And I will be very curious to see the first trailers for Star Wars: Episode 7. I'm looking forward to it a lot, especially considering George Lucas won't be as meddling. It's long been time for him to step aside.
Too bad Brad Bird isn't directing this episode. He did a fantastic job with The Incredibles, and I quite enjoyed Mission: Impossible 4.
Time to put a huge chunk of that profit back into the parks....
Yeah, the gang at Disney sure must be worried about how to "respond" to all of that competition coming from the Harry Potter attraction down the road.
On a personal note, I own and love DVC, but by all accounts it should not be included in theme park revenue for anyone who is looking at serious long term trend.
On the other hand, I could play devil's advocate and say they'll be more willing to spend money if they're making profits, but this leadership team hasn't been investing in the parks with that approach.
I Respond: And when they buy the time at the Grand Floridian and they stay at the Grand Floridian ... don't they go to ... um ... The Walt Disney World theme parks?
And Disney's response to this goes something like this: "hahahahahhahahaha! Unless by parks you mean DVC resorts. If so, then yes, we are reinvesting a good bit."
It will probably be some time before enough people refuse to go to Disney b/c of cost and/or lack of attractions. Until that happens, Disney will still lag in new attractions and keep building DVC like crazy. Maybe when this awful FP+ system kicks in fully (doing away with KTTK keys soon) it will set off enough people and hasten this. But I doubt it.