It has been widely reported that the NBA has been in talks with Disney about finishing out the remainder of its season at Walt Disney World. While the games would be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, it hasn’t been clear where the athletes would stay during their time in Walt Disney World. Now, a new report suggests Coronado Springs Resort may become the league’s primary host resort.
Coronado Springs was previously connected to the initial NBA/Disney reports, but now that has been verified by reporters.
Coronado Springs is a massive resort that has over 1,900 guest rooms. The resort is centrally located at Walt Disney World, but isn’t directly connected to other resorts or theme parks. That’s ideal as the NBA has made it clear they’re aiming for a “bubble” that will maintain the safety of their athletes.
While Coronado Springs may be listed as a moderate resort at Walt Disney World, the room refurbishments, updated dining and Gran Destino Tower make the resort feel like a more luxurious experience. Our review of the Gran Destino Tower said that it “offers deluxe accommodations at a moderate price.”
The other hurdle that will be avoided here is the Disney Vacation Club (DVC). Disney has already announced that DVC resorts will reopen to guests on June 22, effectively removing them from the NBA conversation. Coronado Springs doesn’t have a DVC component and would theoretically be the most logical option should the NBA and Disney reach a deal.