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Old 07-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm new to the boards, but I've been lurking here and other places around the online Disney community for a while now, and I have a question.

Seeing as so many of us Disney fanatics, particular those of us who frequent Walt Disney World agree on a few issues, has anyone ever attempted to create a massive and formal petition to affect some of the policy and infrastructure changes we so desire in the parks? I can't imagine that a petition with 100,000 or more signatures on it, politely requesting that the sorcerer hat be torn down, would be looked at lightly... particularly if the press were involved in it's presentation. Similarly a petition calling for a massive monorail expansion and returning EPCOT Center to some of it's core themes and values?

I'm just wondering if this has been tried is all. I took a look at *********** and there are a handful of petitions going over there right now, though they mostly have to do with programming on the Disney channel.

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hi all, I'm new to the boards, but I've been lurking here and other places around the online Disney community for a while now, and I have a question.

Seeing as so many of us Disney fanatics, particular those of us who frequent Walt Disney World agree on a few issues, has anyone ever attempted to create a massive and formal petition to affect some of the policy and infrastructure changes we so desire in the parks? I can't imagine that a petition with 100,000 or more signatures on it, politely requesting that the sorcerer hat be torn down, would be looked at lightly... particularly if the press were involved in it's presentation. Similarly a petition calling for a massive monorail expansion and returning EPCOT Center to some of it's core themes and values?

I'm just wondering if this has been tried is all. I took a look at *********** and there are a handful of petitions going over there right now, though they mostly have to do with programming on the Disney channel.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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Huh....I am completely baffled.

So you want to replace the entire staff of number crunchers that determine what is best for the investors and stockholders. Don't think so.
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I had the same reaction as Deb & Bill. Disney is going to make their investment decisions based on what will make more money. The monorail is only a means of transportation between resorts and parks. As such its a cost. It doesn't generate any revenues.

Yes, the same can be said about busses and boats. They don't generate any revenues either. However, Disney has found its cheaper and provides more operational flexibility to invest in busses and boats rather than monorails.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #5
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The only thing i can say is Welcome to The Boards And I kinda like the Hat
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Can I, can I, can I .....I am an architect and a construction manager.

Do you have any idea the cost of a monorail expansion in the year 2012. I could give you the cost by the foot and it would make you fall out of your chair.

And to add insult to injury, it does not generate any income at all. Read about the expansion at Las Vegas and the subsequent issues with the city almost declaring bankruptcy for good.

Then the maintenance costs; fuel, storage for the night, getting them under cover during hurricanes to prevent damage. One track alone, where buses could be diverted anywhere on any road and be more efficient.

You have to think outside the box on these things.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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I like the hat too!!
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Thank goodness. Like I said, why would you want someone who has no experience in satisfying the stockholders wanting to dictate what goes on at any major corporation.
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Hi all, I'm new to the boards, but I've been lurking here and other places around the online Disney community for a while now, and I have a question.

Seeing as so many of us Disney fanatics, particular those of us who frequent Walt Disney World agree on a few issues, has anyone ever attempted to create a massive and formal petition to affect some of the policy and infrastructure changes we so desire in the parks? I can't imagine that a petition with 100,000 or more signatures on it, politely requesting that the sorcerer hat be torn down, would be looked at lightly... particularly if the press were involved in it's presentation. Similarly a petition calling for a massive monorail expansion and returning EPCOT Center to some of it's core themes and values?

I'm just wondering if this has been tried is all. I took a look at *********** and there are a handful of petitions going over there right now, though they mostly have to do with programming on the Disney channel.



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Lol! I can't decide if this is a troll or a clever veteran poking fun at all the trolls we've had lately.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:16 PM   #12
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ok, I can't resist... Why demolish the hat?
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Why don't people like the Sorceror's Hat? I like it and so do my children. But then again, I'd also rather they spend the money on ride construction than a monorail.
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Why don't people like the Sorceror's Hat? I like it and so do my children. But then again, I'd also rather they spend the money on ride construction than a monorail.
Me too. I love Fantasia; the sorcerer's hat is the best.
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Can I, can I, can I .....I am an architect and a construction manager. Do you have any idea the cost of a monorail expansion in the year 2012. I could give you the cost by the foot and it would make you fall out of your chair. And to add insult to injury, it does not generate any income at all. Read about the expansion at Las Vegas and the subsequent issues with the city almost declaring bankruptcy for good. Then the maintenance costs; fuel, storage for the night, getting them under cover during hurricanes to prevent damage. One track alone, where buses could be diverted anywhere on any road and be more efficient. You have to think outside the box on these things.
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Why don't people like the Sorceror's Hat? I like it and so do my children. But then again, I'd also rather they spend the money on ride construction than a monorail.
But most of all This!
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