BREAKING: Disney Acquires Even More Osceola County Land for $11 Million

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Back in December, we reported on Disney’s monumental, 965-acre land purchase through the acquisition of BK Ranch, just southeast of Celebration, for $23 million.

BK ranch acquisition

Now it turns out that Disney has purchased even more land adjacent to the plot: a whopping 1,500+ acres to the east of BK Ranch.

Per GrowthSpotter, the land was owned by the descendants of legendary cattle rancher Oren Brown, who refused to sell Disney his land during the park’s initial construction. Oren brown died in 1993. Most of the remaining ranch property was sold on January 3rd, 2019 for 11 million dollars.

As with the BK Ranch land, this land will most likely be used for water conservation and wetland mitigation. That being said, the need for more land for these purposes would indicate further expansion inside the existing Walt Disney World property.

Brown estate acquisition

In an interview with GrowthSpotter, John Adams, a partner with Central Florida Land Advisors stated:

“The BK Ranch was entitled for 3,000 homes. There were no entitlements on this property, and that was reflected in the sales price.”

So that explains why the cost was far lower compared to the BK Ranch, which had been rezoned for a master-planned, mixed-use development and had active permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District.

Whether or not Disney will choose to develop whatever areas it can after the purchase is a toss-up, but we trust they will do what is right for the environment.

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Matthew
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Matthew

It be interesting to see if they create something there to connect with sunrail and offer bus service over to the resorts sort of like magical express.

Craig
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Craig

Agree.

Lisa Fratantuono
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Lisa Fratantuono

Agree

Erich Perez
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Erich Perez

Another park wouldn’t be a bad idea!

Suzzan
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Suzzan

Disney doesn’t care about the environment,only how much more money the can scrounge form whoever they can they are extremely greedy

Benjamin Koslouski
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Benjamin Koslouski

That means they need to stop.

Michael Moss
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Michael Moss

What’s next for Disney theme park? Dinosaur theme park or Treasure Island theme park?

ArcXero
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ArcXero

They kinda already have a dinosaur section in animal kingdom

Michael Moss
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Michael Moss

But rumors said it’s gonna get replaced by Indiana Jones theme park which it’s making me really upset.

Wendy Irwin
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Wendy Irwin

Interesting

Jupitergirl
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Jupitergirl

I wonder if they will try to start building a housing development like the villages or more vacation housing options?
A tri railway station would be great with another hotel.