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RUMOR: Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center to Expand as Disney Plans to Close Contemporary Resort Center

Reedy Creek has filed permits that could be related to an expansion of the convention center at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The convention center at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is likely to expand
The convention center at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is likely to expand

The application says there will be a new stormwater management pond and expansion of another pond to accommodate future additions within Coronado Springs. Disney is not giving further details at this time.

While some have speculated that this addition would instead be a Disney Vacation Club wing, we are still hearing that the Moderate Resort DVC wing coming soon is for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The reasoning behind expanding the already massive convention space at Coronado Springs would be to take the pressure off of the Disney’s Contemporary Resort facility which Disney is planning to eventually shutter. The ongoing Convention Center expansion at Disney’s Yacht and Beach club Resorts is also a part of this effort.

The Walt Disney World website notes that Coronado will be undergoing “a refurbishment” beginning Fall 2016.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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