Milestone Celebrated at Walt Disney World for Coronado Springs Resort Expansion

We are anxiously awaiting the opening of the resort expansion at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  The expansion isn’t ready to open yet, but it did hit a major historical milestone.  The Disney Cast Members and Imagineers signed a support beam that was placed on top of the 15-story tower for the resort.  It is a tradition for builds at Disney theme parks and has become a major milestone ceremony.  It is an extremely special moment for all that are involved in the expansion.


Here is a look at Steven Fisher, Event Services Director, signing the beam:

There are a variety of cast members that got to sign the beam. There was representation from Custodial, Front Desk, Resort Operations, Catering, Security, Event Services, and Resort Sales. There were also members from the original, opening team there 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!”

Here is a look at some of the concept art for the daytime exterior for the expansion:

The expansion will include a new 15-story tower with amazing views of the Lago Dorado waters.  The expansion will feature over 500 guest rooms and suites.  There will also be a rooftop restaurant and lounge offering beautiful views of the grounds.  There will be a boardroom and multi-purpose rooms for meetings and convention events.

Who else can’t wait for this new expansion to finally open?

Photo and Source Credit: Disney Meetings Blog


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!