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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Obama should be a spokesman for Costa Cruises.
Seriously, if and when Obama decides to travel to WDW I can just imagine what will happen, they will shut down the park areas to everyone else.
What? He's gonna disband the TSA?
As King and Queen of the Land of Make Believe I am sure the Obamas have life time passes to all fantasy oriented amusement parks.
I think Rick Scott and the Florida tourism board will be less than thrilled to have Zero interfering in their business.
Nah... that offer's going to a less benign character!
GET YOUR PHOTOSHOP READY!
That’s the point. Wouldn’t want to ruin a Obama family vacation with those pesky tourists who saved and spent their own money to go on a vacation.
Yes folks, it’s true.
O’Bozo is now certifiably insane.
This SOB will announce some new video thing to make it easier for foreigners to visit Disney.Bet me the media fawns like thewon no one was waiting for;is fixing all and how great he is as he shuts disney down so MO’s lard behind can go on space mountain.I also just read he will announce his re nomination in a huge open arena in NC.Who will be the audience? Who will they pay to clap when he says he is running again?
That’s funny I thought we were already in Disneyland with this administration. The White house is the “NEW” Disneyland.
I just crashed the US economy.
Now I’m going to Dizz Knee Land.
Title: Goofy goes to FantasyLand
A mickey mouse idiot, presenting his goofy ideas, for his one small world agenda...
Will wonders never cease.
“who the hell can afford to go to Disney””??
I’ll tell you who, foreigners.
You go there and WOW is there a passel of folks from all over the world.
From Ohio, Michigan, Illinois? Not so much.
Foreigners love going to inexpensive third world countries on vacation, particularly if the peasants are well behaved and generally friendly.
REMOVE the checkpoints all along the MEXICAN border!!
WDW is already unionized by the Teamsters. They’ve been rude or even nasty to my two young children. My 20-month old’s infraction was not saying “Thank you” to the attendant after she shoved a piece of candy into her hand during Mickey’s Not So Scary celebration. It was 4 hours past my daughter’s bed time and she was barely at speaking age. Let alone the fact the attendant was behind a waist high podium and it was dark. My daughter looked at the candy and then left and right and had no idea what was going on. She couldn’t even see the attendant at her level. Nonetheless the attendant yelled at her “Fine! No more candy for You!”. -At a 20-month old.
I could go on but instead I did not renew our annual passes. Busch gardens has much less retarded workers who are nice and helpful to kids. Instead of WDW I purchased annual passes to the new Legoland. Good riddance to the rat.
“we are lucky to keep gas in our vehicle and grocery shop on occasion...never have we struggled as we do to day.”
I hear ya loud and clear on that one. It’s the toughest out there I’ve seen since I was a little kid in the late 1970’s. High fuel prices and rising food costs (at least in my area) are squeezing even the most frugal folks I know.
I feigned shock at his ethnically insensitive remark, but he stood his ground. Alas, I can not report first hand. Kids are grown, husband could not get time off so all I did was the pool and tequila. I took his word for it because by 1:00 I didn't care about no stinkin’ Brazilians.
ditto, never in 34 years of marriage...
What’s he going to do, nationalize the airlines and theme parks, making them all free for “the workers”?
“Obama just ruined vacations for tens of thousands of people with his security detail and entourage.”
That was my first thought. Obama once again, thoughtlessly but deliberately, impinges on Americans. He just doesn’t seem to care about what his actions do to us. I would be furious if I had spent the money needed to schlep to Orlando with the family, paid exorbitant costs to stay there, and subsist for a few days’ getaway. Then this clown and his entourage swing in, close the park and have their way. Simply outrageous!