Theme park media coverage

Christian Sylt is the only journalist worldwide who specialises in covering the theme park industry for national media and he has written well over 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 has appeared in more than 30 outlets including the BBC, The Times of London, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the London Evening Standard, Forbes and the Financial Times.
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. Five years before it was announced, Christian broke the news that Disney was planning to take over Disneyland Paris. Other notable exclusives include revealing that £1.9bn would be invested in Disneyland Paris and that the park's Star Wars simulator would be updated.
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.
Seasons to be cheerful The Scotsman 8 September 2018
Hit Disney heights Daily Record/Sunday Mail 9 July 2017
Frozen in Florida Khaleej Times 16 September 2016
Star of the show Daily Record/Sunday Mail 24 July 2016
Another World The Paddock Magazine May 2010
Grand Designs Daily Record/Sunday Mail 11 November 2006
That's Not All Folks Scotland on Sunday 11 August 2002
Fairytale Christmas Daily Record/Sunday Mail 10 December 2017
It still has the magic The Scotsman Magazine 14 October 2017
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 Daily Record/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
Up, Up and Away Daily Record/Sunday Mail 29 April 2018
A fairytale trip to California's Disneyland Scotsman 26 December 2015
Welcome to Tokyo's Disneysea! Khaleej Times 30 June 2017
Disneyland Paris Hopes To Get Glow From Solar Power Forbes 2 December 2018
Euro Disney to create 1,000 jobs as it pushes to double visitor capacity Daily Telegraph 28 November 2018
Euro Disney Planning Blockbuster New Attraction For 2024 Forbes 22 November 2017
Disneyland Paris set for huge makeover with £1.9billion investment Sunday Express 19 November 2017
Euro Disney’s magic returns as it forecasts full recovery by 2021 Daily Telegraph 14 November 2017
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
EDF plans solar-power plant at Euro Disney, Paris The Independent 21 February 2010
The end of Euro Disneys white-knuckle ride? The Spectator 6 August 2008
Disney's lucky star in Paris EuroBusiness August 2002
How ESPN Saved $4 Million On Its Formula One Broadcast Deal Forbes 26 March 2018
Theme parks are no mickey mouse industry The Times 16 December 2015
Why It Would Make Sense For Disney To Buy Formula One Forbes 31 July 2014
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
Disney's $3 Billion Magic Touch On European Suppliers Forbes 6 February 2018
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 
Why Disney Is Changing The Toys In Its Play Set Forbes 26 November 2018
How Movies Have Given Disney's Animal Kingdom a Happy Ending Forbes 17 May 2018
Disney's Lost Plans For A Domed City Forbes 3 May 2018
Why Disney Had To Think Outside The Box To Cast Its Spell In California Forbes 23 April 2018
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 
How Disney Plans To Give More Muscle To Its Marvel Theme Park Show Forbes 15 November 2018
How Disney Used A MIDI Keyboard To Ignite The New Millennium Forbes 21 June 2018
The Secrets Behind The Sparkle of Disney's Parades Forbes 26 May 2018
Why Disney's Fireworks Shows Hit A High Note  Forbes 12 November 2017
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  
Disneyland Paris Rolls Out Wireless Payment System Forbes 20 January 2019
How Disney Mixes Hollywood, Food And Wine Forbes 29 April 2018 
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 
How Disney Put Its Magic Touch On Real Estate Forbes 13 April 2018
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
Why Citizen Spends Time In Disney's Fantasyland Forbes 31 July 2018
How Hyundai Is Using Superheroes To Rev Up Its New Model Forbes 23 February 2018
The Marvellous Marketing Vehicle For The New Lexus Forbes 26 February 2018
Inside the big business of car product placement in films Daily Telegraph 19 February 2018
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
The Secret Behind Disney's Festive Sparkle Forbes 8 December 2018
'Experience Economy' Boosts Theme Park Spending To A Record $45 Billion Forbes 4 November 2018 
Meet The Man Who Drives Two Million Visits To Disney Every Year 
Forbes 20 July 2018
Fantasyland For A Formula One Driver
Forbes 11 March 2017
Why Theme Parks Are Fantasylands For Meeting Planners
Forbes 2 November 2016
Theme parks are no mickey mouse industry
The Times 16 December 2015
Magical Makeover Drives Disney Store Revenue To $760 Million In The UK
Forbes 10 September 2014

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 
Disney's new Nutcracker movie is sweet news for UK film with the media giant splashing more than £85m on its production in Britain Mail on Sunday 28 October 2018
Michael Douglas On A Lifetime As A Racing Fan Forbes 5 July 2018
The $255 Million Spell That Disney Cast On Britain Forbes 8 June 2018
Disney Recoups A Quarter of $4 Billion Star Wars Purchase Price Forbes 4 June 2018
Disney ploughs £200m into new frontier for Solo: A Star Wars Story Evening Standard 25 May 2018
How Kurt Russell Has Grown His Legacy Forbes 28 April 2018
Disney Reveals Avengers: Infinity War's Financial Muscle Forbes 28 April 2018
Disney shells out £1.3bn to make Marvel films in the UK Daily Telegraph 9 April 2018
Star Wars: The Billion Dollar Blockbuster for Britain Forbes 4 January 2018
Star Wars a positive force for UK Sunday Express 24 December 2017
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 
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 
Why The World's Most High-Tech Water Park Is Making Waves With 3D Forbes 25 November 2018
Slip slidin' away The Scotsman 3 November 2018
The Other Side Of SeaWorld Forbes 13 October 2018
How SeaWorld Put A New Spin On A Theme Park Classic
Forbes 13 October 2018
How Abu Dhabi Is Building A Legacy Of Leisure Forbes 10 November 2018
How Warner Bros. Cast Its Spell On Abu Dhabi 
Forbes 7 November 2018
Warner Bros first hotel will open in Abu Dhabi 
Daily Telegraph 6 November 2018
Abu Dhabi-Doo 
Daily Record/Sunday Mail 4 November 2018

Taking a trip to hotel fantasyland
The Times 16 December 2015

Building Fantasyland British Airways Business Life June 2013
Pure magic Khaleej Times 23 December 2011

US media giant makes £70m from backstage tour of Harry Potter films 
Daily Telegraph 4 November 2018
Harry Potter Tour Conjures Up $435 Million Of Revenue For Time Warner 
Forbes 6 December 2017
Go behind the scenes in Hollywood 
Khaleej Times 1 September 2017
Harry Potter tour helps Leavesden studios triple 2013 profits to £32m 
The Guardian 24 July 2014

Kuwaiti tycoon poured £50 million into Kent theme park plans Sunday Express 11 November 2018
Kuwaitis may pull plug on Britain’s answer to Disneyland Evening Standard 6 November 2017