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MAY 2018

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M A Y 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 41 Sponsored Content Southern Resorts Selection Guide Disney Meetings, we under- stand the many factors that go into determining a meeting destination. From location and accessibility, to budget and resources, nothing is more important to a planner than delivering a meeting experience that exceeds expectations. As part of Disney's commitment to creat- ing exceptional meetings and events, we are providing planners with even more resources to deliver on their goals by expanding the con- vention center and renovating the guest rooms at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. The convention center expansion of 28,000 square feet will offer planners nearly 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space at this premier Walt Disney World Resort location. In addition, Disney's Coronado Springs Re- sort, one of the largest single-level convention hotels on the east coast, is expanding over the next year, adding new dining options, resort rooms, and outdoor networking spaces. As part of the expansion, construction is underway on a new 15-story tower with views overlooking beautiful Lago Dorado, the resort's centerpiece lake. The new tower will bring an additional 500 rooms to the resort as well as new meeting venues to the resort's current 220,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and function space. The expansions at our Convention Resort Hotels are just a couple of the exciting new options available to planners and attendees at Walt Disney World Resort. From the enhancements to our convention Wi-Fi offerings to the distinct new dining, shopping, and entertainment district, Disney Springs ® , we're committed to bringing even more convenience and unexpected value to your next meeting or event at this one-of-a- kind destinations. Disney Springs offers multiple new venues for private events and dine-around options, including STK Orlando, a modern steakhouse featuring a stunning rooftop for al fresco dining; Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'—a farm-to-fork locale inspired by the Sunshine State; Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless; and Morimoto Asia, offering a contemporary Pan-Asian experience with a unique twist by Chef Masaharu Morimoto. With six James Beard Award-Winning Chefs serving every- thing from pan-fried to pan Asian, unforgetta- ble dining is right around every corner. Other private event venues at Disney Springs can be found at The Edison, Paddlefish, Planet Hollywood Observatory, The Boathouse, and Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar. And there's more. Every Thursday through Saturday after the clock strikes 10 p.m., Disney Springs ® comes alive with late-night dining and entertainment offerings until 2 a.m., perfect for attendees wanting that extra zing for an adult fun-filled experience. To learn more about meetings or events at Disney, visit disneymeetings.com or call 321-939-7275. n At Disney Meetings & Events – First Look At The Major Expansions And New Enhancements Coming To Walt Disney World Resort See Ad On Page 2 Disney Meetings and Events (321) 939-7275 disneymeetings.com Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort Artist Concept Only © Disney © Disney

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