According to the Orlando Business Journal Disney construction crews are ready to begin setting up the infrastructure needed for the all new Reflections Resort.
“The resort, announced late last year, is a new 900-room property being built at the site of the former River Country water park on Bay Lake, which closed in 2001. Disney has said the new resort will be nature-themed and have Disney Vacation Club villas, including for the theme park company’s timeshare customers.
New permit plans filed with the state on Jan. 14 show that crews are gearing up to clear out the area needed for infrastructure that will service the future resort. Specifically, the permits are for the “clearing and construction of roadways, parking, utilities and a stormwater pond to support development,” said documents.
Site plans with the permit also give a peek at the possible layout of some of the structures that may support the resort. The details of the work were vague, but it showed that crews are set to begin construction on the resort by early 2019 and be completed by 2020 — similar to Disney’s timeline shared last year.
Here’s what George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort had to say:
“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. We continue to add new attractions, new lands — and these beautiful accommodations will be right in the heart of all that magic.”