Walt Disney World working on improvements to road system

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A flyover letting visitors to Magic Kingdom hotels bypass a parking toll plaza is among several new road improvements planned at Walt Disney World. A $350 million bond issue by Reedy Creek, the Disney-controlled taxing district, will provide funding. There is no set schedule for the improvements, but they are expected within the next five years, Reedy Creek Deputy District Administrator Ann Blakeslee said.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:08 AM
Jeff's avatar

I suspect most people won't care about any of these improvements (though most everyone is affected by the mess at Downtown Disney), but the Center bypass and the tolls bypass back to the resort are both huge when you live on the north side of the property and cut through there frequently.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:47 AM

All of these are very welcome improvements. Now, if they could get with Orange County about improving access from 27 north of 192, they'd be all set. I was looking at homes in that area when we moved, but there are only two ways to get to work from that area. 27 to 192 (the Cagan's Crossing area is notorious for wrecks, blocking traffic), or an extremely long alternative route up 27 to 50, across to 429 (tolls). Contrast that with living off US 27 south of 192 and I have 3 or 4 routes I can take into the attractions area if one or more are slammed with traffic/a wreck.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:33 PM

It's times like these that one really appreciates RCID's existence. The ability to offer tax-free municipal bonds for theme park and resort infrastructure? Genius.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:45 PM
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Walt was a fascinating mix of visionary genius and hard-nosed business guy. Roy was the numbers guy but Walt could take his grand vision (build his original concept for EPCOT...) and understand the practicalities (...on land spanning two counties (and their respective governments) with a company-run local government).

These look like excellent improvements.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:58 PM

Brian Noble said:
It's times like these that one really appreciates RCID's existence. The ability to offer tax-free municipal bonds for theme park and resort infrastructure? Genius.

Who is the "one" here?

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Friday, August 28, 2015 3:54 PM

An outsider who admires clever approaches...and presumably TWDC, though I can't speak for them.


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Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:33 AM

Fair enough.

As tax free munis amount to a subsidy reducing interest costs (in this case to Disney), I am confident Disney is in favor as well.

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