We all have our favorite Disney Resorts, right? Well, today, we’re hearing some big news about two cult favorites — Disney’s Coronado Springs and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort!
There’s fun stuff to share, so let’s take them one at a time.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
One of Disney’s newer moderately-priced resorts, Coronado Springs has been a favorite spot for us in years past.
But its out of the way location near Disney’s Animal Kingdom, combined with its less than memorable cuisine has resulted in our spending less time there. Sure, it’s been fine. But not anything worth making the trip out there for.
Disney has announced that they’ll expand the resort by 500 rooms. And rather than add to the sprawling campus — they’re building UP!
The new addition will be a fifteen-story tower taking center stage at the resort. But our favorite detail? There will be rooftop dining! The space will feature panoramic views that will showcase fireworks displays from nearby parks. Could this be the next California Grill? It sounds like it!
Floating gardens, new suites with concierge services, and an island oasis connected by bridges to the rest of the resort will complete the transformation. Existing rooms will also be refurbished as part of the facelift.
But seriously — rooftop dining! Fireworks viewing! Cannot. Wait.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
But another beloved resort — Disney’s Caribbean Beach — is also getting some love. While details are a little more vague on this front, the resort will be “re-imagined.”
It makes sense. After all, as fun as the Nemo- and Pirates of the Caribbean-themed rooms are, there was a never a cohesive sense of theming here. So we’re anxious to see how it all shakes out!
The resort’s current centerpiece, known as Centertown, will receive a makeover, which is set to include new retail outlets as well as waterfront dining. But Disney, our only request: pleeeeease don’t mess with Banana Cabana — one of the world’s best Pool Bars. Pretty Please!
Could this also bring into play the proposed Gondola system connecting CBR to Epcot?? We’ll see…!!!
While Disney hasn’t shared a timeline for the completion of either project, we look forward to sharing details with you as they emerge!
Now let’s hear it: are you excited about the changes coming to Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts? Leave a comment and let us know!