5 Ways Disney World Can Be a Meeting Planner’s Paradise

Walt Disney World is not just every child’s dream park. It can be an ideal destination for an event. Since its inception, the Orlando-area amusement park has been a place that has made every parent’s wallet just a tad bit lighter and every child’s heart a bit more golden. Many Walt Disney Parks and Resorts also offer hundreds of thousands of square feet of great meeting space and experiences that go far beyond Mickey and Minnie Mouse. You can use some of these offerings to your advantage by sprinkling some pixie dust on your event to customize magical moments.

1. Meet at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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A lot of expansion is on the horizon for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The new 15-story tower will feature more than 500 new guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant and lounge offering panoramic views of lake Lago Dorado. The growth project will also add a boardroom and two multi-purpose rooms to the resort’s current 220,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The resort plans to build floating gardens and an island with bridges that will connect it to other areas of the property.

2. Take A Plunge at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

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Part of Disney Vacation Club, 20 Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows overlook Seven Seas Lagoon. They offer spacious accommodations. The scenic two-bedroom abodes sleep up to eight guests. All bungalows come with plunge pools and private decks to ensure prime viewing of the fireworks.

3. Set Sail on The Grand 1 Yacht at Seven Seas Lagoon

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Why not relax on a boat? After a long day of meetings, come on down to Disney’s 52-foot Grand 1 Yacht for a trip on the waterways of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. The luxury boat offers guests A-Lister views of the park during the day and fireworks at night. The yacht comfortably seats 18 and comes with an optional butler and five-course meal with wine pairings.

4. Dine at Victoria & Albert’s

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Skip the churros and turkey legs and treat yourself to a meal at the #2 restaurant in the U.S. according to TripAdvisor, Victoria & Albert’s, located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The AAA Five Diamond eatery is known for its 10-seat Chef’s Table in the kitchen. "There are not enough superlatives to describe the Chef's Table, the most incredible ride at Disney World," a TripAdvisor user praised. "It would be a major bucket list event for any foodie."

5. Take a V.I.P Tour

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To complete this one-of-a-kind stay, hire a VIP Tour Guide as an escort to special viewing areas for parades, stage shows and nighttime spectaculars. The expert cast members lend a hand in transporting groups of up to 10 guests to the parks and securing them seats on their favorite rides.