• On Jul 11, 2019
    Kristine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We booked a preferred room for Dec. before the Gran Destino Tower opened and they “moved” the lobby. Will this effect our reservation? Where is the lobby now? Thank you!!! We are learning so much here!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kristine!

    I could talk about Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort ALL day long…in fact, my husband would probably tell you that I actually do! This is one of my family’s very favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotels – I can’t get enough of the Spanish details, delectable dining, and beautiful landscaping at this resort. If you want to feel pure vacation relaxation, take a walk around Lago Dorado during sunrise or sunset. It’s just stunning.

    Kristine, the Gran Destino Tower just opened at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and it’s totally gorgeous. The Disney Parks Blog just shared this short video of the tower’s lobby area, which replaces the El Centro lobby and now serves as the lobby area for all of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. I can’t get enough of the new lobby’s design details – my current favorite is the wall of lanterns, but there are so many fantastic touches, and I can’t wait to explore them all. 

    The Gran Destino Tower is just one building away from the El Centro building, so the lobby hasn’t moved far. You should experience very little impact on your reservation, because, to my knowledge, the Preferred Rooms remain in the Casitas section of the resort. The Preferred rooms are right beside the El Centro Building, and even though the lobby has moved, you’ll still find Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries for shopping, as well as several dining options, including El Mercado de Coronado, Maya Grill, Café Rix, and Rix Sports Bar & Grill. With the new bridges that cross Lago Dorado, you’ll be an easy walk to the Lost City of Cibola Pool, and close to a quiet pool, and it’s also an easy walk to the dining and amenities inside Gran Destino Tower. If you have questions about your Preferred Room, be sure to call Walt Disney World Resort Reservations at (407) 939-1936 and a Cast Member will be happy to assist.

    I hope this helps, Kristine! I think you are going to love staying at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and I’m so happy to hear you’re going to visit in December, when holiday magic fills the air throughout The Most Magical Place on Earth. Whether you’re drinking a Pineapple Margarita at Maya Grill and soaking up the vacation vibes, dancing with Santa’s Reindeer at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, or exploring Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, your vacation is going to be jam-packed with fun, festivities, and magical memories. Have the BEST time!

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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