At a black-tie gala to celebrate the grand opening of the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, developer David Mitzner, a former prisoner of war, spoke about the origins of the project. "There was one interchange that did not belong to Disney," said Mitzner, referring to the land off Interstate 4 near Walt Disney World Resorts. "I looked at it, I liked it, but at the time, I never knew what I was going to do with it." Seventeen years later, it all came into focus. On December 4, fireworks ...

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