Golden Oak is a community of new homes located at the north end of Disney property. The entrance is off of Vista Boulevard (just east of the Fort Wilderness Campground). The 980-acre community (when finished) will feature the world's largest Four Seasons Resort (444 guest rooms) surrounded by approximately 450 single-family luxury homes. Connecting the various neighborhoods and the hotel will be recreational pathways, footbridges, parks, and gardens, all surrounded by undisturbed natural forest. The master-plan was developed by Walt Disney Imagineering. Although Disney will maintain the day-to-day operation of the community, the land was de-annexed from Reedy Creek and residents will be part of Orange County. Homes and lots are purchased with full ownership. Prices range from $1.5 million to $8 million.
Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station in the Storybook Circus section of Fantasyland opened Friday (June 15) to little fanfare, but families have a lot to be excited about. This new water play area in the Magic Kingdom offers a great respite from the Florida heat, and its design is a welcome improvement on the old Donald's Boat.
The Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station opened today (June 15, 2012) at Storybook Circus in the Magic Kingdom. According to blogger Jack Spence, it looks fantastic, and he has photos and videos to prove it. The premise is that Casey Jr. has arrived from out of town and is getting ready for a big show. Casey and some of his circus cars are parked on the turntable, while a few of his friends have already been positioned nearby. All of the animals are excited about the show and exhibit their enthusiasm with sprays of cooling water on the crowds below.
It's not too late to plan a fun-filled Father's Day weekend at Walt Disney World -- and there are even some last-minute bargains to be had. From traditional pastimes in the most magical of locations to experiences created only by Disney, dads are sure to appreciate their happy day at The Most Magical Place on Earth, with activities ranging from fast cars, sports, and beer to spending time with their loved ones.
The much-anticipated opening of Disney-Pixar's new animated movie, "Brave," is still more than a week away, but Walt Disney World has added another experience to get kids interested. Brave - The Highland Games Tournament can be found at Epcot through July 8. Blogger Kristin Ford shares photos and a short video of the experience, located on the park's Future World West walkway.
Animal Kingdom's attraction, "It's Tough to be a Bug" located beneath the Tree of Life, is a funny, scary, silly, and informative show that blogger Jack Spence says, "never fails to delight and educate. It's Disney magic through and through."
Guest blogger Jeanine Yamanaka attended E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo), which featured a significant Disney presence this year, as they showcased the new video game, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Walt Disney World celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8 with various education stations and interactive activities for kids inside Epcot's The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Even if you missed the event, though, you still can learn about ways in which Disney is helping to protect and promote the world's oceans.