As part of a Disney resort tour, we recently had the chance to take a peek at a refurbished preferred room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The changes are vast, and are readily apparent as soon as you step into the room.
Before we dig into the changes and updates to the resort rooms, let’s take a look back at what the rooms used to look like. The former rooms sported a darker color scheme, from the dark, heavy curtains to the dark wood dresser to the chocolate brown headboards. The rooms also featured carpeting, and a desk.
The bed frames of the two queen sized beds have been elevated, and will allow guests to slide luggage and gear underneath for greater available floor space. The bedside table features several outlets and USB ports, and the dark brown headboards have been replaced with a taller, medium brown option that also has a padded portion nearest the pillows. Modern sconces in a rectangular shape help to echo the straight lines and angles found throughout the room. A sliding barn door can be closed to separate the bathroom from the main portion of the room, and the carpeting has been removed in favor of laminate plank-like flooring laid in a chevron pattern. I appreciate the appearance of The Three Caballeros (and Aurora Miranda, too) in the artwork above the bedside table. Hola José, Panchito, and Donald!
The bathroom area boasts two sinks, a closet, and oodles of both open shelving and cabinets for storage. The hardware choices in the room as a whole feel upgraded, and help to lend an air of sophistication to the space.
Guests will find the toilet and a large glass-enclosed shower behind a pocket door. We’re seeing pockets doors used in greater frequency in resort room refurbishments and new builds, and I’m sure that guests will appreciate the increased usable space that pockets doors provide.
The separate dresser and desk have been replaced by a piece that can serve multiple functions. As Coronado Springs is a resorts that features a convention center, it’s a must that rooms offer guests a work space. The new dresser/desk combo will allow guests the space to spread out and get work done should the need arise.
Guests will find a Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, ice bucket, mugs, and glasses in this spot as well. A new wall-mounted flat screen TV has replaced the older version. An upholstered arm chair sits by the window, and just to the side of the desk/dresser combo.
A preferred room at Coronado Springs will feature a water, courtyard, or parking lot view, and will be located closer to the shopping and dining options found at El Centro.
All rooms at Coronado Springs were refurbished be the opening of Gran Destino Tower in July 2019.
Have you had the opportunity to stay in one of the refurbished rooms? If so, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
DISCOUNT ALERT: If you’re interested in staying at Coronado Springs (or any of the other participating WDW resorts), and you’re looking for a discount or special offer, be sure to visit our discount page. Using the current room only offer, guests can save up to 20% off of rooms at Coronado Springs for dates this spring and summer/early fall. If you’re wanting a package offer, Coronado Springs is included in the Kids Eat Free promotion that’s available for arrivals on most nights May 25th through August 28th, 2020. Keep in mind that both the Kids Eat Free promotion and the room only offer must be booked by February 26th, 2020.