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Flamingo Crossing Retail Center

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Premium Member

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  4. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Can someone help me understand this? The area is not in Walt Disney World, but Disney owns the property?
     
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    It’s always sad to see the Florida Property used for the very sort of design that EPCOT was reacting against.
     
  7. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    I am not sure if they will technically consider it part of "Disney World" or not, but it's on the edge of the propery and is part of the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Some of the land has been sold to other companies to build third party hotels, two of which are already open. Based on this article, Disney is going to retain control of the rest of it and bring in third parties stores, restaurants and hotels. They actually started this project back in 2007 but it stalled for many years.

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    I hope the have a fun flamingo cartoon mascot as part of this area ala "Ice Gator". And, can't wait to see the elaborate over-reaching backstory of Flamingo Crossings.
     
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    Well, they could use the Yo-Yo Flamingo of Fantasia 2000....
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    There's even Merchandise of him...
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    Will this have a Walmart or are they good with just having the one at Main Street USA?
     
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    For the WIN!
     
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    There goes our favorite secret Disney hotel! Free breakfast with Mickey Waffles for $70 a night, can't beat that!
     
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    Wonder if Disney will make this accessible via Disney Transportation... I know it's not very "Disney" to say this, but sometimes, while staying on property, I think how nice it might be to have Chipotle or Panera without having to get an Uber and go off property...
     
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    Probably a Minnie Van, but I would doubt busses.
     
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    Not a chance for regular transport, maybe the Minnie Vans for pay.
     
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    Nothing is impossible, but I doubt it. The whole point of this area was to really be "not Disney" while Disney still collected the rent checks.
     
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    How might this development affect sight lines, e.g., from aboard EE? I hope that Disney retaining control means that will be taken into consideration.
     
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    The two hotels already there are likely the highest that will be in the development. No issues that I am aware of.
     
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    Considering you can see SSE from the lift hill, is there much of a sight line to protect?
     
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