Mike Schneider, Associated Press Updated 11:25 am CDT, Friday, May 31, 2019 In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019 photo, Timothy Stromsnes, left, president of the Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters, Local 2117 and union vice president Sean Pierce air concerns about the firefighting staff at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're vastly understaffed, posing a safety risk as the 25,000-acre Florida theme park resort grows even bigger this year with the debuts of a new Star Wars land, a new air-gondola system and even more hotel rooms. less In this Tuesday, May 28, 2019 photo, Timothy Stromsnes, left, president of the Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters, Local 2117 and union vice president Sean Pierce air concerns about the firefighting staff at ... more Photo: John Raoux, AP … [Read more...] about Union warns Disney World fire department is understaffed
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May 03, 1:30 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Danny Vena 05/03/19 AT 1:09 PM After being price-range-bound for nearly three years, Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock is on fire. Over the past year, the company's shares have gained more than 35%, more than tripling the 10% gain of the S&P 500, and hitting record highs above $140 per share.Those lofty gains could just be the beginning, as there are a number of catalysts that could propel the stock even higher in the weeks and months ahead. Let's take a look at three reasons there could be much more to come for Disney in 2019.1. Avengers: EndgameUnless you've been living in a cave, it's been nearly impossible to escape the news that the latest installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken the world by storm. There were signs the film would be a cultural phenomenon when nearly every major ticketing site crashed after being … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons 2019 Could Be A Banner Year For Disney Investors
I see a floating walkway through the opened door of my spacecraft. I pause a moment to get my bearings, then -- WHOOSH -- I'm hit with the bright light and heat of boiling lava a few feet away. Stormtroopers stand to my right, blaster rifles in hand in case things get messy.Three other people and I had been recruited to help the Rebel Alliance infiltrate an Imperial stronghold and steal something…important. (Isn't it always?)My fellow intergalactic spies and I are dressed for the part, wearing full Stormtrooper regalia so we won't get noticed. So far, things have been going smoothly.I steady myself as the moving platform beneath my feet makes its way to an ominous-looking castle surrounded by a sea of lava. Hot air blows on my face, and I can't stop staring at the spectacular view of the boiling ocean that surrounds me.For a moment I actually forget I'm in a convention center in San Jose, California, where I'm wearing a virtual reality headset and playing Star Wars: Secrets of … [Read more...] about Date night checklist: Dinner, movie… virtual reality?
Feb 10, 11:53 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Rick Munarriz 02/10/19 AT 5:13 PM Early February used to be a safe time to hit up Central Florida's theme parks. The holiday-fueled families are back in school, operating hours get shorter, and outside of opportunistic locals and a few lingering snowbirds there has usually been plenty of elbow room at Disney's (NYSE:DIS) Disney World, Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Entertainment's (NYSE:SEAS) SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tamps. The times are changing -- in a good way for shareholders, but possibly in a bad way for visitors who were hoping to get the year-round parks all to themselves this time of year. Festivals and seasonal events are packing the parks again, particularly on weekends, when locals have time to hit up the area attractions. The eight dry parks owned by Disney, Comcast, and … [Read more...] about There Is No Slow Season For Florida Theme Parks Anymore
Irritating practice increasingly widespread in SF and elsewhere Chris McGinnis Updated 9:14 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 The Park Central hotel in San Francisco imposes a whopping $44.60 resort fee per night! The Park Central hotel in San Francisco imposes a whopping $44.60 resort fee per night! Photo: Roland Li / The Chronicle Photo: Roland Li / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 The Park Central hotel in San Francisco imposes a whopping $44.60 resort fee per night! The Park Central hotel in San Francisco imposes a whopping $44.60 resort fee per night! Photo: Roland Li / The Chronicle Hotel resort fees anger readers 1 / 20 Back to Gallery TravelSkills on … [Read more...] about Hotel resort fees anger readers