Bad News for Disney Parks All Over the World
You may have been ready and willing to book your next Disney trip ASAP after seeing the new (and beyond cute) Groot bread, as well as the Avatar-inspired drink, The Night Blossom, that gives Starbucks’ infamous Unicorn Frappuccino a run for its money. But as charming as these latest additions are, there’s still some pretty bad news buzzing about Disney parks around the world.
Not as many people are visiting the most magical places on Earth anymore, according to a report by Themed Entertainment Association and Aecom that took a look at attendance from 2015 to 2016. Though Shanghai Disneyland (which opened just a year before the report and therefore still had its novelty) boosted the overall numbers, attendance at 13 out of 14 Disney parks is in decline.
And there are two major reasons why.
Prices and terrorism.
While Cosmopolitan claims that attendance at US parks has dropped because of rising ticket prices (not to mention the fortune you can potentially spend throughout your stay), The New York Times is reporting that Europeans are staying away over fears of terrorist attacks.
Though both reasons are understandable (especially since Americans are apparently not spending the way we used to and Europe has suffered many recent terror attacks), the fact that money might prevent some children from having such a magical experience is definitely sad, while others losing out because of terrorism is absolutely heartbreaking.
Have you gone to a Disney park recently? Do you plan to go soon? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Cosmopolitan; photo via Handout/Getty)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)