Why Disney wants to reopen its theme parks now

Jul 8, 2020
The Walt Disney Co.'s other enterprises, including Disney+ and ESPN, may not be generating enough revenue.
You won't see crowds like this at the reopened Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
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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'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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Summer brought to you by: Orlando theme parks

Jul 3, 2018
How did this hot and sunny middle Florida city become such a theme park magnet? And how does it keep the tourists coming in the summer months?
In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, fireworks light the sky over Cinderella Castle during the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort December 6, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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Butterbeer and branding at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Apr 4, 2016
The Harry Potter brew is raking in the Galleons at Universal
Hogwarts castle lit up at night. 
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The Hunger Games may ride a new roller coaster

Nov 2, 2015
Lionsgate partners with theme parks here and abroad to bring its movies to life.

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Disney tries to solve its popularity problem

Oct 5, 2015
The company may turn to peak pricing to cut down on crowds.

How the Disney 'ecosystem' works

May 21, 2015
Disney thrives on an almost self-sustaining business model.

Like Shamu, SeaWorld leaps after IPO: Why theme parks are doing well

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Apr 19, 2013
SeaWorld Entertainment, home of famous orca Shamu, wowed investors in a big IPO. Amid concern about consumer spending in a slow, fragile economic recovery, theme parks are doing surprisingly well. Why?