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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun May 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Walt Disney World has begun selling rooms at The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, a Disney Vacation Club Resort!

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:11 am

http://www.disneygoldenoak.com/news-updates/

Following brisk sales of homesites, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Marceline. Sale of the first 19 homesites will begin today.

As part of the Golden Oak community, Marceline residents will enjoy a lifestyle surrounded by the Walt Disney World Resort. This quiet, luxurious enclave is located in close proximity to Disney theme parks and recreation. Taking advantage of its natural setting, more than half of the Marceline homesites will offer water views and others will border on a nature preserve. Each homesite is approximately one-quarter acre in size and is within easy walking distance of Summerhouse, the private clubhouse for Golden Oak residents and their guests.

Marceline will showcase the same quality custom home building found throughout Golden Oak today, with residences drawing design and architectural inspiration from European and Caribbean influences. Buyers can select from three prestigious homebuilders to create custom homes ranging in size from approximately 3,800 to 4,500 square feet.

Golden Oak homes start at $1.6 million. Prices, inclusive of homesite, in the Marceline neighborhood will start at $1.7 million.

"We've been delighted by the positive response over the past 24 months," said Page Pierce, vice president of Disney Resort Real Estate Development. "Our first four Golden Oak neighborhoods are nearly sold out, so Marceline quite literally builds on that success."

Marceline is named after the Missouri town where Walt Disney grew up in the early part of the 20th century. Memories from those formative years profoundly influenced creative directions he took throughout his life.

Walt's animation legacy has roots in Marceline, where he first picked up a pencil and sketchpad to try his hand at drawing. The new Golden Oak neighborhood pays homage to that history with a planned sculpture park that will feature enchanting life-size sculptures of characters from Walt's animated masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The sculptures are part of the exclusive Golden Oak "Disney Friends in Nature" sculpture series. Sophisticated interpretations of classic Disney animation will be found in parks and other common areas throughout the community.

"The sculpture series is just one example of subtle Disney touches artfully woven into the luxurious character of Golden Oak," Pierce said. "Our Disney Imagineers poured their talents into creating a community that's thoughtful in design, rich with details and home to a lifestyle like no other."

Marceline is just one of many new additions to Golden Oak. The recently opened Summerhouse, the private residential club facility, is the centerpiece of community activities and events. Reminiscent of a large Tuscan farmhouse, it offers delightful spaces for indoor and outdoor gatherings, a pool, fitness facilities with fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo rooms, and a family game room. The Summerhouse restaurant and private lounge will debut later this year, offering dining in a casual, yet sophisticated environment.

Summerhouse is also home to Golden Oak Resident Services, the team that brings Disney's guest-service culture directly to residents. Resident Services can arrange personal, residential and resort requests. Services include assistance with travel and private transportation arrangements, tickets for Disney theme parks and special events, private VIP tours, golf tee-times, dinner reservations, and planning parties. It's like having a Fairy Godmother to handle every detail.

Golden Oak residents can also take advantage of "Disney Connection" amenities. These special services include door-to-park transportation to select locations at Walt Disney World Resort, Extra Magic Hours (at one Walt Disney World Resort theme park each day to enjoy select attractions), merchandise delivery from most Walt Disney World retail locations and discounts at all Walt Disney World golf courses.

For more information about Golden Oak, visit http://www.disneygoldenoak.com or call (407) 939-5593.

ABOUT GOLDEN OAK at WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
Golden Oak brings together family, friends, and cherished Disney traditions in a unique, luxury residential resort community of single-family custom homes with prices starting at $1.6 million. To live at Golden Oak is to enjoy a year-round resort lifestyle that includes distinctive neighborhoods, expansive nature preserves, and an unsurpassed array of amenities and concierge-style resident services. The community's resort and recreation options include a private clubhouse and, scheduled to open in 2014, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort and a championship golf course.

Golden Oak offers a refined interpretation of resort living. Homesites are carefully placed to maximize privacy and landscape views, while home designs reflect the character and presence of century-old dwellings. Once fully developed, Golden Oak is anticipated to include approximately 450 homes and encompass 980 acres.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby Wes » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:15 am

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:41 am

I'm actually kind of surprised Golden Oak is selling homes for $1.5 million and up. I assumed they'd be way more and I'd never have the chance to live there. Now I have a slightly more realistic dream to live for! (Hopefully this engineering degree pays off...)
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Postby Jew » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:26 pm

If I had money, I couldn't see myself living there full time. But it would definitely be a vacation home option!
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Postby ernierocker » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:15 pm

Perfect timing for the raise I'm about to get at work...
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Postby jray21 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:41 pm

Someone just needs to win the lottery so we can buy a bunch of them and have the TPR street we always talked about!
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby TBpony414 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:33 pm

The model home drawing is beautiful! Not sure I'd want to live there full time but it would be definitely cool to go there. Joey, maybe we can get some sort of TPR time share and go all in on one or two houses! =)

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:01 pm

http://allthingsd.com/video/?video_id=528B4FF7-C8CA-42B4-AF89-59DCE53C18F1

Thomas Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, joined Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher onstage at our D11 conference to demo how the MagicBand works and explain how the company has been using technology to enhance the guest experience.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:22 pm

The things they talked about sounds amazing. It's really cool what they are thinking of doing. However, I'm surprised they never addressed the elephant in the room, the tan lines! ;)
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