EDC Orlando’s numbers prove 2019 was the most successful year yet
Since the inaugural year EDC Orlando (Electric Daisy Carnival) has been one of the most successful additions to the EDC family. The main edition in Las Vegas goes on from Friday to Sunday, but Orlando just had two days until it’s 2019 edition saw the expansion to a full three-day experience. Not only did this switch benefit Insomniac – the masterminds behind EDC and a lot more – but it benefitted the city itself.
First of all, let’s talk about the actual festival itself. The expansion meant that it could fit in 225,000 ravers as opposed to just 110,000 in 2018 since the grounds expanded from 29.5 acres to 40 acres (roughly). For those interested in all the equipment that it takes to put together the visual spectacle that Insomniac have nailed perfectly: 77 lasers, 74 flame components, over 16,000 lighting elements and 5,000 video/visual tiles came together across four stages to blend with the music to create a stimulating audio and visual experience.
Orlando as a city also greatly benefitted from the increased size too. As of right now, EDC Orlando is estimated to have a $50 million economic benefit which is $15 million more than 2018’s edition. A huge leap in just one year, Insomniac will also donate $60,000 via their charity organisation Insomniac Cares to Strengthen Orlando which is a non-profit started in 2009 as a means to help strengthen the community through resources and funding. Always caring about whichever city they organise their event in, the famous events company always goes above and beyond to give back to the places that let them host their popular events.
Unfortunately though, with massive scale events like these there are bad things that come along with them. This year, reports hit news websites shortly after the last day reporting that Palm Beach County deputies arrested a man and found 104 stolen phones, credit cards and drivers licenses that belonged to attendees. Five arrests were made in connection with cocaine and firearm possession, 34 stolen phones and up to $20,000 worth of stolen media passes and a whopping 91 noise complaints were made.
EDC Orlando returns stronger than ever on November 13, 14 and 15 2020 at Tinker Field.