Articles tagged “disney”

Disney Reveals Park Plans To Maximize Marvel and Star Wars Brands

Disney Reveals Park Plans To Maximize Marvel and Star Wars Brands

Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

The world's biggest theme parks keep forcing each other to raise their games. Disney's announcement shows major updates in Orlando, which is no surprise given how much undeveloped land remains at the resort and the competition from other players.

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Shanghai Disney Is Company’s First to Break Even After One Year

Shanghai Disney Is Company’s First to Break Even After One Year

Bloomberg

Who says China is a tough market? Disney is doing very well there although it has done so through a joint venture with a partner that knows the turf.

1 month ago

Disney Attendance Dips While Harry Potter Keeps Universal Soaring

Disney Attendance Dips While Harry Potter Keeps Universal Soaring

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney executives have said they don't mind sacrificing some attendance if they're still making good money. Both of these things happened last year — but the company is still working to drive numbers up in 2017 and the future.

2 months ago

Disney and Universal Keep Building So Visitors Stay Longer and Spend More

Disney and Universal Keep Building So Visitors Stay Longer and Spend More

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney and Universal keep fighting for visitors — and more tourist dollars. Will new attractions be enough to attract newcomers and repeat business alike?

2 months ago

Shanghai Disney Is Smashing Expectations as One-Year Mark Nears

Shanghai Disney Is Smashing Expectations as One-Year Mark Nears

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's theme park results were strong for the quarter, but its pipeline of projects around the world show the company has much bigger ambitions.

2 months ago

Disney’s Newest Land Is Meant to Add a Literal Glow to Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Newest Land Is Meant to Add a Literal Glow to Animal Kingdom

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's Animal Kingdom needed more attractions to get visitors to stay longer, but will Avatar be the key to boosting the park's popularity?

3 months ago

Disney CEO Agrees to Extend His Contract Until 2019

Disney CEO Agrees to Extend His Contract Until 2019

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

This announcement that Bob Iger is sticking around at Disney an extra year is hardly surprising; he changed his previous tune and said he would be willing to extend his contract earlier this year. With a little extra time to play with, when will the company name his successor?

4 months ago

Theme Parks Want You to Sit on a Couch Instead of Wait in Line

Theme Parks Want You to Sit on a Couch Instead of Wait in Line

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Theme parks have been finding ways for the last several years to help visitors cut to the front of lines or at least endure the wait with distracting games. Eliminating queues altogether will take some logistical heavy lifting, but we bet the effort would pay off with guests spending more money in their newfound free time.

4 months ago

Disney Agrees to Pay Workers $3.8 Million In Back Wages and Costume Fees

Disney Agrees to Pay Workers $3.8 Million In Back Wages and Costume Fees

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Disney, a company that reported $55.6 billion in 2016 revenue should, should be ashamed of treating its workers so shabbily that it was forced to pay a penalty of $3.8 million for trying to cut some corners.

4 months ago

Disney CEO Says Serving on Trump Advisory Panel Is Good for the Company

Disney CEO Says Serving on Trump Advisory Panel Is Good for the Company

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

One thing that didn't come up at the annual meeting: Whether CEO Robert Iger will stick around at the entertainment giant after his contract is up next year. With no replacement yet named, an extension for Iger looks increasingly like a possibility.

5 months ago

Does Disney CEO Bob Iger Want to Run the Country?

Does Disney CEO Bob Iger Want to Run the Country?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The election of Donald Trump shows that a CEO can mount a successful run for president, though reality TV stardom also helps. If Bob Iger is serious about a future in politics, we expect Disney to name a successor soon and free him up to focus on campaigning.

5 months ago