People are constantly complaining here and amongst themselves about the many things wrong with Disneyland and the Disney company in general. Over branding, too much promotional things in the Parks for other aspects of the company, the company being too large and owning too many subsidiaries that maybe they shouldn't, and a general feeling that 'Walt's company' has been lost.
So on that question, do you guys think the Disney family then should have some sort of obligation put on themselves to run the Parks, and company as a whole, as opposed to letting businessmen and MBAs run it who don't love the company as others do and are only out for profits? (I know it's a public company now and it's not like the family is 'letting' other people run it, but still.)
Roy E. was in charge for a short time, and of course sat on the board before infamously being kicked out. And now with Roy sadly having passed not too long ago, there doesn't seem to be any Disney family members involved that much high in the ranks at the company. Granted Walt only had two daughters, one of whom died young, and there weren't that many grandchildren on his side. Roy of course had his son, and I believe Roy E. has at least one son as well.
But there must be Walt's daughter or her cousins or Walt and Roy's grandchildren or maybe even great grandchildren by now who care about the company. So seeing all these problems, should there be some kind of demand for Disney family members to get involved at a high level again and sort of 'retake' the company? I know lots of public companies like Ford, Johnson&Johnson, and others are all run by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or more generation of the same family members. Family members who feel a unique bond to their company and are uniquely able to embody and stay true to the original intents of their relatives when they founded their company.
So should whatever Disney children/grandchilren that are around step up and take control to try to make things better? What's your opinion?