Golden Oak at Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World: Curious if the idea of a residential community on WDW grounds makes anyone else nervous.
From Mark FairleighJust curious what opinions are on Golden Oak? I'm just a little uneasy about there being a residential community on WDW grounds. My concern is that with success, it'll spur Disney to use up more and more land for such developments...killing that wonderful sense of isolation Walt was striving for. Granted, most of the properties will probably end up as rentals to vacationers, but still it makes me nervous. Your thoughts?
Posted July 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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From Anthony MurphyI think they felt that they got burned on the whole Celebration thing. I am ok with it. It would clearly be for the super rich Disney guest who could afford a place like that. I don't know, I wouldn't mind retiring to Disney World!
Posted July 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM
From TH Creative(4:20 AM EDT) It's already well-underway. I'm heading to the Four Seasons construction site this morning I can snap some photos of Golden Oaks as I drive by.
Posted July 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM
From Brandon TownsendHomes in Golden Oaks start at 1.5 million and cap out at 8 million. I don't think these will turn into vacation rental places.
Posted August 3, 2013 at 12:47 AM
I hope it will stay small and selective as it is now.
And as soon as I win the big one, my first stop is Golden Oaks.
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