News Holiday crowds at Walt Disney World theme parks 2022

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Heard and read some of stories of travelers carpooling with strangers driving cross country to their destination in a rental when Southwest decided to tell them the earliest flight is in several days.
Well a lot of coverage of that…so see if this tale plays:

Southwest had a ceo that built it up, loved by the workers, high satisfaction

He left…new guy comes in, cuts corners for profits, doesn’t invest, everything falls

New guy brought in 2 years ago to try and repair the damage
 
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gerarar

Premium Member
Despite the reports saying there wouldn't be any fireworks, HS had some actual fireworks for their NYE countdown.
Lots of low pyro and they actually used the (rarely touched) launchers next to World Dr.

Pretty cool countdown and fireworks show overall.
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Video starts right at countdown:
 

CaptainAmerica

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Just don't go.... not worth it.

Even if you’ve seen it you would forget about it. Trust me.

“Hey let’s make a pre-show and call it an attraction and put it in the back corner of a park next to nothing that has anything to do with the franchise.”
Chapek - “great idea”
It's my son's favorite attraction.

Shocking as it may be to some people, families often take children with them to Walt Disney World. And some of those children aren't tall enough to ride Rock-'n'-roller Coaster or Tower of Terror.

LMRA is a perfectly serviceable kids show with a pretty impressive AA.
 
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CntrlFlPete

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Back when Steve Tyler was dating a 16 year old and convinced her to have an abortion. Gotta wonder.........

i believe it to be the same time frame, I mean I know the stories are from the early to mid 70's -- I think it is sickening, BUT, I also feel Disney should have known some of the history of the band so it should not be a surprise to them....
 

MouseRight

Active Member
Hello all. First post in a long time. I am retiring this year, so you should see more activity from me in these Forums.

MY issue is, everyone buying a ticket should have an opportunity to ride rides with reasonable wait times. Two to four hours wait on a busy day are insane if some people are not subject to those wait times. In essence, Disney has created two classes of guests - the "Haves" and the "Have-Nots". Before FastPass, all waited the same and yes some of those waits were hours long. With FastPass, everyone had a chance to get 2 or 3 Rides with no wait. With FastPass+, again all had the same opportunities to get no-wait rides. Now those with money, get no-waits and those that need to conserve a little don't.
 

Jrb1979

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Hello all. First post in a long time. I am retiring this year, so you should see more activity from me in these Forums.

MY issue is, everyone buying a ticket should have an opportunity to ride rides with reasonable wait times. Two to four hours wait on a busy day are insane if some people are not subject to those wait times. In essence, Disney has created two classes of guests - the "Haves" and the "Have-Nots". Before FastPass, all waited the same and yes some of those waits were hours long. With FastPass, everyone had a chance to get 2 or 3 Rides with no wait. With FastPass+, again all had the same opportunities to get no-wait rides. Now those with money, get no-waits and those that need to conserve a little don't.
It's like that all parks now not just Disney. When you compare prices to other parks $30 is cheap.
 

Trauma

Well-Known Member
Hello all. First post in a long time. I am retiring this year, so you should see more activity from me in these Forums.

MY issue is, everyone buying a ticket should have an opportunity to ride rides with reasonable wait times. Two to four hours wait on a busy day are insane if some people are not subject to those wait times. In essence, Disney has created two classes of guests - the "Haves" and the "Have-Nots". Before FastPass, all waited the same and yes some of those waits were hours long. With FastPass, everyone had a chance to get 2 or 3 Rides with no wait. With FastPass+, again all had the same opportunities to get no-wait rides. Now those with money, get no-waits and those that need to conserve a little don't.
If you have no money what in the heck are you doing at Disney World?

You should be at work trying to change your future trajectory.
 

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Well a lot of coverage of that…so see if this tale plays:

Southwest had a ceo that built it up, loved by the workers, high satisfaction

He left…new guy comes in, cuts corners for profits, doesn’t invest, everything falls

New guy brought in 2 years ago to try and repair the damage
Yup. The middle CEO’s cost-cutting didn’t really read its ugly head until the last couple of years, but when it did… ouch.

Not that any Disney theme park fans would know anything about such things.
 

Lilofan

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i believe it to be the same time frame, I mean I know the stories are from the early to mid 70's -- I think it is sickening, BUT, I also feel Disney should have known some of the history of the band so it should not be a surprise to them....
Nothing shocking. Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp with their bad boy image, jail time , drug and alcohol arrests still became Disney Legends.
 

Touchdown

Well-Known Member
Hello all. First post in a long time. I am retiring this year, so you should see more activity from me in these Forums.

MY issue is, everyone buying a ticket should have an opportunity to ride rides with reasonable wait times. Two to four hours wait on a busy day are insane if some people are not subject to those wait times. In essence, Disney has created two classes of guests - the "Haves" and the "Have-Nots". Before FastPass, all waited the same and yes some of those waits were hours long. With FastPass, everyone had a chance to get 2 or 3 Rides with no wait. With FastPass+, again all had the same opportunities to get no-wait rides. Now those with money, get no-waits and those that need to conserve a little don't.
They can, provided they go on rides during undesirable parts of the day. While Disney has blunted the rope drop effect with EMH you can still rope drop for headliners, just not super headliners (ie, Soarin, ToT/RnRC, Mickey, Safari, Dinosaur, Everest, everything not in FL and TL) and you can do the super headliners in the last 2 hours of the day with minimal wait.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Yup. The middle CEO’s cost-cutting didn’t really read its ugly head until the last couple of years, but when it did… ouch.

Not that any Disney theme park fans would know anything about such things.
Two bobs are thick as thieves in this scenario…

My favorite part is that Iger has been exposed…and I be he’s appalled/shocked that no one is buying his story now
 

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
Two bobs are thick as thieves in this scenario…

My favorite part is that Iger has been exposed…and I be he’s appalled/shocked that no one is buying his story now

Some people tried to sound the warning bells about Bob 1.0, but few wanted to listen. 🤷‍♂️ I'd say Everest was the last time the company's CEO truly cared about the parks. Before that? Maybe when AK was green-lit? That's harder to ascertain, it's been so long.
 

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