Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

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Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
TypeDivision of The Walt Disney Company
FoundedWalt Disney Outdoor Recreation Division
June 3, 1980
Walt Disney Computer Software
1984
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
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
2019
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Key peopleBob Chapek, Chairman
IndustryTheme parks, toys, video games
ProductsTheme parks, toys, video games
Employeesundisclosed
Websitehttp://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

Disney formed its video game division, Walt Disney Computer Software, in 1984, and began developing games internally in 1988. Walt 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 consolidated back within Disney Interactive and 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. Fewer than ten employees remained so LucasArts could continue to act as a licensor and publisher. 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 internal 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 Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, however it was shortened to Disney Parks, Experiences and Products in 2019.

Software developed by Walt Disney Computer Software

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
The Animation Studio DOS 1991 July 3, 2020 Co-developed with Silent Software.

Software published by Walt Disney Computer Software

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Hare Raising Havoc DOS 1991 August 13, 2019 Developed by BlueSky Software.

Video games developed by Disney Interactive

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Kingdom Hearts PS2
PS4
2002 September 17, 2002
November 16, 2017
Co-developed with Square Soft.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories PS4 2004 November 16, 2017 Co-developed with Jupiter.
Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow Windows 1995 May 18, 2019 Disney Interactive developed the Mega Drive and Windows versions.

Video games developed by Buena Vista Games

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Kingdom Hearts II PS2
PS3
PS4
2004 PS4: November 16, 2017 Co-developed with Square Soft.

Video games by Disney Interactive Studios

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Kingdom Hearts coded DS 2008 November 16, 2017 Co-developed with Square Enix and h.a.n.d..
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days DS 2009 November 15, 2017 Co-developed with h.a.n.d..
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep PS4 2010 November 16, 2017 Co-developed with Square Enix.
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance PS4 2012 November 16, 2017 Co-developed with Square Enix.
Kingdom Hearts χ Android 2013 June 7, 2019 Co-developed with Square Enix, Success, and BitGroove

Video games by Disney Games and Interactive Experiences

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage PS4 2017 November 16, 2017 Co-developed with Square Enix.

Video games by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

Name Platforms Released Added to Museum Notes
Kingdom Hearts III PS4 2019 May 30, 2019 Co-developed with Square Enix.
Kingdom Hearts VR Experience PS4 2019 August 7, 2019 Co-developed with Square Enix.