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LA Times: Disneyland offers reopening details, but some workers want a delay
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-06-18/disneyland-offers-reopening-details-but-some-workers-want-a-delay

NPR: NPR’s 1A host, Celeste Headlee talks with ITEC President & CEO Bill Coan about guidelines theme parks are following as they reopen. Listen to NPR’s 1A: What Could A Socially Distanced Summer Look Like?
https://the1a.org/segments/what-could-a-socially-distanced-summer-look-like/ 

FOX Business News: Coronavirus won’t stop Disney innovation: Former imagineer
https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6161673419001/#sp=show-clips

CNN: CNN’s Ana Cabrera Interviews ITEC Entertainment’s Bill Coan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJzQRww_G8k&feature=youtu.be

Park World Magazine: The post Covid-19 theme park
https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7l/PWAprMay2020/html/index.html?page=38&origin=reader

CNBC: Theme parks will be different the next time you visit, as operators flip the script on a century-old business
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/the-new-normal-for-theme-parks-post-coronavirus.html

USA Today: When Six Flags reopens post-pandemic, guests will need to book and pay in advance
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/theme-parks/2020/05/13/coronavirus-six-flags-announces-new-post-covid-reservation-system/3120430001/ 

CNBC Squawk: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/05/11/disney-shanghai-reopening-us-market-theme-parks-coronavirus.html 

CNBC Television (YouTube): Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 
MSN: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 
Independent Eagle: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 
Disneyland News Today: Bob Chapek Talks About The Future of Phased Disney Parks Reopenings, Films, and His Role as CEO on Interview with CNBC; Emphasizes Guests Must Wear Masks and “Do Their Part” For U.S. Reopenings
 
6DO News: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 

Southeast Asia Building Magazine: KIM QUY
issuu.com/southeastasiabuilding/docs/seab_mayjun_2020_online

Interview With A Former Imagineer Hints at Post-Virus Park Procedure
https://insidethemagic.net/2020/04/former-imagineer-hints-post-virus-park-procedure-bill-coan-lp1/

Coaster101: Coronavirus’ Impact on Theme Parks with Bill Coan of ITEC
https://www.coaster101.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-impact-on-theme-parks-with-bill-coan-of-itec/

LA Times: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe?
https://www.itec.com/news-media/when-will-disneyland-and-other-parks-reopen-how-will-they-keep-visitors-safe/

TravelAge West: A Former Imagineer Offers Tips on Selling Disney and Marvel Attractions
https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Family-Travel/Industry-Q-A-Bill-Coan-Former-Imagineer

Orlando Sentinal: Disney World adds more hand sanitizers at parks, hotels amid coronavirus concerns
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disney-coronavirus-update-20200303-uumddmfkgfdkrgwatoh4ctpthq-story.html

Amusement Today: Attractions industry feels the effects of coronavirus outbreak
https://www.itec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AMUSEMENT-TODAY-March-2020.pdf

Qatar Tribute: Who is Disney’s new chief executive officer Bob Chapek?
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-02-26/disney-ceo-bob-chapek-bob-iger?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fentertainment+%28Entertainment+News%29

LA Times: Who is Bob Chapek? He’s no Bob Iger but he is steeped in Disney culture
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-02-26/disney-ceo-bob-chapek-bob-iger?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fentertainment+%28Entertainment+News%29

LA Times: Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance fills up fast. Why you may still score a seat
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-02-14/disneyland-rise-of-the-resistance-capacity-riders?_amp=true 

Marketing Drive: Experiential hospitality: Guests check in but will brands overstay their welcome?
https://www.marketingdive.com/news/experiential-hospitality-guests-check-in-but-will-brands-overstay-their-we/569176/ 

Reading Eagle: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe?
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/when-will-disneyland-and-other-parks-reopen-how-will-they-keep-visitors-safe/article_12b0799b-d839-5618-b46e-4a2c8c670242.html

LMTribune: Disneyland and other theme parks ponder when to reopen
https://lmtribune.com/business/disneyland-and-other-theme-parks-ponder-when-to-reopen/article_78044463-28e4-50a2-8e7d-401f2a1c88ec.html

Tyler Morning Telegraph: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe? https://tylerpaper.com/ap/business/when-will-disneyland-and-other-parks-reopen-how-will-they-keep-visitors-safe/article_5621a9b4-6504-55d6-b2f1-2507a4c06327.html

ArcaMax: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe? https://www.arcamax.com/business/businessnews/s-2354473-p3

Bakersfield: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe?
https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/news/when-will-disneyland-and-other-parks-reopen-how-will-they-keep-visitors-safe/article_32039f9e-4135-5b71-a872-3a81f5dd7ef2.html

Omaha: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe?
https://www.omaha.com/money/consumer/when-will-disneyland-and-other-parks-reopen-how-will-they-keep-visitors-safe/article_5eca7698-216b-54ae-a968-6445135407a5.html

Orlando Sentinel: U.S.-China trade war worries some in theme park industry as IAAPA show nears
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-iaapa-chinese-trade-war-20191113-4tneu42dpvcnrdnq4jxwp5rrui-story.html

