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Old 11-19-2011, 11:03 PM   #3391
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At the prompting of DW, I would extend a big ole' "howdy" and thanks to the kind folks with the nice words to me. Spacemountainmom, NYTimez, DrDisneyMD et.al. I'm never quite sure whether or not to respond to such positive words as I have often been thought of as being a bit "full of myself". I'm probably not as much as it may appear at times, it is just writing, something I love to do.

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Thanks for posting this article -- it struck a cord with me. The article was well written and thoughtful. Especially, regarding Disney's acquisition of Pixar, thank goodness it worked out in Disney's favor but what if it didn't?!? --> close call. I believe Disney became somewhat complacent and now they are trying to make up for it -- in a BIG way. I am extremely excited about the Fantasyland, Avatarland and all the other park enhancements. I hope it pays off for them -- the way it did for Universal.

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Thank you for sharing!

I do feel however that articles like this one, which is based strictly on someones unsupported by anything feelings is what brings negative reaction.

I do believe that Disney is overpriced but I also believe that every company should earn money and does not have to invest right back all the earnings, which is what article suggesting.

Yes, Walt was a dreamer, imagineer, but without his brother nothing would work in a first place and without stocks today not much would work as well.

I think it is kind of childish to count Disney money, why not to count how much they added since Disney brothers.

Sure we want new ride or attraction added to every park, every year but then parks will expand way too fast and we already dealing with way too many things to fit into a regular 7 days vacation. And we will have FL and Avatar pretty soon, so they do invest after all, not saying that they do not lack in some areas but it has nothing to do with article itself.

Bottom line, there are problems, there are areas I wish they pay more attention to and there are areas they could do better if they invested a bit more there but all this What would Walt say, do, think... just really does not make a case, except making an emotional splash. JMO.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:16 PM   #3393
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Your welcome! I love your posts -- I can read them all day.

Thanks for posting this article -- it struck a cord with me. The article was well written and thoughtful. Especially, regarding Disney's acquisition of Pixar, thank goodness it worked out in Disney's favor but what if it didn't?!? --> close call. I believe Disney became somewhat complacent and now they are trying to make up for it -- in a BIG way. I am extremely excited about the Fantasyland, Avatarland and all the other park enhancements. I hope it pays off for them -- the way it did for Universal.

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The picture you have from universal is sobering! Wow!!! I would hate to be in that line!While I think the fantasyland expansion will do well I don't see the Harry Potter type reaction.That place must have been nuts for a long time.
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The picture you have from universal is sobering! Wow!!! I would hate to be in that line!While I think the fantasyland expansion will do well I don't see the Harry Potter type reaction.That place must have been nuts for a long time.
LOL. If I ran into a line like that, there is no way I would stick around. I don't think Fantasyland would conjure up anything remotely close to this. However, I think Disney is hopeful that Avatarland will bring in numbers similar to HP - just a guess.
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Now flicx....

It was rather lame wasn't it? We might still go but I am considering skipping this year. I was hoping that some wonderful announcement would convince me to go for sure.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #3397
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Yes, I think Disney (especially in Florida) has gone downhill over the past decade. While the competition is improving and investing in their parks, Disney has let its Florida parks become stale. Quality has gone down while prices have gone up. Everything from dining to merchandise and maintenance has slowly decreased in quality.

I'm still hoping things can turn around. Things were bad in Anaheim until their 50th celebration and fortunately they are now back on the right path. Hopefully the same can happen in Orlando.
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All the hype, for WHAT??? Sheesh.
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Yes, I think Disney (especially in Florida) has gone downhill over the past decade. While the competition is improving and investing in their parks, Disney has let its Florida parks become stale. Quality has gone down while prices have gone up. Everything from dining to merchandise and maintenance has slowly decreased in quality.

I'm still hoping things can turn around. Things were bad in Anaheim until their 50th celebration and fortunately they are now back on the right path. Hopefully the same can happen in Orlando.
I think that it can happen. It certainly isn't moving in that direction yet but maybe someone who cares will take over and set things right.
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Disney totally shoots itself in the foot with stuff like this. If they had just made the announcement without all of the hype -- Twitter reminders, Facebook posts, promos on the Disney Parade, etc -- it would have been a cool announcement. But all the "it's gonna be BIG" stuff prior to killed them. Nothing would have matched the hype.

