Orlando Sentinel wrote:The Canines Have Arrived - MARF begins construction on new Resort
Adding on to the numerous amusements within the area, MARFleparks has begun building Benetti Resort - just east of Orlando International at the Junction of The Florida Turnpike and the Central Florida Greenway. According to Katherine Jacobson, supervisor of MARF's Florida Project described that this is a rather unique concept for the company - a Satellite Resort. "We call it such as it isn't lacks what the Echenima Resorts in California and England have - the anchor of Echenima Park" Jacobson stated in an interview "but like Liverpool, we are making this resort as pedestrian friendly as possible as well as reducing the need for a car. We are in the talks with [City Council] to allow a monorail shuttle to and from the airport, and we have a set of automated peoplemovers to take guests around the resort". According to the plans released to the public early in the month, the resort will have one park - Veja Mundo, which MARF claims to have been inspired by and designed to compete with existing establishments "we visited central Florida in the past year" states MARFinvisionist John Meander "Universal, Disney, Busch, CDI [...] we saw what worked best and implemented it to the park..." Upon being asked if there were any concerns about the already saturated market - something MARF tends to avoid, Jacobson joked "I'm sure we'll get a couple of confused tourists from the monorail". Monorails, of course, are a staple of nearby Walt Disney World. Nevertheless, we welcome our Californian Canine establishment.
Figured I'd start with that article. Anyways, welcome to the Benetti Resort:
Pardon the map's title, it was called 'Brunetti' in the planning stages.
As you can see in the map above, we have three hotels (Pacifica, Canis Vulpes, and Crystal Springs) with one of them being inside the park, Capitola Promenade - an outdoor shopping plaza themed to a Californian beach town, three automated peoplemover lines (in yellow) and the main park - Veja Mundo.
How did we get the name? it's a variation on Mundial de viaje, or 'World Voyage' in Spanish. Which is the theme of this park as a whole. So, without further ado, let's bring you around!
First off is the rather simplistic entrance dominated by Hotel Pacifica:
And as you can see, we have the monorail in place in the resort despite the fact that the rest of it is still held up in red tape.
The first thing guests see is Point Luna, an entry area inspired by the towns along Monterey Bay, specifically its namesake:
This area has no attractions per se, though you could call the integration of Hotel Pacifica a major highlight of the area (MARF would once again like to thank the Oriental Land Company for the idea).
As a matter of fact, you can actually check in from within the park.
Yes, those are parade gates in the top-right, as well as a premium restaurant in the center.
That's it for now, I had to start this sooner or later... until next time, Hasta tiempo!