The Mouse was in the House today to mark the grand opening of the new Gran Destino Tower. But that is just the start of a new resort experience at the re-imagined Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Accompanying the arrival of Gran Destino Tower, resort guests will notice a new arrival experience as well as new restaurants.
The Gran Destino Tower is inspired by the 2003 animated short film “Destino.” The film began 58 years before being completed in 2003, it started as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí. Via Wikipedia, The seven-minute film, “follows the story of Chronos and his ill-fated love for a mortal woman named Dahlia. The story continues as Dahlia dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí’s paintings.”
The inspiration is brought to life in the Gran Destino Tower, as Walt Disney World News notes, “a whimsical, magnificent visual feast, diverse in its design and execution.”
The frosting on top of the Gran Destino Tower is two new rooftop dining options. The first is Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a table-service restaurant that features a Spanish-inspired menu and amazing views. The second new dining option is Dahlia Lounge, which offers signature cocktails in a space that takes its design features form Spanish Modernist art.
A third new dining option can be found in the center of the 22 acre lake Lago Dorado. Three Bridges Bar & Grill, named after the three pedestrian bridges that bring you to Villa del Lago. This new dining spot offers waterfront dining and cocktails, not to mention signature sangria pitchers.