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    Exclamation Exploratory Permits Filed Near Former River Country Site

    The Walt Disney World resort has filed Application #180305-371 to explore the suitability of land around the former River Country site:

    Quote Originally Posted by Application #: 180305-371

    Project Name:
    Project 89 Geotech Borings
    Project Acres: 0.5
    Landuse(s): Commercial And Services
    Location: Orange S12/T24/R27

    The applicant is evaluating current conditions in Wetlands 7.1G, 7.1K and 7.22. Applicant requests the ability to permit temporary wetland impacts to allow for entry by sub-aqueous geotechnical drill rigs to collect data and assess the suitability of subsurface soils.

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    If I was going to take a wild guess, I would say they are considering adding on to the wilderness lodge resort complex.

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    More DVC bungalows!!

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    Given the nature of this work, is doubtful that they have even any squishy plans, let alone firm ones for the site. The work being done would indicate that they're not sure what they could actually build on the site, and are wanting to determine what their options might actually be - is the site stable enough to build a 16-story tower or would they be much more limited in what they could build.

    It is a prime piece of real estate. They could be looking way out and thinking about the next fully immersive experience after the Star Wars hotel, that sees a hotel on the River Country site and then using Discovery Island as a new, separate, playground/experience area (a la Westworld). Just a thought. I wouldn't expect anything for many years though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fangorn View Post
    Given the nature of this work, is doubtful that they have even any squishy plans, let alone firm ones for the site. The work being done would indicate that they're not sure what they could actually build on the site, and are wanting to determine what their options might actually be - is the site stable enough to build a 16-story tower or would they be much more limited in what they could build.

    It is a prime piece of real estate. They could be looking way out and thinking about the next fully immersive experience after the Star Wars hotel, that sees a hotel on the River Country site and then using Discovery Island as a new, separate, playground/experience area (a la Westworld). Just a thought. I wouldn't expect anything for many years though.

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    I wonder if it is to consider the DVC planned for the Fort Wilderness area that was leaked several years ago, but never built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas211 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderelley View Post
    Great. Now I have the Bad Lip Reading "Seagulls" song stuck in my head.
    "Run Run Run Jump.
    I can be your backpack while you run."
    You had to go there?!? Now it is stuck in my head too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coleby View Post
    You had to go there?!? Now it is stuck in my head too.
    My mama always taught me that sharing is nice.
    Be still and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10

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