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(Fox News)   New complex at Disney World offers a select few the chance to actually live, year round, in their own private villa inside the Magic Kingdom, Prices start at just $1.8 million, or roughly the same as a 7-day "park hopper" pass for a family of 4   (foxnews.com) divider line 92
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2014-03-11 12:48:29 PM
In before the Brisby Dome
 
2014-03-11 12:49:03 PM
Wasn't that what Epcot was originally envisioned to be?
 
2014-03-11 12:50:10 PM
For that kind of money, you could live in San Francisco.
 
2014-03-11 12:50:23 PM
Will this be more or less creepier than Celebration?
 
2014-03-11 12:51:57 PM

Nuclear Monk: Will this be more or less creepier than Celebration?


You said "Pirates of the Caribbean" wrong, sir.
 
2014-03-11 12:53:13 PM

Devo: For that kind of money, you could live in San Francisco.


Yeah, but why would want to be surrounded by homeless people who think they're Mickey Mouse when you can cut out the middle man?
 
2014-03-11 12:53:22 PM
Drove pas the entrance to the subdivision the other day.  The homes aren't actually in the Magic Kingdom, but they're sure as hell not far from it, either.
 
2014-03-11 12:54:15 PM
Fireworks every night would drive me insane.
 
2014-03-11 12:54:38 PM
For the record, there are apartment complexes closer to the parks than these homes.
 
2014-03-11 12:54:52 PM
Who on earth would want to do that?  Can you imagine what a pain in the a*s that would be?  No way.
 
2014-03-11 12:56:34 PM
Seriously though, how much would a park-hopper pass for a family of four cost for 365 days? Or, how many days could a family of 4 hang out in the park for $1.8mil?
 
2014-03-11 12:56:35 PM
So, Celebration 2.0?

/brother's family lives in Celebration
 
2014-03-11 12:57:28 PM
Heck, for that kind of money you could just BUY half of Annaheim.
 
2014-03-11 12:58:46 PM

Tricky Chicken: Seriously though, how much would a park-hopper pass for a family of four cost for 365 days?


I believe a coast-to-coast season pass (both Disneyland and Dis world) for an adult is about $800
 
2014-03-11 12:58:47 PM
No, Celebration is an actual small town. Golden Oaks is just a gated community on Disney property.
 
2014-03-11 12:59:08 PM
One can only listen to "its a small world afterall" so many times before one's mind retreats to a dark place worse than mr Toad's wild ride.

Ask the monorail driver.
 
2014-03-11 12:59:12 PM
I'm sure Corky Douchetorow is first in line.
 
2014-03-11 12:59:37 PM
It's still in Orlando, right?

Orlando:  all of the negatives of Florida (bugs, tourists, old people, humidity, heat, rednecks) with none of the benefits (beach).
 
2014-03-11 12:59:44 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fireworks every night would drive me insane.


Think of the poor dogs too....

Nuclear Monk:Will this be more or less creepier than Celebration?

price-wise anyway Celebration is a trailer park compared to this place, so my first inclination would be even MORE creepy and Happy-dystopian  but then you look at Celebration and ask How much creepier can it be and the answer is "None..None more creepy"
 
2014-03-11 01:00:22 PM
Where do I sign?
 
2014-03-11 01:00:55 PM
Did someone say "hopper"?

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2014-03-11 01:01:37 PM
I did a service call at a Disney executive's house once.

His smoking hot wife was The only ride I wanted to go on in that magic kingdom.
 
2014-03-11 01:01:38 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fireworks every night would drive me insane.


There are up sides. The maid service is awesome

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2014-03-11 01:01:57 PM

ISO15693: One can only listen to "its a small world afterall" so many times before one's mind retreats to a dark place worse than mr Toad's wild ride.

Ask the monorail driver.


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2014-03-11 01:05:05 PM
Who can dispute more fun for the 1%?
 
2014-03-11 01:05:35 PM

Weatherkiss: Wasn't that what Epcot was originally envisioned to be?


Yup.  Engineering Prototype City Of Tommorrow. It ws how Disney originaly wanted it to be.  After his death the idea morphed into a  Worlds' fair/ international Showcase thing.

I think billing the thing as a residnetial city aslo helped them get the zoning.  Now that the whole place is incorporated as a city (Lake BenuVista) they can pretty much do what they want.
 
2014-03-11 01:06:32 PM
The phrase "great place to visit but wouldn't want to live there" can hardly be more appropriate.
 
2014-03-11 01:06:33 PM
They aren't in the Magic Kingdom. I mean this basically was the original idea for Celebration right?
 
2014-03-11 01:07:35 PM
I can have my own Magic Kingdom at home every weekend for less than $30.

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2014-03-11 01:07:44 PM
Arthur C Clarke approves
 
2014-03-11 01:09:28 PM

MrSteve007: So, Celebration 2.0?

/brother's family lives in Celebration


Wouldn't that be you?
 
2014-03-11 01:10:49 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fireworks every night would drive me insane.

There are up sides. The maid service is awesome

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Undercover Cop like typing detected.
 
2014-03-11 01:11:41 PM

ISO15693: One can only listen to "its a small world afterall" so many times before one's mind retreats to a dark place worse than mr Toad's wild ride.

Ask the monorail driver.


Burning Man 1999, A  half-scale replica of the facade of It's a Small World was built in the middle of the esplanade, including a MASH-style loudspeaker that blared different versions of that song at all hours of the day and night.  Once a day a military style truck would pull up to the installation and guards with "automatic weapons" wearing military fatigues and steel helmets with mouse ears welded on would herd a cadre of desperate, shackled, prisoners hearing ethic costumes from all over the world and force them to sing that song and dance happily.

