The newest resort addition to Disney World is the Gran Destino Tower. This new tower is part of the resort called Disney’s Coronado Springs. My daughter and I spent a few days at Gran Destino Tower. We want to share our experience and what we LOVE about this new tower.
You can watch our video and experience at Gran Destino Tower on YouTube. Click on the link to watch the full video or hop down below to read 6 reasons why we love Gran Destino Tower!
6 Reasons Why We Love Gran Destino Tower
#6 Luxury Resort for a Moderate Price Tag
The Gran Destino Tower is part of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (which is a Disney Moderate priced hotel). The prices in the tower are a bit more expensive than the other rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, but significantly lower than the Disney Deluxe Resorts.
However, the tower and the rooms feel more like a luxury resort. Disney did an amazing job designing this new tower. Here are a few pictures from our rooms.
I know you are like me and love getting value for your money. You can take advantage of a more deluxe hotel at Disney World, at a moderate price tag!
#5 View of Disney World
Love, love, love the views from the Gran Destino Tower! There are many different places to enjoy the view at this tower.
My favorite was the view from our room. I requested a higher floor at check in. We could see the pool and all of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, right from our room. I could even look out the window to the right and see Cinderella Castle and Happily Ever After fireworks. It is an amazing view!
Let’s talk about a timesaver! You want to maximize your time at Disney World. You do not want to sit and wait for every floor to pick up people on the elevator.
Disney made your life easier! The elevators at Gran Destino are super cool, but a bit confusing. With the elevators, you push the floor you are going to. The elevator screen will then tell you which elevator to get on. Each elevator is lettered from A-G. The screen will tell you which of the elevators to get on. When the doors open, you get on the assigned elevator.
We have seen these type elevators in NYC. They are amazing! They help you get to your destination faster.
I can say they are a bit confusing, if you have never seen anything like these elevators. We explained how to use the elevators to other guests, about 6 different times during our stay. However, we love them! Great timesaver!
#3 Covered Walkway to Dining & Shopping
If is Florida, so it is either super hot or raining! LOL!
I love that Disney created a covered walkway to get from the Gran Destino Tower to the main area of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This main area has the food court, Maya Grill, shopping, convention center, business center, Rix Lounge, and more.
You can stay protected from the elements to get from one destination at the resort to another. Love it!
#2 Service, Service, and MORE Service
I loved the service at the Gran Destino Tower. Now, I am not sure if this is going to continue or if it was for the opening of this new tower. I hope it continues. 😀
When you check in to the resort, there are Disney Cast Members lined up to assist you (with iPads). Not only will they help you check in, but they will walk you to your room if you are staying at the Gran Destino Tower.
My parents stayed with me on a recent visit. The Disney Cast Member helped check them in and then escorted them to the room. It was amazing! This is luxury service, but again at a Disney Moderate Resort. Win-win!
#1 Roof Top Dining
The Gran Destino Tower has two roof top dining locations. One is a restaurant and one is a lounge with light dining. Both locations have a spectacular view of Disney World. The only other resort that has a view like this is the Disney Deluxe Resort called Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
You can dine at either restaurant or just pop up to check out the view. They have an outdoor seating area that you can walk out and enjoy the view. We could see Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the new Galaxy’s Edge from the roof.
There is so much more to love about this brand new addition to Disney World. These are our favorites! Watch our full video on YouTube to see the room tour, resort tour, and some of the fun we had at Gran Destino.
What do you think of the new Gran Destino Tower?