And even if they think theme parks have some value, they believe that they are easy to do. Just slap some popular IP on some otherwise uninteresting experience and call it good. Therefore they believe they can simply hire someone else whenever they decide they need someone again, without losing anything of value. Unfortunately, modern Disney audiences have been far to eager to accept this premise too.
Most us have already accepted that "our Disney" has been long gone, but this is blowing up the remaining bridges over the chasm.
Right, that's part of it. I do think they consider the theme parks relatively valuable as a regular revenue stream (in normal circumstances), but they want to spend as little money as possible on them.
And I don't blame them. If, as someone in a senior management/C-suite position, you don't have a passion for the theme parks/aren't interested in them, and you see attendance numbers skyrocketing even as you eliminate entertainment offerings etc., why in the world would you want to invest more in the parks? You don't have any incentive to do so.