In plans that were revealed Tuesday, the White House has announced that President Barack Obama will be paying a visit to Walt Disney World later today. The president is expected to reveal policies that will give U.S. tourism a boost.
Central to the president’s message will be the push for visa reform, especially for countries like Brazil and China. The process for obtaining visas to visit the U.S. from both countries is arduous, and require in-person interviews and several days’ wait to gain permission to travel here.
Air Force One will be landing at Orlando International Airport late Thursday morning. From there, President Obama will be whisked directly to Magic Kingdom, sources say. The theme park will be his only stop during the short trip to Florida; he is only expected to be in the Sunshine State for approximately three hours.
To accommodate the President’s visit, Disney has increased security throughout the resort, and is restricting parking at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which will serve as a staging area for media. Other changes include cancelling Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom and delaying the start of a regularly scheduled parade. In an effort to alleviate what are sure to be heavy crowds at Disney’s most popular theme park, the resort has also extended hours at the other three parks, and has added additional entertainment in Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well.
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