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News Coronado Springs Expansion

wishiwere@wdw

Well-Known Member
While it is purely anecdotal, I have never seen the Dig Site Near Full. Even then, there are still the relief pools in every other section, so it should not be of great concern. I’m personally more concerned about a moderate having three (four if you count Rix) Table Service Restaurants, when it could barely support one (two w/ Rix).
I’m guessing (?) the hope is they would gain serious attention for the convention business... as in legimate conventions, with this new tower. I’m certain this facility wasn’t even on the map for many large corporations due to the “motel” nature of the rooms. I know when we host our various conventions around the country it results in the onsite amenities being overrun with the business guests. Either way, extremely valid point that will be interesting to watch unfold.
 

Magic Feather

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I’m guessing (?) the hope is they would gain serious attention for the convention business... as in legimate conventions, with this new tower. I’m certain this facility wasn’t even on the map for many large corporations due to the “motel” nature of the rooms. I know when we host our various conventions around the country it results in the onsite amenities being overrun with the business guests. Either way, extremely valid point that will be interesting to watch unfold.
Coronado is being invested in as the big convention hotel. Yacht is the upscale convention hotel. Grand Floridian and Contemporary’s Spaces are rarely used for any major event, excluding those run by Disney. Both have even been considered to be axed at one point or another.
 

Sir_Cliff

Well-Known Member
Photo update as of Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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The connection for the bridge to the new Villa Del Lago restaurant at the patio near Maya Grill. The light poles, handrails, music speakers, and under the bridge fire sprinklers have all been installed.

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The front of the main tower is getting the same decorative scrollwork installed.

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Near the existing road to the Coronado Springs porte-cochere, this shelter with an undulating black roof has been installed, which matches the roof of the new tower porte-cochere. Bus transportation shelter?

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Finally, there are some changes being made to the entrance sign. Here is the sign on the right side of the entrance.

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Here is the sign on the left side of the entrance.

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I have to be honest and say that I'm not minding how this is coming together aesthetically. The tower seems to blend well with the Casitas section, and the notion of a tower and sprawling hotel below doesn't look too jarring from what I can see here.
 

bgoofy

Premium Member
Photo update as of Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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The connection for the bridge to the new Villa Del Lago restaurant at the patio near Maya Grill. The light poles, handrails, music speakers, and under the bridge fire sprinklers have all been installed.

View attachment 357440

The front of the main tower is getting the same decorative scrollwork installed.

View attachment 357441

Near the existing road to the Coronado Springs porte-cochere, this shelter with an undulating black roof has been installed, which matches the roof of the new tower porte-cochere. Bus transportation shelter?

View attachment 357442

Finally, there are some changes being made to the entrance sign. Here is the sign on the right side of the entrance.

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Here is the sign on the left side of the entrance.

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Always great to see your photo updates, top notch!!!!
 

nicb88

Active Member
Photo update as of Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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The connection for the bridge to the new Villa Del Lago restaurant at the patio near Maya Grill. The light poles, handrails, music speakers, and under the bridge fire sprinklers have all been installed.

View attachment 357440

The front of the main tower is getting the same decorative scrollwork installed.

View attachment 357441

Near the existing road to the Coronado Springs porte-cochere, this shelter with an undulating black roof has been installed, which matches the roof of the new tower porte-cochere. Bus transportation shelter?

View attachment 357442

Finally, there are some changes being made to the entrance sign. Here is the sign on the right side of the entrance.

View attachment 357443

Here is the sign on the left side of the entrance.

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I thought they had announced the lake restaurant was to be called 'Three Bridges Bar and Grill', but the signage is Villa Del Lago as originally intended. I wonder why?
 

bhg469

Well-Known Member
It is so incredibly different than the resort I've come to know.. Im excited to see it in person but I still don't think I am in the moderate price range anymore so it will just be a day visit.
 
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