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Flamingo Crossing Retail Center

Tom Morrow

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It seems to me like the goal was to create this little retail village primarily for the College Program that was supposed to be filling up those buildings. As it always has been, the CP kids who don't bring their own car have a very limited experience in Orlando vs. those who do. This would give them a much better setup within walking distance than the existing CP housing locations do.

At the same time, this area is so isolated from other stuff. I mean yes 192 is a mile south, but still, a CP spent living here would be quite different than the old locations.
 

jimbo mack

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Will any of the businesses at Crossroads relocate here? When I last visited Perkins crossroads one of the servers said they were bidding for this?
 

castlecake2.0

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Will any of the businesses at Crossroads relocate here? When I last visited Perkins crossroads one of the servers said they were bidding for this?
I was wondering that too. I wonder if Disney reached out to them.

also wondering why flamingo crossing isn’t considered part of lake buena vista? All the addresses I’ve seen so far are for winter park.
 

maxairmike

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I was wondering that too. I wonder if Disney reached out to them.

also wondering why flamingo crossing isn’t considered part of lake buena vista? All the addresses I’ve seen so far are for winter park.

Because that entire developed area except for possibly the roads will (likely) be de-annexed from Reedy Creek if it hasn't already been. All the other addresses in that part of unincorporated Orange County are for Winter Garden, so that is the likely reason (I assume you meant Garden, not Park).
 

lazyboy97o

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I was wondering that too. I wonder if Disney reached out to them.

also wondering why flamingo crossing isn’t considered part of lake buena vista? All the addresses I’ve seen so far are for winter park.
All of the addresses at Walt Disney World are weird. Lake Buena Vista is actually only the area around Lake Buena Vista with most of Walt Disney World being Bay Lake but addresses are shown as Lake Buena Vista.
 

castlecake2.0

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Robbiem

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Looking at that map is interesting, I didn’t realize they owned so much land on the other side of bay lake. Thanks for sharing!

I read somewhere that bay lake was to be another hotel area in early plans after the seven seas lagoon plots had been built out. Not sure how true that was but it’s possible as it was way before epcot and the general expansion of the resort across property when magic kingdom was the resort area and the rest of the land was planned for epcot city etc
 

castlecake2.0

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I read somewhere that bay lake was to be another hotel area in early plans after the seven seas lagoon plots had been built out. Not sure how true that was but it’s possible as it was way before epcot and the general expansion of the resort across property when magic kingdom was the resort area and the rest of the land was planned for epcot city etc
That makes total sense. I was wondering the other day if there’s a planned space for a next Disney resort area. I know some land was purchased near MK lately.
 

lazyboy97o

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That makes total sense. I was wondering the other day if there’s a planned space for a next Disney resort area. I know some land was purchased near MK lately.
There’s still the Mediterranean site just north of the Transportation and Ticket Center. Bob Holland, former Vice President of Resort Development, talks about it in the latest episode of the Progress City Radio Hour podcast.
 

Robbiem

Well-Known Member
There’s still the Mediterranean site just north of the Transportation and Ticket Center. Bob Holland, former Vice President of Resort Development, talks about it in the latest episode of the Progress City Radio Hour podcast.
Thats a really interesting podcast, thanks for sharing. Bob kills off the ‘site is no good’ myth. I guess its just economics stopping a resort on that pad

he also makes some good points about the difference between designing parks and designing resorts, especially with the current use of IP
 
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Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
That makes total sense. I was wondering the other day if there’s a planned space for a next Disney resort area. I know some land was purchased near MK lately.

There’s still the Mediterranean site just north of the Transportation and Ticket Center. Bob Holland, former Vice President of Resort Development, talks about it in the latest episode of the Progress City Radio Hour podcast.

Just don’t see any need/impetus for any new construction anywhere on the horizon.

The whole river country thing seemed so forced...like: “we’ll do this if everything is perfect and revenues continue to fly into the stratosphere...”. They didn’t even flinch when they cancelled that.

But the economy and particularly the Orlando market isn’t due for “perfect”...its overdue for “far less than perfect”.

...still interesting discussion though👍🏻
 
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