No doubt the company's individual units are managed and adjusted based upon their own individual performance. But if the success of 'Alice in Wonderland' has had such a powerful effect on the bottom line, the movie studio certainly makes the company's prospects in 2010 look pretty good. 'Toy Story 3' drops in a month (gonna be huge). And the 'Tron' sequel hits theaters in December.
The discounts from all the parks have been AWESOME so far. There's no way they'll stop-- theme parks are a business after all-- and very competitive. But i think theme parks will stop offering AWESOME discounts once the economy bounces up and then it's back to $5 off a ticket price again.
And they'll know the economy is back when I have to wait two hours to get into "It's a Small World"
I think it is pretty laughable.
Lots of people report getting both steep discounts on rooms and offers of free dining well into December 2010. Lots of people... not ME, of course, I can't get one of those pin emails to save my life, especially since I'm actually PLANNING on going this fall, but that's beside the point.
I'm not bitter about it... not MUCH!!!