CNBC: The business of scaring: Halloween drives massive traffic, sales at theme parks
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/05/halloween-drives-massive-traffic-and-sales-at-theme-parks.html

ME Construction News: ATIP New Capital, ACUD to develop $20bn Entertainment District in Egypt
http://meconstructionnews.com/emagazine/tbp_preview.php?issue=163&code=bigpro_october_2019

CNBC: Disney names new leadership for Disneyland and Walt Disney World
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/25/disney-names-new-leadership-for-disneyland-and-walt-disney-world.html

The Motley Fool: The Target and Disney Partnership is Magic
https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/09/16/the-target-and-disney-partnership-is-magic.aspx

Interpark: ATIP ENTERTAINMENT AND ACUD PARTNER TO DEVELOP ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN EGYPT
https://interpark.co.uk/atip-entertainment-and-acud-partner-to-develop-entertainment-district-in-egypt/

Commerical Observer: Destination Bronx
https://commercialobserver.com/2019/09/destination-bronx/

Forbes: Why The Disney-Target Retail Collaboration Is A Win For Both Companies
https://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanziger/2019/09/07/why-the-disney-target-retail-collaboration-is-a-winwin-for-both-companies/#3205910c5706

IPM InPark Magazine: ITEC partners with AVECS to pursue new business opportunities in South Korea
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/itec-avecs/

SmartCitiesWorld: What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?
https://www.smartcitiesworld.net/smart-cities-news/what-can-theme-parks-teach-us-about-smart-cities

Interpark: AVECS AND ITEC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DRIVE THEME PARK DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH KOREA
https://interpark.co.uk/avecs-and-itec-entertainment-announce-partnership-to-drive-theme-park-development-in-south-korea/

Orlando Business Journal: Local entertainment production firm partners with South Korean company
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2019/08/27/local-entertainment-production-firm-partners-with.html

Blooloop: Attractions news: Dive Bahrain sinks Boeing 747 | 10 hour queues for Hagrid coaster
https://blooloop.com/attractions-news-hagrid-coaster-universal-dive-bahrain-boeing-747/

Blooloop: World’s largest gamer theme park set for China, developed by ITEC Entertainment
https://blooloop.com/news/gamer-theme-park-china/

China Travel News: China developers building Six Flags-sized gamer theme park
https://www.chinatravelnews.com/article/129763

Forbes: China Developers Building Six Flags-Sized Gamer Theme Park
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/06/12/china-developers-building-six-flags-sized-gamer-theme-park/#3ce904be74ab

The Frederick News-Post: At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors can fly — and buy
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/arts_and_entertainment/movies/at-star-wars-galaxy-s-edge-visitors-can-fly-and/article_2c35835a-585e-5aef-9c6d-ad07f9f81ce6.html

Detroit Free Press: Galaxy’s Edge brings ‘Star Wars’ to Disneyland, and you should bring your wallet
https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/2019/05/31/galaxys-edge-star-wars-disneyland-opens/1292698001/

Los Angeles Times: At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors can fly — and buy
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-star-wars-galaxys-edge-merchandise-20190530-story.html

The Jewish Voice: $3.5B Fordham Landing Project Planned Near Harlem River
http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/05/29/3-5b-fordham-landing-project-planned-near-harlem-river/

Forbes: Global Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/05/29/global-esports-popularity-give-gamer-companies-reason-to-be-bullish/#346ea2a61bde

New York Post: $3.5B Fordham Landing project going up near Harlem River
https://nypost.com/2019/05/21/3-5b-fordham-landing-project-going-up-near-harlem-river/

InterPark: THE MIDDLE EAST – A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE THEME PARK SECTOR?
https://interpark.co.uk/the-middle-east-a-land-of-opportunity-for-the-theme-park-sector/

RocketNews: Theme Parks, the Internet of Things and ITEC Entertainment – Coaster101.com
https://www.rocketnews.com/2019/05/theme-parks-the-internet-of-things-and-itec-entertainment-coaster101-com/

Coaster101: Theme Parks, the Internet of Things and ITEC Entertainment
https://www.coaster101.com/2019/05/17/theme-parks-the-internet-of-things-and-itec-entertainment/

University of Florida News: Disney Imagineer to lead UF’s new graduate program in themed environments integration
https://news.ufl.edu/2019/05/disney-imagineer-to-lead-new-uf-program/

Business Teams: Disneyland Prepares For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening: Hotels Now Fully Booked; Visit Time Window Imposed
https://en.businesstimes.cn/articles/111353/20190429/disneyland-prepares-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge-opening-hotels-now-fully-booked-visit-time-window-imposed.htm

The Lewiston Tribune: Disneyland visitors get 4 hours in Star Wars
https://lmtribune.com/sunday_am/disneyland-visitors-get-hours-in-star-wars/article_2c31e4d7-3754-57fa-939e-4ceddccadaba.html

