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Breaking: Disney Is Now Coming to North Carolina

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Breaking: Disney Is Now Coming to North Carolina
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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?

New Expansion

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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”.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. It sounds fantastic. I’m so happy for the families of NC. Disney is a wonderful place for families to enjoy their vacations and now living space. We’re sorry Disney has to find other locations to make people happy other than FL but given the current situation it’s understandable.

  2. Great for the wealthy which is fine, but they have no business building Storyliving until they build Epcot which has been promised since 1965. And I don’t mean the Epcot imitation in Orlando!

  3. I’ll pass, just sounds like you be living in a over priced fancy H.O.A, I’d rather like doing what I want on my property without getting permission to do it.

  4. Sure sounds nice, but it will be for the people who can afford the living space and the dues for being in a club like that. Has Disney even considered the middle and lower class of people who would love to engage in something like this

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