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Sat Sep 13

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:51 AM

Re: C'mon, its time for some magical discounts!

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Well, kind of. In a way, guests are stakeholders since we save up or take out credit for trips to Disney (still haven't paid my last trip off!).

State Farm sent me a check one time for geez I can't recall [more]

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tpault replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:45 AM

Re: Discounted LED bulbs

I purchased an LED dimmable the other day with a standard screw in base. Shaped mostly like an incandescent, it had very similar light when side by side with an incan. The LED however didn't dim similarly. Incandescent bulbs can light up anywhere [more]

Thu Sep 11

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:47 AM

Re: C'mon, its time for some magical discounts!

Steve you get it. Things stick in your mind if they are great gimmicks and offer a little somethin' somethin'.

Disney's pricing isn't transparent to begin with. I guess because it's possible to have any number of days/nights, and any [more]

Wed Sep 10

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:47 AM

Re: C'mon, its time for some magical discounts!

I agree. Any other business would roll out the red carpet for returning customers

Now I recall how Disney addressed this. Eisner himself announced it. But all it was, was a standard credit card points reward system if you used a [more]

Mon Aug 18

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 11:38 AM

Re: C'mon, its time for some magical discounts!

The fact remains that Disney does offer discounts. There's more than one reason to offer discounts, including guests ask about them all the time and it's PC or shall I say would not be PC to offer nothing.

There are so many metrics [more]

Sun Aug 17

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 5:09 PM

C'mon, its time for some magical discounts!

Disney needs new specials. Not that there's something wrong with the existing specials, because there's not. It's just that they've been around so long and they inspire no excitement. Up to 30% off standard resort prices good for certain dates only, [more]

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tpault posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:24 PM

Crazy? ppl keep house tore up for 4 decades

I first drove by this house in 1989. At that time he had home made scaffolding up around his eave. Two years later the same scaffolding was still up in the same spot and the eave hadn't been worked on. I struggled with do I knock on his door and see [more]

Wed Jul 23

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:01 PM

Re: Planes sequel box office

I think Disney made the right move when they decided to use technology to link customers into their park vacation before they arrive.

W.D. some years ago I posted an idea on here that Disney put photo opportunity kiosks around the [more]

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:39 PM

Re: Is Universal the New Leader?

Diagon Alley opening up and the frenzie is little more than good PR

Actually they increase total park capacity when they add an attraction.

That's one reason elaborate queues are so plentiful... they can jack up the [more]

Sun Jul 20

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 1:04 PM

Re: Pixar Wage Fixing

Fuskie are you referring to the Panda article? It seems like they wrote an article and now many other writers are writing about that article. The way some of it all is written, it makes it seem like it's possible that there is new developments and [more]

Sat Jul 19

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:31 PM

Re: Pixar Wage Fixing

Fuskie,

I'm not sure who you are referring to when you say "this guy" has an axe to grind?

It's a confusing thing to be sure. Best I can tell it's a literal conspiracy to keep talent from being able to leave based on low [more]

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 12:34 PM

Re: Is Universal the New Leader?

Moe, thanks for the correction. I did not present my info as accurate, rather, just info that I "thought" may be how they do it.

Are you saying that if someone uses a park hopper pass, that if they go to say DCA and DL that it [more]

Fri Jul 18

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 5:49 AM

Re: Princess Too Many Sticky Buns

Speaking of low/hi tech effect, I was watching the original SW the other day and someone said they added several CG scenes to it for the DVD. After he said that I did notice what appeared to be strictly CG added aliens whereas wasn't the original all [more]

Thu Jul 17

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 9:20 PM

Re: Is Universal the New Leader?

Thanks for the footwork Mike. I wonder where they get their numbers from. I don't believe Disney releases attendance figures.

Also I do think even for their own count, Disney counts every click meaning if you stay on property and go to MK, [more]

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 9:00 PM

Re: Is Universal the New Leader?

Thanks for the footwork Mike. I wonder where they get their numbers from. I don't believe Disney releases attendance figures.

Also I do think even for their own count, Disney counts every click meaning if you stay on property and go to MK, [more]

Wed Jul 16

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:42 PM

Re: Is Universal the New Leader?

On the other hand, each one of Disney's Orlando theme parks has larger individual gate attendance than both Universal gates combined

Fuskie, I don't believe that's true.

Who thinks the reason Universal Studios is getting [more]

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tpault replied to the Disney board. 6:30 PM

Re: Is Universal the New Leader?

Thanks for the link Moe.

Both parks synergize off one another. What makes both successful is the fact that they are in a tourist mega zone. I wouldn't be surprised that if Universal were to close, Disney's attendance would drop by 25%. They [more]

Tue Jul 15

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 5:42 AM

Man severs fingers on POC

A British man lost a couple of fingers Friday on the unique Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World in Florida when he failed to keep them inside the boat. His fingers are apparently forever lost to Davy Jones' locker; they were not [more]

Sun Jul 13

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 8:31 AM

Princess Too Many Sticky Buns

Princess Too Many Sticky Buns
by Paul T.

It isn't too often that a cast of characters is reunited some 37 years after the 1st movie to make another installment of a franchise film. But Lucasfilms (purchased by Disney in [more]

Sat Jun 28

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tpault posted to the Disney board. 11:29 AM

Walt had 16th coolest signature of all time

According to this article, Walt Disney had the 16th coolest signature of all time.

I will say there seems to be a resemblance to his signature, and the Walt Disney Company's official font.

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