Originally Posted by Dustysage
Mark my words. Al's replacement will make you long for the days when he was in charge.
There are still way too many Rasulo Flying Monkeys left in P&R, poised for promotion. Iger and Staggs could have begun implementing changes a while back. Staggs could have started eliminating those remnants of Rasulo's regime when he took over, but has yet to do so. And he's had plenty of time.
I don't see Al's retirement as a new beginning. I see just the opposite, actually. Al is just getting out while the getting is good. Why retire when you're too old to fully enjoy it?
Until Burbank is fully willing and able to pump major bucks into P&R, nothing is going to change. Al's replacement will simply be another empty suit who takes accountaneering marching orders with finesse.
"Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss."
---------- Post added 06-22-2011 at 02:03 PM ----------
From a regular poster on the Hysterical Location web site:
Since his retirement is effective immediately (though he will work with Staggs till Nov) my guess is that this is not a voluntary retirement. The man is 57 years old. Staggs has said he is not naming a replacement and is looking to change the management structure for the parks division.
Hold on to your hats. This could be very interesting.
Hmm... not naming a replacement for Weiss? Changing the management structure for the parks?
This could get interesting indeed.