Well, I took the best stab I could at answering all of the questions posed to me from many of you. Some information I could not share due to sensitivity issues on the part of the company. Also, please remember that it is physically impossible for anyone to know everything about Disneyland Resort. This is a large Resort made up of nearly 22,000 Cast Members that represent every facet of work and to know exactly what is going on in every corner of the property just isnít feasible or realistic. With that said, here I goÖ
Disney has long had a desire to own that last remaining large parcel of land close to the Resort, so when the chance came up in the 90ís Disney jumped at the opportunity. The long-term intent for the property is to build a 3rd theme park, however there are no plans to build any new theme parks in the U.S. anytime soon. So the land will sit empty for now. The plans could always change with new resort hotels going in instead of a theme park. Then again it could be a combination resort hotel(s) and a new theme park. At this time no development work is being done for that particular piece of property.WorldEpcot:
(Yay! Nemo, look what you started! )
Marcie, why did Disney buy the strawberry fields (I think that they had bought them) if there arn't any plans for a third park in the near future?
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03-09-2005 08:23 PM #1
2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!
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03-09-2005 08:27 PM #2
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!Woody:
What's up with the new Foods reorganization? I sounds rather depressing that the CM lead positions are eliminated and the scheduling has lost its flexibility.
Will food service suffer? Also, will morale get worse so many people will quit? If the plan is to make the more senior employees quit, then maybe Disney earned its spot as one of the most worker unfriendly places. (The salaried folks probably aren't doing much better.)
The plan isnít to make anyone quit, but to supposedly help make the scheduling more efficient both on staffing needs, as well as the overall operational budget. Iím not convinced it will work, but only time will tell. It shouldnít affect the service. The various Operations units have tried process changes over the past few decades all in an effort to make things more efficient and to help save money. Some have been successful after much tweaking, but many have failed.
The bottom line, Foods is suffering under the poor leadership of Mary Nivan. Until Greg Emmer and Matt Ouimet wake up to the reality of just how bad she is for the Resort and the Foods Division overall, those poor Cast Members will have constant challenges and the guests will have average food service and experiences.
All of the work that Mike Berry did to help elevate the Food quality and experience has for the most part been all undone by this woman in only 4 years time. Some food locations have been able to escape Maryís unfortunate hand of fate, but overall it just hasnít been good for most locations.
Last edited by Marcie; 03-22-2005 at 01:31 PM.
03-09-2005 08:28 PM #3
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!Nemo88:
Hey Marcie!! thanks again for answering our questions!
are there any updates on the Monsters Inc construction? a few weeks ago Michael mentioned that they were having problems with the outside due to a emergency monorail exit,did they get everything worked out?
Thanks in advance!
Specially speaking of the Monorail exit I have not heard of any problems with that particular area of the attraction design for Monsters.
03-09-2005 08:29 PM #4
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!PumpkinKingJack:
Marcie can we expect any new additions to the haunted mansion other than the ones already made? Oh and that whole golden vehicle that is planned for the 50th, is Hm gonna be part of that? i hope not.
And no the Golden Vehicle concept will not affect the Haunted Mansion. The program will only touch those attractions that are apart of the original roster of rides that opened on July 17, 1955.
03-09-2005 08:30 PM #5
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!DBFan117:
I know the Buzz lightyear astro blasters will be more like the ones in Tokyo and not WDW but I was wondering, will the guns be attached to the vehicle like at WDW or will you be able to lift them up freely like in Tokyo?
03-09-2005 08:34 PM #6
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!wendydarling:
Marcie, where is Melvin from the Bear Country Jamboree in Pooh? I've looked and looked and can't find it!
Once you get to Pooh sticking out of the wall with the honey all around him youíve gone too far and wonít be able to see them.
Last edited by Jennifer; 03-09-2005 at 08:35 PM.
03-09-2005 08:36 PM #7
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!MattO:
When will the Enchanted Tiki House open?
03-09-2005 08:41 PM #8
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!DCADude:
hi marcie I was wondering what is next for DCA? is monsters inc. coming? is incredibles coming? and also do you know anything on how the block party floats look? thank you very much for your time!-josh
The Block Party floats look rather big and very fun. This isnít a tiny parade/street show by any stretch of the word. None of the floats have been delivered to the Resort yet, so I havenít seen the actual floats in person. Iím looking forward to seeing them when they do begin to arrive.
Last edited by Jennifer; 03-09-2005 at 08:43 PM.
03-09-2005 08:43 PM #9
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!grvtydefy:
Thanks so much for doing this Marcie! I was wondering, do you have any idea when the new Tomorrowland paint scheme will be complete? Or, at least enough of the scaffolding down so that we can really get a feel for the new look of the land? Thanks!
03-09-2005 08:45 PM #10
Re: 2/26 Ask Marcie Thread Answers!jrriddle:
Yes. Thank you Marcie!
I'll second this one. And besides new paint any news on pumping some life back into this area (besides the Nemo/Subs, Cars/Autopia rumours)?
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