Hotel & Travel

The 31st EAST Annual Scientific Assembly will be held January 9-13, 2018 at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. 

Retreat to this ultra-modern Disney Resort hotel and discover award-winning dining, spectacular views and dazzling pools. Whether you’re staying in the iconic A-frame Contemporary tower or the nearby Garden Wing, you can walk to Magic Kingdom main gate or catch the Resort Monorail as it breezes through the tower. Inside, a 90-foot-tall mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair—responsible for the distinct look and feel of the “it’s a small world” attraction—celebrates the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing is now open for the 31st EAST Annual Scientific Assembly!

We encourage you to make your housing accommodations early and well in advanced of the housing cut-off date as EAST has a limited number of pre-determined rooms at our group rate in our housing block.  The cut-off date to reserve a room at the group rate is December 8, 2017, or until the block sells out.  After this date, EAST cannot guarantee the rate attendees will receive. 


General Attendee Guest Room Block

A guest room block at the group rate of $262 (plus applicable state and local taxes) at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Headquarters Hotel) and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Overflow Hotel) for a single or double room has been reserved for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST).  To reserve your room at the special group rate, please make your reservation by December 8, 2017.  The group rate is subject to room availability and is offered over the following dates: January 7-14, 2018.  Reservations made after December 8, 2017 may not be eligible for the discounted EAST rate. 

To make a reservation online in our General Attendee Room Block click on the link below and select "ATTENDEE" from the drop-down menu:

General Attendee Guest Room Block Reservation Link

You may also call Disney's Contemporary Resort (Headquarters Hotel) or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Overflow Hotel) at (407) 939-4686 to make your housing accommodations - indicate you are with EAST to receive the group rate.  


Government - Military Attendee Guest Room Block
EAST has secured a government room rate at the current prevailing military rate which is currently $129 per night (plus applicable taxes – single or double occupancy) for individuals actively serving in the military at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Headquarters Hotel) .  A limited number of rooms at the military rate are available on a first come, first served basis.  To reserve your room at the special group rate, please make your reservation by December 8, 2017.  The government rate is subject to room availability and is offered over the following dates: January 8-15, 2018.  Reservations made after December 8, 2017 may not be eligible for the discounted EAST rate. 
To make a reservation online in our Government - Military Attendee Room Block click on the link below and select "GOVERNMENT" from the drop-down menu:
Government - Military Attendee Guest Room Block Reservation Link
You may also call Disney's Contemporary Resort (Headquarters Hotel) at (407) 939-4686 to make your housing accommodations - indicate you are with EAST to receive the group rate. 
To receive the Government - Military room rate, you will be required to submit your government ID at check in.
The check-in time at Disney's Contemporary Resort (Headquarters Hotel) and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Overflow Hotel) is 3:00pm (Eastern) and check-out is 11:00am (Eastern).

AIRLINE AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Airport Information

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the primary airport servicing the Orlando and Lake Buena Vista, Florida area. MCO is approximately 45-75 minutes from Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  The next closest airport is Tampa International Airport (TPA) which is 1 ½ hours from the resort.

Ground Transportation Information

DISNEY’S MAGICAL EXPRESS

Guests wishing to book Disney’s Magical Express reservations can visit http://www.disneyconventiontickets.com/disneyworld/transportation/ to schedule this complimentary service.  Reservations are required. It is recommended you make your reservations at least 30 days in advance.

MEARS TRANSPORTATION

Providing round trip ground transportation from Orlando International Airport to Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Transportation options include private sedan, SUV, taxi, and van service. To make a reservation please call (407) 423-5566 or visit: http://www.mearstransportation.com/services/attraction-tickets/.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Please contact Disney’s Contemporary Resort at (407) 824-1000 or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at (407) 824-3000 for information or additional parking information can be found here.

  • Disney's Contemporary Resort (Headquarters Hotel):

4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8413

Get directions here.

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa:

4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451

Get directions here.

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