To clarify, TWDC will do whatever IT THINKS AT THE MOMENT is best for its most important entity, their shareholders. The question remains, are these seemingly penny wise, dollar foolish decisions actually good for the shareholders?I'm not quite sure about that. I'm not confident that Disney's market is as locked in as they think it is. It's kind of like The Last Jedi. There was a very vocal minority that absolutely hated that film and they were dismissed as being over-dramatic and not being the target audience, ignoring the actual issues with the film and world building of the sequel trilogy. However, what Lucasfilm didn't expect was the actions of general audiences. They killed interest in Disney's take on Star Wars and Solo bombed despite being a decent and entertaining film. They may not have been vocal about it, but the box office reveals how audiences feel.
I think Disney parks guests may be the same way. Sure, we're now in this period of "pent-up-demand", but I'm curious now that such poor attractions are debuting, if guests will start to take notice. Already, the premier of Frozen Ever After didn't do much for Epcot's attendance, and the same with Galaxy's Edge, despite Disney's anticipation for overwhelming crowds. I think come Epic Universe, Disney attendance will take a significant hit and we'll see a different story play out.
Well, let’s look at the stock price over time -
In the past year, the stock price is up 48 percent
In the past 5 years, the stock price is up 80 percent
All I am saying is, TWDC will do what ever it wants, whenever it wants no matter what we think.