Obama’s Going to Disney World

Jan 17, 2012 3:34pm

President Obama will travel to the battleground state of Florida Thursday to unveil a new “strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel” at the place where “dreams come true”: Disney World.

With the iconic Cinderella Castle reportedly as his backdrop, the president will unveil the latest installment in his “We Can’t Wait” (for Congress) campaign. The series of executive actions are intended to show the president is taking charge on the economy while his jobs bill remains stalled on Capitol Hill.

Although the White House has not announced the details of the president’s plan, the tourism industry is eager for the administration to make it easier for visitors from emerging nations, such as Brazil, India and China, to receive tourism visas.

The symbolism of announcing a new tourism initiative at the mega-resort is clear: Disney World welcomes about 45 million visitors a year.

The Florida theme park is part of the Walt Disney Co., as is ABC.

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