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Disney puts luxury hotel plan on hold in feud with Anaheim over $267 million in subsidies

August 16, 2018 |

Walt Disney Co. has put a hold on plans to build a luxury hotel in the Disneyland Resort’s shopping district, citing a feud with Anaheim officials over tax subsidies that the Burbank media giant was expecting to get from operating the hotel.

The dispute centers on a $ 267-million tax break that…


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Disney and other opponents of Anaheim living wage measure say it will have ‘severe consequences’

August 11, 2018 |

Opponents of a ballot measure to require the Disneyland Resort and some hotels in Anaheim to pay a living wage say it will have severe consequences for businesses and neighborhoods.

Opponents, including the popular resort and the city’s Chamber of Commerce, on Friday night submitted their position…


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Anaheim City Council votes to put ‘living wage’ initiative on its November ballot

June 20, 2018 |

After emotional statements from Disneyland workers and Anaheim business owners, a divided Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to put on its November ballot a measure that would require hospitality operations that accept a city subsidy to pay a “living wage.”

The council narrowly rejected a proposal…


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Initiative to give Disneyland workers a ‘living wage’ qualifies for the ballot in Anaheim

June 14, 2018 |

Unions that represent workers at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim are one step closer to requiring the theme park to pay its employees a “living wage.”

The Orange County Registrar of Voters has certified that a petition to force major Anaheim employers who get city subsidies to boost their workers’…


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Three-quarters of employees surveyed at Disney’s Anaheim resort say they can’t afford basic living expenses

March 1, 2018 |

Only weeks after Walt Disney Co. reported better-than-expected profit, a survey at the company’s Anaheim theme parks found that 73% of employees questioned don’t earn enough to pay for such expenses as rent, food and gas.

The online survey, funded by labor groups pushing for higher wages for workers…


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Anaheim breaks tourism record for fifth straight year with 24.2 million visitors

February 13, 2018 |

A bigger convention center and two popular theme parks helped the city of Anaheim break its tourism record — again.

Anaheim welcomed 24.2 million visitors in 2017, about a 5% increase over the 23 million visitors in the previous year and more than 30% higher than 2012, according to Visit Anaheim,…


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Anaheim janitorial company paid workers below minimum wage, lawsuit alleges

November 30, 2017 |

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra sued an Orange County janitorial company, alleging the firm engaged in a conspiracy to defraud its workers who clean the stores of major retailers throughout the state.

Becerra, in a suit filed Thursday in Orange County Superior Court, alleged One Source Facility…


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Disneyland fans gripe about Shanghai Disney’s free digital Fastpass, which costs $10 in Anaheim

September 8, 2017 |

Visitors to the Shanghai Disney Resort in China will soon get to use a smartphone app to reserve a time to visit their favorite attraction without waiting in a long line — at no additional cost.

But some Disney fans are irked because the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim launched a similar app in July…


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Disney announces new Marvel attraction in Anaheim and the name of its Star Wars land

July 16, 2017 |

With demand continuing to grow for Disney parks and movies, the entertainment giant announced plans to add new attractions throughout its parks, including a new Marvel superhero expansion in Anaheim.

During its fan exposition D23 in Anaheim, Disney officials on Saturday revealed details of planned…


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Anaheim breaks visitor record, with crowds flocking to Disneyland and convention center

February 13, 2017 |

Several bustling conventions, a slew of new hotels and an army of Disneyland fans helped the city of Anaheim draw a record 23 million visitors last year, tourism officials said.

The 2016 record, a 2.3% increase over 2015, represents the fourth year in a row that Anaheim has exceeded its previous…


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