About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the –See all 165 Disney Parks, Experiences and Products photos
At a Glance: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products brings the magic of Disney’s stories, characters and franchises into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create memories that last a lifetime. When Walt Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. More than sixty years later, Disney has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, with iconic businesses including six resort destinations with 12 theme parks and 52 resorts in the United States, Europe, and Asia with approximately 150,000 cast members; a top-rated cruise line with four ships and plans for three more to be completed in 2021, 2022, and 2023; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; the world’s largest children’s print publisher; the world’s largest games licensor across all platforms; more than 200 Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.
Community Engagement and Outreach
Through philanthropic and community engagement efforts, we harness the power of Disney stories to bring families and friends together. Our programs make wishes come true for children fighting critical illnesses, promote youth development and encourage families and fans to join us in creating a brighter world. Our impactful cause marketing initiatives and one-of-a-kind programs like Share Your Ears, Dream Big Princess, Connect to Protect and the Disney Family Volunteering Reward Program invite guests and fans to join us in supporting these causes in tangible and meaningful ways. Every year, we continue Walt Disney’s commitment to philanthropy and outreach. Through charitable contributions, product donations, collaborations with local organizations and cast member volunteerism, we are proud to help enrich the global communities where we live, work and play.
Our Commitment to Environmental Stewardship and Conservation
Our commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation has always been an important part of our business. We embed environmental thinking into our daily decisions – from using alternative fuels and collaborating with top consumer products licensees on sustainability, to how we build energy efficient attractions and hotels. We’re also finding ways to reduce our use of single use plastics such as by eliminating plastic straws, stirrers and polystyrene cups, replacing single use plastic bags with reusable bags in our stores and minimizing in-room plastics in our hotels. We aim to minimize waste, conserve energy and water, safeguard wildlife and work to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards through efforts that connect kids with nature.
Disney Internships and Programs
Disney Internships and Programs introduce college students and recent graduates to Disney’s global family of brands and mark the first steps of an incredible career journey. Disney College Program As a Disney College Program participant, you'll become part of the magic that makes a Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort vacation meaningful and memorable for every guest. Gain valuable, on-the-job experience working in our parks and resorts, learn from leaders and experts from across the company, and form lasting friendships with people from all over the country in company-sponsored housing. Disney Professional Internships Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study. Imagine building upon the skills you've learned in the classroom within a family of legendary brands passionate about creating world-class experiences on a global scale. You can do all of these things and more with a Disney Professional Internship. With locations across the country and roles for just about every major and degree, an endless amount of opportunities awaits you. Learn more about what it’s like to be a Disney Internships and Programs participant at disneyprogramsblog.com!