Disney Resort in Florida is set to open in 2018 with a full-service resort on the Florida Keys, a move that will boost tourism and tourism businesses.
The theme park will also be in operation on the island of Oahu and will be the first major expansion of a theme park in the United States since Disney closed the Anaheim theme park due to declining attendance in recent years.
Disneyland, which opened in 1955 and has been a theme resort since 1972, is one of the most visited theme parks in the world.
Its annual attendance hit a record of 2.5 million in 2016, topping the previous record of 1.7 million set in 2011, according to the parks’ website.
Disney said it was working with Florida state and local governments to finalise plans to build the resort in 2019.
A Disney spokesperson said in a statement that the theme park “has been in development for more than 10 years, and we look forward to welcoming guests to Orlando in 2018.”
The resort will include two hotels and three themed areas, including an infinity pool, a castle and a theme playground, which will be part of the park’s Signature Experience, the spokesperson said.
The park is set for a total of 12 hotels and six theme parks across Florida.
The Disney resort in Florida will be a new addition to the Disney theme park portfolio, following the closing of Anaheim, California, Disney theme parks last year.
Disney opened the Anaheim Disneyland Resort and California Adventure Resort in 1971.