical world of Disney Parks. One of the benefits of a stay at Disney resort is the free shuttles to all of the parks. But let’s be honest. Even the most enthusiastic Disney parks lover needs some down time, and like other Disney resorts, the Coronado Springs Resorts offers plenty of activities for all ages.

The Coronado Springs Resort is a huge resort, spreading out across many acres, multiple buildings and a ton of meeting space. But that isn’t to say this Spanish-colonial Mexico themed resort doesn’t cater to families. All your family need do is step outside your accommodation (Casitas, Ranchos or beachfront Cabanas) and be greeted with an array of activities at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Jog, walk, or explore the scenic path that winds around the lake at Disney's Coronado Resort. Photo Diana Rowe / Traveling Grandmom

Jog, walk, or explore the scenic path that winds around the lake at Disney’s Coronado Resort. Photo Diana Rowe / Traveling Grandmom

Explore the Grounds of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The centerpiece of this expansive property is a 22-acre Lago Dorado (lake), and a walking trail winds around the lake. Be prepared to walk to gain access to many of the resort’s amenities (depending in the location of your accommodations), but the landscaped grounds and lake provide a welcome and relaxing distraction for hotel guests.

Grandson spys an Alligator in the lake at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Photo: Diana Rowe / Traveling Grandmom

Grandson spys an Alligator in the lake at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Photo: Diana Rowe / Traveling Grandmom

      • For runners, this path is a perfect opportunity to get out early morning (before the Florida heat), some exercise, and stay fit while on vacation. The 0.9 mile scenic trail loops around the lake.
      • Alligators, geckos (house lizards, squirrels, and other Florida creatures – oh my! For families, the local wildlife on the lake provides an opportunity to play an “I Spy” game with the kids and count how many geckos you spy, as there can be literally dozens in one walk.
      • Create a scavenger hunt for Disney characters. You’ll find hidden Mickeys and other fun Disney characters located throughout the resort (both inside and outside).
During the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort also features fun Disney topiary characters.

During the annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort also features fun Disney topiary characters. Photo: Diana Rowe / Traveling Grandmom

It’s All About the Pools

It should be no surprise with Florida’s notorious humidity that Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is all about the pools. Splish-splash in the cool waters of the Dig Site, Mayan-themed pool complex with an impressive 123-foot-long waterslide, Lost City of Cibola Pool, and pile up 22 of your closest friends in the largest hot tub at a Walt Disney World Resort property. Make it a friendly family competition with a challenging game on the white-sand volleyball court.

Other kid friendly activities near the pool are the Iguana Arcade; themed playground near the Dig Site complex; and seasonal activities also include poolside trivia games and contests.

All those water sports can create a thirst and a hunger, so step up to Siesta’s pool bar, for a cold adult beverage and/or to order lunch.

Prefer a shorter walk or a late night dip? Take advantage of the three leisure pools, located steps from your hotel room, at each “settlement”—the Casitas, Ranchos and Cabanas.

Movies Around the Fire

Guests of Coronado Springs Resort (and other Walt Disney World Resort hotels) can also enjoy complimentary movie screenings around the “campfire.” Roast a marshmallow and watch a movie – perfect evening activity! Check with guest services at your hotel for times and locations.

Coronado Resorts Disney Waffles

Hello Mickey Mouse waffles, a favorite for kids of all ages, served at Peppers Market at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Photo Diana Rowe/Traveling Grandmom

Feed the Family

Multiple dining options are available, the majority located at the main lobby area. Quick service options are Café Rix, Siestas Cantina, and the Pepper Market. Pepper Market is an all day café-style option, with made-to-order variety of menu items, including the always popular Mickey Mouse Waffles.

Casual dining is offered at Las Ventanas while the newest dining option is the themed Maya Grill. At the entrance to the resort’s lobby is Laguna Bar, with a view of the lake, while the Rix Lounge is located across from Pepper Market at the “entrance” the massive meeting space.

TIP: Be sure to check out the Disney World Dining Discount Program to save money on your family dining.

When your family needs a break from the Disney Parks, bring your family fun back to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, where you’ll discover activities for all ages.