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Pulte Confirms Plans For New Vacation Home Resort In Four Corners

Pulte Confirms Plans For New Vacation Home Resort In Four Corners

Orlando Division Director Clint Ball recently announced the homebuilder expects to close this summer on 151 acres on Sand Mine Road, on the Polk County side of the county line. He said the newest community, dubbed Windsor Ridge, would be a replacement for Pulte's Windsor at Westside.

Disney Flips Switch On New 270-Acre Solar Facility To Power Resort

Disney Flips Switch On New 270-Acre Solar Facility To Power Resort

The new solar farm joins the infamous Mickey-shaped 5MW solar park that Disney installed next to its Epcot center in 2016 and will provide up to 25% of the power used by Disney World. That’s equivalent to powering two of Disney’s theme parks, which is no small feat.

Atlanta Company Buys Reunion Resort & Club Near Walt Disney World

Atlanta Company Buys Reunion Resort & Club Near Walt Disney World

Kingwood International Resorts has purchased the AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort and released an ambitious expansion plan for the Disney-area golf destination. Kingwood announced plans to make significant investments in Reunion Resort, including the addition of 1,200 rental accommodations, a new 400-room hotel with convention and meeting facilities to enhance the resort’s condominium and private home rentals.

Orlando Airport Seeks Family Facial Recognition Tech To Speed Up Efficiency

Orlando Airport Seeks Family Facial Recognition Tech To Speed Up Efficiency

Being able to move guests at a much faster rate would make vacations smoother and help improve the Orlando experience. “We’ve been working with U.S. Customs & Border Protection on a facial recognition system for international arrivals,” Brown said during Orlando Business Journal’s Feb. 8 Making the Connection: Smart Cities, Smarter Transportation luncheon at the airport. “The next step is to install a camera that actually can take a family at one time and process them in the system.”

The Active Adult Market Continues To Expand Its Options In Orlando

The Active Adult Market Continues To Expand Its Options In Orlando

It’s no surprise for those of us that call “The City Beautiful” home, that we’re now seeing expanded development options for Baby Boomers through an abundance of newly announced Active Adult (55+ communities), for those looking to take advantage of the pleasant and serene living atmosphere which is perfect for senior citizens in their retirement age.

Orlando International Airport Remains Busiest Airport in Florida for 2018

Orlando International Airport Remains Busiest Airport in Florida for 2018

The passenger numbers for 2018 have been counted and once again Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest airport in the state of Florida with a record 47.7 million annual passengers, up 6.9 percent over 2017. MCO surpassed 150 non-stop domestic and international destinations in 2018, which contributed greatly to the airport’s increased airline activity, seat availability and passenger traffic numbers.

Need Convincing About Orlando Being The Vacation Capital Of The World?

Need Convincing About Orlando Being The Vacation Capital Of The World?

Tourism annually generates approximately $71 billion in economic impact and supports roughly 449,000 jobs (41% of Orlando’s workforce). Visitor spending, in the neighborhood of $45 billion, provides more than $2 billion in state taxes and $3 billion in local taxes. Also, since 2009, visitation has increased 55%, while visitor spending is up 75%.

Orlando Leads Nation In Job Growth 4 Years In A Row

Orlando Leads Nation In Job Growth 4 Years In A Row

The Orlando region is No. 1 in the nation for job growth for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) continued its trajectory as the fastest growing job market in the country for 2018. Forbes cited Orlando’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job growth in recent years as one contributing factor, explaining “Orlando (is) actually now adding STEM jobs at a faster clip than the Bay Area metros."

Aquatica Becomes First Water Park to Be a Certified Autism Center

Aquatica Becomes First Water Park to Be a Certified Autism Center

“As the first water park in the world to complete the training and become a Certified Autism Center, Aquatica Orlando is proud to provide fun and memorable experiences through exceptional service,” said David Heaton, Vice President of Aquatica Orlando in a statement. “We continually strive to create safe and meaningful experiences for all of our guests, and we are committed in our efforts to offer families inclusive activities for children with autism and other special needs.”

Orlando International Shatters the 47 Million Annual Passenger Mark

Orlando International Shatters the 47 Million Annual Passenger Mark

“This is a significant milestone in Orlando International Airport’s history because it shows the sustained strength of the Central Florida economy,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With over 47 million annual passengers and growing, we must continue to plan and build for future growth, following the vision that was established more than three decades ago.”