You Can Live in Disney World — for an Outrageous Price

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Disney made headlines last week with the announcement of a new real estate venture,  communities. The first Storyliving neighborhood, which will feature houses, condos, a hotel, shopping, dining and an oasis with “the clearest turquoise waters,” will be built near Palm Springs, California.

But the entertainment company already has a thriving community on the opposite coast: . This ultra-private community — you can’t even take a peek at it with Google Maps Street View — has hundreds of houses built in European and Caribbean styles mixed with what the Golden Oak website describes as “Old Florida architecture.”

All homes off Disney’s master plan . If you still desperately want to live in Golden Oak, you’ll have to buy privately: One house is currently up for resale with a (plus $200,000 if you want it fully furnished), and another home in the even more exclusive Four Seasons Private Residences within Golden Oak is .

The , with initial plans to build about 400 homes.

“Imagine what it would be like to live just four miles from Magic Kingdom Park,” a sales video on Disney’s Golden Oak site teases.

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Where is Golden Oak located?

Four Seasons Golden Oak Disney World

One of the lavish homes at the Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.

Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Despite its quiet, private surroundings, Golden Oak is only a hop, skip and a jump away from Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom Park is just a five-minute drive away, while Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are about 10 minutes away. 

The homes are close enough that many have vantage points from where owners can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks, complete with the accompanying music being pumped through their house speakers.

Surrounded by lakes and parks, Golden Oak also sits near some of Disney World’s most expensive hotels, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. 

What are the houses like?

Disney World Golden Oak house

Golden Oak homes come with opulent living rooms.

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort

There are . At the top end are the mansions of the Carolwood neighborhood. Situated on three-quarter-acre lots, the houses range in size from 6,500 to 12,000 square feet and feature golf course and water views.

Both the Kingswell and Silverbrook neighborhoods have half-acre lots with homes that range in size from 5,000 to 7,000 square feet. The former is built by Ferndell Park and the latter is near the Golden Oak community Summerhouse. Marceline, named for Walt Disney’s hometown in Missouri, has 3,000- to 6,000-square foot homes on quarter-acre lots built near Charming Park, which has sculptures of Snow White characters. The “Tuscan-style” homes in Kimball Trace are between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet on quarter-acre lots, also located right by the Summerhouse.

Symphony Grove has more “contemporary” 3,600- and 4,900-square foot homes on quarter-acre lots. Lastly are the “cottages” at Symphony Grove, so-called even though they’re all two-story houses of between 1,800 and 3,800 square feet on one-fifth acre lots. The “quaint hamlet” of cottages was “designed as the grand finale of the original Golden Oak’s master plan,” according to the site.

You can check out a on Disney’s website, and some Golden Oak home owners have uploaded and lavish furnishings to YouTube, as have real estate agents and home builders in Orlando.

“We do actually say we live in Disney World,” one couple who live at Golden Oak said in . “Something like this comes by once in a lifetime.”

Designed in partnership with Disney Imagineers and architects, the houses all seem to include lush pools and landscaping, 파타야골프 grand entryways, opulent kitchens and bathrooms, elaborate indoor and 파타야골프 outdoor living spaces, options to include either subtle or obvious details from your favorite Disney movies in the enormous bedrooms and hidden Mickeys throughout the house, like on iron stair railings and tiles in the bathroom.

If you need something even more extravagant, there are also the exclusive Golden Oak homes at the at Walt Disney World Resort, which are part of the nearby Four Seasons Resort.

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