We always wanted to stay at Coronado, but some things we heard scare us.
It’s also a convention center. Will this impact a family vacation. Yes, being surrounded by businesspeople with brifcases and cell phones is a huge buzzkill. The resort does NOT feel magical to us at all.
They charge you to sit in the food court? There is a charge for someone to fetch your drink and all that, which you can do yourself for free at the other mods. And we thoguht the food was not good at all.
Is it to large like Caribean Beach. We stayed at trinidad south. What a haul to the main building. We visited SIL at CSR and debated whether to go to her cool pool. But it was so far from her room that we decided to pass on swimming.
Our safe resort is POFQ it works for us. Seeing our concerns and safe resort do you think we should concider Coronado Springs?
Our safe resort is POR, so you know I don’t have an issue just with resorts just because of size. Nor do I have a problem with the amenities at a moderate. We have stayed also stayed at CBR (yes, it is large but filled with magic and we were in the Jamaica buldings, so we were lucky to be close to everything).
OK, so here’s the deal with CSR, for us. CSR has lots of true fans. and it has beautiful buildings and a cool pool, definitely, no question. BUT…
We were at WDW for a magical gathering, and my SIL’s family was the only part of our group staying at CSR. The rest of us were at POR or Boardwalk.
We visited her there to see her resort and to eat at the restaurant. I felt so bad for her when we got there. The room was small and dark, the pool was a zillion miles away (unappealing to all of us but especially tough for her because her son has special needs and convenience is a large factor in the ease of their vacations). And the conventioneers were everywhere. Buzzkill. I felt guilty leaving her when we were all returning to our bright, cheerful magical resorts elsewhere.
First and most important, CSR just does NOT feel magical! It feels like a supernice superhuge La Quinta. You will see tons of non-magical businesspeople all around, and in the evenings, that can turn into a not-so-kidfriendly kind of deal, if you know what I mean. When we go to Disney, we are trying to get away from the world of business, so why would be want to deal with it at WDW?
And someone will come along shortly to quote distance and miles and so forth when I mention this, but to me, the CSR location feels like it is in the middle of nowhere! It feels far, far away from the magic, and when we were there, I was overcome with the desire to hurry up and leave “to get back to the fun.” I suppose this is because it feels unmagical, but also isolated.
To me, in a nutshell, CSR feels like an offsite resort. Except with Disney bus service. I hope this opinion helps CC!