Disney “leans in” to existing franchises

Feb 9, 2023
Because if people liked a "Frozen 2," wouldn’t they like a "Frozen 3?"
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Theme parks likely to keep mobile tech put to the test by the pandemic

Jul 5, 2021
Face-to-face service isn't completely gone, but visitors are seeing more mobile options to do things like sign up for rides.
Tech advances at theme parks, like advanced ride sign-ups, are likely to outlast the pandemic.
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Disney laying off 28,000 employees, mostly at theme parks

Sep 30, 2020
The head of Disney’s theme parks unit said that uncertainty over the pandemic’s duration had made cuts unavoidable.
The company says two-thirds of those who will be laid off are part-time employees.
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Disney reopenings in doubt after COVID-19 cases spike

Jun 25, 2020
Disney has plans to reopen its Florida theme park next month, despite a workers' petition calling for them to reconsider.
The Disneyland reopening in California, planned for mid-July, has been delayed for now.
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Cities may reopen, but will customers' wallets?

May 4, 2020
When it comes to companies that bank on large gatherings, analysts think COVID-19's impact will be long-lasting.
People stand outside the gates of Disneyland in March.
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Disney's Shanghai resort partially reopened. Will people go?

Mar 9, 2020
After weeks of being closed because of COVID-19, it might take some persuading for people to go back to the resort.
A woman shops at a store in Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020.
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Disney theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong are closed due to coronavirus

Feb 4, 2020
The outbreak has also shuttered nearly every movie theater in China.
Disney closed down its Hong Kong and Shanghai parks due to the spread of the coronavirus.
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Disney's killing it — at the box office and the stock market

Aug 5, 2019
The company's stock is up 40% since the beginning of the year.
Disney CEO Robert Iger visits Fox Business Network's "Markets Now" in 2013 in New York City.
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At Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the pretend planet is the ride

May 31, 2019
Seth Kubersky, who wrote the "Unofficial Guide to Disneyland," says the new attraction is a way for Disney to compete with the Harry Potter-themed worlds at Universal theme parks.
Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened to the public Friday at the Anaheim, California, park.
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First map of Disneyland sells for $708,000 at auction

Jun 26, 2017
It was created by Walt Disney and fellow illustrator Herb Ryman in just one weekend to woo theme park investors in 1953.
Mickey Mouse and his friends celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park during a ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle in Anaheim, California.
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