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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    I would....

    1. PAINT THE PARK. Too many areas have fallen into disrepair.
    2. Bring back Snow White - An Enchanting Musical.
    3. BULLDOZE Paradise Pier.
    4. Put Mickey's Philharmagic from MK inside the old Millionaire building in DCA.
    5. Renovate Mickey's Toontown - take out Donald's Boat and Chip + Dale Treehouse. Put a new ride in.
    6. Oh, and build DVC villas at the Grand Californian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess4590
    I would... 1. PAINT THE PARK. Too many areas have fallen into disrepair.
    Can you provide specifics? I think the park has never looked better than it has now, during the 50th anniversary celebration.

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess4590
    2. Bring back Snow White - An Enchanting Musical.
    For how long? Forever? What do you say to the people that don't enjoy or like this play/show?

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    3. BULLDOZE Paradise Pier.
    And put what in its place, or are you intending to just leave concrete and dirt? You are aware that Paradise Pier includes California Screamin', right?

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess4590
    4. Put Mickey's Philharmagic from MK inside the old Millionaire building in DCA.
    How does that fit the California theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess4590
    5. Renovate Mickey's Toontown - take out Donald's Boat and Chip + Dale Treehouse. Put a new ride in.
    What would fit in that small space?

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyPrincess4590
    6. Oh, and build DVC villas at the Grand Californian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Okay, ... yeah.

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    This is offtopic:

    Does anyone have a picture of our new President? I haven't seen one anywhere, even through web searches.





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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Stuff I forgot to mention in original post:

    The water based attraction for Discovery Bay would be ""Showcase of Nautical Marvels": http://jimhillmedia.com/blogs/jim_hi...01/09/733.aspx

    DGCH's grassy area and parking lot might do well for DCA expansion. Once a new multi-purpose area is built for special events and new parking structures.

    New rumored Monorail station in PP. Probably above the Disney Tunnel of Love or in the CA Screamin's east circle/loop track.

    sweeper's Cliffhouse restaurant might do well for my proposed San Fransico 2nd floor restuarant west of old Golden Dreams.

    Not sure I mentioned this: Various juggling, fire-breathing, balancing, strong man, etc. acts that perform in that sort of outdoor stage area between Golden Dreams & Paradise Bay. Should probably do something for the performer's stage area to avoid burning themselves on the hot cement floor.

    A new entertainment offering I'd like to do on the outdoor stage in HPB where Drawn to the Magic plays, is an interactive show. A Director/producer character is trying to shoot a scene. But his crew didn't show up, so he enlists the help of audience members (both young and old) to be boom operator, camera operator, clapper, actor, actress, stunt double (nothing extreme), Q-card guy, etc. Audience can shout out what scene they should do. Maybe at the end, they can have view the dailies and that's the end. REASON/PURPOSE- audience awareness of the basics of how a movie comes from an idea to the big screen.

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    If it were absolutely certain that the 3rd gate is dead, then I would put major focus on expansion of the Strawberry field property into a hotel and entertainment area. Themed hotels, miniature golf, POSSIBLY a water park for the resort.

    Why does DCA have main lands, then sub-lands, then mini-lands?? Golden State should just be Grizzly Recreation Area. Condor Flats should be a land to itself (unless it becomes GRA). Pacific Wharf should be a land to itself. San Fransico Bay Area should be a land on to itself. I think they did this to make it seem like Golden State is a HUGE land, which I dislike and nobody really follows. The west end of PP could be San Fransico Bay Area or PP or a new land for itself that concentrates on marine life (Right now I'm thinking of Discovery Bay). I'm afraid to base it too much like an aquirum feel. In the end, DCA would have 8-9 (soon to be) fully fleshed out lands.
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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Well, if I was President (and still had some reasonalbe autonomous
    decision-making authority), then I would:

    * work on improving the labor situation. (This looks like the #1 problem at
    present). Definitely pay more and make working at DLR more attractive.
    * keep hands off from the Dreams promotion. (let underlings handle)
    * keep tabs on "DCA+" efforts w/ WDI, but let John Lassetter and WDI drive
    the concept stage. (DCA needs a concerted effort, not a hodge-podge solution).
    * Put DVC *somewhere* near DL.
    * Raise PAP/AP prices, etc that's been mentioned above.
    * Yeah, hate to say this, but I'll raise prices of admission.
    * Keep maintenance at current (50th) levels. Only cut if you're positive that
    you can keep the quality up. i.e. replace a lot of lights w/ LEDs/halogen.

