- by John Frost
The Children’s Place is one step closer to buying the once proud and vibrant chain of Disney Stores. The Disney Stores used to be known for providing a little bit of the Disney Magic via a cadre of highly trained employees (er Cast Members), a cache of unique Disney merchandise, and access to collectibe art and merchandise without having to visit one of the theme parks. Paul Pressler, who failed so miserably as President of Disneyland, led the charge of the Disney stores from 75 outlets to over 600. When he left to take the Disneyland position The Disney Stores seemed destined to be a strong part of The Walt Disney Company for the long term future.
The well intentioned folks at SaveDisney.com have posted an open letter to Disney Cast Members. It hasn’t been a “Spoonful of Sugar” for our Cast Members at the Walt Disney Company. Animators and Imagineers have been laid off. Cast Members at the Disney Stores have… Read More »Open Letter to Disney Cast Members…
CBS Marketwatch (pesky free registration required) posts a column on Disney’s film division and how the financial flops of this year could be putting pressure on Eisner. “It goes to the greater issue of whether Disney has lost its creative edge,” said Todd Mitchell, an… Read More »Creative Edge Dulls Mouse
And there was much rejoicing. Jay takes a hard look at the ’03 numbers now that FastPass has been established for several years. Jay is surprised to learn that not only did the quantum leaps in customer spending and satisfaction failed to materialize for the… Read More »Bye Bye Fastpass!!!
I worked in Downtown LA for three years in one of the skyscrapers. My floor had an amazing view of the Disney Hall under construction. I watched it grow from the basic parking lot up to a complete skeleton with the first layers of that… Read More »Disney Hall Hits Sour Note