So Bob Iger posts an internal company memo on Twitter and then deletes his account out of embarrassment?
To me, this reinforces the idea that the account was compromised and Iger was not responsible for the Capita Marvel tweet.Bob Iger deleted his Twitter account.
Recreation of the tweet, not word to word:I should’ve paid more attention to his Twitter account as it was up, but what was the tweet?
I think Iger just revealed some of their secret strategies for the parks over the next few years.
I don't remember it exactly, but it was incredibly rude to fans. And I mean rude. I know what some here will say, but trust me Iger would not have liked this tweet on purpose.I should’ve paid more attention to his Twitter account as it was up, but what was the tweet?
Maybe there is little enthusiasm about the future because there are fewer things like EPCOT to inspire hope for the future.I'm not sure though that society is as enthusiastic about technology and the future today as it was in the 80s. On top of the masterfully crafted stories, there was a great deal of fascination and hope in the future that permeated world culture. I don't see or feel that today.
Perhaps. Right now, I think there's more of an aspiration to limit technology's encroachment into our lives. Or at least this aspiration is regarded as "healthy" by society. If I were an Imagineer and given the responsibility of freshening Epcot while still maintaining its values I would steer clear of consumer electronics, and focus on AI or advancements in medicine, for example.Maybe there is little enthusiasm and the future because there are fewer things like EPCOT to inspire hope for the future.
Nostalgia for the past is a wonderful thing, and commonly associated with older people. Yes, the ride was state-of-the-art in 1989 but 25 years later none of those things represented any sort of brilliance. Disney parks are not museums. What replaced it is the same ride system (so you still get your backwards waterfall) married to state-of-the-art technology and a story literally billions of people now know....TLJ was a terrible movie in many MANY ways.
Also, why was Maelstrom bad? I thought it was quite well done for the space and budget it was given. People talk so much about Everest going backwards (Mummy also), but Maelstrom was one of the first that did that, plus the idea that you might go backwards over the waterfall? brilliant
to me Avatar was purchased for three reasonsThe banshees in the Flight of Passage gift shop have had unforeseen success. Do you think people are shelling out $50 for a puppet toy based off of a recollection of, much less sentiment for, the banshees in the decade-old film? No. It is almost entirely the well-crafted attraction that sells you on a previously unfamiliar character. Flight of Passage is a perfect example of a theme park attraction succeeding as an independent medium of storytelling. It’s hard to fathom that Bob doesn’t understand this. How can one legitimately attribute a ten year old’s GSATs/purchases to a PG-13 film that came and left ten years ago?
Imagineering could create more of these successes if they were given the creative freedom to do so, as they were in the past. The mandated inclusion of IP is often hindering.
You could also argue that Test Track is based on existing IP from General Motors' Chevy division. That said, there is an attraction in Canada, American Adventure and China that are not based on IPs either.And here are all the non-IPs that Iger has somehow overlooked to change to IP...
C'mon Bob! You don't have much time left to turn all these into Disney Movie IP-based attractions!!
- Enchanted Tiki Room
- Jungle Cruise
- It's a Small World
- Country Bear
- Hall of Presidents
- Haunted Mansion
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Carousel of Progress
- Space Mountain
- BTM Railroad
- Living with the Land
- Spaceship Earth
- Tower of Terror
- Astro Orbiter
- Kilimanjaro Safaris and all the animal exhibits
- Kali River Rapids
- Test Track
- TriceraTop Spin
- Primeval Whirl
- Journey into Imagination
- Mission Space
If you want to argue that, you could say the the RnRC is based on an existing IP in Aerosmith. And don't worry guys, if Iger cant change them into an attraction based on an IP, he will surely turn the name of the attraction into a movie franchise.You could also argue that Test Track is based on existing IP from General Motors' Chevy division. That said, there is an attraction in Canada, American Adventure and China that are not based on IPs either.
I mean, Flight of Passage is a fantastic attraction (screen fatigue aside for some), and it's still getting 2-3 hour waits .... I'd say people are going for it. But I've also argued they could basically open anything and it'd be a hit and have a long line. Anything new will. I think it's just "easier" for them to market. It's a bit lazy. On many levels, I get it. But I wish they'd "get it" ...We talk about these issues like we really know whether most movie IP draws people in, but do we really know whether it does or not? And does Bob Iger, for that matter? It's not clear to me that Avatar is drawing people in because it's Avatar, or that people really want to be immersed in Remy's Ratatouille world or whatever. For my kids, with the exception of a few movies they like, they really don't care whether the ride is themed to a movie or not, and a lot of times they just say "who's that?" when some strange character appears (like the Michelin man guy from Big Hero 6, which they've never seen).
Now, I can certainly accept that the situation is different for other people who want to see Radiator Springs, etc. But I think there's very little way of directly measuring, for instance, whether Expedition Everest would be 24% more popular if it had Moana grabbing you at the top of the mountain or whatever. We can speculate based on our own preferences, but that's about it.
I'm skeptical that Iger really cares about that angle, anyway, despite his response here. I think it's more about promoting the films and selling merchandise rather than making the parks immersive.
I'm sure I'm late to this ... but to be fair, they have no IP they can shove in Canada or America besides the Fab 5, IMO (and no, they shouldn't do that -- or the Muppets, they go anywhere at this point LOL). China could easily use Mulan depending on the new film. Did we get confirmation it would be IP free? We probably did and I missed it.You could also argue that Test Track is based on existing IP from General Motors' Chevy division. That said, there is an attraction in Canada, American Adventure and China that are not based on IPs either.