Been thinking about taking one of the Disney tours, aka Adventures by Disney, but were scared off by the price, well Disney has heard your cry. A new line of ‘entry level’ adventures has been added to the menu that will better suit the recession… Read More »Adventures by Disney lowers price point
The Orlando Sentinel has turned it’s industry observer eye on the local economy drivers — the theme parks. The question is with all the cuts going on at the theme parks have they gone too far, cut bone instead of fat? At Disney two of… Read More »ThemePark Recession Cuts – Fat or Bone?
I wasn’t going to post about the recent small trend of arrests, six since March, for incidents involving sexual lewdness at Orlando area water parks. Mostly because there is really nothing the parks can do to prevent it and because all the parks seem to… Read More »Why All The Reports of Sexual Incidents at Orlando’s Waterparks?
The Walt Disney Company revealed it has recently eliminated 1900 positions through a combination of layoffs, severance, and the closing of open positions at its Disney theme park locations (Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and a few other suppot locations). That works out to be about… Read More »Carnage Numbers Revealed for Disney Parks Layoffs
Local news CFNews13 reports that layoffs began yesterday at Walt Disney World. The story mentions executive level employees who had the option to receive a severance package or take their chances with layoffs. We’ve actually known of some of the executive layoffs for a few… Read More »Layoffs at the Magic Kingdom of Disney
Robert Niles at Theme Park Insider writes passionately about why it’s important not to stop attending your local theme park just because you read in the news that it is struggling financially. Robert is specifically talking about Six Flags, but it applies to all regional… Read More »Save Your Local Theme Park?
General Motors is in the red and leaking money faster than a fleet of speeding Corvettes burn through gas. Last week the papers even ran a story saying that financial auditors may be forced to declare the company ‘not a going concern’. Needless to say,… Read More »End may be near for GM’s sponsorship at EPCOT
I should have left my big mouth shut, no sooner than I mention that Downtown Disney Orlando had so far escaped the recession without loosing a tenant, than Virgin Megastores announces that all their locations, including the Downtown Disney one, will be closing on May… Read More »Bad Economy Strikes Downtown Disney Orlando