I’m speaking more about the general overall negativity towards Disney, the recent political stuff is just the icing on the cake. Genie+, AP situation, reservation system… I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much negativity surrounding this company, on paper it’s probably been a great year for Disney but from a PR perspective it’s been a nightmare.I think if they can point to a specific business reason to get rid of him, like missing quarterly targets, that would be one thing. But if they are literally sidelining him because of how he handled a political issue, I think they are going to open themselves to a firestorm of criticism from both sides. I know we can't talk politics here, and I'm not trying to wade into the issue again, I'm just saying that I think from a PR standpoint "he's not producing the results we want" is very different from "he said something we don't like."
I’m also curious if the demand is going to stay at these levels, gas prices may hurt east coast visits and we were just looking at a WDW trip or Cruise this summer and flights from the west are INSANE… the flights would be as expensive, if not more than, the cruise… looks like DL and Hawaii for us, it’s way to expensive to get out east. (Hawaii flights are about 2/3 the cost of getting to WDW right now.)
If attendance dips, even if it’s not his fault, I don’t see how he survives this year.