More Storyliving by Disney Stories

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. 

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. 

Longtable Park at Cotino, a Storyliving by Disney Community

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.  

Construction on Longtable Park at Cotino, a 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.  

Model Homes at Cotino, a 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. 

This article contains general information about and proposed plans for Cotino™, a Storyliving by 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. 

Residential community is Disney branded and managed, developed by DMB Development with homes built and sold by third-party builders. Third-parties developing and building are independently owned and operated. Disney does not guarantee obligations of, nor provide any warranties for, the construction of community infrastructure, recreational areas or unaffiliated parties who build homes in the community. No guarantee as to future management or branding.   

Shea Homes® is a participating builder in the Cotino™ community and uses Disney trademarks under a license agreement from Disney. Disney has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made about the homes and does not make any representations or warranties or guarantees whatsoever with respect to the homes. Shea Homes is not affiliated with Storyliving by Disney™ Realty or the developers of Cotino community. Shea Homes does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever with respect to Cotino community’s development. 

Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy, real estate to residents of any state, province or jurisdiction where prohibited by law, or where prior registration or filing of a disclosure statement is required, but has not yet been completed. PENNSYLVANIA REGISTRATION No. OL001186. Equal Housing Opportunity. Broker participation welcome.  

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Sales: Storyliving by Disney™ Realty, CA DRE License No. 02194403 AZ preferred broker: Silverleaf Realty, LLC. Construction: SHALC GC, INC. (CSLB #1062050).


  • Just, Wow! A dream indeed.

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