Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Yipes! We've Got Parking Problems!

Speaking of the parking lot yesterday brought something to mind; "Ye reaps what ye sows"...


The Disney Company is making so much damn money at the parking booths these days that guys in PORSCHES are sticking them up! Whoa! Now that's what I call INFLATION!

Time was, trains, banks and liquor stores were the chosen prey of stick up banditos. Disney must really be cleaning up if a single ticket booth is worthy of robbing...ON CAMERA!

Walt was often questioned about his policy of a very slim profit margin for Disneyland's parking rates. For over twenty years, the rate remained under a dollar.
His theory was basically, to not squeeze his guests dry for things that have little to do with the park itself or certain souvenir items that would promote the park once the guest left.

In other words, people have to park their cars in order to PAY admission to the park itself...let's not get greedy and we'll end up getting return business through goodwill.



The Eisner management thought this showcased Walt's naivete and poor business sense. What do you think?

7 Comments:

Blogger Davelandweb said...

Hey - maybe the high parking rates are part of a secret fund that will help get rid of CA and return the original parking lot! Who says wishes don't come true.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Raoul said...

I think Eisner was full of it -- crap, that is. Walt Disney knew his audience better than anyone else.

7:03 AM  
Blogger mjlai said...

Eisner was driven by greed, not love of what Disneyland stood for. Walt said it best when he told his imagineers to hang out at the parks, and have lunch with the guests to get to know them. Walt was a guest himself, and it showed how he'd want to be treated.

2:12 PM  
Blogger mjlai said...

And yes, I'm regurgitating what was said over at the re-imagineering blog. :P Both great blogs btw, thanks for sharing. ;)

2:14 PM  
Blogger perkypickle said...

mjlai..

go ahead regurgitate! it's the most sincere form of flattery and nothing goes to waste!

4:05 PM  
Blogger d_orlando said...

Off-topic:
That photo makes Walt look like he's painfully clutching his side after having indulged in a lip-smacking porterhouse steak, more than a few Scotch-on-the-rocks, and a satisfying after-dinner cigar.

7:11 PM  
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