Disney study says Walt Disney World adds $18.2 billion to Florida economy

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:26 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Walt Disney World and its related businesses in Florida generate an estimated $18.2 billion a year in economic activity and more than 1 out of every 50 jobs in the state, according to an impact study paid for by the giant resort and released Wednesday morning.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:26 PM

"We looked at ourselves, and gosh darn are we great! Just wanted you to know."

Wonder what they are about to ask for from Tallahassee.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:04 PM

High speed rail!!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:15 PM

In related news, a study done by me has found me to be completely awesome.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:25 PM

A counter study by me says kpjb should get a high speed rail.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:53 PM

If kpjb could support a high speed rail, he'd already have one.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 4:36 PM

Its already proven that kpjb's corridor is the most trafficked, therefore, hence, ergo, he should get it.

ummm....huh?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:43 PM

The motivation for this study is probably a bigger part of their lobbying efforts to get whatever it is that's important to them. I'm not even a little surprised that they'd put something like this out there.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:08 PM

Mickey Mouse for governor?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:15 PM

Can't screw up the ballot count any worse with those big hands he has got.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:12 PM

Corkscrew Follies said:
Can't screw up the ballot count any worse with those big hands he has got.

As long as there is no hanging chads......

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:54 PM

It IS a small world after all, and we are responsible for 2.5 percent of it.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:59 PM

WDW is certainly the economic engine of Orlando... not sure about the whole state though.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:27 PM

So Disney jobs represent 1 and 50 jobs while retirement homes and golf courses make up the other 49 out of the remaining 50 jobs.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:46 PM

Audioslaved said:
So Disney jobs represent 1 and 50 jobs while retirement homes and golf courses make up the other 49 out of the remaining 50 jobs.

What are you basing that on? The aerospace industry is kind of big down here. There are also beaches and non-Disney cruises and other assorted tourism.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:12 PM

^ I think someone missed the sarcasm in audioslaved's post

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