Accessible Room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

March 7, 2018

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

We just had our second stay in a wheelchair accessible room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This time in one of the newly updated rooms. As far a themeing goes, it’s not the most “Disney” resort you can stay in but it’s beautiful. And I thought the room was really nice. Here is an overview of the room we stayed in.

Here are a few photos of what the rooms looked like during our first stay. This room had a king bed and a roll in shower. The bathroom wasn’t my favorite so I was glad there was an update.

Now on to the updated room! There is still some construction happening at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. They are building a new tower near the lobby. They are also updated the Pepper Market which is the quick service location. Most (if not all) of the rooms have been updated. We didn’t notice any extra noise from the construction so it had a minimal impact on our trip. We did get some really cool pins because of the ongoing updates. If you want an overview of what is happening at the resort, head over to Disney Tourist Blog.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

I know a lot of people aren’t fans of the updated rooms but I really liked them. It has a modern feel with a few Disney touches. The carpet has been replaced by a vinyl flooring that looks like hardwood. This made rolling around the room so much easier. I have read that people have found these rooms to be noisier but we didn’t have any issues.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

Our room had two queen beds. There are some with just one king. Both beds were nice and low. I could also easily roll between the two of them. The room felt really spacious as well. There was lots of room near the door and space to put my suitcase near the bathroom.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

Part of the reason the room felt so spacious was because the furniture was streamlined. The desk, dresser, refrigerator, and closet are all one piece of furniture. There were only three drawers but it wasn’t a big deal for us. I never really unpack everything. But there are lots of USB and regular outlets.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

The closet was nice and accessible. I could reach both bars and there was plenty of space for the two of us. You’ll also find the iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and an extra blanket and pillow inside.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

The best part of the room, in my opinion, was the bathroom. I was not a fan of the old roll in shower rooms here. The tile wasn’t my favorite, the shower let water run into the rest of the bathroom, and the bench inside the shower wasn’t very nice. But the updates changed all of that.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

The bathroom is no longer split. There are two doors to close, which can be a little awkward, but there were easy to slide. The toilet is a good height and there are grab bars along the wall. The roll under sink was really nice. There isn’t a lot of counter space but there is a cubby with towels that you can remove and use.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

And I could use the mirror! Which seems like a minor thing to be excited about but it’s not the case in every bathroom. Even the accessible rooms. There is also a make up mirror that you can use.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

The shower is really nice. There is now as little rubber bumper that keeps the water from getting out into the rest of the bathroom. You’ll need to roll over it but it wasn’t hard. There is enough space in the shower to roll into it and then transfer to the bench. You can then either just leave your chair there or roll it back outside a bit.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

The new shower benches are really nice and were at a good height. If the shower head is too high you’ll just need someone to lower it for you. There is also a low shelf for you to place your shower products. Coronado Springs has also moved to larger containers in the shower with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. No more small samples.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

We loved the updated accessible room at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. There was lots of space, everything was easy to use, and the decor was cool. If you have any questions just leave a comment below.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Accessible Room

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    brian
    August 30, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Was this a connecting room? If it was what building is it in? I am traveling with my family next year and staying here, we have 2 rooms and requested connecting room

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      Melissa
      September 4, 2018 at 10:54 am

      It was. In one of the photos there is a door with a mirror, near the bathroom, that leads to a connecting room. This was a preferred room in Casitas Building 3.

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    Mary
    March 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Do the new shower benches fold up out of the way for those in the room who don’t need to use them? When we stayed at WDW last time, the room we were in had a small shower stool and it folded up to the wall so the other members of the family had it out of their way when they used the shower. If the new style doesn’t fold out of the way, do you know if it’d be in the way of someone who was standing to use the shower?

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      Melissa
      March 9, 2018 at 10:22 am

      Hi Mary! The new shower benches fold up like the old ones used to. They are a little smaller as well so even if you left it down there is lots of space.

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    Beth West
    June 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    We have stayed at Boardwalk, Port Orleans, Old Key West, Carribean Beach, and our home resort is Saratoga Springs. They are all nice and spacious. Old Key West is the most spacious. The only big complaint I have is that the beds are all too high. I have called Saratoga Springs and they assured me they would have a lower bed before my arrival and to my disappointment, they did not!! I’m getting older and it’s really hard for me to transfer. It would be impossible to even use a transfer board. We have this same issue every time we travel. Hampton Inn is one of the only places that seems to have lower beds!!

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      Melissa
      June 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Thanks for the insight! I haven’t stayed at a few of those resorts. I wish the bed heights were more uniform in the accessible rooms. I’ve had good luck at some Disney resorts and others not so much. I’m going to try and remember to include them in my reviews. 🙂

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    Tor Hayward
    August 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Hi there, great review.. Which area of the resort are the roll in shower accessible rooms do you know? Many thanks

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      Melissa
      September 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      I think there are accessible rooms with the roll in showers in each area of the resort. We had a preferred room and were in the Casitas section.

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    Mary at Capturing Magical Memories
    November 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I love that you include so many photos and even use yourself as a prop so we can get a real idea of the amenities. Makes it uber useful!

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    Heidi Strawser
    November 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Excellent post regarding the accessible rooms, Melissa. I just adore the theming at this resort – I think it’s stunning! Maybe someday we’ll get to stay here.

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    Tamara
    October 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    FQ has lamp posts on the sidewalks, making it a bit tricky to get around. It was built before ADA went into effect. Just thought you should know. I had a little trouble getting around using my ROLLATOR. Their rooms are nice, though. Pretty roomy.

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      Melissa
      October 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks for letting me know!

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    Rebecca M
    October 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    We stayed at the Port Orleans French Quarter wheelchair room about 2 weeks ago and loved it there too! I did like that they had a closet armoire outside the bathroom with a good amount of hanging space with a tall side and also a shorter more accessible side. It’s my daughter who is in the wheelchair so it’s hard to judge if it would work for an adult trying to get around by themselves but it was great for us. We did 2 queen size beds so there was a bit less room than if it was a king room but her chair did fit from the door by the beds to the bathroom with no issues.

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      Melissa
      October 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      That is good to know! We haven’t stayed at French Quarter yet but I really want to. 🙂

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