Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

October 13, 2011 Posted by Tyler Cruz

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am now back from vacation. I went to Orlando, Florida with my girlfriend to visit Disney World and Universal Studios, as well as to meet up with PeerFly and AmpedMedia.

The trip (including travel time) was 10-days, and we stayed at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We had originally booked a much cheaper place, but upon arriving there (at 1:30am) we immediately booked another place for the following night as it was a complete dump. The worst part was all the loud drunk college kids yelling, screaming, and partying.

Fortunately, Coronado Springs was very nice… completely day and night compared to the first place.

The whole resort is built around what appears to be a man-made lake, and has a Mexico-based theme. The surprising thing to me was just how empty it was, comparatively speaking. Sure, it wasn’t exactly tourist season, but it WAS a Disney Resort, and yet it was very quiet and peaceful there. There were hardly any kids to be found, apart from hanging around the pool area. I think part of it is that the resort is just so damn big that people are very spread out and so you don’t notice them.

Anyway, the resort was absolutely beautiful, and had a fair bit of ‘wildlife’ including fish, birds, plenty of squirrels, and hordes of small lizards.

Here’s some video footage of the resort I took. It’s available in HD in case you’re interested:

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And here are some photos:










If you’re headed to Disney World and are looking for a very relaxing and quiet resort to stay at, I’d recommend Coronado Springs. You will pay an arm and leg for food, which is satisfactory, but it’s really peaceful and quiet there and has almost no signs of being owned by Disney.

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Posted: October 13th, 2011 under Personal  

19 Responses to “Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort”

  1. It looked like a pretty sweet place when we came and picked you up. I’m planning on going to Universal soon, but Disney looks pretty nice too.

    You probably didn’t see many kids because school just started. I bet it’s full of kids in the summer.

  2. Justin Dupre says:

    Wow! the resort looks good from the photos. Might be checking it out when I’m in the area.

  3. Jasmine says:

    Wow, Tyler, your new house is so damn big and beautiful!

  4. Ramon says:

    I am starting to believe this Jasmine is a bot… she sometimes replies 3 times to same posts with crazy comments…

    • Jasmine says:

      I am definitely not a bot. Haha… I am so glad that you noticed my comments, Ramon. However, I am sure a bot will not be smart enough to reply such a witty comment such as this one, right?

      Sometimes, I just want to be a little funny with my comments… 🙂

      I sometimes did reply a couple of times, but that’s directly to the respective comments by the respective commentators.


  5. Chris says:

    The buildings do look a little like Mexico, but I think I will stick with Cancun in the off season for a vacation. Great food, some of the nicest people you will meet, and it has fewer people.

  6. That place looks awesome the last time I went I stayed in the Floridian. It was nice as well. I am surprised that there were a lot of kids even though school has started.

  7. used tires says:

    Wow, it’s so serene and gorgeous. Perfect place to relieve yourself of any pent-up stress. It is odd that it should be as empty as you describe. I’d have thought anything related to Disney would be jam-packed year round. Nonetheless, definitely a place that’s gone on my list of vacation spots when I can afford it.


  8. Looks so nice, where is this?

  9. Hi Tyler,
    Beautiful photo, it looks like you have had a very pleasant and enjoyable vacation with your girlfriend.

  10. Linda says:

    i do not see the girlfriend anywhere 😉

  11. Good pics you got there Tyler, it seems you really enjoyed your time. I just hope I can go there too.

  12. Kelli says:

    Wow! This must be fairly new.


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