The Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is officially open. With a “soft” opening on July 10th for media, the resort officially opens today to the public.
Gran Destino Tower is a convention hotel at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Coronado Springs has always been a convention resort. It boasts two featured restaurants and several large halls that have held many company and athletic meetings over the years.
The main issue with Coronado Springs is it’s size. This resort is almost the same size (area-wise) as the Magic Kingdom. Having to walk from one end of the resort was a great inconvenience for those there for a convention. Not to mention the Florida heat or tropical rain showers.
The 15 story tower contains 545 rooms, including several Executive Suits. The Tower was built with Mexican, Spanish and Soutwestern USA styles in mind. The landscape around the building is beautiful and there is also a covered/air conditioned walkway for The Gran Destino to the conference centers to keep guests cool and dry.
Rooftop views are breathtaking. You have a clear panoramic view of Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. Firework viewing from the roof is spectacular.
Along with the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, three new bridges were built to crossing Lago Dorado so that guests will be able to walk over the lake, rather than around it. This will mean lest walking for visitors to get to the new restaurants or to bring the kids to the Dig Site pool.
Having stayed at Coronado Springs with my family several years ago, I have to agree that the resort is huge. So adding the bridges is a definate plus for those staying on the other side of the resort or those wanting to go to the pool. I can also see why this resort is for an older, convention-type crowd. After a day in the parks, having another 15-20 minute walk with toddlers from the parking lot to your room can be life-draining.