Disney's Yacht Club Resort to expand its convention center

Aug 12, 2016 in "Disney's Yacht Club Resort"

Posted: Friday August 12, 2016 1:57pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed plans to expand the convention facilities at its Yacht Club Resort.

The deluxe Epcot area resort already boasts a 73,000-square-foot convention center, that includes a 36,000-square-foot ballroom which seats up to 2,800 for dinner.

The new expansion will take the convention center into an existing parking lot located behind the hotel, near to Epcot Resorts Blvd.

Although plans don't give any confirmed indication of construction timelines, the permit does have an expiration date of August 31 2017.

Thanks to danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for spotting the permit.

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MisterPenguinFeb 28, 2019

Disney Meetings and Events gives us more pics... https://www.disneymeetingsandevents.com/blog/walkthrough-new-convention-center-expansion-at-disney-s-yacht-beach-club-resort/

WDWtravelerOct 13, 2018

Photo update as of Saturday, October 13, 2018. The Yacht Club Convention Center expansion opened in early September 2018. Here are some photos outside and inside. Below is the west outside entrance. To the right of this photo is the indoor connecting passage between the existing convention center and this expansion facility. The hallways and passages are nicely done, with upscale furniture and artwork. A partial view of the large interior space being set up for a meeting. While the below photo may seem boring and off center, I wanted to highlight that there are USB ports all along the walls and next to very chair and bench in the hallways. You can stand and discuss "business" while you are charging your device during meeting breaks. Each outlet has multiple USB ports so everyone in your group can charge. Two USB ports can be seen along the chair rail above the bench and just under the picture frame on the wall. 319943 319944

WDWtravelerAug 09, 2018

Photo update as of Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Almost completed.....landscaping to be installed soon.

mm121Jun 04, 2018

Interior Layout of this new space

lentestaJun 03, 2018

Drove by this on Saturday. Is immense.

WDWtravelerJun 03, 2018

Photo update as of Sunday, June 3, 2018.

WDWtravelerMar 11, 2018

Photo update as of Sunday, March 11, 2018.

WDWtravelerJan 13, 2018

Photo update as of Friday, January 12, 2018. First, the view from the pedestrian bridge to the Disney bus shelters. The view from the end of the Disney bus shelters towards the convention center expansion. The road in the middle of the photo is where the Disney buses approach the bus shelters. This is the "backside" or service side of the convention center expansion. The central area of this expansion project is one large 3-story room with no support pillars. This photo was taken near the perimeter road around the Epcot resorts (Epcot Resorts Blvd) with the bus lane in the foreground.

WDWtravelerNov 02, 2017

Photo update as of Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Dr.GrantSeekerOct 26, 2017

Sorry for the poor angle, I was in a car. But here is an updated look of the Convention Center progress. There looks to be a lot of structural beams in place. Photos taken Friday, 10/20/17

WDWtravelerOct 06, 2017

Photo update as of Friday, October 6. The Yacht Club Convention Center expansion is finally going vertical.

mm121Jul 25, 2017

if they did it like that, they could build a new convention center by it, under the monorail tracks incorporating the monorail going through into the design to the south of the aframe and west of the new blt

WDWtravelerJul 06, 2017

Photo update as of Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The view from the far end of the Beach Club resort's bus transportation shelter looking towards the Yacht Club convention center. A new fence was added to hide the construction area. At the end of the sidewalk, this is the open view of one of the old parking areas, which has now been removed. The Yacht Club convention center is in the left background.

danlb_2000May 30, 2017

The most recent permit expires in 2019.