Minto Communities acquires 200+-acre property five miles from Walt Disney World plans include luxury vacation villas and resort living amenities

Orlando, FL — Minto Communities, an international real estate development company and builder of award-winning homes and communities throughout North America, has acquired a 200+-acre property located just five miles from Walt Disney World® in Orlando for its newest resort community — Festival™. Plans call for 500 luxury vacation villas and a dynamic Downtown with shopping, dining, resort pool, wellness center and many other recreational amenities.

Located between I-4 and Ronald Reagan Parkway, the property includes natural Florida woodlands and lakes that will surround the resort. “Minto has designed Festival as an attraction unto itself,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “Every aspect has been thoughtfully planned to create a resort community unlike any other.”

“Festival is minutes away from the top attractions in Orlando including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World,” notes Bullock.  “Our buyers, from the U.S. and abroad will have the peace of mind of owning a vacation villa that is managed by a leading property management company and the option of placing their villa in an international vacation rental program,” he adds.

Villa designs range from 1,605 to 2,232 a/c square feet, plus optional game room and cabana bath, and feature a variety of unique floor plans creatively named “Elation,” “Imagine,” “Jubilee,” “Marvel” and “Splendor.” Two-story floor plans include three to five bedrooms and as many as five-and-a-half bathrooms. Each villa will have a private covered and screened lanai and plunge pool.

Downtown Festival will have an inviting energetic appeal, and will include a general store, ice cream parlor, arcade, bar and grill, fitness center, heated swimming pool with private cabanas, kids’ water park, putt-putt golf course and volleyball courts.

In addition to Festival, Minto’s new home communities in Florida include the Laureate Park neighborhood within Lake Nona in Orlando, Bonita Isles in Bonita Springs, The Isles of Collier Preserve and TwinEagles in Naples, Harbour Isle in Sarasota/Bradenton, Sun City Center in the Tampa Bay area, TownPark at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, PortoSol in Royal Palm Beach, Boca Reserve in Boca Raton, and Villas By The Sea in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

For information on Festival, call (888) 720-6556 or visit

About Minto Communities

Minto is an international real estate company that has built a diversified array of premier residential and commercial projects throughout Canada and Florida for more than 50 years. From single-family homes and apartment buildings to resort-style master-planned communities, luxury hotels, high rise condominium towers and other mixed-use projects, Minto is renowned for its premier locations, award-winning designs, quality of construction, and unmatched levels of customer satisfaction. Minto has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. For information, visit

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