Disney launches new venture to develop residential communities
Storyliving by Disney will feature distinctively designed spaces, unique amenities and world-class service
First community to be developed in Rancho Mirage, California; additional locations in the United States being explored
All will cater to those looking to write the next chapter of their life with Disney.
Burbank, Calif., February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As more fans search for new ways to make Disney a bigger part of their lives, the company today announced plans to introduce Storyliving by Disney, vibrant new neighborhoods steeped in of the company’s special brand of magic. These planned communities are meant to inspire residents to make new friendships, pursue their interests, and write the next exciting chapter of their lives, all while enjoying the attention to detail, unique amenities, and special touches that are Disney’s trademark.
The first Storyliving by Disney community will be built in Rancho Miragein California Coachella Valley, a place where waltz disney owned a home himself and spent free time with his family. Other locations in the United States are being explored for future development.
“For nearly 100 years, Disney has shared stories that have touched the hearts and minds of people around the world,” said Josh D’Amaro, president of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “As we prepare to enter our second century, we are developing exciting new ways to bring the magic of Disney to people wherever they are, bringing storytelling to life. welcome residents to these beautiful and unique Disney communities where they can live their lives to the fullest.”
At each location, including select neighborhoods for residents ages 55 and older, Disney cast members trained in the company’s legendary customer service will lead the community association. Through a club membership, Disney will also provide access to curated experiences, such as wellness programs; entertainment ranging from live shows to cooking classes; philanthropic efforts; seminars and much more.
Disney Imagineers will play a key role in developing the creative concept for communities, working with respected developers and homebuilders.
“Disney Imagineers explores the richness of each local region to inspire the theme of Storyliving by Disney communities,” said Michael Hundgen, executive producer, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Distinctively designed indoor and outdoor spaces will provide residents with new opportunities to explore, engage and create the next incredible chapter in their story.”
Announcing Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney Community
What better place to drive the first stake into the ground of a Storyliving by Disney community than an area that once felt the traces of waltz disney himself. Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney community, will be built at the heart of the Greater Palm Springs region. The brilliant valley surrounded by mountains was once a rejuvenating retreat for Walt and LillianDisney. The architecture and amenities of this Storyliving by Disney community will reflect the history and current inspiration of the Valley’s rich culture.
Cotino is developed in collaboration with DMB Development, which is highly regarded for its development of large-scale planned communities in the United States. Brent HerringtonCEO of the company, “Cotino represents the creativity and operational excellence of Disney combined with the extensive community development expertise of DMB Development. We are thrilled to partner with Disney on this groundbreaking new concept.”
Cotino will welcome homeowners of all ages and include at least one section expressly for residents 55 and older. Homebuyers will have several home types to choose from, including estates, single-family homes, and condominiums.
According to the approval of the specific plan for the development, the community should surround a large oasis of approximately 24 acres with clear turquoise waters with Crystal Lagoons® technology, allowing to build crystal lagoons of any size in a sustainable way, with a low water consumption and using a minimum amount of additives and energy. Voluntary club membership will provide access to a waterfront clubhouse, club-only beach and recreational water activities, as well as Disney programming, entertainment and activities throughout year round.
Cotino also has approval for a specific plan for a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood featuring a range of shops, restaurants and entertainment, a beachfront hotel and a professionally run beach park with recreational water activities. accessible to the public through the purchase of a day pass.
To receive news and updates or to access additional information, visit www.storylivingbydisney.com.
This material contains general information about proposed future community plans which may be changed or canceled at any time without notice. Club membership, programming, access and use of future equipment and offerings will require the payment of dues and/or fees and will be subject to additional terms and conditions, which will be set by the club owner. Availability of club membership and operation of club facilities are not guaranteed. Disney is not the developer of Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney community or the builder or seller of homes in Storyliving by Disney communities. Parties developing and constructing homes in, Storyliving by Disney communities are independently owned and operated. This does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy real estate to residents of any state or jurisdiction where prohibited by law, or where prior registration is required, but has not yet been filled. Equal opportunity in housing. The participation of brokers is welcome. See storylivingbydisney.com for details. [Page Pierce, DRE License No. 02161670]
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