02 Sep 2008

Disneyland Anaheim

Thirty-two employees from Disney’s own hotels (Paradise Pier, Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel) were arrested by police at Disneyland Anaheim (California) in the middle of August for carrying out demonstrations. The hotel employees, dressed up as Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Peter Pan, were demonstrating at the famous theme park because of new employment contracts that offer poorer conditions for them. –
In light of discussions surrounding transfats and healthy eating (particularly hot topics in the US at present) and the associated decree on transfats by California’s Governor Schwarzenegger, Disneyland Anaheim has closed the three McDonalds outlets in the park at the start of September. –
Meanwhile the Disney Corporation has reported it has appointed a new director for the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, who should help to bolster the number of visitors to the park by offering more local flavour and feel. Andrew Kam, the new Managing Director of the resort, brings with him years of experience from a leading position at Coca Cola in China and also some experience from the Hong Kong tourist office. In his new role, he will draw on a total of 20 years’ experience of working in China. (eap)


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