On December 1st, the Orange County Commissioners unanimously approved the rezoning of 11.46 acres to allow the developers to continue moving forward in preparation of the construction of a massive entertainment tower on International Drive in Orlando. More than 50 people voiced their opinions in front of the Mayor and Commissioners, mostly praising and welcoming the new entertainment structure. “I think it’s a great vote of confidence in our region and in tourism and I think it bodes well for the future, ” stated Dr. Sean Snaith, an Economics Professor for UCF.
Ah yes, IAAPA…The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Every year they take over the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the biggest attractions exposition ever. This year was no different; with over 9 miles of vendors and 31,000 attendees, there wasn’t anything “small” about it! This was my 4th year attending and I’ll touch base on a couple of announcements, both in and out of Florida.