The Orlando Sentinel from Orlando, Florida on February 3, 1967 · Page 1
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Friday, February 3, 1967
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Disney 7. brld Story In Section C CIVE TO UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY m entmel - ' s ' "" iAr, Complete WW Bonus Pg. U A Movies 5E Classified 4D Obituaries 3D Comics 2B Radio-TV 10A Editorial 6A Sports IE Financial 4B Women IF RESIDENTIAL MARCH February 4-6 Vol.82 No. 266 52raei lis a Privilege to Live in Central Florida Orlando, Florida, Friday, February 3, 1967 itNtiitri iitrPHOM Uuan J-Mll 10 Cu. Florida 9 50,000 New Jobs Due In 10 Years By DON RIDER Itntliwl Staff Disney World means 50,000 new, jobs. Half those will be Disney World oriented, half to support the new population. THE SURGE MAY begin in June with the first earthmoving. The impact of tourism begins in 1970 if all goes well with the opening of the amusement park. Gov. Claude Kirk Thur6day dramatized the economic thrust from the $600 million worldwide attraction Disney interests will locate on 27,400 acres in Orange and Osceola Counties. IN THE PUBLId announcement to 903 invited guests, seated at Park West theater, Winter Park, the late Walt Disney himself, through a movie made last fall, expounded on his ambitions. His interest clearly centered on X EPCOT, Experimental Prototype -Community of Tomorrow, a place where 20,000 permanent residents would live in comfort and conveni- ence unknown today. The commercial center of this futuristic city would have a 30-story apartment tower, surrounded ' by a 50 to 75-acre enclosed, airconditioned mall. MONORAIL WILL be the main transportation throughout the 43-square mile site. EPCOT is the project that captured Disney's imagination, but it will not be first in development, or even in the first stage. His brother, Roy, president and chairman of the board of Walt Disney Productions, revealed the change in planning. ROY DISNEY said the theme park, similar but five times larger than Disneyland at Anaheim, will be built first. "We believe if we get eight to 12 million customers there it will be a lot easier to attract industry." Saturday there will be a public hearing at the same theater on U.S. 17-92 at Lee Road in Winter Park for the local legislation Disney requests. . Disney World Unveiled? T ' rf 0 o n o n o giusucexDiaiiG U 1 , Siroercalifra 10C10H8 tc i s ? 'K..- 4: Wit t 1 V A )ir ft v-.y : r?JI ' "j rf- Commercial, International Shopping Area, 50 Acres Of City Street And Buildings Rendering Shows EPCOrs Theme Hotel, Other Office Buildings Projecting Skyward Through Roof Of City (Copyright, 1M, Walt Dlsnty Production!) THE DISNEY team puts utmost importance on the law changes. Roy Disney spoke of "our demands protect the Disney trade names. " and turning to Governor Kmc be governed by the Reedy Creek Improvement District. State legislation will be asked to said, "I use that word as softly as I President Donn B. Tatum outlined the legislation: 1. Creation of two nearly identical municipalities, one in the north part of the property, including Bay Lake and called The City of Bay Lake, the other on both sides of Florida 530 for a length of two miles and called The City of Reedy Creek. 2. AMENDING THE Reedy Creek Drainage District, calling it the Reedy Creek Improvement District, and giving it municipal' powers. EPCOT, as a municipality,, will FROM SOUTH to north the layout on Disney World will be: Jet airport in Osceola County, north of State , Road 530, an entrance complex with parking for 11,000 cars, a 1,000-acre industrial park to be a showcase for new ideas, then EPCOT, and on the far north, the amusement park. Roy Disney at one point guessed the public would be invited when $75 million has been invested in the theme park. He later guessed an ultimate investment in this park at $150 million. The airport, said Vice President William E.. Potter, may come late in the first phase, or in the second iiiiiirifiiiiiiiiir(ti(iiftiiiiiiii'iitiiiifiiiiiiiriittitrfifiiiiiiiiiiiiitif iiiiiiitiitiiiiiiiiiniiiitiiiiiiiitiffiiiiiiiitiiiiittfiiiiiiiiinifiriif iittitiii Sentinel Star Combined Daily I Net Paid Circulation: Week Ending Jan. 23, 1967 157,713 I Week Ending Jan. 