Thrifty Thursday: Free at Coronado Springs

Coronado Springs Resort (Mouse on the Mind via Michelle-Tribe)

Welcome to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: the Mexico of an Imagineer’s fantasy! A resort and convention center, this moderate-level resort mixes Colonial Mexican architecture with American Southwestern flair. With so many conventioneers converging on this little slice of Tex-Mex flavor, there are lots of great, free features here:

Everybody knows that WDW snacks don’t have any calories. But if you’re feeling the need to burn off some of your edible souvenirs, there are two awesome options. First, the 0.9 mile Esplanade (promenade) circles the resort’s 15 acre man-made lake, Lago Dorado. If that’s not enough of a walk, consider the nature trail, which winds its way through the resort’s wooded areas.

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