Disney is now expanding to a new state! This is great news as growing tensions continue to rise between the Walt Disney Company and the state of Florida. What do you think of this new expansion?
The past year has been turbulent between the state of Florida and The Walt Disney Company. This legal drama actually caused one state to reach out to the Walt Disney Company back in April 2023.
North Carolina State Representative Senator Michael Garrett introduced a bill called “Mickey’s Freedom Restoration Act.” This bill addresses concerns from Disney CEO that the state government of Florida is “anti-business”.
The bill establishes the 11-member North Carolina Family Amusement Park Study Commission, with the purpose “to develop strategies that encourage family amusement parks (family parks) to locate in tier one counties”.
You can check out the full list of these strategies HERE.
North Carolina Development
Disney is now planning to expand to North Carolina! In February 2022, Disney announced a new venture with “Storyliving By Disney.” This was Walt Disney’s original vision for EPCOT to create a residential community.
Many Disney fans were ecstatic to learn of this new residential community where the entire space is created with the “Disney Touch.” Check out full details HERE.
The first Disney community, Cotino, includes 1,900 houses and is located just outside Palm Springs, California in a place called Rancho Mirage. Now Disney just announced that the second community, Asteria. This will be located near Raleigh Durham and Chapel Hill in Chatham County.
Inspired by the spirit of discovery, the Asteria community is being designed to encourage exploration, spark life-long learning and create new connections for future residents.
Asteria community homeowners will become part of a club with amenities planned. These will include a wellness and recreation center, restaurant, sports courts, swimming pools, community garden, and plenty of outdoor space for lawn games, events, and fire pits.
The club will feature enrichment programming only Disney can deliver. Some of the experiences under consideration include storytelling dinners inspired by Disney tales, lessons with Disney artists, and family fun days with Disney-themed activities
A new Storyliving community is in development in North Carolina.
This is a great new expansion. We can’t wait to see where the next Disney Community will be developed.
What do you think of this expansion to North Carolina? Do you like the new Disney Storyliving concept? Share your thoughts with us and share this news with your Disney pals.