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June 20, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Disney Plans Walt Disney World Expansion: The Burbank-based entertainment giant announced the three-year project for the Orlando, Fla., resort, but said Chairman Michael D. Eisner would provide the details in a news conference to take place there today. Disney executives offered no advance information; a spokeswoman described the expansion as "major. She said the project is to begin immediately and extend into 1998, but she would not provide any spending estimates.
December 18, 1987
Judson Green, 35, has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Euro Disneyland Corp., which will build a Disney theme park and destination resort near Paris. Euro Disneyland is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Co., Burbank. Green also assumes responsibility for real estate development. He previously was vice president-finance and planning for the resort division of Walt Disney World.
May 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Walt Disney World has reached a tentative agreement with its largest employee union. One of the six groups fronted by the Service Trades Council, however, will recommend that its members oppose the deal. The Teamsters says the pay raises are too low and healthcare costs are too high. The proposed contract carries pay raises of at least 4% for the majority of workers.
July 28, 1994 | Associated Press
Lightning struck a tram unloading passengers at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, slightly injuring four people. No one was hit directly by the lightning bolt that struck in the "Happy" parking lot near the ticket and transportation center. Seven people were stunned by the strike but three did not require treatment. Four people were treated at a hospital and released.
April 30, 2000 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Walt Disney World has disbanded its marching band, a Magic Kingdom fixture for nearly 30 years. The band's 18 musicians, dressed in signature red coats, white pants and plumed hats, were abruptly fired last week. They will be replaced by smaller musical groups throughout the park. A spokeswoman said Disney wanted "something fresh," adding that "it seemed to be time to make a change." Disney's original band still performs at Disneyland.
July 11, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you're going to Walt Disney World in Florida this summer or fall, why not stay near the town Disney built? The Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration in Kissimmee is half a mile from the amusement park and across the street from the Celebration community built by Disney in the 1990s. Rooms for a family of four are as low as $89 a night, and that comes with shuttle service to Walt Disney World. The deal: This hotel rate doesn't come with tickets (other hotel packages do) but provides a low-cost room for families traveling to Walt Disney World.
December 30, 1997 | DARYL STRICKLAND, Daryl Strickland covers tourism and small and minority business issues for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5670 and at
Mickey Mouse Jr. has outdistanced the original Mickey. Disneyland, the Anaheim theme park, has slipped from its perch as the continent's most popular theme park, surpassed by The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. An estimated 17 million people visited the Magic Kingdom, up 23%, versus 14.2 million at Disneyland, down 5%, or about 700,000 people, according to Amusement Business, a Nashville-based trade journal. Disneyland's attendance declined for a couple of reasons.
August 20, 1994 | Reuters
A 6-year-old girl was critically injured in an accident at a ride in Walt Disney World, officials said Friday. Barbara Paribanez of Miami was in critical but stable condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando. She suffered a broken rib, broken right arm and collapsed lung, a hospital spokeswoman said. She accidentally fell out of a boat at the "It's A Small World" ride Thursday, Disney spokeswoman Michelle Fisher said.
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