Permits Filed for Waterstar Orlando Residential & Retail Project, Possibly Intruding on Seclusion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
In 2022, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will be getting a new neighbor.
According to WDWMAGIC Forums user @danlb_2000, permits have been filed for the construction of the 35-acre Waterstar Orlando project, which will extend to the opposite side of Osceola Parkway, facing the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel’s parking lot.
Back when the project from Equinox Development was announced in 2019, Orlando Business Journal reported that Waterstar Orlando will be mixed-use, incorporating retail and dining options along with 320 residential spaces.
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While the residential section will come close to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, the main entrance will be located on Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, across from Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The back-end of the project will likely be visible from the main guest roadway leading between Jambo House and Kidani Village. The project is expected to be completed sometime in 2022.