    Finally, I'll keep walking the park and talking to people and telling TDA
    staffers to do the same. I would even volunteer to do ride-ops!

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinjones
    Fix the rest of Tomorrowland - - not in some potential future - - NOW!!!!
    Oh yes, don't prolong it any longer!
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    Red Face Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Disneyland:

    1. Return all entertainment to it's original state.
    2. Bring back the Swiss Family Treehouse.
    3. Bring back the Caurosel of Progress.
    4. Return the Hatbox Ghost.
    5. Update Pooh.
    6. Redo the Big Thunder Trail.
    7. Add a mini Mine Train.
    8. Return the backstage relationships to a family feel.
    9. Make the Starcade area a new ride.
    10. Pluss everything.
    11. Keep it classic.
    DCA

    1. Add more attractions to Paradise Pier
    2. Add CBJ to the Golden State
    3. Add a ride in the bay area.
    4. Redo the Pacific Wharf
    I know there are some things I forgot but that's all I can think of for now.
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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    The first thing I would do is make Walt Disney's old apartment above the fire station, my new apartment so I would always be at Disneyland. Then I would expand the park and make it huge and add more rides, restuarants, shops, and stuff like that. Plus I would give the Cast members a better working expeirence. Hey, who can beat that?? J/k

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    NON-PARK SPECIFIC
    1. Redo CM contracts. Higher pay, better hours, better benefits. If the cast is happy, the show will be the best it can possibly be. Your show is only as good as those who have to act in it and if they are unhappy, your show is going to suck. This has to be priority #1.

    2. Weekly park visits by myself. Spend enough time to visit each of the
    lands and talk with CM's, park guests. Go on a few rides. Get a good
    feel for the pulse of the park and the attitude of guests and CM's.

    3. Set up and enforce regular maintenence schedules for both parks.
    a. Annual repainting of all buildings (not all at the same time, rotate
    through them.
    b. When lightbulbs are installed, records kept so that at 80% of lifetime
    they can be replaced. Nightly walkthroughs of park with all lights on
    to find and replace blown bulbs.
    c. Fully repairing damage rather than slapping a quick coat of paint over
    things.

    4. Have a talk with Bob Iger about getting some real decision making power.
    As President, I should have the ability to take stock of my park, talk
    with my departments and make decisions about the direction things
    need to go. Granted, there needs to be approval a group that overseas
    all the parks, but that group should NOT have the power to decide what
    I do and don't do. They grant approval and keep the story/theme and
    quality up to Disney standards. Jay's job, though not necessarily Jay
    himself can stay, but the power and reach of that position need severe
    trimming.

    DISNEYLAND
    1. Remove marketing kitsch from all over the parks. Disneyland is not a
    giant billboard for other Disney ventures. (Pirates I see as an exception
    as it is a ride in the park). This definitey includes the new Pricess
    Boutique planned for the Fantasyland Theater. There needs to be a
    show in that area. Create a new show or something. Nothing should
    have to be payed for once you are in the park (speaking of attractions,
    shows only, not food).

    2. Smaller stores throughout the park should not carry the same things as
    the Emporium does. The main product lines should be land-specific or
    ride-specific merchandise with a few general Disney items. Not only will
    this keep the story of the lands more cohesive, it will foster the
    creation of new souveneir lines.

    3. Tomorrowland needs a well defined theme. It should be along the lines of
    a tomorrow that never happened. This allows for continuation of the
    original theme and story of the land. It will tie it together much better if
    entering Tomorrowland is like walking into a retro-future kind of land.
    This story needs to be adhered to and followed just as in any other land
    and nothing should be built or added to Tomorrow land that does not fit
    that story. (as much as I like the Tomorrowland stage area and Elvis
    etc, it really pulls you out of the story of Tomorrowland).

