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Tourism by Numbers

Florida is a special place. Every year millions of people fly in to enjoy everything that the Sunshine State has to offer. In fact, 116.5 million people made Florida their vacation destination in 2017. Every guest contributes to the lives of over 1.4 million residents who work in the tourism industry.

But we’re not the only ones looking at big numbers. Get excited to visit Florida with these fun facts about our great state.

Water Play

  • Florida’s 1,350 miles of sandy coastline is home to 570 beaches
  • There are more than 15 water parks spread out across the state, 4 of which are within 10-20 minutes of our hotel (Aquatica, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Volcano Bay)
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon’s massive Surf Pool spans 2.5 acres, holds 3 million gallons of water, and uses 80,000 gallons to create each wave in the pool
  • Florida has 720 springs

Theme Parks

  • There are more than 20 theme parks in Florida—the largest ones are located in Orlando and Tampa
  • There are 1,100 acres of theme park at Walt Disney World Resort
  • Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom is 189 feet tall
  • The tallest ride in Florida is also the tallest of its kind in the world: The StarFlyer, which stands at 450 feet at Icon Orlando 360
  • Mako at SeaWorld is the fastest coaster in Orlando, taking off at 73 miles per hour
  • There are more than00 animals on the Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom
  • About 56,000 people visit Magic Kingdom every day
  • More than 9 million people visited Universal Orlando in 2017
  • The amount of steps walked daily (per person) at Walt Disney World is about 19.2 thousand steps. That’s roughly 9.5 miles (15.2 kilometers)
  • Disney World makes about $6.2 million per day, per park


  • International Drive is 11.1 miles long
  • The SunTrust Financial Center in Downtown Orlando is the tallest building at 441 feet
  • Orlando sees about 72 million people visiting each year
  • There are more than 100 lakes in Orlando
  • Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando is really a giant sinkhole that reaches depths of 23 feet
  • Speaking of Lake Eola, its home to more than 50 swans ranging throughout 5 different breeds
  • Orlando has a huge arts community with more than 100 theaters, workshops, and studios spread out from Winter Garden to Oviedo
  • There are three state universities in Orlando and more than 20 different state colleges.


As you can see, we’ve got a lot to offer our visitors. Make sure that you book your next stay in the heart of the action and join the millions of people who have chosen Rosen Hotels & Resorts as their hotels of choice since 1974.

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