Disney delays campus project bringing 2,000 workers from California to Florida
ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – Following reports last year that The Walt Disney Company planned to move at least 2,000 workers from California to Florida, the company announced plans would be delayed.
Initial plans were to help bring creative and business teams from California to Florida by building a new regional campus in central Florida, the company said.
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The Walt Disney Company said the campus would be built just south of Orlando International Airport, between 417 Tollway and Lake Nona Boulevard.
Company officials told News 6 they were aligning the relocation period with the campus’ new projected completion date of 2026. The Walt Disney Company originally said employees were to move to Florida by the end of of 2022.
“While a growing number of our employees, who will eventually work on campus, have already moved to Central Florida, we also want to continue to provide flexibility for those moving, especially as the expected completion date of campus is now in 2026,” the company said. “Therefore, where possible, we are aligning the relocation period with the completion of the campus.”
Previous reports have shown concerns that the plans could drive up the cost of already competitive housing in central Florida, with workers in California’s inflated real estate market potentially buying up local properties.
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