Articles tagged “Disney World”

Disney World Parks Reopen in Florida as Pandemic Charts Uncertain Course

Disney World Parks Reopen in Florida as Pandemic Charts Uncertain Course

Steve Holland, Reuters

The happiest place on Earth is a place of mixed emotions right now.

8 hours ago

Petitioners Are Pushing Back on Walt Disney World’s Reopening Plans

Petitioners Are Pushing Back on Walt Disney World’s Reopening Plans

Helen Coster, Reuters

Disney World is set to reopen on July 11, but petitioners think this should be delayed due to the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Florida. If the park does reopen, will it be safe?

2 weeks ago

Momentum Builds to Reopen Disney World as Shopping Area Set to Open This Week

Momentum Builds to Reopen Disney World as Shopping Area Set to Open This Week

Rama Venkat, Reuters

The pieces are falling in place in Orlando as a phased reopening of the Disney resort and theme park get underway.

2 months ago

Others Look to Disney’s Reopening on How to Balance Profits With Safety

Others Look to Disney’s Reopening on How to Balance Profits With Safety

Helen Coster and Lisa Richwine, Reuters

So goes Disney, so goes the world? The company's ability to profitably host large, albeit reduced capacity, crowds at theme parks could be a model for other industries.

2 months ago

SeaWorld Loan Bid Scrutinized by Union After Furlough of Nearly Entire Workforce

SeaWorld Loan Bid Scrutinized by Union After Furlough of Nearly Entire Workforce

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

If the federal loan does get approved, the theme park operator's bosses will face even more pressure to rehire staff.

2 months ago

Characters at Disney World Accuse Tourists of Inappropriate Touching

Characters at Disney World Accuse Tourists of Inappropriate Touching

Associated Press

Tourists are being accused of crossing the line at Disney World with its characters. Disney needs to be more clear to visitors on what the rules are when it comes to Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, and the other characters roaming the park.

7 months ago

Air Gondolas Elevate Disney World’s Transportation System

Air Gondolas Elevate Disney World’s Transportation System

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

These gondolas are almost amusement rides in their own right. While they probably won't make getting around the theme park much easier, they will be fun for visitors.

10 months ago

Disney’s Next Move After Star Wars Land: Marvel Attractions

Disney’s Next Move After Star Wars Land: Marvel Attractions

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Disney announced its Marvel plans nearly two years ago, a few months after opening its Iron Man experience in Hong Kong's Disneyland. Now that Galaxy's Edge has launched, the company will have more time to expand the concept to other characters and other theme parks.

1 year ago

Lyft ‘Minnie Van’ Drivers at Disney World Can Become Teamsters

Lyft ‘Minnie Van’ Drivers at Disney World Can Become Teamsters

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Lyft drivers have a chance to become Teamsters, the result of dealings behind the scenes of the happy facade at Disney World. Will we see more ridesharing drivers organize?

2 years ago