Skip to comments.Obama: I'm going to Disney World
Posted on 01/17/2012 11:27:52 AM PST by crosshairs
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will visit Walt Disney World during a planned trip to Orlando on Thursday, according to a White House aide. There, he will "unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel," the aide added. Details on that strategy were not disclosed. But it would be hard for Obama to pick a locale that's better known than Disney for a tourism announcement. The resort giant in Orlando has four theme parks that collectively draw more than 45 million visitors a year. It doesn't appear, however, that he'll get much love from local politicians. Aides to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said the Florida Democrat was unlikely to attend because the office "got word too late" of the visit and had meetings planned in other parts of the state. And Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is scheduled to be in Washington that day for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. While the details of the announcement are still unknown, there's one topic at the top of the political wish list for Central Florida's tourism industry: Visa reform. The tourism industry has been pushing Congress and Obama to make it easier for visitors from emerging nations such as Brazil, India and China to come to the U.S. as tourists. In Brazil, where citizens have a reputation for loving Orlando's theme parks, there are four consulate offices to conduct the required in-person interviews for people who want a visa to visit the U.S. That means families could have to travel several hundred miles before they are even approved to travel to the U.S. But a recent Congressional appropriations bill gave the Secretary of State the authority to develop a pilot program to use videoconferencing to conduct remote visa interviews for leisure and business visitors.
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I wonder if Sharia, Malika, and Mama Robinson are goin.
I hope nobody confuses him with Dumbo.
who the hell can afford to go to Disney??
we are lucky to keep gas in our vehicle and grocery shop on occasion..
never have we struggled as we do to day.
He’s not talented enough to work there in any capacity.
Regular customers won’t want to see him there (after all, it’s a quality place with talented workers).
Besides, he’s a scumbag and would be prompbly cleaned up by the Disney first-class cleaning crew.
Is Obama trying to keep Goofy from runing against him on the Democratic ticket?? He’s going to dump Biden and offer Goofy the VP spot...(A step up in intelligence!) LOL
I heard Dopey is missing and they need a stand-in. Michelle will take the kids to see Pinocchio so they can figure out why daddys nose isn’t just as long as his.
Will he bring his Styrofoam pillars along or with the management provide some new ones?
I hope he gets to go there again in Jan. 2013 when he wont have anything else to do.
No kidding. Brazillian teen tour groups are EVERYWHERE, and can really jam up the lines. Most of them seem to be having a great time and are reasonably well behaved. However, we've had issues with some very rude behavior from a few of them.
I'm a little suprised to learn that they have trouble getting into the US... because there are so so many of them at Disney World.
I just flipped off President George
I’m goin’ to dizz nee land...
Maybe he is there to study EPCOT as a model of central planning.
So, by a stroke of Obozo's pen, he will sign an executive order which dissolves our southern border and open the floodgates of illegal immigration???
“While the details of the announcement are still unknown, there’s one topic at the top of the political wish list for Central Florida’s tourism industry: Visa reform. “
Unionize theme parks?
There were a ton of them for the Wizarding world of harry potter also, at Universal Studios, last summer.
Zero hasn’t worked a single day in office, has he? Every day is a vacation.
this is going to screw up a whole bunch of vacations.
This is all I - 4 coridor voter pandering.
15% of disney employees were fired thanks to Obama.
is he too stupid to remember that? because of him a whole host of people in that area became unemployed.
BUT WAIT what about all those Nasa cutbacks? there is a ecoonomic dead zone.
Obama is nothing more than an incompetent boob who could not be a costa cruise captain.
I believe the constant “leaks” regarding the Obamas’ lavish travel, parties, and leisure time activities are deliberate finger pokes in the eye of the political right. I mean seriously, how difficult would it be for Obama and crew to restrain themselves while it office, giving the air of austerity, and then live well later? Answer: for a normal family, not much.