Forget the Star Wars land rumor, we’re hearing that the price of a one-day admission ticket to the Magic Kingdom may soon rise from $99 to $105 and the other parks will rise from $94 to $99. It seems amazing that tickets are that expensive.… Read More »Are Walt Disney World ticket prices about to go up again?
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
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”
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 Disney Institute started as a dream of Michael Eisner that guests coming to the resort would carve out a bit of their time to learn something of they way Disney crafts its magic brand. Turns out, not so much. But a rather large nugget… Read More »Disney Institute growing its business consulting role
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
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
The latest Harvard Business Review Ideacast features excerpts from a wide ranging interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger. It’s very rare for Bob to drop his CEO personality, but there are a few moments in this interview where I felt we were seeing the real… Read More »Harvard Business Review interviews Disney CEO Bob Iger