Continuing our quick break from “Food” & Garden, I’d like to give you an update on one of our favorite WDW destinations – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
You probably caught the news a few weeks ago that Coronado has re-engineered the private dining room once “owned” by Rix Lounge into a breakfast and lunch-serving restaurant.
Take this brief tour of Las Ventanas before you find out what wasn’t well-publicized.
So, earlier, I said “what wasn’t well-publicized”. Maybe what I should have said was, “I didn’t remember hearing what impact that the new restaurant’s opening had on Laguna Bar and Cafe Rix!”
You remember my review of Laguna Bar some time back?
One of my favorites on their limited bar menu was their 1/4 Pound Hot Dog on a Hot Pretzel Roll. Imagine my surprise when we arrived at the resort only to have our favorite bartender – Paola – tell us that Laguna no longer has a menu!
What? Why? Well, that leads me to the big change that you’ll find when you visit Cafe Rix. This grab-n-go was a favorite amongst returning park-goers in need of a burger or other hot item. No more. Look!
This boarded-up wall of snacks used to be a service counter … complete with grill and a pretty wide selection of quick meals. It also supported the Laguna Bar’s menu.
What happened? Well, that little kitchen serves Las Ventanas now, and, according to a Cast Member, it just can’t handle both Cafe Rix and the new restaurant. You might ask, “But, Las Ventanas is only open for breakfast and lunch, Bob! Why can’t they serve dinner at Cafe Rix?”
Well, hold onto that thought. The rumor is that “the little kitchen that could” might be in line to handle a new, revised menu for Laguna Bar in the near future. After all, it currently covers an array of appetizers for Rix Lounge.
So, quite a big shift for Coronado. No food at Laguna. Cold options only at Cafe Rix. Wow!
And, that’s not the end of Coronado’s changes!
Next up? The resort’s primary Quick Service – Pepper Market – has undergone MAJOR changes as well … again! And, many more are in store! Yikes!
We’ll tell that tale another day!
See ya’ tomorrow, folks! Time to get back to the pool!