We just got back from an adult trip to the Coronado Springs. My son is in California with my sister and his cousins, so we decided to go on a short 4 night getaway. We stayed in a Business Class room, which they only recently made available to the general public.
The rooms in Business Class look the same, but they have tile in the vanity area, upgraded mattresses and a DVD player in the room.
All the rooms at Coronado Springs have those double doors separating the vanity area from the main room, as opposed to a curtain in the other moderate resorts.
And instead of a table with two chairs, there is a desk area.
All the rooms in Business Class are located in building 9B in the Cabanas. It’s a very short walk to El Centro, which is the main building at the Coronado Springs.
The best part of staying in a Business Class room, besides the location, is access to the business lounge, Coconino Cove. It’s not quite what you would be used to in a lounge on Club Level in a deluxe resort, but I think it’s an extra perk!
The lounge itself is very small. VERY small.
They do have a Wii for the kids to play, while you are enjoying some refreshments.
In the evening hours, beer, wine, sangria and soft drinks are offered.
You can help yourself to the soft drinks, but unlike the Concierge Lounge in a deluxe resort, if you want an alcoholic beverage, you have to ask for it.
I probably would have had few more drinks if I was able to serve myself. I guess that’s the point in having to ask for it.
I asked the attendant for a Sangria and she came back five or more minutes later. I’m pretty sure she was in the back room slicing up the fruit, lol.
We never made it to the lounge in the mornings as we slept in, but we were there on two different evenings.
On both nights, they offered the same variety of chips and dips.
The second time we were there, was a bit later in the evening. Instead of the cheese and crackers they were offering pretzels, chocolate covered pretzels and nuts.
The Business Class rooms are worth the extra money for the location alone. Once you add the extra perks of the upgraded mattresses and the lounge, it’s a no brainer.
So… While we were enjoying our stay at the Coronado Springs, the puppies were having a blast at Best Friends Pet Kennel. We visited every day and let them have fun out back, in the dog park.
Aren’t they sweet?!
On Father’s Day we did the Car Masters Car Show over at Downtown Disney. It was brutally hot, but my husband didn’t seem to mind.
They had old cars, new cars, Disney cars, exotic cars. There was something for every car enthusiast.
I’m not a car person, but I was impressed with the General Lee.
My husband had many Camaros back in the day, and this was one of them. I wish he still had it. That was a way cool car.
It was fun seeing Herbie!
The CARS cars had a meet and greet. It was just too hot to wait on that long line, but I managed to get a few shots from a distance.
More random shots…
We decided to do Wolfgang Puck’s Café for a late lunch, early dinner. We’ve never done the Café before…
I ordered the Four Cheese Macaroni and my husband ordered the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. Now… I’m not saying the food was bad, but I’m surprised it’s associated with Wolfgang Puck. The cheese on the “Mac and Cheese” tasted like it came from a can. Yes… It tasted like cheddar cheese soup poured over noodles. I was expecting some really nice, home made, soul food-like Macaroni. Wah Wah Wah… What a disappointment.
And the Meatloaf? The flavor was ok, but there was hardly any meat. We had a Clara Peller flashback. You know, “Where’s the Beef?”
Desert was better than dinner. I got the Brownie Sundae and my husband got the Snickers Cheesecake.
So… If you want to do Wolfgang Puck, my recommendation is to stick with Wolfgang Puck Express for quick service, or head upstairs to the Dining Room for a Signature Meal.
We went to the Magic Kingdom one night. It rained almost the entire time. NOT FUN!
The rain did allow for some shopping time. So much time in fact, that I almost bought a lot of stuff I didn’t need. These stuffed animals, for instance. Why? Because I’m Five! But, I didn’t.
When it finally stopped raining, I dragged my husband over to Enchanted Story Time with Belle. And yes, I mean dragged.
It was very cute. You start off in a small room, which is the main living area of Belle’s Cottage.
After a few minutes wait, you are ushered into Maurice’s workshop
After a Cast Member recites the magic words, “Take me back to the day Belle and Beast fell in love,” the mirror on the wall magically stretches and transforms into a doorway that leads directly into Beast’s Castle.
Once through the mirror, you are in the third room of the experience. I would call it the Reception Room.
You are greeted by the Wardrobe, “Madame de la Grande Bouche.” In French, it means “Mistress of the Big Mouth.”
Together with a Cast Member, they assign the children (and some brave adults) different roles to play.
Disney did a great job in creating enough parts to go around. Everyone who wanted to participate was able to do so.
After all the roles are sorted, you are led into the library where you are greeted by Lumiere.
After surprising Belle, each child (or adult) acts out their little skit. The kids were all super cute!
This attraction isn’t high on my priority list to do again anytime soon, but I think even the childless should experience it at least once. The settings are neat, the Special FX were awesome and the kids were just so much fun. My husband said it was torture, but I caught him laughing more than once.
We had a late night snack at Gaston’s Tavern.
I ordered the Cinnamon Roll and a Lefou’s Brew. The drink was great and very refreshing. The Cinnamon Roll tasted exactly like the ones from the Main Street Bakery. (So sad it’s gone, but I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to grab a Starbucks Coffee for the trip home when I’m not staying in a resort.)
My husband wanted to try the Pork Shank.
The Pork was great! It’s going to give the Turkey Leg a run for its money.
I love the décor! Bahaha… It’s right up my alley.
I forced him to pose in Gaston’s Chair, lol!
It pretty much rained the entire trip, and when it wasn’t raining, it was so hot that I was wishing it would. That’s Disney in the summer. Sigh… So, yet again, it’s time to get back to reality. The laundry’s waiting, and I’ve got tons of housework to finish before my husband gets home from work. Uggh.
Stay cool on this first day of Summer!