My picture threads consist of images I have taken that focus on the architecture, landscape architecture, planning, design, and theming of the facilities highlighted. They may also contain short descriptions and commentary, but will not focus on construction progress or special events or memorabilia or food selections or my traveling companions. Hopefully these threads are a good introduction for those who have not seen these places yet. All killer, no filler!
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort photographed in February 2008:
This large resort is grouped around a central lake called Lago Dorado and is broadly themed to Spanish Colonial Mexico. It was not conceived as a faithful recreation of any one city or building; instead, it is an impressionist vision of an era. Multiple low hotel buildings are arranged in clusters and are labeled as casitas, ranchos, or cabanas. The central building group on one side of Lago Dorado is called El Centro, composed of check-in and amenities as well as a convention center. The main pool is not adjacent to El Centro; it is located on the other side of the lake and is more central to most of the hotel rooms. It is called The Dig and features a nicely-themed hybrid ancient Mexican culture temple and playground area.