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    Rumor Spaceship Earth Redo Shelved Indefinitely

    Don't forget about the descent.
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    Universal Puts Disney's Reopening on Defensive

    It's easy to blame the measles outbreak on anti-vaxxers beause it's true. If enough people are vaccinated for herd immunity, than the measles outbreak doesn't happen.
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    News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

    I wonder if the change of leadership will make a difference - Josh vs Bob... Yes I know Bob is CEO but maybe Josh will push things in a different direction under the guise of cost cutting...
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    News Disney names D’Amaro as Chairman Disney Parks Experiences and Products

    It's more on topic for this thread than some of the other recent discussion....
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    News Disney names D’Amaro as Chairman Disney Parks Experiences and Products

    It's a video platform. People said similar about YouTube and especially Snapchat. Like I said, I personally don't get it. But I have stopped underestimating services for "young people" that end up becoming mainstream.
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    News Disney names D’Amaro as Chairman Disney Parks Experiences and Products

    I don't personally, but I've learned never to call a tech company a fad. Also considered fads at one point: Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat. It may be a fad, but it may not. Maybe he doesn't want the CEO role... Maybe he's more interested in parks as that's where...
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    Unpopular Disney Movie Opinions

    Here's an unpopular opinion: Finding Dory > Finding Nemo. The theme of Finding Dory is probably one of the best things Pixar has done outside of the late 2000 combo of Up and Wall-E.
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    Disney's Streaming Services: Disney+ (and Hulu, ESPN+, & hotstar)

    Two points about this irrespective of the current debate. First, it is incorrect to say that consumer apps follow business apps. In fact, the inverse is usually true. Business apps tend to lag behind consumer apps which are more forward-facing. Business apps tend to lag three to five years...
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    Loss in confidence in Chapek as CEO?

    Saw this in the NY Times yesterday. Reading between the lines, it seems pretty disparaging of Chapek. Notice even in the quote about reductions in workforce, Iger says that it will be "up to my successor"; he doesn't say Chapek. Could Chapek's tenure as CEO be over before it started? Could...
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    Disney's Streaming Services: Disney+ (and Hulu, ESPN+, & hotstar)

    There are two crucial difference between the bundles of streaming services vs the bundles of cable. Cable forced you into bundles, and they were very large bundles. As a cable customer, I maybe wanted a dozen specific channels, but to get them, I had no choice but to subscribe to 100. With...
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    Disney's Streaming Services: Disney+ (and Hulu, ESPN+, & hotstar)

    Hulu+ hasn't entered the consciousness of most people. Most people just think of it as Hulu. Also, Disney doesn't own a monopoly on. "+", even for streaming. AppleTV+?
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    Disney's Streaming Services: Disney+ (and Hulu, ESPN+, & hotstar)

    As someone who has worked heavily with the building of apps and has conducted numerous user studies, I can tell you that the vast majority of people prefer/do better with smaller, purpose-driven apps (especially those who are less tech savvy). It's why Facebook has multiple, separate apps that...
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    News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    And the basis for those assumptions are....? Also death rates have tended to rise exponentially, not linearly, so it's far too early to tell.
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    News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    First, your assumption on number of cases is pure speculation, we have no idea what the number of unreported cases are, or if people are ignoring the symptoms - in fact, we have reason to believe that the number of unreported cases, while of course higher, is not as high as you probably think...
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    News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

    So I guess I should trust your word on it rather than that of the experts at the CDC, WHO, Johns Hopkins, etc who have basically said just what I said. S Korea indeed did lockdowns but then moved to a test and isolate regime. And the issue isn't necessarily the number of new cases per day...
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