We’re visiting Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for menu updates, new merchandise, and construction progress! Here’s What’s New!
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort — Gran Destino Construction
Progress continues on Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs, where exterior work seems to be approaching completion.
Gran Destino Tower opens for guests beginning July 9, 2019! We can’t wait to check out the Tower’s rooftop dining location Toledo — Tapas, Steak, and Seafood and those views from the top!
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort — Menu Updates
has two new-to-us sweet treats. There’s an Easter Cupcake complete with bird’s nest and candy eggs.
Strawberry Cake and Orange Cake are sweet and simple — lovely in pastel for this spring season.
Maya Grill has released its Easter menu. There’s no word yet on the price for this meal, which includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert.
In El Mercado, the House Soups are now Chicken Tortilla (a standby lately) and Broccoli Cheddar.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort — Merchandise
We found this great Walt Disney World shirt at Coronado. We love the ruffles on the shoulders.
And these new-to-us Ariel Pajamas are a lovely shade of turquoise.
If you’re celebrating Easter at Coronado Springs, know that the resort has pre-made Easter Baskets for sale as well as components so you can purchase other items to make your own.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach — Skyliner Station Construction
Meanwhile at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Skyliner Station construction continues in earnest. You can see the track entering the building on the right and lots of detail to help it blend with the resort’s style.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort — Menu Update
, the pool bar at Caribbean Beach, now has a new plant-based entree.
The Plant-Based Jerk Sandwich is served on toasted ciabatta and is topped with grilled pineapple and roasted chili-mayo.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort — Merchandise
Also at Banana Cabana: this fun tee shirt! It’s definitely got an island vibe.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort — Mermaid School
Finally, it’s time to live a dream! Mermaid School is open at Caribbean Beach Resort. This one-hour session happens twice a week and requires a reservation through the Concierge Desk. (Small price to pay to earn your fins!)
We’ll be back to visit Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach soon, so be on the look out for more updates in a future What’s New!
Yo! I have been waiting for the return of the awesome jerk chix wrap forever since it left Gasparilla grille years ago! Now I see this at Banana Cabana, I may have to go over there just for that! Best sandwich I have ever had, actually it was as a wrap originally. And to think they had a grilled catfish sandwich there when i visited in Jan instead of this beauty, c’mon GF!!
will all reconstruction be finished by sep 2020 as we have stayed here before and we are booking for sep2020 at end of this month
DFB Sarah says
Ann, currently the only remaining construction at Caribbean Beach is on the Skyliner Station there. That construction is on-going, and no official opening date for the Skyliner or end date for the construction has been announced — just “fall 2019.”
Mermaid school is offered through a bunch of different resorts. I just did it two weeks ago at Art of Animation!
Is mermaid school only for children?
DFB Sarah says
Gloria, the official age restrictions from Disney say “four and older”, with no maximum age. Whether that includes adults or it’s implied that it’s only for children, I’m not sure. Try calling Disney directly (407-WDW-PLAY) to see what they say.
$49 for a long sleeve shirt?!!!!!!
$41 for a basket with a few chocolate coins, a stuffed animal and a cookie?!!!!
What an absolute ripoff
I bought Mickey and Minnie ears on ebay – $20 for the pair.
The Deluxe Disney Dining Plan for 4 – which will save me HUNDREDS of $$$$$ based upon the prices I have seen. Bkfast for 4 at Coronado would be about $50 per day x 7 days = $350. I didnt even start adding lunch, snacks, dinners and booze.