Disney Parks released a video today from the groundbreaking ceremony for Cotino, Disney’s first-ever Storyliving by property.
“Today we mark the ground on which Cotino will be built,” a Disney representative said during the ceremony. “Much like the benchmark coins of our country’s national parks, this commemorative medallion is stamped with the coordinates of Cotino, a one-of-a-kind for all who wish to find us.”
“To new beginnings in Cotino!” the host says as the commemorative geological survey benchmark was placed onto the sand of the desert.
In the caption for the video, Disney shares insight into the new Storyliving by Disney location and details about the exciting groundbreaking ceremony in the .
In an area that once felt the footsteps of Storyliving by Disney . himself, executives and officials gathered in , California, to celebrate work starting on the first
Our story is one of boundless excitement for this project and this is just the beginning. Thomas Mazloum, president of , and Claire Bilby, senior vice president and general manager of Emerging Businesses, were joined by City of Mayor Charles Townsend and CEO of DMB Development to celebrate this important first milestone.
Executives and officials shared remarks about the new before unveiling a storybook sand sculpture to mark the occasion. It was the spirit of renewal and rejuvenation that led Walt and to establish a retreat in . So fittingly, the brilliant mountain-ringed valley will be the first site for a Storyliving by .
In preparation for the ceremony, a beautiful sand sculpture was created in the shape of a storybook with the words “Your next chapter in a brilliant new setting” carved into the sand.
Disney’s new master-planned , Cotino, is only the first of the innovative plan which features homes, , and . There will even be a beached swimming area and hotel.
Though the area is beautiful, the views are scenic, and the heart is Disney, many in the local poke fun at so-called “Disney adults.” are opposed to the new project. Still others have used the Storyliving by announcements to
In the video from Disney, President of Thomas Mazloum announced that the sale of properties at Cotino is expected to begin in early 2023, with the first of Cotino expected to begin making the Cotino their homes in early 2024.