Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort is a residential resort community where families can live in the embrace of luxury, privacy and the magic of Disney. This gated community features distinctive neighborhoods of magnificent homes, expansive natural preserves and inviting amenities—including Resident Services, a private clubhouse and a unique opportunity to experience the many things Disney has to offer. Also at Golden Oak is Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, which hosts an 18-holeTom Fazio-designed golf course, full-service spa and superlative restaurants.To learn more about this one-of-a-kind opportunity to bring together family, friends and cherished Disney traditions, visit www.disneygoldenoak.com
THE NAME GOLDEN OAK
The name, Golden Oak, is inspired by Walt Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall, California where some would say gold nuggets had been found in 1842, and was a filming location for segments of the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950’s.
WALT DISNEY’S GOLDEN OAK
In addition to the ranch’s official use for The Walt Disney Company, the ranch also served as a place of respite and relaxation for Walt and his family. Golden Oak at Walt Disney World® Resort offers families that same sense of magic and enchantment that Walt believed to be so important. Beyond the literal connection to Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch, the iconic oak tree symbolizes the family, stability, and heritage that this community encourages. The tree also pays a subtle homage to Walt’s “Dreaming Tree,” the tree in his childhood hometown that provided shade for his many hours of daydreaming.
NEIGHBORHOODS AND STREETS
Historic Disney lore exists throughout Golden Oak, but most notably in the naming of the neighborhoods. Golden Oak’s Carolwood is named after Walt Disney’s backyard railroad. Kimball Trace originates from Ward Kimball, one of Walt Disney’s key animators. The Silverbrook name comes from Silver Lake, the location of Walt and Roy Disney’s original studio in Los Angeles, California. Marceline was inspired by Marceline, Missouri, the location of Walt Disney’s boyhood hometown. ©Disney