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Old 12-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #11

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Originally Posted by ChipnDale79 View Post
But why rob Peter to pay Paul?

By making them "unique", Disney would not only be competing with Universal, Sea world, and every other theme park in the country, but they would also be competing with themselves. To me history proves that Disney can support and make a massive profit with 2 resorts on both sides of the country.
When guests see appeal in both destinations, it becomes a win for Disney.

Before we had visited DL, our typical pattern was to visit WDW about once per year. For the last 4 years that pattern has changed to an annual visit to DL and every-other-year at WDW. Net gain Disney.

By bringing a lot of the same attractions to each park, it reduces the cost for disney and allows them to do more with their money. That's good for the guest.
Probably a topic for elsewhere so I'll just agree to disagree.

Remember, there's already a big difference between the resorts to begin with.
And unfortunately that difference is getting smaller and smaller.

Regarding your comment about it doesnt encourage you to spend more. Maybe it doesnt, but Disney can't let DHS sit like it is get stale, they have to compete with Universal and keep their guest on property longer and keep them from going to Universal and WWOHP.
Never said it should remain stale. Just that it should be unique.

It does entice my family of 4. We have 2 young boys, while the new fanastyland is still very princess heavy, this is a big deal for my family, its more stuff for our boys to do.
Again, just make it unique. When development costs are amortized over a 30+ year attraction life span, it's a drop in the bucket.

I really don't want to come across as one of the chronic complainers. I really do enjoy the Disney parks. But crying poverty as an excuse for not spending a few million dollars to engineer a unique experience is pretty lame, IMO. If they need to jack-up my ticket prices another 1% to compensate...go for it. I'll pay 1% more to ride something unique and different.
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