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Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

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Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 
Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community.

A new story is being written in California’s Coachella Valley and we’re on the ground to give you an inside look. 

Today, we’re launching The Blueprint – the new “home” for all-things relating to Cotino community construction. Creating the first Storyliving by Disney community from scratch takes time, planning and of course, a little bit of magic!  

From pouring the foundation on the first homes to planting cacti at the community parks, we’re sharing behind-the-scenes moments along the way as the community comes to life in scenic Rancho Mirage. 

Cotino Construction Update #1

The first chapter of the Cotino community story begins at, well, the beginning! With a sneak peek at construction of the main entrance. 

Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

With the stunning San Jacinto mountains in the background, future residents will arrive home to this welcoming entryway designed to showcase the beauty of the desert. The Cotino community’s 360-degree mountain views inspired the Walt Disney Imagineering team’s creative design, which will feature a mix of natural and man-made elements bringing the spirit of the desert to life. 

As with everything Disney Imagineers are involved with, there’s a great story behind the entryway design and we can’t wait to share more as the finishing details are added! 

Longtable Park 

Cotino community parks will be the perfect gathering spots for neighbors and their families to spend time together.  

The first community park under construction is Longtable Park. The park’s unique name is inspired by Walt Disney and the experiences that originally drew him to the Coachella Valley. When Walt visited the area, he would often begin his day with some desert adventures then join his neighbors for a group breakfast and good conversation around a friendly table. 

Cotino community residents can keep that same friendly spirit alive while spending time at Longtable Park. Beyond the signature, long table surrounded by beautiful palo verde and olive trees, this park will feature shaded lawn seating, barbecue grills, firepits, two bocce ball courts, bird baths and more.  

Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 
Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

This beautiful park will be available just for those who live in Longtable Park residences for adults 55+.  

Model Homes 

From sunset dinners on the patio to morning coffee with neighbors – it’s easier than ever to imagine living here! The first model homes are now under construction.

Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 
Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

Built by Shea Homes, these model homes will give future residents a glimpse of the Cotino community lifestyle as they explore three different options. Some home designs will feature flex and loft spaces while also encouraging indoor-outdoor living with entry courtyards and covered terraces designed to immerse future residents in the beauty of the region. 

There are so many different elevations and floorplans to choose from and even more options coming soon from additional homebuilders.  

The Cotino community story is just beginning! We’re working closely with DMB Development and award-winning homebuilders to bring the first Storyliving by Disney community to life. Stay tuned for more details. 

Disney™ community, which plans are subject to change or cancellation in part or whole, at any time without notice. Community is for people of all ages with select home sites intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years or older, except as otherwise permitted under limited circumstances.

Behind the Magic of Cotino, the First Storyliving by Disney Community 

Greg Gatelyhttp://TheFUNaticsBlog.com
Greg "The Blue Hair" Blogger. If you are traveling around the Central Florida area you wont miss his Blue Head walking around, probably taking images. Co-Owner, Photographer, Podcaster, All Around Nice Guy, and curator of the most fantastical Disney Blog. You can listen to Greg on The Live Podcast show every week, along with seeing him live on Funatics Diary with Sam's Disney Diary. Once an Audio Engineer and Tour Manager with bands like Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Collin Raye, Dispatch, just to name a few. Having retired from touring Greg spends all his time bringing the World of Disney to you. With over 3000 Articles written, and countless Images taken, Greg still enjoys living this amazing lifestyle. Thank You for reading!

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