Posted Monday, September 24, 2001 5:26 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Between lost advertising revenue on ABC and dramatic drops in attendance at its theme parks, Disney has been hit hard by the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Chairman Michael Eisner says the company will bounce back.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
Monday, September 24, 2001 9:01 AM
I've said it once and I'll say it again: "Disney will never die!"
that is all
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Monday, September 24, 2001 11:40 AM
Disney already died, but, "As long as there is imagination left in the world, Disney will never be complete."
Monday, September 24, 2001 4:07 PM
SFMM Lover, you're absolutely right. I'll love them till the day I die! Disney will continue to be the premier source of quality family entertainment, no matter what happens. They are simply the best people in the world to work and play with........they won't ever give up. The Cast Members lost to this tragedy won't be forgotten, and it's in their memory that Disney will push forward even stronger. Mike (as he preferrs) will fix everything, but I hope he stops the layoffs!
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Monday, September 24, 2001 8:55 PM
I think that Walt is turning in his grave due to the levels of greedyness that the Disney name has now sunk to under Eisner. They successfully milk every last cent from every person that visits their theme parks. I don't feel too badly for Mike. The Disney enterprise makes a whole GRIP of profit each year, so what if they lose a few million. This is CHUMP CHANGE to this company!
I'm not saying that I hate Disney or anything though or that their theme parks aren't great places for family vacations. Disney parks are in fact, really fantastic parks to visit. I'm simply stating the fact that they have gotten extremely greedy in the last 10-15 years. Just my opinion though.......
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 4:31 AM
Greedy in what way? I see people say that all of the time but I'm not sure what they mean.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 4:59 AM
And Jeff, you will never hear a good reason either.
What most people complain about is that the Disney company has scaled back a little on "pushing the envelope". Walt was a dreamer, but history shows that very few dreamers make good businessmen. People fail to realize that the Disney Company almost went under about 30 years ago (stock prices were in the cellar).
But, the kicker is, Disney still *IS* innovative. One look at Tokyo DisneySea would best exemplify that. But because that is in Japan and not State-side, that doesn't count (dripping with extreme sarcasm).