Disney World Resort is adding guest rooms, meeting space and eating options to its Coronado Springs Resort in Florida.
Construction is underway on a 15-story hotel tower overlooking Lago Dorado, the Orlando resort’s centerpiece lake. The tower will add 500 guest rooms and suites to the property. A rooftop restaurant and lounge will feature panoramic views of the area. It will also offer a prime spot for watching nighttime fireworks from Disney’s nearby theme parks.
The two-year expansion will include additional meeting space. The convention resort will add a boardroom and two multipurpose rooms to its existing 220,000 square feet of meeting and function space.
Disney Expansion Keeps Meeting Planners in Mind
“Meeting planners and attendees will be thrilled,” said Terry Dola, vice president of group sales and marketing for Disney Destinations, in a statement. “The resort has always offered exceptional value, but we’re taking that to a completely new level.”
The Coronado Springs Resort is one of the largest single-level convention hotels on the East Coast. Existing meeting space includes the 60,200-square-foot Coronado Ballroom, the 21,200-square-foot Fiesta Ballroom and an 85,800-square-foot exhibit hall. The property offers 17 breakout rooms for meetings.
More Improvements for Meetings
The new tower is just one way the resort is adding polish for meeting planners. Walt Disney World Resort has other changes on the way, including:
Remodeling: Existing guests rooms at Coronado Springs Resort will be revamped, and the landscape will be transformed. Guest rooms will include new features designed for meeting attendees and business travelers. This includes new desk space and beverage stations. The landscape makeover includes floating gardens and an island oasis connected by bridges to other areas of the resort. The property will remain true to its theme drawn from Spanish colonial Mexico.
Land and sea: The convention center at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort is expanding with an added 28,000 square feet of space. That includes a 16,000-square-foot ballroom, three prefunction areas and two rotundas for gatherings.
Guest rooms near 30,000 with expansion
The 500-room tower will bring the number of Walt Disney World Resort guest rooms to nearly 30,000 within its 27 resort hotels.
“For many of our guests, magical memories begin at one of our 27-themed resorts each and every day,” said Joshua D’Amaro, senior vice president of Disney Resort Hotels and Transportation. “At Walt Disney World Resort, we continue to expand our portfolio and invest in new resort developments that allow even more guests to be immersed in all that a Disney resort has to offer.”