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.
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 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.
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.
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.
July 28, 1994 |
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.