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68 Million Visitors in 2016 and a Guinness World Records

May 11th, 2017 8:38 PM by Brent Ferry

The numbers are in. Visit Orlando announced today that 68 million people visited the Orlando area in 2016. Despite some drops in theme park attendance, fears about Zika virus, a deadly alligator attack, shootings at Pulse nightclub, the post Brexit pound, a weak Canadian dollar, Hurricane Matthew, and more, 2016 showed an increase from 66 million visitors in 2015. Orlando International Airport saw an increase to 41.9 million passengers. The Orange County Convention Center's attendee figures rose to 1.46 million.

With a new campaign called #OrlandosBIGThankYou, Visit Orlando also achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for collecting the most hand-written thank you cards in a 24-hour period. The 3,144 cards will be mailed out to people in Visit Orlando's database.

Year-over-year growth is expected to continue with the upcoming openings of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park.

Today also marks the final showing of "Wishes" at the Magic Kingdom. The most visited theme park in the world is getting a new fireworks show, “Happily Ever After”, which is set to debut tomorrow, May 12, 2017.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 11th, 2017 8:38 PM

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