It should be noted that Disney never said these were happening. Usually, when they publicly announce that a project is happening, it happens. But stuff like Monstropolis, 60th anniversary, etc, haven't actually been announced. They were pure rumor and speculation. Anything not publicly announced technically doesn't exist. Even if they have built models for them, until announced, it doesn't exist.
The problem is that to often fan communities (not just Micechat, and not just about Disney either) take rumor as a sign that something is happening when we should take rumor as nothing more than rumor. The mantra should be, if it isn't publicly announced, it isn't happening. Even if rumor says they are prepping something, until they announce it they aren't beholden to anyone or anything. And that's the problem. We get a report based on hearsay (no matter how valid, good, true, reliable the source) and it is reported with authority and so people begin to buy in to the fact that it will happen. That it is happening. Then when plans change, or the rumor turns out to have been false from the start, people are upset and blame Disney rather than remembering that none of it was actually really happening in the first place.
This isn't bad leadership. We don't know the full picture. We aren't briefed on the status of projects in full detail (plans, blueprints, cost projections, land use, guest studies, etc). We don't know what the resort master plans call for. We have literally next to no information and far less than a clue. For all we know, decisions to axe rumored projects are a sign of strong and good leadership. We don't know enough to make any truly informed judgment calls on this.
So before we blame CEOs, the death of Walt, financial departments or whoever else, let's remember what the source of this "news" was in the first place. Rumor: "A currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth."