You may or may not know that the there is a private airstrip at Walt Disney World very close to the Magic Kingdom. STOLport or “Short Takeoff and Landing” port was originally designed to service Guests traveling to larger airports or for executives visiting Walt Disney World. The airport was only designed to handle up to four aircraft at a time and there was never even a hangar constructed. The airstrip and adjacent area has not been in use for several years and most recently has served as a parking area and warehouse.
The use of that airport might be changing though. Per permits filed today with the State of Florida entitled “Stolport Stockpile,” some sort of construction is scheduled to begin on the area next to the former airport and may also incorporate the airstrip. The permits outline an area of east of the airport and about 30.2 acres. The permits also detail the lengthening of a current road.
At this time, it is not known what Disney plans to do with this area. There is the chance that they might be planning to build aviation facilities with an attempt to get the airstrip up and running again. It’s important to keep in mind though, that just like the Magic Kingdom, the airstrip is part of a no-fly zone. The airstrip is also not currently registered with the FAA.
Keep following along with us here at Chip & Co. for all the latest on this developing story.
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