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Growth of Disney’s Theme Parks Means Stable Cash Flow for Company

The Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is the most-visited theme park in the world.

Just last year the park logged 18.6 million visitors which was a growth of 6 percent over 2012. As a whole, the Disney theme parks around the world had more than 132 million visitors last year.

These numbers translate into cash flow for Disney. It has been estimated that the Disney theme parks in the United States account for close to 20 percent of the company's stock value and 25 percent of the company's revenue.

Disney Buying Back $8 Billion in Stock

The Walt Disney Company recently announced plans to buy back nearly $8 billion in stock beginning next year.

The announcement was made by Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo at an investor's meeting in California. Disney says they expect an increase in cash flow, which is the reason behind the buy back.

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A Few Drinks At Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

My 22 year old son and I have a running "argument" over which one of us drank more on our last Disney trip. He's sure it was him, but I think he just didn't want to have to tell his friends that is was totally his Mom. Regardless of who downed more delicious Disney cocktails on the trip - we started it all off with rounds at the fantastically fun Indiana Jones themed location at Disney Springs - Jock Lindey's Hangar Bar.

Paying at the Food and Wine Festival Booths

Since I've gotten recent questions on the subject I thought I'd pull this post out of the archives because knowing how you're going to pay for all that grub Food & Wine Festival is important business! The 2015 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival offers a veritable plethora of sip and tastes for you to indulge in, as well as tastings, seminars, and food and wine themes merchandise.

Three Great High Energy Bars

We've covered a lot of Disney Bars and Lounges over the past year, but these three are my picks for the top high energy clubs on all of Walt Disney World property. So if you're looking for a place to cap off your night with music, fun, and abundant cocktails, this is the list for you! Next time you're looking for some extraordinary Disney nightlife, give one of these three places a try.

Tipping on the Disney Dining Plan

Being on the Disney Dining Plan is a great way to reduce travel stress by pre-paying for your meals. It's important to remember though that the service tip for your waiter or waitress is not included in your dining plan costs and will still need to be left at the time of your meal.