Two Marriott hotels coming to Flamingo Crossings on the Western entrance of Walt Disney World?

May 09, 2014 in "Flamingo Crossings"

Posted: Friday May 9, 2014 2:49pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Remember Flamingo Crossings? The project Disney announced back in March 2007 that would bring new development to the western side of Walt Disney World.

It looks like things are about to move forward as plans for two Marriot hotels have been submitted for permitting. You can see extracts of the plans below.

The permit applications call for two hotels on one site, the first is a 'TownePlace Suites by Marriott,' and the other a 'SpringHill Suites by Marriott.' Both hotels operate on the low to mid side budget of the market. Marriot describes the 'TownePlace Suites' as "designed for comfortable long-term stays, featuring full- sized kitchens, high-tech amenities and more." SpringHill Suites are described as "Style and space. Beautifully priced."

When announced back in 2007, Flamingo Crossings early development plans included 4,000 - 5,000 low- to mid-rise, value-priced lodging units and 300,000 - 500,000 square feet of commercial space. Designed around a retail village, the development was expected to become a convenient shopping and service center for Cast Members, nearby residents and Central Florida visitors. Flamingo Crossings is located outside Disney's gateway around the interchange where Western Way meets the Western Beltway. You can take a tour around the empty site here.

Should the projects get the go ahead, potentially a whole host of new hotel options would become available to guests staying at Walt Disney World. Located right at the Western entrance, the hotels would be situated just minutes form the parks, and the nearest Disney hotel, Coronado Springs Resort. It would also seem likely that once the hotels begin construction, other amenities would quickly move into the area with the site anchored by the hotels.

Disney has not yet made any announcements about the project.


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JoesixtoeMay 31, 2021

Right me too.. I was like wha which waaayy?? 👈 ok.

mgfMay 31, 2021

It caused a minor panic as I was driving in to stay at the Townplace with small kids in the car who were not going to be visiting Disney this trip. It was late. I was tired. I was convinced I was about to pop out at the MK resorts for a second lol.

JoesixtoeMay 31, 2021

Sounds like a good plan. I hope you have a great time :)

DCBakerMay 28, 2021

tentaguasuMay 28, 2021

That sounds great. I won't be travelling until the end of the year. (I'm making reservations early because I'm expecting a flood of travel and increased costs as Covid rates go down.) By then... who knows about fastpass!

JoesixtoeMay 28, 2021

When are you coming down? If it's soon, then I doubt fastpass will be available. With saying that Homewood suites was Homewood was modern, clean and the line of hotels there I think have a nice cohesive design to them. The pool is nice, and the breakfast was decent. The area isn't very busy, but the hotels are. However you will at times here your upstairs neighbors a bit, not their voice but sometimes footsteps and the chairs screeching across the floor. I've never stayed at the Doubletree. I will say if your coming down soon, I doubt fastpass will be here

DCBakerMay 26, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites opening in July - https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mcofr-fairfield-inn-and-suites-orlando-at-flamingo-crossings-town-center/

MattMMay 26, 2021

That is your preference, which is fine. But its still true that the other one is closer to most actual residential areas.

MattMMay 26, 2021

But you've got another one right up the road at Fowler Grove right?

castlecake2.0May 26, 2021

True, and for the most part it’s pretty hidden

drnilescraneMay 26, 2021

Probably will look just like Carribean Beach, which has the exact same issue with the backside of Bonnet Creek resort

DznyGrlSDMay 26, 2021

Yeah those sight-lines are going to get ruined

castlecake2.0May 26, 2021

Curious to see what they’ll do, hopefully more than nothing like the backside of rat

lazyboy97oMay 26, 2021

Afford it? Sure. But they make the people staying at Caribbean Beach look at the Riviera so I don’t think they care about sight lines from the hotels.