PHOTOS, VIDEO: Demolition Begins for Coronado Springs Resort 15-Story Tower Expansion

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Disney has wasted no time in clearing buildings and land for the massive expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. As announced last week, the project includes the addition of 15-story tower, additional parking, the remodeling of all existing rooms, and (most exciting to me, at least) a new rooftop restaurant on the tower.

As soon as you enter the resort, you are greeted by construction fences.

It’s not the prettiest day outside, but when you are covering demolition, does it matter?

The Cabanas 9B building is being demolished to make room for the 15-story tall tower, which will be filled with upscale rooms and feature a rooftop restaurant with fireworks views.

It’s a good thing we got there when we did as more fences are being installed to obstruct the view of guests.

Disney hasn’t leveled many hotel rooms in the last 45 years. Only the old north wing of the Contemporary comes to mind, and it too was replaced with a 15-story tower…

You guys might want to remove 9B from here…

I would almost say it doesn’t ruin the picturesque views, but the water barriers see to that.

The tower should connect to the lobby about here, but it is unclear if check-in will remain where it is now.

These windows should eventually be replaced with a hallway connecting to the new tower.

This will all be very different soon… stay tuned for more updates on the expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

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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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