I read about Star Wars, Monsters and Avatar being announced and then being told they won't open for five years or so and Universal seeming to announce their new projects only two years or so before they open and I wonder if Disney doesn't make their announcements too soon. Maybe they should wait until six months before construction starts?
Was it always like this? I know Walt didn't announce the Matterhorn, the Subs and the Monorail were going up four years before they actually opened. And they tried to keep WDW a secret but the Orlando Sentinel broke the news early. (They tried to keep it secret so the price of land wouldn't go up, but still...)
What I'm saying is that the current strategy gives the impression that Disney takes too long to build their new attractions and that Universal is much faster. One exception to this rule seems to be Hollywood Potter. It was announced years ago and construction still hasn't started. Maybe it was because they had to clear things with LA County before they started? Is it because they have to tear down the Gibson first?
Am I right or do I not know what I'm talking about?