It’s been 5 months since Shanghai Disneyland opened and two recent news articles check in on the status of Disney’s newest park and its older Chinese sibling – Hong Kong Disneyland. Are the two parks both doing well, or is the new park siphoning off… Read More »How is Hong Kong Disneyland doing now that Shanghai Disneyland is open?
The fairy-tale is over and the presidential election in the USA is all but decided at this point. Forecasters have tried to imagine what President Trump would mean for domestic and global economic conditions. In almost all cases, the results aren’t pretty. Some predictions, for… Read More »What’s next for Disney’s domestic parks after the election
Update: Second guest arrested this week for trying to bring a gun into a Disney theme park in Orlando. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Monday morning a 61-year-old man from Louisiana was arrested after trying to bring a concealed firearm into EPCOT. The suspect had… Read More »Man arrested trying to bring pistol into EPCOT
It’s that time of year again. Time for Walt Disney World to roll out a new marketing campaign. “The Magic is Endless” will be the theme for Disney’s marketing efforts starting this fall and into 2017. It showcases the entire Disney World vacation experience, including… Read More »Walt Disney World starts new marketing campaign
The tourism business is a fickle one. Travelers select an Orlando vacation destination, at least in part, because they want a stress free experience. If suddenly they have to worry about a disease like the Zika virus, one we are still learning how to prevent… Read More »Walt Disney World to combat Zika carrying Mosquitoes with free repellent
A major night club shooting and a string of recent car burglaries at international drive hotels have led to some vibrations through the Orlando tourism industry. I was interviewed today for a short piece on the local news and asked if I thought the current… Read More »Do recent events impact perception of Orlando as a safe destination for tourists?
Back in April the Oriental Land Company (OLC) announced several themed developments would be added to the two parks of the Tokyo Disney Resort. Yesterday, the OLC said it is reconsidering some of the projects they had planned. Some projects could be pushed back as… Read More »Tokyo Disney Resort Places Hold on Expansion Plans
The kids from ABC’s breakout comedy hit ‘black-ish’ were recently at Walt Disney World enjoying a little quality time together after the end of their first season of filming. Two of the kids, Marcus Scriber and Yara Shahidi, also enjoyed a fun day at EPCOT.… Read More »Stars from ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Visit Epcot