Articles tagged “disney”

Travel Advisors With LGBTQ Clients Need to Know Local Norms

Travel Advisors With LGBTQ Clients Need to Know Local Norms

Maria Lenhart, Skift

LGBTQ consumers are a particularly well-traveled and high-spending business source for travel advisors. Serving them requires knowledge and sensitivity about their preferences, as well as the legal and cultural landscape in various destinations.

2 months ago

Disney Gets Tough on Strollers and Smokers to Prep for Star Wars Crowds

Disney Gets Tough on Strollers and Smokers to Prep for Star Wars Crowds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney is clearly awaiting a flood of visitors in the coming months, and high prices alone won't keep crowds in check. Now in-park smoking areas and extra-large strollers have to go.

2 months ago

Disney Will Open Its New Star Wars Expansions Early to Meet Demand

Disney Will Open Its New Star Wars Expansions Early to Meet Demand

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's new Star Wars additions will open earlier than expected, but one big piece will be missing. Will fans flock to be first or wait until everything is operational?

2 months ago

Disney Doesn’t Plan to Spend a Fortune Promoting New Star Wars Attractions

Disney Doesn’t Plan to Spend a Fortune Promoting New Star Wars Attractions

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's CEO seems to expect the company's upcoming Star Wars lands to basically sell themselves. He's probably right, but we still expect to hear plenty about Galaxy's Edge in the coming months.

3 months ago

Disney Is Expanding Its New Shanghai Theme Park — Again

Disney Is Expanding Its New Shanghai Theme Park — Again

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has been talking about expanding its Shanghai theme park complex since before the doors officially opened. Despite a rough patch last year, the company is clearly optimistic about the market's future.

4 months ago

Disney Hikes Prices in California Parks Ahead of Star Wars Opening

Disney Hikes Prices in California Parks Ahead of Star Wars Opening

Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

Over the past couple of years Disney has tweaked its pricing strategy across its parks to reflect consumer demand and with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction opening this summer it has another reason to step up its crowd control planning.

4 months ago

6 Top Theme Park Industry Developments of 2018

6 Top Theme Park Industry Developments of 2018

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Theme parks got more creative with loyalty and pricing, ramped up their building boom, and took steps to raise employee wages in 2018. One operator mounted a turnaround, while another struggled to meet expectations. Here are some highlights from a year of strategic twists and turns.

5 months ago

Disney Makes CEO Bonus Target Harder to Reach

Disney Makes CEO Bonus Target Harder to Reach

Anders Melin, Bloomberg

Disney CEO Bob Iger has extended his contract multiple times, and he's poised to reap a windfall when he finally leaves the company — in addition to the cash he's pulling in during the rest of his tenure. Shareholders showed this year that they weren't happy with his compensation plan, and the board has responded.

6 months ago

Disney’s Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

Disney’s Paris Operations Are a Target of French Tax Investigation

Gaspard Sebag, Bloomberg

This is a complicated case, but one thing is clear: Disney isn't happy French investigators raided its Paris offices, and authorities don't seem to care all that much about what the entertainment giant has to say.

6 months ago

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Christopher Palmeri and Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Fox World aimed to be a key attraction near Kuala Lumpur. But Disney and Fox dropped the theme park. Genting, a casino operator that had bet big on the project, is seeking damages of $1 billion. From the outside, it's impossible to judge if the suit has merit.

6 months ago

Disney CEO Still Bullish on China Despite Shanghai Park Slump

Disney CEO Still Bullish on China Despite Shanghai Park Slump

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney had to lower ticket prices to boost attendance at its two-year-old Shanghai park, but that's not the story at most properties around the world. The company saw its overall theme park revenue jump 9 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter.

6 months ago

Disney Is Spending $20 Million to Keep Florida Gambling in Check

Disney Is Spending $20 Million to Keep Florida Gambling in Check

Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

Gambling companies have long wanted to expand in Florida. Disney, a major force in the state's economy, has been opposed. In the battle of the ballot measure this November, our money is on the mouse.

7 months ago