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Profits slip at Disney

Profits slip at Disney

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.

Disney Announces Name and Launches Web Site for New Family Destination Resort on O’ahu

Disney Announces Name and Launches Web Site for New Family Destination Resort on O’ahu

20 January 2010 Press Release Hotel News

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.

Walt Disney Co Hires Apple and Steve Jobs for Store Makeover

Walt Disney Co Hires Apple and Steve Jobs for Store Makeover

15 October 2009 Focus

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.

Disney halts Hong Kong expansion

19 March 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Walt Disney is delaying the expansion of its Hong Kong Disneyland after failing to agree financing with the city’s government.The second phase of expansion to the world smallest Disneyland resort has been mired by the global downturn, which has resulted in visitors number to the resort failing to hit projections.