Articles tagged “disney”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

5 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.

5 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?

6 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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 months ago