A sequel? Nah, not this one

Brer Oswald

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Not sure how trust worthy this is, but if this is true then it sort of makes sense. About the funding, Japan also has a ton of sponsored rides so they would have to find another sponsor too.
It makes a considerable amount of sense.
 

Mrtko

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To be replaced by other Bobs. Let's not set our hair on fire yet. Disney will weather this storm. It won't be pretty, but it will survive it.
Maybe and maybe not. The life expectancy of a fortune 500 company is something like 40 years. Look at the companies that made up the DOW index 100 years ago verses now. You probably won't recognize them. Go back 50 years and look. A once great company like General Electric is not a sure bet to continue and they were one company that was in the DOW for the entire 20th century. There simply is no guarantee that companies, no matter how invincible they look, have a lock on survival.

Disney makes money, yes they do. Hemingway once said first you go broke slowly, then all of a sudden. All Disney needs to do is deny the reality and make a few short years of bad decisions. I honestly don't know what path they are on right now.
 

Ldno

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Path of survival and staying afloat, I saw this in ATT, they were budget cuts for everything and getting rid of employees and positions not needed starting from the top, this was pre pandemic though, now it’s worse. Back then it was all meeting metrics or busT, now no one is safe
 

Lora Baines Bradley

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Maybe and maybe not. The life expectancy of a fortune 500 company is something like 40 years. Look at the companies that made up the DOW index 100 years ago verses now. You probably won't recognize them. Go back 50 years and look. A once great company like General Electric is not a sure bet to continue and they were one company that was in the DOW for the entire 20th century. There simply is no guarantee that companies, no matter how invincible they look, have a lock on survival.

Disney makes money, yes they do. Hemingway once said first you go broke slowly, then all of a sudden. All Disney needs to do is deny the reality and make a few short years of bad decisions. I honestly don't know what path they are on right now.
I’m far from a financial expert but I would think companies like Disney are much different than GE in the 20th century. aren’t they “too big to fail”? I feel if they really were close to going under, they’d get a bailout. But who is to say, honestly. And again, this is all speculation from someone who knows next to nothing about these things
 

UNCgolf

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I’m far from a financial expert but I would think companies like Disney are much different than GE in the 20th century. aren’t they “too big to fail”? I feel if they really were close to going under, they’d get a bailout. But who is to say, honestly. And again, this is all speculation from someone who knows next to nothing about these things

It's not so much that they would outright fail; it's that they could be broken up and sold off in pieces.

Not that I think Disney is in danger of that.
 
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Mrtko

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I’m far from a financial expert but I would think companies like Disney are much different than GE in the 20th century. aren’t they “too big to fail”? I feel if they really were close to going under, they’d get a bailout. But who is to say, honestly. And again, this is all speculation from someone who knows next to nothing about these things
Actually Disney isn't that big or that vital to any national interest worthy of a bailout or even concern. Comcast is actually much bigger. All of the Disney business units have competitors that would step in and fill any gap left behind. Except for nostalgia, a Disney that shrinks or even vanishes would not be missed except in the communities where employment was affected and that would dissipate over time.

General Electric is much more vital company to the nation as they make military aircraft engines, power generating plants and critical health care devices. I am sure GE is being watched very closely and if they fail completely, there will be critical discussions about migrating key aspects of their business into safe hands. Nothing like that will happen for Disney.
 

the.dreamfinder

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Actually Disney isn't that big or that vital to any national interest worthy of a bailout or even concern. Comcast is actually much bigger. All of the Disney business units have competitors that would step in and fill any gap left behind. Except for nostalgia, a Disney that shrinks or even vanishes would not be missed except in the communities where employment was affected and that would dissipate over time.

General Electric is much more vital company to the nation as they make military aircraft engines, power generating plants and critical health care devices. I am sure GE is being watched very closely and if they fail completely, there will be critical discussions about migrating key aspects of their business into safe hands. Nothing like that will happen for Disney.
Culturally it is. Hollywood is one of America’s biggest soft power exports. Its collapse would be considerable.
 
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