Will Walt Disney World leave Florida if Reedy Creek is dissolved? There are offers
Florida legislators’ passage of a bill to repeal Reedy Creek, the special district that governs Walt Disney World, has spawned satirical barbs on late-night talk shows and “Saturday Night Live.” And it has sparked debate among legal experts on whether the state can actually accomplish Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan.news.yahoo.com
Disney Says ‘Sorry’ After Texas High School Drill Team Performs Racist Dance
Tara Houska/TwitterDisney can’t seem to get it right. The company’s Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, apologized Friday after a performance from a Texas high school’s drill team was laden with Native American stereotypes, including repeated chants of “scalp them!” It came just days after the company faced intense backlash over its silence to Florida’s controversial sex education bill, labeled by many critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.The company told the Associated Press the perfornews.yahoo.com
Disney to lay off 28,000 employees as coronavirus slams its theme park business
The parks, experiences and consumer products segment is a vitally important part of Disney's business. Prolonged closures at Disney's California-based theme parks and limited attendance at its open parks has forced the company to lay off 28,000 employees across its parks, experiences and consumer products division, the company said. Orange County, which is where Disneyland operates, remains in the "substantial" tier, and theme parks must remain closed, according to the state's website. Newsom told reporters during a press briefing at the end of August that state officials were "actively" working with Disneyland and other theme parks in California. Most sincerely,Josh D'AmaroChairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products— CNBC's Noah Higgins-Dunn contributed to this report.cnbc.com
What’s that delicious juice concoction Walt Disney World serves?
Stitch juice, jungle juice, POG juice -- the names go on and on. Rumor has it, there is a popcorn stand in Animal Kingdom called Mahindi that even serves up a Jungle Juice Slushy. Combine 21 ounces passion fruit juice, 21 ounces guava juice and 14 ounces orange juice (pulp-free). If following a recipe isn’t your forte, Welch’s Guava Pineapple juice is the closest thing to POG juice in a carton. Whether you make it, buy it, or order it, be sure to have yourself a glass of POG juice the next time you sit down for breakfast.
Disney plans to reopen Walt Disney World starting on July 11
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) plans to reopen the worlds largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves. REUTERS/Gregg NewtonDisney wants to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11 and Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15, according to Jim MacPhee, senior vice president of operations for the Walt Disney World Resort, who presented plans during a webcast meeting. When the Disney parks reopen, guests and employees will be required to wear masks and undergo temperature checks. Disney plans to restrict the number of guests, who will be required to reserve their park passes ahead of time. Disneys four Walt Disney World theme parks attracted 157.3 million visitors in 2018, according to the Themed Entertainment Association trade group.feeds.reuters.com
Disney World will furlough 43,000 union workers during coronavirus shutdown
Walt Disney World Resort will furlough 43,000 union workers while its theme parks remain closed as authorities restrict large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Service Trades Council Union. Disney will pay 100% of health insurance costs for workers currently covered for the duration of the furlough up to 12 months, according to the Services Trade Council Union. A small group of less than 200 workers will remain on the job during the closure, the union said. The entire Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment has around 177,000 cast members, this includes people who work in its theme parks and at retail locations like the Disney Store. Disney's theme parks across the globe are closed indefinitely since large gatherings have been restricted.cnbc.com
Disney World and Disneyland are closing amid coronavirus pandemic
Disney is closing its parks in California, Florida and Paris, and is suspending its cruise line due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Thursday afternoon, Disney said there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The hotels at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will stay open until further notice. Domestic employees of the Walt Disney Company who are able to work from home will be asked to do so, the company said in a statement. Walt Disney's Shanghai Disney Resort in China, Hong Kong Disney and Tokyo Disney have all closed due to the virus.cbsnews.com
Passengers stranded on Disney World's Skyliner gondola for hours
In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, streak across the skies above Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Walt Disney World lost a bit of its magic for visitors who spent Saturday night stranded on the theme park's new Skyliner gondola. Emmie Palmer said she and a friend were stranded about three stories high along with three other woman in a gondola cabin. "Evacuating two people at a time off of the Disney World Skyliner... could be very slow with 10 capacity gondolas," Murray tweeted along with photos of rescuers working. Passengers who were stranded were compensated with free park tickets and gift cards, Palmer and Cole said.
Hurricane Dorian on Labor Day? What you need to know
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CNN) - Vacationers headed to Florida for the Labor Day holiday and the unofficial close of summer are in for a nerve-racking weekend. Getting out of the storm's path will be tricky, as its path is still unpredictable with four days to meander over very warm water. FlightsAmerican Airlines has issued a comprehensive list of Florida destinations that may be affected by the storm. The carriers have posted those details on their web sites and will update with new destinations as the storm's path evolves. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, one of Central Florida's most popular tourist destinations, is monitoring the storm's path and may move its Mobile Launch Platform inside.
Disney launches new vacation package to help families
ORLANDO, Fla. - So, you want to plan a Disney vacation with your family? A family of three can now share the magic of Walt Disney World Resort with the My First Disney Getaway Package! Disney has created a new vacation package catered specifically for families -- so you can take that stress you might be feeling and let it go, Elsa-style. The My First Disney Getaway package will allow families of three (two adults and one child ages 3 to 9 years) to share the magic of Disney with a fun, four-day getaway. How well do you know Disney theme park lingo?
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Disney, CVS, Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers International Shares of Weight Watchers soared 42.7% after the company raised its full-year outlook. The company estimates full-year earnings per share between $1.55 and $1.70, above the estimated $1.52 The company also beat on second-quarter earnings per share. It earned 78 cents per share, higher than the 64 cents per share expected on the Street. However, revenue fell short of estimates at $190.8 million, compared to a Refinitiv estimate of $193 million. Analysts had expected earnings per share of 17 cents on revenue of $439.9 million, according to Refinitiv.cnbc.com
Despite exciting quarter, Disney misses Wall Street expectations
(CNN) - Despite a quarter full of excitement, Disney's revenue for the three months ending in June was lower than Wall Street expected. Disney posted $20.2 billion in sales for the quarter, compared to analysts' projection of $21.4 billion, the company announced after market close Tuesday. Despite missing analyst expectations, sales in the quarter were up 33% from the same period last year, thanks to wins for the company in its studio entertainment and media networks businesses. Those movies and others helped Disney set a record for the highest grossing year for a film studio ever, an achievement announced last week, just seven months into the year. That deal helped beef up Disney's streaming lineup ahead of the planned launch of its streaming service, Disney+, and also gave it a majority ownership stake in Hulu.