The Walt Disney Resort has filed a new permit that could be the first step in laying the groundwork for a yet-to-be-announced Resort Hotel at the Epcot park entrance.

Permit# 48-00714-P "403 Basin Stormwater Master Plan" filed with the South Florida Water Management District shows several construction zones related modifications to several known Epcot construction projects, but also shows construction in an unannounced area.

Zone A near the Epcot Entrance (shown in blue below) is in an area seemingly unrelated to any other announced project:

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The previously filed Permit #48-00714-P "Exploratory Geotechnical Borings For Epcot Nw Pond" is to the west of this new area and may be related to infrastructure work to support this new construction area and other Epcot construction projects.

The position of this construction zone appears to coordinate to recent rumours that plans are in-place to build a Resort Hotel near the Entrance to Epcot. Of the rumours, the zone would yield the potentiality of the hotel straddling the park entrance--similar to the Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris.