I think it's sad....

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  1. MichelleVW

    MichelleVW <font color=green>I call them "the people that liv

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    Lol...I go in the cooler months and Starbucks sounds perfect to me!!
     
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  3. ckay87

    ckay87 demented and sad...but social

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    The magic I feel walking down Main Street is the magic of not having to cook, clean, work, drive people, and do laundry. :rotfl2: I can stroll through Universal's City Walk (w/a string of chain places) and feel just as magical! Vacation is magic.

    But others are right. This is no different from anything Disney has ever done. Plus... he's not God, Walt was just a business genius and that for sure lives on
     
  4. FigmentFinder

    FigmentFinder DIS Veteran

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    Atleast Starbucks has the decency to brew their coffee.

    I never get threads about the evil corporate sponsorship at Disney. From my childhood I remember the pavilions being sponsored by somebody. Wasn't the intro and ending screen for Carousel of Progress sponsored by GE? I remember that ad for some reason. Maybe my mother made me sit in that show too much.
     
  5. Jaya

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    Oh, agree wholeheartedly! Walt Disney was a visionary and a genius. He was also a businessman, with the bottom line FIRMLY in his sights. He ran a large corporation whose purpose was to make money. He was a fine man and a philanthropist to be sure, but Mother Theresa he wasn't. I have to laugh every time I hear someone cry "Walt would be turning in his grave if he could see THIS!"
     
  6. LittleMissMagic

    LittleMissMagic Victoria on Vacation

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    Thank goodness he's frozen! :lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  7. Sam81

    Sam81 Mouseketeer

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    I hope the entire thing burns to the ground. Walt must be rolling in his grave! I have written no less than 10 letters a day to Disney BEGGING to not allow Starbucks to invade Main Street!

    What's next Coca-Cola? Kodak? Nestle? Visa? Where does it end? The magic is gone.
     
  8. NC State

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    I so agree with you...call me old fashion but I like Walt's ideas the best. :thumbsup2
     
  9. Sam81

    Sam81 Mouseketeer

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    HE IS NOT FROZEN! He lives in the hearts and minds of millions of people each day!
     
  10. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    The following things are also not owned by Disney:

    Indiana Jones
    Twilight Zone
    GM
    Edy's ice cream
    Nescafe
    Joffrey's
    Aerosmith or their record label
     
  11. Sam81

    Sam81 Mouseketeer

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    Sorry but Walt loved Aerosmith. Walt is king. In his name I pray.
     
  12. lizabu

    lizabu Disney Maniac

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    I think Walt Disney would be very happy with his parks today. You have to remember that he pretty much invented the family theme park concept copied all over the world. Before Disneyland there wasn't very much for families. I saw a documentary where Walt Disney described going to a carnival and it was filthy and most of the games were for adults and it just wasn't a very comfortable place to bring your kids. Disneyland created a safe, clean environment where people could bring their kids and people of all ages could have fun. Disney World and the other Disney Parks have brought that experience to a wider audience. I think his mission was successful. Obviously they have to make a profit to keep things going and to keep innovating. The only thing I could see done differently is I'm of the personal opinion that Roy and Walt would have been more personally invested if they were still with us. We would probably see more of the profits funnelling back into the parks for upgrades and repairs and creative new innovations. Walt Disney was a big kid. If he was still around he'd be pretty exited about some of the technology out there and looking for more ways to bring it into his park.
     
  13. capshockeygrl

    capshockeygrl Mouseketeer

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    Yes, please!! Body Wars is still one of my favorite memories as a child!
     
  14. smitch425

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    When I was little, Spaceship Earth was sponsored by AT&T. It used to have very long waits, but since my grandpa worked for AT&T, we got to bypass the line and go in through a side door. I felt so special. :rotfl:
     
  15. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    Actually, Nescafe is more evil, because it is owned by Nestle.
     
  16. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    Well, yes, that's true. Walt and I once went on a weekend bender with Steven Tyler.
     
  17. Arielle22

    Arielle22 <font color=red>We have had spirits<br><font color

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    How would a stranger know what Walt would think or do? My parents have been dead for decades. I couldn't even guess what their thoughts on the evolving world would be if they were alive, never mind what Walt would think.

    As long as the sponsership isn't in your face with big signs and shops that don't match Disney, it doesn't bother me. In my family, only DD17 drinks coffee and she is happy with whatever I will pay for. So Starbucks being there doesn't bother me at all.
     
  18. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    That too is subjective. I love Starbucks banana bread and scones and can't wait to have one of these with my chai tea. I understand that the Disney classics will still be there too so I see this as a win-win for everyone.

    Love it! :rotfl:

    People always seem to know what Walt would want. Personally I don't have a clue. ;)
     
  19. Liberty Belle

    Liberty Belle <font color=green>I was going to reply, but I see

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    Was there a McDonald's in Animal Kingdom in 2002? I could have sworn there was, because I remember my oldest asking if we could eat there?? I think it was in 2002. Can't remember if it was there in 2005 or the last time we went, in 2010.
     
  20. msjprincess

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    Restaurantsaurus used to sell McDonald's nuggets and fries.
     
  21. scoutie

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    MMM! Me too! I love their scones. Nescafe is just blech. Also, Starbucks pays a fair wage and gives health insurance to part-time employees. It's hardly an evil, evil company.

    Exactly. The world is quite different today, and any intelligent businessman (as Walt Disney was), would know to advance along with the world.
     

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