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Disney Not Renewing Great Movie Ride Sponsorship Deal with TCM ; Attraction to Close

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by TheVisionarySoul, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. willtravel

    willtravel Well-Known Member

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    I would hate to be in the personnel department. Or are they now just use to this high turnover rate. Is there a turn over rate in the personnel dept.?
     
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    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they have a lot of turnover, but, they also have a lot of Cast Members. I have to wonder if the rate of turnover is higher then most companies or if it just seems like a lot based on volume instead of percentages. It is, for the most part, an unskilled, entry level position and as such almost any business would have a higher turnover rate then with a skilled, higher paid position.
     
  3. I Luv Disney

    I Luv Disney New Member

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    I heard a rumor they are looking at changing it to the Great Mickey Ride with it running through the history of Mickey Mouse
     
  4. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Which is kind of what the last 155 pages have been about.

    Though it's not a history ride as such.
     
  5. brb1006

    brb1006 Well-Known Member

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    A bit late to the news
     
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  6. EricsBiscuit

    EricsBiscuit Well-Known Member

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    About the wages: supply and demand.
     
  7. jmuboy

    jmuboy Well-Known Member

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    TGMR to me is like spaceship earth. A thesis for the park and a ride that celebrates what the park is all about. It sets the tone. To say TGMR is dated in content is silly. It's in need of a sound / light / set cleaning. It's AAs need some tune ups. Maybe some need new skins. But the fundamentals of this ride are sound. Update it. Demolish the animation building / launch bay and put the mickey ride in an updated animation courtyard. A newly launched courtyard for Disney Animation makes just too much sense. Mermaid show, mickey ride. Maybe Disney Jr building becomes a version of DCAs animation pavilion. Seems like the smarter way to round out offerings at DHS. Plus ADD capacity to a park desperate for it.

    This makes too much sense for anyone at TDO to realize it though.
     
  8. Biff215

    Biff215 Well-Known Member

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    Well the CP alone accounts for thousands in turnover every 6-9 months. And with the wages Disney pays it's not surprising that most can't justify/survive staying any longer than needed. This doesn't mean attractions like this should suffer though, I pin that on management not doing their job from the top down.
     
  9. brb1006

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    And the new Animation courtyard can even feature or reference past Disney cartoons from the 1930's up to the 50's. Some of the Silly Symphony cartoons need some acknowledgment at WDW and HS would fit that location.
     
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    Bocabear Well-Known Member

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    they could link the Animation courtyard back to the RNRC courtyad via a back corridor and recreate a whole Toontown setting... Making the Animation wing of the Studios feel more complete.
     
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  11. MansionButler84

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    I have received info placing some doubt on this project.
     
  12. wdwgreek

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    I cannot express in words how much I adore the GMR, fingers crossed!
     
  13. rioriz

    rioriz Well-Known Member

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    I have my finger wide open. Unless they are planning to update GMR then inactivity in my opinion is bad news. To Disney not moving forward on and update or replacement can mean years more of stagnation.

    Don't get me wrong, I love GMR but casting doubt on the great mickey ride not happening may mean years stagnation. Unless Insiders say the Mickey ride will be placed somewhere else, I will be disappointed.
     
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  14. FigmentForver96

    FigmentForver96 Well-Known Member

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    "Years stagnation" is a little untrue since the park has two themed lands lined up for opening. The park simply cannot take another attraction offline. That would leave four rides open...four.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Oh I hope so.
     
  16. MansionButler84

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    Me, too. I'd rather it be elsewhere or no where.
     
  17. rioriz

    rioriz Well-Known Member

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    I disagree as once those two lands are done there is nothing, that we know of, planned to come soon. DHS needs more than a half arsed TSL and SWL to add capacity and freshness. It is the fault of Disney that taking GMR offline would leave only four rides. They made the bed they are laying in...

    Just personal bias here but the idea of an innovative ride based on the face of the Company intrigues me and I want to see it come to fruition....taking over GMR or elsewhere
     
  18. Michel Lichand

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    I met a lot of GMR Cast Members and some of them are incredibly hard working. I'll never forget being backstage at the cowboy holdup scene and seeing the cowboy CM leap out and have the holdout of his life.

    I think it'll always be hit or miss.
     
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    Is "elsewhere" an option now?

    I would love to have this Mickey ride in the Animation Courtyard. Just upgrade GMR in the process! Especially, the Footlight Parade, and Tarzan scenes

    If I had to choose, I would pick upgrading GMR over a new Mickey ride. I might be in the minority with that opinion, but I feel strongly about it!
     
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    At the risk of probably repeating myself from the early days of this thread, in a park desperate for attractions, it is just mind boggling that they would consider replacing GMR with a MM attraction, instead of building MM attraction in the former Animation Courtyard now used for a SW preview/walk-thru/m&g/whatever you want to call it.

    Just hoping they come up with a plan soon. TSL & SWL 4 new attractions, are not going to offset the crowds that will flock to a park with still a below average number of attractions for an all-day park.
     

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