The Walt Disney Company media coverage

Christian Sylt is the only journalist worldwide who specialises in covering the theme park industry for national media and he has written more than 100 articles on it over the past decade. They include cover stories of newspapers and magazines as well as news reports and features. His coverage appears in 34 outlets including the BBC, The Times of London, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Financial Times, the London Evening Standard and the Spectator.

Christian has covered almost all of the key areas in the industry from interviewing shareholders and senior management to writing about corporate alliances, themed sports facilities, themed hotel design and themed real estate projects. In addition Christian regularly writes travel features as well as reports on attractions and shows. When all of his coverage on The Walt Disney Company is included it represents one article per month for the past ten years and the highlights are below.

WALT DISNEY WORLD TRAVEL FEATURES

Hit Disney heights Sunday Mail 9 July 2017
Frozen in Florida Khaleej Times 16 September 2016
Star of the show Sunday Mail 24 July 2016
Another World The Paddock Magazine May 2010
Grand Designs Daily Record 11 November 2006
That's Not All Folks Scotland on Sunday 11 August 2002

DISNEYLAND PARIS TRAVEL FEATURES

Disney's Winter Wonderland Khaleej Times 19 December 2014
New motorised Fantasia is fun for the family Daily Telegraph 28 November 2014
Paris? It's Ratawowee Sunday Mail 31 August 2014
Themed to Perfection Scotsman 6 September 2008
Everything Is Illuminated Scotland on Sunday 21 December 2003
Animated Adventures Scotsman 17 August 2003

DISNEYLAND RESORT TRAVEL FEATURES

A fairytale trip to California's Disneyland Scotsman 26 December 2015

TOKYO DISNEYLAND TRAVEL FEATURES

Welcome to Tokyo's Disneysea! Khaleej Times 30 June 2017

DISNEYLAND PARIS FINANCES

Euro Disney Reveals Record $1 Billion Revenue As New Frozen Show Debuts Forbes 19 August 2015
Invesco Boosts Euro Disney Stake To 6% In 2014 Forbes 29 January 2015
Euro Disney invests £460m to rediscover the magic Daily Telegraph 20 January 2015
Saudi prince joins £330 million deal to save France's Euro Disney Mail on Sunday 11 October 2014
Ratatouille to cook up £150m in revenue for Euro Disney Sunday Express 7 September 2014
Euro Disney set for €30m boost from new Ratatouille ride Daily Telegraph 10 July 2014
Invesco boosts Euro Disney as stake grows Daily Telegraph 15 February 2014
Euro Disney expected to announce lower net losses The Guardian 6 May 2013
Restructuring to propel Euro Disney into the black Mail on Sunday 18 November 2012
Saudi prince won't duck out of loss-making Euro Disney Daily Mail 16 May 2012
Euro Disney seeks budget increase to revive parks before key anniversary The Guardian 10 April 2011
Euro Disney points the finger at snow white December Mail On Sunday 6 February 2011
The end of Euro Disneys white-knuckle ride? The Spectator 6 August 2008
Disney's lucky star in Paris EuroBusiness August 2002

THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY FINANCES

Theme parks are no mickey mouse industry The Times 16 December 2015
The Secrets Behind Disney's $2.2 Billion Theme Park Profits Forbes 14 July 2014
Disney may take control of Paris park Daily Telegraph 27 August 2012

PARKS & RESORTS ECONOMIC IMPACT

Euro Disney is no Mickey Mouse affair for UK suppliers Daily Telegraph 27 February 2017
The Magic Behind Disney's $60 Billion Boost To France's Economy Forbes 26 June 2016
Euro Disney Reveals 4,000 Jobs Boost From Building Blockbuster Ride Locally Forbes 31 October 2014
Jobs bonanza: Thousands of staff hired to build new Euro Disney ride Daily Telegraph 23 August 2014
Sleeping Beauty awakes Destinations of the World September 2008 

WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING

The science behind the magic The Times 16 December 2015
Disney Planning New Star Wars Attraction For Paris Park Forbes 12 September 2014
Building Fantasyland British Airways Business Life June 2013
The job: David Minichiello, Disney Financial Times 18 January 2010
Making mountains out of mouse hills Go! Magazine April 2006 

ATTRACTIONS & SHOWS 

Frozen's Most Magical Milestone For Disney Forbes 12 July 2017
The Secrets Behind The International Expansion Of Disneyland Forbes 19 November 2015
How A Rat Upstaged Mickey Mouse At Disneyland Paris Forbes 1 July 2014
A new big bang theory Metro 27 July 2005
Real Action Heroes Vauxhall Magazine December 2004  

