It’s also a great benefit for Florida, which helped to transform Central Florida into an economic powerhouse and tourism destination. It’s also a significant source of employment for citizens in the region, with 62,000 workers working at the park.

It’s difficult to assess the park’s wider impact, both in terms of environmental benefit and tax loss for surrounding counties and the state. However, it is a fascinating look into what you can get away with as a multinational Fortune 500 corporation that annexes a piece of property big enough to house a major city.