Disney expansion
Joining Mickey Mouse for the opening of the convention center expansion are (from left) Kim Marinaccio, general manager of Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts; Amy Pfeiffer, director of convention sales and services; and Maryann Smith, vice president of sales, services and events.

Meeting Space at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Expands by Nearly 30 Percent

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort opened a 28,000-square-foot expansion at its convention center last week, bringing the resort’s total meeting space to almost 100,000 square feet.

The expansion encompasses the 16,000-square-foot Newport Ballroom, which has 25-foot ceilings and is divisible into eight meeting rooms; three pre-function spaces; and two networking rotundas. Other major meeting spaces in the convention center include the 36,120-square-foot Grand Harbor Ballroom and the 8,236-square-foot Asbury Hall. Outdoor event venues include Shipwreck Beach, for up to 1,500, and the Yacht Club Marina, for waterside events for up to 600.

The New England nautical-themed resort, first opened in 1990, is a short walk or water taxi ride to Epcot or Disney’s Boardwalk area. It features 1,190 guest rooms, including 138 with concierge-level service and 23 suites, and nine dining and lounge venues.

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