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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    Saying Wells was Eisner's Roy does not accurately capture the relationship. For most practical purposes, Wells and Eisner were equals. Neither had sway over the other, except that all knew the preference of the investors was to have Wells in charge. Things were done that Eisner, left to his...
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    Of course Frank Wells was key. They were co-leaders for the first ten years, Wells had just as much power as Eisner, and in some ways he had more. He was the choice to run the company and he was put in a position where he could essentially do so, while Eisner could be satisfied with the title...
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    No. Eisner was horrible. The first 10 years he was in a power sharing arrangement with Frank Wells, and that is why things went (for the most part) well. Roy and the investors wanted Wells to run the company with Eisner as his second, brought in primarily for his Hollywood clout. Eisner...
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    So many things wrong with that. Starting with how bad Eisner actually was.
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    This is a decades long decline. It has moved at varying speeds. Under Iger it was, generally speaking, moving at a slow pace. Chapek rapidly accelerated the pace. So I expect an upgrade in the sense the pace of decline will slow again. Iger is also able to maintain morale at a much higher...
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    Well, I would counter with the team Disney assembled in the late 80's into the 90's, until Eisner drove them out. Again, the talent is in the storytelling, not the technology. And that can be assembled at any time if you can properly identify it and empower it.
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    The technology was a nice novelty when Pixar started, but it was hardly the main reason for their success. Others tried, including WDFA, but nobody achieved Pixar's level of consistent success. Pixar simply made good films. Sure, they knew the tech had tremendous potential. But they never...
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    News Bob Iger is back! Chapek is out!!

    And for good reason. Iger isn’t a savior for the fans. But he is far better than Chapek in just about every way. He’ll get a honeymoon, and if he plays it right and throws the fans a few bones it can last a while. But eventually there will be complaints just as there were before Chapek. But...
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    strollers, strollers, strollers

    Truthfully, both have flaws. It's not really possible to guess how another person wants to be treated. So I guess we need to use the Vibranium Rule. Treat others as if they want you to defer to their every want and whim. Yes, facetious, but still true. Honestly, the Golden Rule would...
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    strollers, strollers, strollers

    You're the one trying to create the right of way hierarchy, which is complete folly. It's Disney World. People walk and people take photos. That's not going to change and neither has an inherent right to treat the other like they are committing a misdemeanor. Courteousness means sometimes...
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    strollers, strollers, strollers

    There are. Camera phones proliferated over a decade ago.
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    strollers, strollers, strollers

    Great idea! On a completely unrelated note, I wonder why there are more fistfights in the parks these days.
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    do you have a strategic plan for the parks or do you just wing it?

    Yup. Definitely an advantage for frequent visitors. I do the planning for our group which ranges from 8 to 12 depending on the trip, and its a pain. I don't mind the advance planning so much, I can do that on my time and have everything setup before we ever leave. Its the way this new system...
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    Price Hikes Galore! (Genie+ variable pricing, ILL, refillable mugs, SWGE lightsaber and droids)

    I appreciate what you are saying based on how you visited, but I mean tickets alone... 10 day Disney PH (not plus) is $745.88 (I chose starting 11/1), so $75/day. Hershey's highest priced season pass is $288 which is $28.80 per day based on 10 days. I realize you may have stayed at different...
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    Hollywood Studios vs Islands of Adventure

    This one is very close for me. If The Great Movie Ride were still around, I would have went with Hollywood Studios. But its not, so the scale has tipped to Islands of Adventure.
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