Articles tagged “disney”

Theme Parks Reopen in Florida After Hurricane Matthew

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 weeks ago

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

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.

3 weeks ago

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

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.

1 month ago

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

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

1 month ago

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

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.

1 month ago

Chinese Online Booking Giant Ctrip Readies Itself for Global Expansion

Like Chinese travelers, Ctrip is breaking out of its domestic shell and looking to become much more of an international player. There is vast potential for Ctrip still to take advantage of in China and then there is a whole wide world out there too as it begins to service customers outside of China. But can the company tackle both ambitions simultaneously? Ctrip has great partners -- 16,000 of them, actually -- to assist but the partners may also turn out to be formidable competitors, as well.

2 months ago

No Disney Neighbor Needed — Legoland Considering Small-Town Strategy for U.S. Expansion

Legoland, which includes parks in California and Florida, has established itself as a popular option for the families-with-small-kids set. Will parent company Merlin Entertainments be successful as it tries to expand the brand beyond established theme park regions in the U.S.?

2 months ago

The Future of Theme Park Pricing is Creative and Dynamic

Theme parks need customers to be thrilled, not just satisfied — so it's no surprise they've been careful about changing a pricing system that has been in place for ages.

3 months ago

Disney’s Domestic Parks Had Lower Attendance, But They Still Made a Ton of Money

Disney is not immune to the worries of the world — its Paris theme park is struggling and the strong dollar is keeping some international visitors from coming to the U.S. properties — but the company had a robust quarter nonetheless.

3 months ago

What’s at Stake as Shanghai Disney Brings the Magic to Mainland China

All eyes will stay on the new resort to see how Disney pulls off its entrance into a highly desirable market.

4 months ago

As Top U.S. Destination, Orlando Reflects on its Week of Tragedy

Orlando's violent string of tragedies this week has the entire world mourning for victims and calling for change, but tourism in the city and its theme parks carry on in the mean time.

4 months ago

Disney’s Brand New Shanghai Park Is Already Expanding

Disney made sure that there was enough room around the Shanghai resort to grow and grow some more; we expect the company to take full advantage of that space over time.

4 months ago