There was a lot of hype for 7DMT. Somewhat less so earlier on when announced, but it ramped up considerably near its opening.I don't recall 7DMT ever being billed as anything like this. Most of the marketing was around New Fantasyland as a whole, there was relatively little fanfare for 7DMT individually.
Hey, if Walt had had to sell the parks to keep the movies cranking out, he would have.
I think they‘re still paying attention. Info spreads far and wide on social media, but content there comes from the bloggers, YouTubers, and Instafluencers, who all get their content from here and the chatty mice.Fan forums probably had nothing to do with it, but the media’s reaction to Ouimet and the internal respect must’ve caused professional jealousy. DL CMs loved the guy; he was like the second coming of D ck Nunis.
It was also a different era online. About 6–8 years ago, there were deep concerns that fan forums would affect company reputations. That’s about the time companies hired social media flunkies to constantly battle negative opinions. You’d be surprised at how often posts from this place and the Chatty Mice would be referenced in meetings, especially when fans documented poor maintenance. But once social media primarily split between diehard lovers and haters, companies paid less attention.
I think they‘re still paying attention. Info spreads far and wide on social media, but content there comes from the bloggers, YouTubers, and Instafluencers, who all get their content from here and the chatty mice.
Just give it a few more years, $hapek will devalue the company to the point where OLC can afford to buy the parks. lol
While I detest what both Bobs have become I think Chapek is perfect for the climate right now. No need to innovate or build for a few years, pop out a dinning promotion or two, keep milking Marvel and Favreau, and stay the course. Let the heads of your studios uses the acquisitions, let Josh run the parks, and show improvement quarterly, and let Crassus concentrate on Parthia...I mean let Iger concentrate on politics. A boring bean counter who will listen to creative imput seems to work well.
I noticed. This is part of what has informed my own crackpot opinion. The funny thing is that you’re stuck in the middle- many members here don’t believe you‘re a true insider (IMHO, more to do with how you present things than with the information per se), while someone out there clearly believes you are an insider (and they are working to figure out how you might know what you might know).I would say in the last month there has been significant effort made to determine who I am. I've seen private messages that seemed to be professionally developed in an effort to coax information out of me.