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Is Disney’s Magic Band the Future of Retail

Disney’s Magic Band and the related MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ are just three elements of a skunk works type division charged with creating Next-Gen experiences for guests at Walt Disney World. Just how revolutionary are these changes? One Tampa Bay Tribune business columnist has gone so… Read More »Is Disney’s Magic Band the Future of Retail

How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from a background in network TV… Read More »How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

Walt Disney World Cast Member honored by PCMA for Convention Industry Achievements

This week, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) recognized George Aguel, senior vice president for The Walt Disney Company, for his lifetime of service to the meeting and convention industry. The national organization awarded Aguel with its 2012 Professional Achievement Award during a gala dinner… Read More »Walt Disney World Cast Member honored by PCMA for Convention Industry Achievements

The Business of runDisney

Jason Garcia at the Orlando Sentinel talks with the folks at runDisney and looks at how it’s become a real profit generator for the mouse house. All of them are ultimately designed to feed into one another. Disney says nearly 120,000 runners signed up for… Read More »The Business of runDisney

Walt Disney Company Reports 3rd Quarter Profit

If you haven’t noticed already it’s earnings day in the world of Disney. Euro Disney SCA and Tokyo Disneyland just came out with their 3rd Quarter earnings reports and this afternoon the Walt Disney Company did too. Even though we’re experiencing economic “turbulent” times, according… Read More »Walt Disney Company Reports 3rd Quarter Profit