Articles tagged “walt disney world”

Theme Parks Face Tough Tech Investment Choices

Theme Parks Face Tough Tech Investment Choices

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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

3 months ago

Orlando Takes Center Stage as Disney and the NBA Push Ahead Into Florida’s Virus Spike

Orlando Takes Center Stage as Disney and the NBA Push Ahead Into Florida’s Virus Spike

Korey Matthews, Skift

Disney World reopened last weekend, and the NBA is set to take to the court starting July 30 in Orlando, but Florida is having a surge of coronavirus cases. How is this going to go?

3 months ago

Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plan Starting July 11

Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plan Starting July 11

Lisa Richwine, Reuters

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.

5 months ago

Disney Hopes to Reopen Walt Disney World on July 11

Disney Hopes to Reopen Walt Disney World on July 11

Helen Coster and Lisa Richwine, Reuters

Walt Disney World in Orlando being reopened will be something of a watershed moment — but the park needs approval from Florida officials first.

5 months ago

Orlando Holds on to Its Spot as Top U.S. Tourist Destination

Orlando Holds on to Its Spot as Top U.S. Tourist Destination

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

With a new Frozen ride opening at Disney's Epcot park this summer, we think it's a safe bet Orlando will continue to reign.

4 years ago

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for October 2014

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for October 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Smaller destinations snuck into the top ten this month with a mix of clever campaigns and seasonal highlights.

6 years ago

Disney CEO Robert Iger to Stay for Two More Years

Disney CEO Robert Iger to Stay for Two More Years

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Iger's achievement in leading Disney's entertainment, theme park and cruise businesses to record profits will be a tough act to follow. It's no surprise that Disney shareholders are happy to keep him for as long as he'll stay.

6 years ago

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in July

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in July

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Summer is the time for group travel. Identify with your brand's audience through their families and friends.

6 years ago