They absolutely make decisions based upon the year and quarter during which money will be spent. Look no further than the GotG and TRON build schedules. If you look at GotG today, do you believe it needs over two more years to build? The building is largely done and track on site. It could easily open for summer 2020. But it won’t. I’m purposely using a round number, but if a ride costs $300 million, spreading that over 3 FYs is more palatable to some than building it in 2 years. I’m no where near the most cynical person on these boards. Just being a realist. The company has known since 2015 that DHS needs more when SWL opens. They begrudgingly allowed MMRR but knew capacity would still be too low and opted to ignore the issue. Here we are, 9 months out from Galaxy’s Edge, with no finite plan in place. So the park will be a mess for AT LEAST 2020 and 2021. Obviously it would be crowded regardless with Galaxy’s Edge’s level of interest, but the resort is wholly unprepared and had ample time to adequately prepare beyond a ski lift and an E ticket at a neighboring park that will open 6 months late. Even the obvious plan to update shows in DHS was delayed too far. What are they thinking? They surely can’t afford to close BatB for a year now, but could have when the park had approximately 4 guests per day in Summer 2018. DL isn’t doing much better but they have fewer options. Benches will be nice, I suppose.
without trying to A.) go further into off-topic land or B.) open an unintentional wormhole, is there any desire within the company to push guardians' opening forward? I only ask because others have seemed to indicate that they're getting concerned about Epcot numbers/satisfaction. thanks!