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Old 03-21-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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Flamingo Crossings??

I saw this article linked on another site, does anyone know what this is or what it means? I didn't realize that Disney owned areas that are developed by not run by Disney or known as Disney (if that makes any sense? LOL): https://m.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/ar...village-center
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I remember seeing various references to this over the past few years. It is exactly as you describe: land owned by Disney without any Disney branding. Sections of the land will be leased to retail companies and hotel chains. So, it will be a strip mall that makes money for Disney without any overt connection to the brand. My guess (strictly a guess, based on my reasoning and no knowledge) is that Disney wants to have an “off-site” area populated by family-friendly stores that will be a draw for budget-conscious guests who don’t stay at Disney resorts.

The article you linked mentions housing for College Program participants as well. These people need a convenient place to shop for food, home goods, and so on at prices lower than Disney Springs.

This development should have little effect on Walt Disney World, except perhaps on traffic flow.

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It's the first time I'd heard of this development, so it made an interesting read for me. Thanks for sharing.
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I pass that area every time I go to the parks. Right now they are working on a road that connects to Avalon Blvd. No current building right now. Also heard rumors that they will be building apartments for cast members to rent.
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