The Anaheim Convention Center is a major convention center in Anaheim, California and is the largest exhibition facility on the West Coast of the United States. It is located across from the Disneyland Resort on Katella Avenue. The original components, designed by Adrian Wilson & Associates and built by Del E. Webb Corporation, opened in July 1967—including a basketball arena followed shortly by the convention hall. It holds many events, like Star Wars Celebration, VidCon, BlizzCon, Anime Expo, D23 Expo, WonderCon, NAMM Show, competitions, and more. In addition to hosting various types of conventions, the Anaheim Convention Center was used to host the wrestling during the 1984 Summer Olympics.Add Anaheim Convention Center to your Anaheim travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Anaheim trip builder.
The center has subsequently undergone six major expansions (1974, 1982, 1990, 1993, 1999–2000, 2016–2017). It is the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast.
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We had a conference here in November, all of which was perfectly functional and satisfactory, but the overall cost of things by the vendors was eye watering. Seems that when you have a captive...
We had a conference here in November, all of which was perfectly functional and satisfactory, but the overall cost of things by the vendors was eye watering. Seems that when you have a captive... more »
Amazing views from the center - lots of space - and great location. Walking distance to many restaurants and food trucks during the day!
Amazing views from the center - lots of space - and great location. Walking distance to many restaurants and food trucks during the day! more »
Really beautiful grounds by the convention center. Makes breaks extremely enjoyable. There is a strip with food trucks right outside and a nice tranquil trail to walk along the palm trees. The water garden is very nice as well.
Confusing layout, but nice balance between scenery and structure. The inclusion of balconies is a nice touch because it can get a bit stuffy in the convention center as the day goes on. The place is absolutely massive however, so if you’re planning a large conference one can rest assured that you’d have plenty of space. On the outside, and in the foyer, the convention center feels bright and modern. Go upstairs or walk around a bit and the age begins to show, especially in the restrooms where there just seemed to be a persistent stench no matter which restroom I went into, even the ones on the far side of the center where the conference I attended wasn’t really utilizing. There’s plenty of space to sit inside and outside, however some table and chair arrangements might be useful in the common spaces. It’s just rather annoying to be attending a professionals event and there was nowhere to meet with a small group before sessions or sit down and handle business that didn’t involve me having to work exclusively from my lap. All in all it’s a massive and gorgeous space. Great for large conferences, and a pleasure to visit.
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