Anaheim first became a meetings and conventions destination in 1967 with the construction of the domed Arena which stands on Katella Avenue. Since those early days, the Anaheim Convention Center has gone through 3 major expansion projects plus several cosmetic renovations to update the Center. Each expansion added another major exhibit hall plus meeting space. The recently completed expansion is a complete transformation of the Anaheim Convention Center structure and surrounding campus.
Attendees approach the Anaheim Convention Center from Convention Way. They drive along a corridor of palm trees and convention hotels toward the glass walled towers which form the dramatic rotunda lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center main entrance. Taxis, buses and cars move efficiently around a traffic circle, dropping off attendees then moving back along Convention Way.