Staffing at theme parks, Disney’s I-Drive presence and a ‘Princess and the Frog’ ride update (Ep. 147) – Orlando Sentinel

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Jun 03, 2022 at 12:58 pm

Orlando Sentinel tourism reporters Katie Rice and Dewayne Bevil take a look at theme park staffing, Disney’s new presence on I-Drive and some news from Princess Tiana about the “The Princess and the Frog” ride. Industry experts estimate that Walt Disney World, Universal and SeaWorld are at about 85% to 90% staffing numbers in 2019. Will guest experiences suffer? Disney is making a splash on International Drive with a new store and a large, curved video screen installed atop a parking garage that can be seen on Interstate 4 along the tourist corridor. And Anika Noni Rose, who gave voice to Disney’s Princess Tiana, let slip on an episode of “Live With Kelly & Ryan” when “The Princess and the Frog” ride will open. Listen to this episode of Theme Park Rangers using the player below of download anywhere you get your podcasts.

  • Staffing at the theme parks (1:18)
  • I-Drive Disney Store (8:50)
  • Parking garage big screen Disney ad (12:24)
  • ‘Princess and the Frog’ ride to open in 2024 (16:33)

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