26, 1966 - 152,793 Gain Over Last Year 49920 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiim phase of construction. It also will be a place to experiment with accommodations, not only for commercial airline traffic, but also for the 300,000 persons a year who come to Florida in private aircraft. v DISNEY said he saw no conflict with Orlando's destiny, either in airport or convention business. "We hope Orlando will go forward with a super airport and we are sure Orlando will continue to get its share of the convention business," he said. Adjoining the theme park will be championship golf courses, tennis courts, " horseback riding, water sports and a series of hotels and motels for the family vacationer. Governor Kirk quoted the Los Angeles firm of Economic Research Associates on the Disney World effect on Florida. : HE SAID, "During its initial construction and first 10 years of operation Disney World will directly generate $6i6 billion in measurable economic benefits for the State of Florida as a whole. "Of this amount $3,978 billions will result from 'expenditures by new tourists attracted to the state by Disney World.. Another $2,281 billion represents new payrolls, including construction, tourist oriented employment, industrial employment and additional, retail and service employment. Approximately 80 per cent of these generated for' the State of Florida whose construction cost may reach : an additional 50,000 full-time jobs, $750 million." 25,000 of which will be Disney After the governor had repeated . World oriented and an additional his millions and billions in two - 25,000 of which will support this theater auditoriums, Roy Disney payrolls will be spent in Central new population,", the governor quipped, while answering a ques' said. tion about the cost ol .ijlui, "i wouldn't go as far as those figures the governor was throwing around." . , Florida. ' A p proximately $414 million will be spent for construction materials and equipment. . He continued, "These 50,000 new jobs will support an increase in population of about 128,000 people. This new population will require an estimated 37,700 dwelling units, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirfiiriifiiitiiftiiiiiiiiiiiirfiiiiiiiifiTiiiiiitiiiitiiiiiiiutiiHifitiiitiiiiiitiiiiiiaiiitiiiiiiiifiriifiiiiitiiiiiitiiiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiTiiiiiiiiiitiiii "BY THE END of Its 10th year of operation Disney World will have Impact Of Disney World " Economic benefits for Florida in first 10 years of operation . . . $6.6 billion , . ; Expenditures by ' new tourists attracted to state . . . $3,978 billion New payrolls for jobs created . . . $2,261 billion ., . " To be spent by new payrolls in Central Florida . . . $1.8 billion ' Increase in population resulting from . 50,000 new jobs '. . . 128,000 New dwelling units for new population . . . 37,700 Construction cost for new dwelling units . . . $750 million New taxes to. be collected by county and municipal govern- Cr acker Jim Sez: There may be a few of them there drizzle-drazzles aroun here today, but I'm shore not lookin for em tn amount to a : '. 1 hill of beans. Course, I "?lvl with them drizzlers there'll be some them dark clouds. but that sunshine W y fiA am i uuiuia uo anui ;.:yv off completely. Iffin ments of , Central Florida ... To be spent for construction' $101.8 million - materials and equipment . . , $414 New revenues to accrue to state million '., . government ... $243 million Additional jobs to be generated To be spent by visitors and local at -end of 10th year . . . 50,000 'guests at Disney World in Central (25,000 to be Disney World-orient- Florida in first 10 years . . $2.7 ed,' 25,000 to support this new' billion population) To be spent .for retail goods and New full-time jobs to be created services in first 10 years by visitors 70s, turning colder Saturday. South. in first year of operation . . . 7,585 . . . $1.5 billion erly winds 8 to 18 m.p.h., shifting to northerly. - I'm readin them signs rite hits gonna be another fittin an warm day, but jest a little bit on the ' cloudy side. Today's Weather Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers. High in middle r

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