PHOTOS: Walls Down Around Gran Destino Tower, Now Open to Invited Guests at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is set to open next week to all guests. We recently spotted the newly unveiled entrance sign and learned that each room will offer personalized smart TV’s. The walls have officially come down around the area and recently, invited guests got a first opportunity to stay at the new tower. Let’s take a look at the gorgeous new area around the resort!

The area where the wall previously blocked guess entry is now gone and all are officially welcome to explore the new outside area!

The walkway leading up to the resort is lined with palm trees, plants, and a beautiful view of the lake.

Lamp posts and directional signs are also in place around the area to assist guests.

The walkway connecting the main lobby to the Gran Destino lobby isn’t open yet, but it appears to be completed.

lining the front of the new area are these great looking wood benches with a decorative mosaic on top and on the back.

The benches could get hot in the extreme summer heat so be careful when sitting!

The area features large open areas with artificial grass. There is a temporary stage in place for the grand opening ceremony coming up.

Here’s a look at the new resort map which is in multiple locations around the resort.

Here’s a better look at the long hallway that will connect the tower to the rest of the resort.

Over to the left side, there is a very large fire pit area that can be shared with multiple people. While I don’t think this will be used much in the summer, it could be a great feature to have in the colder winter months.

Some other patches of plants are located in pathways.

Overall the greenery adds a tremendous atmosphere and the new outdoor area looks fantastic.

Over toward the front of the resort, we got our first look at the completed bus loop that will transport all resort guests to the parks.

Each station includes a map of the resort, instructions on “boarding the bus”, and a TV with bus arrival time guides.

Finally, this strip at the very top of the front of the tower will be THE place to view fireworks each night.

Gran Destino Tower is less than a week away from opening and we’re so excited to stay here!

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Too many resorts, too many bodies on property……equals ALL VERY crowded.

Scott lee-ross
Scott lee-ross

Adding rooms to resorts does not increase the attendance at the parks. Resort guests are a small percentage of guests. There are almost half a million rooms in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Dis eye resorts have an extremely high occupancy rate. More resorts moves the people that are staying offsite but wanted a disney resort on property, but does not increase attendance.


Coronado Springs is my least favorite resort. I’ve had nothing but issues there so I’m not looking forward to the tower. Same problems with a higher price point.


“Each station includes a map of the resort, instructions on ‘boarding the bus’, and a TV with bus arrival time guides.” And an electrical junction box they couldn’t find anywhere better to place. You know, like hidden somewhere in the landscaping behind. And the electrical cover plate right next to the Boarding the Bus sign that screams “You spent a fortune to stay here and forget about the outside world and this was the best we could deliver.” The whole thing seems slapdash like honestly I feel about most – if not all – of their resorts. Can’t wait to… Read more »

Scott Lee-ROSS
Scott Lee-ROSS

Code dictates where outlets must be placed. Most electrical codes require outlets every 10 feet on a wall and accessible

Norbert Haug
Norbert Haug

This place looks cheaply made. No magic whatsoever. The decorations look like its just slapped over an existing Holiday Inn Express. What’s happened to Disney?