Orlando Announces Record 59 Million Visitors in 2013

Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel at IPW 2014 

With seven of the top theme parks in the world, Orlando is never short on attracting visitors from all over the world who seek unforgettable vacation memories. And with the continuous expansion of our world-class attractions and resorts, even more visitors, 59 million to be exact, are coming to Orlando than ever before.

During the announcement made today at the U.S. Travel Association's premier conference, Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel stated that "Orlando continues to lead the nation as its most visited destination."

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Orlando is experiencing one of the most significant expansion periods in the destination's history. Universal Orlando Resort will open the world's first centrally themed, multi-park experience this summer by expanding The Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both of its theme parks.

SeaWorld Orlando recently opened Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin - the biggest expansion in its company's history, while Walt Disney World Resort will complete a multiyear project that is doubling the size of Fantasyland when it debuts the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster this summer.

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If that was not enough, a variety of additional attractions and enhancements to the popular retail, dining and entertainment districts are underway. By 2017, Orlando will be among the first destinations with on-airport intermodal facilities in the U.S. and the first airport in Florida to conveniently support air travel, ground transportation and rail.

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