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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Disney, and all entertainment media offer one thing to consumers: escape. They are expected to provide an immersive environment in exchange for monetary considerations (whether we are talking about literature, movies, TV, theme parks, or restaurants); an environment that gives sanctuary to those who wish temporary relief from reality.

    In my opinion, Disney has not provided this for consumers as well as it used. Further, I feel Disney now offers mere distraction in lieu of the true escape it was once capable of providing in years past. I doubt I will return to the Park until I am convinced that they can once again tell the difference between the two

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    I can't believe no one has responded with this already.

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    "Look To The Name 'Walt Disney' For The Finest In Family Entertainment!"

    ...used to be the company masthead.

    Today...Disney is just a brand to too many people...to both consumers and employees. In the mid-1980's the company started out trying to sell the Disney brand as meaning "quality" in whatever endeavor they went into...family or not.

    Unfortunately today...that great name has been tarnished a great deal to where many consider it an arrogant corporate behemoth that tries to force feed its market with what it tells them they need. And selling out the name along the way for whatever produces profits in the short-term...rather than looking at the long-term effects some of that selling-short may have on the name and public perceptions.

    Further, it's this writer's personal first-hand opinion that many of the top decision makers at Disney don't really care that much about the "Walt" in "Walt Disney." And some don't even care that much for the "Disney" itself!!! They consider "Disney" an albatross around their necks preventing them from new endeavors into new markets and big new profits. These people don't want to "push the envelope." They want to send the envelope to the Dead Letter Office!

    IMHO and experience.



    But there are still some good folks at Disney trying desperately to "educate" the who-gives-a-poops and maintain at least some of the hallmarks of the great heritage of the company.



    I've seen it so, so, so, so, so, so many times...that I could almost write a comedic play based upon it: Whenever times are tough for the New Disney or whenever they are taking heat in the Press over some issue...they roll out the corpse of Walt Disney and parade him around to show how much they still honor the founder and his philosophies. But as soon as the focus is off the company...they chuck 'ol Walt back in the freezer and go right back to doing the only thing some of them really care about...separating you from your money, at the lowest cost to them as possible. And the heck with "Disney."



    IMHO.

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Happiness
    STACIE and YODA-Dland partners for life

    And, I , I close my eyes
    And, I kiss that frog
    Each time finding
    The more boys I meet the more I love my dog

    Who'd'ya think you're kiddin'
    He's the Earth and heaven to you

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Disney = Greed
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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Walt Disney - artist

    Disney - family

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    my word..... fanfreakingtastic!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Disney Pre-80's= Magic

    Disney Now= Greed

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Expansion
    To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!


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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Walt Disney: innovator

    Disney (should be): Quality

    Disney (is): profit hungry

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Disney w/ Walt - Magical
    Disney after Walt's death - Bankruptcy
    Disney after 10 years of Eisner - Expansion
    Disney after 20 years of Eisner - Greed and Internal backfighting
    Disney after Eisner - Recovering
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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Americana

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Disney= Hope and family and fun.

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    Re: In One Word, What Does the Name "Disney" Mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by monotonehell View Post
    I'm just amused that you consider yourself an iconoclast Read any good Lutheran manifestos lately?
    Luther and Calvin should read my manifesto against the "Partners" graven image.

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