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P. 391: All the details about Disney Merriest Nites at Disneyland!

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Disney fans can really never be pleased. Wasn't a big complaint of D23 that the parks & resorts presentation was full? So now that they add a bunch of extra parks stuff to the smaller theaters, people are upset there's no new announcements?

 

Personally, I don't think D23 is the best venue for a major announcement in the first place---one of their typical big press events (with free food/booze/hotels for media) is much more effective.

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Disney fans can really never be pleased. Wasn't a big complaint of D23 that the parks & resorts presentation was full? So now that they add a bunch of extra parks stuff to the smaller theaters, people are upset there's no new announcements?

 

Personally, I don't think D23 is the best venue for a major announcement in the first place---one of their typical big press events (with free food/booze/hotels for media) is much more effective.

The complaint from 2011 was that they scaled back the arena to make it more intimiate and proceeded to announce nothing.

 

The complaints from 2011 was that it felt much more corporate. In 2009, it was very clearly an expo for the die hards, it was positioned after school had started, it was not heavily advertised, and was marketed mostly to Disney fans. They announced a host of new movie projects, and for Parks and Resorts they announced the entire Fantasyland makeover and Star Tours redo. It was clearly for the fans.

 

2011 was just more of a presentation. The only announcement was a new meet n greet, but otherwise it was just an update. Very lame and extremely disappointing after 2009.

 

Sure booze, hotels, and food are fun but they are for a very select group that usually don't care much for the parks (theme park sites, yes, but main stream media, not so much). The whole point of the 2009 expo was that they didn't just spit out information to main stream media, they gave it to those who really cared.

 

Idealistic? Sure. But I do think this is a major step back for the expo.

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^The fans don't have media outlets to help Disney get their message out. What the fans do have is a history of complaining, feeling entitled, not spending money in the parks, etc. I think Disney did the right thing in saving announcements for press events, where they are sure the news will be spread throughout all media channels (and not ripped apart because they are essentially bribing the press with free booze/food).

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^The fans don't have media outlets to help Disney get their message out. What the fans do have is a history of complaining, feeling entitled, not spending money in the parks, etc. I think Disney did the right thing in saving announcements for press events, where they are sure the news will be spread throughout all media channels (and not ripped apart because they are essentially bribing the press with free booze/food).

A little overly generalized much? It was a pretty unanimous consensus that the 2009 expo presentation and announcements were positives.

 

Disney doesn't even do large-scale announcement events for press. They just do blog posts (see 7 Dwarves, Festival of Fantasy, Soundsational etc.).

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A little overly generalized much? It was a pretty unanimous consensus that the 2009 expo presentation and announcements were positives.

 

Disney doesn't even do large-scale announcement events for press. They just do blog posts (see 7 Dwarves, Festival of Fantasy, Soundsational etc.).

 

I like how you say he was overly generalized and then in the next sentance say pretty unanimous consensus. Pot calling kettle!

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^^On the flip side, they did do a big media thing for the Monstrous Summer announcement/preview of upcoming attractions/Disney Magic upgrades at WDW....so I don't think you can really say they have a true pattern of how they announce things. But your point about blogs also just reinforces my point---D23 is not the most effective way to make announcements.

 

The complaints from 2011 was that it felt much more corporate. In 2009, it was very clearly an expo for the die hards, it was positioned after school had started, it was not heavily advertised, and was marketed mostly to Disney fans.

 

This also proves my point---Fans getting upset Disney made "their" event appeal to wider audience. How dare they!

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Disney always does huge media announcements. Like previously said, they did the Monstrous Summer announcement, but they also do those big announcements in Times Square like Celebrate Today and all that. It's rare Disney doesn't have a huge press event for their stuff.

 

For someone like me, who absolutely loves Disney Parks but doesn't partake it the crazy fan events, I could care less where they announce it. I just like reading the details when it happens.

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^One person, not everyone.

 

I think it will be cool having parks stuff all three days. Each topic will have more time and we will get more details.

 

I dont see why people are worried, whether they announce a new theme park or announce a new drinking fountain, or nothing at all, its not like they aren't going to continue adding new attractions and such, lol.

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The complaints probably come from the DISers who feel a sense of entitlement that Disney should make the major announcements for them. I mean if you knew where Walt Disney ate lunch on Novemeber 2nd, 1961, don't you think you deserve a little something, something?

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I think is really good news! Its only a bit longer, but Bob has done a great job!

 

Yahoo Finance

 

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors Extends Robert A. Iger’s Tenure As CEO And Chairman Through the Expiration of His Contract on June 30, 2016

Press Release: The Walt Disney Company

 

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Board of Directors announced today that it has extended Robert A. Iger’s tenure as CEO and Chairman through the expiration of his contract on June 30, 2016 under his existing contractual terms as CEO.

 

“For nearly eight years as chief executive officer, Bob Iger has proven he has the unique ability to drive creative and financial success at the world’s preeminent entertainment company,” said Orin C. Smith, Independent Lead Director of the Disney Board. “Disney has hit new heights during Mr. Iger’s tenure, with total shareholder return of 193% that dramatically exceeds the S&P 500s 54%, and a market capitalization that has risen to $113.7 billion from $48.4 billion when he became CEO in 2005. Mr. Iger’s ability to consistently deliver against a strategy of producing high-quality branded content, technological innovation and international expansion has repeatedly resulted in record revenue, net income, and earnings per share for the company.”

