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Economic Impact of Disney World, Florida

Subjects

Florida; Orlando (Fla.); Walt Disney World (Fla.); EPCOT Center (Fla.); Business planning; Economic research; Marketing research; Tourism

Description

Disneyworld, near Orlando, Florida is to be a unique and ambitious new type of development. It will consist not only of an imaginative theme park built with the experience and knowledge gained in developing Disneyland, but will also contain a model community representing the optimum living patterns of the future. This model community, called EPCOT -- Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow -- will feature a town center with a full complement of commercial facilities, office space, and a cultural-recreation complex. The town center will be surrounded by residential areas and necessary community services, as well as an industrial park designed to be a showplace and showcase for American industry. It is evident that a development of the size and scope planned will have an important economic impact on the economy of the area in which it is built. Economics Research Associates (ERA) was retained to measure and analyze the probable economic effect of Disneyworld on the economy of Florida as a whole and on the immediately surrounding area. Considerable economic data and information regarding all aspects of Disneyworld, the economy of Florida, and Florida tourism in particular, have been developed by Economics Research Associates during numerous preliminary planning studies for Disneyworld. This knowledge and information have been used extensively in this report. This report has the following sections: 1) introduction, 2) economic impact of Disneyworld on the State of Florida, construction expenditures at Disneyworld, net increase in tourism, new employment generated at Disneyworld, state tax revenue, 3) economic impact of Disneyworld on Central Florida, tourism and visitor expenditures, tourism and visitor expenditures, employee expenditures, construction materials and equipment, local tax revenues, effect of Disneyworld on basic economic activities, effect on other visitor oriented facilities. This report has 7 tables.

Publisher

Economics Research Associates

Client

Walt Disney Productions

Date Original

1-20-1967

Document Type

Report

Identifier

1084; DP0004159

Language

English

Rights

Copyright: University of Central Florida Special Collections. Permission to publish must be obtained from Special Collections in writing. Contact (407) 823-2576 or online at http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Number of Pages

36 pages

Keywords

Florida; Orlando (Fla.); Walt Disney World; EPCOT; Market research; Economic research; Tourism

Place

Florida; Orlando (Fla.)

Digital Reproduction Specialists

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2005.

Is Referenced By

http://library.ucf.edu/specialcollections/Collections/ManuscriptsPrice.php (University of Central Florida Special Collections Harrison "Buzz" Price Papers finding aid); http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF033206285 (University of Central Florida Libraries Online Catalog)

College

Information Technologies & Resources

Unit

University Libraries

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