After reading all these threads discussing Matt Ouimet, I'd like to talk about what it is that makes Matt Ouimet so good for Disneyland. From what I can tell, he's a great middle-man. He works for Jay Rasulo, who is essentially the same animal as Paul Pressler. Rasulo ran DL Paris the same way Pressler ran Disneyland (cut costs and built a sad 2nd Gate). Ouimet knows how to find great people...Greg Emmer. Gerg Emmer is a meat-and-potatoes Orange County park ops guy and Rasulo is a New York MBA. Emmer and Rasulo are as different as night and day, but Ouimet understands what Emmer needs to run the park and speaks Rasulo's language (Ouimet is a CPA). Basically Ouimet does what many others (Dick Nunis, Jack Lindquist, Bob Mathison, Bill Sullivan, Ron Dominguez, etc.) couldn't make work. Ouimet is able to demonstrate to MBAs that good old fashioned park management (keep it clean, keep it a real fun place to be) really is a good business policy.