Epic Stream: Disneyland Is Only Allowing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Guests A Four-Hour Time Slot
http://epicstream.com/news/TinyDiapana/Disneyland-Is-Only-Allowing-Star-Wars-Galaxys-Edge-Guests-A-Four-Hour-Time-Slot

Daily Hampshire Gazette: First visitors to Disneyland’s Star Wars land will get just four hours to see it all
https://www.gazettenet.com/First-visitors-to-Disneyland-s-Star-Wars-land-will-get-just-four-hours-to-see-it-all-25058587

TMSS Magazine: Disney prepares to wow Well-known individual Wars’ fans with original Galaxy’s Edge theme parks
http://tmssmagazine.com/disney-prepares-to-wow-well-known-individual-wars-fans-with-original-galaxys-edge-theme-parks/

Yahoo Finance: Disney prepares to wow Star Wars’ fans with new Galaxy’s Edge theme parks
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-prepares-wow-star-wars-184006247.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEIX9xsjXBJTGoJJ-LYen46UcLjntivJXiqX2PHvtdd3h_J8cmNHeeRK68WTLg9vIiq8fjad5fyicX9p5Dn3WNkP6V-KwT8JmAM7ONiC5LXGJevjP3xJD6h6GzyNcxstUrK2P8CCQppDnIrceCMFKRjZVBBzucrvXabsYs72aWur

CNBC: Disney prepares to wow Star Wars’ fans with new Galaxy’s Edge theme parks
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/13/disneys-star-wars-land-galaxys-edge-is-beyond-your-wildest-dreams-says-actor-josh-gad.html

Euro Amusement Professional: USA: ITEC Entertainment Opens New Los Angeles Office
https://www.eap-magazin.de/48-News/7590,USA%3A-ITEC-Entertainment-Opens-New-Los-Angeles-Office.html

InPark Magazine: ITEC Entertainment opens Los Angeles office
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/itec-los-angeles/

Reader’s Digest: The Real Reason There Aren’t Many Mirrors in Disney World Bathrooms
https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/reason-arent-many-mirrors-disney/

Yahoo Lifestyle: The Real Reason There Aren’t Many Mirrors in Disney World Bathrooms
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/real-reason-aren-apos-t-141507261.html

AOL: The real reason there aren’t many mirrors in Disney World bathrooms
https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/03/29/the-real-reason-there-arent-many-mirrors-in-disney-world-bathrooms/23702648/

InterPark Magazine: ITEC ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS CHARLIE WISSIG AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR
https://interpark.co.uk/itec-entertainment-appoints-charlie-wissig-as-creative-director/

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando’s ITEC expands with new Los Angeles office Kirstin’s Byline
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/tourism/os-cfb-itec-new-office-20190327-story.html

Florida Trend: What you need to know about Florida today
https://www.floridatrend.com/article/26576/thursdays-afternoon-update

RFID Journal: IoT Driving Entertainment Experiences at Theme Parks, Malls
https://www.rfidjournal.com/purchase-access?type=Article&id=18294&r=%2Farticles%2Fview%3F18294

EAP Magazine: USA: Charlie Wissig Assumes Position of Creative Director for ITEC Entertainment
https://www.eap-magazin.de/48-News/7516,USA%3A-Charlie-Wissig-Assumes-Position-of-Creative-Director-for-ITEC-Entertainment.html

Orlando Amplified: Customers Come First: Orlando’s Hospitality Tech Industry Drives Evolution of Guest Experience
https://news.orlando.org/blog/orlando-hospitality-tech-industry-drives-evolution-of-guest-experience/?fbclid=IwAR3UiPfbB31AzYks-nOLl0Vxg2piYXbyLPlWWMagnNRqCEE0hyd-mgg3Ij4

Orlando Amplified: The Tech Behind the Magic
https://news.orlando.org/blog/the-tech-behind-the-magic/

Ahram Online: Egypt’s New Administrative Capital to build the biggest entertainment district in MENA for $20 billion
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/347591.aspx

Construction Review Online: US $20bn Entertainment District set to be constructed in Egypt
https://constructionreviewonline.com/2019/09/us-20bn-entertainment-district-set-to-be-constructed-in-egypt/

World Construction Network: ATIP New Capital, ACUD to develop £16.3bn Entertainment District in Egypt
https://www.worldconstructionnetwork.com/news/atip-new-capital-acud-to-develop-163bn-entertainment-district-in-egypt

San Diego Union-Tribune: Can SeaWorld survive against Disney, Harry Potter and PETA?
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/tourism/story/2019-06-21/post-blackfish-seaworld-is-finally-making-a-comeback-but-can-it-last

Attractions Management: Major gamer-themed amusement park to tap into Chinese gaming craze
https://www.attractionsmanagement.com/index.cfm?pagetype=news&codeID=342213

TED Magazine: Q & A: A conversation with David Cline of ITEC Entertainment.
http://www.tedmagazine-digital.com/tedmagazine/april_2019/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1478737#articleId1478737

Fast Company: How Disney is preparing for the epic crush of visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
https://www.fastcompany.com/90339167/how-disney-is-preparing-for-the-epic-crush-of-visitors-to-star-wars-galaxys-edge