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    Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Jim Hill reported in his column today (July 25th) the following....


    The good news is ... Bob Iger has reportedly signed off on a rescue plan for Disney's California Adventure.


    According to those who are familiar with this theme park revival project, Disney's new CEO has agreed (in principle) to spend hundreds of million of dollars over the next decade in order to turn DCA into a worthy companion for Disneyland. As one Disney insider who was privvy to these plans recently told me:
    "The scope & scale of the DCA revival plan is unprecedented. We're talking about complete redos of certain sections of this theme park. In 10 years time, you won't even be able to recognize the place."

    Guess Bob Iger is standing behind his comments at the last Stockholder's meeting....


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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Good to hear!

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Great news!

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    When will it all start? I hope none of the good rides go down in August for refurbs. I atleast hope that ToT, Monsters Inc, Muppet Vision, Soarin, & Screamin are opened when I go in August. The Disneyland website does not have anything listed yet.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Thank goodness.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Wow! Really needed that!

    It's been a tough day...

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Is this different from the "Placemaking" Al has reported WON'T be happening after all? I thought Jim Hill wasn't the most credible of sources.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    If this is a 10 year project and plan, expect things to be done in phases, and without downtime to all the attractions at once. It's also possible with management changes, that things may be revised and replanned, or for budgets or deadlines to go over. Those things happen. I don't think that this announcement has anything to do with the August refurbs, as mentioned.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    When will it all start? I hope none of the good rides go down in August for refurbs. I atleast hope that ToT, Monsters Inc, Muppet Vision, Soarin, & Screamin are opened when I go in August. The Disneyland website does not have anything listed yet.
    Mr Iger will call you later to confirm exactly which rides you don't want refurbished or closed for good.

    I think all of those rides will be open for you, barring major disasters.


    Wow, hundreds of millions of dollars! Just like what should have been spent in the first place. I don't think moving the hotel will occur, though.
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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    When will it all start? I hope none of the good rides go down in August for refurbs. I atleast hope that ToT, Monsters Inc, Muppet Vision, Soarin, & Screamin are opened when I go in August. The Disneyland website does not have anything listed yet.
    i heard screamin is going down in September for about 6 months.. and that comlplete area is going thru refurb at this time.. (I work in this area) so this is the rumors going around

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Has anyone else noticed that horrible burnt coffee smell at the entrance?

    Last time I was there, I wanted to pass out because of it. This should be one of the things that management should fix first.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    I was confused for a second, which article on Jim Hill was being quoted. For your convenience, it's the article on Re-imagining Walt Disney Imagineering.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    The article mainly speaks about upcoming changes to WDI, and confirms what MiceAge articles have already reported, of many imagineers being laid off and the work being outsourced on a project-by-project basis, with only a skeleton crew of project managers left on board.

    I don't want to derail this thread any further, though, so I'll probably bring this up in another thread.
    Last edited by RenMan; 07-25-2006 at 11:09 AM.

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    JIM HILL! To the community outpost with this thread!

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    Re: Bob Iger approves MAJOR overhaul of DCA, hundreds of millions slated for project

    Thanks for answering my question y'all !!

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