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Disney’s Planet Hollywood to lay off 468 workers next year

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Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs is making plans to lay off more than 450 workers. According to a notice posted on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website Monday, the company plans 468 layoffs to take place between Jan. 6 and 19. In February Planet Hollywood announced it was transforming its Orlando flagship location into a four-story stargazing observatory set to debut in spring 2016. The renovations are scheduled to begin early next year. Disney Springs, formerly named Downtown Disney,…

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Downtown Disney gives way to Disney Springs

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Downtown Disney has become Disney Springs and the popular Walt Disney World complex is also getting a new look. The name change was made officials during a ceremony on Tuesday at Waterview Park next door to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which has an Indiana Jones-theme. On Wednesday, a new restaurant, Morimoto Asia, opens to the public. Keith Bradford, the vice president of Disney Springs, said the new name is “a huge milestone.” And, he said, “there’s plenty more to come.”…

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Senate leadership to hold July funder at Cirque Du Soleil

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Florida’s Senate Majority leadership will be holding a July fundraiser featuring a performance at Cirque Su Soleil in Downtown Disney, Orlando. As first reported by Matt Dixon in Political Fix Florida, the reception, which includes dinner and live “La Nouba” show, is on Thursday, July 9; dinner at Downtown Disney is at 6 p.m., show beings 9 p.m. Hosting the event, which benefits Senate Majority 2016, are Senate President Andy Gardiner, Majority Leader Bill Galvano, and state Sens. Lizbeth Benacquisto, Joe…

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