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Walt Disney World acquires 1,500 more acres in Osceola County

Walt Disney World has acquired more land in Osceola County according to property records. A filing last week revealed Disney paid $11 million for an additional 1,500 acres of land.

The land Disney purchased belonged to the estate of Frank E. Brown, the son of Oren Brown, one of Osceola County’s old-time cattle families.

This is land Walt Disney once tried to by even after news of his Project X leaked, but Oren Brown refused to sell. The 27,000 acres Disney was able to acquire became Walt Disney World.

The Oren Brown estate is to the east of the 965+ acre BK Ranch tract Walt Disney World purchased in December. This gives around 2,500 contiguous acres south of Kissimmee and near the town of Poinciana. It is also close to Celebration, FL.

Still no official word on what Disney plans to do with the property, but a previous purchase was used for water mitigation. This allows Disney to swap out conservation land on its Walt Disney World resort for the newly purchased land. Meaning more resorts and attractions can be added to Disney World in the future.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens later this year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, what are your hopes for the next big expansion at Walt Disney World?

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  1. While I would, of course, love a fifth gate at some point, what I’d really like to see in the near future is some major upgrades to the transportation infrastructure at WDW. Whether it’s an expanded monorail system or the addition of autonomous vehicles (with their own separate roadways), better transportation would be such a major improvement for the entire resort. Having a central parking facility/transportation hub could free up a huge amount of land around each of the parks, which could then lead to expansion of the parks and the construction of new resorts.

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