Articles tagged “star wars”

Guests May Still Be Hesitant to Visit Disney’s Latest Star Wars Land

Guests May Still Be Hesitant to Visit Disney’s Latest Star Wars Land

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Looks like Disney's second Star Wars park is turning out to be another Phantom Menace. Maybe involving Baby Yoda, Star Wars' latest big hit, will bring some fresh ideas to attract hesitant vacationers.

2 months ago

Disney Drops Reservation Requirements to Boost Orlando’s Star Wars Theme Park

Disney Drops Reservation Requirements to Boost Orlando’s Star Wars Theme Park

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

That's no moon; it's an incredibly overpriced theme park. With its second Star Wars park opening now, Disney has made common sense changes to ensure Galaxy's Edge is a hit in Orlando.

5 months ago

Disney Unveils Star Wars Hotel That Isn’t a Hotel

Disney Unveils Star Wars Hotel That Isn’t a Hotel

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

OK, if this isn't a hotel we'll have to put "space cruise" under the umbrella of alternative accommodations.

5 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 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.

8 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.

8 months 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.

3 years ago

Location War for George Lucas’ New Art Museum to Be Decided This Month

Location War for George Lucas’ New Art Museum to Be Decided This Month

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press

As the story points out, the city that gets George Lucas' museum -- whether it is Los Angeles or San Francisco -- will be able to claim one of the most iconic new tourist attractions of the decade in the United States.

3 years ago

Disney World Opening New Star Wars Attractions Ahead of Time

Disney World Opening New Star Wars Attractions Ahead of Time

Associated Press

Dedicated Star Wars lands in all Disney parks is the eventual result of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm.

4 years ago

Air France Offers Early Star Wars Screening to Lure U.S. Passengers

Air France Offers Early Star Wars Screening to Lure U.S. Passengers

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Could the Force side with Air France? With limited availability, it may not pay in ticket revenue, but Star Wars is great brand alignment and is a great distraction from the wars taking place between management and labor at the airline.

4 years ago