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Disney to build its first-ever residential community in California

B.R. Shenoy
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“These master-planned communities are intended to inspire residents to foster new friendships, pursue their interests and write the next exciting chapter in their lives—all while enjoying the attention to detail, unique amenities and special touches that are Disney hallmarks.” —Disney press release
"Picture an energetic community with the warmth and charm of a small town and the beauty of a resort," Helen Pak, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products executive, said in a promotional video.

Do you wish you could bring the enchantment of Disney into your everyday life? If you are a Disney fan, your dream will soon come true.

  • The Walt Disney Company announced on February 16 that it would construct residential communities around the United States in collaboration with property developers, leveraging fans' love for the brand outside its theme park and entertainment industries.
  • According to the company, Disney would run the community organization with cast members on each site. Residents would have access to fitness activities, culinary lessons, entertainment, and other amenities as part of their club membership. Disney Imagineers will play a vital part in creating the Storyliving communities.
  • The first community is named Cotino, in the heart of the Coachella Valley in Rancho Mirage, California, where Walt and Lillian Disney formerly lived. It is being constructed in conjunction with DMB Development. It will include a 618-acre residential complex with 1.900 housing units with various property styles such as estates, single-family homes, condominiums, and at least one neighborhood specifically for 55+ people.
  • Current plans call for a 24-acre sanctuary with a turquoise lagoon encircled by a beach area and waterfront clubhouse where members may rest and enjoy water activities and Disney programs. Cotino is also getting a beachside hotel, retail, dining, entertainment center, and more.
  • The corporation hopes to generate comparable magic in the residential communities, expanding storytelling to'storyliving.'
  • According to USA Today, although Disney is branding and promoting these neighborhoods, it will not own, develop, or sell the homes.
  • Disney intends to reveal many more details about the new strategy in the following weeks, months, and years.
  • More information on Disney's Storyliving may be found on their new website.
  • This isn't the first time Disney has aided in developing a residential neighborhood. They previously assisted in developing Celebration, Florida, and the Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort community.
  • The corporation now operates a dizzying assortment of companies, expanding beyond movies and theme parks to include its own brand of cruises and guided adventure trips, as well as its own streaming platform.

It is terrific news for anyone wishing to relocate, especially to the happiest place on Earth.

Is Storyliving by Disney a dream come true for you, or do you feel it is a bit too much Disney for your taste? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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