More people than ever are going to the parks.Yet another stock-minded comment. Everything is not about money. My comments were clear. The argument was that numbers can and are being highlighted in a way to please stockholders. There is no huge surge in interest in the parks. Increased revenue had been driven by price increases across the board. That is not a sustainable way to maintain the parks. If the parks conditions which include half working animatronics/effects on rides, aged out monorails with no replacements plans, peeling paint and more trash spotted around the parks is the way things look when they are "making record profits", what will it look like when this unsustainable run of price hikes reaches its limits? Do you think that the parks will get better? What will happen is horrifying to imagine. Deeper cuts across the board to limit operational costs.
I’m not saying the parks have zero problems...they do. I am saying the parks are doing extremely well. You may not like the decisions being made, maintenance, show quality, etc, but more people than ever are going and spending more money than ever before.
I don’t agree with everything they’ve done either, but results are results. Trying to argue the results aren’t good just makes you wrong. The numbers confirm the strategy is working well for better or worse. The quality of the experience, attractions, show decisions, park hours, and prices are completely different discussions.
And don’t highlight a single quarter of results that might show a small down tick in one metric...over time, it’s all been up.
You’re like the Apple guy saying Apple should stick to making great Macs and the iPhone and iPad are terrible products with too many compromises and you miss Steve Jobs. Meanwhile, Apple is worth $1.2T and has more satisfied customers than ever.