Disney's Venetian Resort

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Coordinates: 28°24′38″N 81°34′45″W / 28.4105682°N 81.57915°W / 28.4105682; -81.57915

Post card of the never-built Venetian Resort
The proposed site for Disney's Venetian Resort.

Disney's Venetian Resort was to be a Disney-owned Deluxe resort to be located at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, that originally would have begun operation on October 1, 1971. It was going to be themed after Venice, Italy, located on Seven Seas Lagoon. Due to the 1973 Oil Embargo, the resort, along with Disney's Asian Resort and Disney's Persian Resort were never built. In the late 1980s to early 1990s, Michael Eisner saw how well Disney's Grand Floridian Resort was doing and wanted an even better resort. The idea for the Venetian was scrapped in favor of Disney's Mediterranean Resort, which was also not built.

The resort would have been located between the Transportation and Ticket Center and Disney's Contemporary Resort near the water bridge.

Resort facts[edit]

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Theme: Venice, Italy
  • Location: Magic Kingdom Resort Area
  • Original Opening Date: October 1971 (never built)

See also[edit]


  • "Disney's Venetian Resort". WDWHistory.com. Retrieved August 4, 2006.