Understand the Companies The Walt Disney
The Parent Company:The Walt Disney Company • Disney is the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the world • Founded on October 16, 1923 by brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney. • Original name..The Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio
Walt Disney Business • Best known for the products of its film studio, the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group • Today one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. • Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network. • Owns and licenses 11 theme parks around the world.
The Core Businesses • The Walt Disney Studios - film, recording and theatre. • The Parks and Resorts - theme parks, cruise line, and other travel-related businesses. • Disney Consumer Products - produces toys, clothing, and other merchandising based on Disney-owned properties rights • Media Networks - includes the company's television and Internet operations.
The Revenue Growth • Year 1991 – only 3 Divisions • Walt Disney Studio Entertainment– $2,600 million • Disney Consumer Products - $724 millions • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – 2,800 millions
Growing Business • In 2008 – Four Divisions • Walt Disney Studio Entertainment- $7,348 millions • Disney Consumer Products - 2,415 • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - 11,504 • Disney Media Networks - 15,857
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts • The Biggest Division of Walt Disney • The Walt Disney Company - plans, builds and manages the parks and resort. • The First was opened in 1955, at Anaheim, California. • The biggest is he Walt Disney World Resort opened 1971, with the Magic Kingdom and three resort hotels
Disney Resorts World Wide • California – The First Built by Walt Disney • Florida Disney World Resort – The Biggest • Tokyo – Japan 1983 First outside USA. • Paris – The second resort outside USA 1992. • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort - 2005 • Shanghai Resort -expected open in 2014.
The Walt Disney World Resort • Opened 1971 • Located in Orlando Florida • The biggest of the Walt Disney Resorts. • Also the largest vacation resort most popular tourist destination in the world • Four theme parks, two water parks, • a shopping and entertainment complex, 20 resort hotels, eight golf courses and many more.
Planning Your Visit • Advance Planning is necessary to avoid disappointment. • Big saving can be made by careful planning. • Get advice and tips. Check the following site • Proven saving exceeding the cost • Guide to Trip’s Saving