Source: Disney Parks
Does the idea of residing in “The Happiest Place on Earth” sound like heaven? If so, Disney’s newest venture could have you living a cheerful Mickey Mouse-like existence 24/7!
“Storyliving by Disney” is the company’s latest idea for fans of Disney who would love to own a home in a Disneyfied community.
The company announced the development of its first “Storyliving by Disney” master-planned home community called Cotino – vibrant new neighborhoods infused with the company’s special brand of magic.
Cotino will be located in Rancho Mirage in California’s Coachella Valley where Walt Disney himself owned a home. Cotino will be home to around 1900 residential units, including a mix of condominiums, single-family homes and estates. Some of Cotino’s neighborhoods will be specifically designated for the over 55’s.
“There is incredible demand for all things Disney,” Disney’s Josh D’Amaro said in a press release reported by USA Today. “Our fans continue to look for new ways to engage with us, to keep Disney as part of their lives.”
“As we prepare to enter our second century, we are developing new and exciting ways to bring the magic of Disney to people wherever they are, expanding storytelling to storyliving,” D’Amaro said. “We can’t wait to welcome residents to these beautiful and unique Disney communities where they can live their lives to the fullest.”
Disney Imagineers will play a key role in developing the creative concept for the communities with the company revealing Cotino is expected to “surround an approximately 24-acre grand oasis featuring clear turquoise waters.” The community also has Specific Plan approval for a vibrant mixed-use district featuring a range of shopping, dining and entertainment, together with beach activities.
Disney announced additional locations in the U.S. are being considered for future development.