Iger announced a couple months ago now I believe it was the intention to invest $17 billion into the parks, generating 10,000 NEW jobs. I watched a video analyzing this amount, and it could be enough to build a 5th gate…but it also could be enough to do some of the blue sky kind of expansions that were hinted at at the D23 event, plus some.
Iger rightfully sees the Disney Parks as where they can make lots of money…but they need to increase capacity to do so…and the only way to do is to ADD to the parks, or add a park, or both.
This is true. Obviously they need to make changes to fix that, which I’m sure they are trying to do.
I cancelled my D+ subscription. Ironically, we have been watching more D+ than ever since I cancelled so as to get in those last few things we’ve wanted to watch before the cut-off date hits. (I’m slightly more than halfway through Avatar Way of Water…and so far I’m pleasantly surprised…it is actually better then the first one.)
The Iger announcement was months after D23…because D23 was still when Chapek was in charge. So I’m hopeful he is, in fact, putting things in motion to follow through. I don’t know if the blue sky things from D23 specifically are what he has in mind at this point, but it kind of makes logical sense it is.
I’m tired of seeing every thrill ride going the sci-fi robot Marvel Star Wars dinosaur route with those gray-toned action movie themes! Why can’t thrill rides be…. Cute? Can’t we have thrilling badass princess rides and evil Care Bears? They missed an opportunity with Elsa. Could have been and awesome rollercoaster with Let It Go as soundtrack instead of that boring Frozen Ever After.
Time to break those stereotypes and bring the excitement to all kinds of themes!
This is interesting. I have never once seen it as @ThorKat trying to start a debate, but just expressing her own opinions. Each person has a right to their own believes or IP likes, but I don’t think it’s fair to say that there is intent to start debates. If she was trolling Universal threads, then maybe I’d feel differently, but I don’t think that’s the case. Also, there might be a misunderstanding with her post - in the uncensored thread, we often use this emoji to indicate snark or sarcasm.
Apologies if this was already mentioned, but I assume there are existing/popular attractions at their various international parks that could be brought to Orlando? Maybe the quickest/most cost effective way to add newness to Orlando with design and engineering already completed. Just a thought