Preface: When I refer to Disney in the following I am referring to the Disney company but specifically to their theme park operations.
I am submitting this topic because so often here I read complaints or negative views towards some aspects of what Disney does (or doesn't do) and when people express those views they often refer back to when Walt was in charge and how he would have done things differently. While I can certainly agree with such statements, Walt was a visionary of which I don't think we shall ever see the likes of again, I don't believe such sentiments have much bearing on the world we live in today.
Like it or not, Disney is a corporation. They rely on revenue to stay in business. Their success is predicated on increasing revenue and/or keeping expenditures low. They operate on an annual budget. People always mention the "bean counters" and "pencil pushers" that run Disney, or at least seem to have the loudest voice within the company. What exactly do you expect? If anyone ran a business with no eye towards making a profit you couldn't expect to be in business very long.
Walt Disney existed in a very different time. If you read any of his life story or early Disney history it is very lucky that we have Disney as it exists today. Many, many times Disney was on the verge of bankruptcy due to Walt himself. If not for his brother Roy keeping an eye on the finances there might not have been a Disney as we know it.
It is my belief that Disney does an admirable job in keeping the kind of quality that one might have reason to expect in the current times. In addition, I believe that even with the overall size of their enterprise they do a lot to keep things as fresh and new as possible and that they are still innovators within their field when it comes to theme parks and vacation experiences.
Everyone has a right to complain or voice their opinion on certain matters. I'm just offering up this topic as a means of conversation. Everyone is going to have a slightly different view.