No other theme park destination spans the size and scale of Walt Disney World, which is nearly twice the size of the island of Manhattan with four theme parks, over 25 Resort hotels, two water parks, a world-class shopping, dining and entertainment district and more. According to the Themed Entertainment Association, Walt Disney World is the most visited theme park destination in the world.
The significant growth of Disney’s economic impact in the state comes after an unprecedented period of growth and expansion across Walt Disney World over the last decade, including:
New theme park lands themed to Disney’s incomparable library of intellectual property, including franchises such as Star Wars, Toy Story and AVATAR.
- More attractions and experiences based on world-beloved characters and stories like Mickey Mouse, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ratatouille and Beauty and the Beast.
- The growth of Disney’s onsite transportation network with the innovative Disney Skyliner gondola system.
- New resort hotels including more Disney Vacation Club properties and value options for families like Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
- Nearly doubling the size of the Disney Springs shopping and dining district to include dozens of additional tenants and small businesses.
Disney Cruise Line operations have also grown in Florida over the last several years, with the addition of more ships and additional ports in the state such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale.