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Plan the Ultimate Day at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

You may have heard of a “Resort day” at Walt Disney World.  What exactly is it, you ask?  Simply put, it’s a day set aside to enjoy the amenities of your Disney Resort, which you might not otherwise have time to enjoy if your theme Park vacation schedule is even remotely as busy as ours! 

We’ve created amazing memories at Walt Disney World Resort by just hanging out and exploring all the dining, recreation, and activities offered in our own Resort.  Here are a few things to enjoy if your Resort day happens to be at Disney’s Coronado Springs.

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Pool Time

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort boasts one of the most stunning pool complexes on property.  The Lost City of Cibola pool, part of the Dig Site complex, is themed around a 50-foot-tall Mayan pyramid, making an impressive (and fun!) backdrop while you’re relaxing poolside.  You can feel the pyramid’s refreshing waterfall cascading over you, or for even more fun, head into the “rainforest” to reach the 123-foot-long jaguar water slide!  Bring your family and friends over to Disney’s biggest outdoor hot tub if quiet relaxation is more your speed.

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Jog/Walk/Relax in a Hammock

There’s a very picturesque jogging trail around the beautiful Lago Dorado for those who are athletically inclined.  Whether you’re running, jogging, or even just walking at a leisurely pace, you’ll enjoy the tranquil lakeside surroundings during the day or at night with the Resort’s lights reflecting off the water.  Tired during or after your jaunt around the lake?  Relax on one of Coronado Springs’ comfy hammocks, perfectly situated on sandy patches around the lake.

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Hit the Gym

If you’re looking for more than lakeside cardio to add to your daily routine, check out Coronado Springs’ fitness facilities, with state-of-the-art cardio equipment and weight machines, available night and day (check with the Resort for updates on opening hours).


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There’s a dizzying array of choices at Coronado Springs when it comes to dining, so you certainly won’t go hungry on your Resort day!  Here are a few favorites.

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Maya Grill

Maya Grill offers authentic Mexican cuisine along with American favorites in a Mayan-themed dining room.  We could walk in without a reservation and be seated immediately (although reservations are recommended just to be safe).

Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago

Feel like dining al fresco?  Try the open-air Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago, with its gorgeous waterfront setting on Lago Dorado.  Light meals with a Latin flair are offered.  You might not want to leave, fair warning!

Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood

Views for days are in store for Guests dining at Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood, on the rooftop of Gran Destino Tower!  1930s-era surrealist art inspires this restaurant, but it’s the tasty tapas and jaw-dropping views that are the main attraction for most Guests.

Play a Game of Volleyball

Challenge some friends and family members to a friendly volleyball game on the sand court at Coronado Springs.  You can check out the equipment at Siesta’s pool bar.

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Video Games

If your Resort day happens to fall on a rainy day, all is not lost!  While away, the hours happily at the Resort’s Iguana Arcade.  Pinball, air hockey, and your favorite video games can be found here, next to the Dig Site.

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What’s not to love about a day that ends with a roaring campfire and roasting marshmallows?  Coronado Springs is one of many Walt Disney World Resorts that offers complimentary campfires in the evening, weather permitting.

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Movies Under the Stars

If a campfire isn’t enough to complete your Resort day, stick around after the marshmallow roasting for Movies Under the Stars, where you can watch films (Disney films, of course!) on a massive outdoor screen near the fabulous Lost City of Cibola Pool.

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There’s no right or wrong way to do a Resort day in Walt Disney World, as long as you plan it in advance!  That way, you can make sure you don’t buy Park tickets for that day, saving you money (don’t make any dining reservations within the parks for that day either, of course), and giving you a day of relaxation to look forward to in the midst of a chaotic vacation in the parks!

What’s your favorite part when it comes to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort? 

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