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  • A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...90a8b5a184ffc5


    Rick Munarriz, senior analyst with the Motley Fool, said Animal Kingdom before the improvements was a lot like California Adventure is now: "A half-day park with a full-day price."

    Therefore, Munarriz said, Disney shareholders ought to applaud the move to upgrade California Adventure despite the hefty cost, because the alternative is unacceptable.

    "It's a broken park," he said. "Most companies close down their broken parks. But Disney can't afford that kind of egg on its mouse-face."
    Last edited by Darkbeer; 10-31-2007, 10:24 PM. Reason: Placed the wrong link in the thread
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    Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

    lol
    disney has the actual money to fix its parks though.


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    • #3
      Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

      Originally posted by patattack View Post
      disney has the actual money to fix its parks though.
      Glad they are spending the money, and looking forward to the new DCA 2.0, or whatever the new name will be in 2011......
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        Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

        Originally posted by patattack View Post
        lol
        disney has the actual money to fix its parks though.
        Ditto that, plus the integrity to invest in their future. I applaud the renovation.

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        • #5
          Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

          disney has the actual money to fix its parks though

          Glad they are spending the money, and looking forward to the new DCA 2.0, or whatever the new name will be in 2011......
          Well they weren't going to turn the land back into a parking lot :P It needed to be a better theme park and patching it wasn't going to be enough for significant growth to the resort and completely renovating it, while somewhat close to tearing the whole thing down and starting over, is cheaper than doing so. Writing an article in 2007 calling DCA a half day park isn't a major slam at it, it's practically a ric romero-ism.

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          • #6
            Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

            I wouldn't really say that's a major slam either, Disney's Studios and Animal Kingdom both were half day parks when they opened and for several years after.

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            • #7
              Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

              DCA is going to be world class!

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              • #8
                Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                Originally posted by Darkbeer View Post
                Glad they are spending the money, and looking forward to the new DCA 2.0, or whatever the new name will be in 2011......

                By 2011, it will probably be DCA v2.4

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                  Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                  Originally posted by symbolic View Post
                  DCA is going to be world class!
                  I hope it's world class with more shade!!!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                    DCA's "major slam" was the cold shoulder it has been given by the Disney company since it's opening. Until just recently it was thought best to ignore it and not acknowledge it as a problem. They made it worse because no one wanted to take care of it and nurture it. No one wanted to give it a chance and let it develop. Some may be standing and cheering that they are finally going to put some effort into this so called "Theme Park". I will believe it when I see it. I don't care about flashy concept art... I've seen the concept art for TL98, Light Magic, DCA the first time around, Pooh, Finding Nemo, and Buzz... in all cases the reality was not even close to the project that was promised.
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                    • #11
                      Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                      eh...nothing that really hasn't been said before.

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                      • #12
                        Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                        I hope the concept art comes true.

                        Because I love DCA, and I only want it to be better.
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                        • #13
                          Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                          Originally posted by techskip View Post
                          DCA's "major slam" was the cold shoulder it has been given by the Disney company since it's opening.
                          The even bigger slam was the cold shoulder the public gave the park after it opened. Talk about kicking someone when they're down.

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                          • #14
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                            [quote=Darkbeer;2292701]http://mousepad./showthread.php?p=1151485#post1151485[/quote




                            lol.

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                            • #15
                              Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                              Originally posted by rex22



                              lol.
                              OK, I screwed up, but I just fixed the link to show the CORRECT one....
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                              • #16
                                Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                                oops sorry. Its ok dark beer ok Im confuse now.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                                  This guy who works for a non-theme park site ays someting in a non-theme park mag and it is a "MAJOR DCA slam"? I don't get it.

                                  This guy needs to go to non Disney parks and see how some of them are 1/4 day parks at a full price.

                                  Lemme know when a real slam comes down the pipe....

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                                    So DCA is a broken park, but it's a lot like Animal Kingdom.

                                    How is that a slam? It seems he's simply suggesting that Disney always builds "Broken Parks" and then fixes them - just as they did to Epcot, and Animal Kingdom and now DCA. I guess you can say the term "Broken Park" could be a slam, and Rick has been pretty biased against DCA since opening day - but if you really want to look at everything closely, pretty much every Disney park has been "Broken" at some point and been repaired.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                                      Originally posted by almandot View Post
                                      ric romero-ism
                                      HA!
                                      So full of Disney Magic, my eyes are blue.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: A MAJOR DCA slam in today's Hollywood Reporter

                                        Hmm... I didn't see that as a "major slam" either. It's actually more of a slam on Animal Kingdom!

                                        It's just a factual opinion that was pointed out and everyone should know it.

                                        And animal kingdom I recently learned closes early because it takes 2 hours to put all the animals away at night in their sheds and homes to get their nightly health check. Now, if they add enough rides they could probably leave it open while the animal walk throughs can close earlier.


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