Articles tagged “disney parks”

Disney’s Big Star Wars Theme Park Bet Is a Big Miss

Disney’s Big Star Wars Theme Park Bet Is a Big Miss

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Walt Disney hoped its new Star Wars Land would shore up profits as it makes an expensive push into streaming. But the light crowds and short queues have now manifest in the company's earnings.

2 weeks ago

Disney Teased Fans With Look at New Star Wars Lands

Disney Teased Fans With Look at New Star Wars Lands

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

The new Star Wars Lands will definitely make fans want to visit Disney's U.S. theme parks but making sure crowds don't ruin the experience is a challenge the company is struggling with.

2 years ago

Disney’s Already Tight Security Gets a Boost After Orlando Shooting

Disney’s Already Tight Security Gets a Boost After Orlando Shooting

Leslie Patton and Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg

As with any other horrific terrorist attack, any impact to tourism is always short-term. Especially in destinations like Orlando that already top travelers' wish lists.

3 years ago

Disney World Now Has a Solar Farm Shaped Like Mickey Mouse

Disney World Now Has a Solar Farm Shaped Like Mickey Mouse

Associated Press

We wouldn't expect anything less from the branding experts at Disney.

3 years ago

Disney’s Top Job in Play as Second-in-Command Announces Departure

Disney’s Top Job in Play as Second-in-Command Announces Departure

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Happiest place on earth? Not for chief operating officer Thomas Staggs, who is leaving the company despite expectations that he would take over in two years.

3 years ago

Theme Parks Are Improving Their Food and Drink Game to Meet Guest Demands

Theme Parks Are Improving Their Food and Drink Game to Meet Guest Demands

Sandra Pedicini, Associated Press

Everyone is upping their food game. For parks in Florida, the proximity to quality ingredients year-round is a key to their success.

3 years ago

Disney Counts on 300 Million Tourists to Feed New Shanghai Resort

Disney Counts on 300 Million Tourists to Feed New Shanghai Resort

Christopher Palmeri and Gregory Turk, Bloomberg

Disney's had many years and parks to learn from its mistakes and it looks like Shanghai won't go down in history books as a failed investment.

4 years ago

Disneyland’s Worries Over Measles Outbreak Revealed in Emails to State

Disneyland’s Worries Over Measles Outbreak Revealed in Emails to State

Amy Taxin and Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Making magic can get a little messy now and then.

5 years ago

‘I’m Going to Disneyland’ 2015: This Year’s Super Bowl Winner’s Boast

‘I’m Going to Disneyland’ 2015: This Year’s Super Bowl Winner’s Boast

Jason Clampet, Skift

When you wish upon a star, as the ad says, you'll go down in short-term history as a champion.

5 years ago

Ten Most Popular U.S. Destinations for Facebook Check-Ins in 2014

Ten Most Popular U.S. Destinations for Facebook Check-Ins in 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel interest in national parks is on the rise, suggesting Facebook's check-in data is an indicator of current trends and the places that people are proudest to travel to.

5 years ago

The Working Poor Are the Backbone of Orlando’s Tourism Economy

The Working Poor Are the Backbone of Orlando’s Tourism Economy

Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg

The combination of low wages for many theme park workers, low skilled jobs outside the park gates, and a housing stock flooded with vacation homes creates the perfect storm for central Florida's working poor.

5 years ago

Disney Reaches Tentative Contract Deal With 21,000 Full-Time Workers

Disney Reaches Tentative Contract Deal With 21,000 Full-Time Workers

Sandra Pedicini, Orlando Sentinel

There will always be some wins and some losses for employees during labor agreements, but it sounds like Disney tried to take concerns into account to create an acceptable plan.

5 years ago