The Los Angeles Times is reporting about the Walt Disney Company's plans to purchase two new ocean liners, to join the cruise ships Wonder and Magic in the Disney Cruise line. They reportedly cost more than 800 million dollars each.
The Times writes: "The move follows a pledge by Iger to boost capital spending at U.S. theme parks by as much as 38% this year."
Hmmmm, does this mean there are other surprises in store beyond Pirates Lair at TSI and Finding Nemo SV and the two TS Midway Mania attractions? How soon is that CARS-Test Track attraction going into development at DCA?
Is this the new DISNEY DECADE? Sounds like Mr. Iger is radically altering the company, growing more in the tourism business with the parks, hotels and theme parks, while at the same time cutting back production of non Disney branded filmed entertainment. The studio seems to be phasing out TOUCHSTONE and relying on a smaller slate of their core WALT DISNEY PICTURES and DISNEY-PIXAR films.