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New Permits Filed for River Country Project. New Hotel on the Way?

New Permits Filed for River Country Project water basinSome new permits were filed with Orange County this week for the River Country area project we reported on back in March.  Disney hasn’t said anything about the mysterious project yet, but whatever it is, it’s coming.  These latest permits show a water basin going in just north of Vista Way, near the Magic Kingdom Toll Plaza.  At first you might not think that it’s connected to the River Country area project, however they both share the same project name: Project 89.

Here’s a look at the pictures in the permits, showing the area designated for the project:

New Permits Filed for River Country Project

It will be a place where fill goes while they are building whatever they are building up near the old River Country.  Similar to the one build at Hollywood Studios for the Parking Lot and Star Wars Hotel constructions.  Here is a shot of the plans showing the basin layout:

New Permits Filed for River Country Project

Here’s a shot on the map of where the previous permits filed for the River Country area project is going:

The permits state on the original: “geotechnical investigation to assess the suitability of subsurface soils.”  When Disney files permits and starts digging around sites, that means they are looking to see if the land there is stable enough to support a construction project of some kind, and something pretty big.

We don’t know what’s going there but the best bet is on a New Hotel coming to the area.  On the water near River Country is an ideal location with great access to the Magic Kingdom.  If so it would be one of the many new hotels being built on Walt Disney World property.  So far we know about:

This should help ease Disney’s room problem, as there is a dire need for hotel rooms right now, and if they move fast, Disney should also be well positioned for the upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration in 2021 with some of these open.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the new permits filed for a River Country area project

  • What do you want the project to be?
  • And why?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Thursday 10th of May 2018

I heard their wAs talks of building a new park for the Marvel characters and that they just broke ground this past week in Orlando. That park is suppose to be bigger that animal kingdom Anyone know anything on this???


Thursday 10th of May 2018

this is absolutely NOT true. There is not new park coming to Orlando, and definitely not with Marvel as they don't have the licensing to use most of the Marvel characters in Orlando. They are going to be building a Marvel Land in Disney California Adventure however which will have a couple new attractions. No word on when though...