New Residential Resort Community at Walt Disney World Resort Announces Disney Amenities for Homebuyers; Breaks Ground on Clubhouse LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Early homebuyers in Disney’s unique residential resort community, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort, will receive Disney VIP park passes to Walt Disney World® Resort with no block-out dates, free parking, personalized service when making dining reservations at Walt Disney World® Resort restaurants, access to special early or late theme park hours each day and select merchandise discounts.
Sales began in January and homes are currently under construction in the one-of-a-kind community located at Walt Disney World® Resort. Strong interest from buyers prompted Golden Oak to make available most of the estate, grand estate and village homesites in the initial phase of the 980-acre community. Whether from the United States, South America or Great Britain, interested buyers all have something in common: a strong affinity for Walt Disney World® Resort and a desire for a retreat where family and friends can enjoy time together creating lifelong memories.
Families who close on the purchase of a homesite or completed home in the exceptional luxury community before December 31, 2011 will receive one complimentary five-year VIP Pass for the homebuyer, providing admission for the Passholder and up to four guests. The special Golden Oak VIP Pass will allow admission to all four Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Water Parks, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex every day of the year with no block-out dates. Also included are complimentary parking for one car and discounts up to 20% on select merchandise purchased at select Walt Disney World® Resort Parks or Downtown Disney® area locations.
“The dream of families buying homes at Golden Oak is unique access to Disney,” said Page Pierce, vice president, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort. “We’re excited to offer these incredible VIP benefits to homeowners in what is a truly one-of-a-kind community.”
GROUNDBREAKING ON THE NEW SUMMERHOUSE
Every homeowner at Golden Oak will be a member of the private social and recreational Golden Oak Club. As part of their Club Membership, homeowners will receive Door-to-Park transportation, complimentary merchandise delivery to their home in Golden Oak, special golf services, and access to the Extra Magic Hours Benefit at Walt Disney World® (early- or after-hours access to one of the four Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks daily). Disney-designed holiday decor, golf program and in-park special event tickets will be available for an additional fee.
In addition to the first custom homes, construction is underway for Summerhouse, Golden Oak’s 16,000 square-foot residential clubhouse designed by Walt Disney Imagineers for club members and their guests. Located in the heart of the community, current development plans for Summerhouse include indoor and outdoor dining areas, lounge with wine storage and full bar, family room with gaming area, demonstration kitchen for guest chef appearances, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness facility, locker rooms and pool with towel service. An outdoor fire pit, courtyard, function lawn, and park areas are planned for year-round recreation. Programs are anticipated to include kitchen demonstrations by Disney chefs, seasonal parties and family events hosted by Golden Oak Resident Services professionals.
Resident Services at Golden Oak will bring Disney’s personal guest service culture directly to residents and guests. A dedicated onsite team at Golden Oak will help arrange personal, residential and resort requests such as move-in services, pre-arrival and post-departure home maintenance services, travel and private transportation, holiday home decor, grocery shopping, VIP tours and more.
GOLDEN OAK at WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
Golden Oak will initially consist of three types of single-family homes: Village, Estate and Grand Estate Homes. Village Homes will capture the romantic look of a Mediterranean village on homesites up to one-quarter acre. Estate Homes, on approximately one-half acre homesites, will offer a variety of architectural styles including Tuscan, Spanish Revival, Venetian, Italianate, Dutch Colonial and Island Colonial. At up to three-quarters acre in size, Grand Estate Homes will include architectural styles consistent with Estate Homes and will accommodate the needs of large families. Home prices start at $1.4 million.
Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort brings together family, friends and cherished Disney traditions in a unique, luxury residential resort community of single-family custom homes. To live at Golden Oak is to enjoy a destination experience year round, with distinctive neighborhoods, expansive natural preserves and inviting amenities — including a private clubhouse, concierge-style resident services and Walt Disney World® Resort Park offerings. Also planned for the community is Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, with a golf course, spa and restaurants. For more information, visit www.disneygoldenoak.com.