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    Blackout dates for Gold Annual passes they fixed once posted?

    I’ve read Sunday is one of the quieter days at wdw. No real explanation why, but I hypothesized people going to church. I saw a lot of magic bands the last time we were at mass in Orlando.
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    News Disney and Fox come to terms -- announcement soon; huge IP acquisition

    Comcast has to ignore cord cutting and talk up the paid subs model. If they were honest and said that the paid subs & voice income will go to zero Wall St would bail on them quickly. There are some smart people on Wall St, I wonder if they are shorting it, or they realize that determining when...
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    News Disney and Fox come to terms -- announcement soon; huge IP acquisition

    Great point! I was mostly looking at Cable's share. For revenue, minus Sky it was 2/3rds, which makes the Sky acquisition even more important. 15 years ago I was working on a project for the video overlay portion of FiOS systems. Basically so Verizon could sell you a CATV equivalent service...
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    News Disney and Fox come to terms -- announcement soon; huge IP acquisition

    Comcast is squeezing as much as they can out of their monopoly cable business. It generates over half its revenue and over 2/3rds of EBITDA. It's easy to decry something as a low margin business when it requires work to run. Much easier to cash checks on existing infrastructure where people...
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    News Disney and Fox come to terms -- announcement soon; huge IP acquisition

    Consolidation has happened in lots of industries over the past 10-15 years. In my former line of work, there were at least 5 big players, with one newcomer. Now there are two. If you looked at the number of independent social media companies 10-15 years ago vs. now, even though there is money...
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    This forum's opinion on IPs?

    A recent Disney Dish podcast with @lentesta episode touched on this: https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/disney-dish-why-the-disney-parks-build-so-few-original-attractions-these-days They point to the acquisition of Pixar in 2006 as the moment rides needed to be tied to IP, and mentioned...
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    This forum's opinion on IPs?

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    Disney Q2 FY2019 Earnings

    That quote aged quickly. Also, 14 mentions of ‘margin’. That’s the limiter on investment.
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    Star Wars Land Demand vs Capacity

    It also quadruples the number of people in the queue for a given standby wait. Where to stick 5,000 people? In line!
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    Disney Q2 FY2019 Earnings

    Thanks for the correction.
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    Trip Report The Return of Random Day

    Old Faithful Inn?
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    Avengers Endgame Spoiler Discussion

    I thought this was going to go in a different direction with Captain Marvel's haircut in Endgame.
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    Trip Report Spring Trip To WDW

    Did either of you use that lunchbox? I had some cool metal ones way back but they rusted out and got trashed.
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    Star Wars Land announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

    There's someone missing from that chess table...
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    News Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Construction/Specifics

    You get the cupcake on the way out...on a swirling saucer.
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