In light of the Company's announcement to invest more money into Disney's California Adventure in the coming years, apparently another Disney Park is running into trouble.
I read an article today of reports that Hong Kong Disneyland has missed attendance goals in its first two years, "Hong Kong Disneyland's First Years 'Unsatisfactory'"
Are Corporate Big Wigs overconfident with the Disney brand? Do they feel if you slap feces with a Disney font and a Mickey head, there will be an audience/a need for it?
Can they take culture clues from the Oriental Land Company's management of the Tokyo Disneyland Resort? Or learn from past mistakes committed at the Disneyland Paris Resort? Or even look at their own backyard with Disney's California Adventure?
A local Hong Kong aquarium/theme park is providing stiff competition for Disney's smallest park. Did the Walt Disney Company lose its competitive edge?
Do they not have a stronghold in the Southern California area? In Orlando theme park central?
How 'bout losing gimmicky promotions like The Year of a Million Dreams and using those funds for some history classes for the corporate office?
Disney Parks - Is it still the place Where Magic Lives?
*By the way, I'm not a Disney Villain. I'm just concerned with how Disney is portrayed around the world, with their products, services, Magic... I loved how everyone speculated the future world reign of the Walt Disney Company back in the late Nineties. Remember? The ABC purchase? The Disney Animated Feature films? Disney's Animal Kingdom? Everything seemed to be going for the Mouse.
Quality + Disney Name = World Domination
I cheered for 'em and told everyone to pledge allegiance to the Magic Kingdom. Wha' happened?