I'm kinda confused by something in the Miceage Update regarding Michael Colglazier's speech to the "salaried ranks" in Anaheim tomorrow, as per Miceage:
Amidst all those headaches, most of it self-imposed by a small group of executives, Michael Colglazier will finally be hosting his formal debut to the salaried ranks in Anaheim. Tomorrow, Michael will host two sessions of his Salaried Business Update, a sort of annual “State of the Resort” speech in the Hyperion Theater that we’d told you about in the last update. He’ll likely have to acknowledge the recent ride closures and explain away (or ignore) the inconsistencies between the two coasts in a flurry of trendy corporate buzzwords while subtly bragging about the “safety culture” at Disney Parks & Resorts.
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It’s been said before, but Michael was promoted from the least visited theme park in WDW with the most notorious state of affairs when it comes to questionable maintenance and declining showmanship standards. He’ll really need to prove to the Hyperion audience that he’s up to the task of maintaining Anaheim’s superior showmanship and won’t try to lead Anaheim down its previously-travelled path of reduced maintenance and lowered standards.
This doesn't sound like a press event, but the boss addressing the employees. If so, then why would Colglazier have to "prove" to his subordinates that he won't "lead Anaheim down its previously-travelled path of reduced maintenance and lowered standards." I also don't get why he'd have to acknowledge ride closures when he's just talking to employees!? Is the media going to be there?
Of course, high standards are what fans want, but for Burbank, I would think it comes down to profits and no embarrassing safety accidents, and at any rate, it will be Colglazier's superiors who judge his success, not the "salaried ranks", yes? As the same Miceage article mentions, Colglazier presided over poor show standards at Animal Kingdom and it didn't hurt his career, and Animal Kingdom is not the least visited park at WDW, but has pulled in slightly more guests than Disney Hollywood Studios the past two years! (List of amusement park rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)