February, 2012 – This article from Inman News discusses an upscale, gated and guarded subdivision developed by Disney. ( http://www.inman.com/news/2012/02/21/your-very-own-magic-kingdom-a-price )

By Mary Umberger

ORLANDO, Fla. — You say you’re thoroughly smitten with all things Disney? You say you’ve been known to joke that you’d practically live at Walt Disney World if you could?

Got millions of dollars to spare?

That’s more or less the cost of admission for owning a home at Golden Oak, an upscale, gated and guarded subdivision that Disney is developing almost in the shadow of its iconic theme parks here — the development is just three miles away from Disney World.

But unlike the popular Disney theme parks, these homes are not approachable for the masses.

At prices ranging from $1.5 million to upwards of $8 million, the developer promises a house and neighborhood with the hallmarks it has carefully cultivated for decades: meticulous attention to detail; extensive personal service; and, if you’re so inclined, a daily dose of Mickey, Minnie and the crew.

Golden Oak’s development team is courting a very well-heeled clientele of Disney diehards that it’s certain are out there, in addition to others who may be lured less by “The Little Mermaid” than by the promise of tight security and a deep trust in the Disney brand.

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