ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney’s plans for a new 60-acre regional campus in Lake Nona will go before Orlando’s development review committee Thursday in the next step of the approval process.

What You Need To Know

  • Disney's plans for its proposed Lake Nona campus will go before review committee

  • The plans call for 1.8 million square feet of office space spread across eight buildings and three parking garages

  • The campus would be built on a 60-acre parcel north of Lake Boulevard; it will be used by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products 

  • RELATED: Disney moving parks division jobs from California to new Florida campus

The committee will meet at 3 p.m. to discuss a number of proposals, including the site plan for “Lake Nona Parcel 20A Office Complex.”

The proposed plan calls for 1.8 million square feet of office space spread across eight buildings. The campus, which would be located north of Lake Nona Boulevard, would also include three parking garages.

Announced in July 2021, the new campus will be used by employees in Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products division. Disney said about 2,000 positions would be relocated from the current headquarters in California to the new campus in Florida. A majority of the jobs are with Walt Disney Imagineering.

The move was expected to be completed in 2022, but last June Disney said the timeline had been delayed to 2026 to “align” with the completion of the campus.

After Disney’s public scuffle with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the state’s Parental Rights in Education legislation last year, some questioned whether Disney should move forward with the new campus.

When the plan was first announced, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro said the move to the new campus was based on Florida’s “business-friendly climate.”


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