Walt Disney World Resort is introducing an array of new attractions, entertainment and resort enhancements that offer virtually unlimited opportunities for meetings, conventions and incentives.
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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Embarks on Major Expansion
One of the largest single-level convention hotels on the east coast, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is expanding over the next two years, adding new dining options, resort rooms and outdoor networking spaces. The new resort enhancements will elevate the overall experience for meeting planners and attendees at Walt Disney World Resort.
As part of that expansion, construction is underway on a new 15-story tower that will offer views overlooking beautiful Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake. The new tower will bring an additional 500 rooms to the resort, including suites and concierge level services. A new rooftop restaurant and lounge atop the tower will offer panoramic views of nighttime fireworks from nearby Disney theme parks. The expansion will also include new meeting venues, adding a boardroom and two multi-purpose rooms to the resort’s current 220,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and function space.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will also reimagine its current resort rooms and transform its landscape with floating gardens and an island oasis connected by a series of bridges to other areas of the resort. The transformation will stay true to the resort theme, reflecting the vibrant spirit of adventure that lived within the Spanish explorers of North America. The reimagined Guest rooms will include new features created with meeting attendees and business travelers in mind, such as a new desk space, beverage station and more.
Enhancements at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort are just one of the many offerings being introduced to meeting planners at Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Expands Meeting Space
A 28,000-square-foot expansion of the convention center at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort will bring the total amount of flexible meeting and event space at this popular resort location to 100,000 square feet. The new convention area will boast a 16,000 square-foot ballroom that can be divided into eight dynamic breakout spaces. The expansion will also include three pre- function areas and two distinct gathering rotundas providing unique networking spaces for attendees to relax and reconnect.
Disney Springs Expansion Brings New Private Dining Options and Entertainment for Meetings Professionals
Disney Springs also recently completed a multi-year transformation into an exciting waterfront district for world-class shopping, unique dining and unparalleled entertainment. Conveniently located minutes from the Disney convention hotels, Disney Springs can be reached by complimentary, round-trip bus transportation available from each Walt Disney World Resort hotel.
For meeting planners, Disney Springs also offers multiple new venues for private events and dine- around options including, Paddlefish, the newest restaurant to open at Disney Springs; STK Orlando; Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’; and Morimoto Asia. Other private event venues at Disney Springs can be found at Planet Hollywood Observatory, The Boathouse and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
Attendees Can Explore the Magic of Nature ‘on’ Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort
Beyond facilities, the Walt Disney World Resort continues to introduce new entertainment offerings, providing attendees even more options to enjoy after a day of meetings. Most recently, Disney’s Animal Kingdom has completed the largest expansion in the history of the park with the addition of Pandora – The World of Avatar, which opened on Saturday, May 27. The new land immerses attendees in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences – including two thrilling new expeditions: Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey.
Newly Added Wi-Fi Services Available for Groups at Walt Disney World Convention Resorts
New high-capacity internet bandwidth provides Wi-Fi that can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 5,000 attendees utilizing multiple devices – all for no or low cost. The new Wi-Fi also gives groups the ability to stream video, check email, share files, access apps and connect socially. Additionally, new high-capacity, hard-wired capability provides dedicated connectivity for keynote speakers and conference presenters.
These new services are available throughout the ballrooms, meeting rooms, exhibit halls and convention foyers in the Disney convention resorts. They come in addition to the standard complimentary Wi-Fi service currently available in the guest rooms and common areas of Walt Disney World Resort.
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