PHOTOS: Latest Progress on Lago Dorado Restaurant, 15-Story Tower, and More Remodeling at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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As you’re probably aware, the transformation of Disney’s Coronado Springs is well underway and set to be completed in the Summer of 2019. Yesterday, we decided to head over and see the latest progress on the various ongoing projects.

A look at the new 15-story tower from the parking lot.

Here we see the rooftop restaurant.

The repainting of the main building appears to be complete. Note the new decorative pattern on the dome.

A reconfigured section of parking lot near the building looks to be nearing completion.

For whatever reason, the section all the way to the right in this photo hasn’t been painted to the new color scheme.

The Pepper Market is now El Mercado De Coronado. Much like what was done to Panchito’s, the restaurant is greatly subdued. It now reminds me of a college dining hall.

If Disney hotels continue to remove theme for “contemporary design”, will they even be themed anymore? This is a trend I think most agree needs to stop. If I wanted to stay at a Hilton, I could.

Work continues on the Lago Dorado restaurant out on the water, as well as the new walkways to better connect the resort.

They were installing railings on the walkways when we were there.

The now-abandoned marina sits quietly near the new tower.

Stay tuned for continuing coverage of the reimagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, expected to be completed next Summer.

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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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