 

Mr. Smith continued: “Given his outstanding leadership, and to provide continuity of Disney’s corporate strategy to create long-term value for shareholders, the board has asked Mr. Iger to remain CEO and chairman until the expiration of his contract on June 30, 2016 under his existing annual compensation terms as CEO, under which 92% of his pay was performance-based in fiscal 2012. Originally, Mr. Iger was to have relinquished his CEO position and transitioned to the role of executive chairman on April 1, 2015 for 15 months. Now, Disney will continue to have the full benefit of Mr. Iger’s leadership as CEO and chairman for the duration of his tenure. The board remains focused on effective succession planning, and will continue to develop a sound and appropriate process for ensuring a smooth management transition.”

 

“I sincerely appreciate this vote of confidence by the Board of Directors, and will continue to work with our talented and dedicated management team to drive creative excellence, innovation and continued growth,” Mr. Iger said.

 

Since Mr. Iger, 62, was named chief executive on September 30, 2005, he has led the company to record financial results and significant strategic growth with the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, major investments in the company’s Parks and Resorts business, and expansion into key international markets. During Mr. Iger’s tenure, The Walt Disney Company has repeatedly been recognized as one of the “World’s Most Respected Companies” by Barron's, ranking No. 2 in the magazine's just-released 2013 survey; one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune; and No. 1 among “America’s Most Reputable Companies” in a 2013 independent survey conducted by consulting firm Reputation Institute and published by Forbes.

 

For further details, please see the Report on Form 8-K now available on Disney’s corporate website (http://www.disney.com/investors).

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I think Iger is doing a fantastic job when it comes to the parks as well. He's putting the parks into a really good direction. I'm hearing complaints from certain Disney sites that all he cares about is turning the parks into a "marketing mall" and synergy by pushing all of the Disney characters...stuff that makes a business successful.

 

Iger really has proven to be a worthy CEO for the company, and I say keep up the good work! I'm excited about Star Wars and Marvel coming to the parks, whether or not we get announcements at D23.

 

And Regarding D23, can't the fans wait until the expo ends until they start complaining about the lack of announcements? It's at least over a month before it even begins!

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^Good to see those live on. I always thought that was a great idea for an entrance (the whole life size postcard thing)---just too bad it was poorly executed.

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D23 Article from SuperHeroHype

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/177955-disney-reveals-d23-expo-plans

 

Disney Consumer Products (DCP) will give Disney’s most loyal fans an up close look at an extensive collection of interactive experiences and merchandise that celebrate Disney, Marvel and Star Wars timeless characters during the bi-annual D23 Expo, the ultimate Disney fan event. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug. 9-11, 2013, Disney fans will have the chance to follow their favorite products from “sketch to shelf” and learn how Disney Consumer Products extends storytelling from character and content extension to product development through featured discussions, art and sculptures and final product displays.

 

While at the D23 Expo fans will also be able to immerse themselves in exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, special signing opportunities and exclusive product offerings at the Disney Consumer Products Pavilion.

 

Disney Consumer Products’ exciting lineup of events and attractions includes:

 

Celebrating Disney, Marvel and Star Wars

 

Disney Junior Fun Spot – Get a sneak peek of brand-new toys before they hit store shelves this fall and enjoy special giveaways while supplies last.

 

Disney Princess Ariel-Themed Sephora Pop-up Shop – Sephora Pro artists and manicurists will give attendees the royal treatment with products from the Disney Ariel Collection by Sephora. The collection will be available for purchase along with an exclusive-to-D23 Expo-only Swarovski crystal-encrusted Ariel compact mirror. Attendees will receive starfish hair clips with every complimentary beauty service each day, while supplies last.

 

The Mystical World of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen – See feature animation art concepts, storyboards, unreleased film clips, and products from the mystical world of Frozen, the daring comedy-adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios releasing in November 2013.

 

Steamboat Willie Redux – Celebrate the history and timelessness of your favorite character from the pioneering 1928 cartoon short, Steamboat Willie. Using the original story and characters as a template, each scene has been graphically re-interpreted by Disney artists and designers in a phenomenally fun mash-up tribute to Mickey Mouse.

 

Spider-Man’s Ultimate Innovation – Come check out products on the cutting edge of product innovation and design featuring one of the most popular Super Heroes in the world, Spider-Man, in Marvel’s first-ever appearance in the DCP showcase at the D23 Expo.

 

Star Wars at D23 Expo! – For the first time at the D23 Expo Star Wars fans can have access to experiences created for them by Lucasfilm and Disney. Darth Vader: The Evolution of a Villain, located in the DCP pavilion, showcases the development of the iconic villain from early concepts to striking realization. Crash Course in the Force: Star Wars Saga 101, presented by Lucasfilm’s resident authority Pablo Hidalgo in Stage 23, will give Star Wars newbies and experts alike a thorough grounding in all matters of the Force and the Star Wars legacy.

 

Fans will have the opportunity to participate in other immersive experiences, including: Find Your Voice with The Little Mermaid, a karaoke experience celebrating the music from the film; Journey through the Art of Tink, a gallery where Disney artists, designers, illustrators, and animators from around the world have re-imagined our magical, sassy and feisty fairy, Tinker Bell; What Makes a Puppet a Muppet?, which will help fans learn what it takes to create a Muppets “plush” and then create your own; Take a Ride with Disney•Pixar’s World of Cars and Disney’s Planes, which explains how the highly collectible diecast vehicles are made; Assembling The Avengers Franchise, an exclusive tour through the history of The Avengers and the chance to see the latest The Avengers products; and I heart Mickey & Minnie, a rarely seen collection of beloved Mickey Mouse toys, apparel, and accessories from past decades, along with a showcase of Minnie Mouse-inspired fashions from around the globe.

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Fans will have the opportunity to participate in other immersive experiences, including: Find Your Voice with The Little Mermaid, a karaoke experience celebrating the music from the film

 

Drunk Piers should be all over this!

 

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