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+---Topic: Eisner ducks.. err.. answers ten questions started by hrlaser
Posted by: hrlaser on Aug. 12, 2003 11:22 am/pm
< Link to Time Magazine Interview.. >
I like the way he ducked this one.. Donald.. where are you..
"IS IT TIME TO UPDATE THE THEME PARKS?
The parks are relevant now more than ever. The more complicated and difficult the world is, the more families want to have a day, a few days or even four hours when they can escape it. The questions now are, Do people feel safe traveling in airplanes? Can they get fuel for driving their cars and afford vacations?"
Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 13, 2003 3:03 am/pm
(Rich dozes off wearing his Sorcerer's Apprentice hat and imagines the interview continues at this point in the following way...)
"I'LL ASK THE QUESTIONS HERE, MR. EISNER, NOT YOU."
Not if you ever want to come over and work at ABC News, you won't.
"OKAY, OKAY, YOU GOT ME... I'LL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. YES, PEOPLE FEEL SAFE TRAVELING IN AIRPLANES, BUT THE AIRPORT SECURITY SEARCHES SCARE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF 'EM. AND YES, PEOPLE CAN GET PLENTY OF FUEL FOR THEIR CARS -- HERE AT CNN/TIME-WARNER WE THINK THAT'S THE ONLY REASON THE IRAQ WAR WAS FOUGHT. AND YOU ASK ME IF THEY CAN AFFORD VACATIONS... WELL, YOUR DISNEY WORLD ATTENDANCE NUMBERS ARE DOWN, AREN'T THEY? AND DIDN'T YOU RAISE TICKET AND FOOD PRICES AGAIN THIS YEAR?"
Hooboy... We don't give out official attendance information at any of our theme parks run by The Walt Disney Co. -- that is proprietary information. But ya know, with four major parks treating guests to entertainment adventures in fantasy, show business, discovery and exploration, Walt Disney World Resort is the undisputed theme park capital of the world. For millions of vacationers, the lure is those Disney parks -- Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom -- created and constantly updated and expanded since the opening of Walt Disney World Resort in 1971. Add to that nightlife and dining, sports and recreation and a choice of more than a dozen themed resorts, and the 47-square-mile Vacation Kingdom is also a world-class total destination resort.
And food? I'm glad you asked me about that! Throughout the WDW resorts are dining options -- quick and tasty to fancy and fine -- to satisfy every appetite. Dining options at Downtown Disney include Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Bongos Cuban Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe and, of course, House of Blues. That's where I like to "get down!"
"Zzzzzzzz Zzzzzzz Zzz..."
Well, I'll show myself out I guess...
Posted by: Mary on Aug. 20, 2003 10:57 am/pm
Man, you both are too funny!!! Valid points made is a great way!!
Posted by: Mary on Aug. 20, 2003 11:03 am/pm
It should have read, "Valid points IN a good way", not "IS"