Articles tagged “theme parks”

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What If Marriott Had Bought Disney

With apologies to the legacies of founders Walt Disney and J. Willard Marriott, sometimes reimagining history can be a fun exercise, and a reminder to be grateful for how things actually turn out.

What If Marriott Had Bought Disney

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Saudi Arabia Details Plans for One of World’s Largest Airports: Middle East Travel Roundup

With an ambitious strategy to increase visitors to more than 100 million annually by 2030, Saudi Arabia clearly doesn't want to be caught off guard with inadequate infrastructure.

Saudi Arabia Details Plans for One of World’s Largest Airports: Middle East Travel Roundup

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Disney Brings Back Bob Iger as CEO for Two Years

Disney picked now-former CEO Chapek from the Parks division. Will it look that direction again during this new, two-year search?

Disney Brings Back Bob Iger as CEO for Two Years

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China Closes Universal Studios Beijing, Locks Down Parts of Wuhan

China is clearly not willing to let its guard down in a hurry. The country is persistent about sticking to its stringent zero-Covid policy.

China Closes Universal Studios Beijing, Locks Down Parts of Wuhan

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What’s Next for Disney Parks 

Listen in for a discussion from Skift Global Forum featuring the Chairman of Disney Parks in discussion with a Skift Research Senior Analyst.

What’s Next for Disney Parks 

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Disney Parks Blends Virtual and Physical Experiences to Elevate Storytelling

Disney is about to be a century old. Its focus on immersive storytelling demonstrates it's not thinking like a centenarian.

Disney Parks Blends Virtual and Physical Experiences to Elevate Storytelling

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Disney’s Pandemic Recovery Is Bringing Digital Innovation to Forefront of Theme Parks

At the D23 Expo, Disney Parks boss Josh D'Amaro announced significant updates to the theme park experience. The changes will likely include bringing Disney+ content to the parks, delivering the online experience to their parks.

Disney’s Pandemic Recovery Is Bringing Digital Innovation to Forefront of Theme Parks

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Disney Looks to Offer Amazon Prime-Style Membership Program — WSJ

Besides giving access to consumer preferences, a membership program would also allow Disney to cross-sell products and services — an opportunity that CEO Bob Chapek has often talked about.

Disney Looks to Offer Amazon Prime-Style Membership Program — WSJ

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Inside Six Flags’ Attempt to Reduce Visitors And Go Upscale

Six Flags, the largest regional theme park operator in U.S., has been attempting a business and guest experience turnaround under its new-ish CEO Selim Bassoul, who took over in Nov last year. And it beginning to see early results -- detailed in its latest earnings call -- that gives lots of lessons for the crush…

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Disney Makes Increased Investments in Theme Parks Despite Focus on Streaming

Disney isn't neglecting its theme parks, considered crucial to the company's bottom line, despite its increased focus on Disney+ and other streaming efforts during the last two years. Disney will unveil its newest park expansion at the end of May — the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion at Disney World's Epcot. The attraction is based on…