Still, they are great rides, so it strikes me as strange. When a company with a good product goes broke, it's usually a sign of mismanagement, although that may or may not be the case. It could just be some kind of restructure.
U.S. AMERICA seems to be very suit-happy and HUSS rides are very costly to maintain.It's a wonder CHANCE hasn't had the same problems (tho, they have had some in the past--but, Chance attractions are less costly to maintain).
I think the same laws governing "frivolous" law suits deemed across this nation should also pertain to carnival/amusement attractions. Unless there is proven gross negligence by the ride's manufacturers and/or assembly/operators, riders take their risks.
Do we see law suits aimed at General Motors/Ford/BMW because there was no warning when crossing an intersection when a light changed to RED before a collision?? -- Um ... nevermind.
Insurance companies have got this nation by the nads.
With the other parks there in Orlando, they don't want people spending a couple days at Disney and a few days at the other places. So, they make the 1,2,3,4 day tickets so expensive that then can sell the 7 day ticket for so much less that it becomes economically foolish to split your stay between Disney and other parks.
Look at the prices... non-hopper with expire.1 day = $672 day = $1323 day = $192...7 day = $210.
It would be financially stupid to buy a 3 day WDW ticket, then a 2 day univeral, then a 1 day Sea World, then a 1 day Bush.
Making the 1, 2, 3 day tickets so expensive prices other parks out of the equation.
Are they about to see a huge drop in attendance? My guess is quite the opposite. They'll continue to see attendnace increases while other parks suffer from this briliant marketing move on Disney's part.
*goes off in a corner and cries*