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Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Plans

aladdin2007

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IDK this does not scream "50th anniversary" more like new year's Eve party.
its horrible, is that for real? it doesnt look like a 50th at all
 

MouseBrayden

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A LOT is riding on this Q4 earnings report and the board's reaction to it. If revenues aren't good and management does not change, we might kiss a decent chunk of the awesome stuff Imagineering has planned for the 50th goodbye. It'll be budget cut right out of existence, trimmed down to bare bones.

There were things I believed to be lock that now are on the bubble, things that aren't even that big of an expense and obvious home runs with the fans and high guest revenue types. Lately, there seems to be a contempt for creativity to a degree that is not healthy and definitely not good for us as the end consumers.

My biggest fear is that all we'll end up getting for the 50th is the stuff marketing can run with, aesthetic stuff they can put on merchandise & advertisements rather than anything memorable, meaningful, or worthy of such a huge milestone.

The 50th anniversary should be more than 4 short-term increase guest revenue reports, it should be something that makes memories and keeps families coming back for the next 32+ revenue reports, but alas I fear they don't think about the long term.
 

MouseBrayden

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Anyone who believed we were getting more than this to begin with was living in fantasyland tbh. There has been zero indication WDW was planning to celebrate the 50th with "bells on".
Not much has been set in stone yet, hence why we saw very little at D23. There is a lot of awesome stuff planned that hasn't gotten the axe yet, my point is that I fear it will, should revenues go south in Q4.

Setting your expectations where they're already at is actually pretty good because you'll likely be impressed by what we do end up getting rather than disappointed by expecting the world.
 
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MansionButler84

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Not much has been set in stone yet, hence why we saw very little at D23. There is a lot of awesome stuff planned that hasn't gotten the axe yet, my point is that I fear it will, should revenues go south in Q4.

Setting your expectations where they're already at is actually pretty good because you'll likely be impressed by what we do end up getting rather than disappointed by expecting the world.
Agree on all counts. People should stop gleefully proclaiming that SWGE is terrible all over the Internet. It’s not and we will regret all this in 2 years.
 

mnelson3

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Not much has been set in stone yet, hence why we saw very little at D23. There is a lot of awesome stuff planned that hasn't gotten the axe yet, my point is that I fear it will, should revenues go south in Q4.

Setting your expectations where they're already at is actually pretty good because you'll likely be impressed by what we do end up getting rather than disappointed by expecting the world.
I don’t care what gets cut as long as a nighttime parade isn’t one of them.
 

Kate F

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Hey, at least there won’t be a Pepto Bismol Castle this time around, right?

(Not saying they shouldn’t go big for the 50th, but at least that’s something we don’t have to worry about)
 

EricsBiscuit

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I mean, it seems like common sense, raise prices too much and not enough people show up. If anything, they should be cutting prices to pack the parks in every day with as many people as possible if they want the big bucks. It’s not rocket science. Build quality stuff and charge a fair price and people will come. Now, they’re cutting quality while raising prices. The value isn’t there anymore. People are spending the thousands they would on a WDW trip to go to somewhere else. Management’s bonus structure has created perverse incentives that have driven the company in a wrong direction.
 

mnelson3

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I mean maybe they will send paint the night over.... or yet another run of Main Street electrical.... but a new night parade? Highly unlikely.

I doubt we will get a new day parade.... festival of fantasy is gonna be pretty tired by then.
Well, since their calling the 50th “party in the parks”, paint the night would fit that category. I don’t see DL giving WDW either of those parades unless its forced on them.

Likely the only thing being considered is a update or replacement for HEA.
 

Touchdown

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If it’s not big, I’m not going that year, the only reason I’m going that year is for the 50th if they announce something lame I’ll wait until Epcot’s renovation is done before I go again.
 

DoubleJ21

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Agree on all counts. People should stop gleefully proclaiming that SWGE is terrible all over the Internet. It’s not and we will regret all this in 2 years.
It would seem premature to me to make these decisions in November (Q4 earnings report). I would wait until February 2020 at least.

I continue to believe that ROTR is causing significant numbers of people to hold off on their vacations to DL and WDW. I also suspect word of mouth will be much more positive once ROTR opens.
 
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jrhwdw

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It would seem premature to me to make the final call on the land in November (Q4 earnings report). I would wait until February 2020 at least.

I continue to believe that ROTR is causing significant numbers of people to hold off on their vacations.
ESP when ROTR isn't open yet.....This whole summer has been weird!!! I get people waiting for ROTR,but there should have been AP's(when Blockouts were over) and other people relatively close to DLR/WDW to give SWGE healthy numbers! Is MSEP(and Halloween Screams without a Party Ticket since 2008)doing some good for DL? Sould MSEP stay beyond OCT 1st if it's working? It would be if WDW asked MSEP for help like DL did, but SWGE is at DHS, not MK. Would DHS be willing to put MESP in the Park? Where are the OSboune Lights Now?!?!? LOL! THAT would bring people to DHS?WDW!
 

Kev1982

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ESP when ROTR isn't open yet.....This whole summer has been weird!!! I get people waiting for ROTR,but there should have been AP's(when Blockouts were over) and other people relatively close to DLR/WDW to give SWGE healthy numbers! Is MSEP(and Halloween Screams without a Party Ticket since 2008)doing some good for DL? Sould MSEP stay beyond OCT 1st if it's working? It would be if WDW asked MSEP for help like DL did, but SWGE is at DHS, not MK. Would DHS be willing to put MESP in the Park? Where are the OSboune Lights Now?!?!? LOL! THAT would bring people to DHS?WDW!
I think it's clear in Disneyland for everyone to see. Open a very expensive Star Wars Land, no crowds… Bring back something that is defining Disney like MSEP and you have crowds. I think they should stop buying franchises and work with their own legacy catalogue.
 

Bocabear

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I think it's clear in Disneyland for everyone to see. Open a very expensive Star Wars Land, no crowds… Bring back something that is defining Disney like MSEP and you have crowds. I think they should stop buying franchises and work with their own legacy catalogue.
YES!!! They have so many IPs that they own, there is no real reason to look outside of their own catalog...
 

brb1006

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It would seem premature to me to make these decisions in November (Q4 earnings report). I would wait until February 2020 at least.

I continue to believe that ROTR is causing significant numbers of people to hold off on their vacations to DL and WDW. I also suspect word of mouth will be much more positive once ROTR opens.
What's the date for the earning call?
 

Janir

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I mean maybe they will send paint the night over.... or yet another run of Main Street electrical.... but a new night parade? Highly unlikely.

I doubt we will get a new day parade.... festival of fantasy is gonna be pretty tired by then.
I'm tending to agree that there won't be any new night time parade. Look at all the special night time parties/events/special ticket things they are already doing that is limiting general admission night time activities. With more nights now being special events and special tickets, whey won't need a night parade for a while. ;-(
 
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