1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Coronado Springs - Gran Destino Tower

Discussion in 'Water Parks, Resorts & More' started by NJBrandon, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. NJBrandon

    NJBrandon Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    950
    Hearing that Coronado Springs is receiving a new tower addition. Probably DVC?
     
    UK-Trigg likes this.
  2. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    16,957
    Likes Received:
    23,415
    Location:
    Orlando
    This has been a rumor for awhile.... it's unclear exactly what the project is, but apparently if it is DVC it won't be dumbed down to moderate standards (they can't actually with the standards that DVC is legally required to meet).

    I have to think they are wanting to add this there since it is fairly close to DAK and there's only one other DVC in close proximity to the park.
     
  3. UNIrd

    UNIrd Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    6,116
    Likes Received:
    4,407
    Coronado Springs is one of my absolute favorite on-site resorts. The rooms are awesome!
     
  4. Disneyhead

    Disneyhead Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,872
    Likes Received:
    17,723
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    CS is the best appointed "Moderate" because it caters more to the conventioneers. They have dance bar and full service restaurant. That makes it uniquely suited among the "Moderates" for a DVC expansion.
     
    Nick likes this.
  5. UK-Trigg

    UK-Trigg Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,233
    Likes Received:
    2,986
    Location:
    UK
    Been a rumor since sight balloons were spotted there a few months back, seems like we finally have confirmation, thanks NJ.

    I quite like the resort and I really used to like the pepper market, but like most things Disney it ain't as good as it used to be.
     
  6. Mr. EPCOT

    Mr. EPCOT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,659
    Likes Received:
    3,081
    Location:
    Celebration, FL
    Welp, that's official:
    More Guest Experiences and Dining Options Coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts | Disney Parks Blog

    [​IMG]
     
  7. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,080
    Likes Received:
    1,885
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Interesting how they didn't call out DVC. Maybe this expansion won't be DVC after all...
     
  8. Doug A.

    Doug A. Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    750
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Will CS expansion be similar to CBR expansion in terms of demoing existing buildings or is there an expansion plot on that land?
     
  9. GAcoaster

    GAcoaster Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,280
    Likes Received:
    4,968
    Location:
    Orlando
    I think this is more about adding more rooms for the convention business. There's a lot of money in that for Disney.

    Having worked for a software company and being involved with user group/convention planning I can tell you Orlando is always a popular destination for planning those things. The more popular the destination, the more attendees you get, the lower your costs are for holding it. That's why Vegas and Orlando are the usual choices since people want to go and often bring their families.
     
    GadgetGuru and Mad Dog like this.
  10. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16,197
    Likes Received:
    24,871
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    Yep. Just like Universal just did with Sapphire Falls & the addition to the RP convention center. Big money involved with conventions and business expense accounts.
     
    Disneyhead likes this.
  11. GAcoaster

    GAcoaster Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,280
    Likes Received:
    4,968
    Location:
    Orlando
    This really is Disney feeling pressure from Universal now.
     
    Doug A. and Mad Dog like this.
  12. UNIrd

    UNIrd Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    6,116
    Likes Received:
    4,407
    YES! The more Coronado, the better. I wonder what the refurbed rooms will look like. This is what they look like currently:

    [​IMG]
     
    Miketheboss likes this.
  13. GadgetGuru

    GadgetGuru Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,080
    Likes Received:
    1,885
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Those rooms look surprisingly nice already...
     
  14. UNIrd

    UNIrd Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    6,116
    Likes Received:
    4,407
    Literally my favorite rooms on Disney property. Contemporary rooms are always nice too.
     
  15. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    16,957
    Likes Received:
    23,415
    Location:
    Orlando
    According to a Coronado Springs Facebook group, this tower will be classified as a "Business Deluxe". Here's the full post:

    "A 15 story business deluxe tower with 583 rooms to be constructed. Includes concierge level, Presidential and VIP suites, 60% of the rooms fireworks view of DHS, an island in the middle of Lago Dorado with a bar/restaurant and a series of bridges. A glass roof top restaurant too. The old lobby will become a seating area. The new lobby will be in the tower."

    They're really going all-in on this being arguably WDW's most luxurious convention hotel from the sound of it all.

    Also, rumors are they want to close The Contemporary convention space eventually once the space at Yacht Club is expanded and the work at Coronado is done. Reason being? 1.) More DVC 2.) It moves the adults that want to spend money in areas where they will spend it. With Yacht Club being right near the Boardwalk, there's plenty of bars and nightlife that is nowhere to be found near the Contemporary and Epcot (WS to be exact) is close, a park that aligns far more with the clientele of your average conventioneer.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
    UNIrd likes this.
  16. GAcoaster

    GAcoaster Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,280
    Likes Received:
    4,968
    Location:
    Orlando
    It will be as tall as the Contemporary. There should be a view of all the fireworks on property...
     
  17. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    16,957
    Likes Received:
    23,415
    Location:
    Orlando
    Well yes, but the DHS fireworks will be the ones they will market around. The distance between CS and DHS is the equivalent to watching MK from the Polynesian shore. Sure you'll be able to make out other fireworks, but none will be as plainly visible as DHS. I expect they may pump in the music to the fireworks up there like at the rooftop lounge of BLT.
     
  18. mcusi

    mcusi Rookie

    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    54
    I understand the value that CS has to Disney, but it makes you wonder if the long-term plan for their resorts is simply to improve on what they already have and not build something new from the ground up. It's hard to tell, but just an observation.
     
  19. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    16,957
    Likes Received:
    23,415
    Location:
    Orlando
    There are plans for new hotels before WDW's 50th anniversary in 2021.
     
    mcusi likes this.
  20. Yabbadabba Doh

    Yabbadabba Doh Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    468
    My wife and kids just spent a long weekend here and loved it! From the restaurants to the pool and the surrey bikes, they had a great time. My wife commented that the room looked to be freshly refurbished. Do we know if they are freshening up the entire resort?
     

Share This Page