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Old 10-04-2008, 09:42 PM   #151
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Interesting....I will be following this one closely with fingers crossed!
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #152
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The bar kiosk outside AC now serves popcorn and nonalcoholic slushy drinks.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:50 PM   #153
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The bar kiosk outside AC now serves popcorn and nonalcoholic slushy drinks.
Quick, get out of the way! I need to hurry and get my fix of popcorn and slushies! This is certainly much ado about nothing. Hopefully we'll see something better in the future. If everything is going to be of this caliber I'm certainly glad they closed PI.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:59 AM   #154
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Quick, get out of the way! I need to hurry and get my fix of popcorn and slushies! This is certainly much ado about nothing. Hopefully we'll see something better in the future. If everything is going to be of this caliber I'm certainly glad they closed PI.
It's like any restaurant. You're not paying for the food, you're paying for the atmosphere...of vacant buildings and contruction walls. The perfect attraction for those who find watching paint dry too intense.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:32 AM   #155
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This is just pathetic...I didn't even mention the AC club!

I'm writing this letter to express my extreme disappointment in the
management of Walt Disney World. I am frustrated, sad, downright angry,
and nostalgic all at the same time about the closing of Pleasure Island.
Pleasure Island has been a fantastic place for the adult solo traveler,
college crowd, convention crowd, and many more to have some adult fun
while visiting WDW. There is nowhere else to go to dance to 70s and 80s
or techno and guests wanting to have a night life will now be looking
off property to fill their need. If the "bold new vision" of DTD
included something other than outsourced restaurants and a t-shirt shop,
maybe it would sting a little less. Unfortunately, we're getting a
T-shirt shop, outsourced restaurants, and a giant blimp. How exactly
does this satisfy my desire for comedy, dancing, or a night life?
Mannequins was once rated one of the best clubs in the country! It's
hard to believe it could come to this.

I am flying to WDW Friday morning and flying home on Sunday in an
attempt to say goodbye one last time to the place I call my second home.
It's my second home not because of alcohol consumption, but because I
met some fantastic cast members while picking up extra hours as a door
host at 8-trax. I still know managers, door hosts, and ticketing CMs
even though I've lived in WI the last 4 years. Sadly it seems there are
executives more interested in playing landlord than offering something
for EVERYONE to do. It was pretty creative to slowly kill the island so
its closing could be justified. It's too bad that creativity couldn't
be put to better use. Just remember, "you're dead if you aim for only
for kids. Adults are just kids grown up anyway."



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Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney World Resort.

We hope your recent visit was an enjoyable one. We recognize that the
closing of the Adventurer's Club has disappointed Guests who have come
to enjoy the unique entertainment that has been offered over the years.
With that in mind, please know a tremendous amount of thought went into
the decision as we bring the new vision for Downtown Disney to life. As
we look to the future, we are excited about the evolution that will
occur over the next two years, introducing a brand new mix of shopping,
dining and other experiences for our Guests' enjoyment.

Our Guests' feedback, as well as their continued enthusiasm for our
products and services, are very important to us. We genuinely
appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with us.

Sincerely,

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Old 10-08-2008, 09:36 AM   #156
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This is just pathetic...I didn't even mention the AC club!

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You didn't expect them to actually LISTEN to what you had to say did you?

They don't CARE what we want. They want to TELL us what we want.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:59 AM   #157
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With that in mind, please know a tremendous amount of thought went into
the decision as we bring the new vision for Downtown Disney to life.
We put the numbers into a spreadsheet and found better numbers.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:24 AM   #158
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You didn't expect them to actually LISTEN to what you had to say did you?

They don't CARE what we want. They want to TELL us what we want.
of course not, but the least they could have done is given me a form letter about mannequins or 8-trax. Don't get me wrong, you know I'm in support of AC too, but the fact that I didn't even mention AC and they sent back an AC letter is pathetic! I'll still be sending snail mail letters to all the executives.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #159
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I'll still be sending snail mail letters to all the executives.
I stop sending to Disney after my last letter I sent to them. I sent them a letter around June explaining that I would be traveling to WDW in August, I am huge fan blah blah blah. I told them that I am a Town Recreation Director and the number one request was a week long trip away. I had been given the go ahead to start the planning. I explained that on my upcoming trip I would love to sit down with someone to start the planning of a group of about 40-50 people. I made 10 copys and sent them to various offices, CRO, Grand Gatherings, etc. I got ZERO response. I then proceeded to email the same letter... Nothing..... Now I guess I could have called someone but I didn't want to wast a Reservation persons time with questions. It looks like we'll be taking 40-50 people off site
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #160
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They sent back:

Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney World Resort.

