April 15, 1990 |
A herd of 30 wild pigs wandered onto the shoulder of a highway near Walt Disney World, causing a traffic snarl as motorists slowed for a good look and to take snapshots. "They're wild pigs and they came out of the woods and the next thing you know, people are slowing down," Lt. Randy Harper of the Florida Highway Patrol said last week. The pigs contributed to an hourlong traffic tie-up.
July 11, 2013 |
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.
November 26, 2004 |
Walt Disney World's security guards have overwhelmingly rejected a new three-year labor contract, ignoring a recommendation from their union leaders. Members of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America Local 603 voted down the agreement, 296 to 26, late Wednesday. More than 1,000 Disney guards are represented by the union. Negotiations are to resume next week. "It's just a matter of us going back to the table," Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Polak said of the vote.
February 26, 1994 |
No More Eo at Epcot: Capt. Eo's days of saving the world with song and dance are numbered at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center. Walt Disney Co. is dropping Michael Jackson's 3-D spectacular at the Florida park. Officials said the decision had nothing to do with allegations that the performer sexually molested a teen-age boy. "We have to keep offering something new," said David Herbst, a Disney spokesman. The attraction is sponsored by Eastman Kodak Co.
February 12, 2002 |
Heavy cost cutting and promotions have helped Walt Disney Co.'s theme parks show slow but steady improvement in business since Sept. 11, the company said. Overall attendance at Walt Disney World is 10% to 15% below last year's levels, compared with a 20% decline in the first quarter of its fiscal year, said Paul Pressler, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. . At Disneyland Resort, attendance is up from last year because of the opening of California Adventure.
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.