CONCEPT ART, VIDEO: Disney Shares New Details on Coronado Springs and Yacht & Beach Club Expansions

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Over the next 24 months, the convention centers at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts will be transformed to make them even more appealing to meeting, conference, convention planners, and their attendees. Disney recently shared some new details on these two expansions.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Already underway, the expansion at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will encompass several new features, including a two-story, grand lobby welcoming Guests; a 15-story tower overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake; 500 new Guest rooms and concierge-level suites and services; and a new rooftop restaurant and lounge boasting panoramic views.

Additionally, the expansion brings a new boardroom, event lawn, and two multi-purpose meeting rooms—adding to the resort’s current 220,000 square feet of dedicated meeting, event and exhibition space. See concept art and more for these new features in the video below:

Each of the resort’s existing Guest rooms are also being fully re-imagined with new features and amenities that appeal to savvy business travelers, such as a new desk space, beverage station and more. When complete, Guests will be able to conveniently connect to other areas of the resort via a series of bridges and walkways that pass through an island oasis.

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

As part of Disney’s commitment to creating exceptional meetings and events, they are providing meeting planners and event organizers with even more resources to deliver on their goals by expanding the convention center and renovating the Guest rooms at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

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’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts also offers 1,190 newly-renovated Guest rooms, all located conveniently within walking distance of Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district.

There are also many changes coming to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort’s dining options, including The Market at Ale & Compass, a re-imagined lobby lounge, and a new concept for the former Captain’s Grille. The new market offers a small merchandise area and 28 seats for casual dining. The Captain’s Grille will also become Ale & Compass Restaurant, featuring a transformed lobby lounge and a new interior that expands to 58 seats.

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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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