WDW - Approximately 60+ Acres Cleared on World Drive

October 19, 2015, 10:12 AM

Disney has cleared a sizable chunk of land on the east side of World Drive just before the Epcot off-ramp. Any idea what it might be?

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October 19, 2015, 11:14 AM

Yes, I saw that during our trip. I was wondering about that also.

October 19, 2015, 12:46 PM

Could another resort fit in the location next to Epcot?

October 19, 2015, 1:09 PM

Plenty of room for a resort. The reason I pose the question is that I am surprised there is no chatter about it on the web.

October 19, 2015, 1:14 PM

I haven't read a rumor anywhere on this.

October 19, 2015, 3:12 PM

They need to build resorts so they can build more DVCs! said every Disney fanboy ever.

Edited: October 19, 2015, 4:17 PM

Still stunned that none of the gazillion theme park sites have published any information about this project.

While the sheer size of the site is noteworthy, the location is also intriguing. Whatever they are building will be prominently featured on one of the most traveled roads on the property.

October 19, 2015, 7:18 PM

Yes, pure secrecy on this. Hoping it's some new hotels. The on sites are getting tough to book with the big no slow season crowds.

October 20, 2015, 12:09 PM

Disney seems to be better at keeping secrets than some of the other guys.

October 20, 2015, 3:05 PM

It's going to be a solar farm! The panels are planned to be in a Mickey Head shape.
It's a partnership between Reedy Creek Development and Duke Power ??

October 20, 2015, 4:31 PM

You're probably right on that TH. Usually the Universal rumor stuff that leaks a year or so before an official announcement is generally right on. Possibly because Universal contracts out so much design and other work.

October 20, 2015, 5:21 PM

Bjresmom nails it!

October 22, 2015, 1:31 PM

I agree TH, shocking no one covered this, Fortune posted a thread in May.

October 30, 2015, 4:29 PM

Disney twitterverse a million times more interested in new Pecos Bill menu than huge 21st century solar power facility.

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