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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Disney reports record profit for its third quarter

    Disney reports record profit for its third quarter
    The billion-dollar MyMagic+ technology initiative should start making a positive impact on Walt Disney Co.'s bottom line in its current fourth quarter, company executives told analysts Tuesday as they reported record third-quarter earnings. Disney...
  • Winter Park merchants see business bounce from SunRail

    Winter Park merchants see business bounce from SunRail
    SunRail has exceeded ridership estimates in its early months of operation, and it's exceeding expectations in another way, too. The commuter train is being credited with boosting the bottom line for businesses near the Winter Park station, which is...
  • Disney Posts Record Third Qtr Results with World Cup, Marvel, 'Frozen'

    Consumers aren't showing any sign of giving Walt Disney Animation Studio's "Frozen" the cold shoulder. With the toon having charmed its way to nearly $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, the film continues to generate strong sales from home...
  • Significant 'Star Wars' Presence Planned for Disney Theme Parks

    The Walt Disney Co. plans for "a far greater 'Star Wars' presence" in its theme parks, company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday. The first look at new attractions based on the sci-fi franchise, beyond "Star Tours" that currently operates at several of its...
  • Disney celebrates national sisters day with nonprofit group

    Disney celebrates national sisters day with nonprofit group
    In honor of National Sisters Day Tuesday, Walt Disney World Resort invited a group of local girls to meet one of Disney's most popular set of sisters.  Twelve Central Florida girls from the nonprofit group Girls, Inc. took part in the "Frozen Summer Fun...
  • Weyrich Cronin & Sorra, CPAs and business consultants honored as Firm of the Year

    Enterprise Worldwide's highest honor, the Firm of the Year award, was presented to Weyrich Cronin & Sorra at the Enterprise Worldwide Annual Symposium on May 29 at Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort. This award is chosen each year by the EW...
  • Walt Disney earnings surge 22% on strength of studio, theme parks

    Walt Disney Co. reported a 22% increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, buoyed by the strong performance of its film studio and theme parks division. The Burbank company posted net income of $2.25 billion, or $1.28 a share, for the quarter...
  • Fire at Disneyland quickly extinguished

    Fire at Disneyland quickly extinguished
    A fire broke out at Disneyland in Anaheim late Sunday afternoon but was quickly extinguished.  In photos posted on Twitter, gray smoke could be seen rising above the park's Sleeping Beauty Castle. The fire broke out near the theme park's Gate 7, and...
  • Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families

    Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families
    A dead-end street in North Hollywood is an unlikely place to find a mecca of handcrafted design, but it exists. Arte de Mexico's North Hollywood showroom, open seven days a week, recently has expanded to about 250,000 square feet of space, up from 200,...
  • Five things for Tuesday, August 5

    Five things for Tuesday, August 5
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Columnist Beth Kassab looks at the new twist on back-to-school supplies. Schools are asking students and parents bring more items to school so everyone has the needed supplies. But why does...
  • Authors partner with Alabama publisher on Disney guidebook

    Authors partner with Alabama publisher on Disney guidebook
    For years, Julie and Mike Neal have been a two-person publishing company. The couple have not only snapped hundreds of photographs and written descriptions for their "Complete Walt Disney World" travel book, they've handled all of the back-of-house duties...