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    Muppets to Take Over The Hall of Presidents

    It was obvious this was the way it was going to go, I posted that in the HOP thread ages ago.
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    Disneyland "Sunsetting" annual passes, WDW next?

    As I said on the MDE thread Disney seems to be moving away from trying to cater to the masses to wanting to cater for the "premium" sector and get more money from less people. Annual pass holders fill the parks and don't use hotels as much they tend to moan more and spend less overall. I can...
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    Disneyland "Sunsetting" annual passes, WDW next?

    Disneyland has announced it is "sunsetting" annual passes and refunding everyone with a future scheme to be announced I guess sometime in the future. Could this happen at WDW where there are less passholders? What do you think the changes will be? This is an extreme move no one saw coming.
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    News Evermore Orlando Resort - new billion-dollar, 10,000-room resort project is coming right next to Walt Disney World

    Looking at the site I don't see how they can fit 10k rooms unless it's tall high density blocks and keep the golf course. Do they also own the golf course across the road from their enterance behind the Disney Warehouse DC3. Looking on the map I noticed a house on its own which seems in an odd...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Let's say it costs $50m to run MDE based on my previous calculation post. Now room stats are all over the place online but I saw 36,000 hotel rooms quoted and I added up a maximum capacity of DVC rooms as 5520 so total 41,520. Let's say occupancy is 85% which is lower than some figures I have...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Does the contract with DVC mention Magical Express and any other extras? Disney has so many people locked in with it they can cut as much as they want and it would seem you have nothing you can do about it? I think DVC has played into a lot of decisions Disney has made about the parks in the...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Just working out the costs on this. Last figure I can find is 2.3m users from 2013 and I expect it increased since then. Mears offers $39 RTN from the airport to Disney. Let's say Disney pays half this cost do $19.50 that's $44,850,000 Now that's not including the bags service which is...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Because if the money keeps rolling in and they can cut the costs more they can use that money elsewhere such as Shanghai or buying the rest of DLP. The only time they really spend serious money is when they see drops in attendance which only they truly know, they spent at the studios to have an...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    It's going to be sold out for years. You misjudge the target audience and their willingness to pay for experiences. These are the exact customers Disney wants, time poor cash rich people who want something different and is more premium. People think if their personal circumstances are maybe...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    $50 is the price for an XL right now on Lyft from the airport to Grand Floridian, with surge pricing you could add 20% still better value than $25 shuttles for more than 2 people. With sure high unemployment from all the layoffs I expect to see more drivers which will ensure prices are...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    They are pushing away the customers they are not bothered about loosing to make more space for the higher spending ones they want to enjoy the experience more so they can charge them even more. Disney is going for the '"premium" market on a large scale. The population of the US has increased...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    It's completely against Disney's strategy of outsource more. They even outsourced the general housekeeping which is a basic job they are not going to spend capital on buses and the extra liability and registration costs to run a service they can outsource and did, it's gone it's done it's not...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Your thinking is way out of date, that bubble burst years ago. Rideshares easy to get, cheaper than a taxi, no need for cash, safe with tracking, etc. We use Lyft and Uber when we are in Orlando and speak to the drivers, many day most their work is ferrying people around the theme parks and...
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    News Disney's Magical Express to end after 2021

    Great environmental move by Disney cutting buses that carried about 10-15 car loads of people at a time. This will save Disney a chunk of money and in reality people have been going off site since ride shares came along and made it cheaper to do so without needing to hire a car so they won't...
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    Any update on HoP update for new president (and is it affected by this week's events)?

    Turn it into a full on Muppets show with tale about American history like the fun show they did outside but with some great repurposed animatronics. US politics has become so divisive and Trump can't be added to any attraction because he caused that divide to become greater than ever which...
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    News New Park Entrance coming to Epcot

    Nope, your thinking that if someone thinks this is basic and dated they must like the tacos is typical blinkered fan boy thinking. Both are bad for different reasons, this explained above and the other explained in the relevant thread. Maybe if the "Imagineers" had some "imagination" they...
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    News New Park Entrance coming to Epcot

    A basic fountain which may have been impressive to some 40 yrs ago but is nothing special at all now and looks rather boring for most. This is just to please the fan boys but should have been some.thing more forward thinking and impressive.
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    News New Park Entrance coming to Epcot

    They are going for the same look as Harmonious and will just leave them there, it's sets the new Disney standard.
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    News Reflections of Earth confirmed to be replaced by Harmonious

    Looks like they are about to drill for oil in the lagoon, what ugly industrial looking things these are. Scrap this junk and stick something like World Of Colour into the lagoon hidden in the daytime.
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    Joe Rohde announces retirement from WDI

    Best to "retire" now rather than have to churn out endless IP budget crud for his final years and taint his reputation for mostly quality.
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