We hope your recent visit was an enjoyable one. We recognize that the
closing of the Adventurer's Club has disappointed Guests who have come
to enjoy the unique entertainment that has been offered over the years.
With that in mind, please know a tremendous amount of thought went into
the decision as we bring the new vision for Downtown Disney to life. As
we look to the future, we are excited about the evolution that will
occur over the next two years, introducing a brand new mix of shopping,
dining and other experiences for our Guests' enjoyment.

Our Guests' feedback, as well as their continued enthusiasm for our
products and services, are very important to us. We genuinely
appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with us.
And I got back:

Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney World Resort.

Although we understand your disappointment with our recent announcement
regarding the clubs on Pleasure Island, please know a tremendous amount
of thought went into the decision to bring the bold new vision for
Downtown Disney to life. Taking the Downtown Disney experience to the
next level is consistent with our commitment to provide our Guests with
new, exciting and one-of-a-kind experiences. As we look to the future,
we are excited about the evolution that will occur over the next two
years, introducing a brand new mix of shopping, dining and other
experiences for our Guests' enjoyment.

Our Guests' feedback, as well as their continued enthusiasm for our
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appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with us.


Close to identical.


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Old 10-08-2008, 06:34 PM   #161
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please know a tremendous amount
of thought went into the decision to bring the bold new vision for
Downtown Disney to life. Taking the Downtown Disney experience to the
next level is consistent with our commitment to provide our Guests with
new, exciting and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Their commitment to provide guests with one-of-a-kind experiences?!?!?!?


BULLSPIT!

They CLOSED the one-of-a-kind experiences! There is NOTHING in the whole world like the Adventurers Club! Comedy Warehouse, while not completely unique, is still not terribly common. And 8-Trax and Mannequins were first of their kind, not common places as well!

They don't give a good goshdarn about providing "one-of-a-kind" experiences. They don't care about guest experience AT ALL any more. All they care about is the bottom line.

And frankly, I hope that attitude comes back to bite them right on their . . . bottom line.
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:23 PM   #162
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Their commitment to provide guests with one-of-a-kind experiences?!?!?!?


BULLSPIT!

They CLOSED the one-of-a-kind experiences! There is NOTHING in the whole world like the Adventurers Club! Comedy Warehouse, while not completely unique, is still not terribly common. And 8-Trax and Mannequins were first of their kind, not common places as well!

They don't give a good goshdarn about providing "one-of-a-kind" experiences. They don't care about guest experience AT ALL any more. All they care about is the bottom line.

And frankly, I hope that attitude comes back to bite them right on their . . . bottom line.
I love your passion...I really do. Amen to that, I hope it bites them right in their bottom line.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:52 PM   #163
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I love your passion...I really do. Amen to that, I hope it bites them right in their bottom line.
Nothing seems to be biting them on their bottom line. Folks continue to flock to WDW in record numbers......bad economy? I wonder. And whether it's us Americans or, because of the economy, foreigners {no offense, I must remain politically correct} but the crowds continue to grow.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:01 PM   #164
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Not necessarily, the stock is worth about $10 less a share today than when they opened the AC. Not linking the two, but it seems as if a whole bunch of poor decisions are coming back to bite their bottom line.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:29 AM   #165
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Nothing seems to be biting them on their bottom line. Folks continue to flock to WDW in record numbers......bad economy? I wonder. And whether it's us Americans or, because of the economy, foreigners {no offense, I must remain politically correct} but the crowds continue to grow.
it's the foreigners keeping WDW afloat right now.

And yes, low stock price...I should buy some so I have an even bigger reason to...complain...for lack of a better word
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