Articles tagged “disney”

Disney’s Florida Workers Are Voting on a Proposed Minimum Wage Boost to $15

Disney’s Florida Workers Are Voting on a Proposed Minimum Wage Boost to $15

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

If the contract is approved, this wage increase will cost Disney. But the entertainment giant is hugely profitable, in large part thanks to its theme parks — and its workers are crucial to the guest experience. Better-paid, happier workers will be good for the company and its customers.

2 weeks ago

National Geographic’s Travel Arm Expands Ahead of Disney Takeover

National Geographic’s Travel Arm Expands Ahead of Disney Takeover

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We're eager to see what happens when two well-known brands join forces next year. Could we see a National Geographic Expeditions–Adventures by Disney mashup?

4 weeks ago

Disney’s U.S. Parks Got a Boost From Consumers Spending More on Everything

Disney’s U.S. Parks Got a Boost From Consumers Spending More on Everything

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Disney's parks and resorts segment got help from domestic parks, where customers spent more to get in, eat, shop, and sleep. With new expansions opening next year, expect that revenue to keep on rising.

2 months ago

Disney Will Lift Starting Pay to $15 at California Parks

Disney Will Lift Starting Pay to $15 at California Parks

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

For a business that puts happiness front and center, it was a bad look to be fighting with workers over pay. Now that the California contract is settled, will Florida follow soon?

2 months ago

Star Wars Is Disney’s New Hope to Transform Its Movie-Themed Park

Star Wars Is Disney’s New Hope to Transform Its Movie-Themed Park

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's Hollywood Studios has been a work in progress for the last two decades. With Toy Story Land and Star Wars taking center stage, executives believe the park is finally coming into its own.

3 months ago

New Toy Story Land Shows Disney Isn’t Playing With Theme Park Competitors

New Toy Story Land Shows Disney Isn’t Playing With Theme Park Competitors

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida should become more of a destination in its own right with the addition of Toy Story Land. Will that help ease the crowds at other parks — and keep guests staying at Disney longer?

3 months ago

Disney Makes $15 an Hour Starting Pay Offer for California Park Employees

Disney Makes $15 an Hour Starting Pay Offer for California Park Employees

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

It's not a good look for Disney that some park employees struggle to afford housing, as surveys have shown. These negotiations have been tough, and Disney would have to raise salaries to $15 an hour by 2022 anyway. Will this offer be enough to get the union on board?

4 months ago

Orlando Theme Parks Are Rolling Out New Rides as They Battle for Visitors

Orlando Theme Parks Are Rolling Out New Rides as They Battle for Visitors

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Theme parks realize they need to keep adding more reasons for visitors to come back. That means operators are investing billions over the next several years — and attendees can expect higher prices at the gate.

4 months ago

Disney and Universal See Big Gains in Orlando After Major Expansions

Disney and Universal See Big Gains in Orlando After Major Expansions

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Orlando remains a battleground for the world's largest theme park operators, but attendance is growing around the world — and the biggest companies are trying to win audiences all over.

4 months ago

Disney Appeals to Luxury Set With Pricey Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Disney Appeals to Luxury Set With Pricey Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Carlye Wisel and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

A regular vacation at Disney isn't cheap. But for those who want a more exclusive (and less crowded) experience, Adventures by Disney grants special access — for a hefty fee.

4 months ago

Disney Is Exploring Where to Put Its Next New Worlds

Disney Is Exploring Where to Put Its Next New Worlds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney is pouring money into expanding its existing theme parks, so it should come as no surprise that the company would consider building in new countries altogether. While the CEO called such a move an "inevitability," no one should hold their breath for an announcement anytime soon.

5 months ago

Disney’s Trove of Characters Is Helping It Win the Theme Park Wars in China

Disney’s Trove of Characters Is Helping It Win the Theme Park Wars in China

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Disney has competitors in China, but none that can rival the entertainment giant's universe of crowd-pleasing intellectual property. As we've seen with the rise of Universal in Orlando, however, other theme park operators can capitalize on a popular character to great success.

5 months ago