[QUOTE=Soundgod;1056182]The last I heard, Disney is not building a new timeshare. Not this close to the opening of Bay Lake Tower and Kidani Village along with the resurrection of the Treehouse Villas.
On the other hand, Disney always has new E-ticket rides in development and like major blockbuster movies, these things take many years from the first line on paper until it opens. You also seem to ignore the major renovation going on in Fantasyland that includes a new castle and will not be fully on line until 2012.
You also seem to have ignored the closing of Star Tours so that they can convert to Star Tours 2.0 which will apparently have several ride films, not just one like the current ride.
What are you talking about?
Who do you think is profiting from Iron Man 2?
Haven’t you noticed how much Marvel stuff is now being sold in Disney parks and hotels?
Who do you think Universal is paying licensing fees to for Super Hero Island?
There are many movie projects in the pipeline, most were already in the pipeline before Disney bought Marvel and those existing deals are with Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Fox. Considering the long lead time super hero movies need from green light until release, you won’t begin to see actual Disney/Marvel movies until late 2011 or more likely, the middle of 2012.
Marvel is such a complicated deal because of all the previous projects that it is going to take years to unwind everything and bring it all under the Disney banner (if they ever can - case in point Warner owns DC comics and the Superman movies, but they don’t own the George Reeves Superman TV series from the 50’s).
You’re a putz! This article is dated 2003!
The second one is dated 2007 and says that the “Harry Potter Theme Park” will open in 2009 but doesn’t say it isn’t a part of Disney although the implication is there.
The truth of course is that Universal always planned to open in June of this year and they did on time. The truth is that Harry Potter World is just one of the Islands of Adventure and not a free standing 3rd park. In fact, two attractions that were part of the “Lost Continent” island have been redistricted into Harry Potter World. For all the flash and hype, I don’t think they added more than two new rides, although the Harry Potter’s Flight ride is probably the best attraction in Orlando, picking up where Spiderman left off. It’s certainly the best thing that’s opened in the past 7 years (Manta at Sea World is number 2).
John, why are you such a Cheney lately?
PS: To this little bit of nimroddery "they have quite a juggling act in front of them,they must choose wisely,and at the same timekeep the BS stockholders happy…if it were up to me ,if I were disney I would spin off the theme parks,take them private and then be free to build out the rest of it without the encumberance of wall street and the almighty profit motive"
I’m one of those “BS stockholders” you are whining about.
And what makes you think that if (and I don’t want them to) The Walt Disney Company decided to spin off the theme parks and hotels (which is major money to our corporation) there is any way that will ever be taken private, it would cost way way too much. And just because they would be private, that does not in any way, shape, or form translate into being unencumbered to build to their heart’s content and no worry about profit.
You’d better believe they are looking for big profits or those parks will be dropped quicker than it takes to erect a portable roller coaster.
Keep whining and I won’t let you into “my” parks.[/QUOTE]
did you nactually raed my post,they turned down harry potter the movie and then turned down the theme park portion as well,fantasyland is on hold ,with no completion date set,it is being rethemed from original plans,…about harry potter once again they turned it down …and yes when you go private there is also a profit motive but companys do not have a quarterlly knee jerk reaction …to what wall street expects or wants…please name recntly hen wall street has had a good prediction …or likes anything …but once again this is disney and i don’t want to be chastised for making anything political…the fact of the matter is disney has done somethings well ,and others well …but read the post once again and maybe you see it in a different light…