Articles tagged “walt disney world resorts”

Airlines

Orlando Rides Leisure Travel Wave Onto World’s Top 10 Busiest Airports List

No coincidence that Orlando International Airport, a key theme park gateway, has cracked this latest Airports Council International ranking. Leisure travel within the U.S. is now racing ahead compared to other regions around the world.

Orlando Rides Leisure Travel Wave Onto World’s Top 10 Busiest Airports List

Online Travel

Disney Parks Plan to Greet Returning Guests With New Digital Tech for Phones

"Interactions instead of transactions." "Service discovery instead of service recovery." "Screens that complement rather than dominate experiences." Those are some of the ideas animating tech executives at Disney this year. Other travel brands could learn a thing or two.

Disney Parks Plan to Greet Returning Guests With New Digital Tech for Phones

Tourism

U.S. Amusement Parks Make a Long-Term Bet on Season Passes After Standstill Year

The pandemic slammed revenue at amusement parks, but it was a one-off problem. Looking ahead, operators must market the appeal of season passes to help cope with flatlining attendance.

U.S. Amusement Parks Make a Long-Term Bet on Season Passes After Standstill Year

Coronavirus

Disney Parks’ Lost Summer May Become a Lost Year

The magic kingdom has lost some of its magic in 2020. But Disney fans are devoted, and the theme parks will bounce back.

Disney Parks’ Lost Summer May Become a Lost Year

Online Travel

Theme Parks Face Tough Tech Investment Choices

The pandemic is handing an edge only to those rare theme park operators with cash cushions to invest in new tech.

Theme Parks Face Tough Tech Investment Choices

Tourism

Disneyland Paris Will Require Masks on Reopening

Visitors are likely to put up with masks. But investors don't seem to grasp social distancing's longer-term impact on margins.

Disneyland Paris Will Require Masks on Reopening

Tourism

Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plan Starting July 11

Visitor numbers to Disney's flagship park in Florida will be one of the most closely eyed statistics of the next year. It's symbolic of the travel sector's fortunes because a visit to the Magic Kingdom typically requires a flight, significant spending, and a comfort with crowds.

Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plan Starting July 11

Tourism

Crowds Lighter Than Expected at Disney’s Star Wars Parks: Will New Rides Change That?

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.

Crowds Lighter Than Expected at Disney’s Star Wars Parks: Will New Rides Change That?

Media and PR

Instagram Surpasses Twitter in Monthly Active Users for the First Time

Brands that are planning their 2015 marketing budgets should consider how they will allocate resources to producing original photographs or leveraging user-generated content -- or both -- on Instagram.

Instagram Surpasses Twitter in Monthly Active Users for the First Time

Media and PR

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for November 2014

Travelers had more or less made up their minds about where they're headed for the upcoming holiday, which may have diverted their attention from destinations' social media channels.

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for November 2014