Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic grand opening, culminating one of Disney’s most ambitious projects ever. The wonder and imagination of Disney greeted the people of China in magical new ways as the gates opened to Shanghai Disneyland, a theme park like no other with the biggest, tallest castle in any Disney park, the first pirate-themed land and Disney’s most technologically advanced park to date.
Qantas and Disney today announced a movie premiere to be held at 30 000ft on 7 September 2013. Disney’s ‘Planes’, the latest family movie from Disney Studios will take-off on a Qantas Boeing 767 aircraft providing 254 passengers from across Australia with a once in a lifetime experience.
Walt Disney has reported a 31 per cent increase in third quarter profits to $1.01 per share, up from $0.77 in the prior-year quarter. “We had a phenomenal third quarter, delivering the largest quarterly earnings in the history of our company,” said Robert Iger, Walt Disney chief executive.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts has confirmed it will join forces with filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the world of Avatar to life at its parks. Through an exclusive agreement, Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox, Disney will partner with Cameron and producing partner Jon Landau to create themed lands that will give theme park guests the opportunity to explore the mysterious universe of AVATAR first hand.
For the first time in 25 years, AAA has awarded the Disneyland Hotel its coveted Four Diamond award. The designation is presented to only four percent of the 31,000 hotels AAA reviews nationally, according to the Auto Club, which reviews establishments without giving any prior notification.
Disney’s Magic Castle is one of the most memorable images for almost anyone’s childhood, and it is in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom that is it brought to life on a grand scale. Placed at the centre of the Magic Kingdom the Cinderella Castle, the lands of the theme park span out from its base.
Entertainment leviathan Disney revealed a slight drop in profits for the second financial quarter as the Japanese earthquake and poor box office returns took a toll. Disney Parks & Resorts Division was partially responsible, with operating profits down by three per cent to $145 million based on a seven per cent increase in revenue to $2.6 billion.
The highly anticipated Disney destination resort currently under construction on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu now has an official name and a dynamic new Web site offering an inside look at the project. The resort’s name - Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai’i - reflects the company’s deep commitment to celebrating the islands’ rich history and traditions. Plans call for the first phase of the resort to open in fall 2011.
The Walt Disney Co. has a neat plan for giving its stores an extreme makeover – turn each store into an interactive mini-theme park. And for this job, they hired someone who knows a thing or two about running stores which interact with shoppers - Steve Jobs, assisted by Apple’s retailing hotshots.