ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Company has purchased 965 acres of ranch land in Osceola County, according to recently filed documents.
- Disney buys 965 acres just south of Disney World
- Land bought for $23M, according to property records
- It's unclear what Disney plans to do with the land
Disney purchased the site of the BK Ranch from Florida-based BFT Capital Corp. for $23 million. A deed shows the sale was finalized Thursday.
The land is located just southeast of Walt Disney World, near Celebration, a master-planned community, according to property records.
Prior to Disney's acquisition, the land, at one point, was going to be turned into a subdivision. A master plan filed in 2016 called for 3,000 homes, a community center, park areas, as well as commercial and office space.
It's unclear what Disney plans to do with the newly-purchased land.
Disney World is currently undergoing a transformation, with several construction projects in the works.
Next year, the resort plans to debut its Skyliner gondola transportation system as well as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
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