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CONCEPT ART: New Over-Water Dining, Updated Look at Tower at Coronado Springs Resort

Since the announcement of the project, we have had only one piece of concept art to go by for the massive expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. New art recently released show another look at the 15-story hotel tower being added, but also the new walkways and over-water restaurant being added.

The new art sits on a large board in the resort’s lobby.

New art shows the tower in a 3D rendering, gold and white in color, subdued compared to the original artwork. It is unclear which art piece is more accurate to the final product.

Unannounced previously, there is a fairly large dining establishment being erected over the water. This comes in addition to a rooftop restaurant that will be located in the tower.

The concept art clearly shows a bar, but there is also a plethora of seating to the right side, possibly for a lounge or table service experience.

The piece above shows the layout of the new additions, with the over-water structure connected via a new three-pronged walkway. The new 15-story tower, reconfigured parking lot, and another new bridge can be seen to the right side.

The expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will be completed in Summer 2019.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • While the tower is undoubtedly going to happen, I can only think it would be nicer if they themed it in conjunction with the existing buildings. Perhaps then it would be more palatable. At the moment it looks totally out of place both structurally and in terms of the colours used. Will the existing resort buildings be redecorated to match, or is there going to be this stark contrast? Only time will tell, I suppose!

  • One of the things I always liked about Disney resorts (at least at WDW) is that Disney didn’t just slap up some high rise hotels with a little bit of bling on the outside of them and call it theming. While I get the need to expand Coronado Springs, I don’t care for the idea of a big tower that looks like something you might see in Myrtle Beach plopped down in the middle of an otherwise well themed resort. This would be better build as a separate hotel in my opinion.

  • Beautiful! It looks just like all the cheap hotels around 535/Palm Parkway/Crossroads like the Cypress Pointe Resort or Clarion Inn. Is that a Hooter’s over the lake? You know, to make it look like Vista Centre Shoppes