The Walt Disney Company’s first-quarter earnings call brought more than numbers with it: Disney CEO Bob Iger made an exciting announcement.
The Disney first-quarter earnings call has taken the Disney community by storm with the amount of news it’s brought. For one, Disney CEO, Bob Iger shared that the company was going to be going through a massive transformation, which included significant layoffs—an announcement that didn’t come easy from the CEO.
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In the midst of all of these major announcements, the Disney CEO also slipped in a tidbit for Disneyland fans. The CEO announced that an “Avatar experience” would be coming to the Southern California Disneyland Resort, initially stating that more details would be shared “very soon.”
BREAKING: An "Avatar experience" is coming to Disneyland.
More details will be shared "very soon," Iger says.
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It appears Iger believes the franchise, after the success its seen since its release, will be incredibly beneficial to increasing the revenue of the Disney Parks, a number that’s on the up and up. During the Q & A session of the Q1 earnings call, Iger recalled the success of Pandora, the Avatar-themed land in Walt Disney World Resort. He shared that since Disney introduced Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the land brought many more Guests to the Animal Kingdom and upped the attendance of that Park.
While these statements were made in the context of Disney leaning on the Parks and their entertainment offerings as a source of revenue that delivered consistently, it’s clear the hopes that Iger and Josh D’Amaro likely have for the upcoming Avatar experience at Disneyland that we now know Walt Disney Imagineers are hard at work on.
Iger also mentioned talking to D’Amaro about looking at Disney’s franchises to see what new and exciting attractions and offerings can be accommodated with respect to the capacity of the Parks without compromising the quality of Guest experience, which means that, in all likelihood, we might get to see more of the blue sky initiatives that Josh D’Amaro talked about during the D23 Expo of last year.
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