Top 5 Things to Do at Coronado Springs

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Looking for something to do during your non-park day?  Here are five of our favorite ways to enjoy Coronado Springs Resort.Top 5 Things to Do at Coronado SpringsEat and Drink at one of Coronado Springs’ many Restaurants, Lounges, & Cafés

Coronado Spring’s Resort offers more dining options than any other moderate level resort.  They range from casual to upscale and offer some of the best food and drink on property.  And when it’s time to grab a coffee, latte, cocktail, or mocktail Coronado is the place to be!

In Gran Destino Tower, there’s the Barcelona Lounge in the lobby and the Dhalia Lounge on the topmost floor, both serving espresso, coffee, signature cocktails, Spanish wine, and more.  While both locations offer excellent food and beverage options, Dhalia Lounge has the advantage of sweeping views.  From the observation deck at Dhalia Lounge, you can see several park icons: Spaceship Earth, Hollywood Tower Hotel, Expedition Everest, and Blizzard Beach’s Summit Plummet!  While you’re already atop the tower, you might stop into Toledo– a full-service bar and restaurant offering tapas, steak, and seafood and serving up stunning views of the property.  If you time your visit right, you may be able to see fireworks from Epcot and Hollywood Studios!

Elsewhere on property, enjoy Maya Grill, outfitted to feel like the dining room in a Mexican home.  There’s also Café Rix, a traditional – yet still excellent – sports bar and grill.  It’s the perfect place to watch your favorite game while enjoying wings, signature sandwiches, and burgers.  (Get the Honey Suckle Lemonade!)  The aptly named Three Bridges Bar & Grill offers table, lounge, or bar seating and is located on the lake.  Hello, views!  Get there by walking across one of the three bridges!Three Bridges DessertNo reservations?  No problem. The lakeside Laguna Bar serves a variety of tequila and mezcal. Stop by Café Rix for a grab-and-go salad, wrap, baked good, or freshly made coffee and frozen coffee beverages.  Or visit El Mercado de Coronado, one of the most expansive food court options available at any   Disney World Resort hotel. It has a Spanish Colonial Mexican theme and of course offers Mexican fare, but also has a variety of other stations.  Everyone in your travel party will find something to enjoy at El Mercado de Coronado.Cafe Rix Treat

Visit the Pools

Dig Site is Coronado’s feature pool area with a Mayan ruins theme intended to represent the Lost City of Cibola.  It has a 50-foot tall temple standing over about 272,000 gallons of water. Check out the 123-foot long waterslide and as you are sliding down, don’t forget to look up for the jaguar!  With this beautifully themed main pool at the Dig Site, a kiddie pool, and three leisure pools scattered throughout the resort, you are never far from a relaxing cool down.

No need to take up precious luggage space with your towels or children’s personal flotation devices – they are provided free of charge at each pool.

Coronado Springs is also home to the largest hot tub on Walt Disney World property!Dig Site Pool

Do a Free Resort Activity!

Invite your travel party for a competitive round of volleyball on Coronado’s white sand volleyball court.  You can check out a volleyball from Siestas Cantina pool bar.  There is a 0.9 mile running trail on property around beautiful Lago Dorado (it means Golden Lake!).  Coronado is also the only moderate resort with two fully equipped fitness centers, which are accessible 24 hours a day with your room key or Magic Band.

If sports aren’t really your thing, you could challenge the mind with a game of chess or checkers.  These games use giant piece.  You can also test your memory with Disney trivia at the Dig Site pool.  There is free marshmallow roasting some nights, and when the sun goes down, catch a Movie Under the Stars.  Resort activity schedules are posted on your My Disney Experience app on your resort room television.Things to Do at Coronado ResortOver at the Dig Site, there is also a playground for children with climbing equipment, slides, and a sandbox, all in keeping with the ancient Mayan ruins theme.

Unique Classes and Experiences

Do you have a non-park day planned? Or are you are just looking for something unique and crafty to do during vacation? You can pre-register and pay a small fee to participate in one or two unique art experiences at Coronado Springs Resort.

Three days a week, they offer a two hour long Spanish Mosaic Art experience.  On Friday nights, there is The Colors of Coronado painting class, guided by local artists!  In either class, they’ll supply you all of the materials you need to create a unique piece of art to represent your time spent at Disney’s Coronado Springs.

Sangria University

You will find this located at the Three Bridges Bar & Grill, in the center of Lago Dorado. Sangria University is a fun, educational, and boozy way to spend your time.  Learn a little about the history of sangria, try three of Coronado’s exclusive sangrias and then grab some ingredients and craft your own.  At the end they play Pomp and Circumstance while they hand out diplomas!  This experience requires an additional per person fee and prior registration to participate but is well worth it.  It’s one of our favorite things to do at Coronado Springs!Sangria UniversityBe sure to plan some time in your Walt Disney World vacation to enjoy your resort. With so many things to do, excellent dining experiences, and lush, beautiful landscapes, Coronado Springs Resort is a destination all on its own!Beautiful view of Coronado

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