Mar 2, 2015

Living Disney: Golden Oak | Magical Mickey

Welcome back to another edition of the Magical Mickey linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope you find this linkup as a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I'm co-hosting with Katie from Adventures by Katie, so of course check her blog out.

Have you ever dreamed of living at Walt Disney World? Like not just in Florida, going to Disney all the time but on site? Did you know that was possible? Well, it is and it's the subject of this week's Magical Mickey post. This week I'll be talking about...

Living Disney: Golden Oak

That's right, you can live on Disney property. The community I'm referring to Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort. It's luxury resort living with the magic of the Mouse. This comes from the official page
Welcome to a world embraced by luxury, privacy, and the Magic of Disney. This magnificent resort community offers first-ever whole ownership of custom single-family homes at Walt Disney World® Resort.
They're amazingly beautiful houses full of perks. You get concierge-style resident services including a private clubhouse with Markham's restaurant, Tyler's lounge, gym, heated pool and a game room. Of course you also get annual passes, private transportation to destinations on the Walt Disney World Resort, private VIP tours, tee time and spa reservations.

Now, I have to be honest, it comes at a slight price. Ok, it starts $1.8 million. Maybe a little more than slight. But, when you do that, you get a custom home, complete with your own Hidden Mickeys. Who wouldn't want hidden Mickeys build into their home? I know I would. Bonus: play "spot the hidden Mickey in the cover image this week.

I actually came across Golden Oak by chance once. I had known they were there for a while, but had never actually seen or looked up where they were. During our runDisney trip for my birthday, we were trying to find a back way from Downtown Disney to the Magic Kingdom, ended up in a straight only lane when we wanted to turn left. I took it anyway figuring I would just turn around and ended up driving up to the gate. I would not mind calling that home.

Would you enjoy living on Disney property? A bit of a lottery dream?

Onto the Linkup

Here are the guidelines:

The post just needs to be about anything Disney related. There have been posts on runDisney, on the parks and even on the Moms Panel, so just give it some Disney and count it.

New posts are fantastic, but for now, if you have a great old post you want to share, drop it on in.

Try to visit as many of the posts that you can as time allows. The point of this is to share and support each other.

If you're going to be a regular, please link back to the host posts. It's just good etiquette and frankly, that's how others will get to your fellow Disney lovers content. Without that link back, they can't find the linkup and therefore the other blogs. Help me help you.

You also have the option to add the linkup code to your post if you'd like. It is not required, just another option. If not, please follow the above link back guideline. Get the InLinkz code


  1. How awesome would that be? A girl can dream, right? :)

    1. That's my "lottery" dream. Or my "make the next billion dollar app and sell out to Google" dream.

  2. Nope, I wouldn't mind that at all. I've heard about them years ago and those places are gorgeous! Maybe in my next life?

    1. Yeah. They are beautiful. Nice to daydream about at least.

  3. I've never heard of this. Definitely time to get a few PowerBall tickets!
    I can't even get my head around how amazing it would be to live at WDW!

    1. Yeah. You're not buying a lottery ticket. You're buying a chance to live at WDW.

  4. I wouldn't mind living on their property, but I'd probably hate the traffic around the parks. When I used to live in Orlando, I despised the theme park traffic. I specifically stayed off the highways and interstates near the parks to avoid the tourists.
    As a side note: Do you follow @hiddenmickeyears on IG?

    1. Yeah. Where on property it is you woudnt get a lot of traffic there immediately, but no matter what, you figure on busy times the edges of property would likely have some backup. Though when staying at my in-laws timeshare, we found some back way onto property that is pretty nice.

      I wasn't following, but I am now. Thanks!