Disney to retain ownership and develop Flamingo Crossings into value-orientated retail center along with more hotels

Aug 29, 2017 in "Flamingo Crossings"

Posted: Tuesday August 29, 2017 12:48pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

According to a report from GrowthSpotter.com, Disney will retain ownership of Flamingo Crossings and develop it into a value-orientated retail center.

Located on the western edge of the resort just outside Disney's gateway entrance near to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Coronado Springs Resort, the 10 year old development is comparable in size to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

A senior Disney real estate manager, Henry Thrash, said that the new offerings will differ from Disney World's other retail area Disney Springs by being focussed on value, and will include mostly fast-casual dining options.

Plans call for 29 retail and restaurant buildings across 45 acres, to be developed in three phases. The first of the retail construction is likely to begin in Summer 2018.

Also parts of the plans are five additional value hotels, including a Hampton Inn and Suites and other Marriott and Hilton properties. The first two hotels by Marriott at Flamingo Crossings opened in 2016, and are the only business operating in Flamingo Crossings.

To support the growth of the area, Disney is also in the process of extending Western Way to Route 545, plans of which can be seen here.

The new retail plans do not alter the companies plans to also add accommodations for students taking part in the College Program.

Read more at GrowthSpotter.

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Bullseye19673 days ago

Last I heard was fall 2021 so it should be soon.

EpcotCenter823 days ago

Anyone know when the Target is supposed to open?

TheGuyThatMakesSwords3 days ago

Love this - but we all have to remember that the only way to GET there, and back, is TAXI-UBER-DRIVE. No WDW transportation :(. DW & I now know where a solid pharmacy is, in the event we need one, and can deal with TAXI-UBER. Not sure others can?

TrojanUSC4 days ago

The Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict is heaven.

FigmentForever964 days ago

Flex store. Had the pleasure of opening one in the Tallahassee market. It’s gonna cater specifically to area it’s in. I’d imagine lots of grab and go snacks, plenty of HBA and OTC and of course a Disney merch section.

ArmoredRodent4 days ago

The people at HHAGG are great. I will point out that some of their dishes are not what you think you're ordering. For example, I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie; we all know what a Chicken Pot Pie is, right? Nice flaky crust surrounding chicken and veggies in a creamy sauce in the center, right? Not at HHAGG. From a review I wrote once: "It's a big bowl, topped with a "Sombrero" of a round flatbread, and the filling poured into the middle of the bread so it gets soggy and sinks down to fill about half the bowl. Now that filling is delicious ... But this isn't a pie at all, no crust, no flaky pastry dough at all." Brannon R from HHAGG wrote me to say "This is our take on the famous meal, and we're proud to be doing it our own unique way." IOW, it may be good, but don't expect a "pie" in the HHAGG chicken pot pie and you'll be fine.

danlb_20004 days ago

Hash House a Go Go is a cool place.

MagicalDreams075 days ago

The Disney housing looks very modern- they did a good job. The shopping plaza has some really good tenants signed on-I think it will(hope) have a Disney feel to it. The Target is very small -like other posters have said.(Super Target 5-10 minutes away) Im excited to see the finished product

DCBaker5 days ago

"The 200,000-square-foot Flamingo Crossings shopping center — a Disney master-planned development on the west side of the theme park resort — has revealed eight additional restaurants and retailers who will be tenants there. Those added to the growing list include: Encore Nails Hash House a Go Go Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Nick Filet Ovation Bistro & Bar Pita Mediterranean Street Food Starbucks Simply Capri Other tenants previously announced include 7-Eleven, Ben & Jerry's, Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi, Domino's, Dunkin, Ellie Lou's Brews & BBQ, Firehouse Subs, Five Below, Five Guys, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining, PDQ, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company, Pieology Pizzeria, Target, The UPS Store, Walgreens and Wendy's." https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2021/09/23/disney-tenants-for-flamingo-crossings-orlando-fla.html

BrianJul 14, 2021

Looks like the spiritual successor to The Crossroads.

mnelson3Jul 14, 2021

The Target looks very small. Don’t remember seeing one that small before. Must be mostly grocery based? Of course there’s no need for a large Target since there’s one close by.

castlecake2.0Jul 13, 2021

I don’t disagree

lazyboy97oJul 13, 2021

That goal doesn’t require the cheap design and sprawl. It easily could have been an actual pedestrian oriented design that would have added more benefit to Cast Members living in the apartments. It would have added more value to the hotels guests. It would have given the businesses access to more customers as they walk around which the space could have encouraged people to do.