Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort

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Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort
Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort logo
Residential Community
Downtown Disney Resort Area
  • Opened - 2011
  • Theme - Tuscan, Spanish Revival, Venetian, Italianate, Dutch Colonial, Island Colonial
  • Areas - Carolwood, Carolwood Reserve, Silverbrook, Kimball Trace
  • Homes - 450 (estimated)

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort is a luxury residential resort community within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and will be owned and operated by a newly formed Disney subsidiary, Golden Oak Realty. The first phase of development is located southeast of the Magic Kingdom Park and Bay Lake. The area was named to pay homage to Walt Disney's Golden Oak Ranch in California. The first few home sites were available for purchase in late 2010 and completed in late 2011.[1]


The community was announced on June 23, 2010 through the official Disney Parks Blog. Golden Oak offers custom single-family homes and estates priced from $1.8 million, featuring themes such as Spanish, Mediterranean and Colonial. Residents will have access to certain amenities at the nearby Four Seasons Resort Orlando planned to open Summer 2014 (also within the Walt Disney World Resort). These include a full-service spa, restaurants, and a golf course.


Golden Oak has several neighborhoods dedicated to different eras of architecture. Houses on the property range anywhere from 3,000 square feet to 12,000. All houses are pre-furnished, with air conditioning installed.

Kimball Trace[edit]

Based on Tuscan architecture, with houses ranging in size between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet. "Homes are sited with an emphasis on privacy"[2]


Filled with water features, and positioned close to the clubhouse, houses here range from 5,000 to 7,000 square feet.[3]


Surrounded by natural preserves, in the northernmost part of the Golden Oak land, with the biggest houses, with a range of 6,500-12,000 square feet.[4]

The name Carolwood is taken from Walt Disney's private railroad, which was built before Disneyland and its perimeter railroad opened in 1955.


Marceline includes two parks, which feature statues of several Disney characters, with houses being between 3,800 and 6,000 square feet.[5]

Disney was born in Marceline, Missouri.


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Coordinates: 28°24′06″N 81°32′41″W / 28.401529°N 81.544797°W / 28.401529; -81.544797