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Articles tagged “disney”

Hong Kong Disneyland Is Adding ‘Frozen’ and Marvel Lands in a $1.4 Billion Expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland Is Adding ‘Frozen’ and Marvel Lands in a $1.4 Billion Expansion

Christopher Palmeri and Crystal Tse, Bloomberg

Disney's CEO has said that the company's giant new Shanghai theme park isn't hurting business in Hong Kong. Still, it's a smart move to expand the older park with attractions that can't be found in Shanghai.

2 weeks ago

Disney Will Open Avatar Land in Orlando Next Summer

Disney Will Open Avatar Land in Orlando Next Summer

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Disney has been on its toes since Universal changed the game in Orlando with Harty Potter. Will Avatar change the conversation again?

3 weeks ago

Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters

Disney’s Theme Park Plans Include Creative Pricing, Hotels and Movie Characters

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has a lot of plans for its theme parks — more hotels, attractions, price levels, and intellectual property tie-ins. As the current CEO prepares to depart in a year and a half, we're getting more curious about who will replace him, and what that person's vision will include.

4 weeks ago

Wanda Group Invests $15 Billion in Hunan Theme Park, Aims to Be Globe’s Largest Tour Company

Wanda Group Invests $15 Billion in Hunan Theme Park, Aims to Be Globe’s Largest Tour Company

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Regardless of whether Dalian Wanda Group keeps trying to position itself as a rival to Disney, one thing is clear: There are going to be a lot of theme parks in China in the near future.

4 weeks ago

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Disney Parks Get Permission to Add Drones to the Mix in the U.S.

Associated Press

Disney may use these for security, but we're certain they'll use them for nighttime entertainment events.

1 month ago

5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

5 Insights Into Disney and Universal’s Modern Theme Park Strategies

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Today's theme parks are a far cry from the previous generation. Disney is still setting the pace, but the offerings, pricing, and technology are evolving fast.

1 month ago

Skift Podcast: The Serious Business of Modern Theme Parks

Skift Podcast: The Serious Business of Modern Theme Parks

Hannah Sampson , Skift

The most famous theme park operators in the world are expanding globally and improving their original properties in an effort to attract bigger audiences at home and abroad. Listen to this episode for a wide-ranging conversation about how that's happening and whether it's likely to pay off.

1 month ago

Theme Parks Reopen in Florida After Hurricane Matthew

Theme Parks Reopen in Florida After Hurricane Matthew

Associated Press

Hurricane Matthew is a killer but could have been much worse in Florida. After closing on Friday, the state's theme parks are getting back to normal.

2 months ago

Disney Says Shanghai Park Attendance Has Exceeded Expectations, Despite Contrary Report

Disney Says Shanghai Park Attendance Has Exceeded Expectations, Despite Contrary Report

Christopher Palmeri and Brendan Coffey, Bloomberg

Official Disney attendance numbers may not be telling the whole story but long lines and high prices aren't the only thing the company needs to worry about in Shanghai. China will become saturated with more than a dozen new theme parks from competitors in coming years all looking to capture millions of theme park enthusiasts in the world's most populated country.

2 months ago

There’s Another Wanda Resort in China to Challenge Shanghai Disney

There’s Another Wanda Resort in China to Challenge Shanghai Disney

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Wanda will easily be more successful in opening multiple parks across China, but Disney's theme park play has never been about saturation, it's been about creating destinations.

3 months ago

Shanghai Disney Is More Popular Than Expected, But the CEO Stays Mum on Numbers

Shanghai Disney Is More Popular Than Expected, But the CEO Stays Mum on Numbers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The Shanghai Disney victory lap will likely continue for some time, but we'd love to see some actual numbers one of these days.

3 months ago

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

Scott Moritz, Christopher Palmeri, and Tatiana Darie, Bloomberg

Disney did not like an analyst's suggestion that Zika could be causing travelers to reconsider trips to Florida parks. The theme park company is working to allay visitors' fears with bug spray and messages about mosquito control, but as long as the virus isn't being transmitted locally, we don't expect the parks to take a serious hit.

3 months ago