DISNEY SPORTS 

Disney Eyes Entry Into Esports In Orlando Forbes 2 August 2017 
How Prince Harry Brought A Glow To ESPN And Disney
 Forbes 2 November 2016
Fantasy Sports SportBusiness Magazine August 2016
Disney's Runaway Success Forbes 7 January 2016
Disneys sporting venture The Times 16 December 2015
Sporting chance Hospitality Magazine Spring 2012
Building a complex sporting legacy BBC 1 March 2012
A magical partnership SportsPro January 2012
Barrichello's busman's holiday ESPNF1 16 August 2011
Making tourism child's play Destinations of the World March 2010
Sporting Drive The Paddock Magazine November 2009
Disney's Wide World of Sports SportBusiness Magazine December 2008
It's A Sport's World After All Go! Magazine June 2007
Fairytale Venues SportBusiness Magazine March 2007 

RESORTS

How Theme Parks Help To Break New Ground In The Hotel Industry Forbes 19 September 2016
Checking Into Fantasyland Etihad Inflight magazine May 2011
Magic results: Euro Disney plans new hotels The Independent 16 August 2008 

REAL ESTATE

The Town That Walt Built British Airways Business Life September 2014
Living the Dream EasyJet Inflight June 2007
Revealing Disney's Real Magic Kingdom Destinations of the World April 2007

CORPORATE ALLIANCES

Disney puts visitors in the driving seat Daily Telegraph 5 August 2017
Disney's Innovative Partnership Vehicle Forbes 4 December 2016
Inside Disney's Tech Partnerships Forbes 20 October 2016
Why Siemens And Disney Make A Magical Team Forbes 29 August 2014
Outside Sport: Nippon Oil The Paddock Magazine May 2010
Deal-making Magic Elevator Magazine Winter 2009
Fairytale sponsorships The Paddock Magazine October 2009
Disney Makes Sponsorship Child's Play SportBusiness Magazine September 2009
Mickey Mouse Money British Airways Business Life July 2009
Disney Sponsorship Marketing Week 16 April 2009
Driving the imagination The Paddock Magazine May 2007
Rollercaster Returns Go! Magazine December 2006
Fairytale Spending European Business Magazine September 2005

SHAREHOLDER & MANAGEMENT INTERVIEWS 

John Lasseter's Magic Formula for Creativity Forbes 7 August 2017

How to make $33bn, by the Saudi Prince Alwaleed who DIDN'T get his fortune from oil Mail on Sunday 11 October 2014
Man with Midas touch in five-star shares offer The Independent 5 February 2006
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal: Success is the 'ultimate kick' The Independent 30 July 2005
Deals in the desert Telegraph Magazine 16 July 2005
Saudi's fortune comes to a princely £12.5bn Evening Standard 17 February 2005
The forever investor EuroBusiness Magazine November 2002
Second time lucky for Disney? The Business 17 March 2002 

STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT  

How genius John Lasseter gave Disney back its happy ending Mail on Sunday 22 July 2017
Britain feels the full force of Star Wars success Sunday Express 27 March 2016
Star Wars brings £150m economic boost to Britain Daily Telegraph 13 September 2015
Disney rides off with £215m tax boost for its UK movies Mail on Sunday 7 February 2015
Disney Spends Record $580 Million Making Movies In Britain Forbes 13 November 2014
Disney lands £32 million tax credit as it plans to film next Avengers in the UK Evening Standard 9 October 2014
Disney handed record £31m tax credit for filming in UK The Independent 8 October 2014
Rags to riches: Disney earns £170m in tax breaks as UK film industry grows The Guardian 1 October 2014
US media giant Disney handed £8m tax break by HMRC to make next Star Wars film in Britain Mail on Sunday 20 September 2014
Heroic £5.6m tax break for film maker Disney Sunday Express 20 July 2014
Government paid a record £22.4m towards the production of Thor: The Dark World, in a deal to encourage movie-making in the UK The Independent 7 July 2014
HMRC gives Disney £16m tax credits for superhero movies Daily Telegraph 29 Sep 2013
Captain America given £18.8m in tax credits after being classed as British film Mail on Sunday 1 December 2012 

INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHOR  

Prices Up At Disney Theme Parks KCRW Radio 24 February 2015
Interview with Business Journalist & Disney Expert Christian Sylt Dedicated To DLP 13 June 2013 

MISCELLANEOUS  

Fantasyland For A Formula One Driver Forbes 11 March 2017
Why Theme Parks Are Fantasylands For Meeting Planners Forbes 2 November 2016
Magical Makeover Drives Disney Store Revenue To $760 Million In The UK Forbes 10 September 2014
Why It Would Make Sense For Disney To Buy Formula One Forbes 31 July 2014
EDF plans solar-power plant at Euro Disney, Paris The Independent 21 February 2010