As we continue our look at the massive Flamingo Crossings project, we made it to the south end of the property to check on the future Disney College Program campus.
As we wrote during the groundbreaking, American Campus Communities and Walt Disney World Resort are teaming up to provide a new housing development for Cast Members attending the Disney College Program. The $630 million residential community will add 10,400 beds, two 25,000-square-foot community centers, resort-style pools, and more.
Permits show the massive size of the campus, sandwiched between Flamingo Crossings Blvd and the 429 highway.
In addition to housing, the development will include the Disney Education Center, providing unprecedented integration for program participants to engage in ‘uniquely Disney’ learning experiences and the ability to earn up to nine credit hours in college coursework. Program residents will also have access to resources for academic success, including group and private study rooms, computers with free printing, and Wifi.
“The college students who have been part of our college and internship programs have helped make magic for millions of our Guests for more than three decades,” said Kristi Breen, vice president of Disney International Campus Programs. “We are pleased to join our friends at American Campus Communities to break ground on this new residential community for our future participants.”
We made it out to Flamingo Crossings to check out the latest progress, and it’s looking great!
The massive complex features rows and rows of apartments for the College Program participants. Some appear to be further along than others, but the first participants are scheduled to move in this May, with a phased rollout lasting for three years.
The large community center is actually quite impressive and will serve as the main entrance to the campus.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to cover the Flamingo Crossings projects and much more from around the Disney Parks!