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Articles tagged “disney”

Shanghai Disneyland Partially Reopens as Coronavirus Infections Slow in China

Shanghai Disneyland Partially Reopens as Coronavirus Infections Slow in China

Brenda Goh, Reuters

Not only does Shanghai Disneyland's partial reopening signify that China has turned a corner in its virus battle, it also sends a glimmer of hope for Asia's embattled travel industry that things could be turning for the better soon.

3 weeks ago

Guests May Still Be Hesitant to Visit Disney’s Latest Star Wars Land

Guests May Still Be Hesitant to Visit Disney’s Latest Star Wars Land

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Looks like Disney's second Star Wars park is turning out to be another Phantom Menace. Maybe involving Baby Yoda, Star Wars' latest big hit, will bring some fresh ideas to attract hesitant vacationers.

4 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.

6 months ago

Disney Drops Reservation Requirements to Boost Orlando’s Star Wars Theme Park

Disney Drops Reservation Requirements to Boost Orlando’s Star Wars Theme Park

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

That's no moon; it's an incredibly overpriced theme park. With its second Star Wars park opening now, Disney has made common sense changes to ensure Galaxy's Edge is a hit in Orlando.

7 months ago

Disney Unveils Star Wars Hotel That Isn’t a Hotel

Disney Unveils Star Wars Hotel That Isn’t a Hotel

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

OK, if this isn't a hotel we'll have to put "space cruise" under the umbrella of alternative accommodations.

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Data-Mining in Disney’s Parks Is Both Profitable … and Uncontroversial

Data-Mining in Disney’s Parks Is Both Profitable … and Uncontroversial

Austin Carr, Bloomberg

It's no secret that collecting data about your customers is a great way to enhance a business. The challenge for most companies is convincing consumers to hand it over. Disney, however, has no such issue.

9 months ago

Crowds Lighter Than Expected at Disney’s Star Wars Parks: Will New Rides Change That?

Crowds Lighter Than Expected at Disney’s Star Wars Parks: Will New Rides Change That?

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Lines for attractions have been lighter than expected at Disney's Galaxy's Edge parks, according to observers. The opening of two new Star Wars rides within the lands should drum up visitors, but the jury's out on whether the sci-fi franchise will give Disney the boost it needs.

9 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.

10 months ago

A First Look Inside Disney’s New Star Wars Attraction

A First Look Inside Disney’s New Star Wars Attraction

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Disney is letting the park speak for itself. Star Wars fans will enjoy riding the Millennium Falcon and eating food featured in the series.

10 months ago

Disney Expects Wealthy Adults to Spend Big on New Star Wars Park

Disney Expects Wealthy Adults to Spend Big on New Star Wars Park

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Disney wants the affluent adults who grew up playing with Darth Vader action figures in the 70s and 80s to fill the coffers at its new Galaxy's Edge park. The geeks of yesterday are the cash cow of tomorrow.

10 months ago

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.

12 months ago