I just re-read the last part of your original response and I concede that I didn’t quite digest that the first time I read it. I now understand at least part of the point you were making and it makes sense to me. Frankly, that’s something I didn’t know about and hadn’t considered, but it does seem like a solid explanation.A variety of reasons.
Not only do you have a laundry list of items that have to be done before the first blade of grass is touched, but you have an equally long list of issues that happen during construction...everything from supply issues, scheduling, labor shortages, etc. Couple that with spreading the construction costs over as many quarters as possible to make the CAPEX numbers look better and you have 3 years to build an attraction.
Building fast also costs more than building at a steady pace. You only do it when you have to.
Well, let me type this as slow as I can, since you appear to really struggle with reading comprehension. I posted a question asking for opinions. A question doesn’t have to explicitly state the word “opinion” for people to understand that’s what the question was looking for. Seeing as not a single person here has any direct knowledge of the GOTG project, the only thing that anyone here can offer is an opinion, even if that opinion is based on prior personal or professional experience. Did I type that slow enough for you? No? Okay then, let me try it this way. If someone asks you “Who’s going to win the Super Bowl next year?” they are looking for your opinion, even though they didn’t actually use the word opinion! Wow, imagine that!
Finally, the fact that you think you can judge from an internet message board that someone “clearly” knows more than someone else explains all I need to know about you.
Safety is designed in before ground is broken. The death is a result of an engineering design flaw not from construction schedule.No my point remains there is a process to ensure the saftey of the riders, this includes various regulartary inspections and also inspections by engineers. I'm not saying disney is rushing, but I am saying there is a lot that goes into building a ride, which includes a safety aspect.
Did it really? Seems like a pretty normal thing these days.
Yes to pretty much all of that.Must be that hair again.
BTW, why is it I could replace my fence in less than a week 20 years ago, and this time it's already taken me 3 months - and I still don't have a definite start date? Stuff happens that people just walking by my yard would not know about - but I'm sure they're asking themselves what's taking so long? Trusted contractors go out of business or change staff, building codes change so things that didn't require exemptions now do - or there are more requirements to construction that didn't exist 20 years ago.
Hotels are a lot different than custom rides. They’re fairly standardized and modular. The low price point for these new hotels is also going to push for more of such uniformity and simplicity.I guess you wouldn't be willing to stay in Universal's new value resorts that has barely broken ground and is scheduled to open in just a year from now? Disney nickel and dimes every contractor they have completing projects for them, that's why things take so long to be built.
Contractors love rework as long as there is a change order clause in contract. Another reason WDW projects are so expensive.Hotels are a lot different than custom rides. They’re fairly standardized and modular. The low price point for these new hotels is also going to push for more of such uniformity and simplicity.
Disney really doesn’t nickel and dime their contractors. The traditional project delivery method of design-bid-build, where you get a design done and then have contractors submit a total cost for the work, is not really used by Disney. Instead they just pay the contractors for their work, which means there is no push back if Disney wants them to take down steel they just erected because they changed the design or paint over really expensive brick that was meticulously laid out in a specific pattern.
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