Disney has announced a new 900-room, yet-to-be-named resort on the former site of the River Country water park on Bay Lake. A Disney release describes the property as “nature-inspired” and will be themed to complement its natural surroundings. It is slated to be open in Orlando by 2022.
“Walt Disney World is in the midst of our most significant expansion in the last two decades and the combined 1,700 new hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas we are building at four different resorts will create thousands of new construction and permanent jobs and will drive economic opportunity and incremental revenue for Central Florida,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, in a prepared statement. “We continue to add new attractions, new lands — and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic.”