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Walt Disney World SWOT Analysis
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Walt Disney is one of the best-known names in the world of entertainment. The name is associated with countless animated films, theme parks and resorts--including the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. Although this resort is world famous and has been extremely successful, it is still subject to market forces. In order to understand how Walt Disney World is positioned in the market, it is helpful to conduct a SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis is a managerial tool which assesses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that a business faces.

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    o Walt Disney World's greatest strength is its world famous brand. With theme parks around the world and movies released to generations of children, the Disney brand is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Beyond the Disney name, Walt Disney World is able to use the brand power of its many animated characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Cinderella and Winnie the Pooh in order to attract customers. Disney has expanded its holdings to include the Mirimax film studio and the Pixar animation company, giving it access to an even greater number of brands and characters.


    o Walt Disney World includes several different theme parks within its resort, including Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. Additionally, they have opened up two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. They have also expanded beyond their traditional brands with the ESPN Wide World of Sports attraction. On top of all of this, Walt Disney World operates several different hotels and a campground. This diverse product portfolio may represent a weakness because managing such different products can reduce...