World Leisure Jobs - Bob Iger hails Disney’s ‘era of expansion’, as CEO hints at new IP additions for company’s parks...
23 Sep 2018 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

14 Mar 2018

Bob Iger hails Disney’s ‘era of expansion’, as CEO hints at new IP additions for company’s parks
BY Tom Anstey

Bob Iger has hinted at future additions to the company’s parks from new film releases scheduled for 2019

Bob Iger has hinted at future additions to the company’s parks from new film releases scheduled for 2019

Bob Iger says Disney is going through a “tremendous era of expansion”, with the company’s chair and CEO adding that the new additions to the operator’s parks are going to be “truly extraordinary – even by our standards”.

Speaking during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting, Iger ran through the company’s ever-expanding list of IPs, hinting at future additions to the company’s parks from new releases scheduled for 2019.

“We’ve got an unbelievable slate of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies scheduled for release through 2019 and there are many more beyond that,” said Iger.

“You look at next year and you see The Avengers, Dumbo, Aladdin and Frozen 2.

“The characters that we create and the stories that we tell don't just live on the screen, but we bring them to life at our parks and resorts around the world. We’re currently in the midst of a tremendous era of expansion at Parks and Resorts.

Disney has a plethora of upcoming additions to its parks, the next being Toy Story Land at Shanghai Disney, with a second Toy Story Land coming to Walt Disney World in June. At Disneyland California, the park’s Paradise Pier is getting a Pixar rebranding, while parks including Epcot and Hong Kong Disneyland are getting major expansions or new rides based on popular IPs. Arguably the biggest openings will be at Disney’s US parks, with both Florida and California set to welcome Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019, while Disneyland Paris recently announced a major, multi-billion Euro expansion, with three new lands based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars.

“As these lands rise from the ground, it is clear that they are going to be truly extraordinary, and that's even by our standards,” said Iger.

“They are huge in size and scale, and feature new technology and innovation. We’re extremely excited about the developments so far.”

In addition to its parks division, Disney is also ramping up its fleet of cruise ships, planning the addition of three more vessels to its existing four.

“The new ships will continue the elegant design of our existing fleet, but inside they're going to have many more innovations and more stunning entertainment, more Disney stories and characters than anyone has ever experienced on the high seas,” said Iger.

“After 13 years as CEO, I know for certain that leading this company is a profound privilege, and I deeply appreciate it. Together, we're doing extraordinary things that touch lives and lift hearts and give people a much needed respite from a challenging world. I'm enormously proud of what we've achieved as a company, and I am more excited than ever about the incredible opportunities ahead for all of us.”



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'   21 Sep 2018

Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, .... more>>
Myzone secures Snap Fitness partnership deal
Myzone secures Snap Fitness partnership deal   21 Sep 2018

Fitness tech firm Myzone has signed a deal with Snap Fitness which will see the franchise operator's clubs in the US, Australia and New Zealand .... more>>
Dr Marilyn Glenville to lead two-day wellness retreat at Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall
Dr Marilyn Glenville to lead two-day wellness retreat at Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall   21 Sep 2018

Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall in Plymouth, UK will be hosting a two-night women's wellness retreat on 28 and 29 September. Designed to help women .... more>>
UNSW demonstrates how future buildings could adapt to human behaviour
UNSW demonstrates how future buildings could adapt to human behaviour   21 Sep 2018

Will buildings of the future change shape to respond to your behaviour? Possibly, say researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Built .... more>>
Company profile


TVS Group

The company was established in 2009 as a specialist supplier of noise and vibration solutions.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

 Elemental Herbology launches  new Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub Treatment

Elemental Herbology launches new Coconut Shell Cream Body Scrub Treatment

Elemental Herbology is delighted to announce a new, full-body exfoliating treatment designed to gently buff and polish, for healthy, glowing skin. More>>




in this issue

• PHE: prevention key to NHS strategy
• Jetts Fitness targets further UK growth
• GNH merges with Hotel Partnership



World Leisure jobs




Operations Manager
Salary: Circa £22,000 dependant on qualifications and experience
Location: Thetford, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Location: Surrey, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant
Location: Surrey, UK
Company: GLL
Duty Manager
Salary: £18,400 - £19,200
Location: Withington, Manchester, UK
Company: Love Withington Baths
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia


22-23 Sep 2018

World Wellness Weekend

Worldwide,



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Stephen Hulme
We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme More>>
  Promotional feature: Alliance Leisure
The future of leisure in times of austerity More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Sports: Play to the crowd
When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option More>>
  Disruption: Rule breakers
Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd