Rapid construction progress continues at Disney's new retail and dining complex - Flamingo Crossings Town Center

May 24, 2021 in "Flamingo Crossings"

Flamingo Crossings Town Center construction - May 2021
Posted: Monday May 24, 2021 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction is continuing at a rapid pace in Disney's upcoming Flaming Crossings Town Center just outside of Walt Disney World property off Western Way on the western edge of property.

Walgreens is the first store to have signage up, and appears to be very close to an opening.

Joining Walgreens will be Target, PDQ, Five Guys, Ben & Jerry's, Dunkin', Wendy's, Five Below, Domino's, Ellie Lou's Brews & BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co., Pieology Pizzeria, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ and a UPS Store.

Other buildings are largely complete on the exterior and are currently undergoing interior fitting.

A wide view of the area shows the future site of a 7 Eleven gas station.

The Town Center itself features a street of more than 10 units.

Located just off State Road 429 and near to the Western Way entrance to Walt Disney World, Disney rebooted its 10 year old Flamingo Crossings development last year, with an announcement of new plans to bring 29 retail and restaurant buildings across 45 acres, to be developed in three phases.

In addition to serving guests of Walt Disney World, it will also be conveniently located to serve the recently opened College Program housing complex at Flamingo Crossings Village. College Program Cast Members are expected to begin arriving again in June after more than a year of the program being suspended due to the pandemic.

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HakunamatataAug 29, 2021

Some photos of the construction on the second complex

raymusiccityMay 24, 2021

Won't be long before someone sees a great opportunity to build some 'affordable housing'. !

the.dreamfinderFeb 03, 2021

Or, more importantly, what diseases?

larryzFeb 03, 2021

Doesn't that depend on who's in them?

SirwalterraleighJan 05, 2021

They are “on hold”...they’re still waiting for the test results after the “incident” at Vista Way 1998

castlecake2.0Jan 05, 2021

But are there hot tubs?

LilofanJan 05, 2021

The set up is awesome

Giss NericJan 05, 2021

Wow, this actually looks like a great place to live in. The future DCP castmembers are so lucky they have this plus a commercial center and a Target right beside it.

SirwalterraleighDec 23, 2020

I imagine that many....very BIGLY many...of that sea of apartments is in arrears on rent under the federal covid umbrellas... That’s gonna get ugly sooner or later.

maxairmikeDec 23, 2020

Well, I wish them good luck with their "1 month free!" promos that literally every single complex's website I've looked at has going on. The unit next to me sat vacant for about 3 months, which is the longest any unit in my corner has been vacant for the time I've been in this complex. It seems the big real estate/development companies are content to eat extended vacancies instead of dropping actual rates.

SirwalterraleighDec 23, 2020

Those local prices are based on the 2015-2019 “we’re all gonna be rich!” Climate in Orlando. ...that world isn’t there now

maxairmikeDec 23, 2020

I will say that it is likely American Campus Communities setting these prices with relatively little guidance from Disney as to price, or at least that would be my guess. They both probably just want this filled enough to not be a complete loss and just sitting entirely vacant until the Programs start up again. The prices do seem a little high IMO (especially for the 2 bedroom), but given the rent for other new complexes around here, I can't say I'm entirely surprised, since they are trying to rent to more "regular" people at the moment.

SirwalterraleighDec 22, 2020

The current Disney management believes that there is unlimited amounts of money and they can set their prices Before some wisealvin says “wasn’t it always that way??” ...no

CommunicoraDec 22, 2020

Yeah, that is an absurdly high price.