That said ... the folks on the DIS and other BBs who are laughing hysterically at the "big announcement" are really not the focus audience for stuff like that. When Disney hypes new events or short-term discounts, they're not going for the experienced, comes-every-year, knows-all-the-ins-and-outs Disney traveler. They're trying to hook the newbies or the folks who traveled to WDW or DL years ago and are on the fence about spending the money to do a return trip. To THEM, this kind of thing strikes a much different chord.

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Been away from thread for awhile as I needed a break, but promised I would report back as we have been here for 6 days and have 5 more to go!

Record crowds and MK closed under a phase 3 on NYE morn by 10:30 am, yet parks are pretty spotless, crowd control is amazing, CMs are pretty pleasant, and no broken rides at all!

We have seen some pixie dust spread by CMs as well, and Disney has had 2 parks each day with EMH to handle crowd. Fab staffing levels as well! Everyone seems to be going above and beyond to multitask and help guests as much as possible.

Bathrooms have 2-3 CMs staffed outside or inside to handle the crowds, and restaurants seem to be running on time as well, even on NYE!

Decorations are a bit sparse in certain areas, with the best resort continiung to be GF, and a tie for us between AK and MK for best park.

DHS and especially Epcot are disappointing overall, but spectacular showpiece trees. Epcot is most disappointing as they just recycled Flower and Garden topiaries for entrance - added a few hats and scarves. Very disappointing...

Overall, we have been pleased with resort and park maintenance, crowd control and park functioning as it is the busiest week of the year.

We have been to the parks a million times, and we have had some amazing times on this trip with meeting characters, seeing shows and getting lots of smiles and stickers from CMs. They really are making things special for us all!!

If anyone has questions, I will do my best to answer.

Happy New Year, Tiger

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cudos to WDW & CMs

Just back from first Christmas / NYE trip and after reading all the warnings about this time of year to visit all our family can say is wow Disney! As PP stated WDW was more than prepared to handle crowd levels, restaurants moved quickly, rides all running, parks super clean considering crowd levels, etc. IMO cannot say anything other than WDW constinues to improve and set new standards in service levels, innovation and memories - Magic Memories and You show and is example of WDW taking it to another level.

Hope all others that were at WDW for the week between Christmas and NYE had the same great overall experience we did.
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Yep er, I found that "BIG" anouncement to be something really big. I list it right up there with a few other "Big" disappointments.

1. That first kiss from Wendy in the school playground line in 2nd grade.
2. Geraldo Rivera opening the lost vault of Al Capone
3. The follow up album from the Knack after releasing "My Sharona."
4. The Cleveland Browns season in....... Well every year since they came back in 1999.
5. Hoping my Pentium II processor would crash on 1-1-2000 because it was not Y2K compliant.




I am still amazed that WDW would consider this a big annoucement. A promotional enticement that gives one day and only during a two week period in the calander year is not "Big" WDW; Nor do I consider giving away 60 total 5 day vacations. Oh well, I still love Disney though.
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Been away from thread for awhile as I needed a break, but promised I would report back as we have been here for 6 days and have 5 more to go!

Record crowds and MK closed under a phase 3 on NYE morn by 10:30 am, yet parks are pretty spotless, crowd control is amazing, CMs are pretty pleasant, and no broken rides at all!

We have seen some pixie dust spread by CMs as well, and Disney has had 2 parks each day with EMH to handle crowd. Fab staffing levels as well! Everyone seems to be going above and beyond to multitask and help guests as much as possible.

Bathrooms have 2-3 CMs staffed outside or inside to handle the crowds, and restaurants seem to be running on time as well, even on NYE!

Decorations are a bit sparse in certain areas, with the best resort continiung to be GF, and a tie for us between AK and MK for best park.

DHS and especially Epcot are disappointing overall, but spectacular showpiece trees. Epcot is most disappointing as they just recycled Flower and Garden topiaries for entrance - added a few hats and scarves. Very disappointing...

Overall, we have been pleased with resort and park maintenance, crowd control and park functioning as it is the busiest week of the year.

We have been to thearks a million times, and we have had some amazing times on this trip with meeting characters, seeing shows and getting lots of smiles and stickers from CMs. They really are making things special for us all!!

If anyone has questions, I will do my best to answer.

Happy New Year, Tiger
Happy New Year Tiger! Glad to see you here and to hear that Disney handled crowds well. I noticed that during busy times like Independance day and Spring Break they usually have no problems maintaining parks, parks are spotless and CMs are super friendly, at least in my experience.
You are super brave to be there during this time of year, how were lines, how long it took to be seated, how you even walked there? Details, details, please, pictures even better.
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