Splendid China closure end of an Orlando shakeout

Posted Friday, January 2, 2004 10:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

While Florida Splendid China closed Wednesday after struggling for 10 years to find a moneymaking niche, a crowded Walt Disney World was turning away customers this week and a busy Sea World Orlando felt healthy enough to plan a $2 boost in ticket prices. The contrast in fortunes marked the latest in a Darwinian shakeout in central Florida's tourism market where only the biggest and strongest have survived two years of stagnant growth since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Read more from AP via The Sun-Sentinel.

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