While Disney has ended the Disney College Program early and is requiring all program participants to be out of housing by March 18th, construction continues on brand new housing for the next wave of participants.
Located at Flamingo Crossings, the new Disney College Program housing looks to be nearly complete from what we could see on our recent helicopter tour.
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.
And that’s only phase one! Another phase is planned to the west as seen in this site plan.
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. For a look at some new concept art, check out our post from yesterday. If you want a look inside the rooms, we have a look at that too.
In this overview photo, you can see work starting on the west campus in the upper right of the photo.
A closer look at the east campus shows the community center at center, and the apartment-style housing around it. The buildings across the street will not be used by the Disney College Program.
A closer look shows the pool area taking shape. Program participants are scheduled to start in May 2020, but the pool will open afterwards, according to current plans.
Another angle can be compared with the concept art released below.
The first Disney College Program participants are scheduled to move in this May 2020, according to an email sent out to participants.
Here’s a closer look at the center of the campus.
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