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News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

GimpYancIent

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It’s more an issue of people taking it and holding the line on precautions till summer. I think the doctors are still expecting deaths into the summer and any uptick in cases will be a disaster to go with that.

“Stupid is as stupid watches on tv”
You are in rare form today, very entertaining. My personal suggestion is to enjoy well prepared adult alcoholic beverages while in a comfortable location while watching, absorbing and making reasonable sense out of the diverse often conflicting supposedly factual information being tossed out. Just my two cents, have a great day.
 

CastAStone

Well-Known Mumbler
Premium Member
Don't forget y'all: Disney is indeed a business. Throughout the pandemic, the corporation as a whole has been just about breaking even each quarter with linear TV profits covering losses in parks, cruises, and theaters. The company doesn't want any quarter that shows they actually had a significant Net Loss. That hurts stockholder confidence which hurts lines of credit.

Disney is white knuckling each quarter to squeak by on net zero profit/loss. And that's why, I believe, construction on GotG and TRON has been halted, and a lack of desire to fire up Rat.

The moment they can go back to full capacity and the parks get back to billion dollar profits each quarter, the floodgates will open.

Oct 1 is the new fiscal year for Disney. Watch for projects to fire back up on that day.
(October 3rd)
 

CastAStone

Well-Known Mumbler
Premium Member
Generally speaking, no...but it’s not like the restaurants are terrible...it isn’t western pa/Ohio.

In order for me to give proper credit for the jersey self-deprecation...you gotta give me a town or county to frame it? 😎
Lol some of my favorite restaurants are in Ohio...I’m too new to NJ to have favorites here beyond Fuddruckers.

I live in the general vicinity of Morristown. That’s enough detail.
 

aliceismad

Well-Known Member
Don't forget y'all: Disney is indeed a business. Throughout the pandemic, the corporation as a whole has been just about breaking even each quarter with linear TV profits covering losses in parks, cruises, and theaters. The company doesn't want any quarter that shows they actually had a significant Net Loss. That hurts stockholder confidence which hurts lines of credit.

Disney is white knuckling each quarter to squeak by on net zero profit/loss. And that's why, I believe, construction on GotG and TRON has been halted, and a lack of desire to fire up Rat.

The moment they can go back to full capacity and the parks get back to billion dollar profits each quarter, the floodgates will open.

Oct 1 is the new fiscal year for Disney. Watch for projects to fire back up on that day.
That makes a lot of sense. What are the tax write-off implications? I mean, are there reasons they would also not want to show too much profit?
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I think that predicting September to be essentialy free of Covid, considering its 4 months after the US received enough vaccines to vaccinate the entire population is a fairly safe bet. Like 80:20 good.
We will never be free of Covid. Apparently. Sadly. More controlled? That’s the hope. By September? That’s also a hope. Free of restrictions? That depends on how clever those calling the shots are.
 

CastAStone

Well-Known Mumbler
Premium Member
That makes a lot of sense. What are the tax write-off implications? I mean, are there reasons they would also not want to show too much profit?
In the long term the tax implications are basically nil. However, delaying cash burn allows them to pay down their highest interest debt ahead of schedule which saves them money.

Disney amortizes the build costs new rides over 20 years. Whether they open it 9/30 or 10/4 is irrelevant in terms of ride cost - in the first scenario they deprecate 3 days of operation out of 7305 and in the latter they depreciate 0 days. That’s $137/day/million spent - not big bucks. But it does burn cash, and Disney has been trying very hard to show cash strength.
 

pdude81

Well-Known Member
Lol some of my favorite restaurants are in Ohio...I’m too new to NJ to have favorites here beyond Fuddruckers.

I live in the general vicinity of Morristown. That’s enough detail.
Oh I thought FuddRuckers went under in the fall. Used to love that place when I worked up in Parsippany. Hopefully they survive or are bought out by someone else that can keep the lights on.
 

Touchdown

Well-Known Member
Do your predictions assume that children are being vaccinated? That's a pretty large percentage of WDW visitors who do not have a tested and approved vaccine and will not be vaccinated by May. Along with the quarter of adults who think the vaccine is a government plot to kill them.
I didnt say everyone will be vaccinated I said the US will have enough vaccines to do so. By Sept I expect at least 12+ to be vaccinated as those study results should come out this summer, either way I think we will have vaccinated enough people to get to herd immunity.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I didnt say everyone will be vaccinated I said the US will have enough vaccines to do so. By Sept I expect at least 12+ to be vaccinated as those study results should come out this summer, either way I think we will have vaccinated enough people to get to herd immunity.
It would be nice. Believe me, I have a vested interest in your timeline.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
If I’m right about the US, then this should be the case in Britain as well and hopefully travel will be back between our two countries. The vaccines thus far have preformed better then our wildest dreams, let’s hope that streak continues.
The UK overall is doing extremely well. Predictions for all adult first jabs by end of July. But as the last year has taught us, anything can happen.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
You are in rare form today, very entertaining. My personal suggestion is to enjoy well prepared adult alcoholic beverages while in a comfortable location while watching, absorbing and making reasonable sense out of the diverse often conflicting supposedly factual information being tossed out. Just my two cents, have a great day.

Thank you.

I think?

Great lecture either way...however I didn’t notice any counterpoint (because there isn’t one...the jury is in on stupidity. Though that crosses lines too...to be clear)

Lol some of my favorite restaurants are in Ohio...I’m too new to NJ to have favorites here beyond Fuddruckers.

I live in the general vicinity of Morristown. That’s enough detail.

It figures....


Just kidding. I’m in Moorestown...originally from Pittsburgh but a nice tour through sunny Florida in-between 🌴

...hence the jokes.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Don't forget y'all: Disney is indeed a business. Throughout the pandemic, the corporation as a whole has been just about breaking even each quarter with linear TV profits covering losses in parks, cruises, and theaters. The company doesn't want any quarter that shows they actually had a significant Net Loss. That hurts stockholder confidence which hurts lines of credit.

Disney is white knuckling each quarter to squeak by on net zero profit/loss. And that's why, I believe, construction on GotG and TRON has been halted, and a lack of desire to fire up Rat.

The moment they can go back to full capacity and the parks get back to billion dollar profits each quarter, the floodgates will open.

Oct 1 is the new fiscal year for Disney. Watch for projects to fire back up on that day.

I totally get your point...I would typically bring up similar material...

But since Disney is not getting penalized financially...at all...I don’t think “cost” has anything to do with delays.

They’re getting a covid free pass...they’re being rewarded/ set up to declare victory. System is rigged. Not a hard case to make.

I think this is more about not using any of their “shine” in new things. Cutting overhead, eliminating expenses.

But they don’t need to...they’re doing it, they know no one will say a peep. They’ll be rewarded as always.
I booked a trip for October 17th honestly I didn't think this ride would be open by then

The ride is ready. They just don’t want to give it to their paying customers.

Not Disney...bad show.

Book you cupcake party now.
 

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