We’re thrilled to share a historic moment captured behind-the-scenes during the expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Cast Members and Imagineers celebrated an exciting construction milestone with the signing of a support beam, which was then lifted to be placed on top of the new 15-story tower.   

Steven Fisher, Event Services Director

Cast Members from different departments came together to celebrate this significant event, including Custodial, Front Desk, Resort Operations, Catering, Security, Event Services, and Resort Sales. Even members from the original, opening team were present to add their names to the beam.  

“I’m very pleased to be part of this team, and I’ve had the pleasure of working here for over 20 years,” said Ken, a banquet server at the resort. “I’ve been a part of the Coronado family for a very long time!” 

Ken, Banquet Server

As part of Disney’s commitment to creating exceptional meetings and events, we are providing meeting planners and event organizers with even more resources to deliver on their goals. The expansion of the convention hotel will offer new dining venues, accommodations, indoor meeting spaces, and outdoor networking spaces, designed purposefully for groups.

Daytime Exterior, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

A premiere feature of this expansion is the new 15-story tower that offers breathtaking views of the shimmering Lago Dorado waters. These lakeside vistas are the perfect complement to over 500 Guest rooms and suites debuting at this Disney convention hotel. A new rooftop restaurant and lounge situated at the top of the tower boasts panoramic views. The expansion will also add a boardroom and multi-purpose rooms to the current 220,000 square feet of dedicated space for meetings and functions at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

This development is one of the many exciting new enhancements coming to Disney convention hotels for meeting and event attendees, which you can read about on the Disney Meetings Blog. The new expansion at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is set to open in 2019.

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