The last 10 years ruined his legacy. Everything became lets get it done cheaply because no matter what its Disney and people will come anyways. He should have left while on top.
But we at least got Animal Kingdom in 1998 which was 7 years before he left. Even though we didn’t get Beastly Kingdom, I’m glad he was able to expand the Disneyworld resort as far as he did.The last 10 years ruined his legacy. Everything became lets get it done cheaply because no matter what its Disney and people will come anyways. He should have left while on top.
I find it pretty hilarious…and predictable as a long time watcher of Bobism…how eisner’s stock has risen.And Eisners Legacy gets propped up and looks better and better every day now despite his missteps in his latter years because of Bob I, Bob C. and and now Bob I the 2nd's handling of business. Theres always been some grumbling and dissatisfaction with Eisners ways but nothing that compares with the furor brought about over recent times. Eisners pettiness never reached the level of the 2 Bobs.
You skipped a few chapters in your “synopsis”Roy and Stanley beg to differ. They led the campaign to Save Disney , convince the shareholders to get rid of Eisner and afterwards Eisner resigned.
Cancer took Roy too soon and it was sad but if he wanted to get rid of Iger with his Save Disney campaign Iger would be running to the hills.You skipped a few chapters in your “synopsis”
Here’s what I’ll tell you:
Roy died in 2009
But let’s assume we had a Roy now…you know what he’d be doing now?
He’d have “save Disney” so far up Bob’s tailpipe that he would taste him. And they’d get 60% of the votes withheld this time.
Don’t think the Disneys dying off has not had something to do with Bob installing himself as Sith Lord unchecked. Absolutely that is a thing.
I love Eisner........but......Two weeks into his new job, Michael Eisner suggested building a hotel shaped like Mickey Mouse. It wasn't feasible, but to Disney Insiders, the freshly hired CEO's willingness to swing for the fences signaled a whole new ball game in terms of setting. Shortly thereafter, Eisner scrapped plans for two new, but architecturally mundane, hotels at Walt Disney World. It was a gusty move that risked a long-term relationship with a valued development partner, but it paid off. The 1514-room Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel and the 758-room Swan Hotel replaced the canceled hotels. Designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves, they created a new standard for setting at Walt Disney World.
The Swan and the Dolphin signaled a renaissance in Disney Architecture. Soon, the best architects in the world were working on commissions for the company. At Walt Disney World, resorts such as the Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Boardwalk, and the Yacht and Beach Club (the latter designed by Robert A.M. Stern) took settings to a whole new level. "Our hotels became experiences and entertainments onto themselves," wrote Eisner in his book Work in Progress, "successful as our hotels are in artistic terms, the simplest tribute to them comes from our guests. To this day, the occupancy rate at each of them runs in excess of 90 percent - the highest in the world."
---- Be Our Guest - Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
Say whatever you like about Michael Eisner, but I almost take personal offense when people start to say he wasn't willing to spend money. I mean, I would hate to let facts get in the way of the pure jealousy that a so-called "Disney Fan" shows whenever they bash Michael Eisner. But being unwilling to spend money isn't one of those. Look at the things that were created in Eisner's time. Excellent movies which caused the second golden age in Disney animation. Disneyland Paris is a symbol of Eisner's willingness to put money where his mouth is, seeing that the castle itself cost 56 million dollars. Theme parks? Disney-MGM studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom (the largest Disney theme park I might add) Attractions? Mission:Space (still the most expensive theme park attraction to date. Soarin... Mickey's Philharmagic. Tower of Terror and Rock N' Rollercoaster... Where is the unwillingness to spend money here.
But most importantly, ever stayed at a Disney Resort? You like the Animal Kingdom Lodge? Or the service provided at all Disney Resort, and enjoying the perks involved there? Then you like Eisner... You like to see the Disney company go big? Look at the grandest opening we ever did , opening a theme park, a water park, and an entertainment/shopping district, all within a month.
I can see some of you "Disney Fanatics" oiling your keyboards now, ready to respond with some charactheristic lies and rumors about a man who saved the company you claimed to love. My response to you is thank god you are not C.E.O. Thank god you never were in a position to make decisions affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Know this.. whether you want to believe it or not... You can't be C.E.O. and it is the jealousy of that fact that makes you write such vitriol against Michael Eisner.
And, you know what... It is also alright to support Eisner, and Iger... and Lasseter, because they are all important to the company you claim to love... and I really do.
If you remember what Roy used to get rid of Eisner…it was:Cancer took Roy too soon and it was sad but if he wanted to get rid of Iger with his Save Disney campaign Iger would be running to the hills.
It was reported that Roy started to cool on Eisner over three things that happened. When Eisner began to push the idea that he was a Disney, when he started accumulating money from Disney to benefit his worth and when he ignored Roy's input regarding the path Disney was taking.Roy and Stanley beg to differ. They led the campaign to Save Disney , convince the shareholders to get rid of Eisner and afterwards Eisner resigned.
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