Today Marks the End of the Siemens & Disney Parks Sponsorship, Attractions Left Sponsor-less

Today Marks the End of the Siemens & Disney Parks Sponsorship, Attractions Left Sponsor-less
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Today, the “strategic partnership” between Siemens and the Walt Disney Company comes to an end officially. Siemens has released a statement summarizing the twelve years of the deal coming to a conclusion today:

When Siemens and Disney began to explore the mutual benefits and opportunities of forming one of the largest marketing alliances in the technology sector for the entertainment space, it was a natural fit. The two organizations have many share values such as Innovation, Service, and Quality as well as a worldwide brand presence. Since 2005, the opportunities to leverage this technology alliance extended across The Walt Disney Company including theme parks and resorts, studios, networks, publishing, and digital. On October 10, 2017, the Siemens-Disney Alliance reached a mutually agreed upon conclusion.

Sponsorship Activation Timeline:

  • October 2005 Siemens US and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Sign 12-year agreement
  • October 2005 ABC SuperSign at Times Square, presented by Siemens
  • October 2005 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot, presented by Sylvania, A Siemens Company [July 2013, presented by Siemens]
  • November 2005 Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney Hollywood Studios, presented by Sylvania, A Siemens Company [November 2013 – 15, presented by Siemens]
  • January 2006 – April 2010 Disney’s Electrical Parade at Disney California Adventure, presented by Sylvania, a Siemens Company
  • January 2006 – November 2008 Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams at Disneyland, presented by Sylvania, A Siemens Company
  • May 2007 Siemens VIP Center at Epcot Opens [private executive meeting and guest lounge]
  • February 2008 Spaceship Earth, presented by Siemens
  • March 2008 Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future at Epcot, presented by Siemens
  • April 2008 – March 2015 Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future at Disneyland Innoventions, presented by Siemens
  • November 2010 it’s a small world at Disneyland, presented by Sylvania, A Siemens Company [August 2013, presented by Siemens]

About Siemens USA

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Siemens technology was also used to create several new theme park attractions, including Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • That’s a big loss for Disney. I wonder if they’re in negotiations with any other company to sponsor Illuminations or Spaceship Earth.

  • I really love Disney Parks, but lets be honest here. Disney has really made a mess of their theme parks, and the guests are getting so much less value, it’s really bad. If I had a company, I wouldn’t want my name anywhere NEAR Disney. It means cheap, poor value, used to be great, give the least possible and squeeze every dime out of them with giving as little in return. They run rides half capacity, barely open touchpoint to get in parks to save a few cast members,,,in the end..the guest gets shafted. Nothing any reasonable company like Siemens is going to want to be associated with. Much less pay for.

    • Even though I’m a big fan of Disney World, I have to agree with you on several points. I’ve been going to WDW since 1975 and I’ve seen many changes, some good but some not so good. It does seem over the last 10 years that Disney has increased prices substantially and reduced perks to their guests but I guess it doesn’t seem to matter since the parks are filled to capacity almost all year now!

    • Thank Yoda you don’t have a company! Because anyone who can say this load os crap can’t run nothing bigger than a hot dog cart.

    • If you hate Disney so much, why are you spending your time on a Disney World fan site? Sounds like someone loves the product, but doesn’t want to pay the price. Disney owes you nothing. If you want to attend Disney parks, you will (and I mean YOU WILL) pay whatever they decide to charge. Complain all you want, but if you are so unhappy with Disney parks, please…take your business elsewhere. You will not be missed in the lines.