On the last night a "terrorist" ran up to the installation being chased by the guards and hurled  a satchel charge like the sledgehammer from the famous "1984"  apple commercial blowing the thing sky high and burning the remainder to ashes.


It was.....it was beautiful man, just beautiful....
 
2014-03-11 01:12:23 PM

MrSteve007: Tricky Chicken: Seriously though, how much would a park-hopper pass for a family of four cost for 365 days?

I believe a coast-to-coast season pass (both Disneyland and Dis world) for an adult is about $800


Well, THAT was counter climactic.  I was hoping to gen up some outrage for myself.

nevermind
 
2014-03-11 01:12:29 PM
If I had $1.8M to spend, it would be my own house, I designed,  in the middle of 40 acres.
 
2014-03-11 01:12:33 PM
Wealthy pedophiles rejoice!
 
2014-03-11 01:12:57 PM

AspectRatio: I'm sure Corky Douchetorow is first in line.


I know it's the internet and all, but I'm struggling to think of anything even remotely controversial about Cory Doctorow
 
2014-03-11 01:16:58 PM
For that kind of money, most people will be using it as a vacation place. It would be awesome if pops let me and the fam stay there over Christmas break each year. On the other hand, if he had that much money, I'm sure he would set me up in a nice hood to began with.

/different strokes
 
2014-03-11 01:19:21 PM
Uh.  Their park passes are actually pretty reasonable.  Now, if you actually want to stay at a Disney Resort...hoo boy.
 
2014-03-11 01:21:34 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fireworks every night would drive me insane.


I've only lived in three places over the course of my 43 years:
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I think I'd go nuts if I didn't hear them.
 
2014-03-11 01:22:34 PM
I like visiting Disney from time to time. I even see the minivans around central Florida with the Annual Passholders, and I get that if you live in the vicinity and have young kids.

But there's an unhealthy level of Disney obsession by some adults down here. Why would you pay $1.8 million to live at a theme park? You know, based on cartoons and children's movies?

The first owners will be a few corporations for use in wining and dining politicians with families, and Pedobear.
 
2014-03-11 01:22:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fireworks every night would drive me insane.

There are up sides. The maid service is awesome

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HOLY COW!  Chase bank is everywhere!
 
2014-03-11 01:24:22 PM

Salmon: I can have my own Magic Kingdom at home every weekend for less than $30.


Is that what a tab of acid costs these days?
 
2014-03-11 01:25:51 PM

Nuclear Monk: Will this be more or less creepier than Celebration?


I visited Celebration not long after it opened. It was absolutely the creepiest place I'd ever visited. It was like something out of the Twilight Zone and populated by the worst sort of people. I wouldn't live there if you handed me the house free and clear.
 
2014-03-11 01:28:27 PM

Magorn: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Fireworks every night would drive me insane.

Think of the poor dogs too....

Nuclear Monk:Will this be more or less creepier than Celebration?

price-wise anyway Celebration is a trailer park compared to this place, so my first inclination would be even MORE creepy and Happy-dystopian  but then you look at Celebration and ask How much creepier can it be and the answer is "None..None more creepy"


O.O... Suddenly, my inner GM is thinking of story ideas for a horror campaign.

Also, Abandoned by Disney.
 
2014-03-11 01:29:02 PM
Can you even begin to imagine what the home owner's association would be like there?
 
2014-03-11 01:30:16 PM

xanadian: Uh. Their park passes are actually pretty reasonable. Now, if you actually want to stay at a Disney Resort...hoo boy.


Depends. You can stay at the Pop Century for $100 a night (sometimes as low as $79). That isn't too bad for any hotel, let alone a Disney one.  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/pop-century-resort/ 

The 3 "All-Star" resorts are $90 a night, for a room with two doubles:
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/all-star-movies-resort/rat es -rooms/

And if you want to go really cheap, camping is $49 a night (up to 10 people per site):
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderne ss -resort/rates-rooms/
 
2014-03-11 01:30:51 PM

MrSteve007: Tricky Chicken: Seriously though, how much would a park-hopper pass for a family of four cost for 365 days?

I believe a coast-to-coast season pass (both Disneyland and Dis world) for an adult is about $800


Premiere Passport - $979.00 + tax
 
2014-03-11 01:33:10 PM

MrSteve007: xanadian: Uh. Their park passes are actually pretty reasonable. Now, if you actually want to stay at a Disney Resort...hoo boy.

Depends. You can stay at the Pop Century for $100 a night (sometimes as low as $79). That isn't too bad for any hotel, let alone a Disney one.  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/pop-century-resort/ 

The 3 "All-Star" resorts are $90 a night, for a room with two doubles:
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/all-star-movies-resort/rat es -rooms/

And if you want to go really cheap, camping is $49 a night (up to 10 people per site):
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/campsites-at-fort-wilderne ss -resort/rates-rooms/


That gets you free parking at the parks, use of the buses, extra magic hours, etc...

Last time we were there, we were one of the last people walking out of the Magic Kingdom at 3am due to the extra 3 magic hours. We decided as long as the kids wanted to stay up, we'd stay as late as we could. It's cool how the back of the park thins out and the characters come out. Chip and Dale were taking kids on Dumbo with them, lots of photo ops, etc...
 
2014-03-11 01:33:11 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Premiere Passport - $979.00 + tax


Ahhh, thanks. When they debuted in 2010, they were $700. I had one in 2011 for $800. Looks like prices have gone up.
 
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