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posted on November 15th, 2012 by Wilma Colón, Media Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort


More Than 150 Community Leaders Gathered to Hear About the Positive Impact New Fantasyland is Having on Central Florida

More than 150 community leaders yesterday got a glimpse of the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom Park history. In between sampling the fare at Be Our Guest Restaurant and experiencing attractions like Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid and Enchanted Tales with Belle, on Wednesday they heard about the positive impact New Fantasyland is having on Central Florida.

More Than 150 Community Leaders Gathered to Hear About the Positive Impact New Fantasyland is Having on Central Florida

“There is no better way to celebrate this landmark occasion than by sharing New Fantasyland with our Central Florida friends and neighbors,” said Meg Crofton, president, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France. “Not only is this magical, story-filled land a milestone for Walt Disney World Resort, it’s a boost for local jobs and businesses, and it offers families yet another reason to visit Central Florida.”

More Than 150 Community Leaders Gathered to Hear About the Positive Impact New Fantasyland is Having on Central Florida

The expansion has created jobs and economic opportunity for the region. Since work began in 2010, New Fantasyland has generated 700 construction jobs. And when it’s complete in 2014, it will have added another 800 operational jobs, ranging from skilled mechanical jobs to management positions.

More Than 150 Community Leaders Gathered to Hear About the Positive Impact New Fantasyland is Having on Central Florida

“Walt Disney World Resort is an integral part of the fabric of Central Florida, so it’s rewarding to help build this unique feature of the Magic Kingdom Park from the ground up,” said Brian Butler of JCB Construction, a minority-owned underground utility and site development firm based in Orlando. “Because of this project, we were also able to retain many valuable employees.”

More Than 150 Community Leaders Gathered to Hear About the Positive Impact New Fantasyland is Having on Central Florida

In celebrating the upcoming grand opening of New Fantasyland with the community, yesterday’s event also included a $55,000 donation to the Orange County Library System. The donation honors Belle’s love of reading and 1955, the year the first Fantasyland opened at the Disneyland Resort.

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Shawn from IL on November 15th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Apparently there is a universal appeal

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Barbara from MS on November 16th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Oh, I can’t stand the wait!! I **SO** want to be there!!! Look at those elegant chairs, that awesome decor! 191 days to my Disney Vacation!!!

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