Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDP&R) has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences. At the heart of WDP&R are five world-class vacation destinations with 11 theme parks and 44 resorts in North America, Europe and Asia, with a sixth destination currently under construction in Shanghai. WDP&R also includes the Disney Cruise Line with its four ships – the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy; Disney Vacation Club, with 12 properties and approaching a total of 200,000 member families; and Adventures by Disney, which provides guided family vacation experiences to destinations around the globe.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, FL, is divided into six themed “lands”: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
TASKS Bastian was the guest of Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, on five different week-long FAM trips. She covered the opening of new hotels and/or attractions for national meetings and travel/tourm industry print publications. Bastian stayed at the beautiful Swam hotel, Dolphin hotel. Yacht Club hotel and Magic cruise ship (maiden voyage), and enjoyed full access to Disney’s theme parks, as a VIP guest of Disney. After each trip Bastian wrote articles about her trip and newsworthy items for national publications.
SKILLS Interviewing, research, writing.