A Walt Disney World employee was killed Monday after an accident near one of the Disney-owned hotels surrounding the Florida theme park, authorities said.
At 9:18 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call just outside the Pop Century Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., according to Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte.
There, deputies found a man in his late 30s “unconscious and not responsive,” Tejada-Monforte said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Reedy Creek Fire Department.
The sheriff’s office did not release details beyond labeling the incident an “industrial accident” and saying an investigation was ongoing…..Click Here To Keep Reading
There are already a half-dozen major hotel projects in the works at Walt Disney World, but four more were just added to the list.
Nestled on the western edge of WDW Flamingo Crossings is a mixed-use development that has been in the works for over a decade, but only within the last 12 months has it really come alive.
Two hotels, a SpringHill Suites and a TownePlace Suites, did finally open in early 2016 but since then the development hasn’t seen much activity. Since Disney’s senior real estate manager Henry Thrash first confirmed in 2017 that the development was still in the works and about to be kicked into high gear, the area has seen a flurry of new permits: 2,600 apartment units are in the works for primary use by the Disney College Program, but most of the focus in this area will be on capturing budget travelers. The location along Toll Road 429 is close to the ESPN Wide World of Sports, but will put thousands of guests closer to Disney parks and further away from Universal’s…..Click Here To Keep Reading