Orlando theme park expansion creates thousands of jobs

Posted Monday, October 29, 2012 10:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Orlando's theme parks have been on a multibillion-dollar building binge in recent years, from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando to an expanded Fantasyland at Walt Disney World to a soon-to-open Antarctica complex at SeaWorld Orlando. And those capital investments are translating into new jobs for a local economy that is still dependent on tourism.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Monday, October 29, 2012 10:20 AM

Fear the economy! Vote for me!

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Monday, October 29, 2012 12:29 PM

Jebus!!! didn't know Disney employed that many people in Central Florida alone. That's like a moderately sized city.

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Monday, October 29, 2012 12:44 PM

And those were just direct employees.

I was just thinking about the same thing the when we were in Anaheim last week.

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