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Layoffs grow wider at the Mouse House

There’s never a good time to be laid off from one’s job. But in a down economy when jobs are melting away across the spectrum, it’s particularly bad. So it goes without saying that our thoughts here at The Disney … Continue reading

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Disney asking some themepark executives to go

Frontline Cast Members at Disney’s theme parks have been feeling the pinch of the economy since last year. Where 40 or 60 hour weeks caused by the inability to hire and train enough employees were common before, these days many … Continue reading

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Off-property Hotels in Kissimmee Really Hurting

Hotels along the Hwy-192 corridor in Kissimmee, FL were already feeling the pinch of lower occupancy numbers before this latest economic crunch. Disney’s ability to corral guests to on property hotels had been hurting the local hotels that were still … Continue reading

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Club Libby Lu stores to close, including one at Disneyland

Saks operates the Club Libby Lu brand and has announced that all the stores will be closed by May 2009. That includes the store in Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney. I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who even entered that … Continue reading

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Analysts see dark clouds over Disney Parks

Forbes magazine pulls a few quotes from travel industry analysts who see a soft future for Disney Park’s attendance numbers. It’s no doubt true that not even Disney is immune from the massive change occuring in the economy. But they … Continue reading

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