This week at Walt Disney World, attendance continues to grow, even as food portion sizes get smaller, the first metrics for Disney Genie+ are released, plus Primeval Whirl's demolition finally concludes.
Outside Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort kicks off its holiday offerings with a tour of the holiday Tribute Store and the all-new Mistletoe Pines Village at Universal CityWalk.
1. Attendance continues to rise at Walt Disney World
Disney released its financial results earlier this week and as part of the report it was confirmed that attendance at Walt Disney World continues to grow in 2021, with Disney CFO Christine McCarthy saying that guest levels are up double digits compared to the last quarter, and that guest spending is up 30% when compared with 2019.
2. Food portions shrink as Disney looks to make additional profits
Also during Disney's financial results discussion, it was revealed that the resort is looking to boost profits by cutting food portions in the park, a move that would be "good for some people's waistlines" according to CFO Christine McCarthy.
3. Disney Kicks off Disney Very Merriest After Hours
This week Walt Disney World kicked off its new Very Merriest After Hours event, which includes character appearances, a Christmastime parade (the first for Walt Disney World after reopening) and a brand new show. You can learn more about this event here, and purchase tickets here. Several nights are already sold out so if you are planning to attend, you'll want to purchase tickets as soon as possible.