It's called "financial imagineering"Food at Disney in the 90s and early 00s was outstanding. Then came the DDP. Everything started becoming homogenized.
Admit it ... what with the expansion of debt, stock buybacks, rising prices, cheapened, crowded theme parks, DVC ubiquity, merch mania, classic movie rehashes, massive acquisitions and whatnot ... the aughties and teens were a helluva golden age for shareholders and a creative triumph for the beancounting wizards. Give credit where it's due!