by Ray Keating
August 8, 2018

The Disney Meetings Blogrecently noted a construction milestone for the expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. Before being lifted atop the new 15-story hotel, a support beam was signed by various Disney cast members and imagineers.

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The Coronado Springs expansion is largely directed toward expanding meeting and event options at Walt Disney World.

As noted on the blog:

“…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.

“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.”

Sounds cool! will serve up some firsthand updates as to what’s going on at Coronado early next month.

Ray Keating is the editor, publisher and economist for, and author of the Pastor Stephen Grant novels, with the two latest books being Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Noveland Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story. He can be contacted at