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Omg, wait 'till you hear this!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by PeterAlt, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. PeterAlt

    PeterAlt Well-Known Member

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    Before I begin, let me start by saying that I have joked around here a lot, and that I will continue to joke around in the future, such as the prank I plan on pulling on April Fools Day. What I am writing today is honestly serious.

    I was at my mom's house during the day to supervise a Comcast technician who was scheduled to come out to fix her cable TV and Internet service. While working, I asked him about if he knew about Comcast's recent announcement to invest $1.5 billion into USO attractions. He was stressed out that Comcast is making that investment, while not giving Comcast workers pay increases. I brought up Disney how WDW is on the opposite path. Here's where it gets interesting...

    He asked me if I knew why Disney is letting maintaince at the parks go downhill. I rambled off a bunch of random guesses - all wrong.

    He said it's because Disney plans on selling the parks to the Chinese, at which point I changed the subject to LucasFilm and Star Wars - my way of being in denial, as what he said began to soak in.

    Then I thought about it. The Chinese parks are better operated than the US parks and they are owned and operated by a partnership with the Chinese. It is not a stretch to include the US parks under that or a similar partnership that would also operate the US parks - if the Chinese are willing to pay for it!

    From Bob Iger's POW, this would be a win-win deal because a great amount of cash is injected into the company and the parks would be better managed. If true, I have really mixed feelings about it!
     
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  2. ThemeParks4Life

    ThemeParks4Life Well-Known Member

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    Give me JTTCOTE and this will be a win.
     
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  3. wm49rs

    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    Mods, please move....
     
  4. figmentfan423

    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    A comcast tech is as reliable as a bus driver!!!!!
     
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  5. ThemeParks4Life

    ThemeParks4Life Well-Known Member

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    That is true.
     
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    -____________-
     
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    lego606 MagicBandit

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    THEY'RE ALSO REANIMATING WALT DISNEY GAIZ
     
  8. figmentfan423

    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    Ya meant to say unfreeze him!!!!!!!!! LOL
     
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  9. fractal

    fractal Well-Known Member

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    So they are selling WDW but not DLR?
     
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    Matt7187 Well-Known Member

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    Wdwprince Well-Known Member

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    Change it from Chinese to Japanese and we've got ourselves a win!
     
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    PhilharMagician Well-Known Member

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    FrankLapidus Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to pull of a good prank on April Fools as it is, if you tell everybody that you're planning one beforehand you're really making it pretty impossible for yourself to fool anybody.
     
  14. Lee

    Lee Adventurer Premium Member

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    Discussed here before, with much better sourcing than a Comcast installer.

    Little bit of truth, a whole lot of not so much.
     
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    the.dreamfinder Well-Known Member

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  16. PeterAlt

    PeterAlt Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    But the ones who will be fooled will be the newbies who haven't read my messages. You guys are already been initiated ages ago. The newbies will believe it because it will sound less ridiculous to them as it will with you all here.

    Back on topic, I cringe at the very thought of Disney selling their parks - even if its just a partnership.
    But, as I mentioned, from an executive POV, I can see how it may look like something to seriously consider and that it may actually make the parks more profitable. I don't have an opinion yet as to if I'm in favor of such an idea. Thoughts?
     
  17. wm49rs

    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    So you're just here to fool others into thinking you know more than you actually do?
     
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  18. PirateFrank

    PirateFrank Well-Known Member

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    Last year, can you *please* take your thread back?
     
  19. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Chit chat maybe, not rumour or general discussion.

    There were tentative thoughts a few years back to test the water. It didn't get much further.
     
  20. ShookieJones

    ShookieJones Because I said so.... Premium Member

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    Disney is letting maintenance at the parks go downhill. = TRUTH
    the rest = BS
     

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