Work Begins on First Storyliving by Disney Community in California

Walt Disney Imagineers and executives gathered in Rancho Mirage, California, yesterday for the groundbreaking of the first Storyliving by Disney community. This new series of neighborhoods is intended to “inspire residents to foster new friendships, pursue their interests and write the next exciting chapter in their lives.”

The Walt Disney Imagineering Instagram said, “Imagineers joined the groundbreaking ceremony today for Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney community being brought to life alongside world-class designers and developers in Rancho Mirage, CA. Michael Hundgen, Exec Producer, shared how the project team is drawing on the region’s past and present to inspire the story of Cotino – one that is connected to the natural beauty and rich history of Coachella Valley, as well as its continued influence in arts, music, and culture.

“We anticipate welcoming residents in early 2024, and can’t wait to share more as progress continues!”

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Sales for Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney community, are expected to begin in early 2023, and the first homes will be completed in early 2024. Disney is planning to construct other locations across the U.S.A. too.

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Thomas Mazloum, president of Disney Signature Experiences, and Claire Bilby, senior vice president, and general manager of Disney Signature Experiences Emerging Businesses, were joined by City of Rancho Mirage Mayor Charles Townsend and CEO of DMB Development Brent Herrington to celebrate the groundbreaking.

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