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'''Disney Parks, Experiences and Products''' is a division of The Walt Disney Company, the latter of which is commonly known simply as Disney.
 
'''Disney Parks, Experiences and Products''' is a division of The Walt Disney Company, the latter of which is commonly known simply as Disney.
  
==Formation==
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==Theme parks==
The '''Walt Disney Outdoor Recreation Division''' was formed on June 3, 1980, to handle the theme park business of Disney. In 1988, Disney formed its own in-house [[video game]] division, '''Walt Disney Computer Software'''. Meanwhile, the theme park division was renamed '''Walt Disney Attractions''' in 1989.
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The '''Walt Disney Outdoor Recreation Division''' was formed on June 3, 1980, to handle the theme park business of Disney. The theme park division was renamed '''Walt Disney Attractions''' in 1989. The theme park division was later renamed '''Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide''' in 2008.
  
Disney Computer Software was then reorganized into '''Disney Interactive''' on December 5, 1994. '''Buena Vista Games''' was spun out of Disney Interactive in 2003, to act as a game publisher. Buena Vista Games was renamed '''Disney Interactive Studios''' in 2007.  Then, the theme park division was renamed Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide in 2008.
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==Video games==
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In 1988, Disney formed its own in-house [[video game]] division, '''Walt Disney Computer Software'''.  Disney Computer Software was then reorganized into '''Disney Interactive''' on December 5, 1994.  
  
Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, and shut down internal game production at Lucasfilm's in-house game development studio, [[LucasArts]], on April 3, 2013. Meanwhile, Disney renamed their game division '''Disney Games and Interactive Experiences''' in 2014. Disney shut down its other game development studios in May 2016, and in 2018 they merged their video game and theme park divisions. Post-merger the division was titled '''Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products''', however it was shortened to '''Disney Parks, Experiences and Products''' in 2019.
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'''Buena Vista Games''' was spun out of Disney Interactive in 2003, to act as a game publisher. Buena Vista Games was renamed '''Disney Interactive Studios''' in 2007.
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Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, and shut down internal game production at Lucasfilm's in-house game development studio, [[LucasArts]], on April 3, 2013. However, Disney continued publishing and licensing video games under the LucasArts label until 2014, and continue to publish and license games under the Lucasfilm Games label.
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Meanwhile, Disney renamed their game division '''Disney Games and Interactive Experiences''' in 2014. Disney shut down its game development studios in May 2016.
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==Merger of the Disney video game and theme park divisions==
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Disney has had an integration of their theme parks with video games since June 19, 1998, when they opened an interactive theme park and [[arcade]] named [[DisneyQuest]]. DisneyQuest closed on July 2, 2017, however, Disney continued its interest in interactive experiences in its theme parks. In 2018 Disney merged their video game and theme park divisions.  
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Post-merger the division was titled '''Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products''', however it was shortened to '''Disney Parks, Experiences and Products''' in 2019.
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==Video games by Walt Disney Computer Software==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="width:100%"
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!| Name
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!| Added to Museum
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!| Notes
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | ''[[The Lion King]]''
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | [[Amiga]], [[DOS]], [[Game Boy]], [[Sega Genesis|Genesis]], [[Linux]], [[macOS]], [[Sega Master System|Master System]], [[Nintendo Entertainment System]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System]], [[Windows]]
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | 1994
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | Win/Mac/Linux (DOS): May 18, 2019
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | [[Westwood Studios]] developed the game, but Disney Computer Software provided artwork.
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|}
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==Video games by Disney Interactive==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="width:100%"
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!| Name
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!| Platforms
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!| Released
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!| Added to Museum
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!| Notes
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | ''[[Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow]]''
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | [[Game Boy]], [[Sega Genesis|Mega Drive]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]], [[Windows]]
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | 1995
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | Windows: May 18, 2019
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| style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center" | [[Eurocom]] developed the [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]] version.<br />[[Bonsai Entertainment]] developed the [[Game Boy]] version.
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|}
  
 
[[category:Computer and video game companies formed in 1980]]
 
[[category:Computer and video game companies formed in 1980]]

Revision as of 21:49, 8 July 2019

Disney PEP.png
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Type Division of The Walt Disney Company
Founded Walt Disney Outdoor Recreation Division
June 3, 1980
Walt Disney Computer Software
1988
Walt Disney Attractions
1989
Disney Interactive
December 5, 1994
Buena Vista Games
2003
Disney Interactive Studios
2007
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide
2008
Disney Games and Interactive Experiences
2014
Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products
2018
Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
2019
Headquarters Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Key people Bob Chapek, Chairman
Industry Theme parks, toys, video games
Products Theme parks, toys, video games
Employees undisclosed
Website http://dpep.disney.com

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is a division of The Walt Disney Company, the latter of which is commonly known simply as Disney.

Theme parks

The Walt Disney Outdoor Recreation Division was formed on June 3, 1980, to handle the theme park business of Disney. The theme park division was renamed Walt Disney Attractions in 1989. The theme park division was later renamed Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide in 2008.

Video games

In 1988, Disney formed its own in-house video game division, Walt Disney Computer Software. Disney Computer Software was then reorganized into Disney Interactive on December 5, 1994.

Buena Vista Games was spun out of Disney Interactive in 2003, to act as a game publisher. Buena Vista Games was renamed Disney Interactive Studios in 2007.

Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, and shut down internal game production at Lucasfilm's in-house game development studio, LucasArts, on April 3, 2013. However, Disney continued publishing and licensing video games under the LucasArts label until 2014, and continue to publish and license games under the Lucasfilm Games label.

Meanwhile, Disney renamed their game division Disney Games and Interactive Experiences in 2014. Disney shut down its game development studios in May 2016.

Merger of the Disney video game and theme park divisions

Disney has had an integration of their theme parks with video games since June 19, 1998, when they opened an interactive theme park and arcade named DisneyQuest. DisneyQuest closed on July 2, 2017, however, Disney continued its interest in interactive experiences in its theme parks. In 2018 Disney merged their video game and theme park divisions.

Post-merger the division was titled Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, however it was shortened to Disney Parks, Experiences and Products in 2019.

Video games by Walt Disney Computer Software

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
The Lion King Amiga, DOS, Game Boy, Genesis, Linux, macOS, Master System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Windows 1994 Win/Mac/Linux (DOS): May 18, 2019 Westwood Studios developed the game, but Disney Computer Software provided artwork.

Video games by Disney Interactive

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Game Boy, Mega Drive, SNES, Windows 1995 Windows: May 18, 2019 Eurocom developed the SNES version.
Bonsai Entertainment developed the Game Boy version.