Still...Kim Irvine and other Imagineers are afraid of the fans? When fans have complained online, they haven’t called for the heads of Imagineers. They’ve been upset with the higher-ups that truly make these decisions (businessmen who aren’t creatives whose one focus seems to generally be to sell merchandise.) We love Imagineers. Many want to be Imagineers and idolize them.
It’s disheartening that this is what is taken away from the discourse fans have had over the years.
WDI has three “go to” lines:
If a project is successful, “We keep Walt’s magic alive with our creativity and storytelling”
If a project is terrible, “Management cut our budget and our hands were tied”.
If they touch something and make it worse, “Disney fans hate change”.