Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance fills up fast. Why you may still score a seat

See Full Article HUGO MARTÍN | Feb. 14, 2020 For the last few weeks, Disneyland has opened each day with a hush falling over the early-morning crowd as visitors tap on their smartphones to access a virtual queuing system in hopes of getting on the park’s newest attraction, Rise of the Resistance. Within minutes after … Read more Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance fills up fast. Why you may still score a seat

Experiential hospitality: Guests check in but will brands overstay their welcome?

Marketing Drive See Full Article Shane Schick | Dec. 17, 2019 From the Taco Bell hotel to an Airbnb listing for the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, booking an overnight stay with favorite brands was a breakout trend in 2019. With interest in experiential marketing showing no signs of waning, marketers this year kicked their efforts up … Read more Experiential hospitality: Guests check in but will brands overstay their welcome?

U.S.-China trade war worries some in theme park industry as IAAPA show nears

See Full Article By MARCO SANTANA ORLANDO SENTINEL |NOV 13, 2019 | 10:22 AM As Orlando gears up for the biggest annual theme-park convention in the world, some industry leaders are fretting about how the U.S. trade war with China is affecting the attractions business. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have been trading barbs and retaliatory … Read more U.S.-China trade war worries some in theme park industry as IAAPA show nears

Customers Come First: Orlando’s Hospitality Tech Industry Drives Evolution of Guest Experience

See Full Article By Michael Keller Marketing & Communications Orlando News With a massive flow of potential customers as visitors to nearby attractions, Orlando is a natural focus group for restaurateurs and hoteliers to try out new marketing and tech strategies. Visitors who book a room at certain Marriotts outfitted with new video display units are about to come … Read more Customers Come First: Orlando’s Hospitality Tech Industry Drives Evolution of Guest Experience

The Tech Behind The Magic

See Full Article By Michael Keller Marketing & Communications Orlando News A top destination for theme park visitors, Orlando companies also spearhead entertainment innovation used across the globe. An angry mummy challenges a carful of visitors to unravel his puzzle. Their roller-coaster ride continues through the darkness to projections of bugs crawling out of broken walls. More … Read more The Tech Behind The Magic

The business of scaring: Halloween drives massive traffic, sales at theme parks

CNBC See Full Article PUBLISHED SAT, OCT 5 2019 Sarah Whitten Halloween may not be until the end of October, but for theme parks, it started all the way back in September. Haunted houses, creepy mazes and coaster-riding ghouls can be found at amusement parks big and small across the United States this time of … Read more The business of scaring: Halloween drives massive traffic, sales at theme parks

ATIP New Capital, ACUD to develop $20bn Entertainment District in Egypt

ME Construction News See Full Article ATIP New Capital Entertainment (ATIP Entertainment) has won a contract from the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) for a $20bn Entertainment District spanning 17sqkm in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital. ITEC Entertainment (ITEC) has secured a contract to provide design, entertainment technology and management for ATIP’s development of the … Read more ATIP New Capital, ACUD to develop $20bn Entertainment District in Egypt

Disney names new leadership for Disneyland and Walt Disney World

CNBC See Full Article PUBLISHED WED, SEP 25 Sarah Whitten Two days after Disney said Catherine Powell would be leaving the company and her position as president of Disney Parks West would be eliminated, the company has shed more light on its strategy going forward. Powell’s position had initially been added just under two years ago when … Read more Disney names new leadership for Disneyland and Walt Disney World

The Target and Disney Partnership is Magic

See Full Article The Motley Fool The House of Mouse’s big move into Target stores has a lot riding on it. Anne Burdakin Sep 16, 2019 at 1:50PM “To infinity and beyond!” is Buzz Lightyear’s catchphrase in Disney’s Toy Story. He could be talking about the new partnership between Target (NYSE:TGT) stores and Disney (NYSE:DIS). On Aug. 25, the two companies … Read more The Target and Disney Partnership is Magic

ATIP ENTERTAINMENT AND ACUD PARTNER TO DEVELOP ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN EGYPT

See Full Article Interpark BY GABRIELLE A TIP New Capital Entertainment has signed a contract with ACUD (Administrative Capital for Urban Development), to create a $20 billion entertainment district in the heart of Egypt’s new administrative capital. Additionally, ITEC Entertainment Corporation (ITEC), has won the contract to provide the design, entertainment technology and management for the … Read more ATIP ENTERTAINMENT AND ACUD PARTNER TO DEVELOP ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN EGYPT