News The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors Extends Robert A. Iger’s Contract as CEO Through 2026

Stripes

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I'm still confused at how a sale to Apple makes any sense unless they bought the whole farm. Sure they'd love the content library and control of Disney plus, but how are you going to spin off Parks and Entertainment without having a semi-permanent licensing deal for your IP that already exists in the parks. Then at that point, you leave some other company in control of how good or bad your properties are represented.

Apple doesn't do that. They control the whole ecosystem so each piece fits together, absent the occasional antitrust ruling ;P. I just don't think parks and/or resorts fits very well with the rest of what they do. And for those reasons, Apple [is?] out


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Apple is unique in terms of business structure compared to other large companies. Disney, like the vast majority of large companies, is organized by business units. Apple is organized by functional expertise, just like a startup company. There isn’t anybody at Apple in charge of iPhone development and there isn’t an “iPhone team.” There’s a SVP of hardware engineering and a hardware engineering team. SVP of software engineering and a software engineering team. Etc.

Incorporating Disney into Apple‘s business structure would not make sense, in my opinion. Therefore, I’m doubtful Apple has much interest in acquiring Disney. There’s a reason Apple much prefers to acquire startup companies.

 

brb1006

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I have officially decided neither Bob is any good. At the time of the Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel purchases, I thought Iger had brought together the pieces they needed. Now both Bob’s have done so much value destruction last 6 ish years that they have created a giant hole. It was all so unnecessary- every decision they made in those years was wrong and purposeful. Now even with the benefit of hindsight and the ability to blame Chapek, Iger has doubled down on most of the failed policies. The incompetent handling of Snow White is but one example. How can they not learn anything?
At least Iger brought back Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
 

Serpico Jones

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The fact that Chapek knew he couldn’t discuss getting rid of the declining media assets around Iger without him getting angry tells you all you need to know about the level of chaos behind the scenes.
 

MagicRat

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Or May I suggest the best option, allow alcohol and beer carts at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. This will generate money lost. I don’t always wear a suit and tie but I know what makes money!
 

JoeCamel

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Or May I suggest the best option, allow alcohol and beer carts at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. This will generate money lost. I don’t always wear a suit and tie but I know what makes money!
I never understood why they didn't have golf carts in the parking lots selling junk
 

MagicRat

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I never understood why they didn't have golf carts in the parking lots selling junk
Yes! Beer carts there too! I mean they do it outside of ballparks. Disney Springs was the OG of Ballpark Villages. These nerds that broke the world with dynamic pricing just need to understand the more alcohol, bad food and souvenirs you can buy at even the walkways will translate into money upon money. Again, problem solved and I will expect a thank you form the BOD later,
 

MagicRat

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I would also have made a casino with a sports book on some swamp water. I mean that is what us midwestern folks do, if it’s on a puddle and call it “river gambling” it’s morally ok. Put a puddle of water in each parking lot a casino on top of it and money made!

Somehow these investors want Disney of old to exist and make money. The turtle has moved as slow as it has but “woke up” shake some trees that will make some money! It might make another group mad too but hey if everyone’s mad who can be mad at each other.
 

MrPromey

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I never understood why they didn't have golf carts in the parking lots selling junk
As MisterPenguin alluded, it rivaled the Tomorrowland Cabanas in an effort to be the tackiest money-grab attempted by management.

I've tried to find a photo but it's as if the internet was scrubbed of all evidence.

It was an entirely unthemed golf concessions cart worse looking than the ones they actually use on the golf courses that would stop and set up shop at the tram loading areas out in the lot for people coming in. It had poor college program kids following along holding the pricing signs.

I think I'd mused at the time that next up for a money making plan was cast that would spit on your windshield when you parked and then quickly wipe it down and tell you that you owed the mouse $10 for getting your windows cleaned.
 
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fgmnt

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I'm still confused at how a sale to Apple makes any sense unless they bought the whole farm. Sure they'd love the content library and control of Disney plus, but how are you going to spin off Parks and Entertainment without having a semi-permanent licensing deal for your IP that already exists in the parks. Then at that point, you leave some other company in control of how good or bad your properties are represented.

Apple doesn't do that. They control the whole ecosystem so each piece fits together, absent the occasional antitrust ruling ;P. I just don't think parks and/or resorts fits very well with the rest of what they do. And for those reasons, Apple [is?] out


Im Out Shark Tank GIF by ABC Network
Domestic Parks and Resorts are really sticky. I can guarantee you that no matter what Bob the Elder does to this company, you will rather have control of domestic P&R in the hands of an independent Disney than pretty much any other alternative. A buyer would accelerate anti-guest practices to levels beyond comprehension to accelerate their RoI. Or worse, it gets sold out to a sovereign wealth fund. Really no good alternatives unless you know a cabal of friendly billionaires.
 

Eric Graham

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Domestic Parks and Resorts are really sticky. I can guarantee you that no matter what Bob the Elder does to this company, you will rather have control of domestic P&R in the hands of an independent Disney than pretty much any other alternative. A buyer would accelerate anti-guest practices to levels beyond comprehension to accelerate their RoI. Or worse, it gets sold out to a sovereign wealth fund. Really no good alternatives unless you know a cabal of friendly billionaires.
It doesn't seem to me to be congruent with Apple's corporate business philosophy and makeup. They are in the software and hardware industry and streaming with Apple TV, but no aspect of their business is in the theme park industry.
 

Brian

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I've tried to find a photo but it's as if the internet was scrubbed of all evidence.
Ask and ye shall receive.

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