    4. Tomorrowland needs movement within the land itself. The Astro Orbiter is
    at the entrance to the land, but once you are inside there is nothing
    moving around. The Observatron was designed to fill this kinetic role,
    but has not been working a lot.
    a. Something needs to go onto the PeopleMover track. Not necessarily
    the People Movers again, but something that transports people, has
    a high capacity, and fills the void with color and motion, sound even.
    b. Astro Orbiter needs to be replaced on top of the PeopleMover loading
    area. It simply bottlenecks the entrance to Tomorrowland. Something
    else can be placed out front of the land to attract attention and
    provide for additional motion. It should be a sculpture or something.
    Revive the world clock maybe, but those rocks and stuff have to go
    to open up the pathways into the land.
    c. Innoventions has become an arcade for DDR, VMK and other video
    games. There is very little that is innovative in there. It no longer is
    what it claims to be. You have the little intro video about all these
    cool new technologies and they occupy a tiny fraction of the space,
    relegated to the outer ring when you enter. The vast interior is video
    games. Either restore the attractions purpose or remove it and make
    way for something new.

    CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
    1. Story, Story, Story. The story needs to be strong, easily understood and
    stuck to. The idea of the park is great, celebrate California. The
    execution has been very poor. This needs to be changed. Anything new
    going in should be story specific to the area it is going into.

    2. Monsters Inc. is a huge problem. The ride budget was nowhere near
    what it should have been for that attraction. It needs to be closed and
    re-worked to be the ride it should be or removed, despite any expense
    involved.

    3. A nightly show during the same time as the Disneyland Fireworks. As it
    stands, once the Electrical Parade is over, everyone leaves CA and
    moves into DL. All that traffic coming into an already packed Main St.
    creates lots of problems for everyone. Some kind of fireworks or
    Fantasmic style show over the Paradise Pier lagoon would be best as it
    would pull crowds away from the entrance area.

    4. The Pacific Warf area either needs more restaurants or a ride/attraction
    of some sort. As it is, that part of the park is a graveyard most days.
    No one goes there. It is silent and feels like a ghost town, albeit one
    with very yummy bread bowls.

    5. Hollywood Pictures Back Lot needs street entertainment. More
    characters walking around. The Muppets should be more prevalent in
    that area. The Tower of Terror story needs to extend outward from the
    building a little further. As it is there isn't much of a cross-disolve from
    HPBL into that area... just a very abrubt, oh, you're here now.

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    I thought I would finally answer my own question...

    I see two priorities for the new President.

    1) HE HAS TO GET THE EMPLOYEE SHORTAGE FIXED! That has to be the first priority or their will be no one left to run the park! Personally, I feel that a pay increase is necessary, but I don't know if the DL President makes that decision or if the Central Committee does that in Orlando. But something has to be done and done quickly!

    2) The second major problem I see is that there is no long term plan. It looks like management sees six months in advance and that is it. I really believe that in a creative enterprise as a theme park, you have to look much longer into the future. If one is constantly just thinking about what can be done to boost attendance for this next season, no true improvements on the park can be made.

    3) DCA is at a critical point. It really needs a push to get it to move out of the "nobody is in the park" rut. It will not be solved by ONE more attraction. I think that as DL President I would push for a real comprehensive solution. Otherwise, there will be no third park. Disney execs will just use DCA has an excuse to never expand. That would be bad for Disneyland and for So California.
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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

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    First thing I would do is give all mice chat members a lifetime passport!!!
    I like your idea here. Though, my eyes are a little bigger and crazier. I would like to build us little homes near or around Disneyland if we could, so we the "Mice Chat members" can stay there,work there,& live there.

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wotan
    My first decision, and main priority, would be to insist that I be given the ability and power to make decisions and set priorities. Because as long as Jay Rasulo and his happy band of idiots are usurping initiative, creativity, and the bottom line, nothing good is going to happen.

    If you don't have the power to effect real change, there's no point in trying to do anything.
    AMEN to that brotha!

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayley B
    I like your idea here. Though, my eyes are a little bigger and crazier. I would like to build us little homes near or around Disneyland if we could, so we the "Mice Chat members" can stay there,work there,& live there.
    You get my vote for next president

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    If I were president I'de just chill out and shake hands with guests.
    "Let's get weird" -Abraham Lincoln

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    Re: If YOU were the new President of Disneyland...

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16
    You get my vote for next president
    So, happy that you agree with my big eyed self. Thank you.

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